Interdisciplinary Grad Student Debate Workshop Date: March 30th, 2 pm Location: UBC Centre for Brain Health, Room 3402C Host: UBC Neuroscience Program & Graduate Student Association (NRSC GSA) Public speaking and the ability to convey ideas in a clear manner are crucial skills for graduate students, particularly for writing papers and presenting at conferences. Debate is a useful exercise in practicing critical thinking and public speech, and provides a good opportunity to engage with various philosophical and ethical issues within our disciplines that are seldom discussed in daily research. We will be hosting a debate workshop on Wednesday, March 30th at 2 pm, in the Centre for Brain Health Room 3402C. Members from the UBC Debate Society will give a mini workshop on formal debate, and the National Core of Neuroethics will follow with an introduction to some contentious issues within the vast field of Neuroscience. After some discussion and brainstorming we'll have a couple rounds of (casual!) debate on the topics we chose together. As this is an interdisciplinary event we also welcome suggestions for topics from different research areas, to broaden our discussion -- please feel free to suggest some! We will provide coffee/snacks and a light dinner, so please RSVP in advance -- space is limited! http://goo.gl/forms/DIKPaXaJi8 For more details, please contact Naila Kuhlmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Interdisciplinary Grad Student Debate Workshop – March 30th
By casshyr on March 29, 2016