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About the conference

The Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (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 2022 took place successfully on Sat, Mar 19 to Sun, Mar 20, 2022! Thank you to everybody involved for your participation and continued support in making MURC 2022 possible. If you are interested to be part of the Planning Committee for MURC 2023, please check back in August 2022 for updates.

In-person requirements

In compliance with the Public Health Orders, if you are attending in person, you'll be asked to show your UBCcard for admission. If you do not have one, you'll be asked to provide proof of vaccination. Masks must be worn at all times.

Who presents at MURC?

Any UBC undergraduate student who is participating in, or has completed, their own UBC Faculty-supervised research project can apply to present at Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC). All Faculties and Schools are welcome. Find more details on presenting at MURC.

Application to present at MURC 2022 is now closed.

MURC 2022 publication

In 2022, MURC conference abstracts were published in the Undergraduate Research in Natural and Clinical Science and Technology Journal (URNCST). URNCST is a leading open access, indexed, and international peer-reviewed publication for undergraduate research. The journal publishes abstracts for undergraduate conferences and case competitions and promotes innovative undergraduate research education initiatives. You can view the MURC 2022 publication.

Register to attend MURC

MURC will be taking place on Mar 19 to 20, 2022.If you are interested in attending as a delegate, please RSVP by Thurs, Mar 17 at 11:59 pm PT.

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Keynote sessions

Register for and join the opening and closing keynote sessions. You'll need to register for the sessions separately even if you have registered for MURC.

Opening Keynote: Dr. Jennifer Grenz

The MURC Keynote happened on Sat, Mar 19, 2022 at 9:00 am PDT on Zoom.

Jennifer has a B.Sc in Agroecology and a PhD in Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems from the University of British Columbia. Her scholarly interests revolve around invasive species management, ecological restoration, and science communication, and she brings with her nearly two decades of experience providing consulting services and on-the-ground management of invasive species for all levels of government and working with Indigenous communities on creating food security plans and land healing initiatives. Jennifer is a proud Nlaka‘pamux woman of mixed ancestry whose family comes from the Lytton First Nation (though she grew up on the coast of BC).

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Closing Keynote: Rogers 5G Research with Jonah Eisen and Zihan Wang

The MURC Keynote Workshop and Closing Remarks happened on Sun, Mar 20, 2022 at 4:00 am PDT on Zoom.

Rogers is rolling out its nation-leading 5G, or fifth generation, network. This session will provide an introduction to the benefits of 5G over its predecessors, how it achieves those improvements, and some of the exciting opportunities that this network brings.

Technology Strategy Analysists Jonah Eisen and Zihan Wang will be facilitating the session.

Hear the closing remarks by MURC co-chairs and executive after the session.

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