On August 17th students, professors and staff gathered to celebrate student research over the summer term. The Irving Centre is home to several research labs and the interdisciplinary nature of the science that occurs in the Centre was highlighted through the presentations. Students presented on a variety of topics, from wastewater monitoring, to diets of arctic seabirds, to native plant conservation. Presentations were given from summer research assistants, honours students and graduate students.

Event feedback was overwhelmingly positive, those in attendance commented how exciting it was to hear about the different research projects happening among their colleagues.

This was also the first time several students gave in person presentations since before COVID-19, we’re glad this in person event was another step towards normalcy. The event provided a great opportunity for students to practice their talks ahead of conference season and thesis defences!

We also walked away with some suggestions on how to improve, next year the event will be fully live streamed to improve accessibility.

Congratulations to all of our speakers:

Mia Doncaster
Alissa Creaser
Anton Zamlynny
Megan Campbell
Olivia Crooks
Josie Rogers
Christianne Haggerman
Mark Maddox
Katie King
Meghan Swanburg
Alicja Muir