Day 3 - July 29th, 2016
Concurrent Student Presentations
Student presentations will be on the last day of WatIF. We designed the conference this way to ensure that delegates create friendships and connections with their peers throughout the first few days of the conference, which helps create a safe and inviting environment for students to present their research. There will be three different concurrent student presentation sessions that will be in different rooms with breaks throughout the day. Each group of presenters has been divided into separate themes according to the theme of the overall session. The three sessions include, Socio-Economic, Ecosystems, and Oil, Gas and Energy.
Dr. Michael Steger
Associate Professor, Counselling Psychology and Applied Social Psychology, Colorado State University
Founder, Meaningcraft | Chief Scientific Director, MeaningAtWork
Michael is a professor, speaker, author, and internationally recognized authority on the science of meaning and purpose in life. Michael's own purpose is to critically explore and share the essence of what is best about living. His keynotes and workshops convey his passionate belief that focusing on meaning and purpose can ignite our greatest potential in our lives, our relationships, and our work. Blending cutting edge science, powerful stories, and practical insights with engaging humor, Michael shows why meaning is so vital... and so attainable. His talks enlighten, entertain, and inspire, and his workshops, coaching, and consulting teach how to transform meaning and purpose into elevated and sustained impact.
WatIF is really excited to have Micheal as our final keynote speaker. His talk will focus on what is meant when discussing meaningful work, as graduate students we may sometimes feel isolated or burnt out or just simply unmotivated. We hope that Michael's talk inspires you to see the meaning behind your work, and empower you to achieve your greatest potential.
Check out Dr. Micheal Steger's TED talk here
Closing Gala - 1000 Island Boat Cruise
Delegates are invited to enjoy the beauty of the world renown Thousand Islands region on a boat cruise! WatIF delegates will board the Island Queen on Lake Ontario in Kingston. From here, delegates will travel up the picturesque St. Lawrence River at sunset. On board, delegates will enjoy a gala evening, breathtaking views and a night of dancing! This evening will and memorable event which will celebrate newly formed professional and personal relationships. This is an event that is surely not to be missed! The gala is a more formal event so make sure to pack something special!
For more information on the Thousand Island cruise click here