At each of these conferences I presented half of my 4th year research of Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland. I looked at the creation of the National Park and if and how it affected the lives of the local community members. I loved the research, and writing the paper, and after each presentation was told that my research was Master's (post-graduate) quality.
The full paper was submitted for review to Leisure/Loisir, which is a Canadian Academic Journal. We received some feedback and a few requests for some changes and currently my research supervisor is working to make some changes.
But the exciting part? A shorter paper was required for the NERR conference I presented at in 2010 and it has finally been published. If you are at all interested in the research, or to see what I am talking about click here and then click "view or print this publication". Like I said, this is a mini version of the paper, only 7 pages. So this is the quick and dirty way to get the gist of what I researched and presented :) The other conference also required a paper, but it was mainly just an abstract, so even shorter, you can find that publication here, and my abstract is on page 161.
So I'm pretty excited, this is a big step. I'd love to work as a professor one day, and having something published as an undergrad is a great step in the right direction. Now publishing can be a very long and tedious process, so I don't expect to hear about the full paper for some time, but when I do I will be sure to share!
I hope you're having a great Friday, it's the beginning of my weekend and it started early as I couldn't get back to sleep after about 4am. Practice for Pip I suppose :)
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