Randy Kobes Poster Contest Workshop

Fri. Jul. 8, 2016

The 11th Annual Randy Kobes Undergraduate Poster Contest will display some of the excellent quality research by undergraduate students at The University of Winnipeg. The competition is a valuable opportunity for students to obtain experience in presentations of scientific research especially if a student plans to continue with graduate work.  During the competition, students will be judged over a period of 1 hour in the morning. This 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 as the judges are not experts in all the fields presented.


Do you want to make the best poster and presentation you possibly could? Do you want tips from experienced judges as to what they are looking for in a winning poster? Do you want tips on how to explain your complicated research to a general public audience?


Please join us on Wednesday, August 10th  in Room 2M70 from 10:30-11:30 for this professional development opportunity. An experienced judge will present her expectations when she judges posters. She will give examples of what she has enjoyed in the past, and what could have been improved in posters and presentations from students. A member of the organizing committee will summarize judges’ comments from previous years and go over tips for effective communication.


*Supervisors – we strongly encourage you to give your students an hour away from their research time to attend this professional development opportunity.  You are also more than welcome to attend!*


If you have any questions about the Randy Kobes Poster Contest or this workshop please contact


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