Poster competition 2For the past eleven years, the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) has been hosting the undergraduate student research poster competition.  This has been a highly successful annual event. It is also a great opportunity for members of the university community and the general public to see the relevance, value, and outstanding caliber of research being conducted by young researchers at the University of Manitoba.

We are asking you to inform your faculty and have them encourage students to participate in our event for 2016.  Students may wish to present the results of an undergraduate honours thesis completed in the previous academic year; present the results of a summer 2016 research project; or present an original research/scholarly/creative works project that was completed in an undergraduate course.  Last year we had over 115 student researchers who showcased their projects and we hope that even more students will be encouraged to submit their posters.

The Undergraduate Research Poster Competition will take place Thursday, October 27th from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. in the Manitoba Rooms 210 – 224, at University Centre, Fort Garry Campus. (The posters should be set up between 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.). Posters will be judged by representatives from the university community, industry, government, and community organizations. The awards will be presented at 4:00 p.m.

Prizes of $500, $300 and $200 will be awarded to the top three posters in each of the following five categories: applied sciences; health sciences; natural sciences; social sciences/humanities; and creative works.

The criteria used in the judging include the following:

  1. Scholarly/Scientific/Creative Content;
  1. Appropriate use of images, graphic representations, and/or tables
  1. i)    For Non-Creative Works:  Natural Sciences, Health Sciences, Applied

Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities:  Appropriateness of Headings, Clear Objectives and Conclusions

  1. ii)   For Creative Works:  Clear description/explanation of creative process,

identification of issue being explored and learning that resulted from the creative project.  (We will not be displaying the creative work itself but are asking students to submit posters that convey a graphic representation of the process of the creation of the work, a narrative about the issue or question they explored, the method of exploration, and a statement of what was learned or achieved in the process.)

  1. Overall Impression and significance;
  1. Communication to the audience through written or visual language that avoids the use of jargon.

Please have your students fill out the attached form – one form for each student – and return it by Friday, October 14, 2016 to:

Lindsey Troschuk
Administrative Assitant, VP Research and International Office
Room 207 Administration Building
The attached application form is also available at:
You can contact Lindsey at 789-3493 or via email at lindsey.troschuk@umanitoba.ca if you have any questions regarding the undergraduate poster competition.

We look forward to your participation in this event!

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