April 19, 2018
9:30am - 4:30pm
Diamond Alumni Centre, SFU, Burnaby

Event Resources

Agenda (including abstracts)

Slides from: How to Present at Conferences by Dr. Jonathan Moore, Associate Professor, Resource and Environmental Management

Prizes were awarded to best student presentations:


First Place $250
David Swanlund, PhD Candidate, Geography

Second Place $150
Brea McCauley, Master's Candidate, Archaeology

Runner-Up $100
Thomas Royle, PhD Candidate, Archaeology

All the RAGE is a research day for graduate students in the Faculty of Environment put together by a team of FEnv grads from across programs and departments. This unique research day provided students the opportunity to present their research in a friendly, supportive environment, partake in professional development workshops, and connect with other graduate students.

Skill Workshops

The morning was dedicated to a series of skill-focused workshops designed to support you in developing your professional and academic skills. These workshops, facilitated by faculty across programs and departments, will cover a number of topics including: publishing academic articles, publishing to the public, presenting at conferences, and presenting to the media.

Grad Student Research Presentations

The afternoon was dedicated to showcasing the diversity of graduate students in the Faculty of Environment. We have a variety of presentation options available so that you can present your research, regardless of where you are in your program’s timeline.  

Failure Wake

In academia, we are often made to focus only on our successes—something which can be very intimidating, as any success is often accompanied by a series of failures/mistakes before it. In our closing panel, hear firsthand from faculty about some of their mistakes and experiences in their early academic careers—and take comfort from the fact that things turned out alright for them, and it will for you, too.

Event Agenda

  9:30    Registration and coffee
  9:45    Opening
10:00    How to publish an academic article, with Nadine Schuurman, Geography
10:30    How to publish to the public, with Mark Jaccard, REM
11:00    Break
11:30    How to present at conferences, with Jonathan Moore, REM
12:00    How to present to the media, with George Nicholas, Archaeology
12:30    Lunch
  1:30    Graduate Student Presentations
  2:30    Break
  2:45    Graduate Student Presentations continued
  3:30    Failure Wake: Geoff Mann (GEOG), Mark Collard (ARCH), Paul Kingsbury (Geog)
  4:30    Networking Reception

This event is intended for graduate students in the Faculty of Environment. We have a limited number of seats available for faculty members and other guests during the afternoon presentations. Contact Laurie Wood ( if you would like to join us.