It’s May and conference season is in full swing. Last week was especially busy for the Social Media Lab. Members of the lab presented at not just one but two conferences.
The first conference – GRAND 2013 (joined with Canada 3.0) was held in Toronto and focused around research being conducted by scholars and students who are part of the GRAND NCE. Six students from the lab, our Research and Communications Manager (Philip Mai) and myself presented at this conference:
- Brittany White presented a paper on her thesis work about “Tweeting on #tarsands: Twitter and environmental activism” (See Brittany’s earlier work in this area here.)
- Nathan LaPierre, Thomas Robbins, Tomasz Niewiarowski, Shali Liu and Naureen Nizam presented different posters on the various projects and research tools that they have been working on this past year (some of the posters embedded below).
Another conference attended by members of our lab was APLA 2013 – Atlantic Provinces Library Association Annual Conference in Charlottetown, PEI.
- Samantha Fritz and Madeline Driscoll, research assistants at the Social Media Lab, lead a presentation and panel discussion on social media research at the lab highlighting some of our current and past research initiatives including the analysis of the 2012 Halifax Municipal Election on Twitter.
These are just the first in a series of conferences that our students will be attending this summer. They are great opportunities to share the work that we have done and to learn from other attendees. The next conference up for some of our lab members is the 41st Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science, University of Victoria Victoria, British Columbia; part of Congress2013. See you there!