BCPSA 2013 Conference

2013 Annual Conference of the British Columbia Political Studies Association

Hosted at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver

Thursday May 2 and Friday May 3, 2013

Click here for the Programme (html) or  BCPSA Programme (pdf) (updated April 29)

Click here for Registration

Pay registration online using paypal account or credit card here:


Programme Chair: Fred Cutler (fred.cutler@ubc.ca)

Programme Committee Members: Barbara Arneil, Gerald Baier

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kathryn Harrison, Professor of Political Science, UBC-Vancouver
“Why British Columbia’s Climate Politics are Important for Political Scientists”

The Programme Committee invites submissions for participation in the 2013 BCPSA Annual Conference. Using the online system, you may submit proposals for single papers, multiple paper panels (including discussants), and roundtables. Paper proposals should be abstract-length. We welcome proposals from all areas of political science and seek a final programme reflective of the broadest range of methodological and theoretical approaches, as well as substantive areas of inquiry in the discipline.

We encourage proposals from students.  M.A. and undergraduate student submissions must include the name and email address of the student’s supervisor. If provisionally accepted, the programme committee will contact the supervisor to ensure that the paper is sufficiently well developed and that the student is prepared for presentation and panel discussion.

All proposals are due by February 28, 2013 and proposers will be notified of acceptance by March 20, 2013.

To submit a proposal please use https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bcpsa2013. To use this system you are required to establish a user account in order to submit a proposal.

Details on registration costs are below. Details on conference hotels, meals, and plenary speakers will appear soon on this page. The association is unable to provide support for travel; participants must make their own travel arrangements.

For any further information, please contact Fred Cutler at UBC by email: fred.cutler@ubc.ca


Registration fees*:
Early Registration Fee
(before April 9, 2012)
Regular Registration Fee
(after April 9, 2012)
Full-time Faculty
100.00 (early)
120.00 (regular)
Part-time Faculty
70.00 (early)
90.00 (regular)
Graduate Students
50.00 (early)
60.00 (regular)
Undergraduate Students
20.00 (early)
30.00 (regular)
Retired Faculty
Other salaried participants
100.00 (early)
120.00 (regular)
Other unwaged participants
50.00 (early)
60.00 (regular)
*Registration fees include all conference sessions, lunch on May 2, the banquet dinner catered by Nuba Restaurant, refreshment breaks and the conference abstract booklet.
Hotel Accommodations
We have set aside a block of rooms at the Carey Centre on UBC campus for conference attendees. Block rooms are available for May 1st and May 2nd at $76 for a queen room and $74 for a single room. Block rooms are held under the name UBC-Political Science BCPSA. Block rooms will be held until two weeks prior to the conference. Rooms can be booked at http://www.carey-edu.ca/short-stay/.