Interested USRI students have the opportunity to compete in a Lightning Talk competition on the day of the conference. In this competition, students will present a 3 minute live Lightning Talk concerning your summer research project, your overall experience and its impact on you. This is a great option for any student interested in:
- Applying the knowledge translation and communication skills you learned this summer
- Reflecting on an academic or professional experience you had through your research project
- Competing for awards and cash prizes! Lightning Talks will be judged by a panel of reviewers, based on the following criteria:
- Demonstrates critical reflection and learning.
- Use of best practices in oral communications
- Storytelling: Rather than just showing your research, we are looking for inspirational, action-driven presentations.
- Good visual aids
- Is 3 minutes or shorter
Can fibroblasts revolutionize cancer treatment?
Rachel Lu, Western University
How COVID-19 has affected the mental health of university faculty
Sarah K. Wallace, Western University
Pharmacovigilance: an imperfect system
Benson Law, Western University
So close, yet so far: Morphological divergence in fragmented specialist butterfly populations
Jessica L. T. Jeong, Western University
Curtis D. Jeffrey, Western University