Skip to main content Skip to local navigation
Home » The York Capstone Network » Events » Capstone Day

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. The event brings project partners and mentors together with the entire York community to celebrate the innovation, creativity, ambition, and impact of our students.

Thank you for attending York Capstone Day!

The event is now closed.

About our awards

YCN's Capstone Awards Committee oversees the adjudication of a suite of capstone awards that are available to the entire university.


Awards being offered at York Capstone Day 2021:

York Capstone Network (YCN) Outstanding Communication Award(s)

Value: up to $2,000

The YCN Outstanding Communication Award will be granted to one group (and/or individual) competing in the York University Capstone Competition. The award will be presented to the team whose project conveys their ideas with exceptional clarity, creativity and with a thorough understanding of the needs of their key stakeholders.

Criteria:

  1. Translation of academic knowledge to “real-world” solutions which meets the needs and expectations of the organization who posed the initial challenge
  2. Effective communication to the public in laypersons terms
  3. Communication to stakeholders with effective uses of different modalities

Download the rubric.

York Capstone Network (YCN) Outstanding Collaboration Award(s)

Value: up to $2,000

Description: The YCN Outstanding Collaboration Award will be granted to one group (and/or individual) competing in the York University Capstone Competition. The award will be presented to the team whose project exhibits outstanding collaboration between academic disciplines.

Criteria:

  1. Development of a project that analyzes and integrates the strengths of multidisciplinary knowledge to solve a “real-world” problem
  2. Demonstrate collaborative teamwork that highlights the value that diverse disciplinary knowledge brings to a solution

Download the rubric.

York Capstone Network (YCN) High Impact Award(s)

Value: up to $2,000

The YCN Impact Award will be granted to one group (and/or individual) 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 stakeholders and society as a whole.

Criteria:

  1. Demonstrate that results of the project have long-term implications for their key stakeholders
  2. Demonstrate that results of the project will have a lasting social impact

Download the rubric.

York Capstone Network (YCN)  Strong Sustainability Award(s)

Value: up to $2,000

The YCN Sustainability Award will be granted to one group (and/or individual) competing in the York University Capstone Competition. The award will be presented to the team whose project demonstrates an exceptional commitment to advancing peace and prosperity for people and the planet as outlined by York University’s Sustainability Strategy.

Criteria:

Development of a project that aligns with York’s sustainability strategy with a particular focus on People, Knowledge, and Places

  • Examples of “People”: equity; diversity; inclusion; justice
  • Example of “Knowledge”: applied sustainability research
  • Examples of “Place”: energy sustainability; green spaces

Download the rubric.

To see awards given by C4, visit the C4 website.