Luke Stebbins Undergraduate Symposium

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The Luke Stebbins Undergraduate Symposium is held annually for undergraduate students registered in an Independent Study (3990, 4990 or 4995) in the Department of Biological Sciences, supervised or co-supervised by a member of the department. 

The symposium gives the students an opportunity to present their research findings in an academic setting, and is a competition with cash prizes for first and second place, provided by the Luke Stebbins Scholarship Fund.

This is a judged competition and is moderated by a graduate student from the department.

The 2018 event took place on April 5th with poster presentations in the PE Atrium, followed by an awards ceremony, reception and address from the keynote speaker, Dr. Steve Wiseman in the Alberta Water and Environmental Sciences Building.


Congratulations to the 2017-2018 1st and 2nd place participants!

1st Place: Michelle Tadey - Presentation Title: "Investigating the relationship between taxonomic classification and chemical compounds in plants of the Asteraceae family"

2nd Place: Maya Degrood - Presentation Title: "Investigation of myo-inositol phosphates on human cells by phenotypic cell-based assays"

Each year we encourage the U of L community to come out and learn about the biological research being conducted by undergraduate students right here on campus! Students, staff, faculty and community members are always welcome to attend.