Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I haven't started the majority of my research yet. Can I still compete?
A: Yes, you may enter at any state of your graduate program. Your presentation may present your research question and why it's important for engaging the world.

Q: My grad program isn't research-based. Can I still compete?
A: Yes, you may compete at the SFU level. However, non-thesis students will not be eligible to compete at the regional and national competitions.

Q: I have a scheduling conflict with a Faculty heat date. Is there anything I can do?
A: If you can't make your Faculty heat date, you are welcome to compete in the Open/Wildcard heats at SFU Burnaby and SFU Vancouver.

Please contact Gladys We at if you have any other questions.