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Randy Kobes Undergraduate Poster Symposium

VIRTUAL 17th Annual Randy Kobes Undergraduate Poster Symposium

The 17th annual Randy Kobes Poster Symposium displays some of the excellent quality research by undergraduate students at The University of Winnipeg. This event is a valuable opportunity for students to obtain experience in presentations of scientific research especially if a student plans to continue with graduate work. It also gives students an opportunity to see what exciting research is taking place amongst their peers and celebrate these accomplishments together.

During the week of September 6-9, students will present their poster via Zoom during their scheduled time slot. The presentation will be recorded and reviewed by a series of judges during the following week. Each session consists of a 5-7 minute oral presentation of their research, followed by time for questions. Due to the wide range of topics displayed, the poster and presentation should be aimed at the level of an (informed) general public because the judges are not experts in all the fields presented.

Competing is OPTIONAL. All student posters will be judged, however only those who wish to compete may win a cash prize in one of the 4 selected categories:

  • Social Sciences
  • Biological & Environmental Sciences
  • Experimental Physical Sciences
  • Mathematical & Theoretical Physical Sciences

All students will receive feedback from the judges, providing insight on strengths and weaknesses making the event a learning experience. An awards ceremony will take place on September 21st via Zoom to celebrate all the contestants and announce the winners of each category for those who competed.

This competition is open to all undergraduate students who performed scientific research at The University of Winnipeg under the supervision of a faculty member or with a faculty member sponsor (this includes summer projects and honour's theses). To be eligible, the student should have been enrolled in an undergraduate program in the 2021-2022 school year, OR will be an undergraduate in the 2022-2023 school year.


Workshop for More Info & Helpful Tips & Tricks: JULY 27 (12:30 - 1:20pm), via Zoom
Students & supervisors have an opportunity to ask questions prior to registering. A guest judge will present helpful tips & tricks as to what they're looking for in a prize-winning poster & presentation.

Zoom Presentations: September 6-9
Students will record their presentations via zoom during a scheduled time.

Judges Review: September 12-16
Selected judges will review the footage & provide a score with feedback.

Awards Ceremony: September 21 (12:30 - 1:20pm), via Zoom
All are welcome to attend a zoom awards ceremony which will reveal the winners of each category for those who competed.

Registration is now closed.

Examples of posters can be found along the west corridor of the 2nd floor of Centennial Hall, or 3rd floor of Lockhart near the Physics area.

Have a question?   Send an email to: uwpostercontest@gmail.com