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48th Annual Ontario Psychology Undergraduate Thesis Conference at Ryerson University

Welcome to AOPUTC 48 at Ryerson!
Welcome to AOPUTC 48 at Ryerson!
Welcome to AOPUTC 48!

It is a pleasure to welcome you to Ryerson University for the 48th Annual Ontario Psychology Undergraduate Thesis Conference (AOPUTC). This year, Ryerson's Department of Psychology is hosting the event on Friday, May 4, 2018.

We look forward to welcoming you! Every year, this conference provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate psychology students to present their research in an informal and friendly atmosphere. Come learn, share and discuss new concepts as well as celebrate the completion of your thesis with your peers, colleagues, and friends from Psychology Departments all over the province.

Registration is closed. Guests of presenters are welcome to register, and only presenters and thesis supervisors will receive a conference package. You can choose to present your thesis findings in the format of a 10-minute oral presentation, or during a 60-minute poster session. Both formats provide valuable experience and are equally enjoyable. The Call for Abstracts is now closed.

Conference Program

AOPUTC 48 will offer an abundance of education, learning, and networking opportunities!

Registration opens at 8:00 am on Friday, May 4th, 2018 at the Sears Atrium, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, Third Floor, 245 Church St, Toronto. Light refreshments will be provided. Your day will be filled with concurrent symposia sessions grouped by topic, so you can choose the presentations that interest you most. There will also be poster sessions, during which you can discover what your fellow students have been researching. A boxed lunch will be provided around noon. The day will close with a reception.

PDF fileOfficial Conference Program (PDF, 1.3MB)

Dr. Eric Hehman
Dr. Eric Hehman
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eric Hehman

Dr. Hehman received his PhD at the University of Delaware, and did postdoctoral work at Dartmouth College and New York University. Dr. Hehman's research examines how individuals perceive and evaluate one another across group boundaries (e.g., race, gender, sexual-orientation, occupation, etc). To address these questions, he takes a multi-method approach, incorporating a broad range of behavioural, neural, and statistical techniques.
(biography)

Presentation Types

Poster presentations

Poster sessions will last 60 minutes; Stand close to your poster during the session to answer questions and discuss your research with the circulating crowd.
Poster Size: your poster should be no larger than 4 feet wide by 3 feet high (approximately 121 cm wide by 91 cm high).
Tip: Bring few handouts for some of your visitors (e.g., a letter-sized version of your poster, a list of references, or a business card with your contact information).

Oral presentations

Oral presentations will be grouped based on common topics. Please prepare a 10-minute presentation and expect a 3- to 5-minute informal question period.  

AOPUTC 48 Registration and InfoTable:

Sears Atrium, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, Third Floor, 245 Church St, Toronto. Volunteers will be at our InfoTable throughout the day to answer your questions and help you find your way.

Map of 245 Church Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1Z4
Getting Here

Parking in downtown Toronto is expensive, so we recommend public transit. Ryerson campus is walking distance from Dundas Station.

From the Airport: The UP Express, external link takes you from Pearson International Airport to downtown Union Station in approximately 30 minutes ($12.35).  

From the Toronto Coach Terminal: (Coach Canada, Greyhound, and Ontario Northland) the bus terminal is located at 610 Bay St at Dundas St West, which is approximately a 10 minute walk to the campus. Walk east on Dundas St East to Church Street. Walk north on Church Street to the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre at 245 Church Street.

From Union Station: (GO Transit/VIA Rail) Follow the signs to the TTC subway. Take the Line 1 (Yonge) northbound. Exit at Dundas Station.

TTC: Take Line 1 subway to Dundas Station.

From Dundas Station: Walk east on Dundas St East to Church Street. Walk north on Church Street to the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre at 245 Church Street.

Bottled water free campus

Ryerson is PDF filebottled water free and encourages students, faculty, staff and visitors to carry a reusable bottle. This is supported by providing free, public drinking water fountains and bottle refill stations throughout our campus. Locate our water fountains and bottle refill stations on our campus map.

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Contact the AOPUTC 48
Organizing Committee at:

aoputc2018@ryerson.ca

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