Through this communication we are pleased to bring to your attention the international architectural competition Kaira Looro (Architecture for Peace) organized by us and with the cooperation of relevant parties and an international jury composed of: Kengo Kuma, Ghirardelli (SBGA) , Nakamura (Tokyo University), Muzzonigro (Stefano Boeri Architects), Bouman (Mohn Bouman Architects), Pilar Rodriguez Diaz, Kasik (X Architekten), Ferrara (Juri Troy Architects), Chiarelli (Arcò Architecture and Cooperation), D'Urso (University Catania), Lutri (Inarch), Baricchi (CNAPPC).
The theme of the contest is sacred architecture in Senegal (Africa), in fact the name of the competition is "Kaira Looro Competition" (Architecture for Peace "in Mandinka language). The initiative has two objectives: the development of research in architecture on issues of social emergencies and sustainable architecture, and contributing to a humanitarian emergency in Senegal that our organization wants to solve, in fact competition entries will be entirely devolved to charity to the humanitarian project "A Bridge for life" which aims to improve living conditions 80,000 people in emergency. For more information on this project can visit the official website: www.balouosalo.com.
The competition is open to students, architects and designers from around the world; so the competition notice is translated in 8 languages. Registration will open for the 20th January, 2017, with annunciations of the winners in 23 th May 2017. There will be cash prizes (with sponsor) to 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, mentions and finalists. The winning team, other the cash prizes, will be have the opportunity to do an internship at the Kengo Kuma Office in Tokyo. Others there will be publications, articles and exhibitions of winning projects .
We ask you to publish the contest in your website and social networks, and if you can send a newsletter to contribute to this cultural and humanitarian initiative, so we will be happy to create a link of your site in our portal and insert your logo in a dedicated section of the website. Because there are a very interesting and distinctive architectural theme and also the initiative humanitarian purposes we ask you to propose the participation to your students and colleagues, because I think this competition like a serious professional and social awareness growth.
We attach to this mail the poster, the competition notice in English (the anothers languages are in website) and an article. Here the official website of the contest www.kairalooro.com/competition.html
We hope in your positive feedback. We look forward to your reply and thank you for your attention.
Best regard Arch. Vecchio Raoul Marketing and press Department Kaira Looro International Architecture Competition Sacred Architecture for Senegal www.kairalooro.com
The 15th Annual Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference & Affiliate Conferences March 10th-11th, 2017Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
The Annual Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference is a national, student-led health and wellness research conference taking place March 10th and 11th in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Now in its fifteenth year, Crossroads is hosted annually by the Graduate Student Society at the School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University and is one of the longest-running events of its kind. Crossroads is an adjudicated, peer-reviewed event for student researchers at all levels of study and offers a unique opportunity to showcase and engage in dialogue about innovative health research. Additionally, it provides a forum for interdisciplinary learning and collaboration between students and experts. The conference welcomes submissions from students in a wide range of health-related disciplines for oral and poster presentations.
Who Should Attend
This conference is of interest to student researchers at any level of study (including undergraduate, graduate, professional, and post-doctoral). Students studying any topic related to health and wellness or the social determinants of health are invited to submit an abstract for consideration. The planning committee strongly encourages submission of projects related to inter-professional or interdisciplinary health topics and/or approaches to health challenges.
Abstract Submission Information
Abstracts must be submitted by visiting dalcrossroads.com and clicking ‘Submit an Abstract. Abstract submissions will be received from November 1st, 2016, 12:00am until January 10th, 2017, 11:59pm (AST). Abstracts may be submitted for proposed, ongoing, or completed research projects, including literature synthesis and secondary analysis projects. All accepted abstracts must be presented at the Crossroads Conference as either a poster or an oral presentation (10 minutes, with 5 additional minutes for questions). Submitting authors will be asked if an oral or poster presentation is preferred. Due to time constraints, oral presentation spaces are limited, therefore, some presenters may instead be offered a poster space. Abstracts must be no longer than 1800 characters in length and follow a structured format. Headings for Introduction, Methods, Results/Anticipated Results, and Conclusions/Significance must be included. Titles may be up to 100 characters in length.
About Crossroads Registration
Registration for attendance at Crossroads is open to anyone with an interest in health and wellness, particularly from an interdisciplinary perspective. Attendees must register by visiting dalcrossroads.com and navigating to the Registration section. Presenters of successful abstract submissions must register for Crossroads. Non-presenter attendance options are also available.