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Explore. Empower. Enlighten. 

November 3-14, 2014

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.

FURCA 2014: Explore. Empower. Enlighten. 

In its first year, FURCA brought together more than 25 different groups for various events, reaching more than 2000 undergraduate students from across all disciplines. This year, FURCA's back, with more of what students have asked for:

  • Opportunities to explore undergraduate research & creative activities.
  • Events & activities that empower students to take their first steps (or next steps!) in research. 
  • A celebration of enlightening research and creative activities by U of A students. 

Check out our FURCA2014 recap on Storify!

Here's just a sampling of some of this 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