Re­search Week Kicks Off At Bishop’s Univer­sity

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

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

best doc­u­men­tary.

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.

For more in­for­ma­tion about Re­search Week, please visit:

http://www.ubish­ops.ca/in­dex. php?id=1085

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