MURC

Multi-Disciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference

Thursday, March 23, 2017 to Saturday, March 25, 2017

What is MURC?

MURC is a conference for UBC undergraduate students to showcase their research in front of their fellow UBC students, family, and friends. Researchers may choose one of two formats to showcase their research: presentation or poster.

MURC 2017 took place over three days hosting over 200 presentations and 330 undergraduate presenters. 

For details on MURC 2018, check back in December 2017.

Who presents at MURC?

MURC presenters are any UBC undergraduate student who is participating in, or has completed, their own Faculty-supervised research project. All Faculties and Schools are welcome.

2017 MURC Award Winners

Oral Presentations

Place Title Presenter
First Effects of Active-Arm-Passive-Leg Exercise (AAPLE) on Acute Cardiorespiratory Responses in Individuals with High Thoracic SCI Gevorg Eginyan
Second Functional Change in Airway Smooth Muscle Associated with Knockdown of Smoothelin Shivani Mysuria
Third Eliminating the Penny in Canada:  An Economic Analysis of Penny-rounding on Grocery Items Christina Cheung

Poster Presentations

Place Title Presenter
First The destructiveness of perfectionism on group psychotherapy: Examining the role of self-disclosure Ariel Ko
Second Whipping Out Bacteria - A New Era of Flagellum-Targeted Antibiotics

Sahil Kanani

Kaitlyn Yang

Pavneet Kalsi

Third The Role of Genetics in Susceptibility or Resistance to Ethanol-Induced Cell Death During Prenatal Brain Development

Kristina Balce

Emilie Theberge

2017 MURC Program Guide

MURC Conference Day Schedule

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Time Event Location
All Day  (8:00 AM - 8:00 PM) Posters on Display

Irving K. Barber Learning Center – Level 2 Main Concourse

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Oral Presentation

Henry Angus 234

Henry Angus 235

Henry Angus 243

Henry Angus 334

Henry Angus 345

Henry Angus 354

Henry Angus 434

6:45 PM – 8:00 PM

Poster Adjudication

(Presenters must be at their poster)

Irving K. Barber Learning Center – Level 2 Main Concourse

Friday, March 24, 2017

Time Event Location
All Day  (8:00 AM - 8:00 PM) Posters on Display

Irving K. Barber Learning Center – Level 2 Main Concourse

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Oral Presentation

Henry Angus 234

Henry Angus 235

Henry Angus 237

Henry Angus 243

Henry Angus 334

Henry Angus 345

Henry Angus 354

6:45 PM – 8:00 PM

Poster Adjudication

(Presenters must be at their poster)

Irving K. Barber Learning Center – 2nd Floor Foyer

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Time Event Location
All Day (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM) Posters on Display

Irving K. Barber Learning Center – Level 2 Main Concourse

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Oral Presentation

Henry Angus 234

Henry Angus 235

Henry Angus 237

Henry Angus 243

Henry Angus 334

Henry Angus 345

Henry Angus 354

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Poster Adjudication

(Presenters must be at their poster)
Irving K. Barber Learning Center – Level 2 Main Concourse
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Awards Reception

Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
Wong-Trainor Welcome Centre (Main Floor)

A photographer will be present on-site. Please identify yourself to event staff if you do not wish to have your photograph taken.

Need help?

  • Browse our past conferences archive to see what's been tried and true.

  • Visit our resources page where you'll find everything you need to know from writing your proposal to preparing your presentation. 

  • Still need help? Contact one of our MURC event coordinators if you have any further questions. 

Jeremiah Mari Gan Carag

Jeremiah Mari Gan Carag

Learning Initiatives Coordinator

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers

undergraduate.research@ubc.ca