UWill Discover is a campus wide primarily undergraduate conference that showcases research, ideas, inventions and creative activity by students from every department and faculty on campus. It’s an opportunity for students to share their work in an interdisciplinary context with faculty and their peers. Students can also get involved in organizing the conference. Prizes are awarded for the top 3 presentations in each faculty.
This year’s conference, “UWill Discover 2017” took place on Friday, March 31 in the Ambassador Auditorium, CAW Student Centre, and featured roughly 70 presenters. The Keynote speaker was Dr. Susan Larson (Council on Undergraduate Research, Washington D.C.), and she spoke on new developments in undergraduate research. Dr. Susan Larson (BA, Univ. of Manitoba; PhD, McMaster University) is a Professor in the Psychology Department at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.
Gordon Grisenthwaite undergrad student with the English Department, read a section from his story: “T.H.E. King” earning him a First Place. “T.H.E. King” is from his longer collection of stories called And Still We Laugh. The conference Chair, Simon du Toit, was pleased to inform Gordon Grisenthwaite that he had won First Prize for his presentation!
As a side note, Grisenthwaite’s essay on a related topic, "Humour and Coping in Native Writing" has been accepted for publication in Write magazine, the publication of the Writer’s Union of Canada.
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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE for U Will 2017:
Simon du Toit, Outstanding Scholars, Conference Chair
Tim Brunet, Public Affairs and Communications
Amy Davie, Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Dave Johnston, Leddy Library
Lori Lewis, Office of Public Affairs and Communications
Nicole Noël, Office of Research and Innovation Services
Mike Polychuk, EPICentre
Jessica Raffoul, Centre for Teaching and Learning
This conference received generous financial support from:
Office of the President
Office of the Provost
Office of the Vice President, Research and Innovation
Office of the Vice President Student Experience
Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Human Kinetics
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Science
Odette School of Business