47th Annual Ontario Psychology Undergraduate Thesis Conference

View of FSS Building alongside the Rideau Canal


It is a pleasure to welcome you to the University of Ottawa for the 47th Annual Ontario Psychology Undergraduate Thesis Conference (AOPUTC). This year, the School of Psychology is hosting the event Friday May 5th, 2017.

We look forward to greeting you! Every year, this conference provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate psychology students to present their research in an informal and friendly atmosphere. Come learn, share and discuss new concepts as well as celebrate the completion of your thesis with your peers, colleagues and friends from Psychology Departments all over the province.

Registration is required, but there is no registration fee. You can choose to present your thesis findings in the format of a 10 minute oral presentation, or during a 60 minute poster session. Both formats provide valuable experience and are equally enjoyable. See instructions below for more details and click on the “Register now!” button to complete the registration form. Along with your personal information, you will be asked to provide your thesis general topic, presentation/poster title, and an abstract.

For all of your questions, please contact us at 47aoputc@gmail.com

Luc Pelletier, Ph.D.
Simon Beaudry, Ph.D.
School of Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences

Registration deadline is Sunday, April 23rd, 2017.

Register now!


On-site greeting and registration will open at 8:30 am on May 5th. This is where you pick up your conference badge, lunch ticket, official program, etc. The day will be filled with concurrent symposia sessions grouped by topic, so you can choose the presentations that interest you most. There will be a few poster sessions, during which you can discover what your fellow students have been researching while chatting in an informal atmosphere. A lunch will also be provided for you around noon. Expect the day to end around 5:00 pm; we will have suggestions for social gatherings after the conference.

Official Conference Program (pdf, 1,755 KB)


Poster presentations

Poster sessions will last 60 minutes; we expect you to stand close to your poster during that time to answer questions and discuss your research with the circulating crowd. Please prepare your poster to a maximum size of 4 feet wide by 3 feet high (121.9cm by 91.4cm / 48in by 36in). Consider bringing a few handouts for some of your keener visitors (e.g., a letter-sized version of your poster, a list of references, or a card with your contact information).

Oral presentations

Oral presentations will be grouped into multiple symposia based on common topics. Please prepare a 10-minute presentation and expect a 3- to 5-minute informal question period. We recommend that you use our own classroom podiums for your presentation, and as such ask that you prepare the final version of your presentation in a MS PowerPoint format. Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes before the scheduled start of your symposium session, identify yourself to one of our volunteers and have your presentation file ready on a USB flash drive. You can also bring your own laptop for the presentation (e.g., if you want to use a Mac), but you are responsible for providing the appropriate cables and adaptors.


There are multiple hotels in the close vicinity of the university campus. However, keeping in mind that this year is Canada’s 150th Anniversary, hotels are being booked quite rapidly. It is highly suggested that you book your stay as early as possible so that you can find a hotel that can satisfy your needs.

Here are some hotel suggestions:

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