Catch a rising star at the Libraries’ Undergraduate Research Fair

undergraduate research fair FEATURED
undergraduate research fair FEATURED

Students, faculty, staff and all members of the York University community are invited to attend the ninth annual Undergraduate Research Fair & Art Walk on Wednesday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., online via EasyVirtualFair platform and over Zoom.

One of the most anticipated and uplifting events of the academic year, the Undergraduate Research Fair and Art Walk honours student researchers and provides them with an opportunity to share work that creates positive change.

Undergraduate Research Fair poster
The entire York University community is invited to log on and watch the Undergraduate Research Fair, presented online on Wednesday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Jointly sponsored by York University Libraries and the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, this multidisciplinary, experiential education event provides students with the opportunity to design a poster and present the results of a course research essay or project to the York community in a friendly, cross-curricular environment. Students who have created a piece of artwork for their submission will have their work exhibited on the online platform.

From 9 to 11 a.m. on the date of the event, registered attendees can log into the Undergraduate Research Fair to browse posters. From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., attendees will have an opportunity to participate in student panel discussions. An awards ceremony, including speeches, will begin at 1 p.m.

This year, due to the unprecedented impact of the pandemic, students have voiced the importance of cash prizes. Awards of $250, $500 and $600 will be given to poster presenters deemed to have the best lower-year project, best upper-year project, best honours thesis, best group project, best poster presentation and best art project, in addition to the Libraries’ Information Literacy Award.

All student-presenters will receive an invitation to submit an article on their project, to be considered for publication in the refereed e-journal Revue YOUR Review (York Online Undergraduate Research Review) associated with the fair. One artwork submission will be chosen to grace the cover of the e-journal.

York’s Undergraduate Research Fair has proven to be a very successful pan-University event, annually drawing up to 500 students, faculty, librarians and University leaders, as well as friends and families of student-presenters.

Those interested in attending this year’s fair are encouraged to register now.

To learn more, visit the Undergraduate Research Fair website.