Event Details

When: March 30, 2021

Where: Virtual

Postdoc Research Day 2021

About the Conference

As one of the most popular research seminars at SFU, Postdoctoral Research Day offers postdoctoral-association 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 postdoctoral-association as well as 10 minute research presentations and virtual poster sessions.

New this year was also a writing contest!

See the Program

Research Day Program

Congratulations to the Award & 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


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  


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

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