About the Graduate Student Travel Subsidy
In the wake of SSHRC's cancellation of the long-standing Award (AAGSA) that allowed the Association to subsidize travel, we would appreciate any donation you can provide to help our colleagues attend our annual conference to present their research. I cannot stress the importance of this subsidy strongly enough. CATR now has the largest membership it has ever experienced--we are growing, we are young, and we spread across the country. Airfare is high--and yet we all know that all of our online camaraderie, as positive as it is, can only go so far. People should meet, to get to know each other better. Donations to subsidize conference travel for graduate students and emerging scholars will be pooled and collectively distributed through in-person applications. Invest now!
About the Indigenous Host Community Initiative
As a way of making manifest our spirit and intent to initiate long-term, sustainable and reciprocal relationships with the Indigenous communities upon whose lands we are privileged to gather to share our work, we are introducing a collective, annual offering from the Association.
Due to the exceptional circumstances this year, details have not yet been worked out about how we will honor the spirit of this initiative during our 2021 Online Relay Conference but the organizing committee remains committed to this effort.