Research Week Kicks Off At Bishop’s University
Thisyear’s theme for Bishop’s University’s annual Research Week is ‘‘Let Research Take You Outside the Box’’, and from March 24th through the 28th, the line-up of activities promises just that.
Program highlights include talks about the mindbody connection and sustainability, tours of the university’s astronomical observatory, and Bishop’s Idol, a competition which challenges research students to present their thesis in lay terms…in just 5 minutes. The jury members will be Principal Michael Goldbloom, C.M., Vice-Principal Academic Dr. Miles Turnbull and Dean of Arts and Sciences Dr. Michele Murray.
On Thursday, March 27, the Student Poster Awards, the Bishop’s Idol Awards, and the Research and Creativity Award will be handed out. The reception will also include a book launch that will focus on a special thematic issue of the Journal of Eastern Townships Studies co-edited by Principal Goldbloom and Luce Samoisette, rector of the Université de Sherbrooke, both of whom will be on hand.
Later that evening, Peter Dale Scott will deliver the F.R. Scott lecture ‘‘Coming to Jakarta by the Massawippi’’ at Bishop Williams Hall, followed by a screening of the documentary film ‘‘The Act of Killing’’. The film received an Academy Award nomination and the BAFTA award for
Finally, on March 28, Bishop’s University and the Research Centre on Aging at Université de Sherbrooke will launch the Prix de la relève, a new scientific contest open to both undergraduate and graduate students which encourages them to present a research idea related to aging in 180 seconds, in either French or English. Two prizes of $250 each will be awarded to the winners. The contest is part of the Research Centre on Aging’s 10th Scientific Day.
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