Conferences and Events

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Conferences and Events

10th Annual
Mapping the New Knowledges
Graduate Student Research Conference

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Plaza Building and Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex

We are marking a decade of showcasing excellence in graduate student research and scholarship.

Plan to be part of the celebration — select one of three ways that fits you best to participate on April 9.

All conference participants must provide a 200-word (maximum) description of research in plain language appropriate for review by a multidisciplinary committee.

You can participate in the conference in one of three ways:

  • Display a poster (SEE GUIDELINES) — Proposals due Friday, Feb. 20
  • Give an oral presentation (SEE GUIDELINES) — Proposals due Friday, Feb. 20
  • Take the 3MT® (Three Minute Thesis) challenge — Registration open until Friday, Jan. 23

The conference is a wonderful way to make connections with your graduate student colleagues from all Faculties and to see the depth and breadth of graduate research activity. As well, you’ll gain valuable presentation experience that you can list on your CV and include as part of scholarship applications.

If you have questions about participating in the conference, please contact: Heather Junke, Communications Officer, Dean's Office, Faculty of Graduate Studies at: 

Why Mapping matters to you

• Graduate students gain rewarding professional experience when presenting their research in these enthusiastic environments

• Through the conference, graduate students meet, interact and exchange ideas with students from all parts of the University

• Student CVs are bolstered by evidence that graduate students not only undertake research, but disseminate their findings

• Strong CVs listing successful conference presentations will support applications for scholarships

“Mapping the New Knowledges is a central component to the University’s declared vision and contributes to the crossing of disciplinary boundaries for faculty and students on many levels each year”

— Mike Plyley, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies




Be part of the 2015 conference

• Call for Oral and Poster Proposals — SUBMISSION CLOSED
Deadline: Friday, Feb. 20
Graduate students at all stages of their research are invited to display a poster or give an oral presentation.


• 3MT® Contest Preliminary Round and Social 

Graduate students who have registered for the contest will compete on Feb. 25 to win a spot at the contest final on April 9.
After the preliminary round, Brock's graduate studies community is invited to enjoy Niagara's "best" refreshments and live music by "Birds of Ontario." The social will be hosted by Research is On Tap and sponsored by the GSA and FGS. 


Call for Nominations to MNK Awards

• Graduate Mentorship Awards — deadline Tuesday, March 10
• NEW — Marilyn Rose Graduate Leadership Award — deadline Tuesday, March 10

The awards will be presented at the MNK conference, Thursday, April 9.

Click here for more information


2014 Research Café: 
Bullying – from classroom to workplace

Held on Friday, Nov. 21, this free public forum, involved Brock faculty and graduate student researchers, will add to the dialogue that will be under way across the country during Bullying Awareness Week in Canada, Nov. 16 to 22.

The Source COGECO TV coverage (Reporter Holly Mohr; produced by Mark Bennett)
Graduate students part of Research Cafe (Brock News, Nov. 13)
Research Cafe looks at bullying, from classroom to workplace (Brock News, Oct. 28)

See the list of presenters at the 2014 conference in April:

Concurrent Oral Sessions

Poster Session

3MT finals