Research On Tap

Tell your story!

Perform your story! or just have a good time!

Every month, graduate students will have an opportunity to speak to the passion, challenges or  quirky anecdotes & lessons behind their research journey.

The aim, is purely to just tell your story and connect with other graduate students.

Would you like to speak/perform at February’s event?

Of course, the theme for February is ‘passion’. Whether you are a chemist explaining the biochemical pathways between love and chocolate, a play theorist, linguist or an accountant; craft your performance or non-performance in the 2,3 or 5 minute format, and step up.

It’s a bit of a poetry slam gone wild or tame?! You decide — sing it, dance it, or mime it….

You can visually depict, collage it, or frame it in comedic anectodes — you choose the form of expression!

‘Passion (research) Performance’ >> Wednesday, February 26th (4:30 to 6:00)

To sign up, and get your name on the line-up

Please register here >>

ABOUT Research on Tap:

Inspired by two Child and Youth graduate students, and coordinated by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, this series of events entitled ‘Research on Tap’ is a banner program aimed to draw BOTH graduate students and faculty out from their field work, labs and studies, and come together in an informal and creative space. Held on the last Wednesday of the month, each evening will entail: a playful warm-up, intentional networking activities and TED inspired presentations (Brock’s equivalent: BREAD X).

Aims of Research on Tap:

  • Cultivate a culture of play, creativity and innovation across disciplines within Brock’s research community (graduate students, faculty and the broader research community at Brock)
  • Gain and rehearse presentational skills, particularly those storyteller skills; speaking to the inspiration, passion and implications of their research projects.
  • Extend the conversation of meaningful and relevant research that serves social, cultural, environmental and economic well-being within the Niagara community,

A few links on the storyteller’s craft, are provided below:

The Importance of Storytelling in speeches and quotes about stories