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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, SFU's 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium was cancelled.  

The inaugural issue of the SFU Undergraduate Research Symposium Journal serves as an archive of presentation abstracts that were accepted to the 2020 UGRS. The journal builds awareness of the UGRS presenters' hard work and celebrates their significant research accomplishments. The undergraduate research being conducted at SFU is of an extremely high calibre, and we are proud to be able to share some of it here. In this way, this journal serves as a database of model undergraduate research projects and highlight this unique aspect of the undergraduate experience at SFU. An issue of the Journal will be published each year to archive materials from all future Undergrdauate Research Symposiums.

Please stay up-to-date: SFU COVID-19 FAQ.

We would like to reiterate the words of SFU’s Vice-President, Academic and Provost, Dr. Jon Driver, "It is a challenging and uncertain time. Please be kind to one another."

The Undergraduate Research Symposium Planning Committee 

About the Symposium

The Symposium provides an opportunity for eligible undergraduate students from all disciplines to present their research in a friendly and supportive environment. The Symposium showcases the outstanding original undergraduate research taking place across our University for a diverse and interdisciplinary audience.  

Presenters will be grouped into sessions to give five-minute lectures about their research. Each session will end with a 15-minute moderated conversation about common themes and interdisciplinary connections across the presentations. 

The Symposium is an interdisciplinary forum.  Students engaged in supervised research from all academic disciplines and units are welcome.

See photos from the inaugural Undergraduate Research Symposium, held in 2018.


If you have any questions, please contact the UGRS Planning Committee at

Symposium sponsors

This event is a collaboration between the Office of the Vice-President, Research and the Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost. Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Library are co-leading the project, with the support of Student Engagement and Retention.