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The Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) invites all members of the Bishop’s Community to participate in Research Week, from March 18 to 21, 2024. During Research Week, the ORGS will be organizing different activities to showcase research and creative activities at Bishop’s.

Research Talks

From Monday to Thursday, the ORGS is organizing a series of research talks, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Faculty members and postdoctoral fellows will present a 15 minutes talk (+5 minutes of questions). Coffee and snacks will be made available.

Schedule

March 18, 2024

  • 11:00 – Coffee and Snacks
  • 11:20 – ART Babayants
  • 11:40 – TAVIS Smith
  • 12:00 – HAMID Shirdastian
  • 12:20 – RACHID Hedjam
  • 12:40 – JESSICA Prioletta

March 19, 2024

  • 11:00 – Coffee and Snacks
  • 11:20 – LINDA Morra
  • 11:40 – VICKI Chartrand
  • 12:00 – JUAN Francisco Nunez
  • 12:20 – RUSSELL Butler
  • 12:40 – SARAH McGinnis
  • 16:00-19h30 – POSTER COMPETITION

March 20, 2024

  • 11:00 – Coffee and Snacks
  • 11:20 – MATHIEU Desy
  • 11:40 – COURTNEY Plante
  • 12:00 – HAMSA Gurujaj
  • 12:20 – JADE Savage
  • 12:40 – JOANNE Pattison-Meek

March 21, 2024

  • 11:00 – Coffee and Snacks
  • 11:20 – JULIA Ros Cuellar
  • 11:40 – TSHIDI Thaane
  • 12:00 – FABIAN A.R. Clavijo
  • 12:20 – WEIXIANG Yu
  • 12:40 – BENJAMIN Tabah
  • 13:00 – LUNCH BREAK
  • 13:30 – Guest Speaker: Daniela Villegas Martinez from McGill
  • 14:00 – PITCH PERFECT COMPETITION
  • 15:20 – Guest Speaker: Taharima Habib EDI
  • 15:40 – Guest Speaker: NSERC Program Officer/Grants & Scholarships Sarah Tremblay, Ph.D.
  • 16:00-19:30 – Cocktail Hour and Winner Announcement

Student Competitions

To be eligible to participate in a competition, the candidate must be a Bishop’s University undergraduate or graduate student in any field or discipline and must present a research project to which they made an active and significant contribution.

Competition Winners will be announced during the Cocktail Hour.

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies acknowledges and is sensitive of each person’s individual differences, and seeks to ensure a transparent and equitable environment for all of our Bishop’s community members. If you have any concerns about your ability to participate in this competition, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Pitch Perfect Competition

Overview

The Pitch Perfect Competition is a global competition founded by the University of Queensland. It is geared to cultivate academic, presentation and research communication skills. The competition is open to BU undergraduate and graduate students. To be eligible to participate in the competition, the candidate must be a Bishop’s University undergraduate or graduate student in any field or discipline and must present a research project to which they made an active and significant contribution.

Prizes

Three prizes ($250, $150, and $100) will be awarded in each of these three categories:

  1. Undergraduate Students – Natural Sciences & Mathematics;
  2. Undergraduate Students – Social Sciences, Humanities, Education and Business;
  3. Graduate Students

Contest Rules

  • One entry per participant;
  • Participant will present their submission in-person;
  • Presentations are limited to three minutes maximum. Exceeding three minutes will cause a participant to be disqualified. The timer begins when a participant starts their presentation through either speech or movement;
  • Submission must only include the participant speaking and ONE static slide
  • No additional electronic media (e.g., sound, video files), no props (e.g. costume, laboratory equipment, musical instrument), only spoken words (e.g. no poems, raps or songs);
  • Presentation is to commence from the stage;
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.

Evaluation Criteria

The Pitch Perfect Competition will be evaluated by a multidisciplinary committee. Members of the jury will evaluate submissions based on the following criteria:

  • Presentation Skills (e.g. clear voice, rhythm, fluidity, presence, passion, attention from audience)
  • Scientific Communication Skills (e.g. use of lay language, metaphors and analogies, avoid scientific jargon, explain terminology)
  • Structure and Content (e.g. clear and logical sequence, provide background and significance, describe impact and results, adequate balance of time spent on each section)

Timeline for Competition

Participants must register to the competition using this form before February 29, 2024, 4:00 PM.

Your static slide (.ppt) must be submitted to jstgerma@ubishops.ca, no later than March 8, 2024 at 4:00 PM.

Pitch Perfect Competition will be presented in Cleghorn (McGreer, second floor) on March 21, 2024, 1:30 to 3:00 PM.

The time and room are subject to change and will be given 2 weeks prior to the event.

Questions

Contact the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at researchoffice@ubishops.ca or jstgerma@ubishops.ca.

Research Poster Competition

The Bishop’s Research Poster Competition is open to BU Undergrads and Graduate students. To be eligible to participate in the competition, the candidate must be a Bishop’s University undergraduate or graduate student in any field or discipline and must present a research project to which they made an active and significant contribution (Honours, Summer Internship, RA and etc.).

Prizes 

Three prizes ($250, $150, and $100) will be awarded in each of these three categories:

  1. Undergraduate Students – Natural Sciences & Mathematics;
  2. Undergraduate Students – Social Sciences, Humanities, Education and Business;
  3. Graduate Students

Contest Rules

  • One entry per participant;
  • Poster must contain the student’s name, the title of the project, the department and the name of the supervisor/professor;
  • Poster must contain basic information on the project, such as hypothesis, objectives, research questions, methodology, results, conclusions, references;
  • Poster size must be 36 x 48 inches (91 x 121 cm);
  • Poster must be clear and easy to follow for individuals of all disciplines and fields of study;
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.

