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Thank you and Congratulations!

Thank you to everyone who supported our conference Friday and Saturday: The Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, The Office of the President, ASU, all judicators and professors that provided support to us, the KCIC for hosting us, anyone who helped spread the word, and of course our student speakers! The talks were all very information, well articulated and exemplified the dedication to student research that occurs at Acadia University. Congratulations to Morgan Brown for earning The Dean of Research and Graduate Studies Award for best Master’s student speaker, Mercedes Peters for earning The Office of the President’s Award for best Honours student speaker, and Davita DesRoches for receiving the Student’s Choice Award! Stay tuned for further recaps on our 3rd Annual Student Research Conference, hosted by your AGS executive!

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Your AGS pictured above: (left to right) Emily Chase, Krista Kroeninger, Sara Klapstein, Amanda Loder, and Christine Anderson. Thanks to Laura Logan-Chesney for taking our picture 🙂

Wonder What Time Your Talk Is? See Our Schedule Below!

Pamphlets will be provided with the following information at the conference.

REGISTRATION

1:30-2:00    Registration at the KCIC

2:00-2:15    Opening remarks from David MacKinnon

AFTERNOON SESSION I (2:15-3:45PM)

2:15-2:30  Luke Edgar- Anti-inflammatory Mechanism of Relaxin-2 and 3 Neuroprotection on Oxygen and Glucose Deprived Brain Tissue

2:30-2:45  Matthew English- Winter Diet And Body Condition Of American Black Ducks In Atlantic Canada

2:45-3:00   Cameron Brown- ‘The Wire’: A Pedagogical Bridge to Political-Economy?

3:00-3:15   Erika Holland- Dietary Analysis of Anthropogenic Debris in Digestive Tract Contents of Canadian Freshwater Birds

3:15-3:30  Suleiman Semalulu- Attitudes Towards Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Academics: The Use of Cognitive Enhancers

3:30-3:45  Leah Bennett- Synthesis and Characterization of Ruthenium and Osium Polypyridyl Coordination Complexes used as Photosensitizers for Photodynamic Therapy

BREAK (3:45-4:00PM)

AFTERNOON SESSION II (4:00-5:30PM)

4:00-4:15  Sonya Ardley- Investigating the Effluent of a Local Food Processing Facility

4:15-4:30  Adam Godfrey- A paleolimnological assessment of the impact of past anthropogenic disturbance on water quality and metal chemistry on the Avon River, Nova Scotia

4:30-4:45  Ryan d’Eon- Canadian Censors during the Second World War

4:45-5:00 Stephanie White- Effects of lighting and fencing on mammal movement through newly constructed terrestrial and aquatic wildlife underpasses in Antigonish, Nova Scotia

5:00-5:15   Jessica Bundy- Community Perceptions of the Police: African Nova Scotian Experience in Digby

5:15-5:30  Brandon Landry- Marine Fungal Biodiversity of Kingsport, Nova Scotia Seawater

END OF DAY 1 – 5:30PM  MIX AND MINGLE AT THE U-CLUB

ARRIVAL & REFRESHMENTS (8:15-8:45AM)

8:15-8:45    Refreshments at the KCIC

MORNING SESSION I (8:45-10:00AM)

8:45-9:00    Amanda Loder- Understanding Constructed Wetland Senescence to Sustain Wildlife Habitat in the Cumberland Marsh

9:00-9:15    Julia McCain- Synthesis and Characterization of Cyclometalated Ruthenium(II) Complexes for Applications in Photoactivated Cancer Therapy

9:15-9:30   Robert Pantalone- Good night, Malaysia Three-seven-zero: Understanding Expert Knowledge in the Absence of Evidence

9:30-9:45    Lauren Murray- The Loss of Independence: the Changing Nature of the Agency of the Early Christian Ascetic Women

9:45-10:00   Elise Snow-Kropla- The Crass Ceiling: Female Comedians and an Analysis of Sexism Within Stand-Up Comedy

BREAK (10:00-10:15AM)

MORNING SESSION II (10:15-11:30AM)

10:15-10:30  Laura Logan-Chesney- Atlantic sturgeon breaching behaviour in Minas Basin, inner Bay of Fundy, Canada

10:30-10:45  Mercedes Peters- A Respectable Solution to the Indian Problem: Canadian Genocidal Intent, Non-Physical Conceptions of Destruction and Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq 1867-1970

10:45-11:00  Jenna Colclough- Examining Ptolemaic and Roman period approaches to funerary artwork

11:00-11:15   Chelsea Penney- Is Maternal or Zygotic Environment More Important in Determining Offspring Phenotype?

11:15-11:30  Rebecca Wilson- Zeus and Xenia in Shelley’s Frankenstein

(11:30AM-1:00PM) Lunch and Keynote Speaker

AFTERNOON SESSION I (1:00-2:30PM)

1:00-1:15  Davita DesRoches- Weaving Fantastic Garlands: Graphing Networks of Meaning in Charlotte Smith’s Elegiac Sonnets

1:15-1:30  Emily Chase- An Examination of Virus Infected Strawberry Plants

1:30-1:45  Norah Bonsteel- An Intimate Charm: A History of National Park Creation in England and Wales

1:45-2:00 Dewey Dunnington-

2:00-2:15  Kody Crowell- Validating Tidal Models in the Bay of Fundy using Surface Drifters

2:15-2:30  Eileen Haskett- Use of mesocosms to test the effects of changing suspended sediment concentration on Corophium volutator, Pygospio elegans, and Chaetozone setosa

BREAK (2:30-2:45PM)

AFTERNOON SESSION II (2:45-4:15PM)

2:45-3:00   J. Morgan Brown- Adult and hatch-year blackpoll warblers exhibit radically different regional-scale movements during post-fledging

3:00-3:15  Alice Lacaze-Masmonteil- Cordial Labeling of Closed Chains of Cycles

3:15-3:30  Carlie Visser- Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Radical Intellectual of the Working Class

 3:30-3:45  Christine Anderson- Herring Gulls: Population Scale Patterns of Movement and Habitat Use

3:45-4:00  Wayne Johnston- Cultural Evolution and Roman Expansion

4:00-4:15  Robin Dornan- Amphibian conservation monitoring using passive integrated transponder tags

END OF DAY 2 – 8:00PM THE AXE SOCIAL

 

 

 

The Axe Social Event – All Welcome! Feb 27th @ 8:00pm

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After the conference why not join us at the Axe to celebrate student research? There will be music and some great drink specials going on! All are welcome – bring some friends or family. Faculty are encouraged to attend so why not ask your supervisors to join too! If you couldn’t make any of the conference talks but still want to join us feel free to do so!

Awards will be handed out during this time.

See you at 8:00pm @ The Axe Lounge!

AGSA Conference Details:

Acadia Graduate Student Conference 2015

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“Towards a Better Future”

 February 27th & 28th

KC Irving Center

Auditorium

Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Keynote:

Dr. Catherine Morley

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

 

Come out to the panel sessions to learn more about the multi-disciplinary research happening at AcadiaU.

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!

Schedule will go live after 5 PM

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