Submit an abstract

Submissions for 2022 are now closed. To submit your presentation, poster, group panel, and abstract, register for an account with the I@Q online journal. You will be required to provide your name, department (affiliation),and Queen's email. 

Once registered and logged in, you can access the online submission form by selecting  About >> Submission >>  Make a new submission on the Submissions page. Please make sure to:

  • Select the appropriate submission form (e.g. Paper Presentation, Poster, Performance, Panel, New Format Suggestion) 
  • Include the course name and faculty supporter for your project under “Comments for the Editor."
  • Describe a New Format Suggestion under “Comments for the Editor" to suggest a new idea or to propose an art installation (details below).
  • Attach your abstract as a word document using Upload Submission (maximum of 250 words, excluding references). 
  • Include all co-authors as contributors by selecting Add Contributor.

 Abstracts, posters, PowerPoint presentations, and papers will be included in the I@Q online journal. We will contact you prior to the conference to ensure that all documents have been received. This journal is open access and will serve as a record of all contributions to the Inquiry at Queen's Undergraduate Research Conference. You can refer to it on your résumé and it can be cited by other researchers.  

A research paper presentation of 10 minutes can be given live. We are suggesting up to 10 minutes to accommodate our many speakers! Presentations will be followed by a short question and answer period.

A poster presentation is an "elevator pitch" of up to three minutes using a single poster slide. The resulting file will become part of a virtual poster gallery exhibit with a specific time set for open question and answer on Zoom. A creative performance can be pre-recorded or live, as possible, and followed by a live Zoom commentary and discussion. A panel presentation could be up to 30 minutes followed by question and answer on Zoom. Please suggest other format ideas that best suit your work and circumstances!

In collaboration with the Union Gallery, undergraduate students with an artistic and/or curatorial practice are invited to propose a pop-up exhibit for display in the Stauffer Library atrium (image below). There are two display cases available. The artistic statement serves as an abstract for publication in the I@Q journal.

Dimensions of display cabinet for pop-up exhibit In your proposal, please include:

  • Your name(s) and program(s) of study
  • An artistic and/or curatorial statement of your vision and its connection to the conference theme
  • 1-3 mock-up images and/or photographs that capture your idea
  • A list of materials/mediums you are planning to use

Cabinet dimensions:

  • Height: 135 cm
  • Width: 82 cm
  • Depth: 43 cm