Calling all students! We are seeking your research!

student, © UWinnipeg/Cory Aronec

student, © UWinnipeg/Cory Aronec

The University of Winnipeg launched an exciting multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, academic student journal last year entitled Crossings, and is now seeking article submissions for the journal’s second issue. All UWinnipeg undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit their research work* in the humanities and social sciences, creative arts, or interdisciplinary studies based on this year’s theme, From 1867 to 2017: Restorying Canada – the 150th Anniversary. Students are asked to reflect on the topic of the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.

The 150th anniversary of Confederation is an ideal moment to re-examine stories, ideas and notions of identity/diversity, political decisions and transformations that shaped modern Canada. Restorying Canada inspires bold challenges to conventions of how we remember, invites critique, and alternative narratives.

What constitutes creativity, critical thinking, experimentation, and community when it comes to “storying” Canada? What kinds of cultural, historical, religious, and aesthetic discourses can criticism and creative writing perform to represent transformations in Canadian society since 1867? How does the landmark Truth and Reconciliation Commission cross colonial national myths and the founding narratives of Confederation? In what ways does Canada remain tied to a colonial story that marginalizes Indigenous peoples and exploits the resources of this land? How have immigration and refugee settlement challenged conceptions of Canadian identity? What sources exist within Canadian multiculturalism, languages and pluralism, which might lead us better to understand the country’s sesquicentennial?

Submission should be 10-14 pages long (Times New Roman, font size 12, double-spaced). Editors of the journal will work closely with authors, guiding and helping them throughout the revision process. This issue of Crossings will be published in January 2018. 

Crossings is also committed to publishing reviews of recently published books related to the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. Interested students can contact the Chief Editor, Dr. Jane Barter at The book reviews should be 2 pages long (around 600 words, Times New Roman, Font 12, double-spaced). All Submissions are due Monday, April 24, 2017.

Mirroring the concept of the journal, the Crossings Committee is made up of faculty members and students who are rooted in a cross-section of disciplines. Crossings is hosted by The University of Winnipeg Library at

*in any language of instruction at the University.


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