INSPIRE Research Symposium

The Interdisciplinary Series for Professional Intellectual and Research Engagement (INSPIRE) initiative is:

  • An interdisciplinary graduate initiative which is led by a team of graduate students at the University of Regina.
  • INSPIRE hosts events and workshops to enhance student success in professional and academic domains.

What is the INSPIRE Research Symposium?

  • The INSPIRE Research Symposium strives to engage students at the University of Regina from all disciplines in a full-day research conference.
  • A main goal of the INSPIRE Research Symposium is to function like a formal academic conference so that students can gain exposure to an academic conference within a friendly setting.

Why should I engage with the INSPIRE Research Symposium?

  • The INSPIRE Research Symposium will allow you to talk about your research in a very comfortable setting and network with other students and faculty from different departments.
  • Importantly, there are monetary prizes for those that place in 1st, 2nd and 3rd for all three formats.

Event Details

Wednesday, November 22, 2023
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. in La CITE 215
11:45 am - 4:00 p.m. in RIC Atrium

Learn more and register today!

Symposium Sessions

Paper Presentation

  • A 10-minute presentation with various slides to illustrate while you narrate your research for the audience orally, and in person. 
  • This format may be preferred for those who have results to discuss within their research, such as graduate students or Postdocs.

Data Blitz

  • A 5-minute presentation with approx. 3-5 slides to address research that is in development, in progress, or completed. In person.
  • This format may be preferred for those who do not have results or those who wish to practice for future competitions, such as Master's students.

Poster Session

  • Create a poster (36"x48") to present orally in a 1-2 minute spiel at an approx. hour-long session. In person.
  • This format may be preferred for those who are at the undergraduate level.

Schedule of Events

9-9:15 a.m.: Introductory remarks
9:15-10:15 a.m.: Session 1
10:15-10:30 a.m.: Break
10:30-11:30 a.m.: Session 2
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Poster Session & Lunch
1-1:30 p.m.: FGSR Presentation
1:30-2 p.m.: Keynote Address
2-2:15 p.m.: Break
2:15-3:30 p.m.: Session 3
3:30-4 p.m.: Awards & Closing Remarks


Shaelyn Carr – INSPIRE Co-Founder:
Andy McLennan - INSPIRE Co-Founder:
Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research: