What is York Capstone Day?
Capstone Day is an annual showcase, at which students from any Faculty at York can present their completed capstone and pre-capstone projects and compete for awards. This is a great opportunity for students to showcase their project experience and develop professional skills to enhance their career readiness. To further recognize student accomplishments, we have awards for students to compete and win prizes!
What awards are available?
Technology Impact Award - BEST Program
The prize will be presented to the team whose project demonstrates an exceptional innovativeness and inventiveness, impact in addressing an important societal issue, and the viability of the project.
Open to final year students who are graduating.
Award Prize: $1000 to be shared evenly by the team members.
Winners: TEAM BE: Nordic Walking Poles
Office of Sustainability SDG Award
This award will be granted to an individual or team that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to advancing the UN SDGs in keeping with York University’s SDG Challenge as outlined in the current University Academic Plan.
Award Prize: Coffee & Mentoring Session and $500 to be shared evenly by the team members.
Winners: Team AF: The Sustainability Award will go to Learning, Teaching and Thriving with Sustainable 7’s Curriculum for York U Residences!
Office of Alumni Engagement Award
Alumni Engagement Award: Award is focused on alumni who have demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment or projects that have engaged or improved the lives of York University alumni.
Alumni EDI Award: This award will be presented to the alumni mentor or team whose project demonstrates an exceptional commitment to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in alignment with priorities identified by York University. Open to final year students who are graduating in 2023 only.
Award Prize: Lunch or dinner and mentorship chat with a York Alumni and $500 prize to be shared evenly among the team members.
Alumni Engagement Award: Team AF: Our project consists of creating a culture of sustainability among residence students at York University. To reach this goal, our team worked hard to hold multiple residence tours, tabling sessions, a trial run and a conference presentation to learn about residence life and to spread awareness about living sustainably on campus. We worked tirelessly to interact with over 131 students and alumni and gain their feedback on our curriculum and active learning activities (ex. A waste-sorting game). Application submitted by Ayesha Ahmad Check the Youtube video here. (Instagram - yu_sustainable_res)
Alumni EDI Award: Team CA (DiaSol – Focusing on kidney disease, the team went from a lot of ideas and many approaches to focusing on replacing diesel powered dialysis with solar powered machines) with the video here. Application submitted by – Hassan Rana Check the video here. (Website - Diasol)
YSPACE General Innovation Award: The award will be presented to the team whose project demonstrates an exceptional commitment to promoting innovative sustainable technologies, ensuring equal and universal access to information and financial markets, bringing prosperity, creating jobs and making sure that we build stable and prosperous societies across the globe.
YSPACE ELLA Award: The award will be presented to the team whose project demonstrates an exceptional commitment to the reduction of gender inequality gap for women in entrepreneurship.
YSPACE Black Entrepreneurship Alliance Award: The award will be presented to the team whose project demonstrates an exceptional commitment to creating accessibility and inclusion of Black founders within the entrepreneurial ecosystem or addressing systemic and institutional racism faced by Black founders contemplating entrepreneurship.
Award Prize: An exclusive lunch or dinner for an individual or project team with a YSpace Manager, Nafis Ahmed (General Innovation), Marlina Ramchandran (ELLA) or Olusegun Villasa (Black Entrepreneurship Alliance) and $500 prize to be shared evenly among the team members.
YSPACE General Innovation Award: – Team BC Building Cents led by Munzungu Nzeyedio: Building Cents | Welcome to the Revolution in Financial Education
YSPACE Black Entrepreneurship Alliance Award: Team BI: Financial Education led by Bobby Lewis: We are educators providing financial content to marginalized high school students