Brandon University students present insights at Colloquium

Nearly two dozen students at Brandon University will present from their senior-level projects at a Colloquium on Monday, April 8.

Colloquium is the term for an academic meeting that discusses multiple topics, and is an apt title for this annual event, where student presentations embrace a broad diversity of subjects, from rail lines to rural broadband to radiographs to Riding Mountain National Park.

“There’s always something for everyone at the Colloquium, but I’m really impressed with this year’s lineup,” said co-organizer Dr. James Naylor, a history professor at BU, who noted that anyone, including members of the public, were invited to drop in at any point during the day, and to stay for as many presentations as they liked.

“Many of the presentation titles intrigue me, but I often find I’m surprised by something that the students approach in an unexpected way,” he said. “What each student brings in common is their enthusiasm, and that’s infectious. I learn so much each year from Colloquium.”

Naylor, along with colleagues Dr. Barbara Rose and Dr. Patricia Harms, has organized the student presentations into seven different themes this year, with three or four short presentations in each. Each theme is scheduled to last about an hour, making it easy for people to pop in and hear about particular subject matters that they are most interested in.

The full list of student presentations is posted at Presentations are made in the Louis Riel Room at Brandon University, with the first theme starting at 9 a.m. and the final theme at 4 p.m.


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