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Education students take part in Undergraduate Research Poster Competition

November 5, 2014 — 

Originally posted on UM Today : October 31, 2014

From aboriginal rap music to youth justice to pre-term infant mortality, the Undergraduate Research Poster Competition puts a spotlight on the broad and diverse research being done by U of M students.

The annual competition, sponsored by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International), took place on October 30th with over 75 participants displaying their work in five different categories and vying for cash prizes.

Education student and Undergraduate Research Award winner Angela O’Brien-Klewchuk, presented her poster “Globetrotters in Training: Teacher candidates crossing borders” on the effects and benefits of international teaching opportunities on both teachers and communities.

“It’s neat to see my research on education, right up against someone’s research on mental health issues,” said O-Brien-Klewchuck. “I think there’s lots of opportunity for cross-discipline interaction and ideas. As a teacher, I’m more of a generalist and I like that inter-disciplinary approach to things, so that’s quite exciting.”

The Poster Competition is also a great way for student researchers to develop practical visual and verbal presentation skills they can take with them to graduate school and into their careers.

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