Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Research Forum

Western University, Graduate Studies - Postdoctoral Research Day

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Postdoctoral Research Forum was created by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to foster scientific interaction, interdepartmental collaboration and garner greater exposure and recognition for the postdoctoral scholars’ invaluable work. The 2015 Postdoctoral Research Forum will be hosted on Thursday, May 7 in the Great Hall. Registration is required in order to participate.

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3 Minute Research Competition

2015 Winners

1st Place: Lauren Solomon (Microbiology and Immunology)
2nd Place: Nina Weishaupt (Anatomy and Cell Biology)
3rd Place: Tobias Morat (Kinesiology)

The 3 Minute Research Competition is a research communication exercise where postdoctoral scholars have 3 minutes or less to present their work and its impact to a diverse group of audience members. Modeled after the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition for graduate students, the exercise develops overall communication skills and competencies in the explanation of your research in layman's terms.

Registration is required in order to participate and all presenters must submit a single, static PowerPoint slide to Mihaela Harmos by May 5 at noon. If we do not receive the slid by that date/time, you will not be accepted in the competition.

Prizes for the 3 Minute Research Competition will be distributed at the Award Ceremony and Reception at 5:30pm. Cash prizes are given to assist winners in attending conferences in order to promote their research and further their career network.

For further information please contact Mihaela Harmos, Postdoctoral Services Coordinator.

Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year Award

2015 Winner: Dr. Daniel Ansari, Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neurocience

Recognition will be given to Postdoctoral Supervisors who have demonstrated exemplary support for postdoctoral scholars at Western by going above and beyond supervisory expectations. These mentors have given their time and put forth extra effort to ensure a successful experience for postdoctoral scholars. One Postdoctoral Supervisor will be honored with the Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year Award at the Research Forum on May 7th, 2015. Please send your nomination letter (2 page maximum) to Mihaela Harmos by May 1 at noon.