Please keep the following in mind when preparing your presentation: ** Presentations MUST be geared toward a gener ...
Fellow graduate students, Meeting of the Minds 2014 will have something new in store for you! As you all are awa ...
The GSA invites all students and post-docs to present their research (including research currently in progress) at ...
Abstracts can be submitted (until 11:59pm on February 7, 2014) by emailing a document (either .pdf or .docx) contai ...
Please keep the following in mind when preparing your presentation:
** Presentations MUST be geared toward a general audience **
- please avoid jargon, statistical minutia, etc.
- maximum poster dimensions are 4 feet wide by 3 feet tall
- keep text to a minimum; point-form is generally best
- 13 minutes + 2 minutes for questions (It is strongly encouraged that you leave time for questions from the audience)
- Preferred presentation format is .ppt pr .pptx (MS PowerPoint) since the all computers have Windows 7 OS.
- 50 minutes per panel + 5 minutes of questions from audience
The Mitacs Globalink program is hiring undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students to be Globalink Mentors. Globalink Mentors will be the Canadian hosts and provide all aspects of support for three to seven top international undergraduate students that have been selected by the Globalink program (http://www.mitacs.ca/globalink) to come to Canada this summer for 12 week research internships. Globalink Mentors are expected to commit on average 5hrs/week to this four or five month position and will be paid $1400 and $1700 respectively.
For the full GSM job description please go to:
After reading the job description, please email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Application deadline is Monday February 24, 2014
Fellow graduate students,
Meeting of the Minds 2014 will have something new in store for you! As you all are aware the conference format thus far has been the standard “talks and posters” kind, but it has been brought to our attention by a few enterprising graduate students that not all disciplines have their academic conferences in the same format.
Hence, to be more inclusive and enhance the experience of all graduate students, the GSA has decided to include Panel Discussions as a non-competitive category, beginning this year. All graduate students whose disciplines are more suited to this format are invited to submit abstracts/proposals for panel discussions to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 7, 2014. Abstract submission rules are the same as talks and posters which can be found here. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed.
Panel session rules (might be revised if required):
A minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 participants per panel.
50 minutes shall be allotted to each panel, which includes time for questions from the audience.
Your GSA Conference Planning Committee.
The GSA invites all students and post-docs to present their research (including research currently in progress) at Meeting of the Minds 2014, the GSA’s 8th annual multidisciplinary research conference. Registration is completely free and will include breakfast, lunch, a wine and cheese poster session, and a banquet in the evening, as well as the chance to win attractive cash prizes in a variety of categories.
Saturday, March 15th, 2014
(Abstracts must be submitted by February 7, 2014)
Markin Hall, University of Lethbridge
Meeting of the Minds represents an opportunity for U of L students to showcase their research to the university community and the broader community of Lethbridge. Both communities benefit from this exchange of ideas. In particular, people from outside the university gain an opportunity to learn about the high caliber research taking place at the U of L, much of which is: (a) funded by their tax dollars, and (b) applicable to their everyday lives. The university community also benefits – from the rare opportunity for a free exchange of ideas between academics and the general public, and among faculties and disciplines that do not often come together. Finally, student presenters benefit from the opportunity to practice placing their research into a context that is accessible to a diverse but informed audience.
How do I submit an abstract?
Instructions for submitting an abstract can be found here. The deadline is January 31, 2014. Note that abstracts will be peer-reviewed by researchers from an unrelated discipline, meaning that presenters must:
(a) avoid discipline-specific jargon, and
(b) place their research into a context that is accessible to a general audience
Can I be a judge or a reviewer?
To enrich the intellectual integrity of the conference, both the faculty (including post-docs) and graduate students are encouraged to take part in the peer review and judging process. Please email email@example.com with your department and position (faculty/post-doc/student) if you are able to assist with reviewing abstracts or judging talks or posters. Either of activities would look great on the students’ CV, and the time commitment will be very small – about 1 hour for reviewers (abstract review will take place in early February), or 2-3 hours for judges (on the day of the conference).