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ABOUT NiRC

Entering its eighth year, the National Integrative Research Conference (NiRC) is an annual Arts and Science conference. It attracts undergraduates and keynote speakers from universities across Canada and the US to McGill University in Montréal, QC to present their interdisciplinary research. The conference consists of oral and poster research presentations by students from McGill and other universities, keynote talks by professors from various universities and organizations, lunch, and a wine and cheese in the evening for students to mingle with professors and speakers. In 2018, the conference will be tentatively held on March 23-24, 2018.

Our Mission

The goal of our conference is to promote undergraduate research in interdisciplinary fields and provide a platform whereby students are able to present their own interdisciplinary work, engage in intellectual dialogue, and interact with other students and professors from Canada and the US. This conference will be an outstanding opportunity for all participants to be in an environment that fosters knowledge and creativity. We encourage students to transcend the conventional boundaries of art and science and pursue research in new and innovative ways.

Submissions

Deadline: Feb 5, 2018 23:59 EST

CONFERENCE INFO

Date & Location



TBD

March 23-24, 2018



Montréal, QC
 



Last Year's Speakers
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Itinerary 2017

09:30-09:50 Breakfast
09:50-10:00 Opening Remarks
10:00-10:40 Yoshua Bengio, Keynote
10:40-11:00 Andrew Min
11:00-11:20 Anirudh Kumar
11:20-11:30 Break
11:30-11:50 Elena Gupta
11:50-12:10 Chloe Chan
12:10-13:10 Lunch
13:10-13:50 Jessica Coon, Keynote
13:50-14:10 Tatsuya Corlett
14:10-14:30 Ricardo Pelai
14:30-14:40 Break
14:40-15:20 Jeffrey Mogil, Keynote
15:20-15:40 Alexander Thomas
15:40-16:00 Rebecca Kahn
16:00-16:10 Break
16:10-16:50 Livio Tornabene, Keynote
16:50-17:00 Closing Remarks
17:00-19:00 Wine & Cheese

NiRC 2018 APPLICATIONS

Submissions accepted from Jan 5 to Feb 5, 2018!


We encourage undergraduates across Canada and the US who wish to present their research projects to submit their applications online by February 5, 2018. As we are promoting the integration of various disciplines, submitted works must combine at least two different topics and, if possible, include topics drawn from both the Arts and the Sciences. We also welcome all to simply attend this gathering and be part of this unique opportunity!

 


Info for oral presenters

Oral presentations are approximately 15 minutes long including a 5 minute Q&A. A projector and wireless presenter will be provided for the PowerPoint presentation. Presenters will be judged on their ability to deliver an engaging, logical, and coherent presentation that can be well understood by a lay audience.

Info for poster presenters

During the poster session, the presenter is expected to be at their poster for the majority of the session. Attendees and judges will be encouraged to mix and mingle. Presenters will be judged on their abilities to deliver a captivating and comprehensive presentation, as well as their ability to answer questions.
Poster dimensions must not exceed 75” W by 40” H (190 cm x 101 cm).

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you!

SPONSORS

If you would like to sponsor this interdisciplinary initiative, we'd love to get in touch with you! Please email us at nirc.sponsorship@gmail.com.