Conference Program is Now Available

The 12th annual Undergraduate Research & Innovation Conference is next week, Friday March 31 and Saturday April 1.

The program is now available at

Students (and their faculty supervisors) have put a lot of time and effort into their presentations; we encourage everyone to come out and give them an audience, even if you’ve just got the time to catch a talk or two, or to view posters for an hour.

Check out the full program, including the social events – everyone is invited to all parts of the conference, including the Friday evening Reception and Theatre (both free, no tickets required).

Thank you in advance for supporting this event and all of our amazing student researchers; we hope to see you at the conference!



Proposal Deadline Extended: Tuesday, February 14.

The application deadline for the 12th annual TRU Undergraduate Research & Innovation Conference is being extended until midnight on Tuesday February 14.

It is still not too late to share a poster or 15-minute concurrent lecture session.

To apply:

1. Go to
2. Click on “Submit Proposal” on the left-hand side of the page (under the Author Corner section heading)
3. Sign up to Create a New Account in Digital Commons and then follow submission instructions.

2017 Undergraduate Conference Dates Announced!!

Dear TRU Community,

This year the 12th annual TRU Undergraduate Research & Innovation Conference will take place March 31 & April 1, 2017.

This is your opportunity to showcase your research to the TRU community, peers and boarder community. The application process is simple.

To apply:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Submit Proposal” on the left-hand side of the page
  3. Sign up to “Create a New Account in Digital Commons”, and then follow submission instructions.

Note: Proposal deadlines are Monday, February 6.

Students applying should read the Submission Agreement in full; they will also need to have a faculty supervisor (someone willing to help them prepare their work for presentation and keep them on track in the weeks leading up to the conference), a presentation title, and an abstract of up to 250 words. The title and abstract should take into consideration that this is a campus-wide, multidisciplinary event that is also open to the larger community.

Anyone having difficulty with the online submission process, or who has questions or concerns, is welcome to contact Elizabeth Rennie ( for assistance.

Looking forward to another great conference!



The Conference is Here!

Just a reminder that the 2016 Undergraduate Conference has started! All parts of the conference are FREE to presenters, other students, faculty, staff, and members of the Kamloops community. Bring your friends and family and neighbours! Come check it out!!

Conference Program-2016 

Check out the Conference Abstracts

Looking for the conference abstracts? Take a peek at our NEW conference site:!

2016 Conference Schedule

The 2016 conference schedule is now available: Conference Program & Schedule.
Looking forward to another great conference!

Sneak Peek and Stay Tuned: Details about this Year’s Conference Location

Stay tuned for more information about this year’s conference! Here’s a sneak peek about where everything will take place:

  • Friday Poster Exhibit: 3rd Floor House
    of Learning
  • Saturday Lectures and Presentations: International Building


Call for Proposals Now Closed

The call for proposals for the 11th annual TRU Undergraduate Research & Innovation Conference is closed.

Everyone who submitted a proposal should receive a response by Monday, February 15th.

If you have questions about the conference, please contact

2016 Conference: Application Form Now Available!

The 11th annual TRU Undergraduate Research & Innovation Conference will take place March 18-19, 2016. This is an opportunity for students from all programs, departments, and areas of study at TRU to share their work with the rest of campus and the larger community, either as a poster or as a 15-minute lecture.

In order to present at the conference, students must submit an Application Form of their proposed presentation (available here).

Proposals must come from current TRU undergraduate students, and students must have a faculty supervisor willing to sign off and agree to help them prepare for the conference. The deadline for proposals will be 11:59 pm Monday February 1, 2016.

Before completing an Application Form, it is recommended that you:

  • consider whether you want to give a 15 minute talk, present a poster, or both
  • think about a title that is both catchy and that describes your presentation
  • write your abstract; get an edited final version that is 1500 characters or less written and edited, and then just cut and paste it into the form
  • discuss your presentation and get input on your abstract from a faculty supervisor who is willing to assist you with preparing for the conference

More information about writing an abstract can be found here:

All students who submit a proposal will be notified whether it’s been accepted by Friday February 12, 2016, so that they can start preparing over Reading Week.  As well, a series of drop-in workshops to help presenters prepare will be announced in early February. We look forward to reading your proposals and seeing your work!

Just Released: Proceedings of 2014 TRU Undergraduate Conference

The 2014 Proceedings have now been made available online.

Congratulations and a big thank you to everyone who made this possible!

Please click on the link below to access the proceedings:

2014 Undergraduate Research Conference Proceedings


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