Arteries Extends its Deadline!

Hello Ryerson Undergraduate Students!

The deadline for submission to Arteries 2012 has been EXTENDED to January 26th, Thursday, at 11:59pm.

(If you have already submitted your essay and would like to re-submit, you may do so by sending an email indicating your intent to replace your first submission with the more recent one.)



Arteries 2012 is Ryerson's Fifth Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, organized by students, and sponsored by the Faculty of Arts. This student-organized conference aims to promote excellent academic research at the undergraduate level by giving fellow students an opportunity to participate at an academic research conference that takes place at our very own university.

The WHY?

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to develop your public-speaking and presentation skills, promote your own research, and enhance your resume or CV for professional advancement!

If you wrote an excellent social sciences or humanities research essay and looking for an opportunity to present your work to a captive audience , read on!

Arteries 2012 welcomes essay submissions from all full-time undergraduate Ryerson students. We welcome essays that focus on topics related to the social sciences and the humanities.


Important Dates:

- Final date and time to submit entries: EXTENDED TO Thursday, January 26th, 2012, 11:59pm.

- The fifth ARTeries conference takes place: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at the Oakham House

The HOW?

Submitting an Essay:

Essays should be a minimum of 5 pages, double-spaced, in length, and authors should be able to present their work in no more than 20 minutes. To ensure anonymous evaluation, submissions should not contain a title page or any indication of the author’s name or department, school, program or course. Students may only submit one essay, and should consider their submissions carefully.

Essays should be submitted electronically, as an attachment (.doc, .docx), to the following address:

The body of your email must include the following: your full name, student number; program of study; year of study; email address; title of the essay, and a short summary of the essay (no more than 200 words).

In addition, please submit a 150 word biography and a photograph of yourself (no more than 250×250, in .jpg format). Please be advised that if selected to present at Arteries, this information will be used on the Ryerson website and the Arteries blog, as well as promotional material for the conference.

A blind panel of three senior students and three professors form the Faculty of Arts will review all submissions and proceed with the selection process.

Authors of essays selected for presentation will receive a certificate of merit, in addition to the personal and professional advancement that participation at an academic conference brings.

For further information, questions, and to find out how to get involved please visit: or contact

We look forward to hearing from you!

- Arteries 2012 Organizing Committee


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