2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Fair

(Formerly Smarti Gras - Undergraduate Summer Research Celebration)

Save the Date!!

Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Time: 8:30am - 2pm
Location: Instructional Building/Centre (IB), 1599 Outer Circle, UTM

Online registration will open in June!


** Important Dates** 

  • Presentation registration deadline: Monday, July 18, 2022
  • Workshops for registrants: July 2022 (Date TBA)
  • General participation registration deadline: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
  • Deadline for printing posters free of charge: Monday, August 8, 2022 at 4:00 PM (firm deadline)


Established by the UTM Office of the Vice-Principal, Research (OVPR), Summer Undergraduate Research Fair celebrates the research conducted by undergraduate students over the summer. Students from the Research Opportunity Program, recipients of the Undergraduate Student Research Awards and recipients of the University of Toronto Excellence Awards share their work in the humanities, the social sciences and the sciences through oral and poster presentations. 

This year, the event will be held in person, with oral and poster presentations.  


Register to Present Your Research

Please note that this event will take place in person on the UTM campus. There is no option to present virtually.

  • Registration deadline: Monday, July 18, 2022
  • Deadline for printing posters free of charge: Monday, August 8, 2022 at 4:00 PM (firm deadline)

Please read the following information carefully before registering:

  1. Registration is open to undergraduate students conducting a Summer 2022 research project under the supervision of a UTM faculty researcher.
  2. You are allowed one poster per registration. If your poster includes co-presenters, the first author should register on behalf of the team and fill out the information of all co-presenters. We strongly recommend that groups select only one member of the team to present; however, if you do present as a group, the group should have no more than three presenters in total.
  3. If you would prefer to deliver an oral presentation, please select this option in the registration form. Our team will contact you, during the week of July 18, to let you know if you have been selected.

Oral Presentations:

  • Will not include a poster.
  • Will consist of one speaker only.
  • Will be three minutes.
  • Will include up to three slides.

* Note that if you are not selected for an oral presentation, you will present a poster.


Registration for General Participation 

Faculty, librarian, staff, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and students are all welcome to attend.

  • Registration deadline: Tuesday, August 2, 2022


Poster Printing 

You can print your poster free of charge at the UTM Print and Copy Centre! The printing deadline is Monday, August 8, 2022 at 4:00 PM (firm deadline).

Contact Allison or Anwar directly (copy.utm@utoronto.ca) for questions related to printing your poster. Please DO NOT contact the Office of the Vice-Principal, Research (OVPR) with any printing questions.


Workshops (Date TBA)

This July, the OVPR will host two virtual workshops to support research presentations: one will focus on how to prepare a successful poster, the other on how to deliver a strong oral presentation. We recommend all registrants attend these workshops.



Office of the Vice-Principal, Research


Past Events:

2021 Event (event write-up)

2020 Event (event write-up)

2019 Event (event write-up)

2018 Event (event write-up)

2017 Event (event write-up)

2016 Event (event write-up)