This year all CSSR conference sessions will be held at the campus of the University of Regina, Regina, SK, from Saturday May 26 to Tuesday May 29, 2018.

Please register for the Congress (and the CSSR Conference) here:


Click here to download the FINAL CSSR Program as a PDF file (last modified: May 25, 2018)

Message on behalf of the CSSR Congress Program Co-Chairs
We have made an addition to the Congress 2018 program as follows:
Paige Thombs will join the panel on Monday May 28th at 1:45 (Religion Science and Problems of Knowing) with a presentation entitled:
“Arc of the Covenant: the evolution of Trinity Western University’s Community Covenant as a Response to Secularism”

CCSR Combined Programme Conjoint 2018

URGENT: CSSR acknowledges that many of our conference participants will be traveling on WestJet to get to Regina in time for Congress and that there is a chance the pilots will go on strike imminently. In the event of a strike, we would like all participants who have to cancel because of travel to connect with all members of their panel/roundtable directly to assess the possibility of giving their presentations by Skype or Zoom. If you don’t know how to contact other members of your panel/roundtable, you can find their contact information (including email addresses) by logging into the CSSR website and then searching for the person’s name in the Membership Database. We sincerely hope that this will not be the experience but are aware that it is a possibility.
The CSSR Executive


Dear CSSR/SCÉR Student Members,

I’m writing to let you know that the CSSR/SCÉR is providing student members with the opportunity to get professional headshots taken as part of our networking event tomorrow (Saturday, May 26) from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Room 345 of the Classroom Building. If you’re looking for a place to hang out between the AGM (ending at 4:00 p.m.) and President’s reception (beginning at 6:00 p.m.), please join us!

Take care,
Roxanne Korpan
CSSR/SCÉR Graduate Student Member-at-Large

SPECIAL EVENT (also included in the FINAL version of the CSSR Program):

“How to write a sitcom about Muslims – very carefully!”
Zarqa Nawaz, freelance writer, journalist, broadcaster, and filmmaker Sunday May 27, 2018
As a Canadian of Muslim faith, freelance writer, journalist, broadcaster, and filmmaker Zarqa Nawaz address addresses her commitments to participation in the public sphere and the shaping of Canadian identities through humour. As debates rage about changing culture and religious accommodations in various communities, Nawaz will talk about the challenges and rewards of creating Little Mosque on the Prairie, the hit ground-breaking television series about a Western-based Muslim community in Canada. As a resident of Regina, Saskatchewan, she will address the diverse creative cultures of her home city.
Room: Luther College Auditorium
Hosted by Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English

Click here to download Poster with more details


We will be seeking session chairs for some of our conference sessions; please look through the program and consider volunteering to chair a session during our meeting dates.
Chair Guidelines


Click here to go to the CSSR Annual Meeting Travel Fund page


Congress 2018 Graduate Student Funding: applications can be submitted as of January 15th. Funding is distributed on a first come first serve basis. Applications close on February 28th:


Please note that the CFP Deadline has been extended to December 15th

Dear CSSR Members,

We are pleased to circulate the Call for Papers for our next conference, to be held at University of Regina in 2018. Please see the CFP (click here) – we look forward to receiving your submissions!

Membership is tied to the calendar year, so you are considered current until December 31. Membership fees must be processed here:

Thanks as always for making our association so dynamic, see you in Regina 2018!


Heather Shipley
Canadian Society for the Study of Religion
Société Canadienne pour l’Étude de la Religion