Political Science Graduate Student Conference

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Political Science Graduate Student Conference

Published on June 12 2012


The graduate students in Brock's Political Science program organized a unique conference for graduate stuents in their discipline at universities in Southern Ontario.  This conference was organized by the Political Science Department's students to foster the coming together of Master’s students from Brock and neighboring institutions to share their research. The objective was to cultivate dialogue among graduate students and to encourage research sharing and collaboration. The conference was an opportunity for students to hone their research presentation skills, gain conference presentation experience and receive feedback from other students and faculty. This interdisciplinary conference (International Relations, History, Urban Planning and Development, Philosophy, Education)  provided an opportunity for Graduate students from 5 Southern Ontario Universities (Brock, Waterloo, Guelph, Ryerson, York) to come together and share their experiences and knowledge. In addition to four panel presentations at the conference, faculty from the department of Political Science at Brock were present as discussants on the panels, and to extend the conversations beyond the presentations during a social in the evening.  There were about 40 participants who attended the conference at Brock.  All enjoyed the day, appreciating the forum to share their research work, and the chance to interact with students and faculty members.  Photos of the event are available.