The Toronto Christian Scholar Symposium is an annual gathering of interdisciplinary scholars of the Christian faith. We aim to foster a community of evangelical academics to reflect on ways to integrate faith and the academy. Through these annual meetings, we provide an avenue for conversations where practical and theoretical issues of expressing faith in research and teaching may be meaningfully explored. Seeing both opportunities and challenges in an increasingly secular academy, we hope to encourage scholars to creatively and authentically demonstrate their Christian faith in all academic disciplines for the service of Christ.
Each year our gathering features a speaker in a particular academic discipline to deliver a keynote, which is followed by a thesis competition and a panel discussion with interdisciplinary faulty. We invite graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and anyone who is active in the academy to join us for this unique meeting of warm fellowship and deeply engaging intellectual exchange.
This year's event
This year's event will takes place on Friday January 27, 2017, featuring Dr. Anthony Gill, Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington. We encourage you to join us at the optional brunch at 10am before the keynote at 1pm so that we may get to know you and the research that you do. Please see our event schedule for more details.
10:00-12:00p – Optional brunch
1:00-2:00 – Introduction by Anthony Gill
2:00-2:15 – Q and A
2:30-3:30 – Three-minute Thesis competition
3:30-4:00 – Coffee break
4:00-4:45 – Panel discussion with faculty
Dr. Anthony Gill (Professor, Political Science, University of Washington)
Dr. John North (Professor, English Language and Literature, Unviersity of Waterloo)
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson (Professor, Psychology, University of Toronto)
Dr. Markus Schaefer (Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Toronto)
Call for Abstract Submissions
The deadline for submission is January 1st, 2017.
Describe your research - what are the big puzzles or problems examined in your scholarly work? Your abstract should be written in a manner that is accessible for a multidisciplinary audience in approximately 200 words.