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March 25, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

Fanshawe students will showcase their most creative projects at the third annual Student Research and Innovation Day (SRID) on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

SRID is an annual exhibition of Fanshawe student research projects. Students who have completed individual, group, class or capstone projects are invited to submit projects for consideration.

The selection committee reviews all entries and chooses semi-finalists, who are invited to display their projects at the event. Judges assess each project based on specific criteria with winners chosen and cash prizes awarded.

Projects that will be showcased at this year's event include:

  • The use of earthbag structures for disaster relief in the Philippines;
  • A review of innovations in regenerative medicine: growing a new lung;
  • CheapON: the cheap Ontario groceries application.

"Through our student body we are able to demonstrate how Fanshawe College continues to excel in the areas of research and innovation," says Dan Douglas, dean at Fanshawe's Centre for Research and Innovation.

The event will begin with a keynote lecture called An Idea Is Not Enough presented by Cecil Shewchuk, principal of Shewchuk Consulting. The lecture will explore issues and insights on how to overcome obstacles entrepreneurs face on the road to success.

Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Time: Keynote lecture at 1:00 p.m.; exhibit viewing time from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.; awards presented at 4:30 p.m.
Location: London campus. Keynote lecture in Scotiabank Lecture Theatre, T building, room 1003; exhibit viewing in James A. Colvin Atrium, B building (please see campus map).