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Graduate Forum 2020: Postponed

The LLAC and Linguistics graduate forum for 2020 will be rescheduled at a later date.

Please note - due to the recent escalation in COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases, the University of Calgary has adopted a framework based on Public Health Agency of Canada guidelines to determine whether previously scheduled events should proceed as planned. Upon review of the specifics of this event, it has been determined that this event will be rescheduled at a later date.

We apologize for any inconvenience, this cancellation was not done due to a specific risk, but rather because of the weighting of risk factors around COVID-19 such as event size, nature, audience composition and travel considerations.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact, and we wish you the best of health.

Graduate students in the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures are invited and encouraged to present their ongoing or completed research to fellow graduate students and faculty members at the University of Calgary. This is a chance to practice your presentation skills and to develop ideas in a productive and relaxed environment. Please submit your abstract by March 22 and indicate if you would like to present a paper or a poster. Paper presentations will be allotted 15 minutes (+5 minutes for questions) and are for completed projects. Posters can either highlight ongoing work or completed projects. Please include the following information when you submit your abstract:

A. First and last names as you would like them to appear on the program

B. Program area (Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, French, Spanish, etc.)

C. Paper or Poster

D. Program Level (Masters or PhD)

E. Program year (first, second, etc.).

F. abstract in English of up to 250 words

You can present your research in English or French, but please write your abstract in English. Do keep in mind that your choice of language may have an impact on the number of people who will be able respond to your presentation.

In order to better assist our graduate students for this event, the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures (SLLLC) is also pleased to offer a series of workshops on writing abstracts and presenting your work to an academic audience.

Please keep the following relevant dates in mind:

1. Abstract workshop: March 12 at 12:30 pm

2. Abstracts due: March 22 at 5 pm

3. Receive comments on your abstract: April 7

4. Presentation workshop: April 14 at 12:30 pm

5. Final abstracts due: April 20 at 10 pm

6. Graduate forum: April 28

Please submit your abstract to the organizers at