Abstract submission is now open!

Abstract Guidelines

The interdisciplinary topics are special research themes that are highlighted by the symposium. Students may select the theme that best describes their research. If your research does not fit well with one of the themes, you may submit a 3–4 word theme that describes your work, and we will do our best to integrate your research into the spirit of the symposium. Abstracts without a specified theme will be considered in a per-department selection process.

Students must indicate their preference for an oral presentation or poster presentation during abstract submission. The allocation of abstracts to oral presentations is competitive. The 400 word abstract will be used in the review process and will be published in the printed symposium program. If you have recently published outstanding work or expect to present it soon at another venue, please consider sharing your work with the U of A community as well by presenting at FEGRS 2017.

Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by faculty members in each department. Submitted abstracts will be evaluated for writing, grammar, content, comprehensiveness, and relevance to the selected theme. Abstracts should contain a clear description of the objective and rationale of the project, methodology, results, and practical implications. Reviewers' comments for the submitted abstracts will not be provided.

This year we are welcoming undergraduate students to present as they form an integral part of our Faculty and research. We are committed to awarding the best undergraduate presentation to celebrate the work and dedication of the students. In addition, we are introducing a "sustainability award" to honour the efforts of our investigators in promoting advances for a greener future. 

NOTE: A full length paper submission is not required for this symposium. If your abstract is selected, you will have to prepare only a presentation or a poster.

Abstract Submission deadline is  May 1 2017


The symposium's academic program will consist of selected graduate student oral presentations and several poster sessions. There will be time allocated for approximately 38 oral presentations. Abstracts not selected for an oral presentation will be automatically considered for poster presentations.

Oral presentations will be 15 minutes long including questions* 

Abstract Submission

Name *
Program *
Submission Type *
Topic *
Select the topic that fits the content of the abstract the best. More than one topic may be selected.
Please provide some key words that describe your topic