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The Office of Research and Graduate Studies invites all members of the Bishop’s Community to participate in Research Week 2022, from March 28 to April 1, 2022. During Research Week, the ORGS will be organizing different activities to showcase research and creative activities at Bishop’s.

Research Talks

From Monday to Friday, the ORGS is organizing a series of research talks, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Faculty members and postdoctoral fellows who would like to present a 10 minutes talk (+5 minutes of questions) should email the Research Officer (rmercier@ubishops.ca). While most of those talks will be presented in Cleghorn (McGreer, second floor), a limited number of virtual spots are also available, for those who would be interested in participating, but cannot be present in-person.

Schedule

March 28 – Cleghorn

12:00 p.m.: Dr. Sunny Lau – Canada Research Chair in Integrated Plurilingual Teaching and Learning

12:30 p.m.: Ms. Caroline Dault, Département d’études françaises et québécoises – Wearing multiple hats… … or how I became a researcher in my own class through the project Supporting (Chinese) transnational students’ French additional language learning through the use of plurilingual pedagogies

12:45: Dr. Heather McKeen-Edwards, Department of Politics and International Studies – Let’s talk about Dept: Central bank framing of dept in pandemic and post-pandemic world

March 29 – Click here to join the meeting

12:00 p.m.: Dr. Jessica Riddell and Georges-Philippe Gadoury-Sansfaçon – Co-writing and co-publication across disciplinary and professional spheres

March 30 – Cleghorn

12:00 p.m.: Dr. Jason Rowe – Canada Research Chair in Exoplanet Astrophysics

12:30 p.m.: Dr. Russell Butler, Department of Computer Science

March 31 – Cleghorn

12:00 p.m.: Dr. John Ruan – Canada Research Chair in Multi-Messenger Astrophysics

12:30 p.m.: Dr. Simplice Ayangma Bonoho, Department of History and Global Studies – Cardinal Paul-Émile Léger and the implementation of the Yaounde National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities (1968-1980)

April 1 – Cleghorn

12:00 p.m.: Dr. Heather Lawford – Canada Research Chair in Youth Development

12:30 p.m.: Dr. David Webster (Department of History and Global Studies), Mr. Fabian Will (Eastern Township Resource Centre), Ms. Jody Robinson (Eastern Township Resource Centre) – Online archives and posters as research

Student Competitions

This year, both the Research Poster competition, and the Research Snapshots competition will be offered to the community. Both competitions are open to BU undergraduate and graduate students. Please note that students participating in both the Research Snapshots and the Research Posters competition with the same research project will not be able to win a prize in both competitions. If you are presenting two different research projects, you will be eligible for both competitions. Faculty members and postdoctoral fellows are welcome to present a snapshot or a poster but will not be eligible to win the prizes.

Although we welcome presentations from our collaborators during Research Week, 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 they made an active and significant contribution in.

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. If you have any concerns about your ability to participate in those competitions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Research Snapshots

Research Snapshots detailed information

The Research Snapshots is a competition inspired by 3-Minutes Thesis, a global competition founded by the University of Queensland.

Prizes

One prize ($250) will be awarded in each of three categories (Undergraduate Students – Natural Sciences; Undergraduate Students – Social Sciences, Education and Business; Graduate Students), as determined by a jury.

Contest Rules

  • One entry per participant;
  • Participant will present their submission in-person (subject to change, following public health measures for COVID-19);
  • 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 (optional);
  • The static slide (no animation) does not have to be visible continuously during the presentation;
  • 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

Research Snapshots 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

A virtual workshop will be offered to participants on February 23, 2022 at 11:30. The workshop will start by discussing the Research Snapshot competition, followed by the Research Poster competition. A recording of the workshop is available here. You can consult the slides used during of the workshop.

Participants must register to the competition using this form before March 4, 2022, 4:00 p.m.

If applicable, your static slide (.ppt) must be submitted to the Research Officer (rmercier@ubishops.ca) no later than March 28, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Research Snapshots will be presented in Cleghorn (McGreer, second floor) on March 31, 2022, 3:00 p.m.

Research Posters

Research Posters detailed information

The Research Posters competition is an opportunity to practice presenting your research project in a conference or a meeting.

Prizes

One prize ($250) will be awarded in each of three categories (Undergraduate Students – Natural Sciences; Undergraduate Students – Social Sciences, Education and Business; Graduate Students), as determined by a jury.

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, etc.;
  • 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

Timeline for Competition

A virtual workshop will be offered to participants on February 23, 2022 at 11:30. The workshop will start by discussing the Research Snapshot competition, followed by the Research Poster competition. A recording of the workshop is available here. You can consult the slides used during of the workshop.

Participants must register to the competition using this form before March 4, 2022, 4:00 p.m.

Electronic file (PDF format; 36×48 inches) must be sent for printing to the print shop (printshop@ubishops.ca) by email or using WeTransfer by March 21, 2022, 12:00 p.m. If you prefer, you can drop your file directly to the print shop, using a USB key. The University will be covering the printing costs for ONE copy of your poster should you use our printing services. Other venues also offer printing services in Sherbrooke, but you would have to cover the costs of printing. Should you miss the deadline, you will be expected to cover half the printing fee.

You do not need to go get your printed poster from the print shop. However, please come to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies (McGreer 225) to pick up your poster after Research Week. Unclaimed posters will eventually be discarded.

There will be a public presentation of posters, in the Centennial Lobby, on March 31, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The session is not mandatory, but we encourage you to attend this special event and present your research to your peers and the Bishop’s community.

Tutorial – How to Design a Research Poster

This tutorial (Designing Research Posters) is designed to assist you in creating eye-catching and effective posters for presentation of your research findings at Research Week. It will teach you how to create a custom poster from scratch. You will learn how to choose and create backgrounds; create and insert text, learn proper font styles and sizes; insert and manipulate photos, graphs and tables; align and balance all components of the poster; create levels in your poster for quick and easy previewing; set up the poster to send to the printer; and learn how to use color, balance, and shapes to make your poster stand out.

Workshop – Pitching Ideas

On March 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., we invite you to a virtual workshop to help students to better communicate their ideas, businesses, applications, etc. This will be an interactive session focusing on pitching ideas, storytelling, and virtual communication. While this workshop will target graduate students, anyone is welcome to join. Please register using this link before March 22.

Closing Ceremony

On March 31, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the ORGS invites the Bishop’s Community to join us, in Cleghorn (McGreer, second floor) for this short event to conclude Research Week. Among other surprises, we will announce the results of the Research Posters competition and the Research Snapshots competition. No registration required.

Cocktail

After the Closing Ceremony, on March 31, 2022, starting at 4:30 p.m., we invite Executive Group, Senior Managers, Faculty members and Students who participated in the Student Competitions to stay in Cleghorn for a cocktail. If space permits, all other members of the BU Community are invited to attend. Please note that registration is required for the Cocktail event, using this MS Form.

Deadline to register: March 24, 4:00 p.m.

As we will be serving food and drinks, this event is reserved for those who are adequately protected against COVID-19. Please have your VaxiCode on hand, as those will be scanned before the start of the Cocktail.

Questions
Contact Raphaëlle Mercier Gauthier, Research Officer, at rmercier@ubishops.ca.