Brandon University’s Senior Colloquium

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Drop in for the the day or tune in for any one of our themed sessions. All presentations will be held via Zoom:

Research abstracts will give you a short preview of  what each presentation will cover. If the titles whet your appetite and leave you wanting more, simply click the “Read Abstracts” under each section to learn more!

PLEASE NOTE: This event was originally scheduled for Thursday, April 14 and has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 28.

9:15-9:30 | Opening remarks

9:30–10:45 | Chemistry Issues

Chair: Leila Robinson

Read abstracts

  • “The Synthesis of α-β unsaturated sulfonamides via Aromatic and Aliphatic Aldehydes”
    • Daniel Changmin Lee
  • “Insights into the Design of Human Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors”
    • Christian Lozeau
  • “The Bowen-Conradi Syndrome Protein EMG1 Contains an N-Terminal Intrinsically Disordered Region”
    • Nicole Russel
  • “The Bowen-Conradi EMG1 Variant is a Hypomorphic Allele”
    • Joel Hardy

10:55 – 11:45 | Human Issues

Chair: Hannah Corenblum

Read abstracts

  • “It’s A Scary Place to Come Out”: Exploring What Makes Transgender People Feel Comfortable and Safe in Shelter Settings.”
    • Matthew Paterson
  • “Predicting COVID-19 Stress with Resilience and the Big Five Personality Traits”
    • Shelby Doell

11:55 – 12:45 | Musical Issues

Chair: tba

Read abstracts

  • “Harnessing Informal Learning Practices to Encourage Lifelong Musicianship”
    • Abby Peterson & Diane Choi
  • “Mental Health and Music”
    • Kayla Godbout

12:55 – 2:15 | Political Issues

Chair: Alison Hore

Read abstracts

  • “Good Law in Section 7 of The Charter”
    • Destiny Maluga
  • “Who Gets Prioritized in Conflict? Elite and Citizen Discourse in the Nagorno Karabakh Conflict and the Effects of Citizen Exclusion”
    • Liam Nohr
  • “Crime and Colonialism”
    • Eder Torres
  • “Controlling Bodies: How Eugenics is Used to Justify the Sterilization of Indigenous Women in Canada”
    • Mandy Swidersky

    3:25 – 4:45 | Creative Issues

    Chair: Dr. Dale Lakevold

    Read abstracts

    • “Making Progress”
      • George Phillips
    • “Coming of Age: A Lyric Essay”
      • Praise
    • “The Weight of Words and Female Agency in Atwood’s ‘The Testaments’”
      • Holly Reimer
    • “Nixi”
      • Taylor Kornelsen
    • “Cybercrime and Hoverpunishment”
      • James Waugh

    4:45 – 5:20 | Three Minute Thesis

    Chair: Dean of Students Katie Gross

    New this year to the Colloquium, graduate students at BU will share their Three Minute Thesis. The 3MT is a format limited to a single slide, in which students present their work and results in compelling and engaging style, under a strict time limit.

    5:30 | Closing Remarks

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