Aug 16, 2023

2023 Summer Student Poster Day a Success

On Tuesday, August 15th, the Department of Medical Biophysics hosted the annual MBP Summer Student Poster day in the lobby of the Princess Margaret Cancer Research Tower.

The MBP Summer Student program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to gain experience in biomedical research and to learn about the graduate program offered by the department. The poster day allows program participants to gain valuable experience presenting their work to others and helps to develop the skills required to engage in vibrant scientific interchange.

Approximately 25 of our Summer Students participated in the Summer Student Poster day, showcasing the research they have engaged in over the past months while working with an MBP supervisor. All posters were evaluated by a team of departmental judges made up of MBP faculty and upper-year graduate students. Awards were granted to the top presenters.

MBP Summer Student Poster Day Awards

The Arthur Axelrad award is generously donated and presented annualy by the family of Dr. Arthur Axelrad, a former MBP researcher who was heavily involved in the MBP Summer Student Program during his time with the Department. This award is granted to the top research poster displayed at the Summer Student Poster Day and includes a $1000 prize. The recipient of the 2023 Arthur Axelrad award is Deisha Paliwal, who worked under Dr. Gregory Schwartz.

Additional MBP Poster Day awards certificates were handed out by the department.

Award recipients:

Congratulations to all our Poster Day winners.

Special thanks goes out to all participants, judges and event organizers.