The research practicum project provides students at Ontario Tech University with the opportunity, with the guidance of a Research Tutor, to integrate and synthesize knowledge gained throughout their program of study. The project topics include some aspects of the student’s area of interest or specialization and their Tutor's expertise area.
Normally, the course culminates with a Research Poster Day, which is a simulated conference experience for the students. However, because of the on-line nature of this year's course, we will do it differently in 2021!
This conference management system (CMS) is dedicated to recreate a Virtual Research Poster Day. The students will be required to engage in a typical conference submission steps, and upload their posters to a virtual meeting hosted on our peer-reviewed, PubMed indexed journal Cureus Journal of Medical Science: Annals of Simulation (referred here as Cureus)
This will be a 3 step process:
Step 1: Students will submit their structured abstracts to the system for assessment by their Tutors (see details on Canvas). Tutors will assess the abstract using a rubric that can be accessed directly from the CMS, however, a copy of this rubric is also available on Canvas.
Step 2: Students will submit their poster to the system for assessment by their Tutors (see details on Canvas). Similarly to the abstracts, the Tutors will assess the posters using a rubric that can be accessed directly from the CMS, however, a copy of this rubric is also available on Canvas.
Step 3: Students will be asked to submit the poster to Cureus meetings, under Annual Collections 2021. Please note that all posters will be available to the public and indexed in Cureus data base. A sample indexing reference is here:
"Barnes S (2019) Organ Donation After Cardiac Death Using Systems Integration Simulation . Cureus 11(10): e."
If the student and the Tutor decide not to make the poster available to the public, they need to inform the course lead via email.