Research Symposium London 2019

London Ontario Research SymposiumDate: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Goodwill Industries, 255 Horton St E, London, ON N6B 1L1
Cost: No charge, register now!

Key Speakers: 

  • A Novel Approach to Dissecting Brain Tumour Heterogeneity"
    Alexander Rodzinka - Studentship Recipient 2017/2018 
  • “Gap Junction and Related Proteins in Brain Metastasis” 
    Qi Zhang - Research Grant Recipient 2018

This event will incorporate The Pam and Rolando Del Maestro Family Undergraduate Student Research Competition Awards. This undergraduate research competition is to showcase work to other scientists, researchers and professionals attending Research Symposium. Teams will be competing for monetary prizes. 

Presentations will be relevant to the brain tumour research community. The compeition's purpose will be to provide students an opportunity to create a research proposal, practice presentation skills and receive constructive feedback from a panel that will include physicians and researchers. This competition allows students to network and create awareness while engaging the brain tumour community in brain tumour research. 

Find out more about the The Pam and Rolando Del Maestro Family Undergraduate Student Research Competition Awards and please learn more about the qualification process and associated deadlines as outlined in this document.

Students wishing to participate, please note: The deadline for letters of intent to participate was August 23, 2019

Click here to download a poster for this event


Note, to be fair to all teams competing, the schedule will be strictly adhered to for all teams.

 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome 
 9:15 - 9:40 Alexander Rodzinka - “A Novel Approach to Dissecting Brain Tumour Heterogeneity”
 9:42 - 9:57 Team #1 - McMaster University 
 9:59 - 10:14 Team #2 - Western University 
10:15 - 10:30 Break 
10:30 - 10:45  Team #3 - University of Windsor 
10:47 - 11:02 Team #4 - McGill University 
11:04 - 11:19   Team #5 - McMaster University
11:20 - 11:45  Qi Zhang - “Gap Junction and Related Proteins in Brain Metastasis”
11:45 - 12:00  Winning Teams Announced 
12:00 - 12:30  Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Update and Wrap Up 


Why attend?

We want this event to be a valuable use of your time. Please don't take our word for it though. These are quotes from previous Research Symposium attendees:

"I enjoyed all of it. I found the student ideas fascinating - they all seemed so invested and interested. It's great to know that the future of research has these people involved."

"I loved the whole research Symposium...very informative and well delivered."

"Where would be today without these dedicated,exceptionally brilliant individuals?"

"The keynote was excellent! The student presentations were encouraging. Bright young minds that may lead to future treatments for brain tumours."

and from Undergraduate Students who participated:

"Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s Student Competition was a phenomenal learning experience! It provided a great opportunity for all students across Canada, who are interested in brain cancer. By exploring a clinically relevant case study, it fostered innovation, creativity and collaboration amongst team members. Having participated in the 2017 competition, I felt that I was able to broaden my own perspective on the ways to approach the case study, and by extrapolation, my research project. I have since stayed in touch with some students from the competition and have been fortunate to see their current research progress!"

"I have been interested in research from an early age and the Brain Tumour Research Competition gave me a unique opportunity to showcase my research, teamwork, and presentation skills and receive constructive feedback from esteemed judges. I loved being able to apply basic science to a real world issue and propose a novel solution for a debilitating disease. I also had the chance to meet other like-minded students and interact with people personally affected by brain cancer. Overall this was a great experience I am happy to have been part of and encourage other emerging students to participate in this amazing project."

Registration is now closed


For more information on this event, please contact:

Susan Ruypers
Research Program Specialist
1-800-265-5106 ext 240


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