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Research and Scholarship Days 2020 - March 30 and 31 events cancelled

It is with great disappointment that we have decided to cancel this year’s two-week celebration of Research and Scholarship Days at Mount Royal. During these unprecedented times, the health and safety of our campus community is the most important priority and as such, it would not be prudent to continue with these events.

We want to thank all students, faculty, and departments who have put great effort into preparing for this year’s events and express our appreciation to the MRU community as a whole for continually supporting and encouraging research and scholarship at Mount Royal. The following centralized events will be cancelled or suspended indefinitely:

  • March 30 & 31: Student presentations, posters and creative works from all faculties
  • April 2: MRU Book Showcase
  • April 3: Faculty Lightning Talks
  • April 7: JMH LaunchPad $80,000 Pitch Competition
  • April 8: Research Recognition Awards Celebration
  • April 9: MRU Map the System Finals

The JMH LaunchPad Pitch competition will proceed with pitches being completed virtually and winners will be announced once available. The winners of the Research Recognition Awards will also be notified and we will aim to hold a celebration at a future date.

All faculty lead events will be confirmed by the respective area and students who are completing research as part of a course requirement should follow-up with their professor and faculty area directly to review options.

 

 

Judging criteria for posters, presentations, and creative works - March 30 and 31

  • Presentation/Discussion of Research/Project: Uses appropriate vocabulary and grammar, effective volume, tone and speed appropriate for topic and situation. Student is comfortable talking in front of people and can think on their feet. How well does the student talk about their project?
  • Visual Presentation: Poster uses appropriate vocabulary and grammar, poster design is professional, clear and easy to read, uses appropriate visuals such as images and graphs to illustrate the research. Do the visuals support the research?
  • Content: originality, scope, synthesis of research, use of information such as primary or secondary sources, student’s mastery of the subject, etc. Is the research comprehensive and convincingly argued?
  • Reach and Impact: originality, importance or relevance of the research, relationship with existing research in the field, complexity of the project, potential contribution to the field, etc. Does the student convey the importance of the project?
  • Judges will also be asked to consider:
    • Ethical Research: Does it seem like the research has been conducted ethically? (e.g. received HREB approval, considered participant safety, authenticity and accuracy of the research, etc.)
    • Ethical Use of Information: Is everything above board? (e.g. acknowledges sources during oral presentation, cites sources of information and images used, follows rules around copyright when reusing images)
  • Oral Presentation: Uses appropriate vocabulary and grammar, effective volume, tone and speed appropriate for topic and situation. Student is comfortable talking in front of people and can think on their feet. Demonstrates enthusiasm/interest in topic through body language, posture, voice, and eye contact with audience. How well does the student talk about their project?
  • Visual Presentation: Visual design of PowerPoint/Prezi (if employed), incorporation of information such as quotations or graphics, appropriate use of images. Do the visuals support the research?
  • Content: Originality, scope, synthesis of research, use of information such as primary or secondary sources, demonstrates good understanding of the topic. Is the research comprehensive and convincingly argued?
  • Reach and Impact: originality, importance or relevance of the research, relationship with existing research in the field, complexity of the project, potential contribution to the field, etc. Does the student convey the importance of the project?
  • Judges will also be asked to consider:
    • Ethical Research: Does it seem like the research has been conducted ethically? (e.g. received HREB approval, considered participant safety, authenticity and accuracy of the research, etc.)
    • Ethical Use of Information: Is everything above board? (e.g. acknowledges sources during oral presentation, cites sources of information and images used, follows rules around copyright when reusing images)
  • Discussion of Project: Uses appropriate vocabulary and grammar, effective volume, tone and speed appropriate for topic and situation. Student is comfortable talking in front of people and can think on their feet. How well does the student talk about their project?
  • Presentation of content: Work uses appropriate imagery/sound to clearly convey thesis or main themes in new and interesting way. Do chosen visuals/sound appropriately support the work’s message(s)?
  • Content: originality, scope, synthesis of ideas taken from a variety of sources, student’s mastery of the subject, etc.  Does the student convey significant understanding of the topic through their work?
  • Reach and Impact: importance or relevance of the work, complexity of the project, potential contribution to greater understanding of the issue/topic, etc. Does the student convey the importance of the project?

Judges will also be asked to consider:

  • Ethical Scholarship: Does it seem like the work was created in an ethical manner? (e.g., all contributors/creators whose work is incorporated into the work properly credited, interviews conducted in professional manner, copyright guidelines followed where appropriate, etc)

Guide information

Version 1.1 - Adaptor - Cari Merkley. Last updated June 2019

Version 1.0 - Compiler/Author - Zahra Premji - 2016

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Cari Merkley

Contact:
Email: cmerkley@mtroyal.ca
Phone: 403.440.5068
Office: EL4423U