Conferences and Events
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Conferences and Events
Mapping the New Knowledges (MNK)
Graduate Student Research Conference
Thursday, April 7, 2016,
Plaza Building and Cairns, beginning at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast and opening remarks; sessions run to 5 p.m.
GSA social - 5 to 7 p.m., Isaac's
Each year, currently registered graduate students from Brock’s six academic Faculties, come together to share research at the annual MNK conference hosted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Students' Association.
MNK is a wonderful way to make connections with your graduate student colleagues from the vast range of Brock’s master and doctoral programs 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.
Now is the time to decided on the presentation option that suits you best (see MNK Call for Proposals, top right) — your choices are one of the following:
• Display a poster – Poster Guidelines
• Give an oral presentation - Oral Guidelines
• Take the 3MT® (Three Minute Thesis®) challenge — See Brock’s 3MT® website
As part of the Call for Proposals, students are required to include a 200-word (maximum) description of research in plain language appropriate for review by a multidisciplinary committee.
Find out more about participating at the conference — MNK FAQs
If you have questions about participating in the conference, please contact: Heather Junke, Communications Officer, Dean's Office, Faculty of Graduate Studies at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The VITAE Certificate
Learn how your valuable MNK presentation experience will earn you credit toward a Vitae
Essential Researcher Development Skills Certificate awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Visit VITAE to find out more about the Certificate and the many other professional development opportunities to enhance your skillset.
To enrol, visit VITAE
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
MNK Call for Proposals — NOW OPEN
Submissions require a 200-word (maximum) description of research in plain language appropriate for review by a multidisciplinary committee.
Three Minute Thesis® (3MT®) — CLOSED
MNK Oral or Poster Proposals — Closes Friday, Feb. 19
CLICK HERE to access the submission form.
Upcoming MNK dates
• 3MT® preliminary round - Pond Inlet
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Top finishers in the qualifying round will advance to the 3MT finals held at the conference on April 7.
3MT After Party is Back! — 6:30 to 11 p.m.
Come out and support your fellow grad students following the 3MT Preliminary Competition!
Drop in an out as you please. With beer tasting brought to you by Old Tomorrow and live music by the group By Design.
• MNK Conference Day
Thursday, April 7, 2016, Plaza Building and Cairns, beginning at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast and opening remarks
Oral, Poster and 3MT® presentations, MNK Awards, GSA post-conference social
Following the conference, plan to attend the GSA Social, 5 to 7 p.m., Isaac's
Nomination deadline March 10
CLICK HERE for more details and to submit nominations for:
• Graduate Mentorship Awards
• Marilyn Rose Graduate Leadership Award
Earlier this year ...
• 2015 Fall Term MNK Research Café presentation Wednesday, Nov. 18, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Pond Inlet
The Café featured presentations by faculty and graduate students about education, research and community programming under way at the Brock-Niagara Centre for Health and Well-being.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.