C4E Undergraduate Research Conference 2022

The Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto invites applications for the second Undergraduate Research Conference entitled Ethics, Healing & Reconciliation, on July 2nd, 2022. The conference will bring together UofT students and recent graduates from across disciplines to present and discuss research in the spirit of the C4E’s mission to explore the ethical dimensions of individual, social, and political life. Additionally, we shall publish the selected papers in the Centre’s multimedia online journal, C4eJournal. Please note that all departmental affiliations and disciplines are welcome and submissions are due by May 15th.

About the theme: The global pandemic is an ongoing battle that affects all spheres of life—including: politics, education, economics, healthcare, and our interpersonal relationships. Such dramatic changes warrant thoughtful reflection on how society shall “heal” in both a literal and figurative sense. What constitutes an ethical approach to resuming activities given the health and access-based inequities wrought by the pandemic? What is the place of reconciliation in quotidian life at a personal level and a larger policy level? In light of these questions, we are looking for diverse submissions that either focus on the pandemic directly AND/OR concern the themes of reconciliation, community building, and overcoming adversity. Please note that the topic of your proposal need not address the pandemic directly to be considered.

Submission: we encourage you to send us a 200-400 word abstract to ethics@utoronto.ca. Your submission may be an extension of recent coursework, an independent study, or an original piece. All UofT undergraduates who just completed, or are entering, their fourth year are eligible to apply. Please submit your application materials in PDF format as one file — using the naming convention “LastnameFirstname_UGConf_2022” and the subject line “Undergraduate Conference.” Again, please be sure to submit by May 15th.