Students can submit abstract for World Water Day research celebration

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One WATER, a York University Organized Research Unit, invites artistic and scientific presentations in recognition of World Water Day (March 22). Abstract submission is now open to all graduate and undergraduate students at York University for an event on March 20.

The presentation topics should be water-related, including those related to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs): good health and well-being (UN SDG 3); clean water and sanitation (UN SDG 6); industry, innovation and infrastructure (UN SDG 9); sustainable cities and communities (UN SDG 11); climate action (UN SDG 13); and life below water (UN SDG 14). Presentation topics may also focus on climate change, human rights, artificial intelligence, and resource management.

Presentations should be in an artistic form, from visual (posters, infographics, pictures, films) to other forms including literary and performance art. Submissions are accepted from individuals as well as groups. Undergraduate students wishing to participate must identify a faculty mentor when submitting an abstract.

Please note that the content of each presentation must be accessible to the general public. Students will be provided with coaching to ensure that scientific research can be understood by high school students and University students and those with basic scientific knowledge. Presenters (and/or co-presenters) are expected to attend the March 20 event. Presentations will be displayed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on that day. Presentation will be set up between 8:30 and 9 a.m. on the day of the event.

Abstracts must be limited to 200 words and must include information on art form (poster, painting, performance, etc.). The deadline for submissions is Feb. 24. Download the abstract submission form or email for more information.