Conferences and Events

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Conferences and Events

10th Annual
Mapping the New Knowledges
Graduate Student Research Conference

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Plaza Building and Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex

We are marking a decade of showcasing excellence in graduate student research and scholarship.

Plan to be part of the celebration — select one of three ways that fits you best to participate on April 9.

All conference participants must provide a 200-word (maximum) description of research in plain language appropriate for review by a multidisciplinary committee.

You can participate in the conference in one of three ways:

  • Display a poster (SEE GUIDELINES) — Proposals due Friday, Feb. 20
  • Give an oral presentation (SEE GUIDELINES) — Proposals due Friday, Feb. 20
  • Take the 3MT® (Three Minute Thesis) challenge — Registration open until Friday, Jan. 23

The conference is a wonderful way to make connections with your graduate student colleagues from all Faculties and to see the depth and breadth of graduate research activity. As well, you’ll gain valuable presentation experience that you can list on your CV and include as part of scholarship applications.

If you have questions about participating in the conference, please contact: Heather Junke, Communications Officer, Dean's Office, Faculty of Graduate Studies at: 

Why Mapping matters to you

• Graduate students gain rewarding professional experience when presenting their research in these enthusiastic environments

• Through the conference, graduate students meet, interact and exchange ideas with students from all parts of the University

• Student CVs are bolstered by evidence that graduate students not only undertake research, but disseminate their findings

• Strong CVs listing successful conference presentations will support applications for scholarships

“Mapping the New Knowledges is a central component to the University’s declared vision and contributes to the crossing of disciplinary boundaries for faculty and students on many levels each year”

— Mike Plyley, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies




Be part of the 2015 conference

Thursday, April 9

Click here for a detailed schedule of all sessions (PDF format)

8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. —  Registration and Breakfast, Plaza 400 Level Mezzanine

8:30 to 9:15 a.m. — Welcome and Keynote Address, Plaza 400 Level Mezzanine

9:15 to 11 a.m. — Concurrent Session 1, Plaza

11 a.m. to 12 noon — 3MT® CONTEST, Plaza 400 Level Mezzanine

12 noon to 1 p.m. — Lunch, Plaza 400 Level Mezzanine

1 to 1:40 p.m. — Presentation of Graduate Mentorship Awards and the Marilyn Rose Graduate Leadership Award, Plaza 400 Level Mezzanine

1:40 to 3 p.m. — Concurrent Session 2, Plaza

3 to 4 p.m. — Coffee Break and Poster Viewing Session, Cairns Complex Level 3

4 to 5 p.m. — Concurrent Session 3, Plaza

5 p.m. — Graduate Students’ Association Social,  Isaac’s
Closing remarks and announcement of the 3MT® winner and runner-up

Friday, April 10
Special 10th Anniversary MNK presentation
Jorge Cham, creator of PhD Comics

2:30 to 5 p.m., Thistle 325

Click here to register

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Graduate Students’ Association will welcome Jorge Cham, creator of PhD Comics, to campus on Friday, April 10. Jorge will be in Thistle 325 to give a lecture, "The Power of Procrastination," and book signing from 2:30 to 4 p.m., followed by the screening of The PhD Movie from 4 to 5 p.m.


Call for Nominations to MNK Awards

• Graduate Mentorship Awards — deadline Tuesday, March 10
• NEW — Marilyn Rose Graduate Leadership Award — deadline Tuesday, March 10

The awards will be presented at the MNK conference, Thursday, April 9.

Click here for more information


2014 Research Café: 
Bullying – from classroom to workplace

Held on Friday, Nov. 21, this free public forum, involved Brock faculty and graduate student researchers, will add to the dialogue that will be under way across the country during Bullying Awareness Week in Canada, Nov. 16 to 22.

The Source COGECO TV coverage (Reporter Holly Mohr; produced by Mark Bennett)
Graduate students part of Research Cafe (Brock News, Nov. 13)
Research Cafe looks at bullying, from classroom to workplace (Brock News, Oct. 28)

See the list of presenters at the 2014 conference in April:

Concurrent Oral Sessions

Poster Session

3MT finals