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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 4 awards for students to compete and win monetary prizes!

Awards form is now closed.

What awards are available?

Sustainable Development Goals Award 

The YCN SDG Award will be granted to one group competing in the York University Capstone Competition. The award will be presented to the team whose project demonstrates an exceptional commitment to advancing the UN SDGs in keeping with York University’s SDG Challenge as outlined in the current University Academic Plan.

Open to final year students who are graduating in 2022 only

Congratulations to award winner, Digestion in York’s Living Lab: A Full Cycle Composting Project!

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award 

The YCN EDI Award will be granted to one group competing in the York University Capstone Competition. The award will be presented to the 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 2022 only

Congratulations to award winner, Glendon Cooking Club!

High Impact Award

The YCN High Impact Award will be granted to one group competing in the York University Capstone Competition. The award will be presented to the team whose project exhibits the greatest potential to demonstrate a long-term, positive impact for stake-
holders and society as a whole.


Open to final year students who are graduating in 2022 only

Congratulations to award winner, LifeStyle Program and Preventative Measures for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Nigeria!

BEST Lab Award

The BEST Technology Impact Prize, will be awarded to one group competing in the York University Capstone Competition. 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 in 2022 only

Congratulations to award winner, VenU: An Immersive Virtual Event Platform

How do I apply for YCN Capstone Day Awards?

The YCN Awards application will be open from April 1 to April 15th on this page. You may apply for up to 2 team awards. If you have any questions, please be in touch with us at capstoneday@yorku.ca.