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It is our pleasure to invite you to the University of Lethbridge for Meeting of the Minds 2014, the GSA’s 8th Ann ...
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 ...
It is our pleasure to invite you to the University of Lethbridge for Meeting of the Minds 2014, the GSA’s 8th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference.
Participation in the GSA Conference has continued to increase since its inception in 2006, and this year’s conference will be the largest one yet. Our 67 presenters include undergraduates and graduate students, representing an incredibly broad range of disciplines – Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, Education, Fine Arts, New Media and Health Sciences. Organizing a conference of this size and scope requires an army of volunteers, and we would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the students and faculty who graciously volunteered to help us review abstracts and evaluate presentations. We are also extremely grateful for financial support from the University of Lethbridge and the School of Graduate Studies.
Throughout the day, 41 students will give 12-minute talks about their research and then take questions from the audience for 2-3 minutes. The talks are randomly arranged (not grouped by subject or discipline) into four sessions, with two sessions in the morning and two in the afternoon. Also in the program will be two panel discussions by Sociology students and the 3 Minute Thesis® competition, both for the first time at the Meeting of the Minds. Between sessions, we will provide breakfast, lunch, and coffee/refreshments in the Atrium. Following the final session of talks, there will be a poster session and a wine and cheese event in M1035 and the Atrium, respectively. The poster session will also include a special exhibit from a New Media student. Please don’t feel that you need to limit yourself to only one of these events, grab a beverage from the Atrium and head on over to M1035 to take in the posters and interact with the presenters.
This year’s Plenary Address will be given by Dr. Dennis McCormac of the Ontario Genomics Institute. We are extremely honoured to host Dr. McCormac, and look forward to his presentation titled ‘Cloud Computing or Crowd Computing – Meeting Minds and Using Them to My Advantage.’
Following the Plenary Address, we will end the evening with an awards ceremony in M1040 followed by a cocktail reception in the Atrium.
For a full downloadable copy of the program, click here: BOOK OF ABSTRACTS-MEETING OF THE MINDS-2014.
Thank you very much for your participation in Meeting of the Minds. We hope that your experience is enjoyable and intellectually rewarding.
The 2013-2014 GSA Conference Planning Committee
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.