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BPK Research Day 2020
Submissions are due by February 14th, 2020 @11:59PM
Image Contest entries is due March 23rd, 2020 @ 11:59PM
The BPK Research Day Organizing Committee is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the 11th Annual BPK Research Day. The event will be held Friday April 3rd, 2020 at the SFU Burnaby Campus within Leslie & Gordon Diamond Family Auditorium.
Research Day is an opportunity to showcase the excellent research in our Department. All trainees involved in research within BPK, either at the post-doctoral, graduate, or undergraduate level (honours thesis, directed studies, URSA, co-op, etc.) are encouraged to participate. Sessions include: oral presentations, three-minute thesis competition (3MT), poster competition, and the trainee image contest.
We invite submissions reporting on research at various stages of completion, including proposed research, in-progress research, and completed research. Note that specific selection criteria for oral presentations are outlined below.
Oral Presentation Session
In this session, four researchers will have ~15 minutes to present their exceptional research. PhD students are reminded that giving an oral presentation can count as one of the required seminars for the PhD degree.
To be considered for an oral presentation, trainees must submit an abstract and adhere to all the instructions provided in the survey (i.e., abstract body max. 300 words). As in previous years, ~3 faculty members will review and rank each of the submitted abstracts using the following criteria:
1. is there evidence of a well-defined project;
2. is there evidence of a good body of data collected, analyzed, and interpreted; and
3. would the presentation be of interest to the department?
If you are awarded an oral presentation, you will not be allowed to present the same work as a poster or 3MT. If you would like to present a poster on different work, you may indicate so by submitting an additional abstract or title through a separate survey (by February 14th).
If you are not awarded an oral presentation, you will not be given a 3MT. Only those that initially applied for a 3MT will be offered one (indicated in the survey). However, you will be offered the opportunity to present the original abstract as a poster.
Poster Presentation Competition
Trainees will compete within their degree program by presenting their research poster to two judges. Prizes will be awarded for top presentations in each degree program.
To be considered for a poster presentation, trainees must submit an abstract and adhere to all the instructions provided in the survey (i.e., abstract body max. 300 words). In order to also be considered for the 3MT competition, your abstract title must differ from your 3MT title.
Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)
Building on the success of the past two years, the three-minute thesis competition is back! This is a chance for researchers to present their work, whether in progress or complete, in a creative and succinct manner (i.e., one slide, no animations). Prizes will be awarded for top presentations.
This year, we anticipate space for ~12 presenters. To be considered for a 3MT presentation, trainees must submit a title through the survey (no abstract required). In order to also be considered for the poster competition, your 3MT title must differ from your abstract title.
The deadline for image contest entries is March 23rd, 2020
Trainees are asked to submit their best image with caption (as short as possible) that illustrates their research. Submissions will be displayed at Research Day and prizes will be award for top images. Instructions for submitting your image contest entries will be circulated soon.
Stay tuned for additional details about the day.
We look forward to seeing you on April 3rd and learning more about the exciting research going on in BPK!