URS 2018

Interested in what’s being researched by undergraduate students at UCalgary? Want to learn about research resources on campus? The Undergraduate Research Symposium has something for everyone!

Day 1

Everyone is welcome in MacEwan Hall on November 27 for the main event, which includes:

    • Welcome and Keynote Address @ 9:30 am
    • 5-minute thesis presentations @ 10:00 am
    • Research showcase (posters and displays) @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Ask-an-expert: Research resource info tables (all day)
    • Panel discussion @ 2:00 pm

DAY 2

Research workshops for URS participants on November 28 will cover a variety of topics from resources on campus to how to effectively communicate your research and more! Find details in the events calendar, below. Registration is limited to URS participants only until November 19.

DAY 3

Participants, judges, and donors are invited to attend the URS Gala on November 29. Invitations will be sent via email in late October. An RSVP is required to attend.

Nov
27
Tue
URS Day 1
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Day one of three for the Undergrad Research Symposium (URS). This series of events is an opportunity for undergraduate students from all faculties to showcase their exceptional research alongside their peers to the broader campus community. It is an accessible, multidisciplinary event for students to acquire academic presentation experience while providing exposure to all types of research and resources at the University of Calgary.

This is the main event, with a keynote address, 5-minute thesis presentations, and poster and table presentations. There will also be an experts panel and ask-an-expert booths. Come down and see what your friends are researching, and learn about research opportunities on campus!

  • Welcome and Keynote Address @ 9:30 am
  • 5-minute thesis presentations @ 10:00 am
  • Research showcase (posters and displays) @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Ask-an-expert: Research resource info tables (all day)
  • Panel discussion @ 2:30 pm

 

Nov
28
Wed
‘Seeing’ what lies beneath the obvious: Privileging orality through iterative videos @ Taylor Institute Studio C
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Often in post-secondary education, we dismiss the kinetic and heartful learning while privileging content-based delivery of information. Based on a current research project, this workshop will illustrate how privileging orality by using iterative reflexive video assignments centres learning from and through our lived experiences while encouraging students to bend the light and ‘see’ what lies beneath the obvious (Maracle, 2015).

Presented by Victoria Bouvier, Karli Crowshoe, Christine Daly, Devonn Drossel, Noemie Foley, Emily Gibson, Alisha Gordon, and Jennifer Pannett as part of the URS Workshop Series.

Registration is limited to URS Participants until November 19.

Innovation and Intellectual Property @ Hunter Hub
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join this workshop and work as a team to create a new concept and then screen your concept by hunting for related patents. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNJ71IhljY0

Presented by Jim Wilson from Innovate Calgary as part of the URS Workshop Series.

Registration is limited to URS Participants until November 19. An RSVP is required to attend.

Research Impact: Building a Research Presence Online @ TFDL 440A
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

How do you stand out in a crowded field of researchers? How can you present a coherent picture of your research and its impact in order to find mentors, collaborators, and apply for graduate programs? This session discusses ways that undergraduate researchers can begin to establish an online research identity and track the impact of their work through web-based services such as author identifiers, research repositories, and academic social networking.

Presented by Christine Hurrell as part of the URS Workshop Series.

RSVP to symposium@su.ucalgary.ca. Registration is limited to URS Participants until November 19.

Database Searching @ TFDL 440A
Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This session offers a basic grounding in thinking about and conducting research. The skills covered in this session will be useful to students working on undergraduate assignments and research projects as well as those considering graduate studies.

Intended Audience: Both beginning and experienced undergraduate researchers

Presented by Bart Lenart as part of the URS Workshop Series.

RSVP to symposium@su.ucalgary.ca. Registration is limited to URS Participants until November 19.

Intellectual Property Transaction Negotiation @ Hunter Hub
Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join this workshop and form teams that seek to negotiate with each other to find the best deal for everybody to get new innovations to the world.

Presented by Jim Wilson from Innovate Calgary as part of the URS Workshop Series.

Registration is limited to URS Participants until November 19. An RSVP is required to attend.

Making it simple, but significant: How to showcase the impact of your research to any audience @ Taylor Institute Studio D
Nov 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn more about crafting an engaging research presentation using a short 3-minute format. Workshop topics include:

  • how long and short presentations differ in more than time
  • how a single topic can be presented differently to multiple audiences
  • crafting an engaging research presentation that focuses on the impact of your research
  • designing slides to frame our talk

Attendees will have time to apply their learning through exercises such as analysis of other talks and crafting an outline using the COMPASS Message Box (compassscicomm.org/).

Presented by Tara Christie as part of the URS Workshop Series.

Registration is limited to URS Participants until November 19.

Science Research & Funding Opportunities: A Panel Discussion @ Science Collaborative Space
Nov 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Learn about some of the many research and funding opportunities available to faculty of science undergraduate students at UCalgary. Join your Science Ambassadors and SU Science Reps and as they invite professors from various departments to share their ongoing and upcoming research projects, including how students can begin or advance their own research careers. Additionally, past recipients of studentship awards will share their experiences with applying for and researching under their respective grants. 

Presented by Science Ambassadors and Students’ Union Faculty of Science Representatives  as part of the URS Workshop Series.

RSVP to symposium@su.ucalgary.ca. Registration is limited to URS Participants until November 19.

Nov
29
Thu
URS Day 3
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Day three of three for the Undergrad Research Symposium (URS). The URS Gala is open to participants, judges, and donors. An RSVP is required. This evening is a celebration of undergraduate research on campus, and will include formal presentations of the 2018 URS awards!