Research proposals sought for graduate student conference

Brock graduate students have until Feb. 22 to submit research proposals to present at the 12th annual Mapping the New Knowledges (MNK) Graduate Student Research Conference.

Master’s and doctoral students at all stages of research can give either an oral or poster presentation at the one-day conference on Tuesday, April 11.

The event, presented by the Faculty of Graduate Studies in partnership with the Graduate Students’ Association, takes place from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Plaza Building and Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex.  

“The conference provides Brock a showcase to celebrate graduate research, highlighting the caliber and scope of graduate research at Brock,” said Jens Coorssen, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies.

“We are bringing students out of the disciplines of their home program and getting them to realize that they belong to a larger community.”

Coorssen said the conference is a forum for students to see “what other interesting things are being done by graduate students as an opportunity to strike up partnerships.”

As part of the call for proposals, students are required to include a maximum 200-word description of their research in plain language appropriate for review by a multidisciplinary committee.

Last year, about 120 graduate students from across Brock participated in the conference.

The event is tailored to provide students the opportunity to gain research presentation experience in a welcoming and transdisciplinary atmosphere.

To find out more about the conference and to submit proposals, visit the MNK website.

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