Student Poster Presentations


The Student Poster Presentation session will be on Saturday, October 28th, 3:30-5:30pm, in the QNC basement. Please see the last page on this document for the abstracts of all the poster presentations.

Submitting your Presentation

Students are required to drop off their poster to the CUPC registration desk on Saturday morning by 9:30am. CUPC executives will be transporting the posters and hanging them in the QNC basement. We will be using push pins to hang up the posters, and if students prefer an alternative method, they are responsible for providing this form of adhesive while dropping off their poster.

Poster Size, Time Limits, Judging and Awards

Posters must be no larger than 90 x 120 cm (36 x 48 inches). Posters may be in either portrait or landscape configuration. Each presentation must be no longer than 5 minutes. This is so we can ensure our judges have time to assess all presentations within the session. There will be 3 judges circling the room and grading based on this rubric. Prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 presentations in both the Oral and Poster categories, with honorable mentions for runners-up.

The prizes are the following:

  • 3rd place: $50 e-gift card, prepaid VISA
  • 2nd place: $100 e-gift card, prepaid VISA
  • 1st place: $150 e-gift card, prepaid VISA

Land Acknowledgements

If you are doing an oral presentation, it is respectful to include the names of the Indigenous groups upon whose land your research was conducted. This information is typically stated at the beginning of the presentation. For example, a student from Toronto Metropolitan University may include:

“This research was conducted in Toronto in the ‘Dish With One Spoon Territory’.  The Dish With One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and peoples, Europeans and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect.”

Many universities and other research institutions have several versions of land acknowledgements available, so if you are unsure of which Indigenous territories your institution is located on, start with the institution’s website. You can also visit the Native Land Digital website to help find which Indigenous territories your institution is located on.

Last Updated: October 25th, 2023