Annual conferences provide valuable learning opportunities for students in School of Arts and Sciences

Date posted: 
Tue, 04/03/2018
RDC Student Conferences 2018

Red Deer College undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines will engage in real-life academic learning at the Agora Undergraduate Conference and the RDC Student Science Conference, both of which will be held at RDC on April 6 and 7.

At these events, undergraduate students from RDC’s School of Arts and Sciences will have the opportunity to present their research and connect with peers, faculty and community members in a conference setting.

On Friday, April 6, students from both conferences will learn from keynote speaker, Dr. Ute Wieden-Kothe from the University of Lethbridge. Dr. Widen-Kothe is a biochemist who specializes in RNA and proteins and regularly participates in community outreach.

Following this keynote presentation, students will continue their conference activities on Saturday with scholarly engagement and presentations specific to their disciplines.

Students from the Bachelor of Arts, Social Work and Media Studies & Professional Communication programs will present at the Agora Undergraduate Conference. At sessions moderated by RDC faculty, students will share research, essays, poster presentations or creative works on a variety of topics.

Students from the Bachelor of Science programs, including Biology, Chemistry, Engineering and other sciences, as well as Nursing students who have completed physiology research projects, will present their work at the Student Science Conference. Students will present posters on Friday evening and will deliver 15-minute discussions on a wide variety of topics throughout the day on Saturday. Award presentations will take place at the end of the conference.

Members of the media and the public are invited to attend. Please note that there is no admission fee to attend these conferences, and all activities will take place at the Red Deer College main campus (see map).

Friday, April 6 | Conference Activities
5:30 to 7:00 p.m. - Opening Reception and Student Poster Presentations | Cornerstone, Room 1500

7:15 to 8:30 p.m. - Welcome and Keynote Speaker, Dr. Ute Wieden-Kothe | Margaret Parsons Theatre, Room 1400

8:30 p.m.  - Award Presentations for Posters | Margaret Parsons Theatre, Room 1400

Saturday, April 7 | Conference Activities
Agora Undergraduate Conference      

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.             
Rooms 2301, 2302, 2303, 2304 and 2305     

Student Science Conference
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cornerstone, Room 1500, and Room 1303

Further information is available on the Agora Undergraduate Conference page and on the poster for the RDC Student Science Conference 2018.

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For additional information contact:

Shelley Newman
Communications Strategist – Corporate

Brent Forster
Communications Strategist – Corporate