Randy Kobes Undergraduate Poster Symposium

Randy Kobes Symposium

View from 2nd floor Atrium of presenters, judges & posters

Randy Kobes Poster Contest, 2016; Photo © A. Wiebe

VIRTUAL 15th Annual Randy Kobes Undergraduate Poster Symposium

The 15th 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 14-18, 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-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 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 30th 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 2019-2020 school year, OR will be an undergraduate in the 2020-2021 school year.


Zoom Presentations: September 14-18
Students will record their presentations via zoom during a scheduled time.

Judges Review: September 21-25
Selected judges will review the footage & provide a score with feedback.

Awards Ceremony: Sept. 30th
All are welcome to attend a zoom awards ceremony which will reveal the winners of each category for those who competed. Time & details TBA.

How to Enter:   Send an email to:

Please include the following information:

  • Student name
  • Name of Supervisor
  • Science Category & indicate if you wish to compete for a prize.


Deadline to Enter: Friday, August 21, 2020

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.


Symposium advertisement: docs/virtual_poster_symposium_-2020.pdf