Research and Innovation Showcase 2024

On Tuesday, March 19, 2024, the Office of Research Services (ORS) held a Research Showcase in the conference centre at KPU's Surrey campus.

The free event put the spotlight on the remarkable strides towards a sustainable future achieved by KPU researchers and students. The all-day event focused on sustainability themes as they relate to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG).

The keynote presentation, Becoming a ‘Civic University’: Place-based Approaches for Sustainable Research Development and Engagement, was delivered by Dr. Garrett-Petts, Professor and Special Advisor on Integrated Strategic Planning at Thompson Rivers University (TRU).

The event proceeded with presentations by Dossou Assogba, JoAnne Marlow, and Sue Fairborn before student research poster presentations and a final round of eight lightning talks (only seven minutes each) and concluding with an interactive booth/networking hour.

People clapping at an event

Topic Titles

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Will Garrett-Petts
Institution: Thompson Rivers University
Keynote Title: Becoming a `Civic University`: Place-Based Approaches for Sustainable Research Development & Engagement

Presenter: Dossou Assogba
Dept: Biology
Presentation Title: Impacts of COVID-19 Spike Protein on Long-Term Human Health

Presenter: JoAnne Marlow
Dept: Applied Communications
Presentation Title: Sustaining Employment: Aligning Students with Their Ideal Employers

Presenter: Sue Fairborn
Dept: Product Design / Technical Apparel
Presentation Title: New Extremes: Protective Equipment and Apparel Design for a Changing Climate

Presenter: Lindsay Foreman
Dept: Anthropology
Presentation Title: Towards a Collaborative, Culturally Sensitive, Co-Stewardship Approach to the Management of the Lands and Waters known today as BC

Presenter: Kyle Matsuba & Jonna Evans
Dept: Psychology
Presentation Title: Wang Oo Relit Project (WORP)

Presenter: Tara Lyons & Kayla Garvin
Dept: Criminology
Presentation Title: Research with and by 2SLGBTQIA+ Post-Secondary Students

Presenter: Layne Myhre
Dept: Biology
Presentation Title: Watershed Monitoring in the Coquitlam River: Monitoring Watershed Toxicology in Partnership with the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation

Presenter: Mike Bomford
Dept: Sustainable Agriculture
Presentation Title: Bringing Sphagnum back to the Garden City Lands

Presenter Victor Martinez
Dept: Wilson School of Design
Presentation Title: FutureXplorations

Keynote Dr. Garrett-Petts taking questions

Keynote speaker taking questions

KPU student research posters and presentations

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student posters
student posters on a wall
student posters on a wall
student posters on a window

Interactive booths

interactive booth 1
interactive booth 2
interactive booth 3
interactive booth 4
interactive booth 5
interactive booth 6

Lightning Talk Presenters

Fabricio Presenting at research showcase 2024

Fabricio Telo

Barnabe Assogba - Research Showcase 2024

Barnabe Assogba

Jonna Evans - Research Showcase 2024

Jonna Evans

Layne Myhre - Research Showcase 2024

Layne Myhre

Lindsay Foreman - Research Showcase 2024

Lindsay Foreman

Mike Bomford - Research Showcase 2024

Mike Bomford

Tara Lyons - Research Showcase 2024

Tara Lyons & Kayla Garvin

Victor Martinez - Research Showcase 2024

Victor Martinez

Sue Fairburn

Sue Fairburn