The Academic, Creative and Engaged Research Showcase (ACERS) at Laurier Brantford recognizes student and faculty research, showcases creative projects by our students, and provides learning experiences for the general public and for the Laurier community.
The showcase provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to present their work to their peers and community – and potentially win some prizes for it! Students can be nominated by faculty members but they are also welcome to self-nominate.
The Creativity and Engagement Expo features presentations of students' creative and engaged projects, including posters, visual arts, multimedia and recorded performances.
Every year there is a mini-conference on a hot topic, which provides a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about and discuss current issues and trends in contemporary society.
The Undergraduate Research Academic Display Expo showcases some of the best research produced by our undergraduate students via academic posters. Every year we award the top three research projects of the competition.
ACERS features a variety of events to bring together our community in a discussion and appreciation of research. Past events have included:
ACERS features a variety of events to bring together our community in a discussion and appreciation of research.
Past events have included:
View the full 2023 showcase online!
First Place Poster: Experiences with Transgender Youth Within Shelter Systems by Mandy O'Brecht
First Place Podcast: The Road not Taken: Canada’s Response to Harvard College v. Canada (Commissioner of Patents) by Jeremy Vyn
First Place Video: Mutli-Sensory Stylus for Accessible Digital Interactions by Clayton Harding
Second Place Overall: Introduction to Design Thinking Through Gamification by Mya Certossi
Third Place Overall: Probing for Extracellular Vesicles in Biofluids to Assist Police Probes: A Novel Forensic Approach in Criminalistics by Margaret Empke
Early Year Researcher Award: Honour Killings In Jordan: Observing the Phenomenon Through a Human Rights Lens by Domonique Shantz
Loomings: A Virtual Gallery by Monica Van Ittersum
The Varicella Zoster Virus by Angel Wells
Healthy Eating and Students in Residence by Melissa Handford, Sierra Mihalco, Alexis Varela
Parentification is Trauma by Olivia Condlln-Wilby
A Deeper Look Into Maple Syrup Urine Disease by Aidan Shaw
View the full 2022 showcase online!
First Place Poster: Exploratory Evaluation of a Tablet-Based Tool to Detect Mild Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults by Wei Pang
First Place Podcast: Supporting the Bisexual Community at Wilfrid Laurier University by Kaylyn Heine and Gracie Markle
First Place Video: Mitigating Toxic Behaviours in Overwatch by Celine Taillefer
Second Place Overall: SafeSpace by Julia Brookshaw, Marissa McCready, and Kelly Tarr
Third Place Overall: Children's Interpretation of Others' Faces Covered with Medical Masks by Sevval Cinar
Early Year Researcher Award:Beast of British Columbia by Thomas Heida
Resources Benefiting Latinas in the Hamilton Area by Denise Fernandez
Door2Door by Samer Hak, Benjamin Hughes, Samuel Robinson, and Nafisa Tasnuva
Mind Numbing Crap: An Activity Book for Youth Experiencing Violence by Megan Barr & Lindsay Dienesch
View the full showcase of projects online.
The expo showcased 43 student presenters.
The expo showcased 44 student presenters.
The expo showcased 35 academic posters by 47 students.
Academic, Creative and Engaged Research Showcase
Meet the winners of the 2021 ACERS research competition at Laurier
View the ACERS 2021 Virtual Showcase
Laurier students share undergraduate research at ACERS virtual showcase
One Market Podcast: Episode Four (April 20, 2020)
Watch the ACERS 2020 Showcase
ACERS 2020 Schedule
Watch the ACERS 2019 Showcase
Laurier research and interactive displays at forefront of week-long showcase in Brantford – ACERS 2019
Showcasing research at ACERS 2018
Research Showcase at Laurier Brantford – ACERS 2018