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HASA proudly presents our 2024 Undergraduate Research Symposium themed: 


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Human beings have always been fascinated by symbols and hidden messages. Throughout history, messages have been encoded in various visual and written formats. From poetry to painting, it takes time to interpret what the creator of an artwork wants the viewer to see. Art can serve as a unique way of indirectly imparting a message upon an audience, whether that be a political agenda, an assertion of self-identity, or deep-rooted religious beliefs. In this symposium, we’re exploring the various ways these messages have been communicated from the artist to the viewer through art, both in the past and in the present day.


We are pleased to invite you to our symposium, which will take place on Saturday March 16, 2024, beginning at 10:00 AM and concluding at 6:00 PM. There will be nine undergraduate speakers presenting their exciting papers and two keynote speakers: University of Toronto's own Dr. Jessica Mace and Canadian artist and curator Micah Lexier. 

Visit the "Programme" page under "Symposium" to see the event schedule. 

Use the QR code on the poster or click on the "register" button to secure your spot! We look forward to seeing you there. 

Check back frequently to find updated information about the speakers!

If you have any specific questions about the event or need special accommodations do not hesitate to email us at


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