JCURA Research Fair

The annual JCURA celebration takes place in March each year. As a JCURA award winner, there are a few things you should know. Please do not hesitate to if you have any questions. 

Explore the 2020-2021 student projects

Please note: Auto-generated captioning is enabled on the students’ video presentations. Please be aware that automated captioning is at best 70-90% accurate and by nature will include error. This depends on the subject matter, speaker, audio quality etc. Words prone to error include specialized terminology and proper names. If you find captioning that is offensive, please contact us at ltsisupport@uvic.ca.

Online Event
(visit our event page for the JCURA Virtual Student Fair, Now Live) 


Prepare for the JCURA Fair

We offer workshops and other support to help you prepare for the fair:

  • Learn to explain your research in a concise and engaging manner to a diverse audience
  • Create a professional academic poster to highlight the goals and findings of your research

JCURA participants will be given the opportunity to submit their poster or presentation (PDF) to be included in a collection of JCURA projects held in the UVic library repository. Each poster will have a unique URL and will be accessible to the public. Hopeful participants will be expected to produce a high-quality and professional looking presentation. Presentations that are artistic in nature are also encouraged. Please contact us for more details.

How to make an academic poster for the JCURA Fair:

After the JCURA Fair

  • A brief, final, online survey completes the requirements for the JCURA. This will be emailed to you after the JCURA Fair
  • Consider submitting your work for consideration in the JCURA online poster collection (see details below)
  • Consider submitting your work to the Arbutus Review, UVic’s peer-reviewed online journal of undergraduate research
  • We have UVic research ethics approval to survey all JCURA participants to learn about your experience. At some point after the awards, you will receive an email invitation to participate in this brief, anonymous, on-line survey

Submit your work for consideration in the JCURA 2021 online poster collection

  1. All submissions must be in PDF. There is no size limit. For artistic works, you can submit two files: one of the work, and one of the description of the work and the research behind it.
  2. Include citations of key concepts and images. If you include images, photos, graphs, charts, etc. in your submission, you have to have permission to do so if you are not the creator of the work. Please about this requirement if you have questions.
  3. Your supervisor must approve your submission before the extended deadline of June 1, 2021 by filling out the Supervisor Permission Form.
  4. Your PDF poster submission must be emailed to the Director of Student Academic Success by June 1, 2021. To email your poster you will need to follow these instructions.
  5. Finally, you must fill out the Submission for JCURA poster collection by June 1, 2021.

Please refer to the LTSI website for more updates on workshops, support, and guidelines.

What to include on your poster

In addition to your research and findings, be sure to include:

•    In the top right corner, include your name, the name of your department, the date you produced the poster, the following statement: “This research was supported by the Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards, University of Victoria,” and “Supervised by ….., (Department, if different than yours).

For example:

Jane Doe, Department of Curriculum & Instruction
March 22, 2021
This research was supported by the Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards, University of Victoria
Supervised by Dr. Kay Smith, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies


Submit your article for consideration in the 2021 issue of The Arbutus Review

  1. Prepare your manuscript:
  • The maximum is up to 25 pages, double-spaced, not including references.
  • According to the Canadian Copyright Act, photographs and other images included in your paper that are not created by you require permission from the creator. If the use of these images requires payment, The Arbutus Review editors reserve the right to provide a link to the online images rather than pay in perpetuity for the online use of the images.
  • Research on people, animals, or biological matter must have ethics approval to be considered for publication. Please provide documentation of the ethics approval at the time of submission.
  • Include an abstract and choose key words for your manuscript.
  • Use the APA Style Guide, 7th Edition, for citations and references.
  1. Create an author account for the journal and submit your file, abstract, and key words online.
  2. Ask your supervising instructor to send an email to the Editor to approve your submission.

Submissions are due by the extended deadline of June 1, 2021.


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