Honours Fest

Two students looking at an Honours Fest poster

Honours Fest is the Faculty of Science's annual conference-style poster session, where undergraduate honours students are invited to share their honours research with the public. Students are challenged to explain complex research in a logical and engaging way, with prizes awarded to the top posters thanks to the generosity of Dr. Fritz Boehm. 

Honours Fest is open to the public, so students have the opportunity to share their hard work with friends and family, UVic mentors and science enthusiasts in the Greater Victoria community. 

  • Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Michele Pujol Room, Student Union Building

Visit the Honours Fest blog to learn more and view video presentations from previous years. 

Honours Fest blog

Information for participants


Honours Fest 2024 is open to all undergraduate science students completing honours programs in Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024. You can present the work you have done for your honours thesis, or in other research projects, if you are in a non-thesis-based honours program. 

Registration for Honours Fest 2023 is now closed. If you have missed the registration period but are interested in participating, please email scieco@uvic.ca

Important dates

  • Registration closes: Monday, November 20, 2023
  • Information session: Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 4 - 5 p.m.
  • Video submission due: February 15, 2024
  • Honours Fest: Thursday, February 29, 2024, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Details & Requirements

Students participating in Honours Fest are asked to create both a short 3-minute video explaining their research as well as a research poster. The video will be shared on our Honours Fest blog prior to Honours Fest. The research poster will be presented during the event. 

A brief overview of both the video and the poster components can be found below. Students are encouraged to attend an Information Session on Wednesday, January 17 at 4 p.m. for more details on what is required, and tips on creating an effective video and poster. 

Video details

The video presentation is intended to give a short overview of your project. The presentation should include relevant background information, what you have done so far and any preliminary results. The video should be no more than 3 minutes in length and use only a single slide. 

We suggest using Zoom to record your presentation, but you can use any platform you wish as long as the video exports as an .mp4 file. Videos should be sent to scieco@uvic.ca by Thursday, February 15, 2024. Please name your file using the following naming convention: LastnameFirstName_ProjectTitleHere.mp4. 

Videos will be shared on the Faculty of Science's public Honours Fest blog. If you have any privacy concerns and do no want to make your video publicly available, please contact Nicole Crozier, Communications Officer, at scieco@uvic.ca.

Poster details

A research poster is intended to concisely summarize research and display results attractively to help publicize findings and generate discussion. The poster should include your hypothesis/project goals, contexualization of the project, an overview of the experimental method, results and your conclusion. You should be prepared to present your poster to Honours Fest attendees and judges throughout the event. 

Posters are typically 48" x 36" or 36" x 24" and can be printed on-campus at Blink Printing. Blink has also put together poster presentation guidelines to help you set up a professional looking poster using PowerPoint. 

Prizes and judging

Cash prizes are available for the top 3 Honours Fest posters/presentation, as well as the top presenter in each department, thanks to the generosity of donor Dr. Fritz Boehm. Posters and videos will be judged by current Science faculty members and alumni. 

Please contact scieco@uvic.ca with any questions about Honours Fest.