9th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference

Conference Program


The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Graduate Student Council and School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies invite you to the 9th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference on May 3, 2018!

**NEW** Conference Program

The conference is free for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff to attend, and provides a platform to share both completed and ongoing research projects.

The conference will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Software and Informatics Research Centre (SIRC) building (40 Conlin Rd, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, ON. Lunch will be provided, and the conference will be followed by dinner and a social for all registered presenters and guests.

This is an opportunity to not only build academic presentation skills, but also to network with graduate students and professionals in your community, and develop valuable partnerships with various sponsor organizations. If you have colleagues who might be interested in this conference, please feel free to pass along this email.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this year’s conference possible:

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Education

Registration closes on April 26, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST. ALL guests and presenters must register in order to attend.

RSVP on Facebook and let your friends know you’re going!


If you have questions, please contact one of the UOIT Graduate Student Council executives:


Sarah Abdelmassih, Applied Bioscience, president@uoitgsc.ca
Veronica Cavallari, Materials Science, vpexternal@uoitgsc.ca
Sierra Dargan, Applied Bioscience, vpfinance@uoitgsc.ca
Lidya Salim, Applied Bioscience, vpevents@uoitgsc.ca
Lyndsay Woolridge, Forensic Psychology, vpinternal@uoitgsc.ca


We look forward to hearing from you!






Submission Types

(45 minutes – 1 hour): A coordinated group of presentations with a shared theme and minimum of three presentations and an independent discussant. The participation of each presenter should be secured before submission. Submissions should include a 100-word abstract for each paper, as well as a 200-word abstract for the symposium session.


Papers (10 – 15 minutes): Presentation of a paper describing an individual research topic. Several paper presentations will be grouped into larger sessions. Submissions should include a 100-word abstract.


Data-Blitz: A series of 5-minute talks (limited to 3 slides), covering a bite-sized piece of research in a way that is accessible to researchers from diverse fields. Data-blitz sessions will not be organized by topic to generate diverse sessions. Submissions should include a 100-word abstract.


Skill-building workshops (45 minutes – 1 hour): An interactive workshop offering academic skills to graduate students. Topics may include: computer programs and software, professional communication (written or oral), research, teaching and learning, entrepreneurship and leadership, career searching, or other academic/professional skills. Submissions should include a description of the workshop, level of difficulty (beginner, intermediate, advanced), and 1-2 learning objectives.


Posters: A poster session will be held in the afternoon. Poster presentations should be made in hard copy format (i.e., not electronic) on display boards (size TBA). Submissions should include a 100-word abstract.


Please note there is a limit of TWO first-author submissions.