Thursday, November 21, 2013

TRU Philosophy, History and Politics Undergraduate Conference

From: Skye Hines []
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2013 11:05 AM
To: Katherine Smith; Douglas Cannon; David J Sousa
Subject: TRU Philosophy, History and Politics Undergraduate Conference: Jan. 16-18, 2014

I am contacting you on behalf of the Thompson Rivers University Philosophy, History, and Politics Conference (TRU PHP Conference) which takes place annually in Kamloops, British Columbia. This our seventh conference, and it runs from January 16-18th, 2014. The PHP Conference is completely run by undergraduates as well all of the presentations are done by undergraduate students, which makes this conference a very unique event in North America. It offers undergraduate students the opportunity to present their research and to practise the art of public speaking in an academic environment as well as to meet other students from Canada and the United States and share research. 
Every year the conference brings in a keynote speaker. This year we will be having Dr. Chris Frazer, a professor of history from St. Francis Xavier University, delivering a keynote address entitled, "A History of Drag". As well we will be having an internal keynote address done by our own Dr. Jenna Woodrow who will be presenting a paper entitled, "Multiple Personhood and the Problem with Self-Knowledge." 

Another part of the conference is the Ambassador Program. In this program, students from schools other than TRU help us promote and advertise the conference on their own campuses. One of the main goals of our conference is to extend the reach of our participants across Canada and the United States and the ambassador program helps achieve that while at the same giving the opportunity for students to attend our conference. Those students selected to be an ambassador will receive a $20 gift certificate for Hotel 540 to help towards the cost of a room. If you know of any students or student Philosophy, History, or Politics Clubs that may be interested in this opportunity it would be greatly appreciated if you could pass this on. 
We greatly appreciate those who help up promote our conference and as such please find attached a copy of our Call-For-Papers. Please also visit our website, for more information and if any questions arise please do not hesitate to contact us at Thank you in advance for helping our conference. 

Skye Hines
Thompson Rivers University Philosophy, History, and Politics Undergrad conference committee.