BAPS Junior Day 2022

2 June 2022 | 09.15u - 14.10u

09.25 - 09.55: Parallel Networking Workshop 1 - Scientific speed-dating: get to know other researchers

09.25 - 09.55: Parallel Networking Workshop 2 - Team Mentorship - Dr. Emerence Delacenserie and Dafne Cedeno

10.15 - 11.35: Keynote - Intercultural interaction - Oriana Bertucci - Uli├Ęge

Research units are increasingly interacting in multicultural environments, yet different norms and habits are not always easily understood. This keynote explores ways to effectively communicate and work in a broad range of siutations in order to avoid misunderstandings and difficulties. Slides are available here :

Oriana Bertucci currently works as a program officer in the Research Office at the University of Liege supporting doctoral candidates, PhD supervisors and early career researchers in advancing their careers, developing their soft skills and expanding their networks. ms. Bertucci has worked in higher education in Canada, the United States and Europe and brings a broad perspective of best practices from each country's educational environment. She strongly believes in the benefits of a balanced student experience, community well-being, and educational development outside the classroom. She is committed to creating well-balanced and welcoming communities on campus for individuals at all stages of their academic careers.

ms. Bertucci holds a BAH in International Relations, Politics and Economics from the University of Guelph (Canada) and a MSc in Innovation, Leadership and Management from the University of York (UK). She is an avid supporter of the Standard de Liege football club, a large consumer of iced coffee and a half-marathon enthusiast.

11.45 - 12.20: Social media & Networking in Psychology workshop

The BAPS Junior Board members presented how junior scholars can network in each faculty of psychology in Belgium. They also reminded everyone of the importance of networking when being a PhD student or post-doc. Indeed, hard-working, writing process, going aborad and other factors may lead to isolation, anxiety or burnout. Therefore, we encourage young researchers to take care of themselves and expand their social connections. The Junior Board suggests some solutions and groups links that you can join !

Slides and Resources are available here :

13.10 - 14.10: Invited parallel session 1 - Woman in science - Dr. Ann Van der Jeugd - Bewise

13.10 - 14.10: Invited parallel session 2 - How to communicate with the media? - Prof. Olivier Luminet - UCLouvain

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