Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Featured upcoming research events hosted or coordinated by UAlberta's Office of the Vice-President (Research):


Tuesday, November 7th, 4:30 pm in Room 150, Telus Centre

Each fall, the Office of the Vice-President (Research) and the Kule Institute for Advanced Study co-host Open Minds in celebration of talented and innovative humanities and social sciences colleagues at the University of Alberta. The event features lightning talks from researchers funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). It showcases the importance of their work in helping us better understand ourselves and our world through the study of people and society.

Themes of 2017's Open Minds lightning talks include: Indigenous students and theatre arts, Syrian Refugee families' transition to Canada, children's language use, temporary foreign workers, perceptions of the environment among religious settlers, human rights in municipal planning, feminists' contributions to future energy options, school sport programs for low-income youth, and women premiers in Canada and Australia.

2017 Speakers:

Dr. Sandeep Agrawal ~ Professor & Inaugural Director ~ Faculty of Science
Dr. Diane Conrad ~ Associate Professor ~ Faculty of Education
Dr. Juhani Järvikivi ~ Professor ~ Faculty of Arts
Dr. Oluwabukola Salami ~ Assistant Professor ~ Faculty of Nursing
Dr. Lauren Sulz ~ Assistant Professor ~ Faculty of Education
Dr. Linda Trimble ~ Professor ~ Faculty of Arts
Dr. Joseph Wiebe ~ Assistant Professor ~ Augustana Campus
Dr. Sheena Wilson ~ Associate Professor ~ Campus Saint-Jean
Dr. Sophie Yohani ~ Associate Professor ~ Faculty of Education

Registration is not required, but appreciated. Register here

To view presentations at past Open Minds events, please visit the Open Minds YouTube page.