TRU's annual philosophy conference slated to cover wide range of topics

Conference goes virtual

Feminism, animal slavery, God’s omniscience and environmental ethics — those are four of the topics expected to be discussed at TRU’s Philosophy, History and Politics undergraduate conference, which is taking place online this year.

The annual conference, organized by students and two faculty supervisors, is known for covering a wide range of discussion topics. Despite having to pivot to a virtual format for 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the conference has attracted speakers from Nova Scotia to Hawaii, according to a TRU press release.

The conference is scheduled to get underway on Friday and wrap up on Saturday.

Each topic session is one hour and 15 minutes long, with two or three students from different universities presenting their research during that time. Students will field questions following each presentation.

Three keynote speakers — representing TRU, the University of Hawai’i-West O’ahu and Dalhousie University — are scheduled to present on Saturday, between 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

A scheduled list of topics is available on the TRU PHP Conference webpage, where members of the public can also register to attend.

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