OCSNRS 2015 – Information page

The 2015 Ottawa-Carleton Northern Research Symposium (OCSNRS) is taking place at Carleton University, in Dunton Tower (Room DT2017), on Friday, March 6, 2015.

Symposium Coordinator: Keegan Smith (MSc Candidate, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Email: keegan.smith@carleton.ca)


The 2015 Ottawa-Carleton Student Northern Research Symposium (OCSNRS) is taking place at Carleton University in Dunton Tower 2017 on Friday, March 6th. Registration is set to begin at 8:15 AM, and we will be closing the Symposium at 5:00 PM. The program for the 2014 OCSNRS has now been finalized, and is attached here (including a map of campus with the Symposium location marked, a schedule for the day, and a list of presentation abstracts).

OCSNRS2015_Program View OCSNRS 2015 Program

If you plan to attend (even if you’ve been accepted to present), an RSVP will be required to confirm. RSVP to Keegan Smith (keegan.smith@carleton.ca) by Monday, March 2nd, 2015.

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Jeff Saarela, Research Scientist with the Canadian Museum of Nature and Director of their Centre for Arctic Knowledge and Exploration. His talk is entitled: “Biodiversity of the Canadian Arctic Vascular Plant Flora”.

We have a large number of presenters this year, across many disciplines. We invite you to learn more about presenters’ research exploits during our scheduled breaks, at which time coffee and light refreshments will be served. We will also have a mid-day break, during which we will provide attendees with lunch.

Guidelines for Presentations:

  • Oral presentations: Please prepare to speak for no more than 12 minutes, allowing for 2-3 minutes of questions afterwards. In order to keep presentations flowing quickly, please bring your presentations to the session chair during the break preceding your talk, so that they can be uploaded in advance.
  • Posters: Please arrive during registration (8:15-8:40 AM) for poster setup. When putting your poster together, please note that the maximum poster size is 120 cm by 90 cm.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday.

OCSNRS 2015 Organizing Committee