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Capstone Day

About Capstone Day

Capstone Day is an annual showcase, at which students from any Faculty at York can present their completed capstone projects and compete for awards. C4 Student Teams actively participate in Capstone Day's presentations and activities.


Thank you for attending York Capstone Day!

The event is now closed.

Friday, April 30, 2021 (Online)

Open to the public 9 am – 5 pm

Download the York Capstone Day Event Program and the C4 Pavilion Event Supplement! For more information on how to present a capstone project or attend the event, please write to capstoneday@yorku.ca.

C4 Awards

The C4 Awards Committee is a sub-committee of the C4/YCN Leadership Team that oversees the adjudication of a suite of C4 awards that are available only to C4 students.

C4 Awards being offered at York Capstone Day 2021:

The Golden Whisk Award (Best Project Overall) 

Certificate of Achievement/Recognition + Gift Card 

Description: This will be awarded to a project that is a standout through “out of the box” thinking and best reflects core C4 values.  

Criteria:  Identified as being unique in terms of ALL of the following criteria: creativity, inclusivity, positive change, community connection and legacy. The focus is on what the Project has ultimately achieved (overall). 

Click here to view the Award application.

The TEAMwork Award (Together Everyone Achieves More!) 

Certificate of Achievement/Recognition + Gift Card 

Description: This award recognizes a team whose strength lies in its ability to come together to successfully address their project challenge (the project “deliverable” may be secondary to this focus).  

Criteria: Strong teamwork is illustrated. This could have been a smooth journey, but equal consideration will be given to teams that describe a brave pivot or a marked improvement. Tenacity and grit in the journey process that the team overcame (together) with specific mention of challenge(s), growth, pivotal moments and solutions found to solve the challenges. The focus is on the functioning of the Team, how it evolved through the year (growth and learning). 

Click here to view the Award application.

The Butterfly Award (Greatest Metamorphosis) 

Certificate of Achievement/Recognition + Gift Card 

Description: This will be awarded to a team and to an individual that, through reflection on their collective or individual journey, identifies as having gone through a significant transformation.

Criteria: This can be related to the project itself but is more focused on how views and experiences have been shaped by the project journey experience. Reference could be made to some or all of the following: an evolution in skill, establishment of relationships, development of topic-related knowledge and expertise, or impact on personal perspective.

Click here to view the Award application.

To see awards given by YCN, visit the YCN website.