IGR Graduate Symposium

Photos from the 2015 IGR Graduate Symposium. Collage: Bruce Sutherland.

Introduction

Each year, the Institute of Geophysical Research hosts a graduate symposium during the Fall Term. In each session of the symposium, students will give 12-minute, conference-style talks, followed by 2 minutes for questions and 1 minute for change-over. An award will be given for the best talk following the symposium.

The Fall 2016 IGR Graduate Symposium will take place from 2pm to 6pm on Wednesday, October 26 in CCIS L1–047.

Registration

Registration deadline is Friday, October 21, 2016.

Registration will be done by entering information on the linked Google form. On this form you will be asked to provide the following information: 

  • Your First and Last Name
  • Your Supervisor's Last Name
  • Your Department
  • Your present degree and year in the program (e.g., 1st year MSc, 3rd year PhD, Research Associate, etc)
  • Talk Title
  • State whether you have also applied for a Student Conference Travel Award
  • If you have course or TA commitments on the afternoon of the symposium, specify the times when you cannot speak.
Remember that the audience of the IGR has a broad background. Please avoid the use of acronyms or jargon in the title. Likewise, prepare the talk so at least the first third can be understood by the whole audience.

Note that all Spring and Fall applicants and recipients of the Dr. Roy Dean Hibbs Travel Awards are obliged to give a presentation as a condition of their award.

Schedule

Here is the schedule of talks from the Fall 2015 Graduate Student Symposium.

The schedule will be strictly adhered to with a system that is used in many large conferences like the AGU and APS General Assemblies. On one side of the room will be a television screen acting as a countdown clock:

  • It will be yellow when there are less than 2 minutes remaining in the talk.
  • The screen then turns red and counts down 2 minutes during questions.
  • Finally, the screen turns black and counts down 1 minute until the start of the next talk.

The Graduate Student Symposium is generously sponsored by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

The Best Presentation award is based on audience engagement and the clarity of slides and speech. The 2015 prize was given to Darcy Cordell (2nd year MSc, Department of Physics) for his talk,

The Best Presentation award is based on audience engagement and the clarity of slides and speech. The 2015 prize was given to Darcy Cordell (2nd year MSc, Department of Physics) for his talk, "Magnetotelluric Studies of the Laguna del Maule Volcanic Field, Central Chile." Pictured: Darcy Cordell receiving the book prize from IGR Director, Bruce Sutherland.