Happy new year from the 2020 OCSNRS Organizing Committee!

We are now accepting abstracts and photo contest submissions for the 2020 Ottawa-Carleton Student Northern Research Symposium (OCSNRS), to be held on March 20, 2020, at the University of Ottawa. All abstracts and photo submissions are due by Monday, February 3, 2020, at 11:59 pm.

Please follow the link below to submit your abstract (maximum 1,500 characters) and your favourite photo related to your work in the North.


The OCSNRS is an annual one-day conference that brings together students from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University who are involved in northern research. It provides an opportunity for students to present their research, network, and to broaden their knowledge of the north. Students from any discipline are welcome, given that their research takes place to the north of the southern limit of discontinuous permafrost (http://arcg.is/1vGHyr). Presentations may range from project proposals to completed research projects and may be in the form of a talk or a poster.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at ocsnrs2020@gmail.com if you have any questions about the upcoming OCSNRS or the submission process.

We are looking forward to seeing you in March 2020!

OCSNRS Organizing Committee

Braden Smeda, M.Sc. Student

Moya Painter, M.Sc. Student

Yifeng Wang, M.Sc. Student

Dr. Luke Copland