Eighty-nine competitors from 33 schools will head to the University of British Columbia on Aug. 21 to present their research to their peers and attempt to pocket some prize money at the same time.
Three area universities—UBC, Simon Fraser, and Victoria—came together to offer Rising Stars of Research, a four-day event that will allow students to compete in a poster competition with a top prize of $500. Second place is worth $300, and third place nets $150.
Competitors will present research in health sciences, biochemistry and cellular biology, natural resources and the environment, life sciences and psychology, computational sciences and technology, and physical and earth sciences.
The event is also sponsored by the British Columbia Innovation Council and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.