Research Day

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 talks 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. In light of the situation with Covid-19, we are hosting Research Day 2020 virtually.

Speed Talk Competition:  Genetic Counselling students; and MSc and PhD graduate students whose supervisors are Medical Genetics faculty, are encouraged to present their research in a 3 minute thesis format. Presenters will prepare a title slide and single data slide and will have 3 minutes to present their research followed by 2 minutes of questions. Registered presenters are automatically entered to be judged for prizes offered in the junior, senior, and Genetic Counselling research categories.

Registration for the speed talk competition is closed.

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.


A full schedule of the event can be seen here: Research Day 2020 Schedule.