ISGP Nexus Conference

2017 Nexus Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Conference: Resilience

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We would like to invite graduate students to take part in the 2017 conference. This conference is envisioned by members of the ISGP as a way of embodying the essence of interdisciplinary research – becoming a meeting point for communities, disciplines, methodologies and research approaches.

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017, 9:00 – 4:00pm

Location: Thea’s Lounge, Graduate Student Society, 6371 Crescent Road

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Erin Baines: Refusal, reclamation and wartime gender-based violence
Dr. Wade Davis: The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World

Last conference’ theme was Connecting Communities and we were able to bring people from academics, government, and artists. We wanted to enrich the dialogue by adding students from other universities and from undergrad programs.

We want all participants to be interactive members of the conference since interdisciplinarity is not just catch-phrases but core parts of our approaches to developing practical and effective forms of communication.  We are asking students to focus on the roles that their research play on resilience from their own perspective.  We are aware that many students are addressing many different aspects of resilience; community resilience, health care issues resilience, expressions of resilience through art, dance and drama. Some students are focusing on issues of resilience in minority and/or marginalized or minority communities. The topic is meant to be inclusive of all issues regarding resilience.

At the conference there will be three opportunities for communicating and sharing your knowledge:

  1. Oral Presentations: The format will also consist of an individual 10-minute presentation, followed by 5 minutes of questions.
  2. Panel discussions: There might be panel discussions in the morning and afternoon. They will consist of three to fourth members with a collective presentation of 45 to 60 minutes followed by a 10 minutes of discussion and questions.
  3. Art or poster presentations or performances: Posters and alternative forms of art expression are welcome.

Abstract from presentations will have the opportunity to be published at the peer review Cutting Edge: ISGP journal.

We welcome any questions regarding posters and other forms of presentation and art expressions. Please email us at

Submission Deadline: January 30, 2017

Event is free, but registration required. Please register or submit your abstract here.