Events and Conferences

Think Again! Interdisciplinary Seminar Series

April 02, 2014

The Think Again! Interdisciplinary Seminar Series, funded by SPICES and affiliated with the Graduate Student Society, is a way for graduate students from all departments across SFU to share their work with other students, faculty and staff from different fields.

Seminar Series events are held once every month throughout the year, giving two students an opportunity to present their research or work each month. The format of the evening will consist of two 20-minute talks, followed by an open Q&A period, with a social reception after the talks (Food and drinks provided).

After their presentations, each presenter will be provided with peer-review feedback by the peer adjudicators. Paired with the question and answer period, this provides valuable insight into research and presentation skills. Workshops will also be provided on presentation and feedback skills.

These seminar series not only aim to provide a venue for graduate students to gain experience speaking publicly and gain feedback from a community of peers, but it also provides the possibility for multi- and inter-disciplinary conversations and collaborations among students. the open nature of the presentations also allows audiences to gain familiarity with the interdisciplinary graduate work happening here in SFU.

We are currently looking for presenters for the Fall term.  We want to become completely student-led and theme-driven, so you can also contact us if you would like to see a talk happening. We can help you organize.

For more information please visit the Facebook page or email the student organizers at

Please note: Think Again! Interdisciplinary Seminar Series is now connected with APEX for our committee members. The hours you dedicate in Think Again can also be used in APEX. To know more about APEX please go to

Upcoming events

Wednesday, May 28, 5:30-7pm Library Room 2020

  • Taylor Dick, BPK PhD candidate
    Investigating muscle structure and function - from Homo sapiens to Komodo dragons
  • Nezam Alavi, Engineering PhD candidate
    Rehabilitation Robotics

Monday, June 23 5:30-7pm GSS Lounge
Topic: Multiculturalism

More to come in Fall term (We will rotate our location to SFU Vancouver and SFU Surrey)

Call for Abstracts
Currently we are looking for interested graduate students to submit abstracts detailing their research for presentation for the events in Fall 2014. Please suggest 3 themes as you submit your abstract.

The successful abstracts must be a maximum of 250 words in length and will explain the research in a manner that is interesting and accessible to those people not familiar with the particular field. Presenters with a preference for presentation date should include that information with their submission.

Submitting Your Abstract

  • Please e-submit abstracts to:
  • Please type the word “Abstract” in the e-mail title, and include your name and department in your e-mail. Names will be removed from all documents before review, in order to ensure a double-blind selection process.

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