The Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC) is an annual, one-day celebration held in March which showcases the contributions of undergraduate scholarly inquiry and research at UBC. The conference is supported by the UBC Provost and Vice President, Research & International Offices, and is managed by the Vice President, Students Office.
You may already know or have heard about it but what you may not know is that this year was made even more special for three of the MURC 2012 award winners. How so?
Three of the MURC 2012 award winners – Alvin Ip (UBC Vancouver), Ben MacLeod (UBC Vancouver) and Ryan Trenholm (UBC Okanagan) – went abroad to represent UBC at the 8th Universitas21 Undergraduate Research Conference (July 1 – 5, 2012) at the Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. UBC is listed as one of the Universitas21 (U21) member institutions as seen at: http://www.u21urc2012.info/.
In order to qualify, they were required to ‘compose a reflection essay on the U21 conference as requested by the UBC’s Go Global Office who sponsored their trip to Japan’, stated Alvin Ip.
Congratulations to the three distinguished students mentioned above who represented UBC at U21 in Japan earlier this month!
Did You Know?
Previous and current Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC) conference presentations are available in the following cIRcle collections at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/536, https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/5744, https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/21743 and https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/42446.