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URSCA 2021

Undergraduate Research in Science Conference of Alberta

Celebrating Tomorrow’s Leaders, Today.

Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) is proud to be hosting the Undergraduate Research in Science Conference of Alberta (URSCA) in from May 3-4, 2021.

URSCA brings together students, faculty, and members of the academic community from across the province who are actively engaged in research activities and committed to advancing scientific innovation at the undergraduate level. Now it its seventh year, URSCA has become Alberta’s premier venue for sharing and discussing the research being done by students who are taking steps to lead successful careers across scientific fields.

For 100 years, CUE has been a gathering place for students from around the world who are committed to making a difference and being leaders in the community. We are a place where anything is possible, where growth is guaranteed, and where everyone—regardless of who you are or where you’re from—is welcome, appreciated, and supported.  We are proud to be hosting URSCA 2021 and look forward to welcoming all participants to be part of our centennial celebrations.

Undergraduate Research Under Extraordinary Circumstances

URSCA 2021 will be held virtually and will celebrate the remarkable research done by undergraduate students over the past year. While research activities have been interrupted and negatively impacted by COVID-19, students from across Alberta have shown tremendous resiliency, perseverance, and dedication to scientific exploration.

As we continue to navigate the complexity of COVID-19, the role and importance of science cannot be overlooked or overstated. Tools developed through scientific research are giving governments, industry, and communities the ability and license to control, pivot, and rebuild from the pandemic.


Date: May 3-4, 2021
Location: Presented virtually via Zoom by CUE

Registration: To register for the event, please visit Eventbrite.

  • If you intend to submit an abstract, please register as a presenter.
  • If you are not submitting an abstract, please register as an attendee.


Download the program booklet here:

Event Agenda

The updated presentation session schedule can be downloaded here.


For questions and more information, please contact ursca2021@concordia.ab.ca.

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