UPEI Graduate Studies and Research Conference, May 15–19

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Dr. Tim Goddard will present 2019 the 2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Mentorship Lecture

The Faculty of Graduate Studies will be holding its annual UPEI Graduate Studies and Research Conference from Wednesday, May 15 to Friday, May 17, 2019, inclusive.

Undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and faculty are encouraged to attend the three-day event that celebrates the accomplishments of UPEI’s graduate students and their research efforts. Over the course of the conference, graduate students from multiple faculties will present their research.

The conference kicks off Wednesday morning with an opening ceremony and the 2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Mentorship Lecture in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, Don and Marion McDougall Hall. Dr. Tim Goddard, a professor in UPEI’s Faculty of Education, will present “Mentoring for mutual reward: The Reciprocity of relationships.”

Most activities will occur in McDougall Hall, in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium and Schurman Market Square.

The R.G. Thomson Lecture will be delivered Thursday, May 16 at 3:15 pm. Dr. Scott Weese, a professor at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College, will present “An unintended path through emerging infectious diseases.”

The 2019 Zoetis Award Research Excellence Lecture entitled “Tracing superbugs. Can we estimate the risks?” will be presented by Dr. Javier Sanchez, a professor of health management at UPEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College on Friday, May 17 at 8:30 am.

There is no cost to register and a full conference schedule and abstracts for the presentations are available at the conference website. All are welcome.

The University of Prince Edward Island prides itself on people, excellence, and impact and is committed to assisting students reach their full potential in both the classroom and community. With roots stemming from two founding institutions—Prince of Wales College and Saint Dunstan’s University—UPEI has a reputation for academic excellence, research innovation, and creating positive impacts locally, nationally, and internationally. UPEI is the only degree granting institution in the province and is proud to be a key contributor to the growth and prosperity of Prince Edward Island.


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