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Thursday, June 23 • 10:30 - 11:20
CON05.11 - Building Possibility: Creating a Community of Scholars Through Interdisciplinary Studies, Undergraduate Research and Faculty/Staff Collaboration

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High achieving students are plentiful on many of our campuses. More and more undergraduate students are looking for unique program opportunities to develop their research skills and accentuate their academic talents. Presenters explore the challenges and successes of an innovative, researched based undergraduate program for high achievers. The presentation will offer strategies for addressing these issues through collaborative programming between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs. This presentation provides a model for a cohesive program that aims to reward students for their dynamic and interdisciplinary research interests.


Rebecca Smith

Scholar's Program and Academic Outreach Coordinator from The Student Success Centre. A seasoned staff member at Western focusing on programs for High Achieving students as well as programs for other unique populations on campus. Such as students involved in the School Within A University... Read More →

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Laurence de Looze

Professor Laurence de Looze has been a member of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Western Ontario since 1994. Before he came to UWO, he was a professor of French at Boston University and of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. He teaches a wide range of courses, both large and small, in the Modern Languages and French Departments. His research also ranges widely with much of it in French, Spanish, a... Read More →

Thursday June 23, 2016 10:30 - 11:20 EDT
UCC 67