volunteers at MURC

Volunteer at MURC

Volunteer for the conference

Applications to volunteer for MURC 2017 are now closed. For details on MURC 2018, please check back in February 2018.

MURC volunteers are integral to the success of this conference. Volunteers are given the opportunity to network with other student leaders and researches on campus and learn about the research being conducted by their peers. Volunteers will be supported by the MURC Committee and UBC Centre for Student Involvement and Careers Staff. Volunteers assist in the delivery of the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference by:

  • Assisting with any pre-conference preparations such as organizing name tags, preparing conference programs etc.
  • Assisting in the check-in of conference presenters and delegates
  • Assisting in the set-up and clean-up of spaces used for the conference
  • Providing assistance to conference presenters
  • Representing both UBC and the MURC team in a professional manner
  • Providing any other logistical assistance as required

Volunteer details


  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiastic about student development, research and learning

Please note that experience in research is NOT required to apply.

Anticipated learning outcomes

  • Teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Experience in running and logistically managing a large conference
  • Professional communication with peers, presenters and staff

Benefits and recognition

  • Opportunity to network with other student leaders on campus
  • Opportunity to gain special events experience and learn about undergraduate research at UBC
  • Letter of Service
  • MURC t-shirt

Become an adjudicator

MURC presentations are adjudicated by the research community at UBC. If you are a current UBC faculty member, graduate student or post-doctoral fellow and have questions about the adjudication of MURC, please contact the MURC team for more information.

The deadline to apply to be an adjudicator is now closed. Please contact undergraduate.research@ubc.ca if you are interested in adjudicating for 2018 MURC.