The SOGS Academic Committee is proud to host the annual Western Research Forum 2019 on Friday, March 22, 2019, from 9:00-2:30 pm. As a university-wide interdisciplinary conference, we offer all graduate students the opportunity to present their work to researchers from various fields. This year research at all stages (e.g. proposal, interim, completed) will be featured.

For the full program, please see this link.

8:45-9:00 am: Registration and refreshments.
9:00-12:15 pm: Oral Presentations and workshop (Western Interdisciplinary Research Building 1170). The workshop is titled "Telling Your (Research) Story" and it will be facilitated by Research Western (description below).
12:15-1:15 pm: Lunch at the Grad Club
1:15-2:30 pm: Poster Presentations, Booths, and awards ceremony (Physics & Astronomy Atrium)

If you have any questions please contact sogs.academiccommittee@gmail.com


Telling Your (Research) Story

What’s your story, and why should you tell it?

What’s the best vehicle for getting your point across? How can you cut through the noise?

In an age where we’re constantly bombarded by seemingly bottomless datasets, flashing GIFs and screaming pundits, the desire to tell our stories seems to offer more questions than answers. Effectively communicating your research often takes thought and effort. (Good news: there are people who can help.)

While this dialogue will focus predominantly on research storytelling (it’s a large part of what we do, after all), the concepts of understanding an audience, developing a message and preparing for an interview have practical applications outside academia.

TL;DR: Let’s tell our stories more effectively.

Browse the contents of Western Research Forum 2019: