March 29-30 2023

MRU Faculty of Science Research Day 2023

Welcome to the 9th Annual FST Research Day!

This event will be held in Ross Glen Hall on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

Abstract Submission Deadline: Extended to March 15, 2023

Poster Submission Deadline: Extended to March 26, 2023

General Information

On Research Day, students of the Faculty of Science and Technology will be showcasing research posters on projects ranging from literature reviews, and course-based research to independent research projects in one of two sessions (morning: 10:00-12:00; afternoon: 12:30-14:30). The poster preparation guidelines can be found here.

  • Each poster session will be kicked off with concurrent topic sessions where students will be introducing their poster in 60 seconds. See the event schedule.

Registration is required to access the schedule, meeting links, and poster hall.

Keynote Address: 12:30-1:30 pm, March 29th

Information-Rich Environments for Population Health Research: Challenges and Opportunities

Lisa M. Lix, PhD P.Stat.

Abstract: Canada’s health information environment is expanding rapidly to integrate administrative data, electronic medical records, and clinical registries, and to incorporate methods and tools to mine these data. Despite extraordinary opportunities for research aimed at improving the health of populations, there are also significant barriers, including less-than-optimal data qualities, data siloes, and limited analytic training opportunities. As a consequence, the value of these data are not fully realized. This talk will highlight initiatives to improve data fitness for use, expand data collaborations and networks, and build capacity in machine learning and data visualization methods.

Lisa M. Lix, PhD P.Stat.

Biography: Lisa Lix is a Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, Canada, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Methods for Electronic Health Data Quality, and Director of the Data Science Platform in the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation at the University of Manitoba. Her research expertise lies in statistical methods for complex healthcare data and patient-reported outcome measures. She collaborates widely with research groups and organizations across Canada, including Health Data Research Network Canada, Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Best Poster Award

A virtual awarding ceremony will be held at 6:30 PM to recognize poster award winners. The award categories are (1) 1000-2000 Level Course-Based Research, (2) 3000-5000 Level Course-Based Research, (3) Independent Project/Research, and (4) Best Poster for Environmental Sustainability. The winners will receive a certificate and monetary award.

Research in Focus Competition

Submit a photo that represents your research on or before March 22, 2023. On Research Day, voting will be open for the Best Research Photo. All conference registrants are eligible to vote. Winners will be announced at the awarding ceremony.


Ross Glen Hall

4825, Mount Royal Gate Southwest Calgary, AB Canada, T3E 6K6

Registration period

February 14, 2023 - 07:00 until March 29, 2023 - 23:00

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