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Annual Research Forum – Congratulations to winners and participants!

Posted on: Apr 19, 2021

Annual CUE Research Forum 2021

The Annual CUE Research Forum, hosted on Friday, April 16, 2021, was a success!

At the first ever CUE Research Forum to be held entirely online, 33 posters were presented by undergraduate and graduate students, who represented eight departments and three Faculties.

With this event, CUE showcased and celebrated the exciting accomplishments of its students and faculty, who are advancing research and innovation across a wide range of disciplines.

The Forum was opened by CUE’s President and Vice Chancellor, Dr. Tim Loreman, and poster presentations in two categories (undergraduate and graduate) were judged by panels of faculty members and instructors.

Participants were judged on the content and design of their posters and abstracts; the content of their presentations; their responses to judges’ questions; and their overall performance. We thank all of our judges for their hard work and dedication!


The top three poster presentations for each category were announced by CUE’s Assistant Vice President Research, Dr. Ramses Ilarraza, and winners presented their posters to all attendees.

The 2021 Winners in each category were:


Undergraduate Category

First Place

Emma Grant, Exploring Ways People Thrive During a Pandemic: Quantitative Measures, $100 award.

Second Place

Shubhampreet Manshahia, Virtual Cook 2.0: A User Interactive Web Based Smart Recipe Search Engine in Flask Framework With jQuery and Ajax, $50 award.

Third Place

Fulnoor Cheema, Determining the effects of antimicrobial peptide Human beta-defensin 2 on Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm inhibition, $25 award.


Graduate Category

First Place (tie)

Okechukwu Ude, Securing Remote Access Networks Using Malware Detection Tools for Industrial Control Systems, $100 award.

Victor Cheruiyot, Software Test Case Selection Using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning, $100 award.

Third Place

Adeola Ayandeyi, Semi Supervised Learning for Understanding the Effects of COVID-19 on Mental Health from Twitter Data, $25 award.

Abstract Book

The 2021 Welcome Program and Abstract Book are available online.


This event is part of the portfolio of the Asst. Vice-President Research, and organized with assistance from the Office of Research Services. Research at Concordia University of Edmonton is supported in part by the Research Support Fund, a Tri-Agency initiative that assists Canadian post-secondary institutions with costs associated with managing research funded by the federal research granting agencies. Concordia University of Edmonton acknowledges the value of this support and appreciates this ongoing research investment.