The Farncombe Institute hosted its annual research day on Tuesday, September 19th, 2023 at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, ON. Trainees (including masters, PhD, and post-docs) and staff presented their research through oral and poster presentations selected based on merit. We are all very proud of both our trainees and FITA (Farncombe Institute Trainee Association) for the high level presentations and impeccable organization of the workshop. Special thank you also to Darlene Long for her invaluable assistance with the organization of the event. There were so many high calibre presenters from which to judge, but the results were:

Best Oral Presentations:

Post-Doctoral Fellows:

1st: Dr. Han Fang (Schertzer)

2nd: Dr. Gaston Rueda (Bercik-Collins/Verdu)

3rd: Dr. Saad Syed (Surette)

Graduate Students

1st: Sommer Chou (McNeil)

2nd: Liam Rondeau (Caminero)

3rd: Erica Yeo (Sloboda)

Best Poster:

1st: Jedid-Jah Blom (RDN, Nutrition Initiative)

2nd: Dr. Michael Bording-Jorgensen (Post-doc, Verdu)

3rd: Vidya Mohan (PhD student, Bercik-Collins)

People’s Choice (poster): Dr. Narjis Kraimi (Post-doc, Bercik-Collins)