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Mark your calendars!  

FURCA 2016 will take place March 14-18, 2016

What is the Festival of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (FURCA)? 

Well, technically speaking - a "furca" is a two-pronged fork. Kinda like a fondue fork. We didn't plan it that way, but as is often the case in research...it just works. Why?  Because FURCA (the celebration) brings together all of our favourite things: undergraduate students and research. Research and creative activities. Teaching and research. You get the idea.

Wait...I thought FURCA was in November? Why is it moving to March? 

This year, we are moving FURCA & the Undergraduate Research Symposium to March. This is due to a variety of factors, but a major reason is the introduction of Green & Gold Week (Fall Reading Week) in November 2015. 

Don't worry -- there will still be plenty to do in November! The URI will be offering programming (e.g. Research Crawls & other events) for students during Fall Reading Week, but our key celebration events -- the Undergraduate Research Symposium & Awards Reception -- will take place in March. 

Stay tuned for event announcements and for the Call for Abstracts for the 5th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium! 

In the meantime...check out our FURCA2014 recap on Storify!

Here's just a sampling of some of last year's terrific events:

Thanks to our sponsors:

The Festival of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities is made possible through the generous support of:



 and through the contributions of individuals through our USEED@UAlberta Crowdfunding Campaign