Research with Impact 


Glendon is dedicated to building an environment that promotes research. These efforts have led to the emergence of an active and diverse community of researchers in many disciplines. The theme for the 2020 Research Festival aims at better articulate the contours and possibilities of this environment . We invite all  undergraduate and graduate students whose body of research or scholarship has translated into a notable impact on communities, individuals, public policies or practice beyond academe, or translated successfully applications (commercial or other) while significantly and positively contributing to the University’s research culture and reputation. 

The type of impact your research might have is specific to each project and therefore, like research, the definition of impact is wide ranging and varied. Some of the key area of research impact include: 

  • Cultural impact 
  • Economic Impact 
  • Environmental Impact 
  • Social impact 
  • Impact on health and wellbeing 
  • Policy influence and change  
  • Legal impact 
  • Technological developments  

The general call for papers invites proposals in English or in French for 20-minute presentations that will highlight the impact of their research and foster interdisciplinary discussion.  

We are also looking for  student research posters from all disciplines that will highlight the impact of their research and facilitate active participation, networking, reflection and learning. 


Please submit your proposals for the colloquium (no more than 100 words) with a short biography in Word or RTF to the Research Office to the following address:  by March 31st, 2020.  

All proposals can be written in French or English. 

The Research Committee will evaluate the proposal according to the following criteria:  

  • Pertinence to the theme of the research day 
  • Relevance and interest of the topic  
  • Demonstrable contributions, benefits and influences on society, culture, environment and economy.  
  • Clarity and structure of the presentation  
  • Diversity of speakers  


Research Office 

York-Hall B219 

Ext: 88521