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Undergraduate Research Awards Recognition Event

 


The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation hosts an event every August to bring Ontario Tech University undergraduate students together to present and discuss the research projects they have worked on with faculty supervisors throughout the year. Traditionally this has been the Student Research Showcase.

This August, The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation will host an Undergraduate Research Awards recognition event, by invitation only, on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in UB2080 and the UB mezzanine.

This event brings together project supervisors and invited members of the Ontario Tech research community to celebrate the recipients of the 2019 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Undergraduate Student Research Award (NSERC USRA) and Ontario Tech University Student Training Assistantships in Research (STAR) Award.

2019 Undergraduate Research Awardees will be celebrated and given the opportunity to network, generate cross-faculty exposure and build on the university’s growing culture of innovation and discovery.

The event features several guest speakers and an afternoon reception for registered attendees.

Additional Information

  • Agenda
    • The 2019 Undergraduate Research Awards Recognition Event will take place August 8, 2019 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in UB2080 and the UB mezzanine.
  • Who Can Attend?

    This event is open to recipients of a 2019 Undergraduate Research Award (2019 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Undergraduate Student Research Award (NSERC USRA) and Ontario Tech University Student Training Assistantships in Research (STAR) Award), their project supervisors and invited members of the Ontario Tech community. This event is by invitation only.

  • Why You Should Attend

    Attending the 2019 Undergraduate Research Awards Recognition Event will give you the opportunity to meet faculty members, discuss and gain feedback on your research from a variety of informed sources, and generate contacts with other researchers who will be in attendance. Making these connections will help undergraduate researchers learn how to present their research and make contacts for potential collaborations.

  • Guest Speakers

    Dr. Farhan A. Ghaffar, Postdoctoral Fellow and Instructor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

     Dr. Farhan Ghaffar

    Farhan A. Ghaffar received his B.E. degree in electronics engineering from the NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan, in 2007, and the M.S. and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, in 2010 and 2016 respectively. He is currently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Instructor at Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, ON, Canada.

    He was an Assistant Manager with Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), Karachi, from 2008 to 2009, before joining KAUST. He was a Visiting Researcher with Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, and Royal Military College, Kingston, ON, Canada, in 2010 and 2012, respectively. Dr. Ghaffar is an author/co-author on 36 international publications which include 14 peer-reviewed journal papers. He is a co-inventor on 3 international patents. He has been the recipient of Academic Excellence Award at KAUST in 2013 and 2015, secured Honorary Mention in the First Ever 3MT Competition at International Microwave Symposium (IMS) and was awarded best performance award at SUPARCO in 2009. His current research interests include the design of system-on-package and system-on-a-chip-based antennas, radio frequency integrated circuits, flexible microwave passive components and ferrite low temperature co-fired ceramic-based tunable antennas and passives.

    Keynote Speaker

    Dr. Denina Simmons, Assistant Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Biology

    Dr. Denina Simmons

    Dr. Simmons received her doctorate from Trent University in 2010 and is Ontario Tech’s Tier 2 CRC in Aquatic Toxicology. Dr. Simmons will combine large-scale identification of biomolecules with chemical contaminant analyses to examine the toxicological effects of environmental contaminants on wildlife.  Dr. Simmons says, "My research falls into the intersection of environmental toxicology, bioanalytical chemistry, and bioinformatics. I am very interested in how small changes to minute detail can have large effects on the big picture. My research aims to identify significant patterns present large data sets that indicate when biological systems have been altered by their environment.  My long-term goal is to use this information to improve environmental effects monitoring programs."

     

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Are Ontario Tech University graduate students allowed to attend the Undergraduate Research Awards Recognition Event?

    This event celebrates research activities at the undergraduate level, specifically the recipients of the 2019 Undergraduate Research Awards competition run by the Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation. 

    Please contact the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies if you are interested in participating in similar events for graduate students.   

    How do I create my poster for the 2019 Undergraduate Research Awards Recognition Event?

    This event no longer requires recipients of the Undergraduate Research Award to present a research poster. We invite attendees to network with Ontario Tech's research community, discuss your summer research project, and generate cross-faculty exposure to individuals with vested interest in your learning and success. 

    I am a recipient of a 2019 Undergraduate Research Award but no longer live in Oshawa. Will the university reimburse me for travel expenses to come and attend this event?

    Unfortunately, the Office of Research Services cannot provide funds for travel expenses incurred by students attending this event. All travel expenses are the student’s responsibility.

     

  • Contact Us

    Questions?

    Please see our frequently asked questions tab.

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    Event hashtag: 

    #URA2019