Award Descriptions and Winners

Students participating in the 2017 SU Undergraduate Research Symposium have the opportunity to walk away with cash prizes graciously donated by various departments, faculties and offices at the University of Calgary.

The Students’ Union would like to sincerely thank the generous support of the following award donors:

Cumming School of Medicine (4x$1000)

  • Four awards will be given to students in the Cumming School whose research contributes to the understanding of one of the following topics: Family/Community Health, Bio/Molecular Research, Pathology/Disease Research, and Medical Research.

Faculty of Arts (1x$1000)

  • This award will be given to a student in the Faculty of Arts whose research demonstrates both exceptional skills in their field of study and the potential for global or community leadership.

Faculty of Kinesiology (1x$500)

  • This award will be presented to the top scoring student in the Faculty of Kinesiology.

Faculty of Law (1x$1000)

  • This award will be given to a JD student in the Faculty of Law, to showcase any legal research undertaken.

Faculty of Science (3x$1000) (1x$500)

  • Faculty of Science awards will recognize three students enrolled in the Faculty of Science with outstanding poster presentations of novel, innovative and creative scientific research from any discipline represented by the Faculty. An additional award of $500 will be given to a runner up.

Werklund School of Education (1x$1000)

  •  This award will be given to a student who addresses a current educational issue in society through envisioning the future of learning and teaching. Consideration will be given to those students who may consider: an innovative or creative educational concept or idea, a central current debate in education, or the future of education.

Schulich School of Engineering (2x$1000)

  • This award will be given to students in the Schulich School of Engineering whose research shows potential for practical application in the field of engineering.

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (1x$1000)

  • This award will be given to a student in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine whose research contributes to the understanding of Animal Health.

Office of Diversity, Equity and Protected Disclosure Award for DEI Excellence (1x$1000)

  • This award will be presented to an undergraduate student whose project has incorporated a diversity, equity and inclusion lens, benefiting an underserved population. This can include, but is not limited to, Indigenous, gender/gender identity, racialized, faith, and economically disadvantaged groups and persons with disabilities. Preference will be given to students completing community-based research.
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Office of the President (1x$1000)

  • This award will be given to an undergraduate student whose project showcases excellence and leadership in research; an innovative project originating at the University of Calgary that demonstrates a potential for future success and commitment to the campus community.
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Office of the Vice-Provost (Libraries) (1x$500, 1x$250)

  • This award will be given to an undergraduate student whose project displays originality and depth in the selection of sources, with close attention made to a consistent citation and a thorough literature review.  Consideration will be given to a project that contributes to the wider scholarly conversation, with plans for dissemination of research and publication.

Office of the Vice-President (Research) (2x$1000)

  • This award will be given to students who demonstrate leadership through research excellence and commitment to innovation and discovery.

Provost’s Award for Excellence in Internationally-Focused Research (2×1000)

  • This award will be presented to an undergraduate student whose project showcases excellence and leadership in research and has incorporated an international study component into their work.

Program in Undergraduate Research (PURE) Award (1x$1000)

  • This award will be presented to an undergraduate student whose presentation demonstrates excellence in research conducted as a Program in Undergraduate Research (PURE) project.

SU Sustainability Fund (1x$1000, 1x$500)

  • This award will be given to students who have focused their research on a sustainability-related topic, including energy, water, waste, economics and community development.

The Chancellor’s Award (1x$1000) (CHAN)

  • This award will be given to an undergraduate student who exemplifies excellence in research and whose project incorporates cross-disciplinary and/or international collaboration.

The Judges’ Choice Award (1x$1000(JHIC)

  • This award will be given to a student whose research has been identified as having an innovative approach that stands out to the judges. This research has the ability to engage an audience with topically compelling subject matter and an eye-catching presentation.