Tips & Tricks

Randy Kobes Symposium

In case you missed the workshop on August 7th, here's what was discussed:

  1. Symposium Format
  2. How to Present your Poster via Zoom
  3. What are the Judges looking for in a winning poster & presentation? (Tricia Meaud, NSERC)
  4. Important Dates and Deadlines

If you'd like to view the zoom workshop, please email to request the recorded link.

Tricia Meaud from NSERC once again agreed to present as our guest this year. She shared some excellent tips and tricks to help create a stellar looking poster and presentation via Zoom. Her presentation can be viewed here: docs/rkpc_workshop_2020.pdf

Remember to target your presentation at a 'lower-level' of understanding. Keep in mind that your judges will not have a background in your field of expertise. Practice in front of a mirror. Practice in front of a friend or family member. Practice in front of someone who knows your area of expertise, and someone who knows nothing at all about what you do. Practice, practice, practice! 

List of Potential Judges Questions:

  1. What year are you in? How long have you been working on this project?
  2. Why did you choose this specific project?
  3. What did you find most challenging/surprising/or exciting about your project?
  4. If you had to start all over again, what advice would you give yourself or what would you have done differently?
  5. What’s so important about this research? How will your results change the field?
  6. What is the next step in the project?