Graduate Student Research Symposium

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
OVC Lifetime Learning Centre

We are pleased to announce the OVC Graduate Research Symposium will be held on June 12, 2019. This event will include poster presentations, a guest lecture, and reception as well as oral presentations by graduate students. A brief reception will also take place at the end of the day. Awards will be given at that time.

Research achievements of current graduate students will be showcased at this annual Graduate Student Research Symposium.  All OVC graduate students are encouraged to participate in this event by sharing your research findings, practicing your presentation skills and celebrating research in the OVC community.

Symposium Schedule

  Poster Sessions Oral Presentations Chappel LectureReception and Awards
 Time 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM1:30 PM - 4:00 PM 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM5:00 PM
 Room 1707 B&C (Cafeteria)
1713, 1714, 1800, 1812
 1714 LLC1800 PAHL

Presentation Schedules and Proceedings

The proceedings and presentation schedules will be posted closer to the day of the symposium.

Abstract Submission

We invite all OVC Graduate Students to submit an abstract and encourage you to participate in this event to share your research, practice your presentation skills and celebrate research in the OVC Community. 

Abstract submission must be complete by Monday, May 21st at midnight. Students should discuss their intention to submit an abstract with their advisor and give serious consideration given to authorship and intellectual property. 

All submissions must be done through the eApplication link below:

More Information

Poster Sessions

Posters must be mounted by 8:45 am on June 12th and students are expected to be at their poster from 9:30 AM - 11:45 PM.

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations of 10 minutes (8 minute presentation, 2 minute question period) will be held in the afternoon. Please realize that time available for oral presentations is limited, so not all those who wish to do an oral presentation may be accommodated and will be assigned to the poster session. If you have recently already completed a poster you may use it for this event.

Chappel Memorial Lecture

The Chappel Memorial Lecture was established in 1988 through an endowment by Dr. Clifford Chappel. Since that time, internationally renowned researchers have been invited to the University of Guelph to summarize their research and career progression to inspire those engaged in, or considering, graduate studies in biomedical research.

Reception and Awards Ceremony

Light refreshments and the awards ceremony will conclude the days events.

OVC Graduate Student Research Symposium Organizing Committee

Simran Bhullar, Biomedical Sciences
Emily Craig, Biomedical Sciences
Paul Del Rio, Biomedical Sciences
Shahnaza Hamidullah, Biomedical Sciences
Bryan Jenkins, Biomedical Sciences
Jyoti, Sharma, Biomedical Sciences
Deirdre Stuart, Biomedical Sciences
Ann Ram, Clinical Studies
Ashley Cormier, Pathobiology
Jessica Joshua, Pathobiology
Rebecca Fung, Population Medicine
Sydney Pearce, Population Medicine
Carol Tinga, Population Medicine
(Wendy) Xiao Xie, Population Medicine
Dr. Gordon Kirby, Associate Dean, Research and Innovation
Elizabeth Lowenger, Manager, Student Affairs
Daf Summers, Research Assistant