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2023 URAs Recognition Event

On Wednesday, August 16, we brought together our student award recipients, their project supervisors, esteemed guests and members of our Ontario Tech community to celebrate the accomplishments of the recipients of the 2023 Undergraduate Research Awards. This event was hybrid. Family and friends tuned in virtually.


The event was hosted in UB – Business and IT Building. Please view the Ontario Tech map for directions. Staff and Faculty wore their university name tags, as disposable name tags were not distributed in the spirit of being environmentally friendly.

10:00 a.m. – Registration in UB Atrium; Light Refreshments in UB Mezzanine (2nd floor)

10:30 a.m. – Land Acknowledgement & Welcome in UB 2080

10:40 a.m. – Greetings from Les Jacobs, Vice-President, Research & Innovation

11:00 a.m. – Greetings from Jennifer Freeman, Executive Director, Office of Research Services

11:10 a.m. - Guest Speaker and Q&A – Astrid DeSouza, PhD Candidate

11:30 a.m. – Awarding of Certificates to Student Award Recipients

11:45 a.m. – Closing Remarks

noon – Barbeque Lunch and Networking on Polonsky Commons with seating in UB Mezzanine


3MT-style Video Competition:

Student Award Recipients submitted a 3MT-style video summarizing their summer of research. These were made available for voting in advance of the event. Congratulations to Hunter Johnson for receiving the most votes in our inaugural video competition! Hunter's research topic was "Testing the Effects of Temperature & Humidity on Individuals with COPD in the ACE Facility Climatic Chamber: A Feasibility and Pilot Study". View Hunter's video on our YouTube channel.