Novel Approaches to Undergraduate Research Education and Engagement

a public lecture by:

Dr. Trevor Day
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Faculty of Science and Technology
Mount Royal University

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 3 p.m. | Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall, 1-040 Li Ka Shing Centre
Reception immediately following

Dr. Day will outline various strategies to engage undergraduate students in the research endeavour both inside and outside the curriculum. This presentation will be of interest to individuals who engage in undergraduate research, teaching and/or science communication.

This lecture is being hosted by the Physical Activity and Diabetes Laboratory with support from the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Visiting Speaker program.

Dr. Trevor Day is an Associate Professor within the Department of Biology at Mount Royal University, Calgary. Dr. Day is an integrative physiologist committed to physiology education through his teaching and undergraduate research engagement in basic and applied human physiology. Dr. Day has developed numerous novel laboratory demonstrations and projects which revolve around immersive learning in a research environment, and integrates teaching and research experiences into the curriculum.

Dr. Day's outstanding contributions to undergraduate education have been recognized by his institution (MRU Distinguished Faculty Award 2015; MRU Faculty of Science and Technology Excellence in Research and Scholarly activity 2015; MRU Student Association Award for Teaching Excellence 2012), granting agencies (NSERC; AIHS; Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award), and international organizations (American Physiological Society/ADInstruments Macknight Early Career Innovative Educator Award 2015; recognition at the 2013 Alberta Science and Technology (ASTech) Young Innovator Gala).

Dr. Day also actively engages in broader science education as faculty at the Banff Centre's Science Communication Program and was recently awarded the 2015 Canadian Science Writers Association Science Communication Award as part of "The Giant Walk Through Brain" project (

Dr. Day was recently invited to contribute to The Physiologist, a publication of the American Physiology Society, entitled "Success in Research at an Undergraduate Institution" (


Sponsored by
Physical Activity and Diabetes Laboratory
Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Visiting Speaker Grants