Reminder - CALL FOR 2019 PROPOSALS for Canada’s True North Science Boot Camp (TNSBC)

The True North Science Boot Camp is an annual professional development program for librarians. Boot camp activities span three days and feature educational presentations delivered by scientists. Boot camp sessions provide opportunities for librarians to learn more about science and the research process, discuss best practices, and share ideas and experiences.


- Proposals are for TNSBC 2019 and are due by June 11th 2018 at 5pm.

- The successful host will be contacted by June 22nd 2018.


Required for the proposal:

- Description of theme (e.g. research data management in the sciences) or topics (e.g., chemistry, neuroscience, etc.) being proposed. You do not need to supply a detailed final program, just an outline with some proposed sessions.

- Description of optional activities being proposed.

- Dates being proposed.

- Accommodations proposed.

- Statement of institutional commitment (i.e., UL/AUL statement of support).

- Brief budget outline with tentative registration fees.


It is important to remember that TNSBC is a successful Canadian science and technology boot camp with an intimate atmosphere.


Previous TNSBC Programs:

- University of Manitoba

- UBC Okanagan

- University of Alberta

- Concordia University / McGill University



Decision making:

- Proposals should be emailed to by June 11th 2018 by 5pm.

 - Decisions about the TNSBC 2019 will be made by the Chairs of the outgoing TNSBC 2018 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 at all about your proposal, please contact We can share the 2018 proposal and other details upon request.


The Chairs of the 2018 True North Science Boot Camp:


Krista Alexander, Concordia University Library

Danielle Dennie, Concordia University Library