Call for Submissions

14th National Conference of the Confederation of Mexican Graduate

Students and Researchers in Canada (CEIMEXCAN)


Beyond NAFTA 2.0: In Pursuit of New Routes for Mexico and Canada in a Minoan Labyrinth


October 25th – 27th, 2019

University of Ottawa

75 Laurier Ave E,

Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada

Venue TBA


The Confederation of Mexican Graduate Students and Researchers in Canada (CEIMEXCAN, acronym in Spanish) cordially invites you to its 14th National Conference that will be held October 25th – 27th, 2019 at the University of Ottawa, 75 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5.

CEIMEXCAN is a registered non-profit organization with 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 independent 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; and
  • Provide participants with an environment to network and foster Mexico-Canada relations within different academic fields.



The overall topic for the 2019-year is Partnerships in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) in the following fields:

  1. Advances and exchange in science and technology;
  2. Culture, art and ethnic expressions in Mexico and Canada;
  3. Climate change, environment and sustainable development;
  4. Mexico-Canada, economy and trade;
  5. Mexico-Canada, education relations;
  6. Mexico-Canada, international relations and affairs; and
  7. Mexico-Canada, politics and society;

Participation formats

  • Poster exhibition
  • You are welcome to submit a new poster or one from a recent conference.
  • Round tables
    • 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
  • Presentations will last 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions.


  • The languages of the conference are Spanish, English and French.
  • The presentation should be considered for a wide non-specialized audience. We want presentations to be able to communicate the complexity of their research to the general public.
  • Abstracts should be redacted in English 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 submissions.

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 welcome.
  2. Graduate students or researchers of other nationalities who are currently working in a Canadian institution on a topic related to Mexico and that falls within this year’s conference topic.
  3. Individuals from any nationality who are currently working, or have worked in the past 24 months (volunteer or paid), in organizations related to Mexico or heavily influenced by Mexicans.
  4. The organizers encourage the participation of all those interested. All proposals are welcome 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.


University of Ottawa

75 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada

Schedule 2019:


Friday, October 25th (4pm – 7pm)

Saturday, October 26th (9am – 5pm)

Sunday, October 27st (9am – 12noon)



  • It is suggested a donation of $25 (students), $50 (professionals), or $100 (enterprises) is recommended. However, attendance to the conference is open to the general public and there is no registration or submission fee.
  • Participants are expected to cover their own transportation, accommodation and meal expenses.
  • Receipts will be available for tax purposes.

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 signed participation letters to support your application or request for funding.


Submission process – Important dates

Phase I: Deadline for abstracts (August 17th, 2019)

Please send your 250-word abstract by e-mail (ceimexcanconference@gmail.com), 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.

Phase II: Deadline to submit your work (September 17th, 2019). 

Please send your personal information and a full manuscript of your work by e-mail, (ceimexcanconference@gmail.com). The body of this document must be between 2 and 8 pages long (approximately 1000-4000 words, double spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font size). 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.)

  1. 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.


Organizing institutions:

  • Confederación de Estudiantes de posgrado e Investigadores Mexicanos en Canadá (CEIMEXCAN) / (in English: Confederation of Mexican Graduate Students & Researchers in Canada).
  • University of Ottawa
  • Embassy of Mexico in Canada

Partners and Sponsors

  • Consulate of Mexico in Ottawa ON, Canada
  • Embassy of Mexico in Canada
  • Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME, acronym in Spanish)
  • University of Ottawa
  • Aquaponika Ltd.
  • UNAM Canada
  • Mexican Global Network (Red Global MX). Chapters: Alberta and Saskatchewan, Leamington, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and British Columbia


Board of Directors CEIMEXCAN 2019-2021


  • Dr. José M. Ramirez Olivo, Vice-president, (Canadian Space Agency).
  • Dr. Francisco Ucán- Marín, International & Public Relations (RGMX).
  • Dr. Gerardo Barajas-Garrido, President (CEIMEXCAN, National Capital Region)
  • Dr. Leonardo Cabrera, Secretary (Parks Canada, RGMX- Leamington Chapter).
  • M.A. Arturo Segura, Communications & Media (University of Ottawa).
  • M.E. Orlando Iturbe, Treasurer, (Red Global MX – Ottawa Chapter).



Organizing Committee CEIMEXCAN 2019


  • Dr. Felipe Quintanilla (Western University)
  • Dr. Francisco Diaz-Mitoma (Red Global MX – Ottawa Chapter).
  • Dr. Juan C. Perez-Casanova (CEIMEXCAN – Maritimes Region Chapter).
  • Dr. Marco A. Belmont, (Toronto Public Health).
  • Dr. Mariana Esponda (Carleton University).
  • Dr. Olga Garcia Cortes (Université Laval).
  • Dr. Saudiel Ramirez-Sanchez (Government of Canada, Dept. Fisheries and Oceans).
  • Dr. María Aurora Mejía Benitez, (Postdoctoral Fellow researcher McMaster University).
  • LL.L. J.D. Clara Maria Ortiz (CEIMEXCAN – National Capital Region Chapter).
  • M.A. Adriana Vega (Red Global MX – National Capital Region Chapter).
  • M.A. Paola Guadarrama (Red Global MX – Ottawa Chapter).

Volunteers CEIMEXCAN 2019


  • Dr. Abraham Gómez Vidales (CEIMEXCAN – Quebec).
  • Dr. Adriana Del Palacio (CEIMEXCAN – Europe Region Chapter).
  • Dr. Miguel Angel Aviles Galan (CEIMEXCAN – Vancouver Region Chapter).
  • Dr. Luz Maria Hermoso Santamaria (Autonomous Chapingo University, Faculty).
  • Dr. Pablo Díaz Gómez Maqueo (CEIMEXCAN- Ontario)
  • M.A. Denise Ibanez, (CEIMEXCAN – Quebec Region Chapter).
  • M.A. Carlos Peralta (Autonomous Chapingo University, Faculty).
  • B.A. Erick Estrada (Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton AB).


  • Logo: Dr. Francisco Ucán-Marín
  • Poster: Francisco Ucán-Marín


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 either by sending this call for papers to students across Canada, helping with the edition of the digital proceedings, organizing/providing transportation to the conference, hosting a student for one or two nights, helping to maintain the website, setting up and coordinating a videoconference link, or in any other way 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: