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Information about the 2022 TRU Undergraduate Research and Innovation Conference

Welcome to the 2022 TRU Undergraduate Research and Innovation Conference

Thank-you to everyone who submitted work to the 2022 TRU Undergraduate Research & Innovation Conference, as well as to those who took the time to view posters and attend virtual lecture sessions. 

The 2022 conference has now come to a close. Below you'll find some of the student posters are still available for viewing (those that have full abstracts in the poster list), and while other posters have been pulled, the student name and presentation title will still link to their abstract if you want a better idea what their research was about. 

Application details for the 2023 conference (dates to be determined, but towards the end of the Winter 2023 semester) will be posted towards the end of 2022, and we hope that we can return to a larger in-person event in 2023, while keeping some of the things we liked about the virtual format. 

2022 Undergraduate Conference Posters

2022 Undergraduate Conference Virtual Lecture Schedule

Lectures have been organized into 3 sessions. In a session, students will present for 10 minutes each. Once all students have presented their research, the session moderator will lead a question and answer period, taking audience questions for the students from the Teams chat. Please REGISTER for the sessions at the links below; your immediate confirmation emails will include the links to the live virtual sessions. 

SESSION A: Wednesday March 30, 3:30 - 5:00pm

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  • Foster Wynne  (Supervisor: Jonathan Van Hamme) Investigating the Breakdown of 6:2 fluorotelomer sulfonamidoalkyl betaine and 6:2 fluorotelomer sulfonate by Gordonia sp. strain NB4-1Y: Characterization of a Novel acyl-CoA thioesterase
  • Abu Harera Nadeem (Supervisor: Kingsley Donkor) Optimization of Ultrasound-Assisted Extraction and Microwave-Assisted Acid Digestion for the Determination of Heavy Metals in Tea Samples
  • Valentina Santamaria (Supervisor: Lyn Baldwin) Growing Old: a Biological Dilemma
  • Aman Galymov (Supervisor: Naowarat Cheeptham) Towards Bacteriophage Therapy: Isolation and Characterization of Bacteriophages Effective Against Clinical Antibiotic-Resistant Strains of E. coli
  • Yuyang Li (Supervisor: Kingsley Donkor) Determination of Potentially Significant Bisphenols in Bottled Teas and Tea Leaves by Capillary Electrophoresis

SESSION B:Thursday March 31, 3:00 - 4:30pm

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  • Keilin Gorman & Marissa Yoneda (Supervisor: Naowarat Cheeptham) Cannabis Extracts: A Novel Approach Against Multidrug-resistant Biofilms
  • Hailey Stovin (Supervisor: Heather Price) Linking Cold Case Files and Missing Persons Cases
  • Yue (Cassie) Zhang (Supervisor: Wei Lin) A Comparison of Various Forecasting Methods for Canadian COVID-19 data
  • Richard Mageto (Supervisor: Kingsley Donkor) ICP-MS Determination of Heavy Metal Content in Wild and Farmed Atlantic Salmon using Ultrasound-assisted Extraction
  • Nicolas Moreno (Supervisor: Jenna Woodrow) Roll for Wisdom: Dungeons and Dragons™ Role in Understanding Philosophy
  • Max Walton-Raaby & Tyler Floen (Supervisor: Nelaine Mora-Diez) Theoretical Determination of Aqueous pKa Values of Phenols: Predictions for Antioxidants and Cannabinoids

SESSION C: Friday April 1, 10:00 - 11:30am

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  • Grace Dehnel (Supervisor: Anusha Venkatarman) Atomic Resolution Imaging using an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
  • Lauren Okano (Supervisor: Kingsley Donkor) Determination of Cannabidiol in Topical Products Using Ultrasound-assisted Extraction and Gas Chromatography-mass Spectrometry
  • Martha Jenkins (Supervisor: Lyn Baldwin) A Biology Undergraduate's Creative Writing Essay: "A Scientist's Summer Sail"
  • Adrianna Griep (Supervisor: Jenni Karl) Dorsal and Ventral Visual Stream Interactions in a Manual Construction Task
  • Tyler Floen and Max Walton-Raaby (Supervisor: Nelaine Mora-Diez) Modelling the Repair of Protein Radicals by Phenolic Antioxidants