Evaluation Criteria 

Research Posters will be evaluated by a multidisciplinary committee. Members of the jury will evaluate submissions based on the following criteria:

  • Significance of the research question
  • Well-defined objectives
  • Description of methodology
  • Presentation of results
  • Conclusions
  • Layout of the poster (visuals, font, colors, etc.)
  • Quality of the writing

Registration

Participants must register for the competition using this form before February 29, 2024, 4:00 p.m.

Printing

Electronic file (PDF format; 36 x 48 inches) must be sent for printing to the print shop (printshop@ubishops.ca) by March 8, 2024, 12:00 p.m.

Kindly request your supervisor’s consideration in covering the expenses associated with the poster. Should further assistance be required, please do not hesitate to contact jstgerma@ubishops.ca.

You will need to pick-up your poster and set-it-up at the Centennial Lobby with the designated number provided by the research office. Faculty and Students will receive an email with the schedule and poster numbers of each student presenting. The student will have 10 minutes to present their research poster and 5 minutes will be allocated for jury questions.

The Poster Competition will be held March 19, 2024 between 4:00 – 8:00 PM.

Creative Art Competition

The greatest artists are scientists as well!

The Bishop’s Creative Art Competition is open to BU (Bishop’s University) undergraduate and graduate students.

Goal

To create a connection between the different departments at Bishop’s. Create a research community and to explore all research aspects at Bishop’s University.

Overview

Art plays a crucial role in our experience by enhancing our understanding and appreciation of the natural world. While science is primarily concerned with objective observation and analysis, art brings a subjective and emotional dimension to the exploration of our understanding of the world. Through artistic expressions such as paintings, sculptures, photography, poetry and multimedia installations, ideas can be evocative. University research offers a unique, creative, and unique perspective to inspire curiosity and engagement of a wider audience.

Contest Rules

Students interested in participating can either have their OWN research projects or can approach the Office of Research and Graduate Studies to be assigned a detailed research project from a Bishop’s Faculty about which an art project can be created.

Students can choose in making either:

  1. Painting
  2. Sculpture
  3. Comic Book
  4. Photography
  5. Poetry
  6. Film
  7. Music
  8. Other

Students choosing a research project from a Bishop’s Faculty will be able to connect with them directly, therefore getting a better insight on the project to make a creation of their choice. Students will be able to submit only one project. Students may decide to collaborate with other students; if selected as winners, the prize will be shared equally among all creators involved.

With their creation, students must submit a short paragraph on the project they developed that shall include the artistic approach and vision used as well as a reflection of the research.

Prizes

There will be two prizes of $250 for the Creative Art category. One will be chosen by Bishop’s Faculty members while the other will be a Coup de Coeur from the Bishop’s community (staff, librarians etc.)

Evaluation Criteria

The art will be put on display in the Centennial Lobby to be judged by Faculty members. There will also be a Coup de Coeur prize voted by the Bishop’s community.

Because art can be subjective, the evaluation criteria will be based on the jury’s own reflection of the visual and communicative impact of the piece.

The winning creation will be kept for a full year on display in the Library Learning Commons (LLC).

Painting Rules

  • One submission per participant or group of participants.
  • Cannot be bigger than 36 x 48 inches (91 x 121 cm).
  • Must be the participant’s original work, plagiarism will result in the participant’s disqualification from the competition.

Sculpture Rules

  • One submission per participant or group of participants.
  • Can be made from any type of material.
  • Cannot be bigger than 2 feet by 2 feet.
  • Must be the participant’s original work, plagiarism will result in the participant’s disqualification from the competition.

Comic Strip Rules

  • One submission per participant or group of participants.
  • Must consist of an original and complete story.
  • Panels can be submitted in color or black and white.
  • Must be the participant’s original work, plagiarism will result in the participant’s disqualification from the competition.

Photography Rules

  • One submission per participant or group of participants.
  • Cannot be bigger than 36 x 48 inches (91 x 121 cm).
  • Must be the participant’s original work, plagiarism will result in the participant’s disqualification from the competition.

Poetry Rules

  • One submission per participant or group of participants.
  • Should be a maximum of 150 words.
  • Can be in any style (Haiku, Limerick, Rap, Acrostic Poem, etc.).
  • Must be the participant’s original work, plagiarism will result in the participant’s disqualification from the competition.

Short Film Rules

  • One submission per participant or group of participants.
  • Students can choose to depict the research in a form of a film, or a film essay (Brophy or Malley style).
  • All films must include a slide that will include the following:
    • Participant(s) name
    • Title of the film
    • Name of the supervisor (if applicable)
  • Cannot exceed 4 minutes.
  • Must be the participant’s original work, plagiarism will result in the participant’s disqualification from the competition.

Music Rules

  • One submission per participant or group of participants.
  • Students most upload their creation on a platform of their choosing, and provide a QR code that will allow the audience to scan it and listen on their own device.
  • Cannot exceed 4 minutes.
  • Must be the participant’s original work, plagiarism will result in the participant’s disqualification from the competition.

Registration

Participants must register for the Creative Art Competition using this FORM before February 29, 2024, 4:00 p.m.

You will need to set-it-up at the Centennial Lobby with the designated number provided by the Research Office. Faculty and Staff will evaluate the Creative Art competition from March 18-20, 2024.

Questions

For more information, contact Joannie St-Germain from the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at jstgerma@ubishops.ca.

Closing Ceremony

On March 21, 2024, from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m., the ORGS invites the Bishop’s Community to join us in the Centennial Lobby to conclude Research Week.

Competition winners will be announced during the cocktail hour.

Cocktail Hour

Please register using this online form: https://forms.office.com/r/ZCqNRwLXnf

Deadline to register: March 8, 2024, 5:00 p.m.

Questions?
For more information, please contact the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at researchoffice@ubishops.ca.