Five students from the University of the Assumption School of Arts and Sciences presented their papers in different international conferences earlier this year.

BS Psychology students Camille Joyce Soriano and Airajoy Keynn Medina, together with their thesis adviser Ms. Heidi Pantig, presented their paper at theTomorrow People Organization

International Conference on Spirituality and Psychology on March 25-27 in Bangkok, Thailand. Entitled “Selflessness through Selfish Means: Rejection Sensitivity and Socio-emotional Adjustment among Codependents”, the paper aimed to propagate awareness on the experiences of families of people incarcerated with drug-related issues, according to Medina.

Camille Joy Soriano, Ms. Heidi Pantig, and AirajoyKeynn Medina at the International Conference of Spirituality and Psychology

Camille Joy Soriano, Ms. Heidi Pantig, and AirajoyKeynn Medina at the International Conference of Spirituality and Psychology

Meanwhile, the following papers were presented by AB Communication students at the International Conference of Social Sciences, Literature and Education held also in Bangkok, Thailand last April 2 and 3:

  • Filipino Film: An Aperture to Art or Tool for Film Promotion?”by Sarah Mae Lugtu and Dax Nathaniel Bondoc presented their paper entitled “; and
  • “This Guy’s in Love with You Pare: Homosexuality in Philippine Television Programs and its Impact on the Youth” by AnjeleneLugtu
Dax Nathaniel Bondoc and Sarah Mae Lugtu answering questions after their presentation at the International Conference of Social Sciences, Literature and Education

Dax Nathaniel Bondoc and Sarah Mae Lugtu answering questions after their presentation at the International Conference of Social Sciences, Literature and Education

AnjeleneLugtu discusses their group research before international professionals.

AnjeleneLugtu discusses their group research before international professionals.

The students were joined by their thesis professor Dr. Melanie Briones in the conference which was organized by Ontario College for Research and Development.

“We are really grateful to our professors and advisers for giving us the chance and challenged us to get there. It was an unforgettable experience. The place was filled with foreign experts, then, there we were – Filipinos, Assumptionists.” said Sarah Mae Lugtu.

The two papers authored by the AB Comm students were published in the Canadian International Journal of Social Science and Education in July 2016.

Topics that were presented, according to Dr. Edna Calma, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, were “very relevant in today”. “They got international attention because of their relevance,” she said.