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SMC Undergraduate Research Forum: Pursuing Excellence in Research and Teaching

SMC Research Forum

Research Forum 2015 dates will be announced later this year!

Thank you for attending SMCs first annual Research Forum 2014!

Congratulations to our winners and all participating students!
Your enthusiasm, energy and research were a great inspiration to the St. Mike’s community.


Daniel Glizer (Science) for his poster “ADHD and Working Memory: Neural Correlates of Impaired Processing”
Sophi Løge (Social Sciences) for her poster on Parental Stress and Immigrant Families
Leah Henrickson (Humanities) for her poster “Barriers to Undergraduate Manuscript Studies and Catalogue Use”

A special thanks to:

Domenico Pietropaolo, Principal of St. Michael’s College for his generous support.
Bob Logan, Mounir Abouhaidar, Dennis O’Hara, Clifford Orwin, Jenna Sunkenberg, Elisa Tersigni, Alexander Andrée and Elmar Kremer for their time as judges and commitment in providing valuable feedback to the students.
Father Farge and the Printing Room for the certificates.
Sheila Eaton for the logo, website, print promotional design work and Kendra Knoll for website support.
Saeculum and The Foolscap for participating in the event.

St. Michael’s College Undergraduate Research Forum is an opportunity for St. Mike’s students to share their research experience, present research papers in the form of a poster presentation and develop skills in scholarly presentation. Hosted by the John M. Kelly Library.

Silvia Vong, Collaborative Learning Librarian

+1-416-926-1300 ext.3092

John M. Kelly Library, 113 St Joseph St

Committee Members:

Richard Carter
Noel McFerran
Domenico Pietropaolo
Giulio Silano
Silvia Vong
Manda Vrkljan

Submit an abstract and your best research paper or project between November 1, 2013 to January 7, 2014. Successful participants will be notified by the end of January 2014. 

Participating students then summarize their research into posters and present it at the Undergraduate Research Forum on February 27, 2014.   

Three students will be selected to receive an award based on the quality of research.  Winners will be selected by a judging panel.

A poster presentation communicates your research through concise text and visuals.  A poster session at a conference allows researchers to present their research in a visual format.  A poster presents the main points and ideas from the research while using visuals.  A poster presentation is an excellent way to experience graduate or professional studies. 

For example of posters in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Science discipline, visit:

  • A St. Michael’s College student.
  • Enrolled in a St. Michael’s College program. 
  • A certificate of participation.
  • One winner from each category will receive $500 (Science, Social Science & Humanities)
  • The paper/project can be on any topic but must be a research-based.
  • The paper/project can be from any year of study.
  • The paper/project submitted must be accompanied by a reference letter or e-mail by the professor from course. 
  • A reference letter template for faculty/research supervisors is attached to the application form.   

  • Prepare a poster (36” L x 48” W), or (3’ x 4’) and submit an electronic version to;
  • Prepare a 5-10 minute presentation for the judging panel
  • Attend a Poster Presentation Workshop offered by the Research and Academic Skills Centre (RASC).  The workshop will cover presentation skills and poster design for the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences. 

Poster Rubric

  • The Learning Achievement Centre
    233 College Street
  • The Printing House
    181 University Ave., #109 Main level

For more information, please contact

Silvia Vong, Collaborative Learning Librarian

+1-416-926-1300 ext.3092

February 4-7

Computer Lab | Room 232, Kelly Library

Selected participants will be required to attend a Research and Academic Skills Centre (RASC) workshop on presenting research.  If students are unable to attend the workshop, they can seek alternative arrangements with Silvia Vong through email:

Tuesday February 25 | 3 pm

Kelly Café | Main Floor, Kelly Library

To promote the development of research skills among first and second year students, Richard Carter, Research and Academic Skills Centre (RASC) Co-ordinator will be running a Research Scavenger Hunt.  Students will be given a series of clues and tasks related to research in the Library.  A $100 prize will be awarded to the student who completes the tasks correctly and in a timely manner. 

Sign Up for the Scavenger Hunt

Thursday February 27 | 11am to 3pm

Kelly Café

Selected participants will present their posters in the Kelly Café.  A judging panel comprised of faculty and fellows will visit each poster and will assess the quality of the research.  Students will be required to prepare a 10 minute presentation for the judging panel and answer questions.  The judging panel will decide on one winner for each category (Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities). Winner will be announced at the reception.

thursday February 27 | 5pm to 7pm

Kelly Café

Certificates and prizes will be distributed at the reception from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.     

Thursday February 27

Kelly Café

Poster Sessions

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Discussion Panel: Numbers in the Humanities

1:00 - 2:00 pm
(Facilitated by Mark McGowan)

Awards Ceremony

5:00 - 7:00 pm


11:00 am to 12:00 p.m.

Ahmal Kamal Hamid
Matthew Ziembicki
Shakira Brathwaite
Yaroslav Sokolskyy
Christopher Walters

12:00 to 1:00 pm

Daniel Glizer

2:00 to 3:00 pm

Alexandra Ntoukas
Joseph Mangiapane
Marinie Joseph
Sahil Gupta

Social Sciences

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Joanne Lieu
Joseph Fiorino
Paolo Palma
Sophi Loge
Mickal Aranha

12:00 to 1:00 pm

Nidaa Rasheed
Alexandra Maris
Henry Yu

2:00 to 3:00 pm

Kainat Qazi
Michelle Di Fiore
Aminna Syed


11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Keely Kundell
Michal Chwalek
Misha Boutilier
Samantha Iannelli

12:00 to 1:00 pm

Anna-Maria Castro
Barbara Marzario
Daniela Virone
Jessica Wu

2:00 to 3:00 pm

Leah Henrickson
Lily Gu
Eric Buzzin
Deborah Mazer
Christina Maravegia