Celebration of Research

The annual Celebration of Research highlights the successes of the Student Researchers in the WISEST Summer Research Program. This is a very special event for the WISEST students as they present their high-calibre research posters to family, friends, University dignitaries, Program Partners and Contributors. The Celebration of Research is an ideal chance to experience firsthand the WISEST students’ enthusiasm for the Summer Research Program learning and mentoring opportunity.


During the program, students and WISEST work together to send out invitations so that guests can RSVP.

2013 Celebration of Research 


Student Presenter


WISEST Student Researcher Angeline Letourneau spoke on behalf of WISEST students to thank research teams for taking them under their wings and offering them an experience of a life time.



Student Poster


At the Celebration of Research students, like 2013 Student Researcher Maryam Osman, present their research projects to a diverse group of visitors. 






Between research teams, family, media and University and Government dignitaries, the Celebration of Research welcomes nearly 400 visitors throughout the day.

2014 Celebration of Research

Our 2014 Celebration of Research will take palce at the U of A on August 14th.  Please RSVP Here and you will be sent additional details.

Student Research in Scientific Journals

Participants in the Summer Research Program contribute to the overall research objectives of the lab in which they work.  In a few cases, participants have contributed so much to the research that they have been included as authors on scientific publications and presentations(*). 

Douglas Rebstock 2010*

Jill Schneider 2010

Jordan Fordyce 2009

Amanda Rygh 2007