Favorites ()
Ariel view of the University of St. Thomas campus.

Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference 2021

Welcome to the 55th annual Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference (MUPC), a virtual event hosted by the University of St. Thomas Psychology Department.

Registration is now open for MUPC, taking place Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Poster submissions close April 11 at 11:59 p.m.

Keynote Address:

Fostering Healing and Hope for BIPOC in the Face of Racial Trauma

April 17, 2021, 11 a.m.

This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Bryana French from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology in the Morrison Family College of Health at St. Thomas.

Dr. French will speak on the topic of radical healing in communities of color.

Watch the recording of Dr. French's keynote.

Dr. Bryana French

Dr. Bryana French

Dr. Bryana French joined the University of St. Thomas in 2014.  She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois’ Counseling Psychology program in 2010 and did her pre-doctoral internship University of Maryland Counseling Center. She currently teaches Masters and Doctoral level courses in Diversity Issues, Basic Skills, Dissertation Methods and Writing, and Theories of Career Development.  Her practice interests focus on multicultural counseling, social justice advocacy, and sexual violence recovery. Her current research focuses on radical healing for people of color and indigenous people.

More About Dr. French

How to Attend

MUPC 2021 will take place on the Gather Town platform, which utilizes a unique videogame aesthetic to create a welcoming, fun and easy to navigate conference experience. Think Super Mario Bros. meets the traditional academic conference. You’ll be able to walk through different poster rooms and talk directly with presenters, as well as connect with other attendees in the virtual faculty lunchroom.

We’ve created a helpful video tutorial to help you get acquainted with the platform.

Gather Town Spaces and Rooms

Poster Rooms

Like at an in-person conference, each poster room contains several labeled posters. Attendees will be able to walk up to the poster and hear the authors describe their study through a live video interface.

Private Meeting Rooms

There are private meeting rooms located in various areas throughout the Gather space. Once you are in a private room, you will only be able to see and talk to other people who are in that room with you. You will not be able to see or hear people who are not in the room.

Faculty Lunchroom

The faculty lunchroom gives faculty from all schools the chance to meet with each other. We will have a brief lunchtime meeting here immediately following the keynote. You will be able to hear everybody in this room (and they can hear you), no matter where you are in the room.

Keynote/Presentation Room

In addition to hosting Dr. French’s keynote talk, the keynote room will also be used for some oral presentations. There will be a few spaces at the front of the room that poster presenters can stand on, which will project their video and audio to everyone who is in the room.


9-9:50 a.m.

  • Poster Session 1 - held in Rooms 1A and 1B
  • Paper Session 1 (student talks) - held in Keynote room

10-10:50 a.m.

  • Poster Session 2 - held in Rooms 2A and 2B
  • Paper Session 2 (student talks) - held in Keynote room

11 a.m.-Noon

  • Keynote Address - Keynote room

Noon-12:30 p.m.

  • Lunch Meeting for MUPC Faculty – Faculty Lunchroom

Noon-1 p.m.

  • Graduate Information Fair for students

12:40-1:30 p.m.

  • Poster Session 3 - held in Rooms 3A and 3B
  • Paper Session 3 (student talks) - Keynote room

1:40-2:30 p.m.

  • Poster Session 4 - Rooms 4A and 4B
  • Paper Session 4 (student talks) - Keynote room