The Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC) is an annual multi-day event that provides an opportunity for graduate students to showcase their work to fellow students, post-docs, and faculty from departments across UTM. The day includes poster and oral presentation competitions, a keynote speaker and prizes.
Participating in the GRC is a great way for graduate students to promote their research, expand their network, sharpen their presentation skills and strengthen their CVs.
The 2023 Graduate Research Colloquium will take place on May 2-3, 2023.*
See below for more details.
* Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the keynote presentation by Dr. Nicole Kaniki has been cancelled. (Updated May 2, 2023.)
Graduate Student Poster Prize
The Graduate Student Poster Prize is awarded annually at the Graduate Research Colloquium. Sponsored by the UTM Library, the award is intended to recognize the poster that is most effective at visually and descriptively communicating research in a poster format. The best poster winner will receive $500.
All UTM graduate students are welcome to participate. This includes all currently enrolled graduate students in any professional or research-stream program at UTM as well as any graduate student who is not based at the University of Toronto Mississauga, but whose supervisor has a continuing appointment at UTM.
The content of the posters will be judged on how effectively the poster:
- Introduces and explains the research question
- Outlines the approach and procedures used in the study
- Communicates the findings and why are they unique or important
- Conveys the content, i.e. are the ideas presented in a clear and logical manner?
The posters will also be judged on their visual presentation. The areas that will be assessed are:
- Visual Organization, i.e., the images chosen and the organization of the material, both visual and text
- Overall presentation of the poster – this will include if it is visually attractive, as well as if it is easy to read, i.e., font size and type.
Detailed poster parameters and printing instructions are available here: Poster Presentation - Printing Instructions (GRC2023).
The graduate student posters will be judged by a committee consisting of one faculty member, one librarian, and one graduate student.
GRC Oral Presentation Prize
The Oral Presentation Prize is awarded annually at the Graduate Research Colloquium. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Dean Graduate, the award is intended to recognize the best oral presentation, which consists of a 12-minute presentation and a 3-minute question and answer period. The best oral presentation winner will receive $500.
Any currently enrolled graduate students in any professional or research-stream graduate program at UTM. Any graduate student who is not based at the University of Toronto Mississauga, but whose supervisor has a continuing appointment at UTM.
Talks will be judged on significance of ideas, creativity, quality of methodology, validity of conclusions, and clarity of presentation.
Graduate student oral presentations will be judged by a committee consisting of two faculty members and one graduate student from various disciplines.
See a list of previous award winners.
In addition to the best poster and oral competition prizes, there will be five random draws for $50 gift card prizes for all registered participants.
GRC 2023 details:
When and Where
|Tuesday, May 2||Wednesday, May 3||Wednesday, May 3||Thursday, May 4|
END OF YEAR
UTM Graduate Community
|2:00pm – 4:00pm||2:00pm – 4:00pm||5:30pm|
|IB Atrium||Zoom||The Blink Duck Pub|
|In Person||Online||In Person|
How to Participate
Students interested in participating in either the poster competition or the oral presentation are invited to submit a short abstract by April 21, 2023 using the online registration form available here: https://forms.office.com/r/7QE7jjkump. There are a limited number of oral presentation slots; abstracts not selected for an oral presentation will be given a poster presentation.
A graduate student end of term celebration is scheduled for Thursday, May, 4th at the Blind Duck Pub on campus. All GRC participants are invited to join.
Who can Participate
All UTM graduate students are welcome to participate! This includes all currently enrolled graduate students in any professional or research-stream graduate program at UTM as well as any graduate student who is not based at the University of Toronto Mississauga, but whose supervisor has a continuing appointment at UTM.
The Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Center (RGASC) will be running workshops prior to the event aimed at supporting students in their preparations for the poster and oral presentation competitions.
For more information, check out the RGASC's Graduate Workshops.
Participation in all events is free of charge, and includes free poster printing courtesy of the Office of the Vice Dean Graduate.
IMPORTANT: Please read the printing parameters available here: Poster Presentation - Printing Instructions (GRC2023).
You can register for one or all three of the events (oral/poster presentations and/or keynote) by April 26, 2023.
Questions? Reach out to email@example.com or the Office of the Vice Dean Graduate at firstname.lastname@example.org