Call for abstract submission to the 13th Annual Knowledge Exchange Student Poster Competition with the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly and Ryerson’s National Institute on Ageing

The National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) and Ryerson’s National Institute on Ageing are sponsoring a student poster competition at the 2018 Annual Knowledge Exchange.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a poster competition, presenting their graduate studies and/or research in aging. All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and successful applicants will be notified to present their poster to the audience during a 'poster viewing' session during the Knowledge Exchange, April 30th and May 1st, 2018.

Posters will then be judged with students in attendance (mandatory) on the following criteria (criteria 1 to 4 being equally weighted):

  1. Quality of the Research (clarity of theoretical   perspectives, method, sample, findings, discussion, limitations)
  2. Merit of the Research (validity of conclusions, relevancy to field of aging, potential for application)
  3. Quality of Abstract and Content (coherence, logical flow, grammar, spelling, concise abstract)
  4. Demonstrated Understanding of the Student (recognition of limits of the study, familiar with research context)
  5. Special Merit marks will be awarded for innovative, novel research projects.

Prizes will be awarded to the best Undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D./ Professional Student poster. The winning posters will be posted on the NICE website. Professional students include those students from medicine, pharmacy, nursing, public health and other programs. 


The deadline for submitting your abstract ​has been extended ​to

Monday April 23rd, 2018 at 5:00pm.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive notification by ​Tuesday April 24th, 2018.


Please note that the maximum size for posters is 3' wide by 3' high. Accepted posters larger than this size will be disqualified from the poster competition.

A special reduced cost for poster has been negotiated with UTPoster.com and Alicos Copy Centre. Printing costs of posters will not be covered. For further information on the poster competition or special printing costs please contact Raza M. Mirza via email at raza.mirza@nicenet.ca or via telephone at 416-978-2197.