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Directions: The Canada Lecture Dialogues Edition

Submissions are due on June 30, 2017.

Opening provocations
We would like to publish the opening provocations delivered by each participating university (University of British Columbia, University of Toronto). 
If you have already submitted your provocations but would like to edit them, you are welcome to do so. 

Editorials: 250-500 word pieces
Write a reflections or opinion piece about the Canada Lecture, as well as the issues discussed during the event and with your classmates. What did you gain from the event? What stuck with you? Where do we go from here? How can we work toward solving these issues in our schools and communities, and in Canada? What can young people or students do to make progress in these areas?

Research articles: 1,500-2,000 word pieces
Write a research piece about one of the issues discussed during the Canada Lecture. You can also write a comparative piece by focusing on issues affecting your university/city and one (or more) of the other institutions/cities involved. You can also bring up an issue or topic regarding diversity and unity on your campus that was not touched on in the Canada Lecture.

Multimedia: Poetry, visual art, short film (to feature on the website or our YouTube channel)
Be creative! Send us a poem, a drawing, painting, short film, or song that touches on the theme of Diversity and Unity on campus. We will feature your piece in Directions as well as on our website. 

Submission Guidelines: Articles and Editorials

Submission Instructions:
Please upload your manuscripts on Submittable. 
Submissions will be accepted from March 2017 until June 30 2017.
  • Please upload manuscripts of articles, reports, reviews, abstracts, and other contributions to Submittable in MS Word format.
  • Please note that all correspondence will be carried out via email. Please email ashier@crrf-fcrr.ca with any queries or concerns.
  • Research articles should be a maximum of 2,000 words, inclusive of footnotes and references, as well as a biographical statement of approx. 200 words.
  • Research articles should include an abstract of approx. 100 words, which should provide the purpose, research question, methods, and a brief explanation of general findings. The abstract should include 5-8 key words, which should be alphabetized and should not duplicate the article title.
  • You can also submit an abstract without an accompanying article for our review. We will then provide feedback about this regarding its potential to be made into an article for our publication.
  • Editorial/opinion pieces should be approximately 250-500 words.
Copyright Information:
  • Authors published in Directions certify that their works are original and their own.
  • Views expressed by the authors are not necessarily those of the CRRF.
  • Obtaining permission for any quoted or reprinted material that requires permission is the responsibility of the author(s).
Formatting:
  • The manuscript should be 8 ½ by 11 inches, paper size letter standard with 1 inch (2.5 cm) margins, on all four sides.
  • The document should be double spaced, Times New Roman 12 point font should be used for all text, including headings, footnotes, and references.
  • Headings should be written in bold and centred, subheadings should be written in bold italics with a flush-left treatment, and first level subheadings should be written in italics with a flush-left treatment.
  • Numerals less than 10 should be spelled out.
  • Foreign language uncommon words should be italicized.
Referencing Guidelines:
  • The reference list should be placed after the main text of the article, in a section entitled ‘References’.
  • References should be listed in alphabetical order by author, and chronologically within each author by year of publication.
  • Every author listed in the reference list must be cited in the main text or foot notes, and every author cited in the main text and foot notes must be listed in the reference list.
  • References should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
Review and Publication:
  • The CRRF reserves the right to edit papers and request revision from authors.
  • The CRRF will review each submission.
  • Editors will respond to the author with their decision and a list of any changes required to be accepted for publication.
Submission Guidelines: Media Submissions
Videos: 
  • The videos need to be produced on a digital format up-loadable to YouTube. They do not need to be of professional quality, however significant consideration must be given to technical aspects such as adequate lighting, picture steadiness, audio quality, etc. 11.
  • Videos should be approx. 30 seconds in length. 
Visual Art:
  • Please upload a high quality scan in pdf or Adobe Photoshop format on Submittable.
Poetry/Creative Written Pieces:
  • Please upload to Submittable, in Word document, using 12 pt. Times New Roman font.

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