February 23 to 25, 2022
The conference presenting research carried out by graduate students at the University of Calgary, one of the top 10 research universities in Canada, is now going ONLINE.
The Peer Beyond Graduate Research Conference is back! Attend the Peer Beyond Graduate Research Conference, UCalgary’s multi-disciplinary graduate research conference, to present your research. This conference offers UCalgary graduate students a unique opportunity to present your research and to cultivate interdisciplinary collaborations within the graduate community.
Introducing Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Polk and her talk "Finding Your Place In Graduate School and Beyond"
How do you find your way through grad school? How will you get the most out of your degree? What’s next for you once you graduate? How can you get there? If these questions stress you out, you’re in good company! In this talk, Jennifer Polk, PhD, will connect the dots between graduate school and beyond. She’ll cover how to identify your strengths, seek opportunities that align with your values and interests, and launch the life and career you want after it all.
About Jennifer: Jennifer Polk, PhD, is a career coach and consultant. She launched From PhD to Life, a career coaching and speaking business, in 2013, and later co-founded Beyond the Professoriate, a business she left in January 2020. Jen speaks on university campuses and at academic and professional conferences. Her University Affairs blog is a three-time gold winner from the Canadian Online Publishing Awards. More recently, she was an expert panelist for the 2021 Canadian Council of Academies report, Degrees of Success, on the challenges PhDs face transitioning to employment. Jen earned her PhD in history from the University of Toronto.
INTRODUCING OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
MLA for Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood
Janis Irwin was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta as the representative for Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood on April 16, 2019. Janis serves as the Official Opposition Deputy Whip and the Critic for Status of Women and LGBTQ2S+ Issues.
Prior to serving as an MLA, Janis worked in rural Alberta as a high school teacher in Bawlf and as a vice-principal in Forestburg. She then moved to Edmonton and made it her home, working for Alberta Education as the Senior Manager, Social Studies, and then as the Executive Director for High School Curriculum.
Janis holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Alberta, a master’s degree in education from the University of Calgary, and completed her PhD coursework at the University of Alberta. Over the years she has served as a board member for several nonprofit associations, and has volunteered with many community organizations. Janis loves getting outside, biking, running, and exploring Edmonton’s beautiful river valley.
CLICK TO JOIN THE CONFERENCE AND SEE THE VIDEO BELOW TO LEARN HOW TO USE GATHER.TOWN!
- Each presenter will have approximately 10 minutes to speak and an additional 2 minutes for questions. Please remember that this is a multi-disciplinary conference, so keep jargon to a minimum and try to make presentations accessible for all.
- Please read this document which has all of the requirements for presenting a talk.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS
- Titles of presentations are limited to 60 characters.
- Abstracts are limited to 1,500 characters.
- Abstracts must be submitted via this form
- Abstracts that do not meet the requirements will not be considered.
- Submission of the abstract constitutes permission for the conference organizers to publish the abstracts in either printed or electronic format.
- Submission deadline is January 26, 2022 at 11:59 pm, no late submissions will be considered.
HEAR FROM OUR PAST PRESENTERS:
MSc. Student in Electrical Engineering
PhD Student in Education
PhD Student in Experimental Social Psychology
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND:
INTERACTIVE CONFERENCE PLATFORM
PRACTICE PRESENTING YOUR RESEARCH
Tier 1: 5 winners of $20 to Skip the Dishes
Tier 2: 2 winners of $100 to Staples or Best Buy
Tier 3: 2 winners of $300 Visa gift card
Bonus Prize: 1 winner of $50 to the Village Ice Cream
Download the Passport here.
RECEIVE MORE PRIZES THROUGHOUT THE CONFERENCE
To encourage you to submit your abstracts early, we have some great prizes for those early submitters. Below are some ways you can earn entries for the draw:
- If you submit your abstract before January 4th at 9 am, you will receive 4 entries into the draw.
- If you submit your abstract between January 4th at 9:01 am and January 14th at 9 am, you will receive 2 entries into the draw.
- If you submit your abstract between January 14th at 9:01 am and January 21st at 9 am, you will receive 1 entry into the draw.
Top prize: $700 Nintendo Switch Gift Card
Second prize: $200 E-reader
Third prizes: Six $100 Gift cards from Amazon, Owl's Nest Books, Best Buy, Walmart, and Loblaws.
- You cannot win more than one prize in this contest.
- You must present your work to receive your prize. All prizes will be announced at Peer Beyond.
- Already submitted abstracts will be placed into the draw, please do not re-submit your abstract.
AWARD WINNERS FOR 2022 PEER BEYOND CONFERENCE:
We would like to announce and congratulate our Award winners for our 6th annual Peer Beyond Graduate Research Conference
BEST TALK AWARDs
1st place: Laura Sosa Ponce - Science
2nd place: Amber Dukart - Social Work
Tie 2nd place: Julie Deleemans - Cumming School of Medicine
3rd place: Lisa Yamaura - Cumming School of Medicine
BEST POSTERS AND EXHIBITS
1st place: Laura Rojas - Cumming School of Medicine
2nd place: Tinuke Chineme - School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Tie 2nd place: John Gabriel Cabayao - Faculty of Arts
3rd place: Jessica Meyer - Science
1st year, Master’s: Aurelia Mir-Orefice
2nd Year, Master's: Andrew Pires
3rd Year, Master's: Danielle Fuchko
1st Year, PhD: Elaine Atay and Chelsie Hart + Jenelle Morgan
2nd Year, PhD: Brittany Lindsay
3rd Year, PhD: Mario Cordova
4th Year, PhD: Luke Brown
5th Year +, PhD: Rachel Kratofil
Architecture, Planning & Landscape: Alima Pal
Arts: Chelsea Rozanski. & Michael Gavin, Elaine Atay & Chelsie Hart, Jenelle Morgan
Law: Joe Byram
Education: Sonia Johnston, Harrison Campbell & Andrea Madsen
Kinesiology: Shrushti Shah
Engineering: Mohammadali Ahmadi, Ali Mohammadi, Atul Koshy John
Medicine: Hina Qureshi, Emily Wachoski-Dark, Nabilah Gulamhusein
Nursing: Jasmine Hwang
Science: Amy Du, Milanpreet Kaur
Social Work: Brooke Alleman, Kaltrina Kusari
Veterinary Medicine: Filip Rakic
John Gabriel Cabayao
CREATIVE EXHIBIT AWARDS
Janine McCalder - Science
Owen Brierley - Science
EARLY SUBMISSION CONTEST
$100 Amazon Gift Card Winner - Milanpreet Kaur
$100 Owls' Nest Books Gift Card Winner- Elaine Atay and Chelsie Hart
$100 Best Buy Gift Card Winner- Angela Pochakom
$100 Walmart Gift Card Winner- Lauren Bowron
$100 Loblaws Gift Card Winner- Kasha Talaga
$300 E-reader Winner- Tori Green-Harrison
$700 Nintendo Switch with Gift Card Winner- Amy Du