ISGP Nexus Conference

Nexus Interdisciplinary Conference 2019:

Wicked Problems and Interdisciplinary Solutions

We would like to invite graduate students and community members to take part in the 2019 Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Conference. This conference is envisioned by students of the ISGP as a way of embodying the essence of interdisciplinary research – becoming a meeting point for communities, disciplines, methodologies and research approaches.

This conference creates a space for interdisciplinary dialogue and learning. We are calling for presenters to reflect on their work and the opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned unique to interdisciplinary research and problem-solving. We encourage risk-taking and creative presentation formats that move beyond text-based and findings-oriented formats.

Date: Friday, March 22, 2019

Time: 9:00 – 4:00pm

Location: To be Announced

The event is free, but registration required to ensure that enough food is provided.

Download the  2019 ISGP NEXUS Conference Poster.

Submit an abstract for one of the following presentation formats:
1) Case Study Presentation: 15 minute oral presentation that highlights why an interdisciplinary approach was used in research, and how it was successful (and less successful) in addressing a wicked problem.

2) Failing Forward Presentation: A light-hearted 5 minute presentation to bravely share one research or project failure and the key lessons you learned that impacted how you now do interdisciplinary problem-solving. This style offers the perk of having valuable feedback, mentorship, and support from peers and UBC scholars.

3) Workshop: A one-hour interdisciplinary competency-building workshop to teach students practical skills and/or methods. Interactive, innovative, and hands-on sessions designed to help students develop new skills or know-how are prioritized.

Submit your abstract online here.