2024 FCAT Undergraduate & Graduate Conference

About the UGC

The FCAT Undergraduate & Graduate Conference (UGC) is a celebration and exploration of the diverse range of student work produced within our faculty.

Students from each of our schools and programs have the opportunity to showcase performances, papers, installations, and displays. At the 2023 UGC, we had over 110 students presenting 53 projects from the School of Communications, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, School for the Contemporary Arts and the Publishing program. We had the pleasure of hosting over 200 students, faculty, staff, friends, alumni and community members at this interdisciplinary event of inspiring student work! At the 2024 UGC we will also welcome graduate students for the first time! This includes students from the Master of Digital Media (MDM)!

*Unfortunately, submissions to present for this years conference is closed.

Want to attend the 2024 FCAT UGC? Get your free ticket at the EventBrite!

Snapshot of the day

1:00 - 1:25: Opening Remarks

1:30 - 2:30: Presentations

2:30 - 2:50: Coffee Break

2:50 - 3:50: Presentations

3:55 - 4:55: Presentations

4:55 - 5:15: Coffee Break

5:15 - 6:30: Alumni Panel

Why Should you Get Involved with the UGC?

  • Build presentation and public speaking skills 
  • Recognition on your Co-Curricular Record credit (CCR)
  • Access to free workshops 
  • Connect with faculty members 
  • Share and gain knowledge 
  • Transform your ideas 

Have any questions? Email fcatcomm@sfu.ca!

  • Date: Monday, April 15th
  • Time: 1:00PM - 6:30PM
  • Location: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Meet the 2024 Alumni Panel

Shruti Sharma

Shruti is an interdisciplinary product designer who is passionate about building research-driven and user centred design solutions. 

She has a Masters in Digital Media from Center for Digital Media at SFU and Bachelor Degree in Industrial and Product design from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.  

Currently a senior user experience designer at Kraft Heinz, Shruti has also previously worked as a product designer at Vera Bradley, a few startups, and have also co-founded her own sustainable e-commerce platform. 

She is passionate about sustainability, food, fitness, and leaving this world a little better than she found it. 


Marzia Sager

Marzia is the Communications and Advancement Lead at PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs,  co-founder of the creative company Alon Studio, along with the non-profit organization, Glow Within Foundation. She is passionate about creative pursuits, advocacy, and social impact. As a result, she uses her various skills and experiences to empower the next generation through education, community building and mentorship. 


Marzia graduated from Simon Fraser University’s School of Communication with a Minor in Print and Digital Publishing and Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She also serves as the Director of the Students and New Communicators Portfolio in the International Association of Business Communicators British Columbia. Marzia is the winner of the 2022 Making Waves Award which is given to an outstanding new communicator in her field. She was also chosen to take part in BC Business’ 30 under 30 list for 2023. In her spare time, Marzia enjoys photography, going on runs, and trying out new restaurants across the Lower Mainland. 

Amanda Sum

Amanda Sum (she/her) is a performer and creator who dances between theatre and music. Amanda has collaborated on many interdisciplinary theatre based works, which have brought her to perform and present works at the Smush Gallery (Jersey City) at On The Boards (Seattle), Fury Factory Festival of Ensemble and Devised Theatre (San Francisco), and Summerworks (Toronto). As an actor, Amanda’s recent credits include 4 seasons of the East Van Panto (Theatre Replacement), and Sense and Sensibility (The Arts Club). Amanda's debut indie-pop album, New Age Attitudes, was released in the fall of 2022. Her music video, Different Than Before (directed by Mayumi Yoshida), was JUNO-Nominated for Music Video of the Year, and won the SXSW Music Video Jury Award (2023). As Theatre Replacement’s COLLIDER Artist, Amanda created New Age Attitudes: Live in Concert. Part pop-up book, part performance, this experimental theatre piece premiered in the spring of 2023, and is touring this year. Amanda holds a BFA from SFU.

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