Students participating in the 2016 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:

Faculty of Arts               (1x$1000) (ARTS)

  • 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.

Cumming School of Medicine           (4x$1000) (MDFH/MDBI/MDPD/MDRE)

  • 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 Kinesiology (1x$500) (KNES)

  • This award will be given to a student in the Faculty of Kinesiology.

Faculty of Law (1x$1000) (LAW)

  • 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) (SCIE)

  • 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

Faculty of Social Work           (1x$1000) (SW)

  • This award will be given to a student in the Faculty of Social Work

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (1x$1000) (VETM)

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

Werklund School of Education (1x$1000) (EDUC)

  • 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.

Department of Psychology   (1 x  $500)

  • This award will be given to the student whose research best demonstrates the understanding or application of psychological principles for their topic, within the broad domain of Psychology. 

Office of the President          (1x$1000) (PRES)

  • 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.

Provost’s Award for Excellence in Internationally-Focused Research        (1x$1000) (PRIN)

  • 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 his or her work.

Schulich School of Engineering         (2x$1000) (ENGG)

  • 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. Two awards of $1000 will be given.

Sustainable Energy Development Graduate Program (1x$1000) (SEDV)

  • This award will be given to a student whose research relates to sustainable energy and the environment. The topic can also consider economic and legal implications.

Tom Hickerson ($2500)

  • 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.

The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning        (1x$1000, 1x$500)  (TI)

  • This award will be given to an undergraduate student who demonstrates excellence in an inquiry-based learning experience, a search for understanding inspired by the student’s curiosity and guided by the student’s questions.

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.

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

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

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 and economics and community development.