Synapse is this Thursday

We are looking forward to seeing you in Cornwall on Thursday. The entrance to Synapse is in the Aulstville Building under the link between the buildings. The symposium is on the 3rd floor with registration beginning at 8:00, and opening remarks at 9:00 am. The alumni reception will be in the library. There will be way finders.

Paid parking is in effect at St. Lawrence College from 7:00AM – 5:00PM.

Purchase daily parking on campus by:

  1. www.honkmobile.com     Cornwall zone ID 1669
  2. Honk Kiosk, located just inside the main entrance of Moulinette building near the security office
  3. Pay N Display located in the parking lot in front of Aultsville. Coin and credit card only. $1.50/ hour to a daily maximum of $7.25

Please remember to bring a device to use in the interactive library workshops.

Also, a reminder that the campus grounds are smoke and vape free and it is a scent free environment.

Symposium Workshops

Library Workshop 1

This library workshop will focus on advanced skills in database searches for literature reviews. Topics will include how to conduct searches on multiple databases, getting the most out of Google Scholar, and tools for staying organized. Strategies to find, evaluate, and synthesize findings will be followed by a discussion on the different types of systematic literature reviews. The workshop will also highlight important updates on St. Lawrence College Library services. Please bring your mobile device or laptop to follow along.

Library Workshop 2

This library workshop will provide an overview of library collections and search techniques, including database searches for literature reviews. Topics will include how to get started on a literature review, how to select keywords and databases, and tools for organizing research articles. A step-by-step methodological process will be discussed in order to conduct efficient literature reviews.  The workshop will also highlight important updates on St. Lawrence College Library services. Bring your mobile device or laptop to follow along.

Workshops presented by: Leigh Cunningham, MISt Associate Director, Libraries and Student Success

Scholarship Workshop Part 1

Part 1 of the Scholarship Workshop is addressed to individuals and agencies who are looking at developing an area of interest with regards to their scholarship work. Discussions will evolve around how to get started, seizing opportunities, balancing workload demands, reestablishing momentum and creating connections. All conference participants welcomed!

Scholarship Workshop Part 2

Part 2 of the Scholarship Workshop will be dedicated to individuals and agencies who are looking at further enhancing their already established scholarship work through the development of collaborative partnerships, accessing outside sources of funding, creating synergies and planning a path forward. All conference participants welcomed!

Workshops presented by: Dr Tracie Risling

Synapse 2019 Schedule

830-900 Registration: coffee, muffins
900-1000 Opening remarks and Keynote address by Dr. Tracie Risling
1000-1030 Break
1030-1100 Concurrent sessions 1
1100-1115 Break
1115-1215 Concurrent sessions 2
1215-1300 Lunch
1300-1400 Workshops part 1 Scholarship workshop: Dr. Tracie Risling Library workshop: Leigh Cunningham and library staff
1400-1415 Break
1415-1515 Workshops Part 2 Scholarship workshop: Dr. Tracie Risling Library workshop: Leigh Cunningham and library staff
1515-1530 Break
1530-1600 Final words and prize draw
1600-1800 Alumni Event: 10th year anniversary of our first graduating BScN class!

Synapse Abstract Submission Deadline coming up!

We invite all BScN faculty, BScN students, community partners and alumni to submit an abstract to present in an oral or poster presentation.
The deadline for abstract submission is March 31st, 2019.

The criteria for abstracts submission and instructions for authors include:

The abstract should include the following sections: Title, author(s), presenter(s) and a description (maximum of 250 words) of the background, methodology, findings and impact/conclusions. Presented work is expected to follow a scholarly and methodological process (please refer to this presentation for more information http://casn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/3OverviewofBoyersModelSA.pdf).

Formats include: 

  1. Oral presentation:

A1. 25 minutes  (20 minutes presentation + 5 min Q&A): for completed work
A2. 10 minutes (7 minutes presentation + 3 min Q&A): for project proposals, presentation of a paper, or work in progress

  • Poster presentation (posters will be set up during breaks for discussion between authors and participants)


In the interest of providing a diversity of perspectives, the abstract review committee will accept a maximum of 1 abstract per author as presenter. Should abstracts be submitted by the same author, different presenter(s) will be required for each subsequent abstract. 

Responses will be sent out April 23rd at the latest. Authors will be requested to confirm attendance at the conference to present their work within a week of receiving the acceptance.

Further information and our submission link can be found on http://synapseslc.ca/

For any questions or further information, please contact Julie Dyke at jdyke@sl.on.ca

We look forward to receiving your submissions and your participation in our conference!