Presenting your research - resources

You've got exciting research results and you're ready to share them. How can you make your research presentation shine? Whether you're a seasoned presenter or a first-timer, URI can help you put your best foot forward.

General resources

Writing a research abstract

  • Abstract worksheet (download, fillable PDF) 
  • Plain Language Toolkit : includes information, checklists and examples to help you write about your research in plain language, accessible to multi-disciplinary audiences.
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) : Comprehensive resource on academic writing, including guidance for abstracts, citations, and subject-specific writing.

Poster design

Oral Presentations and public speaking

Undergraduate Conferences & presentation opportunities

This is not an exhaustive list. Many Faculties and Departments run their own conferences for undergraduate students. Please consult with your supervisor or Faculty to learn more about opportunities within your Faculty.

  • ATLAS Symposium : Organized annually in Winter term by the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Students' Society; features an undergraduate poster session.
  • Richard E Peter Biology Conference : Held annually in winter term, open to senior undergraduates and graduate students in biological sciences
  • Royce Conference: Held annually in March; open to students or faculty in the Department of Psychology
  • Faculty of Science Summer Research Day: Held annually in August; open to students who have done summer research in the Faculty of Science. Consult the Faculty of Science for more information
  • Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Summer Research Program Research Day: Held annually in October; open to students who have participated in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Summer Research Program.
  • Augustana Student Academic Conference: Held twice per academic year in December and April; open to students at Augustana who have participated in research or community service-learning projects.
  • Eureka Symposium : A research symposium for science students, hosted by the Eureka Undergraduate Science Journal.
  • Undergraduate Research in Science Conference of Alberta (URSCA): Hosted annual in April/May; location varies. Open to students in natural sciences & engineering (NSERC-eligible) disciplines. Contact URI in Winter term for updated information on dates/location for the current year's conference.