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On Wednesday 7 January 2015, we showcased some of our finest researchers and launched our new Research Strategy as Yorktalks returned for its second year.

The day began with a formal welcome from the Vice-Chancellor Professor Koen Lamberts, followed by the launch of the University Research Strategy by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Professor Deborah Smith. This was followed by four sessions in each of which four speakers presented their research and took questions from the audience.

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Poster competition

The day was also a chance to celebrate the innovation and brilliance of our postgraduate community with a poster competition. The competition was judged by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and the three Academic Coordinators.

  • Winner, Science: Emily Johnston (Biology)
    Plants vs Explosives
  • Winner, Social Science: Jayme Scally (Education)
    Intercultural Competence Development in three Different Study Abroad Program Types in Spain

YorkTalks poster competition finalists with Vice-Chancellor Koen Lamberts and Jenn Chubb from the Researcher Development Team. Credit: Ian Martindale Photography, 2015