Organized by the SOGS Academic Committee, the Western Research Forum (WRF) is the largest annual multidisciplinary graduate research conference at Western. Established in 1987, the aim of this conference is to highlight the work of Western graduate students in an academic and research context. It is designed for researchers to engage with others outside their field, with the goal of exchanging thoughts and exploring ideas from various perspectives.
This one-day free event, held in March of each year, is open to all and features graduate oral and poster presentations in research themes explored across Western, two keynote speakers, a discussion panel, free lunch, and cash prizes for Best Oral and Poster Presentations. The call for abstracts goes out in November of each year, with the abstract deadline set in December and presenter selection finalized in January.
Current and past conference proceedings, including abstracts, supplemental material, photos and videos, are available below. As of 2018, the Western Journal of Graduate Research has merged with Scholarship@Western. Previous editions of the journal are available in the SOGS Office (Middlesex College, Room 8). Many thanks to SOGS, the contributors, volunteers, administrators, and librarians who make the Western Research Forum a success.
IMPORTANT: You will need a Scholarship@Western account to submit your abstract. To create a Scholarship@Western account, please click HERE and select "Create new account".
THE ACADEMIC COMMITTEE
The SOGS Academic Committee is comprised of Western graduate students from various disciplines. The responsibilities of the committee include organizing and running the WRF, showcasing the WRF through Scholarship@Western, and the adjudication of SOGS academic awards.
2018/2019 Academic Committee Members:
Joyla Furlano (Co-Chair)
Carolyn Hill (Co-Chair)
Mollie Robyn Manley
For a list of previous members, please see below. If you would like to get involved with the Academic Committee, please contact SOGS VP Academic at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Browse the contents of Western Research Forum:
- Western Research Forum 2018 "Controversy: Challenging The Boundaries in Research"
- The Western Research Forum 2018 was held on March 16, 2018.
- Western Research Forum 2017 "Mosaic"
- The Western Research Forum 2017 was held on March 10, 2017.