Dates & Times:
March 20 - 21, 2015

U of L Student/Faculty Research Showcase

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The public is invited to learn about research being conducted at the University of Lethbridge through the annual Community University Research Exhchange (CURE) and the Meeting of the Minds conference Friday and Saturday.


Friday's CURE event highlights the research being done by the U of L faculty and students involving community partners. Now in its third year, CURE began as a way to ensure the research being done at the U of L had a way to be used by community organizations, government bodies, non-governmental organizations, industry and the general public.


CURE begins at 11:15 am with opening remarks in Andy's place (AH100). Shannon Flint, assistant deputy minister with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, will give the keynote speech at 11:30 am. Lunch is provided. Speed talks are scheduled from 12:45 - 3 pm in Markin Hall, M1040. Researchers with Alberta Gambling Research Institute and the Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research will brief talks about their research. A poster session and reception is scheduled from 3 - 5 pm. The posters will highlight research being done in areas as divers as men's depression, rural nursing practice and an investigation into the medicinal properties of prairie plants.


Following CURE, everyone is welcome to attend the finals of the 3-Minute Thesis Competition, which opens the Meeting of the Minds conference, at 5:30 pm in the Atrium of Markin Hall.


Following the finals and awards presentation are sessions with the Centre for Oral History and Tradition and Blake Evernden, a graduate student who does multi-disciplinary work in new media. He will talk about his film titled Prairie Dog. Hosted by the Graduat Students' Association, the conference is now in its ninth year.


Saturday's events get underway at 9 am with oral presentations by more than 40 students. A poster session with more than 20 submissions follows from 3:30 - 5 pm and Dr. Louise Barrett, a U of L psychology professor, will be the plenary speaker at 5 pm. A full schedule of events is available online.