Research Day

Registration Link: Research day (4) Please register by October 31st so we can have an accurate count for catering purposes.

Tentative Schedule:

Event Duration
Pre-event Registration 10:00-10:30AM
Provincial Medical Genetics Program Presentation 10:30-11:00AM
Student Selected Presentation 1: Dr. Freda Miller 11:00-11:30AM
Student Selected Presentation 2: Dr. Michael Kobor 11:30AM-12:00PM
Poster Session I & Lunch 12:00-1:15PM
Welcome Talk & Invited Keynote Speaker Presentation: Dr. Nada Jabado 1:15-2:15PM
Poster Session II 2:15-3:30PM
Patricia Baird/Jim Miller and Award Reception/Raffle 3:30-5:00PM
Evening Reception 5:00-7:00PM


We are delighted to host Dr. Nada Jabado as our honoured external keynote speaker.

Medical Genetics Research Day brings together students, staff, and faculty from all of our Vancouver lab locations to celebrate the high-caliber research in our department. Trainee posters will showcase the research projects of our students and post-doctoral fellows, and offer a platform for networking both with other research groups, as well as with the companies that support our valuable work. With the current province-wide status of the pandemic and vaccination efforts, we plan on returning to LSI for this year’s Research Day.

Poster Competition:  Genetic Counselling students; and MSc and PhD graduate students whose supervisors are Medical Genetics faculty, are encouraged to present their research with a poster and 5 minute talk and 5 minute question period format. Registered presenters are automatically entered to be judged for prizes offered in the junior, senior, and Genetic Counselling research categories.

Undergraduates, post-doctoral fellows and medical residents with Medical Genetics research supervisors are welcome to present but are not eligible for prizes. Students from other programs may be given presentations depending on availability, but will not be eligible for awards.

Awards presented on Research Day:

  • Patricia Baird Prize recognizes excellence in Medical Genetics research by trainees.
  • James Miller Memorial Prize is awarded to a senior PhD student excelling in the areas of leadership and integration of basic science with clinical medical genetics.
  • Teaching Assistant Award is determined each year from students’ course evaluations. The award is presented to the Teaching Assistant who showed exceptional dedication to teaching, was consistently accessible, stimulated interest in the course, and communicated effectively during tutorials, on Connect, etc.
  • Teaching Award alternates between a clinical and basic science faculty researcher who has excelled in their teaching duties in the Department of Medical Genetics.


Full schedule for the event coming soon.