OCSNRS refers to the annual Ottawa-Carleton Student Northern Research Symposium.

Each year, undergraduate and graduate students from Carleton University and the University of Ottawa participate in high-quality northern research studies, both in natural and social sciences. In recent years, these studies have benefited from considerable financial and logistical support through International Polar Year programs, the Polar Continental Shelf Program, and the Northern Scientific Training Program. As a platform to showcase our excellence and common interests in northern research, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa are pleased to host the Ottawa-Carleton Student Northern Research Symposium (OCSNRS).

The OCSNRS is an annual, one-day symposium for Ottawa-Carleton students to present their research to peers, gain valuable feedback, and network. In past years, presentations have highlighted early project results as well as publication-ready results. Please note that only current and recently-graduated (within the last year) students conducting northern research at Carleton University or the University of Ottawa will be considered for an oral or poster presentation. Northern research eligibility is defined in the same manner as by the NSTP.

The 2020 OCSNRS will be hosted by the University of Ottawa

When: Friday March 20  2020


Abstracts Due:


Any graduate or undergraduate student at the University of Ottawa or Carleton University whose research involves the north is welcome to present or attend. Students from any discipline are encouraged to participate, as long as their research involves the geographic north. Posters and presentations may be in English or French.



For further information, please contact the organizing committee at ocsnrs2020@gmail.com

Braden Smeda, M.Sc. Student

Moya Painter, M.Sc. Student

Yifeng Wang, M.Sc. Student

Dr. Luke Copland


Le Symposium Étudiant sur les Recherches Nordiques des d’Ottawa-Carleton (SERNOC) est une conférence annuelle d’une journée qui rassemble les étudiants de l’Université d’Ottawa et de Carleton University qui participent aux études nordiques. Il s’agit d’une opportunité pour les étudiants de présenter leur recherche, faire du réseautage et approfondir leur connaissance du Nord.

SERNOC 2020 aura lieu à l’Université d’Ottawa le 20 mars 2020


Les étudiants de 1er cycle, maitrise, ou doctorat de toutes disciplines confondues sont les bienvenus, tant que leur recherche concerne le nord géographique. Les affiches et les présentations peuvent être en anglais ou en français.


View Previous OCSNRS Schedules/Abstracts:

2019 – Hosted by Carleton University

2018 – Hosted by the University of Ottawa

2017 – Hosted by Carleton University

2016 – Hosted by the University of Ottawa

2015 – Hosted by Carleton University

2014 – Hosted by the University of Ottawa

2013 – Hosted by Carleton University

2012 – Hosted by the University of Ottawa

2011 – Hosted by Carleton University