SU View: Research Symposium takes place November 13th!

Here’s your chance to improve your Jeopardy skills . . .

Have you ever wondered how music can act as an anxiety therapy treatment for patients with cancer or how cryopreservation acts to maintain human bone marrow for stem cells?

From nymphs to marital satisfaction and Rwandan judicial issues to nanoparticle tracking, the third annual Students’ Union Undergraduate Research Symposium has something for everyone!

This exciting event is being held in the MacEwan Student Centre Ballroom next Thurs., Nov. 13 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. showcasing over 75 undergraduate students and the outstanding work they have done in their area of research expertise.

This year we have students presenting a broad range of projects across all 14 faculties in an effort to claim one of the five $1,000 awards available from the Provost’s office, Alumni Relations, the Office of Sustainability and the O’Brien Centre. The symposium will consist of all students doing a poster presentation and seven outstanding projects will also be doing an oral presentation at Speakers Corner.

Undergraduate research at the University of Calgary has flourished in the last decade, with students from all faculties and backgrounds looking to get involved either via curricular requirements or in the summer with professors on campus and abroad. Additionally, the symposium also gives you the chance to find out HOW to get involved in research at the undergraduate level from both the student perspective and through numerous organizations and centres on campus. Come check it out to learn more!

The Students’ Union formally invites you to support your fellow undergraduates and celebrate their hard work! By attending the symposium you also have the opportunity to choose your favorite poster presentation to be awarded with the $500 Students’ Union People’s Choice award! Light snacks will also be provided.

On another note, remember to fill out your Universal Student Rating of Instruction (USRI) in the upcoming month. These course ratings are used to help enhance the student learning experience and also to help students in choosing course sections by checking out which profs have had a great review! It’s your responsibility, take the initiative to make a difference.

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