Downtown arts centreThe interdisciplinary UWill Discover conference is accepting proposals through Feb. 25.

Student research conference issues call for proposals

Calling all undergraduate and graduate students! The eighth annual interdisciplinary UWill Discover conference is set for March 29 to April 1. The deadline to submit proposals is Feb. 25.

Cash prizes will be awarded for those demonstrating excellence in creative works, presentations, and research. Submission details are available on the conference website:

Co-chairs Marta Haireek and Haiqa Arain are excited to see the work of undergraduate and graduate students at the conference.

“The conference provides students a chance to present their research and creative works and publish it online,” says Haireek.

She expects a large turnout for the conference again this year.

Arain is equally excited to see the conference develop.

“With the University’s strong dedication to empowering undergraduate researchers, I’m excited to see the richness and diversity of research my peers have been working on throughout their undergraduate careers,” she says.

The UWill Discover conference brings together students from all faculties to share their work, discuss ideas, and be published on the Scholarship at UWindsor platform, a service of the Leddy Library and the University of Windsor that provides a repository of research and scholarly output in co-operation with individual departments and centres on campus.

Outstanding Scholars co-ordinator Tim Brunet calls the conference an experiential learning opportunity for presenters, organizes, and attendees.

“UWill Discover is built for students by students, where they learn to organize, run, and participate in a formal research conference for free,” he says. “The outpouring of support for the initiative is representative of the commitment our campus has to celebrating the research and creative work of our students.”

Students can find updates and connect with other conference participants on the Instagram channel @UWillDiscover. For further information, email

—Sarah Nasri

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