Graduate Student Research Poster Competition

The Helen Glass Research Symposium is now accepting poster submissions for its Graduate Student Research Poster Competition, to be held March 17, 2020 from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). This event is supported by the Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research (MCNHR). We encourage all graduate students to consider submitting a poster. Submissions are due by February 26, 2020. #HGRS2020


The Graduate Student Research Poster Competition has been established to provide a forum to showcase the graduate student research and scholarship that is currently in progress.


The poster competition is open to all current graduate students in the College of Nursing and doctoral students in Applied Health Sciences or Interdisciplinary Studies whose advisor is a member of the College of Nursing. This year the competition will also be open to graduate students from Rady Faculty of Health Sciences (RFHS) and the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba.

To be eligible for an award, graduate students must:

  • Submit a PDF of their poster by February 26, 2020; and
  • Be present on March 17, 2020 from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM at their printed poster for viewing and presentation


Judges will evaluate posters based on the following criteria:

  • Appearance & organization
  • Content/scientific merit

Click here for the evaluation rubric.

Submitted posters will be displayed on March 16, 2020 during the Helen Glass Lecture and Reception (CMHR), as well as during the HGRS Graduate Student Research Poster Competition on March 17, 2020. Depending on the number of posters submitted, we may need to prioritize posters with a focus on nursing and/or Indigenous health. Submitted posters will also be available for public viewing on the HGRS website following submission. Students will be invited to participate in a 30-60 second video blog about their poster during the symposium.


Five awards will be presented by our 2020 Helen Glass Scholar, John Lowe, PhD, RN, FAAN, McKenzie Professor in Health Disparities Research, at the conclusion of the poster session/competition.

The awards will be distributed as follows: three awarded to College of Nursing graduate students, one for the highest rated RFHS graduate student poster, and one award for the highest rated Indigenous research.

Each award winner will receive:

  • An award certificate
  • A University of Manitoba Bookstore $200 gift card
  • Photo of winner and publication of their name and photo as an award winner in the College of Nursing newsletter, annual report and website.

Deadline for submitting a PDF version of the poster: February 26, 2020

Click here to submit a poster for the competition.

Click here for viewing posters