The Research Forum is an annual event organized by CUE Research that provides an opportunity for faculty and student researchers to present their work and exchange research ideas and results with the broader university community, as well as industry professionals, and guests.
Overhauled in 2019, we introduced the Student Poster Competition as a major component of the Research Forum.
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Student Poster Competition
Research dissemination activities, such as the Research Forum, are great opportunities for CUE students to showcase their research, and strengthen their networks. To enhance the potential value of these presentations, CUE Research developed the Student Poster Competition, held concurrently with the Research Forum. Participant students in the Research Forum are automatically entered in the Student Poster Competition.
The first Student Poster Competition was launched in 2019. You can find information on the winners and see pictures of the launch via this link.
Each poster is adjudicated by a minimum of two judges selected from a panel, one of which is expected to be from a similar field to the presenter, and the other is not. Presentations are time-controlled and expected to last no more than five minutes, after which an additional five minutes will be used for questions. Posters are adjudicated based on the following dimensions:
- Poster and Abstract. Craftsmanship, design, content and language.
- Presentation. Presenter skills, knowledge, flow and time management.
- Responses to Questions. Knowledge, language use and presenter skills.
Upcoming Research Forum and Poster Competitions
The next Research Forum, and 2nd Student Poster Competition, are scheduled for April, 2021. A call for the submission of abstracts will be made sometime in the Winter term.
Registration and Abstract Submission
Details on registration and abstract submission are released via Inside CUE in the Winter term. Abstracts are accepted until the deadline stated in the Inside CUE posting. Students submitting abstracts are expected to include the name of their supervisor in the form and in the posters.
You can register online and submit your abstract by filling out the electronic form that is provided in the Inside CUE posting when the registration for the Research Forum is open. The form may be edited up until the deadline.
Abstracts are limited to 2,000 characters (including spaces). Abstracts are no longer received via email. To submit an abstract, you must use the form as per the Inside CUE posting, for which you will be required to use your CUE login. In case you are an external presenter and do not have an active CUE account, please contact the Office of Research Services to explore options.
To ensure fairness during the Poster Competition, students are limited to one abstract submission as the main presenter. Students can participate as co-authors in other submissions, but will not be allowed to present those posters during the competition.
Late submissions are not considered.
Each year, CUE creates an abstract book based on the submissions for that year. To create the book, photographic sessions with those submitting an abstract are scheduled through Marketing and Communications. The information on these sessions is also included in an Inside CUE posting.
Submission of Posters for Courtesy Printing
If you wish to have your poster printed by CUE, you can indicate it and upload your poster using the link at the bottom of the online form. Poster submissions via email are no longer accepted. Only one poster will be printed per presenter.
Instructions for poster submissions
It is the responsibility of the presenter to prepare and submit their poster according to these instructions. Poster printing is not guaranteed if these instructions are not followed.
POSTER TEMPLATE. In case you do not currently have one, the Office of Research Services has prepared a poster template that you can download. The link to download the template is located at the bottom of the Submission Form. The use of this template is limited to CUE Students, Faculty and Staff.
DIMENSIONS. Posters should measure a maximum of 120 cm wide by 90 cm high. Landscape formatting is preferred, but some exceptions may be made if needed. Posters exceeding these dimensions may fail to print, and/or be rejected for courtesy printing.
FILE NAME. Poster files should be labelled with the presenter’s name (LAST FIRST) as the filename.
ACCEPTED FORMATS. Posters are accepted as PDF or PowerPoint documents only. File size is limited to 10 Mb. Posters are not accepted as image files (JPG, PNG or other).
CORRECTIONS TO A SUBMISSION. Once submitted, poster submissions cannot be edited using the online form. If you have submitted a poster and would like to replace it, please contact the Office of Research Services (email@example.com).
Previous Research Forums
2019 Research Forum
2018 Research Forum
CUE Research thanks the Tri-Agency and their support via the Research Support Fund for their contribution to our institutional research. To read more about the Research Support Fund, please visit our website here.