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Call for Proposals to Host Canada’s True North Science Boot Camp 2020

Call for Proposals to Host Canada’s True North Science Boot Camp 2020

May 15, 2019

The True North Science Boot Camp (TNSBC) is an annual professional development program for librarians. TNSBC activities span three days and feature educational presentations delivered by scientists. The event provides opportunities for librarians to learn more about science and the research process, discuss best practices, and share ideas and experiences in an intimate atmosphere.


  • Proposals to host TNSBC 2020 should be emailed to by Friday, June 14th 2019.
  • The successful host will be contacted by Monday, June 24th 2019.

Required for the proposal:

  • Description of theme (e.g. maker movement and community engagement in science and engineering) or topics (e.g., chemistry, neuroscience, etc.) being proposed. You are not required to supply a detailed final program; an outline with some proposed sessions and speakers would suffice.
  • Proposed dates for the event.
  • Statement of institutional commitment (i.e., UL/AUL statement of support).
  • Brief budget outline with tentative registration fees.
  • Description of optional activities being proposed.
  • Dates being proposed.
  • Options for accommodations with an estimated cost, if possible.

Previous TNSBC Programs:

Decision making:

  • Decisions about the TNSBC 2020 will be made by the Chairs of the outgoing TNSBC 2019 Organizing Committee.
  • To facilitate your thinking and planning, the TNSBC Organizing Committee has created a background document to help you with your proposal.
  •  If you have any questions or require additional information about submitting a proposal, please contact

The Chairs of the 2019 True North Science Boot Camp:

Melissa Cheung, University of Ottawa
Nigèle Langlois, University of Ottawa

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