Registration is now open!

Click here to register and submit your abstract.

Date of Symposium: Thursday, April 30th, 2020
Location: CRX building (Learning Crossroads), University of Ottawa
Cost: FREE, thanks to our generous sponsors!

If you intend to give a talk, a poster presentation, or take part in our 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) session, we ask you to submit your title and abstract (< 600 characters) when you fill out the registration form.

  • Show off your work with a poster or talk
  • Connect with grad students and profs at both of Ottawa’s universities
  • Compete in a 3-Minute Thesis competition (separate competitions for students and faculty)
  • Boost your CV
  • Coffee and lunch are provided

More information


Each student speaker will have a 15-minute time slot: 12 minutes for the talk + 3 minutes for questions. Note: this is subject to change depending on the number of registrations. SPACES ARE LIMITED.

Graduate students have priority for talk slots, but undergraduates, postdocs and professors are welcome and encouraged to attend the talks.


Maximum poster size is 48″ x 48″. Both graduate and undergraduate students can register to present posters. All are welcome to attend the poster session. SPACES ARE LIMITED.


The 3-Minute Thesis is exactly what it sounds like: you present your thesis in 3 minutes in front of an audience. You get just one static slide and a full 180 seconds to convince us that your research matters.

This is a competition for both faculty and graduate students, but all are welcome to attend.


Volunteers will judge the best talk, best poster, and best 3MT, and the winners will each receive a small prize.