Research Office Hosts 3rd International Research Forum (3IRF) Virtually
Not even the pandemic could stop the Research Office of AUP from hosting its 3rd International Research Forum (3IRF) on April 22. The forum, conducted virtually for the first time through the Zoom platform, featured 54 individual or group research presentations that focused on the theme, “Building the Research Chasm: Transforming Development in the New Normal.” A total of 176 research enthusiasts attended the 3IRF convened in 2 plenary sessions and five breakout rooms each in the morning and afternoon presentations for Business and Governance, Arts and Humanities, Allied Health, Theology, and Education.
Guest speakers included Dr. Ruel Almocera, Director of DMin. Program, Adventist International Institute for Advanced Studies (AAIAS), Dr. Samuel Gaikwad, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, AIIAS, and Dr. Rowena R. Antemano, Adjunct Professor from Mountain View College. Dr. Jolly S. Balila, AUP’s Research Office Director, who collaborates with Dr. Vicky Mergal, Asst. VP for Graduate Studies and their respective teams expressed appreciation for all guest resource speakers, presenters, participants, and the administration, for the support. Dr. Juvy Lou T. Bathrai, faculty of the College of Arts and Humanities, served as Master of Ceremony.