Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Research Forum

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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 research. The 2017 Postdoctoral Research Forum will be hosted on Tuesday, May 2 in the Great Hall. Registration is required in order to participate. Organizing committee: Baraa Al-Khazraji, Kaitlin Laidlaw and Lauren Solomon

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3 Minute Research Competition

2017 Winners

1st Place: Dr. Andrew Pon (Physics and Astronomy)
2nd Place: Dr. Mark Tovey (History)
3rd Place: Dr. Pierina Cheung (Psychology)

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 1st at noon. If we do not receive the slide 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 4:45 pm. 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 Scholar of the Year Award

2017 Winner: Dr. Bjorn Herrmann, Postdoctoral Fellow, Brain and Mind Institute

This award will recognize a Western Postdoctoral Scholar who has shown exceptional commitment and potential as an emerging scientist. The Postdoctoral Scholar of the Year stands out among his/her peers for excellence displayed in research, leadership, service, outreach, and/or teaching. This award recipient will be selected based on a nomination and review process, and presented with the award at the annual Postdoctoral Research Forum on May 2, 2017. Supervisors and postdoctoral scholars can send their nomination letter (2 page maximum) to Mihaela Harmos by April 24th at noon.

Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year Award

2017 Winner: Dr. Miriam Capretz, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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 2, 2017. Please send your nomination letter (2 page maximum) to Mihaela Harmos by April 24th at noon.

Award for Administrative Excellence in the Support of Postdoctoral Scholars at Western

2017 Winner: Dr. Melvyn Goodale, Director of Brain and Mind Institute

Recognition will be given to an administrative/support staff member in the Western community who has given their time and put forth extra effort to show exemplary support of postdoctoral scholars. The award recipient will be selected based on a nomination and review proces, and presented with the award at the annual Postdoctoral Research Forum on May 2, 2017. Please send your nomination letter (2 page maximum) to Mihaela Harmos by April 24th at noon.