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Welcome to the 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference

Friday, April 1st & Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Conference Theme: Community and Partnership

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The Undergraduate Research Conference celebrates the contributions of undergraduate research at Nipissing University and across Ontario. It provides an opportunity for students to present a research project they are working on while engaging in scholarly debate amongst each other.

A student from any undergraduate discipline, who has worked on a scholarly project in which s/he has taken a leadership role in its development and execution, are eligible to participate in the conference. Proposals can be disciplinary specific or multi/interdisciplinary.

Students are invited to present an original poster, oral presentation of a paper or a panel presentation of a series of related papers.

This conference is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to showcase their work in a professional setting before their peers, faculty, and the public.

Each application will be reviewed by expert faculty reviewers.

Works may include:

  • directed study projects
  • honours thesis research
  • co-op or practicum projects
  • service learning projects
  • summer research projects
  • volunteer research
  • creative work in the visual and performing arts
  • independent study
  • community service
  • study abroad

Some examples of eligible scholarly works are:

  • interpretation of a performance, piece of music or art work
  • interpretation of a piece of literature/literary criticism
  • model design and development
  • scientific experiments
  • textual analysis
  • historical interpretation
  • case study
  • research/ term/analytical paper
  • engineering research or development projects
  • qualitative or quantitative research projects

Categories of Presentations:


Students choosing to make a research poster presentation may do so, on an individual basis. Poster Submissions should be original undergraduate student research such as those listed above. Students should be prepared to share their research with Conference guests in a ‘poster presentation setting’, and should also be prepared to field questions with regard to their research.

Paper Presentation Panels

A panel presentation involves a showcase of related research of several individuals. The relationship of the research topic(s) can be disciplinary specific or inter or multi-disciplinary. Papers can be presented individully or in a group. It is recommended that groups be mentored by a faculty member in preparation for a panel presentation. Paper presentations will be 15 minutes long including questions and answers.

Fine Arts

Students may submit individual or collaborative creative work for exhibition during the undergraduate research conference. The selection committee will endeavor to accommodate all forms of creative practice, including but not limited to the following: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation, photography, video art, sound art, performance, music, poetry and spoken word, etc. Interdisciplinary creative practices are also welcome. Some forms of creative work may not be feasible due to the physical limitations of the institution. Only original undergraduate student work is eligible.


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