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The SMF Research Symposium is an annual conference hosted by the Department of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies (SMF) at St. Jerome’s University in Waterloo, Ontario. The one-day conference highlights student and faculty research dealing generally with relationships, families, and human sexuality.

The 2019 SMF Research Symposium conference and archive pages from past conferences, have been moved to the St. Jerome’s University website. Now interested supporters have access to information about the conference, St. Jerome’s University, and the Department of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies all in one place.

To find out about the upcoming 9th Annual SMF Research Symposium taking place on Saturday, April 6, 2019, please visit our new ‘home’.

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Please be patient while we transition the abstracts and galleries of photos to our new archive location. We look forward to completing this transition by August 2019. Please use the connections below in the interim.

2018: Pathways to Empathy: Research in Sexuality, Relationships, and Family 

2017: 7th Annual SMF Research Symposium

2016: Cultural Pluralities: Situating the Studies of Sexualities, Relationships, and Families

2015: Navigating Intersecting Identities in the Study of Sexuality, Relationships, and Families

2014: Modern Families: Deconstructing and Renegotiating Close Relationships in the 21st Century

2012: Everyone Counts: Couples, Families and Relationships in a Globalized World

2010: Ethical Intersections: Research, Theory and Practice

2009: What is Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies all about?