Showcasing Undergraduate Research Excellence

November 21, 2014  |   Found in Funding and Awards // Get Involved

Students’ Union presents the 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Have you ever marveled at the discoveries that are being made every day and the increasing knowledge and innovations being generated? Have you come up with a unique question while studying and wondered how and where you could find the answer?

If your answer is yes, you aren’t alone. Hundreds of students at the University of Calgary conduct research every year on things as small as molecules or as wide-ranging as satellite images, grappling with questions in areas ranging from archaeology to biomechanics to zoology and beyond. Held in MacHall on Thursday, Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., the SU’s 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) is your chance to come check out their discoveries, ask questions, and become inspired.

The URS is currently the only event on campus that brings together such a diversity of research in one place, allowing students from all faculties to showcase their findings. With a record number of participants this year, a team of over 40 judges will be adjudicating posters as students compete for a variety of generously sponsored awards and over $20,000 in prize money. The event is open to the public and all students, staff, faculty, and administration are invited to attend.

If you hope to one day be presenting your own research at the URS and you’re not quite sure how to get started, or you just want to learn more about the research process, we invite you to sign up for Ready, Set, Research being held on Jan. 28, 2015. Whether you’re looking for journals that publish undergraduate research, sources of funding, or just general information about how to navigate research opportunities in your faculty or area of interest, this fair has you covered.

For more information on the event, please visit We’d love to see you on Nov. 27!