Get ready for Fanshawe's Research and Innovation Day

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Fanshawe students and staff will be able to showcase the projects they've been working on, at this year's Innovation and Research Day on March 20.

Once again Fanshawe College, it's another year with so many new and returning events.

For those of you who don't know, for the past few years Fanshawe has held an event for Fanshawe's students and staff who can come together and showcase some amazing inventions and research projects that have been created during their time at Fanshawe College.

What is Research and Innovation Day you might ask?

According to Alex Jaworiwsky, Fanshawe's outreach and events co-ordinator for community and industry research, each year the College has Research and Innovation Day. This year, the event will take place on March 20, as part of the college-wide initiative, “Innovation Week”.

Jaworiwsky said the event celebrates the research and innovative practices that take place within the classroom and beyond and all student and faculty researchers are welcome to submit their projects for consideration.

As in years previous, there will be prizes awarded based on selection committees relevant to the individual categories. The categories expected for this year are in business, industry, community, scholarship, entrepreneurship and peoples' choice. Prize categories are open only to student participants and will be announced the day of the event.

According to Jaworiwsky, any students and or faculty who are interested in applying for an online application or just want information about this event can get it at However, don't wait too long because the deadline to submit is Feb. 15, at 11:59 p.m. All participants are welcome to submit more than one project if they would like.

Research and Innovation Day will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Colvin Atrium in B Building at Fanshawe College's Oxford Street campus.

“We encourage all Fanshawe students and faculty who would like to attend as there will be an interactive research activity that invites all to put on their creativity caps and explore what innovation means to them,” Jaworiwsky said.