The Graduate Research Commons FIRE (Facilitated Interdisciplinary Research Exchange) Talk explores ways to help graduate researchers extend the influence of their research beyond their own disciplines, faculties and even beyond the confines of academia. Contribute your ideas, thoughts, anecdotes, concerns and hopes about developing the potential of academic researchers to contribute to an audience beyond disciplinary and academic boundaries! (photo courtesy of Loving Earth, Flickr) 

The first Talk is taking place on 3 October 2012, from 4pm-6pm in Koerner Library (Room 216)

 Topics to be explored include:

  • What are the challenges and benefits of presenting to audiences outside your discipline or the academic community?
  • What are the problems your discipline faces when communicating or collaborating with other disciplines and communities?
  • How has your research been enriched or hampered by interdisciplinary work?

Be a FIRE Presenter (Deadline to submit extended!):

It isn’t too late to present at the FIRE Talks! Send your responses to any of the above questions or your own thoughts and anecdotes on the topic to or post them on our Facebook event page by the 2nd of October 2012!

Be a FIRE Participant:

Join us on October 3rd and contribute to the discussion around these and related issues.  Contribute to the development of an interdisciplinary research exchange series by graduate students, for graduate students!
For more information, check out our webpage :

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Light refreshments will be provided!

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