March is Research Month at Nipissing University. Over the course of the month, we will be celebrating the impact of Nipissing’s research locally, nationally and internationally, through a series of events designed to share our research with the broader community. We invite you to discover the ways our research inspires innovation, improves lives and makes the world a better place.
The Undergraduate Research Conference celebrates the contributions of undergraduate research at Nipissing University and across Ontario. It provides an opportunity for students to present a research project they are working on while engaging in scholarly debate amongst each other.
Students are invited to present an original poster, art installation, oral presentation of a paper or a panel presentation of a series of related papers.
This conference is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to showcase their work in a professional setting before their peers, faculty, and the public.
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a university-wide competition for Masters and Doctoral students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges.
The challenge is to present complex research material in an engaging, compelling way, using only one slide. The three minute thesis competition provides graduate students with an opportunity to refine skills that can be transferred after graduation to diverse career paths. Distilling research into a clear form, without over-simplifying or making it overly-complex, and highlighting the wider implications of this research are important skills to carry into post-graduate employment and public service.
Additional event information is being finalized and will be added soon - please stay tuned!
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
- Tue9Mar11:30 am -Online via Zoom
"Adapting to your environment: Conducting hormones and behaviour research during the pandemic" - In this talk, I will discuss my program of research, how it has been affected by the global pandemic, and our novel approach to conducting social neuroendocrinology research.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
- Thu11Mar11:30 am -Online via Zoom
"The Reception of Greek Tragedy in Australia: 1858 to the Present" - In this brief talk I report on my long-term research project examining the “reception” of Greek tragedy in Australia from British colonization up to the present day.
- Thu11Mar12:00 pm -Online via Zoom
"The more we get together: Groups as a vehicle for positive youth development through sport" - In this presentation, I will give an overview of ongoing research projects and innovative methods we use to understand how perceptions of the social sport environment relate to prosocial and antisocial behaviors towards teammates, as well as indices of mental health and sport adherence.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
- Thu18Mar11:30 am -Online via Zoom
"Impact of COVID on Direct Support Workers Supporting Adults with Intellectual Disabilities - A Rural Ontario Case Study" - In this talk, I will share preliminary research insights regarding the impact of COVID-19 and associated social and physical distancing measures, on direct support workers supporting people labelled with intellectual and developmental disabilities in rural Ontario.
- Thu18Mar12:00 pm -Online via Zoom
"Understanding the support landscape for people living with rare or young onset dementia in Canada" - The voices of people with young onset or rare dementia are seldom heard. In this presentation we will provide an overview of the Rare Dementia Support Impact Study, and share preliminary findings on the Canadian landscape for the delivery of care and support for people diagnosed with dementia prior to the age of 65.
Thursday, March 25, 2021
- Thu25Mar11:30 am -Online via Zoom
"Shall we dance? Social isolation, loneliness and dementia care" - Social isolation and loneliness gripped the nation when the pandemic interrupted our usual patterns of daily life. For many people living with dementia and their care partners though, these were already familiar experiences. In this presentation, we will discuss social isolation and loneliness and how it affects people living with dementia in ways that are often overlooked.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
The Undergraduate Research Conference provides an opportunity for students to present a research project they are working on while engaging in scholarly debate amongst each other.