Schedule

The conference program is now available, click here to download a copy.

Please note that our program will only be available electronically. If you require a paper copy of the program please print it prior to attending. We will have program stations available at the conference, where individuals will be able to view a paper copy of the schedule.

For poster and symposium guidelines please see our instructions for presenters or  submissions page.

Please report any errors to: jmorrish@brocku.ca

Conference Locations

Pre-Conference Events

Wednesday May 2, 2018

Postdoc Networking Event – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This casual networking event is a great opportunity to meet fellow Canadian postdocs. You might spark a new collaboration, discover new funding opportunities, or learn something new about the job market. If you have any questions about the Postdoc Networking event please contact Shaylene Nancekivell at snancek@umich.edu.

Location: Gord’s Place (84 James Street, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 5B9) – Reservation is under “Development 2018”

Conference Schedule

Thursday May 3, 2018

7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

  • Conference registration & morning coffee (breakfast/food will not be served): Walker Sports Complex

8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

  • Morning sessions: Academic South

10:00 to 10:30 a.m.

  • Mid-morning coffee break (Coffee, tea, and snacks will be available): Academic South

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Morning sessions: Academic South

12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

  • Lunch and Poster Session I: Market Hall in Thistle Building

2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

  • Afternoon sessions: Academic South

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

  • Mid-afternoon coffee break (Coffee, tea, and snacks will be available): Thistle Building

4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

  • Conference Keynote Address: Dr. Stephen Suomi
    • Sean O’Sullivan Theatre

6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

  • Food truck event dinner (optional): Market Hall
    • Following our Thursday keynote talk by Dr. Stephen Suomi, an outdoor welcome reception and food truck social will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Market Hall (see campus map). This event is for all attendees and their family and friends. All are welcome! There will be live music and three local food trucks: Avella’s Wood Oven Pizza, Gorilla Cheese and Yellow Pear.  All registered conference attendees will receive one free drink ticket for the Food Truck event. Food costs will be the responsibility of each attendee and CASH will be the required payment.  We hope you will be able to join us to socialize with your colleagues and enjoy some delicious food!
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Friday May 4, 2018

9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

  • Morning sessions: Academic South

10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

  • Mid-morning coffee break (Coffee, tea, and snacks will be available): Academic South

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Morning sessions: Academic South

12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

  • Lunch and Poster Session II: Market Hall in Thistle Building

2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

  • Afternoon sessions: Academic South

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

  • Closing reception (hors d’oeuvres reception): Market Hall in Thistle Building
    • The reception is included in registration fee and includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket

5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

  • Conference Keynote Address: Dr. Jennifer Jenkins
  • Award Presentations for Student Oral and Poster Presentation Award Winners
    • Sean O’Sullivan Theatre

Evening

  • Group Excursions to local attractions – to be arranged by the delegates themselves, please visit our Suggested Activities page for more information