Psychology Undergraduate Research Event (PURE)

*Please note that it is currently uncertain whether or not the Department will be able to hold PURE 2021 on campus. Typically, the event is held in April. If we cannot hold a live event, an alternate virtual one will be organized. Details will be communicated to all members of the Department when they become available.*

This annual celebration of student achievement involves our 4th-year undergraduate honours students sharing their capstone research via poster presentations. This has become Carleton’s largest undergraduate research event. To help with this celebration of student achievement, we welcomed fellow students and their families, members of the Department, and the University community.

Honours Thesis students complete a research study, which typically involves a literature review, data collection and analysis, and the preparation of a substantial paper. Participation by thesis students is optional, but strongly encouraged. Thesis presenters have an opportunity to earn awards for their work, including prizes associated to best poster, and a People’s Choice award.

Honours Project students enroll in a seminar and participate in a variety of learning activities (e.g., essays, briefing notes, presentations) designed to enhance writing and other vital skills. Project students present at PURE in partial fulfillment of a course requirement. Honours project presenters also have an opportunity to earn awards for their work.