Conferences and Events
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Conferences and Events
Eighth Annual Mapping the New Knowledges Graduate Student Research Conference
A record number of graduate students participated in this year's conference held on April 10.
The annual showcase of graduate student research and scholarship featured oral and poster presentations, the 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) Contest, and the presentation of the Graduate Mentorship Awards.
“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,” says Mike Plyley, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Planning is under way for the conference in April 2014 — check back in September for more details about the lineup of Mapping events in 2013-14.
Also read the Dean's message
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
Other events held in conjunction with Mapping the New Knowledges Conference
Part 1: Research Café I, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, “Mapping Your Future”
A panel shared their stories about the journey from graduate studies to careers, and the opportunities and challenges they found along the way. Watch videos of the presentations.
Part 2: Research Café II, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, “Environmental Sustainability in a Changing Climate”
Brock’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre (ESRC) is on the front line, nationally and internationally, connecting with industries, communities and government to look for answers and to create strategies to address pressing environmental challenges. The panel provided a glimpse into the ESRC’s work to facilitate society’s transition to sustainability. Watch videos of the presentations.
Three Minute Thesis ® Contest
As a new addition to the conference lineup of poster and oral presentations, the contest was open to students who are very far along in their Master's or PhD thesis work i.e., at the final stages of writing their thesis, or have recently defended but not yet graduated. Watch videos of the presentations.