• ASURC 2018: January 19, 2018

    Admission is FREE to all U of T students - check out the program and abstracts to see which presentations you want to check out! This is a great way to see the kinds of research your peers are doing, and how they present their research to you.

    Day Program & Abstract Book:
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vwyy4ih0of42bdb/AAA1o-5l6GZwivIeNr8t9hnGa?dl=0 


    The Undergraduate Research Conference is a full-day event organized by the Arts and Science Students' Union, which aims to recognize and showcase the scholarly research of UofT students. Come join us as we celebrate the research projects of diverse and multidisciplinary academic fields, within the natural sciences, quantitative sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

    We hope this conference will empower UofT students by recognizing the great work that is being produced on our campus, and encourage peer-to-peer information sharing.

    Location: Sidney Smith, 100 St. George Street
    Date: Friday, January 19th, 2018


    Registration Time for Presenters: 8:30 AM sharp

    Conference Start/End Times for General Attendees:
    Start Time: 10:00 AM
    End Time: 4:15 PM


    You are welcome to drop by and leave at any point during the day.

     

  • Meet the Selections Committee

    General Advisor Hakob Barseghyan

    Assistant Professor, History & Philosophy of Science & Technology

     

    HUMANITIES SELECTIONS COMMITTEE

     

    Academic Chair: Anne-Marie Brousseau

    Associate Professor, French

    Former Associate Dean of Undergraduate, Faculty of Arts & Science

     

    Student Members:

    Sarah Edo

    Cinema Studies, Equity, and Women & Gender Studies

     

    Kaitlyn Simpson 

    Political Science, Women & Gender Studies, and History

     

    Christina Bondi

    Classical Civilization, Semiotics & Communication Studies, and Literature & Critical Theory

    Master of Information, Culture & Technology

     

     

    SCIENCES SELECTIONS COMMITTEE

     

    Academic Chair: Ashley Bruce

    Assistant Professor, Cell & Systems Biology

     

    Student Members: Clara Thaysen

    Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Earth & Environmental Systems, and History & Philosophy of Science

     

    Jenny Xiao

    Biochemistry, and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

     

     

    SOCIAL SCIENCES SELECTIONS COMMITTEE

     

    Academic Chair: Scott Schieman

    Professor, Sociology

    Department Chair, St. George Campus Department of Sociology

     

    Student Members: Helena Najm

    Human Geography, and Health & Disease

     

    Sharon Li

    Psychology, and Employment Relations

     

    Rebecca Bourgeois

    Archeology, and Biological Anthropology

     

  • About

    The Arts & Science Students' Union brings you the Undergraduate Research Conference 2018

    The Arts & Science Students' Union

    The Arts and Science Students’ Union (ASSU) is the academic student union for over 23,000 full-time undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. We support over 60 student course unions in many Arts & Science programs of study, in facilitating events and fostering a community on such a large campus. One of our goals this year is to create more space for our students to engage with each other across the multiple arts & science disciplines, as well as offer tangible opportunities to present and develop their academic work. The result of which is the Undergraduate Research Conference 2018 (URC 2018). Make sure to you follow ASSU on social media to get all URC and artsci-related updates!

     

    Twitter: @assu_uoft

    Instagram: @assu_uoft

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    URC Facebook: Undergraduate Research Conference

    Mission Statement

    The Undergraduate Research Conference is a full-day event organized by the Arts and Science Students’ Union, which aims to recognize and showcase the scholarly research of existing undergraduate students at the University of Toronto. It seeks to promote and celebrate the research projects of diverse and multidisciplinary academic fields, within the natural sciences, quantitative sciences, humanities, and social sciences. This conference is particularly designed to bind the academic gap of scholarly research between each of these fields of studies, while offering a unique opportunity for undergraduate students from all academic backgrounds to share their research interests; collaborate with fellow researchers from similar areas; and engage in peer-to-peer feedback, group discussion, and networking with faculty members of various departments.

    Theme

    In the Arts & Science Faculty at U of T and academia-at-large, we are often isolated within our own academic disciplines; the Arts, Humanities & Sciences. Even within each discipline, there are specializations which further disconnect us from our peers. Yet, despite all of us working within these silos, we are still connected by our underlying curiosity for research. This ‘knowledge for the sake of knowledge’ is what still drives us to continue to study to the depths of our programs and this is why the Undergraduate Research Conference invites you to come and present your knowledge and explain to your peers why you find it interesting. Unlike other academic conferences, however, your intended audience here are your peers in university who are not in your program. Thus, the presentation of your research must be made accessible to this wider audience - explain to them why you care about your research. By sharing your knowledge and engaging in an interactive dialogue with our peers from diverse disciplines, we all become knowledge-empowered.

  • Contact Us

    Have any questions? Send us an email!

    Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1068
    100 St. George St., Toronto M5S 3G3
    Monday, Tuesday, Friday 10am-5pm
    Wednesday, Thursday 10am-6pm
    416-978-4903