volunteers at MURC

Volunteer at MURC

Get involved in one of two ways: be a volunteer or an adjudicator!

Volunteer for the conference

If you are a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow interested in adjudicating for MURC 2018, please click this link for more information.

Applications for undergraduate students to volunteer for MURC 2018 are now closed.

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. Below are a few of our volunteer roles that you may be interested in:

Event Volunteers

  • Greet and check-in presenters and attendees
  • Assist in managing the presentations with timing and evaluation process
  • Assist with set up and clean up of conference space
  • Assist with organizing any pre-conference preparations
  • Answer general inquiries from conference attendees
  • Provide any additional logistical assistance when needed

Photographer/Videographer

  • Feature presenters and capture highlights of conference activities
  • Provide any assistance to event volunteers as required

Senior Volunteer Lead

  • Lead a group of volunteers at assigned station and allocate specific tasks on the conference day
  • Liaise between event volunteers and Volunteer Co-Directors
  • Act as the central point of contact for volunteers and report to Volunteer Coordinators when necessary
  • Provide any assistance to event volunteers as required

Volunteer details

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Able to act in a responsible and professional manner

  • Effective time management and organizational skills

  • Interest in learning more about student development and research  

  • Willingness to collaborate and work as a team

  • Able to commit to 2 scheduled shifts (approx. 6-8 hours) and a mandatory training session

  • Senior Volunteer Lead ONLY: Past experiences or related skills that will assist in leading a group of volunteers

  • Photographer/Videographer ONLY: Previous experience working with a DSLR camera (camera not required)

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 graduate student or post-doctoral fellow and would like to volunteer as an adjudicator, please register through this link.

To know more about the adjudication process or for any other questions about the conference, please contact undergraduate.research@ubc.ca.