Entering its eighth year, the National Integrative Research Conference 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. This year's conference consists of oral and poster research presentations by students from McGill and other universities, keynotes, and a panel on Sustainability. To conclude proceedings the conference will have poster presentations and a wine and cheese in the evening for students to network with professors and speakers. Save the date: Friday, March 23. This year, the conference will be held at Carrefour Sherbrooke, and RVC.

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.


Conference: Carrefour Sherbrooke

followed by

Posters and Wine & Cheese: Royal Victoria College
Montréal, QC

March 23, 2018  

Speakers (bios to follow)


Dr. Jacques Balayla, MD


Dr. Brian E. Robinson, Director of the Sustainability, Science & Society Program
Dr. Philippe Séguin, Faculty of Agriculture
Third panelist TBD

Last Year's Speakers
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2018 Schedule (under construction)

9:30 Registration
10:00-5:00 Conference
5:30-7:30 Poster presentations and Wine & Cheese


Applications closed! We hope to hear from you in 2019!

Info for oral presenters

Oral presentations are approximately 10 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!


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.