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  • The PHP Conference is one of the few Undergraduate Conferences in Canada
  • It is organized by a committee of undergraduate students, along with two faculty advisors
  • Occurs on January 16 - 18, 2020
  • TRU student registration is sponsored by TRUSU. Therefore, registration is free but mandatory for TRU Students. There are costs associated for students visiting from other universities.


  • Sessions run during the day on Friday and Saturday. Each Session is 1 hour and 15 mins long with two or three presentations included in each.
  • Students present on their original research papers on a subject related to Philosophy, History, and Politics
  • We do our best to organize each session thematically.
  • Coffee and lunch breaks between sessions as well as social events throughout the weekend provide ample time to socialize with conference participants and faculty.

Presenting at the Conference

  • You will deliver a 10 - 15 minute presentation on your paper's key points and main argument. A question period will follow after each student's presentation.
  • Faculty and committee members can offer support leading up to the conference.


  • An amazing opportunity that includes a weekend of fun, learning, and academic experience
  • A rare opportunity that grows your experience exponentially.
  • Develop your research, public speaking, and networking skills.
  • Add an invaluable experience to your CV - helps with career and graduate school aspects.
  • Meet students and faculty in your field of interest from other institutions.
  • Chance to share your ideas, research, and hard work with other like minded students

Banquet and Keynote Addresses

  • The annual banquet is an unforgettable evening not to be missed. Ticket price includes dinner, dance, and an internal Keynote Address by Dr. Tim Fitzjohn, a philosophy professor here at TRU.
  • Each year, a visiting speaker is invited to TRU to deliver an External Keynote Address followed by a wine and cheese event. Such exciting topics as the history of drag, Mexico, Cuba, and the history of sleep have been presented.


  • Registration information will be made available in the fall of 2019.
  • Registration is free for TRU students. Includes lunch on Friday and Saturday, breakfast on Saturday. Registration is mandatory
  • Once at the Conference you must come to the Registration Table to Sign In.
  • Volunteer! Build your resume. Gain experience. Make friends. Find a role that suits your interests

 Consult our Facebook Page for more information. TRU Philosophy, History and Politics Undergraduate Conference.

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