Saturday, March 21, 2009
My Paper Can Make a Bigger Splash Than You
At Nipissing University there is a rare opportunity that undergraduate students may not find anywhere else. The Second Annual Undergraduate Research Conference will be held here at NU next weekend. You won't want to miss this free event that will showcase some of the best research that our students have to offer. Be sure to arrive Friday evening at 6:30pm to register. And you'll want to be present for the keynote address set to begin at 7:15pm in the Fedeli Room that will feature Dr. Dean Bavington, NU's first Canada Research Chair. He'll be enlightening the audience about how he became a researcher throughout his academic career.
After recoverning from the free wine and cheese reception and viewing the poster presentations after the keynote, it is early to rise Saturday morning for a full day of research paper presentations. Even if you cannot attend the whole day, be sure to show up Saturday morning at 10:30am in room A224 for the "War and Society" panel. I will be presenting my paper that will shed light on the changing nature of war memory in Britain between the First and Second World Wars. Other members of the panel include James Bull, Robyn Cameron, Meaghan Edwards, and Lindsay Robinson who will present on many other specific aspects of War and Society including the Indian Army in the British Expeditionary Force, the role of Chaplains in War, and War Prisoners Interned in Canada. Many other panels throughout the day include Integrative Biology, Global Development, Culture and the Arts, Social Activism, Sociology, Environmental Science, Social Responsibility, Justice and Security, Eco-Management, and English. Really, there is something for everyone's interests and you might just learn something new.
For more information, you can visit nipissingu.ca/ugrc. Be sure to register and attend next weekend's event. I am sure that community members, North Bay locals, researchers, scholars, and guests will not be disappointed.