Information for Presenters

The Dr. Richard E. Peter Biology Conference showcases the diverse research conducted by Biological Sciences students and is an excellent opportunity for students, supervisors, and other research staff to come together to learn and provide interdisciplinary feedback on all research ongoing in the Department.

Who can present?
Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to present.                         No data yet? No problem! The BGSA welcomes presentations outlining your research plans or work in progress.

Why should you present?
Practise and polish your presentation skills, receive feedback on your research, add to your CV, and win money and other great prizes!

Abstracts

Abstracts submitted for the conference shall be a maximum of 200 words in length.

Oral Presenters 

  1. Presentations are to be 12 min long, plus 3 min for questions
  2. Presentations should be provided in electronic format (.ppt preferred) to the conference organizer.
  3. First and second place winners for all levels (Undergraduate, M.Sc., Ph.D.) will be announced during the closing reception.

Poster Presenters 

  1. Poster size should not exceed 48″ x 48″.
  2. Posters should be hung on the board corresponding to the number indicated beside the title of your abstract in the “Poster Abstracts” section of this booklet.
  3. Make sure you are standing by your poster during the judging session.
  4. First and second place winners for all levels (Undergraduate, M.Sc., Ph.D.) will be announced during the closing reception.

3 Minute Thesis – New for 2017

  1. Presentations should be no longer than 3 minutes. The time begins when the speaker begins to talk.
  2. Presenters can only have one static slide, no animations or transitions allowed. All images used must belong to the presenter or be properly credited.
  3. No additional media or props will be allowed.

Questions can be emailed to repeter@ualberta.ca