Faculty of Health Sciences

FHS Research Day 2016

FHS Research Day

Event Details

The Faculty of Health Sciences' annual Research Day brings together all the exciting research taking place within FHS under one roof. Join us for a display of research posters from graduate students and faculty members and discover what we've discovered.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

The Great Hall/The Garden
Somerville House

Research posters/presentations
3-Minute Thesis Competition

FHS Distinguished Lecture: Following the Research Presentations/3-Minute Thesis Competition, the Faculty of Health Sciences hosts its annual Distinguished Lecture. This year's lecture features Samantha Nutt, who is the founder and Executive Director of War Child Canada.

Research Presentations and Call for Abstracts

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.: The Great Hall - Somerville House

Submission Guidlines

The submission should:

  • Clearly identify the researchers involved and their affiliations
  • Be a maximum of 300 words and be accessible to general readership
  • Be submitted no later than March 8, 2016
  • For more information, contact Nicole Chabot.


Please submit your abstract by completing the form below. For more information, contact Nicole Chabot.

Poster Display Information

Space will be made available for graduate students and faculty members to display their research posters. Members are encouraged to display their research posters from recent conferences. 

  • Presenters should be at the event at least 15 minutes in advance to setup their posters
  • Presenters should plan to stay for the duration of the event to speak about their posters

Tips and Tools for Designing Posters

3-Minute Thesis (3MT)

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.: The Garden (Somerville House)

3MT (Three Minute Thesis) is a research communication competition where graduate students have 3 minutes or less to present their research and its impact to a panel of non-specialist judges and peers. The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

As part of FHS Research Day, graduate students from across the faculty will present their research to a panel of judges with the winner advancing to Western-wide 3MT competition on April 9. The winner of the Western competition advances to the Provincial 3MT Finals on April 23.