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Call for PhD and MA Rapid-Fire Presentations

October 9th, 2014 Words of the World

The organizing committee encourages each MA and PhD student at the School of Translation and Interpretation to consider taking part in the First Graduate Student Conference in Translation Studies with a rapid-fire presentation of their research project.


Our main goals are to provide our students with a venue to disseminate their research ideas and to showcase their initiatives. First-year students are also encouraged to apply. This is also a great opportunity for you to participate in promoting our program both within the Faculty of Arts, but also to external participants. Presenters will be given the opportunity to send their paper for publication in the ensuing conference volume. However, there will be a review process of those papers that will be ready for publication.


  1. Your project and presentation do not have to be related to the main theme of the conference.
  2. The content of your presentation should have the following structure: context, research question, objectives, methods, and anticipated outcomes.
  3. Each one-hour rapid-fire session includes five presentations. You will be assigned a twelve-minute block of time in which to give your presentation and engage in a brief discussion with audience members.
  4. Oral presentations should take approximately 5-7 minutes, allowing for 1-3 minutes of question and discussion time afterwards. One minute is needed for technical purposes. A moderator will be present to help ensure the session runs on time.
  5. You can either read or present freely. However, we encourage you to prepare a PowerPoint slide show (not more than 6 slides) to illustrate your talk.

For more information, please contact sti.gradconference@uottawa.ca. All presenters are invited to send a one-paragraph description of their presentation to the same e-mail address. There is no selection process, but we do ask that your presentation be revised by your (potential) MA or PhD supervisor. The application deadline is October 31. All participants will pay the discounted $20 presenter fee.

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