The impressive skills of undergraduate researchers were on full display at the Undergraduate Research Showcase that took place in January. Eight student panellists presented their unique undergraduate research pathways and shared how research experiences have enhanced their studies. Students shared their experiences and participation in groundbreaking research projects in topical and emerging fields, such as diabetes prevention, eating disorder recognition, diagnosis and treatment, anti-racism initiatives, and more.
The event was hosted by the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors. Inspired by their own research experiences, Undergraduate Research Ambassadors offer peer support and information to help their fellow students to navigate research opportunities at UBC Okanagan. While several opportunities to connect virtually took place over the pandemic, the showcase was an opportunity to come together and connect in person to raise awareness of undergraduate research experiences at UBC Okanagan. The Undergraduate Research Ambassador program is led by Academic Operations and Services in the Office of the Provost with partners in the Academic and Career Advising Office.
For updates on future undergraduate research events and opportunities, sign up for the mailing list here.