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October 22, 2014
 
 
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News about the FGPS Research Day 2011

Nov 30/11

A successful Research Day in the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Last Wednesday, October 23, saw the inaugural "Research Day" presentations by graduate student recipients of the first Research and Travel Awards, initiated in 2011. It was an all-day event, starting at 9:30 in the morning, and lasting until 4:00 PM.Participants and visitors were treated to over twenty presentations, each fifteen minutes long, by graduate students in a range of disciplines, including Management, Psychology, Global Governance, Religious Studies, History, English and Film Studies, and Social Work.

The research on display, the scholarly acumen, the passion and energy, were all at an exceedingly high level, with topics ranging from religious currents in India, to research into Aboriginal health policy, to supply chain management, to what it means to be a social worker, and everything in between. It also afforded graduate students and faculty the opportunity to interact with each other, share interests, and listen to how similar lines of inquiry are pursued in various disciplines, and many students remarked on how intriguing it was to meet graduate students in other disciplines whose research, theory, and arguments touched so closely upon their own, and enlarged upon the field of specialty.

It is our hope that new lines of inquiry and communication and perhaps even friendships were initiated in the process, and that this will continue to be the case as we pursue similar events in the coming years.

See the abstracts for the research presentations.

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