Release Date: March 10, 2010
Media Contact: Dale Johnson, External Relations
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Bringing student research to the larger community

The University of Regina is holding its fifth annual Graduate and Undergraduate Research Conference on Friday March 12 and Saturday March 13, providing opportunities for students to share their research with the academic community and the public.

There is a wide range of research topics by students, including the arts, crime, nuclear development, poverty and sports. Among the titles of the research papers:

  • Prairie Audiences: Expectations and Experiences of Urban Saskatchewan audiences
  • Justice and forgiveness: Are we more likely to forgive our offenders when we see them being punished?
  • Underlying Risk: Deconstructing Aboriginal Women's Vulnerability to Violence
  • "Any Risk is Unacceptable" - Cultural Identity, Ethics and Support for the Nuclear Industry in Saskatchewan
  • Home not-so-sweet Home: Homelessness and You
  • The Social Construction of the Category of Women in Sport

As well as the presentations by 70 students, there will be two guest speakers: Dr. Jorge Cham and Rick Green. Cham, the creator of a comic strip about life in graduate school called Piled Higher and Deeper, will make a presentation on "The Power of Procrastination" Friday at 7 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room (128.2) in the Riddell Centre. TV personality and humorist Rick Green will speak on "ADHD and the Fine Line Between Creativity and Chaos" Saturday at 4:30 pm in the Education auditorium.

University of Regina President Vianne Timmons will open the Conference on Friday at 1 pm in Room 114 of the Education Building.

"This is an ideal opportunity for students to share their research with the public, and for the public to learn more about the research at the U of R. That's why the theme of this year's conference is ‘Creating Community Consciousness: Putting Theory into Practice,'" says Adam Belton, conference chair and vice president Academic, University of Regina' Graduate Students' Association. "We're holding a forum on ‘How Do We Create Community Consciousness?' Saturday afternoon at 2:45 pm in Room 191 of the Education Building."

There is no admission to the conference, including the addresses by Cham and Green. Free parking is available on Friday in lots 15M and 17M and on Saturday in Lots 14M, 15M, and 17M.

For more details of events at the conference, please go to http://www.uregina.ca/gradconference/.