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SMC Undergraduate Research Forum: Pursuing Excellence in Research and Teaching

SMC Research Forum

SMC Undergraduate Research Forum

Wednesday February 4th, 2015, 11am - 2pm

SMC Principal Domenico Pietropaolo and the Kelly Library invite you to submit a proposal for the Forum.

To apply, please read the guidelines below. Applications are due January 5th, 2015, by 11:59pm.


About the Poster Presentation

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:

Step 1. Submit an abstract and your best research paper or project between October 1st, 2014 and January 5th, 2015. Successful participants will be notified by January 9th, 2015. Apply online here. 

Submissions Criteria

  • 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.

Step 2. Turn Your Paper Into a Poster

Participating students then summarize their research into posters and present it at the Undergraduate Research Forum on February 4th, 2015.   

Three students will be selected to receive an award based on poster design and the quality of the research.  Winners will be selected by a judging panel. Participants are responsible for printing their own posters.

  • St. Michael’s College students.
  • Students enrolled in a St. Michael’s College programs

Why Apply? 

  • You get a certificate of participation.
  • One winner from each category receives $500 (Science, Social Science & Humanities).
  • You gain invaluable experience designing and presenting an academic poster.
  • You share your research with professors and other students.

Silvia Vong, Collaborative Learning Librarian

+1-416-926-1300 ext.3092

John M. Kelly Library, 113 St Joseph St

Wednesday October 1st | 11am to 2pm

Kelly Café | Ground Floor, Kelly Library

The SMC principal and the Kelly Library hosted an Undergraduate Journals Fair on October 1st, 2014! The purpose of the event was to bring together undergraduate journals to inspire and encourage undergraduate students to engage in scholarly writing and publishing.

The following undergraduate journals will be at the Fair:

Acta Victoriana (Literary)

Almagest (History and the Philosophy of Science)

The Foolscap (Book and Media Studies):

Garm Lu (Celtic Studies)

HUMANITAS (Victoria College)

Idiom (English)

ImagiNATIONs (Canadian Studies)

Inkblot (Psychology)

Journal of Undergraduate Life Sciences (Life Sciences)

Juxtaposition Global Health Magazine (Global Health)

Noesis (Philosophy)

Redventure (Creative Writing – Zines)

Saeculum (Christianity and Culture)

SHIFT (Architecture and Visual Studies)

The Spectatorial (Speculative Fiction)

The Undergraduate Journal of American Studies (Centre for the Study of the United States)

The Undergraduate Journal of Middle East Studies (Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations)

Zeitgeist (German)

A special thanks to the SMC principal, Domenico Pietropaolo for his support, Dr. Konrad Eisenbichler and the participating editors:

Nick Morra
Grace Gesualdo
Lauren Peat
Halyna Chumak
Zak Brown
Robert Fraser
Stephanie Sora
Ian de Rege Braga
Paloma Griffin
Gail Robson
Jerico Espinas
Sudipta Saha
Api Thavalinkham
Pooja Kaushal
Nour Backhache
Ashley Haines
Helen Picard
Amy Wang
Lara Thompson
Magdalena Wolak
Lily Ren
Jessica Mingyue Wu
Katherine Exarhakos
Katie Zou
Matthew Sottile
Andrea Macikunas
Uttra Gautam
Natasha Ouslis
Lucas Stavro
Caitlin Michielsen
Emily Katz
Delaney Stewart
Miranda Alksnis
Taylor Ableman
Rory Harder
Charles Dalrymple-Fraser
SuJung Lee
Tara Abrahams
Jessica Misak
Suzanne Marchel
Alexander Kershaw
Tobias-Rene Wilczek
Shirin Shahidi


The Editorial Experience from the Faculty Perspective
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Konrad Eisenbichler is currently the Editor of Confraternitas, Co-editor of Quaderni d’italianistica and the Associate Editor of Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Reforme.

At the Fair he talked about his experience as an editor and hosted a Q & A session.

Peer Review for Scholarly Journals
12:00 to 12:30 p.m.

Richard Carter, Reference and Instruction Librarian, talked about the peer-review process for scholarly journals.

  • 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

January 19-23

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:


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

Wednesday February 4th | 5pm to 7pm

Kelly Café

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

Wednesday February 4th

Kelly Café

Poster Sessions

11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Awards Ceremony

5:00 - 7:00 pm

2014 Research Forum Winners

Sophi Løge

Daniel Glizer

Leah Hendrickson