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Volunteer at MURC

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

Volunteer for the conference

MURC volunteers are integral to the success of this conference. Volunteers are given the opportunity to network with other student leaders and researchers on campus and learn about the research being conducted by their peers. Volunteers will be supported by the MURC Planning Committee and the UBC Centre for Student Involvement and Careers staff. Check out the Event Volunteer role below for more details:

Event Volunteer

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

Volunteer applications will open in early January 2021.

Volunteer details


  • 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 a mandatory training session

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 upon request 

Become an adjudicator

MURC presentations are adjudicated by the research community at UBC. If you are a faculty member, a current graduate student, or postdoctoral fellow, you can apply to become an adjudicator. At this time, adjudicator applications are now closed. 

Adjudicator applications will be open late February 2021.

To know more about the adjudication process or for any other questions about the conference, please contact