Pre-Conference: Graduate Student Colloquium

Following the tradition of past CSCE Construction Specialty Conferences, the 4th Graduate Student Colloquium in Construction will be held on June 6th and 7th 2015, immediately prior to the conference, on UBC campus and in conjunction with the ICSC’15.

The objective of this colloquium is to create network opportunities among graduate students in construction from various universities across the world, to get exposed to soft and hard skill trainings related to their academic career, and to provide an opportunity to gain familiarity with similar research that is conducted by their counterparts in other universities.

The first day of the colloquium will include a keynote address, a team building workshop, and a technical writing workshop. The day will be wrapped up with a social evening in a local venue in Vancouver to allow more informal networking among participants.

The second day will include the research poster session and competition. The poster session will be judged with a jury panel comprised of construction industry practitioners. The top three posters will receive recognition certificates and will be announced on the conference awards ceremony held on Wednesday, June 10th, at UBC’s Museum of Antropology.  Posters will remain on site during the conference.

Thanks to the financial support from the CSCE, the colloquium will be free of cost for graduate student participants, but space will be limited. If you are interested to participate in the colloquium, please submit an abstract of your research poster by May 1st. The abstract should not exceed 400 words and should clearly describe the following points:

  • Problem statement/research motivation
  • Objective(s)
  • Methodology
  • [Expected] Contribution(s)
  • Project Significance

Selection criteria will be based on clarity, completeness and quality of writing. Selected participants will be notified by May 7th and will be requested to bring a printed copy of their poster to the Colloquium. Poster size is 24”x 36” and is free in format.

Note: In order to participate in the poster competition, participants will have to attend both days and participate in all activities. Participants who do not attend all activities can still present their work, but will not be considered for the competition.

Apply for the colloquium here.

If you have any questions please contact Farnaz Sadeghpour, conference co-chair.