Wednesday, July 9, 2014

9th National Conference of Mexican Graduate Students and Researchers in Canada


9th National Conference of Mexican Graduate
Students and Researchers in Canada

 “20 Years after NAFTA, 70 Years of Bilateral Cooperation”

October 24th - 26th, 2014
Consulate General of Mexico in Montreal
2055 rue Peel, Montreal, Québec,
Canada, H3A1V4

CEIMEXCAN cordially invites you to its 9th National Conference

The Confederation of Mexican Graduate Students and Researchers in Canada (CEIMEXCAN) is a non-profit organization that has representatives all across Canada. The impressive network of novel and advanced research conducted by its members and collaborators in diverse areas of knowledge has built what nowadays is considered as the most important Latin American academic (science and technology) think tank in Canada.

The main objectives of this Conference are to:

·         Give recognition to the work accomplished by graduate students of Mexican origin in any discipline, as well as to the investigation conducted (in progress or finished) by researchers from diverse nationalities who are interested in subjects related to Mexico.

·         Provide the participants with an environment to network and foster Mexico-Canada relations within different academic fields.

ü  The overall topic for this year is research developed during 1994-2014 in the following fields:

a)    Economy: Mexico-Canada
b)    Politics and society: Mexico-Canada
c)    Language
d)    Art and cultural expressions in Mexico and Canada
e)    Environment and sustainable development
f)     Advances and exchange in science and technology
g)    Others

Participation formats
§  Poster exhibition
³  You are welcomed to bring a new poster or one from a recent conference.
§  Virtual presentation
³  This can be via Skype or it may be previously recorded and sent to the organizers of the IX Conference.
§  Round tables
³  Round tables will be composed of a maximum of four participants, each of which will give a 10 minutes presentation. Following the presentations, there will be 20 minutes for questions and discussion between the round table participants and the audience.
§  Platform presentation
³  Presentations will last 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions.
·         The languages of the conference are Spanish, English and French.
·         Abstracts should be redacted in English and with information able to be shared with the public, since this information will be posted on line.
·         Due to the increasing participation in recent conferences we encourage early confirmations

Eligibility for presentations and posters

1.    Graduate students or researchers in Canada who were born in Mexico or whose parents are of Mexican origin. All fields of research are welcomed.

2.    Graduate students or researchers of other nationalities who are currently working in a Canadian institution on a topic related to Mexico.

3.    The organizers encourage the participation of all those interested. All proposals are welcomed and will be included in the program. If special observations or recommendations are needed to improve the quality of the work, they will be sent to the applicants as soon as possible after their submission.


Mexican Consulate-General in Montreal QC. Room “Espacio Mexico”.  2055 rue Peel, Montreal, Quebec, Canadá, H3A 1V4

·         Friday 6:00pm-9:00pm,
·         Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm  
·         Sunday 10:00am-1:00pm.


Attendance to the conference is open to the general public and there is no registration fee. Participants are expected to cover their own transportation, accommodation and meals costs.

Please note:

*        As in previous years, the organizing committee will do its best to help cover accommodation costs to participants in financial need. Details will be provided at a later time and in case-by-case basis.
*        Most Canadian universities and other funding institutions offer travel grants for presentations in conferences throughout the year. We will be happy to provide you with participation letters to support your application or request for funding. The CEIMEXCAN organizing committee will sign the letters.

Submission process - Important dates

First call:
Deadline for abstracts: August 20th, 2014
Please send your 250-word abstract by e-mail (, with the title and author(s) name(s). This will allow the committee to define the different areas to be covered, and to help authors apply for travel grants, and/or to request assistance for their accommodation.

Second -and final- call
Deadline to submit your work: September 10th, 2014
Please send your personal information and a full manuscript of your work by e-mail, The text of this document must be between 2 and 8 pages long (approximately 1000-4000 words, double spaced). The manuscript can have a maximum of 14 pages including charts, bibliography, images, etc. and it should be sent in a single WORD, or PDF file named as follows: “YourName–ContributionTitle.doc” (.tex or .pdf).
Manuscripts must be in Spanish or English.

1. Personal information required:
- Title of the contribution
- Field of work (specialty)
- Author(s) name(s)
- Institution(s)
- Address and e-mail of main author
- Desired participation format
- Personal biography (200 words max.)
2. Manuscript Format:
- Title of contribution
- Abstract (maximum 250 words)
- Manuscript (12pt font, double spacing, maximum 14 pages including abstract, figures and references)

Proceedings and material

Papers/projects (with permission from their authors), images of the conference and some notes from conference discussions will be uploaded to the conference’s webpage, which plays an essential role in promoting this work among different institutions and companies.
If authors decline this option they are free to publish their research in the journal of their choice.

³  Consulate General of Mexico in Montreal

Organizing institutions:

  1. v  Confederación de Estudiantes de posgrado e Investigadores Mexicanos en Canadá (CEIMEXCAN).
  2. v  Mexican Talent Network (Red de Talentos)
  3. Ø  Chapters: Leamington, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto.
  4. v  Consultative Council of IME (CCIME)
  5. Ø  Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto & Leamington Chapters.
  6. v  UNAM Canada.

Partners and Sponsors
  1. v Scotiabank
  2. v  Mexican Embassy in Canada
  3. v  Mexican Consulate in Montreal, Quebec
  4. v  Consultative Council of the Institute of Mexicans overseas (CCIME acronym in Spanish)
  5. v  Mexican Talent Network (Red de Talentos). Chapters: Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto.
  6. v  KEMI & Co. S.A. de C.V.
  7. v  Aquaponika Ltd.
  8. v  Entreprise-conseil OrangeMarine

Organizing Committee CEIMEXCAN 2014

  • Dr. Gerardo Barajas-Garrido (CEIMEXCAN)
  • Dr. Felipe-Quetzalcóatl Quintanilla-Nava (CEIMEXCAN)
  • MA. Lizethe Rodríguez (CEIMEXCAN)
  • M.E. Orlando Iturbide (Mexican Talent Network MTN, Ottawa Chapter)
  • Dr. Francisco Ucán-Marín (MTN & CEIMEXCAN)
  • Dr. Francisco Diaz-Mitoma (Mexican Talent Network, Ottawa Chapter)
  • Dr. Saudiel Ramirez-Sanchez (Government of Canada)
  • M.Sc. Regina de la Campa (Government of Canada)
  • Olga Zurita, c. Ph.D. (Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University)
  • Dr. Marco A. Belmont, (Toronto Public Health)
  • Dr. Juan C. Perez-Casanova (CEIMEXCAN Newfoundland, Canada)
  • Dr. Alejandro Velázquez (Academic Liaison, UNAM in Canada)
  • Dr. José M. Ramírez Olivo (Canadian Space Agency)
  • Dr. Alfredo Franco Cea, (University of Victoria)
  • Dr. Miguel Aviles-Galan, (CEIMEXCAN representative in Western Canada)
  • M.A. Monica Escamilla (Mexican Talent Network, Ottawa Chapter)
  • M.A. Paola Guadarrama (Mexican Talent Network, Ottawa Chapter)
Do you want to be a volunteer in the organization of the conference?

Your help is essential to the success of the conference. You can help in a number of ways: sending this call for papers to students across Canada, helping with the edition of the digital proceedings, organizing transportation to the conference as a group, hosting a student from out of Ontario, maintaining the website, setting up a videoconference link… and in any other form you consider pertinent. Send us an electronic mail and join the team!


Should you have any questions, concerns or comments, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Confederation of Mexican Graduate Students and Researchers in Canada: