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U of M Researchers Show Off Visual Posters in Competition

November 5, 2010 6:59 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

Who says poster competitions are just for kids?

Fifty-eight researchers at the University of Manitoba will compete in a number of categories this afternoon at the fifth annual Undergraduate Student Research Poster Competition.

The posters will outline researchers’ projects and findings on applied sciences, health sciences, natural sciences, social sciences/humanities, and creative works. Research topics also include the benefits of yoga on cancer patients to the antioxidant properties of hempseed.

The idea behind the event is to translate content into a visual display that is jargon-free for the audience to understand.

Posters will be judged by university faculty members, staff and individuals from government departments related to the topics in question.

First prize is $500 cash, with the second place winner taking home $250. Two winners in each category will be awarded.

The public can have a look at the posters themselves from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today in Manitoba Rooms 210-224 in University Centre on the Fort Garry campus.

Awards will be presented at 4 p.m.