AUS Conference

Arts Undergraduate Society Conference

Since 2014, the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) has held an annual Humanities and Social Sciences conference for Arts undergraduate students to present their research. The conference is normally held in January, with the deadline for research proposal submissions in mid-December.

ASRW was closely involved in the development of the inaugural conference (“Think Bigger!”) and continues to support the conference by providing consultation to its organizers, delivering workshops that help student presenters prepare, and sponsoring student presenters. The annual AUS conference is an excellent local conference and we encourage students in all ASRW courses to consider a proposing their course projects as conference presentations.

In 2017, with the conference theme “Evolution and Identity,” two WRDS 150 students presented their research:

  • Daniel Chawla: “Discrimination in Canada’s labour markets: Evidence from elite professional service firms in Toronto.” (project from Dr. Kate Power’s WRDS 150 on “International Development”)
  • Ella Ryu, “Affording menstruation: Correlation between countries’ gender inequality index and price of sanitary napkins in ten countries” (project from Dr. Kate Power’s WRDS 150 on “International Development”)

In 2016, with the conference theme “Innovation,” five WRDS 150 students presented their research:

  • Howard Dai, “Social Media Theatre: A New Form of Theatrical Presentation” (project from Dr. Diane Burgess’ WRDS 150 on “Social Media”)
  • Ellen Munroe, “Foreign Aid: Effects on Maternal and Child Health in Uganda” (project from Dr. Kate Power’s WRDS 150 on “International Development”)
  • Jimena Salinas, “Sustainable Development in the Peruvian Province of Madre de Dios” (project from Dr. Kate Power’s WRDS 150 on “International Development”)
  • Alexandra Trim, “18th Century Innovations in Engraving: Francisco de Goya’s Los Caprichos” (project from Dr. Carmen Mathes’ WRDS 150 on “Forceful Feelings”)
  • Allecia Verheire, “Forceful Feelings and Their Physical Embodiment in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” (project from Dr. Carmen Mathes’ WRDS 150 on “Forceful Feelings”)

In 2015, with the conference them “Legacy,” ASRW instructor Dr. Katja Thieme was invited to be part of the final panel and delivered a paper: “On the Past, Present, and Future of Arts Disciplines and Arts Education.”

Talk with your ASRW instructor, if you would like to present at the next AUS conference!