Research and Innovation Day 2020 is cancelled

Fanshawe College has unfortunately had to cancel Research and Innovation Day 2020, originally scheduled for March 18, as a precautionary measure due to the COVID-19 situation.

Evaluation of student projects that were to be displayed at the event will be conducted through online review.


Who is eligible to participate?

Any current Fanshawe College student or team of students who have research and/or innovation work they would like to showcase.

What if I am a recent graduate or will have finished my program before the event?

CRI recognizes that programs end at various times of the year. Therefore, eligibility for Research and Innovation Day has been expanded to include persons whose programs finished or will finish after January 1, 2020.

Where do I apply for Research and Innovation Day?

Student applications MUST be endorsed by your Faculty. Please speak with your instructor to apply, spaces are limited!
Once you have been endorsed by your Faculty, check out the How to Apply.

Do I have to make a research poster?

Research posters are typically used to showcase research projects, but displays on folding poster boards, models or laptops are fine. All entrants are responsible for providing their own equipment.

What does a research poster look like and what information is on it?

A research poster is a visual summary of the work done. It typically includes the research question(s), data collected, methodologies, analyses and conclusions in words, charts, graphs and/or pictures. It also lists names of the research team members. Once you have applied and been accepted to Research and Innovation Day, you will be provided a poster template.

If I want to make a poster, how do I do that and who pays?

Printing can be done at the College's Print Shop, B1002. Twenty-four (24) hours notice is required in order to have a poster printed. Printing costs for posters at the College's Print Shop are about $80-100. The Centre for Research and Innovation will cover the cost of posters and other display materials for semi-finalists up to $100 per project. If you choose not to have your poster printed by the Fanshawe Print Shop, you will pay for your materials or poster printing up front, and then submit a Student Reimbursement Form along with original receipt(s) to Outreach and Events Coordinator, Andrew Kaszowski, Room K1024, London Campus, Fanshawe College. Make sure your name and student number appear on all receipts. 

What if I don't use the $100 for a poster, but have other expenses for materials?

The maximum amount that will be reimbursed is $100 (includes poster printing) per entry. Click here to download a Student Reimbursement Form. The Centre for Research and Innovation needs the original receipt(s). Please write your name and student number on the back of the receipt(s). Drop off your receipts and the reimbursement form at the reception desk in K1024. Fanshawe will mail a cheque to the mailing address specified on the Student Reimbursement Form. Receipts must be submitted no later than Friday, March 20, 2020, to be reimbursed.

How much space will I have for my display?

Each project typically has space of about 4 feet x 3 feet (1.2 metres by 0.9 metres). Depending on your presentation requirements selected through the Student Entry Form, we are able to provide hanging space, table space, and electrical support. 

If I/my team wins, how do I/we claim our prize money?

Cheques will be mailed out after the event (approximately two weeks later) to the mailing address provided on the application form. Please make sure you have filled in the address where you will be living at that time. Prize money will be divided evenly among team members and cheques issued to each individual member. Due to tax implications, Fanshawe College cannot issue a cheque to just one person to be divided later. The College requires each winner's social insurance number (SIN) before it can issue prize cheques.

Will participant and winner certificates be mailed out?

Participant certificates will be handed out the day of the event. Participants who are unable to receive their certificates on March 18 can pick them up from the Centre for Research and Innovation located in K1024 beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. The reception area office hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Research and Innovation Day prize winners will be presented with a group certificate at the event. Individual certificates for each member of the winning groups will be available for pickup in Room K1024 beginning Monday, March 23, 2020.

Will my name and/or photo be taken/used?

This is a public event. A College photographer and videographer will be present and all entries/teams will be photographed. External broadcast and print news media also will be invited and may choose to cover Research and Innovation Day. By participating in the event, all entrants are deemed to have consented to having their names and images used by Fanshawe College for promotional purposes.

Whom do I contact if I have more questions?

You may contact Research and Innovation Day organizer Andrew Kaszowski at if you have questions.

Good luck to all entrants!