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The 7th Annual PDA Research day was held virtually on March 30, 2021

Thank you for joining us for the 7th Annual Postdoc Research Day!

As one of the most popular research seminars at SFU, Postdoctoral Research Day offers postdocs the opportunity to showcase their work, promote collaborations, and foster a sense of community.

This year, PDA Research Day featured an inspiring keynote presentation from Jeff Derksen, Dean of Graduate and Posdoctoral Studies, a lively panel discussion from former SFU postdocs as well as 10 minute research presentations and virtual poster sessions.

New this year was also a writing contest!

The 7th Annual Postdoc Research Day is made possible with the support of:

  • Office of the Vice-President, Research
  • Office of the Vice-President, Academic
  • Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows

Congratulations to the Winners!

Check out the PDA Research Day Abstracts

Writing Contest Winners

1st Prize: Eric Jones, The SmartToilet: “Dr. John” is the gateway to personalized medicine

2nd Prize: Marine Randon, A real-time forecasting system of whale trajectories to limit the risk of collision with commercial vessels: application to the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales

3rd Prize Padmapriya Muralidharan, Understanding how the heart’s electricity is controlled

Poster Winners

1st Prize: Marine Randon, Where are they going? A real-time forecasting system for animal tracking  

2nd Prize: Daniel Y Gan, At-homeness: Factor structure and validity of a scale to prevent loneliness among community-dwelling older adults 

3rd Prize: Samantha Sherman, Diversity, abundance, and distribution of rays throughout the Coral Triangle and Australasia regions 

Presentation Winners

1st Prize: Daniel Higginbottom, Novel qubits for a silicon quantum computer

2nd prize (tie): Anil Ufuk Batmaz, Better Communication of COVID-19 Trends through 3D Visualizations

2nd prize (tie): Anirban Kar, Employees? Perceptions of a Great Place to Work: A Meaning-based View

See the 2021 full schedule here.