“This year’s cohort of student researchers from Vanier College shared their experiences doing research in a variety of disciplines at a variety of research institutions across Montreal such as McGill and Concordia Universities and the Armand Frappier Institute. Five of our presenters were funded by a grant provided by the Fonds de recherche Nature et technologies (FRQNT) and were able to do their work here on campus. On behalf of myself and those students, I would like to thank the granting agency for this opportunity and for recognizing the importance of giving our students a chance to do research like this in a science program,” said Biology teacher Christopher Gregg who teaches the Research Methods class and organized the symposium.
“Providing students with the opportunity to engage with science and apply their education by working in a laboratory setting continues to benefit them in a variety of ways. For some students it has provided job opportunities for others new considerations for career prospects, but also, a glimpse into what a fascinating place the world around us is,”
The thirty students from the Science and Environmental and Wildlife Management programs gathered in the Vanier College STEM Centre to make poster presentations on their work. Their research covered a wide range of topics in microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, ecology, chemistry, astrophysics, physics, mathematics and game theory.