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Royce Conference

The Royce Conference, hosted by the Psychology Department, provides a showcase for research in the Psychology Department, as well as Psychology research in the broader university and Edmonton community. This conference includes talks and poster presentations. We invite graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members to present their work. All are welcome to attend, and we extend a special invitation to people beyond the Psychology Department. The conference is named in honour of Dr. Joseph R. Royce, who was Head of the Department of Psychology from 1960 to 1967 and Director of the Centre for Advanced Study in Theoretical Psychology from its foundation in 1966 until 1979.

Royce Abstract Submission Form (deadline is Feb 27)

31st ANNUAL ROYCE CONFERENCE

Day 1: March 23, 2017 (3:30pm - 5:30pm)

Day 2: March 24, 2017 (8:45am - 5:00pm)

Location: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, Lower Level - Room 190 (ECHA L1 190) (map)


Keynote Speaker (on Friday, March 24)
Tony VolkDr. Tony Volk (Child and Youth Studies, Brock University). Dr. Volk is a developmental scientist interested in four related topics: parenting, bullying, personality, and evolutionary history.
Keynote Address: Bullying - A Multidisciplinary Viewpoint
Humans have evolved large brains to deal with complex social problems. It is therefore not surprising that bullying is a persistent, complex social problem that has proven challenging to understand. In order to try and study this complex problem I have adopted a multidisciplinary approach that involves evolutionary, cross-cultural, social, and developmental perspectives. I will discuss the value of a multidisciplinary perspective along with the results that I have obtained by combining different disciplinary tools and perspectives.

Invited Internal Speaker (on Friday, March 24)
Nancy GalambosDr. Nancy Galambos (Psychology, University of Alberta)
Invited Address: Highlights from the Edmonton Transitions Study: The Long and Short of It


New Events This Year

1. Opening Speaker (on Thursday, March 23)
Chip TaylorDr. Lloyd "Chip" Taylor (Psychology, Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina). Dr. Taylor is currently a Fulbright Canada-Palix Foundation Distinguished Research Chair for 2016-2017.
Opening Address: Bullying, Ostracism, and ADHD

2. Undergraduate Research Showcase and Reception (on Thursday, March 23)
We will showcase undergraduate research in a special poster session in the afternoon of Thursday, March 23. We invite undergraduate students to submit an abstract to present their research as part of this showcase. The best student poster will be recognized with an award. Look for the Undergraduate Research Showcase option when you submit your abstract.

3. Scientific Café (on Friday, March 24)
This format provides an opportunity for café presenters to engage in an informal and intimate discussion of their research during the main conference. Each presenter has four opportunities (12 minutes each, consisting of a short presentation followed by discussion) to describe their research to a small group of audience members who rotate through the presentations. Each café will be positioned in a separate location. Look for the Scientific Café option when you submit your abstract.

Royce Abstract Submission
Please fill out the following form to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation. The submission deadline is Monday, February 27, 2017.

Organizing Committee
  • Wendy Hoglund
  • Jeremy Caplan
  • Peggy McFall
  • Nathan Wispinski
  • Tomi Ann Limcangco
  • Lillian Dick
Sponsors/Support
Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science, the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative, and Palix Foundation.
Previous Royce Conferences Check out the best poster and best talk awards from previous Royce conferences.