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Agora Student Conference and Journal

The Agora Undergraduate Conference showcases student work completed in Humanities and Social Sciences, Social Work, and Justice Studies classes, bringing together Red Deer Polytechnic's diverse community in celebration of student excellence. Students have the opportunity to share the results of their coursework with a public audience.


The 18th Annual Agora Undergraduate Conference takes place on March 25-26, 2022 in a mostly online format.

Students must complete the form and submit a 150-200 word abstract of their presentation by midnight on February 15th:

Submit Agora 2022 Conference Proposal

If you would like your art to be considered for inclusion in the Agora Art Exhibition 2022, please complete this form and send a photograph (under 1MB) of your art along with a 2-3 sentence description by midnight on February 15th:

Submit Your Art

Any questions can be directed to Dr. Stephen Brown at agora [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca (subject: Agora%20Question) or to Dr. Jacqueline Cowan at jacqueline [dot] cowan [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca (subject: Agora%20Questions)

Agora Journal

The Agora Journal, inaugurated over a decade ago by Heather Marcovitch, PhD (English), publishes outstanding work presented at the Agora Conference.

Through the journal, student editors, under faculty supervision, receive applied instruction and experience in building professional relationships with authors, fact-checking, and copyediting.

During the course of spring and summer months, editors work diligently alongside their conference authors to prepare student papers for publication.

The Agora Journal also publishes a sister journal that showcases the work of students who are recipients of Red Deer Polytechnic's Student Writer Awards. This includes awards for Research Papers, Analytical Papers, and Creative Work, all of which have been adjudicated by a team of Red Deer Polytechnic faculty. Both of these journals are traditionally printed in beautiful hard copies with original cover art designed by Red Deer Polytechnic student artists. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Agora Journal committee has opted to move these publications online. You can find both the Agora Conference Proceedings and the Student Writer Awards papers in Red Deer Polytechnic's digital repository.

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