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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 Fall Reading Week in November 2015. 

Call for abstracts now open!

The URI is now accepting abstract submissions for the Undergraduate Research Symposium, taking place during FURCA 2016. Undergraduate students in any year and any discipline may apply to present posters, oral presentations, creative performances, visual art exhibits, and other demonstrations. The deadline for abstract submissions is Monday, February 1, 2016. Click here for more information!

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