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Agora Student Conference and Journal

The Agora Undergraduate Conference showcases student work completed in Humanities and Social Sciences, Social Work, and Justice Studies classes, bringing together Red Deer Polytechnic's diverse community in celebration of student excellence. Students have the opportunity to share the results of their coursework with a public audience.

 

Welcome to the AGORA Conference!

The Agora Undergraduate Conference showcases student work from Humanities, Social Sciences, and Social Work classes, bringing together students from across campus. We are stoked to unite RDP’s community in celebration of student ideas, innovations, and art. Join us as we learn from each other in ways sure to enlighten and inspire!

Agora Conference
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Conference program and links to follow

Conference Abstracts

To apply to present at the Agora Student Conference, students are invited to submit a 100-250 word abstract of their paper. The abstract should be a summative paragraph that describes the topic of their paper, highlights the main argument, and summarizes some of the main points.

The deadline to submit abstracts is February 17, 2023

Submit your abstract for the Agora Conference

TRIGGER WARNING:
Some topics addressed during the conference may cause distress or raise feelings connected to trauma. If you are struggling, please connect with RDP Counselling Services:
• Room 1402, Main Campus
• Phone: 403.343.4064 || Email: counselling [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca
 


Agora Journal

The Agora Journal, inaugurated over a decade ago by Heather Marcovitch, PhD (English), publishes outstanding work presented at the Agora Conference.

Through the journal, student editors, under faculty supervision, receive applied instruction and experience in building professional relationships with authors, fact-checking, and copyediting.

During the course of spring and summer months, editors work diligently alongside their conference authors to prepare student papers for publication.

The Agora Journal also publishes a sister journal that showcases the work of students who are recipients of Red Deer Polytechnic's Student Writer Awards. This includes awards for Research Papers, Analytical Papers, and Creative Work, all of which have been adjudicated by a team of Red Deer Polytechnic faculty. Both of these journals are traditionally printed in beautiful hard copies with original cover art designed by Red Deer Polytechnic student artists.

You can find both the Agora Conference Proceedings and the Student Writer Awards papers in Red Deer Polytechnic's digital repository.

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