1448499883_icon-93Connecting Minds (CM) is the furthest reaching undergraduate conference of its kind, drawing student researchers from across Canada, the United States, and even Europe. Since its inauguration in 2008, CM has hosted more than 400 high caliber research presentations representing over 30 institutions.

With events aimed towards the interests of undergraduate students, CM presents graduate panels, grant application panels, and social opportunities.

CM has also featured several world-renowned keynote speakers such as Drs. Elizabeth Loftus and Albert Bandura, both recognized among the top 100 most eminent psychologists of the 20th century.


Dr. Jean Kilbourne

Jean Kilbourne is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and for her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising.  Her films, lectures and television appearances have been seen by millions of people throughout the world. Kilbourne was named by The New York Times Magazine as one of the three most popular speakers on college campuses. She is the creator of the renowned Killing Us Softly: Advertising’s Image of Women film series and the author of the award-winning book Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel and So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids.  Dr. Kilbourne’s keynote address for CM 2016 is entitled, “The Naked Truth: Advertising’s Image of Women“.

Where & When?

May 27 – 28, 2016
Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Richmond Campus
8771 Lansdowne Road– Rotunda, 1st Floor
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada