RESCHEDULED: Student research in spotlight with Senior Colloquium, Three-Minute Thesis

April 8, 2022

UPDATE:

Due to the storm, which has closed campus and is expected to cause power and internet outages, the Senior Student Colloquium and Three-Minute Thesis event scheduled for Thursday, April 14 has been postponed to Thursday, April 28th.

The program and Zoom link remain the same are accessible here: www.brandonu.ca/colloquium


A pair of Brandon University (BU) events will be combined on Thursday, April 14 Thursday, April 28 in a celebration of student research.

The annual Senior Colloquium, featuring undergraduate research, will be bolstered by the addition of BU’s Three-Minute Thesis competition. Rescheduled from Friday, April 8, Three-Minute Thesis features short and engaging presentations by graduate students. Both events will be streamed live on Zoom, with the Colloquium starting at 9:15 a.m., followed by the Three-Minute Thesis presentations, beginning at 4:45 p.m.

In total more than 20 students are scheduled to share their work during the Colloquium and Three-minute Thesis. Cancelled due to the pandemic in 2020, The Colloquium returned last year as an online event with 15 presenters.

“This year’s program is very diverse,” said Dr. Dominique Hetu, who is a member of the Colloquium’s organizing committee along with Dr. Barbara Rose and Dr. Rick Baker. “The panels showcase the incredible multidisciplinary work our students are doing at BU, especially in trying times. Another aspect worth noticing this year is the presence of creative projects, which gives visibility to the remarkable artistic research being done at BU.”

Presentations have been broken into themed sessions based on the topics they address:

  • Chemistry Issues, 9:30 a.m.
  • Human Issues, 10:55 a.m.
  • Musical Issues, 11:55 a.m.
  • Political Issues, 12:55 p.m.
  • Bioenvironmental Issues, 2:25 p.m.
  • Creative Issues, 3:25 p.m.
  • Three Minute Thesis, 4:45 p.m.

A full schedule of presentations, including research abstracts and streaming information, can be found online at BrandonU.ca/Colloquium.

“Research is a vital piece of the learning experience for so many of our students,” Dr. Hetu said. “All these different sets of critical and creative skills show the varied expertise students develop at BU so that we can make better sense of our world.”