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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

The Academic, Creative and Engaged Research Showcase (ACERS) at Laurier Brantford recognizes student and faculty research, showcases creative projects by our students, and provides learning experiences for the general public and for the Laurier community.

ACERS 2019

ACERS 2019 will take place from March 4 to 8, 2019. Events taking place throughout this week are public, all are welcome to attend and no registration is required.

For more information about ACERS at Laurier Brantford, contact


Monday, March 4

Cake and Games: ACERS 2019 Launch and Interactive Research Displays

  • Time and location: 1-4 p.m. in RCW Lobby
Faculty Research
  • Ken Werbin, Privacy Booth
  • Scott Nicholson, Escape Room
  • James Popham, Brant Builder: Community Voices
  • Danielle Law, Quibbles in the Dirty Kitchen

Tuesday, March 5

Feature Conference: "Changing the Narrative: The Resiliency and Resourcefulness of Refugees and Receiving Communities in Turbulent Times"

  • Time and location: 10 to 11:30 a.m. in OD110
  • Bree Akesson, Faculty of Social Work, Laurier
  • Kristiina Montero, Faculty of Education, Laurier
  • Christopher Kyriakides, Canada Research Chair in Citizenship, Social Justice and Ethno-Racialization, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University
  • Stacey Wilson-Forsberg, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Laurier

Keynote: The Dynamic of Trust in Refugee-Host Relations

  • Time and location: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in OD110
  • Christopher Kyriakides, York University

Faculty Research Rundowns

  • Time and location: 2:30 to 4:20 p.m. in RCW002
Faculty Members
  • Darren Thomas, Indigenous Law and the Ring of Fire
  • Vanessa Oliver, #TAG: The power of art in Indigenous research with youth
  • Christina Han, Brantford, the City of Immigrants: Teaching public history at Laurier Brantford
  • Lianne Leddy, The Kika’ige Historical Society and the grannies of confederation
  • Kelly Gallagher-Mackay, Barriers to post-secondary access in elementary schools and their implications for human rights
  • Josephine McMurray, Making the invisible visible: Validating a digital screening tool for mild cognitive impairment in older adults
  • Erin Dej, On her own: Young women's experiences of loneliness upon exiting homelessness
  • Catherine Stewart, In Search of Justice: Responding to abuse victims with disabilities
  • James Popham, The Digital Arbiter: Where We Learn About Law

Wednesday, March 6

ACERS 2019 Poster Competition

  • Time and location: Noon to 3 p.m. in RCW Lobby

Criminology Student Conference

  • Time and location: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in SCJ127

History Research Colloquium

  • Time and location: 4 to 6 p.m. in CB100

Thursday, March 7

ACERS 2019 Poster Competition

  • Time and location: 1 to 4 p.m. in RCW Lobby

ACERS Awards Celebration

  • Time and location: 3:30 to 4 p.m. in RCW Lobby

Friday, March 8

Research Apprentice Presentations

  • Time and location: 1 to 2:30 p.m. in CB100

International Engagement Presentations

  • Time and location: 2:30 to 4 p.m. in CB100

Showcasing Research

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Where to Find Us

The Faculty of Liberal Arts is located on the second floor of the East Wing of the Research and Academic Centre, Brantford (corner of Dalhousie and Charlotte streets).


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