Montreal 2018

Call for Submissions

The Global MXN Network – Canada Region, Global MXN Network – Montreal & Ottawa Chapter, and the McGill Mexican Students’ Association cordially invite you to the 13th National Conference of the Confederation of Mexican Graduate Students and Researchers in Canada (CEIMEXCAN, acronym in Spanish) that will be held from October 19th – 21st, 2018 at the McGill University located in 845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G4.

CEIMEXCAN is a registered 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 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 the participants with an environment to network and foster Mexico-Canada relations within different academic fields.



The overall topic for the 2018 year is Mexico-Canada Scientific and Cultural Exchange: Facing Challenges Together, in the following fields:

  1. Advances and exchange in science and technology;
  2. Art and ethnic expressions in Mexico and Canada;
  3. Language, culture and traditions in Mexico and Canada;
  4. Climate change, environment and sustainable development;
  5. Mexico-Canada economy and trade;
  6. Mexico-Canada education relations;
  7. Mexico-Canada international relations and affairs; and
  8. 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-minute 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 English, French, and Spanish.
  • Abstracts should be redacted in English with information able to be shared with the public, since this information will be posted online.
  • 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.



McGill University

Downtown Campus – Information regarding the room will be shared at a later date.

845 Sherbrooke St W,

Montreal, QC H3A 0G4




Friday, October 19th (4pm – 7pm)

Saturday, October 20th (9am – 6pm)

Sunday, October 21st (9am – 1pm)


  • 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 10th, 2018)

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.

Phase II: Deadline to submit your work (September 17th, 2018)

Please send your personal information and a full manuscript of your work by e-mail, ( 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: “FirstName_LastName–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).
  • McGill Mexican Students’ Association (MMSA)


Partners and Sponsors
  • Mexican Global Network (Red Global MX). Chapters: Calgary, Leamington, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver
  • Consulate General of Mexico in Montreal, Quebec
  • Embassy of Mexico in Canada
  • Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME, acronym in Spanish)
  • McGill University
  • UNAM Canada


Organizing and Advisory Committee of CEIMEXCAN 2018
  • Dr. Abraham Gómez Vidales (McGill Mexican Students’ Association [MMSA])
  • Dr. Adriana Del Palacio (CEIMEXCAN – Europe Region Chapter).
  • Dr. Felipe Quintanilla (Western University, Red Global MX- Leamington Chapter).
  • Dr. Francisco Díaz-Mitoma (Red Global MX – Ottawa Chapter).
  • Dr. Francisco Ucán-Marín (Canada Region Coordinator / Global MXN Network).
  • Dr. Gerardo Barajas-Garrido (CEIMEXCAN, National Capital Region Chapter).
  • Dr. José M. Ramirez Olivo (Canadian Space Agency).
  • Dr. Juan C. Perez-Casanova (CEIMEXCAN – Maritimes Region Chapter).
  • Dr. Leonardo Cabrera (Parks Canada, Red Global MX- Leamington Chapter).
  • Dr. Marco A. Belmont, (Toronto Public Health).
  • Dr. Mariana Esponda (Carleton University).
  • Dr. Olga Garcia Cortes (Université Laval).
  • Dr. Pablo Díaz Gómez Maqueo (McGill Mexican Students’ Association [MMSA])
  • Dr. Saudiel Ramirez-Sanchez (Government of Canada, Dept. Fisheries and Oceans).
  • Dr. Violeta Marquez (Carleton University).
  • Dr. Yolanda Alfaro (IIEC – UNAM, México).
  • Dr. Miguel Angel Aviles Galan (CEIMEXCAN – Vancouver Region Chapter)
  • LL.L. J.D. Clara Maria Ortiz (CEIMEXCAN – Prairies Region Chapter).
  • M.A. Adriana Vega (Red Global MX – Ottawa Chapter).
  • M.A. Arturo Segura (University of Ottawa).
  • M.A. Denise Ibanez, (CEIMEXCAN – Quebec Region Chapter).
  • M.A. Monica Escamilla (Red Global MX – Ottawa Chapter).
  • M.A. Paola Guadarrama (Red Global MX – Ottawa Chapter).
  • M.E. Orlando Iturbe (Red Global MX – Ottawa Chapter).
  • B.A. Alex Frias (McGill Mexican Students’ Association [MMSA])


Logo and Poster Designer:
  • Dr. Francisco Ucán- Marín (Coordinator Canada Region / Red Global MX).


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 by either 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 in your place for one or two days, helping to maintain the website, setting up and coordinating a videoconference link, and in any other way you may see fit. Send us an email to 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: