About Us

The IgNITE Medical Case Competition is a bilingual poster presentation contest held annually at the University of Ottawa. While still very new to the conference scene, IgNITE has quickly become one of the most diverse and prestigious research competitions, hosting students from across Canada and the United States. Built on the core principle of inclusivity, the IgNITE Medical Case Competition provides students that have never stepped foot in a lab, and those who are completing their honours thesis, the opportunity to develop and present novel research proposals to industry-leading professionals.


In order to give all of our competitors the opportunity to succeed, we assign each team an IgNITE mentor. Our mentors are comprised of the top medical, graduate and senior science students who have extensive research and mentoring experience. With this support system, all IgNITE competitors are pushed to achieve their maximal potential. 

As a conference, we aim to foster a strong and supportive community to provide all IgNITE participants with lifelong skills. In introducing three advanced lab techniques through our comprehensive case package, all IgNITE competitors are able to enter the research force with knowledge desired by professors and healthcare professionals.

The IgNITE community has been growing since its inaugural year in 2020, and we hope that you will join us in the journey to shape the future of research and medicine.

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