The Undergraduate Awards acknowledge excellence in undergraduate academia across all disciplines through an international call for top scholarly submissions. Students submit high-quality coursework to compete against top undergraduate scholars from around the world.
Recipients of The Undergraduate Awards are invited to Dublin for an all-expenses-paid trip to receive their medal and attend a three-day Global Summit. All winners are published in the Undergraduate Journal, which is circulated internationally. Students selected to receive The Undergraduate Awards also have access to support, the UA network and other opportunities to raise their profiles and further their career paths.
In 2014, 11 Western students were invited to attend the Global Summit in Dublin as their papers were selected among the "highly commended." Milani Sivapragasam, a graduate of the Bachelor of Medical Sciences program, received the winning medal in the category of Medical Sciences.
Watch this video from The Undergraduate Awards 2014 (featuring three Western students!) to hear about the experience.
Any piece of individual undergraduate coursework that received an "A" grade or higher.
Students are chosen for their innovative approach to their subject area – "creating world-class research to tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges." The Undergraduate Awards gather a panel of academics in each field to anonymously assess the work. They select the top 10% in each category, and from that, the winner.
Step 1: Students register online at www.undergraduateawards.com. Interested students should do this step immediately to hold their space and ensure they will be able to submit their final papers by the deadline.
Step 2: Fill out a quick online form to tell Western International about your intent to submit to The Undergraduate Awards, then consider connecting with your professor to get feedback and polish your paper.
Step 3: Once their paper is polished, students will submit them independently to The Undergraduate Awards via the website at www.undergraduateawards.com by the May 29 deadline. Students submit their coursework online, making sure their name and university is not included in the actual submission.
There is no fee to register or enter your work. Students may enter up to three individual submissions.
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For more information contact:
Lise Laporte, Director, International Learning
519-661-2111 ext. 85489