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.

If you have any questions, please direct them to vpacademic@ussu.ca


USSU Symposium Winners 2022

Award Value Winner Project
Natural Science & Engineering Placement Awards
First Place $750 Kensington Renneberg Influence of LEP, CYSTM1, and HBEGF proteins on gestation length in Canadian beef cattle
Second Place $500 Evan Kohlman Evaluating the acute toxicity of antimicrobial compounds using the fish embryo acute toxicity (FET) test with fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas)
Third Place $250 Ella Macquisten The effect of reproductive status on in vitro embryo production in bison
Health Sciences Placement Awards
First Place $750 Thomas Lowe Exploring a Novel Signaling Pathway involving Adenosine and HCN Channels in Epilepsy
Second Place $500 Memphis Long An Analysis of the Quality of YouTube Content About Nutrition and Dental Caries
Third Place $250 James Macaskill Assessing Outcomes of Saskatchewan’s Practice Enhancement Program
Social Sciences, Humanities & Fine Arts Placement Awards
First Place $750 Treyton Zary Major Saskatchewan firms and their views on climate change impacts on their supply chains: a look at modelling, mitigation and adaptation, and implications
Second Place $500 Rebecca Keindel & Manasvi Jariwala Re-colour
Third Place $250 Leanne Read Water You Waiting For
Other Awards
The Vice-Provost’s Award in Indigenous Engagement Award $500 Maia Houle Resilience (original song)
Mayor’s & the University President’s Award in City-Building Award $500 Treyton Zary Major Saskatchewan firms and their views on climate change impacts on their supply chains: a look at modelling, mitigation and adaptation, and implications
Signature Research Area Award $250 Kensington Renneberg Influence of LEP, CYSTM1, and HBEGF proteins on gestation length in Canadian beef cattle
Signature Research Area Award $250 Evan Kohlman Evaluating the acute toxicity of antimicrobial compounds using the fish embryo acute toxicity (FET) test with fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas)
Remai Modern & The University President Award in Artistic Engagement $250 Leanne Read Water You Waiting For
Sustainability & People $200 James Macaskill Assessing Outcomes of Saskatchewan’s Practice Enhancement Program
Sustainability & Planet $200 Matthew Hergott, Rachael Benjamin, Jiggs Miguel, Kale Klassen, Akaysha Envik, Bill Sakal, Valeria Torres Full Circle Composting Collective
Sustainability & Prosperity $200 Rebecca Keindel, Hailey Ens, Disuri Dharmaratne, Muhammad Mehdi Build-A-Business
Sustainability & Peace $200 Levi Perrault The Dark Side Of Intellectual Property Law: How IP Rights Can Protect Victims of Online Exploitation
People’s Choice Award $250 Taya Koob Functional mapping of the essential viral transcription activator ICP4
Business & Entrepreneurship Award $250 Rebecca Keindel and Manasvi Jariwala Re-colour

Previous winners