Special Student Events

Student Meeting & Mixer

A Student Meeting & Mixer will take place Monday, 9 June from 6:30-7:30pm at the Delta Hotel, Salon B. This meeting is an informal two-way discussion moderated by the ASLO student representatives, where we will discuss current and future ASLO initiatives and obtain your feedback. All students are encouraged to attend. Beer, soft drinks and light snacks will be served.

Student Workshops

Due to their success at previous ASLO meetings, several Student Workshops will be held over lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday at the 2008 Summer Meeting. Scientists from a variety of backgrounds will discuss topics in career development (e.g., publication and grant writing, communicating science, different career paths, etc.). These workshops will be informal in nature, providing an “ice-breaker” for students to mingle with senior scientists. A limited number of lunches will be provided to students who pre-register for the workshops. Further details about the workshops and registration procedures will be provided at a later date.

St. John’s Haunted Hike

Join the Reverend Thomas Wyckham Jarvis, Esq., on a hike through some of the lesser-known (and haunted!) nooks and crannies of St. John’s. Explore the secrets that lie in wait in the darkest corners of one of North America’s oldest cities. Hear tales of public hangings, duels, and horrific murders, forgotten cemeteries and unmarked graves, and perhaps meet the headless captain, first seen in 1745, searching for his lady love. All students are invited to partake in this unique St. John’s experience on Tuesday evening. Meet in the lobby of the Delta Hotel at 9pm.

George Street Pub Crawl (Student Mixer)

Join your fellow students and enjoy George Street!

In the heart of downtown St. John’s (and a stone’s throw from the conference venue), George Street is reputed to have the most bars per square foot of any street in North America. At night, the street is closed to traffic and is undoubtedly the premier destination for those who enjoy an evening of live music and cold draught. Meet in the lobby of the Delta Hotel at 9pm on Thursday evening!

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