Students share learning at 11th annual Undergraduate Research Conference

University research has the power and potential to change the world and thenext generation of Ontario’s scientists, scholars and researchers are showcasing their work this weekend at Nipissing University’s 11th annual Undergraduate Research Conference.

The student research covers a wide array of important and interesting topics.  With cannabis legalization on the near horizon, the Saturday morning panel discussion:Chronic Cannabis Exposure Effects: Motives, Memories, Emotions, and Critical Periods, is sure to generate some buzz and provide important scientifically relevant information.

The Roundtable on Experiential Learning,Into that Darkness: Memories of the Holocaust in Poland features the reflections from the10 students who travelled to Poland to study the Holocaust as part of their third-year History course.  Other panels includeGender and Sex: Critical Considerations; Domestic Terrorism in the United States; Long Colonial Shadow: Race and History;Matters of the Mind, and much more. The event opens Friday, March 23, with a keynote address from Noah Richler, author, journalist, cultural critic, occasional broadcaster and former political candidate, at 6 p.m. in the Nipissing Theatre.

Admission is free and registration is required; you can register for the keynote address, right here. Following Richler’s address, student researchers will present their research posters in room A250, and student art will be on exhibit in the adjacent area from 8 – 10 p.m. A reception will also be held featuring food and a cash bar in room A246 from 8 – 10:30 p.m. Saturday events kick off early, with research presentations taking place throughout the day, from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. in classrooms surrounding A246.

The presentations have been grouped into related panels to better engage meaningful discussion. For a full schedule of panels, please visit the website, here. “I’m very impressed by the breadth of research and level of excellence that our undergraduate students display in the Undergraduate Research Conference, said Dr. Nathan Kozuskanich, Associate Professor of History and conference coordinator.

This conference is supportive and encouraging and provides a great opportunity for students to learn what their peers are working on and to collaborate with them while gaining valuable presentation and discussion skills that will serve them very well in their future.”

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