Author Guidelines

Who can contribute?

Students who have participated in the Undergraduate Research in Science Conference of Alberta (URSCA) are welcome to contribute works presented at the event for inclusion in these proceedings. Contributing works is entirely voluntary.

What can be contributed?

Students are welcome to contribute files for PowerPoint presentations, papers (including theses), or posters in any digital format for inclusion in these proceedings. Where applicable, files will be saved as PDFs before they are posted. 

All abstracts for presented works will also be posted to this site. Please contact us with any questions or concerns. 

Why contribute?

Doing so will ensure that these works are archived and discoverable to others, while also providing students with a permanent record of their academic contribution to the event, which can be shared on job and graduate school applications.

How to contribute:

Email files to MacEwan University librarian Robyn Hall (hallr27@macewan.ca). Prior to submission, students are asked to please check with faculty mentors to ensure they have no concerns with posting this material online.

A note about publishing presented works... 

If there are plans to submit presented work for formal publication elsewhere, students should first ensure that any publisher(s) they have in mind do not require exclusive rights to submitted works. Most publishers allow researchers to openly share early versions of works prior to peer-review, however, this is not always the case. Any librarian or faculty mentor can help look into this if needed.