Philosophy, History, and Politics Undergraduate Conference 2013


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The Department of Philosophy, History, and Politics at Thompson Rivers University offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate students. Join us at our student organized undergraduate conference in January, 2013 as we explore the past and present through presentations in Philosophy, History, and Politics.

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Philosophy, History, and Politics Undergraduate Conference 2013

  1. 1. Thompson Rivers UniversityPhilosophy, History, & Politics Conference January 17-19, 2013
  2. 2. PHP conference 2013Sixth annual conferenceOne of the few undergraduate conferences in CanadaOrganized by students, advised by two facultyChance to highlight undergraduate research and foment interdisciplinary projects
  3. 3. Conference Presentations Sessions run from 9:00AM until 3:45PM on Friday and Saturday (Lunch break, 11:45-1:00) Session are 75 minutes; 3 students present in each sessionPresenters each give a 10-15 minute presentation to students and professorsEach presenter will spend approximately 5 minutes answering questions from the audience Each session is moderated by a professor
  4. 4. Presenting at the conference
  5. 5. Benefits to presenting:Great opportunity to practice public speaking in a friendly and relaxed environmentPresenting at the PHP Conference will stand out on your resumeYou will meet other students in your field of interest from across North AmericaYou get the chance to share your research
  6. 6. Applying to present at the conferenceSubmit an abstract on our website with a theme related to Philosophy, History, or Politics, preferably by October 31st, 2012Your abstract should be 200 words and must include a title, a thesis statement, and a brief summary of the major points of your presentation
  7. 7. External Keynote Address 2013: Dr. Robert Wilson, professor of Philosophy at University of Alberta Dr. Wilson’s current research interests are Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, and Philosophy of Biology, among others.
  8. 8. PHP Conference External Keynote: Dr. Robert Wilson 7PM, Jan 18th, 2013. Irving K. Barber Centre
  9. 9. Wine & Cheese ReceptionFollowing Dr. Wilson’sAddress we will behosting a Wine &Cheese Reception in theInternational Buildinglobby. The Wine &Cheese is included withregistration.
  10. 10. Conference Banquet Jan 19th, 5:30Pm, Kamloops convention centreThe dinner will be catered by Ora Restaurant and Lounge Tickets are $30 and include a full buffet dinner and dance You may purchase an additional ticket for a guest.
  11. 11. Internal Keynote Address 2013: Dr. Wilson Bell, assistant professor of History and Politics at TRU“Protest and Power in Putins Russia”
  12. 12. Following Dr. Bell’s Presentation there will be dancing.
  13. 13. Registration Thanks to CUEF, Registration fees are FREE for TRU students. Registration closes Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at 5 pm. However, we kindly ask that all students register by Jan. 11th. All attendees must sign-in at registration table in IB lobby Jan. 17-Jan. 18. Registration includes lunch on Friday, 18th and Saturday 19th, a continental breakfast on Saturday, and tickets for the Wine & Cheese, it does not include banquet tickets.
  14. 14. For more info, or to volunteer E-mail us at phpconf@mytru.caVisit our facebook page: TRU Philosophy, History, and Politics Conference Come and see us at our table in Old Main onThursdays 12:15-1:45 for merchandise, like ourofficial conference T-Shirt, event tickets, and for more information