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Conference Updates

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Thank you to everyone who presented, judged, or attended in 2021!  You all helped to make our first online conference a successful one.

The abstract book contains information on the presenters and volunteers who participated this year.
R.E. Peter 2021 Abstract Book

Announcing the winners of the 2021 student competitions:
Oral Presentation Winners
Undergraduate Category
1st Place: Hayley Karst
2nd Place: Jonathan Farr
3rd Place: Ghiyun Yoo
MSc Category
1st Place: Ashley Gilliland
2nd Place: Sabrina Fox
3rd Place: Kat Pick
PhD category 
1st Place: April Martinig
2nd Place: Marina Lazic
3rd Place: Kevin Yoon/Carrie Ann Adams
Poster Presentation Winners
Undergraduate Category
1st Place: Tiana Barber-Cross
2nd Place: Rim Daher
3rd Place: Brittany Wiseman
MSc Category
1st Place: Tamika Nagao
2nd Place: Jiahul Wang
3rd Place: Sage Raymond
PhD Category
1st Place: Renee Dicipulo
2nd Place: Yan Yin Wang
3rd Place: Hem Kanta Sharma
3MT Presentation Winners
Undergraduate Category
1st Place: Esra Erkut
2nd Place: Alejandro Escobar-Lopez
3rd Place: Brittany Rae
MSc Category
1st Place: Sujani Gomes
2nd Place: Carly Davis
3rd Place: Christiana R. Frost
PhD Category
1st Place: Shubham Soni
2nd Place: Jaclyn McCutcheon


Congratulations to all of the 2021 winners!

Participants, please take a minute to fill out this short feedback form to help us improve the conference for next year.


Thank you to our sponsors!  The 2021 conference was supported (in part) by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Alberta, by the Graduate Students’ Association, and by the Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta.


About Us

The Dr. Richard E. Peter Biology Conference is organized by the Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association (BGSA) in order to showcase the diverse research conducted by Biological Sciences and life sciences students at the University of Alberta and institutions across the province. The event consists of poster and oral presentations by senior undergraduate, M.Sc. and Ph.D. students as well as keynote lectures from distinguished professors within the U of A community and from abroad.

We respectfully acknowledge that the R.E. Peter Biology Conference is located on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway / Saulteaux / Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to enrich our vibrant community.

Email your questions to repeter@ualberta.ca 

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