2019 ENSL Student Conference

Academic Writing and Research Skills: 8th Annual Student Conference, 2019


Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Economics

The 8th annual student conference to be held on Thursday March 28, 2019, at 9:30 am- 1:30 pm will showcase the research and academic writing skills of the third-year Economics students from Dalhousie University’s joint program (China Program) with Shandong University of Finance and Economics and Renmin University in China. Students will share their perspectives on the relationship of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United nations with Economics.
According to the official website of SDGs (2018), “the Sustainable Development Goals are 17 priority goals that cover a number of important issues for the world, including: ending extreme poverty, ensuring all children receive a good education, achieving equal opportunities for all, and promoting better practices for consumption and production that will help make the planet cleaner and healthier.”


Students’ presentations are based on the coursework from ENSL0005, Academic Writing and Research Skills — a course specifically designed for international students to help develop their skills and abilities in academic writing, research, and presentation skills. Presentations cover a variety of thought-provoking topics related to SDGs and Economics. Take a look at the schedule and choose the presentations you would like to attend.

Featured Speakers:

  1. Brandon Randall, Projects & Program Coordinator, International Centre, Dalhousie University
  2. Jennifer MacDonald, Head Teacher ESL Programs, Dalhousie University College of Continuing Education
  3. Andrew Cochrane, Dean, Dalhousie University College of Continuing Education
  4. Professor Barry Lesser, Director, China Program Department of Economics
  5. Professor Talan Iscan, Chair, Department of Economics

Date & Location


Thursday March 28, 2019, 9:30 - 1:00pm

Program at a glance:

  1. Opening Ceremony: MCB Room 2111 (9:30 am-10:10 am)
  2. Concurrent Sessions (A): MCB Rooms 2110, 3109, 3110 (10:15am-11:40am)
  3. Refreshments Break: (11:45 am-12:15 pm)
  4. Concurrent Sessions (B): MCB Rooms 2110, 3109, 3110 (12:20pm- 1:00 pm)

        Mona Campbell Building
        Dalhousie University
        College of Continuing Education
        1459 LeMarchant Street



Light refreshments will be provided.

For further information about the conference, please contact Becky Grant at becky.grant@dal.ca.

  • Dr. Shazia Nawaz Awan. Ed.D.
    Coordinator ENSL program,
    ESL Programs, College of Continuing Education
    902 494 6408