AGS Conference 2016

Acadia’s 3rd Annual Research Conference 


Research Builds Bridges

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February 26th-27th 2016 at the KC Irving Centre

Sponsored by the Acadia Graduate Students, Research and Graduate Studies, and the Office of the President & Vice-Chancellor

Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Duke, History & Classics and Head of Environmental & Sustainability Studies at Acadia

The AGS presents the 3rd annual Acadia Graduate Student Conference on February 26th and 27th. The Acadia Graduate Student Conference is an opportunity for both Graduate and Honours Students to showcase their research to peers and faculty. Stay tuned for more information! It is a great opportunity to practice presenting in front of an audience, communicating effectively, a chance to network with students and professors, and further your own professional development. Sessions will take place Friday afternoon, Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon, followed by a social event on Saturday evening at the Axe Lounge. Presentations will be judged for cash prizes.


Our call for abstracts has ended… and we received a ton of submissions! Below is our tentative schedule for February 26th and 27th. Stay tuned for our detailed itinerary.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday February 26th 2016 
1:30-2:00PM – Registration
2:00 PM – Opening remarks by David MacKinnon
2:15-3:45PM – Student Presentations
3:45-4:00PM – Break
4:00-5:30PM -Student Presentations
5:30 Mix and Mingle at U-club


Saturday February 27th 2016 
8:15-8:45AM – Refreshments
8:45-10AM -Student Presentations
10:00-10:15AM – Break
10:15-1130 -Student Presentations
11:30-1:00PM – Keynote and Lunch
1:00-2:30 -Student Presentations
2:30-2:45 – Break
2:45-4:15 -Student Presentations
8PM – Social event at the Axe – come out to chat with your fellow speakers and faculty! Enjoy Beat the Clock drink specials, music, pool and board games. All are welcome. Awards will be handed out at this time. 


Student speakers are provided with 15 minutes to present their research and answer questions. We recommend aiming for a 12 minute talk to allow for 3 minutes of questions. We look forward to learning about your work!




Come out to our social event at 8:00 on February 27th at The Axe Lounge. Didn’t make the conference? No problem! All are welcome!