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ABOUT THE FAIR


York University’s annual multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Fair normally takes place in the Scott Library Collaboratory (2nd floor) during the Winter term. The 2021 fair will be held virtually online.  The Fair is juried and applications are reviewed by a campus-wide selection committee. The Undergraduate Research Fair offers an opportunity for experiential learning in an inclusive environment.

Everyone is welcome to attend this online showcase of undergraduate research work and art. Students share their projects in the form of poster sessions, presented simultaneously in a friendly, marketplace-like community. The Art Walk exhibit leading to the Fair displays student art and design work.

After a keynote speech celebrating student work, several cash prizes are awarded. Please drop by online to help celebrate undergraduate research at York University.


Date and Time

March 10th 2021, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Venue

Online

Fair 2020 Applications will be open in the new year.

BENEFITS


Gain valuable experiential learning experience by presenting or exhibiting

Receive a signed Certificate honouring your participation in the University’s juried Undergraduate Research Fair

Share your work in a supportive environment


Learn how to design an academic poster

Earn a chance to win a monetary award


Earn a chance to have your art or design work published on the cover of the York e-journal Revue YOUR Review

Celebrate your participation at a reception following the Fair


Receive an invitation to revise your essay into an article, for consideration for publication in Revue YOUR Review, a refereed e-journal published by York University Libraries.

REQUIREMENTS


Poster Presentation

If you would like to participate in the Undergraduate Research Fair on the basis of an essay or research project submitted for course work at York, please apply to present a poster.

On the poster application form, you will:

  • write a 250-word abstract describing your project using plain language. Your abstract should include: background about your project (why?); objective (aim of the project?); methods or approach (how?); results (outcomes?); discussion or significance (why is it important?)
  • scan a graded copy of your project. Attach it to the Fair application form.
  • send any additional comments about your project from your instructor, along with proof of grade (if not on the scanned project) by separate email to ugfair@yorku.ca
  • see our FAQ page for more info

Art Walk

If you would like to participate in the Undergraduate Research Fair on the basis of a piece of art or design work submitted for course work at York, please apply to the Art Walk exhibit.

On the application form, you will:

  • write a brief artist’s statement or description of your work.
  • attach an image of your project to the application form.

SUBMIT A POSTER


If you would like to participate in the Undergraduate Research Fair on the basis of an essay or research project submitted for course work at York, please apply to present a poster.

AWARDS


Best Lower-year Project (First prize $500. Second prize $200.)


Best Poster Presentation (First prize $500. Second prize $200.)

Best Upper-year Project (First prize $500. Second prize $200.)


Best Group Project (First prize $500. Second prize $200.)

Best Honours Thesis Project / MRP (First prize $500. Second prize $200.)

People’s Choice Award (non-monetary honour)

Library Information Literacy Award (First prize $600. Second prize $200.)

Art Walk Exhibit Award  (First prize $500.)

SUBMIT ARTWORK


If you would like to participate in the Undergraduate Research Fair on the basis of a piece of art or design work submitted for course work at York, please apply to the Art Walk exhibit.

SPONSORS

Thank you to our York sponsors


York University Libraries

Office of the Vice President, Research & Innovation, York University

Henry Wu, President Metropolitan Hotels (former York Board of Governors)