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!