December 11 - 15, Québec City Convention Centre, Québec, Canada

Student Participation

Student Elevator Pitch Contest

New this year, Student Day participants will have the opportunity to promote their science by means of an Elevator Pitch. Contestants will have one minute and one slide to pitch their research project and pique the public’s curiosity. Judges will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes to the top elevator pitches, and video versions of the pitches will be available for a People’s Choice Award. All awards will be presented at the Gala Banquet on Thursday, 14 December 2017.



To participate in the Student Elevator Pitch Contest, students should send an email to the ArcticNet Student Association (ASA) mentioning their interest and including the following information:

  • Name of the participant
  • Position
  • Supervisor’s name
  • Project title
  • Institution
  • Country

Please take note that a limited number of places are open for this contest. Applications must be sent by October 1st, 2017.

Graduate Student Poster Awards

ArcticNet organizes a Conference Poster Competition to recognize excellence in science and its presentation by Early Career Researchers. This competition is open to all Master’s and Doctoral students with an abstract approved for poster presentation and who are registered for AC2017. Each contestant can only present one poster.

New this year, in addition to bringing your printed poster at the conference, an electronic version of your poster in PDF format will also be required to facilitate judging and will be made available post-conference as part of the online Conference Proceedings.

A panel of judges will evaluate eligible posters based on set criteria, including clarity, comprehensiveness and conciseness of the abstract, the scientific quality and presentation of research. The winners of the Poster Awards are presented with $1000 CAD for first place, $600 CAD for second place and $400 CAD for third place in each of the following three categories: Social and Health Science, Marine-Natural Science and Terrestrial-Natural Science. Prizes of $250 CAD for Honourable Mentions will also be presented. The Graduate Student Poster Award winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Banquet Dinner on the evening of 14 December 2017.