Agora Student Conference and Journal

Student presenting at podium

Welcome to the AGORA Conference!

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 will share the results of their coursework with a public audience.

Proud of your work? We are thrilled 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.

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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:

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

During the 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 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.

About the event
Saturday, Apr 13 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Applied Research
Current Students
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