Presenting at MURC

Present at MURC

Are you an undergraduate student that is interested in the world of research? Do you have a project you're passionate about and want to share? The Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference is a great place to start.

Every year, this conference gives undergraduate students the opportunity to showcase their research projects as well as the chance to listen to keynote speakers share their exceptional research experiences. If you have a Faculty-supervised research project you are currently undergoing and want to share with your peers, MURC is the place to do it. 

How to apply

Applications to MURC are now officially closed. Please contact for any questions.

Students have the option to present either via a 10-minute oral presentation or a poster presentation.

  • Talk to your research supervisor and get permission. As the nature of some research may be sensitive, this step is crucial and applications will not be accepted without supervisor approval.

  • Attend a "How to Write Research Abstracts and Proposals" workshop in January 18, 2018 (Thursday) at the Lillooet Room (Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 301). Presented by UBC staff, attendance at this workshop will strengthen your presentation proposal and abstract. At this workshop, specifics will be provided on the best practices and methods to write a professional and effective proposal. Please register to attend the workshop. 

  • Submit your online registration by Sunday, January 21st at 11:59 PM (PST). In addition to your own info, you will also be required to supply your research supervisor's information (name and email) on the application. If you have a co-presenter, you do not have to submit two applications: there is a field on the application form for co-presenter information. Please ensure all registration steps are completed for consideration. 

  • Review of registrant applications: After the deadline, your application will be reviewed and your research supervisor will be contacted. Continue to work on your research presentation while your abstract is reviewed. You will be contacted in late January with next steps and feedback on your research proposal. Please review the following timelines and ensure all deadlines are met: 

Important Dates:

November 27, 2017 Presenter applications open
January 18, 2018 How to Write Reserch Abstracts and Proposals Workshop (Register here)
January 21, 2018 Abstract submission and registration deadline
January 31, 2018  Presenter receive feedback
February 16, 2018 Poster submission deadline for printing
February 18, 2018 Final Abstract Submission (both Oral and Poster presentations)

Prepare your proposal

Review these proposal guidelines before you get started. You can also prepare by attending a proposal workshop.

Workshop: Preparing for your Oral and Poster Presentations

In preparation for your oral and poster presentations, we are going to offer workshop sessions that will allow you to learn more about presenting your research in a multidisciplinary format and to get feedback on your preliminary work. We will be informing the presenters about the details of these workshops via email.

You can also check the MURC Resources page for more information.