Student Research Days 2022

About Student Research Days

*This event may move online, depending on provincial health guidelines in April.*
 

Douglas College Student Research Days is an annual event where students showcase their hard work and discoveries from individual or group research projects.

For Research Days 2022, we will be back in person! The two-day event will take place on:

  • Monday, April 11, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Coquitlam Campus (Atrium)
     
  • Wednesday, April 13, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the New Westminster Campus (Concourse)

By participating in the event, not only do you showcase your research expertise and passion for research, but you will also gain professional research skills and stand out on your resume with your project achievements. 

Your presentation could win a prize!

  1. First place, $500
  2. Second place, $300
  3. Third place $150

How to apply

Apply Now

Applications are open from January 17 – March 9.

You must be logged in to your student Microsoft Office 365 account (using your CNA credentials) to apply.

Due to the volume of applications, only those selected to present will be contacted. Project selection will be based on the strength of your research abstract in the application form.

If you need assistance with the application form, contact the Student Life Coordinator, Andrea Tran.

 

Event Dates and Deadlines

Jan. 17, 2022    Applications open

Mar. 9, 2022      Applications close at 8:00 PM

Mar. 16, 2022    Presenters selected and notified by email

Mar. 21, 2022    Posters due to Student Life for printing (for selected presentations)

Apr. 11, 2022    Research Days at Coquitlam Campus (Atrium), 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Apr. 13, 2022    Research Days at New Westminster Campus (Concourse), 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Apr. 14, 2022    Winners announced by email and on Instagram @studentlifedc

 

Eligibility

  • Douglas College student, full-time or part-time
  • Faculty sponsor must be aware of your project and sign off on your application form
  • Must be able to present on one of the Student Research Days events  

 

Judging Criteria

The judges will be marking you on the following criteria: 

  • Presentation content (grasp of topic and research concepts)
  • Presentation style
  • Poster formatting
  • Poster content

(Proposed, some adjustments may occur)

Printable PDF  [link coming soon]

 

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Presentation content (grasp of topic and research concepts)

  • Excellent use of research terminology

  • Conveyed sophisticated understanding of the topic

  • Demonstrated excellent grasp of key research concepts and processes

  • Good use of research terminology

  • Conveyed good understanding of the topic

  • Demonstrated good grasp of key research concepts and processes

  • Adequate use of research terminology

  • Conveyed adequate understanding of the topic

  • Demonstrated adequate grasp of research concepts and processes

  • Poor use of research terminology

  • Conveyed weak understanding of the topic

  • Struggled to convey key research concepts and processes

Presentation style

  • Presented engagingly, articulately, and with enthusiasm

  • Conveyed relevance of research topic to interdisciplinary audience

  • The ‘so what’ of the study is clear and compelling

  • Maintained eye contact

  • Presentation style was effective, clear, and engaging

  • Conveyed relevance of research topic to interdisciplinary audience

  • Maintained eye contact

  • Presentation style was at times effective, clear, and engaging

  • Struggled to convey relevance of research topic to interdisciplinary audience

  • Intermittent eye contact

  • Presentation style lacked enthusiasm

  • Did not reach an interdisciplinary audience

  • Little or no eye contact

Poster formatting

  • Poster colours, formatting, and use of visuals and graphics effectively conveys the research project

  • The poster is well organized and has a logical flow

  • Poster colours, formatting, and use of visuals and graphics are mostly effective.

  • Some adjustments to the formatting are recommended

  • The poster is well organized and has a logical flow

  • Poster formatting requires revisions

  • The poster is disorganized or is difficult to follow  

  • Poster formatting required significant revisions

  • The poster is disorganized or is difficult to follow  

Poster content

  • The poster has an appropriate amount of text, is well written with no spelling or grammar errors

  • All components of the research study are included

  • References are included

  • Text on the poster is mostly clearly conveyed

  • All necessary components of the research study are provided

  • Some grammar or spelling mistakes

  • References are included

  • Text on the poster lacks clarity in some places and / or there are some missing components of the research study

  • There are some grammar or spelling mistakes and / or references are not included

Research Poster “How-To” Guides

For help on your research project or research resources, visit the Library’s Research Guide page where you can access tutorials, strategies, and more.

If you’re not sure where to start, start here:

Student Research Poster Presentations: Getting Started

104: How to Give a Perfect Poster Presentation

Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster Presentation

 

2021 Research Projects

For some project inspiration, watch last year’s presentations (held virtually).

Student research work from this event, as well as other areas of the College, can be found in the Douglas Open Repository (DOOR)

Click the links below to view the full research presentation.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Tran, Student Life Coordinator.
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