2022 FCAT Undergraduate Conference


About the UGC

The FCAT Undergraduate 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. Students can submit their projects from any academic year at SFU and their chosen topic of interest. This year, co-op students are also invited to submit proposals to present on their work term experience.

The conference is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and industry members to come together, share knowledge and build meaningful connections.

How it works

Step #1

  • To help with your proposal, seek advice from your professor, instructor or TA, or review feedback they have previously given you.
  • Projects may be submitted individually or as a group. If you are submitting as a group, please make sure only  one  of the group members submits the final project and please include your project title
  • It is okay if not every group member chooses to present, as long as the presenting member(s) have permission from the group and acknowledge their contribution to the project. 
  • Projects can be from the Fall 2021 semester or even a previous semester.
  • Once you're ready, fill out our proposal submission form
  • In the form, you have the option to attach your finished project file or if you need a bit more time, you may later send an attachment or link to your project by email to fcatcomm@sfu.ca by January 28th, 2022.

Projects will fall into 1 of 5 categories:

1. Design/Art Demonstration Panel or Exhibit

(Interactive and visual displays, i.e. art, photos, painting, sculptures, video games, electronic apps, etc.)

2. Film Screening

(Short film or excerpt of a film, 7-10 mins)

3. Research Papers

4. Live Performance

(i.e. a dance, music or theatre performance)

5. Co-op Work Report

Co-op students are invited to submit proposals to present on their work term experience (might already be in video format created for a work report or can be made into a video presentation with help from ambassadors)

*Final projects can be submitted in the form of links, words, PDFs, pictures etc. Please feel free to attach any supplementary documents that help explain your project for the School Ambassadors to review during the adjudication. 

Step #2

Once submissions are closed, our school ambassadors will go through all the submissions and curate a selection of works to be shared/ presented/ performed/ exhibited in the conference. They will assign the presenters to panels that will be able to discuss a particular topic from multiple perspectives. 

Step #3

If your submission is selected, you will need to prepare a 7-10 minute presentation, performance, or an exhibition of your work. A workshop is hosted by the school ambassadors to help you through this process. 

Step #4

As a presenter at the FCAT Undergraduate Conference, you will be eligible to receive recognition on your Co-Curricular Record. The  CCR is an official university document referencing your co-curricular involvement at SFU, listing your activities outside of classes. 

  •   Note: Make sure you attend a preparation workshop & complete a self-reflection after the conference to be eligible for CCR credit

Step #5

The FCAT Undergraduate Conference will take place on March 4, 2022! It will be held virtually on Hopin.

Invite friends, family, and co-workers who would be interested in work being produced in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology. 


january 28th, 2022

  • Date: Friday March 4th, 2022
  • Time: 11:30 - 3:30 pm 
  • Location: Hopin