Showcasing student research at NU

Top student researchers from every faculty investigating topics as diverse as early America to social media and Kinematics to sexuality and stereotypes will be showcasing their work this weekend during Nipissing University’s ninth annual Undergraduate Research Conference (UGRC), April 1 and 2.

Organized around the theme of Community and Partnership, the UGRC launches on Friday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in room F210 with aKeynote address from Brittany Luby, a PhD candidate from Laurentian University, titledHistorical Researcher and Research Subject: The Challenges of Writing Community History from within the Academy.

The Friday night festivities continue with more than 30 student researchers displaying and speaking to their academic research posters from 8 – 9 p.m. in room A250, and a reception and art installation from 8 – 10 p.m. in A246.

The UGRC picks up again on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. with a full day featuring more than 50 students participating in 15 separate panel discussions on a wide range of topics.

Closing remarks and the awards ceremony take place on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in room A246.

“This is an important event for our students.  They have logged countless hours conducting their research over the past semester and they are incredibly passionate and engaging, ” said Dr. Hilary Earl, associate professor of History and one of the UGRC organizers.  “The UGRC helps us to celebrate their work and provides a fantastic opportunity for students to gain experience in delivering academic presentations, which is incredibly useful for them moving forward.”

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