The USSU Undergraduate Symposium is an annual event highlighting the research, scholarly and artistic works of undergraduate students at the University of Saskatchewan.

From research posters to sculptures, presentations to musical numbers, community-engaged learning experiences to dramatic dialogues, FYRE projects, honours, Dean’s Projects, summer research: any type of work may be submitted! All research conducted within the past year (including projects that you’ve presented in class or at a department or college research day) are all eligible to be presented at the USSU Symposium.

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Symposium Event Photo, moderator speaking
Symposium Event Photo, group of students

USSU Symposium Winners 2024

Award Value Winner Project
Health Sciences Placement Awards
First Place $1000 Anurag Sakharkar Systemic Genome Correlation Loss as a Central Characteristic of Spaceflight
Second Place $600 Caleb Hammond Exploring the MANF-NPTN Axis in Peripheral Nerve Regeneration
Third Place $400 Vanessa Phommavong Characterizing the Use of Prolonged-Release Once-Daily Tacrolimus (LCPT) Across Canada
Natural Science & Engineering Placement Awards
First Place $1000 Sunny (Shen Yi) Yang Foaming property of mildly fractionated faba bean protein under potential bakery application conditions
Second Place $600 Aaryan Patel Automation Software for the Canadian Light Source
Third Place $400 Tanner Cook Screening bread wheat and durum germplasm for resistance to Xanthomonas translucens causing bacterial leaf streak
Social Sciences, Humanities & Fine Arts Placement Awards
First Place $1000 Owen Deis Framing the Reich: Visual Narratives of Guilt in American-Occupied Germany and the Nuremberg Trials
Second Place $600 Abhineet Goswami Journey of Serenity
Third Place $400 Isra Banigesh Islamic Values and Their Manifestation in Management Control Systems
Additional Awards
The Vice-Provost’s Award in Indigenous Engagement Award $1000 Emma Wintermute Queering as Community: Making Space in the Classroom
Mayor’s & the University President’s Award in City-Building Award $500 Enactus University of Saskatchewan Build-a-Business
Signature Research Area Award $375 Carolyn Stadnyk/Carlie Meikle/Caitlyn Oakenfold/Kailee Wilson Attitudes and Practices Towards Eating with Others Among the University of Saskatchewan Community
Sustainability Award $200 Kara Walz Calf muscular changes following Bedrest
Sustainability Award $200 Sunny (Shen Yi) Yang Foaming property of mildly fractionated faba bean protein under potential bakery application conditions
Sustainability Award $200 Hassan Cheema Investigating the effect of Creatine Monohydrate on Brassica rapa subsp. Chinensis plants.
Sustainability Award $200 Brianne Symak The Effects of Chromium Exposure on Bumblebee Buzz Response
People’s Choice Award $250 Angi Patel/Jenil Patel/Hetvi Darji Mindful Spaces: Empowering Student Mental Health
University Library Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award $500 Wren Dahl Queering Menstruation: A Critical and Community Engaged Analysis of Queer Bodies Who Bleed