14th Annual Biology Graduate Student Symposium
Thursday, April 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The BGSA will be holding our 14th annual Biology Graduate Student Symposium (BGSS) on April 21 and 22, 2022, open to students in Biology, the Marine Institute, Ocean Sciences, Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology, Aquaculture, and Environmental Science programs. This is a chance for graduate students at MUN to present their project proposals, or any current research they may want to share with peers and faculty. The symposium was founded by graduate students with a mandate to promote professional development, foster communication and interaction between students, and provide a better understanding of the work of their peers.
Here is a breakdown of the presentation types you can apply for:
- Oral presentation: 8 minutes session + 2 minutes question period
- Poster presentation: 5 minutes + a combined question period for all poster presentations
Awards being distributed to students:
- Joe Brown Award for Excellence in Science Communication (Oral)
- Best Oral Presentation (separately for MSc and Ph.D.)
- Best Poster Presentation
Due to ongoing COVID-19 unpredictability, BGSS 2022 will be held online through Webex. It will consist of our usual full day of oral and poster presentations by graduate students, a keynote talk from an invited speaker, and an awards presentation.
Our keynote speaker is Dr. Elisabeth Bik (https://scienceintegritydigest.com/about/), a microbiologist and consultant specializing in image forensics and integrity in science. In place of our usual in-person reception with booths from several exhibitors, we will hold a networking workshop the following day. This will allow attendees the opportunity to engage with guests from industry, government, and academia, fostering communication and collaboration both within and outside the Memorial University community.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com. Looking forward to hearing about all the exciting projects at MUN!
Presented by Biology Graduate Student Association