November 26th, 2021 | 9am - 12:30pm, Virtual

Discover various research activities conducted by students and trainees from some of UBC's Research Excellence Clusters. Students from the Data Science and Health, Women's Health and Biomedical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence Clusters will present posters that address the future of health.


Join us for a virtual morning of multi-disciplinary exploration as our students address pressing questions around the future of health.

The day will include:

  • Virtual poster presentations exhibiting students' work
  • Virtual Lightning-Round presentations by the Top 10 abstracts
  • Brainstorming session for collaborative team grants

Why should you participate?

The goal of our Tri-Cluster Research Day is to provide a setting for faculty and students to identify current research projects that relate to their work and facilitate the co-creation of new research ideas.

Research Day will:

  • Provide an opportunity for you to explain your research and gain valuable feedback
  • Hone your skills in writing an abstract and strengthen your presentation skills
  • Give you a chance to practice communicating your research to a diverse group of people
  • Let you meet potential collaborators and network with peers


Abstracts will be judged by professors from all three clusters. The top 10 will be invited to present their research in a 5-minute lightning talk. Abstracts are due October 24th, and successful applicants will be notified by November 12th, 2021. 


Program Schedule

9:00amWelcoming Remarks
9:15amVirtual Student Poster Session
10:15amLightning Round Presentations (Top 10 Abstracts)
11:15amQ&A with Lightning Round Presenters
11:35amBest Student Poster Award Presentation
12:00pmBrainstorming Session for Collaborative Team Grants


Abstract Instructions

Poster Competition

A panel of judges will review and score submitted abstracts prior to Research Day. The top 10 scores will be invited to present a 5-minute 'Lightning Talk'. 

Preparing Your Abstract

  • Prepare an abstract of no more than 250 words.
  • Provide two keywords for your abstract.

Round One: Abstract Review & Scoring

Abstract judging will take place prior to Research Day. Abstracts are due October 24th, and successful applicants will be notified by November 12th, 2021. 

The top 10 scores will have the opportunity to present their poster to the judges at Research Day for prizes totaling $225. 

Round Two: Poster Presentations & Lightning Round Presentations

All students will have the opportunity to present their posters virtually through Slack and Zoom. All students presenting their posters are eligible for the People’s Choice Award category.

Students with qualifying abstract scores (top 10) will present their research to the judges during the Lightning Round Presentation. Each student will be allowed a five-minute virtual presentation on their research poster to a panel of judges.

Student Awards

The Best Student Presentation competition will honor the top three 'lightning talk' presentations at Research Day. 

First Place - $100

Second Place - $75

Third Place - $50

People's Choice Award (Best Poster) - Two prizes worth $20 

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