GRADShowcase is a university-wide, interdisciplinary, conference for graduate students by graduate students showcasing and celebrating Ryerson graduate studies. The event features workshops designed to teach valuable skills; a panel discussion featuring prominent speakers in the world of academia; showcases research by Ryerson graduate students; and a poster competition with prizes for the winners.
Adapted to a virtual format for 2021, the conference will run across three days in two - three hour long virtual sessions each afternoon.
GRADShowcase, the Ryerson graduate student conference, is back for its fourth year!
On pause last year due to COVID-19, we are excited to bring you a virtual GRADShowcase. With different events taking place across three days, there are networking opportunities, cash prizes for the poster competition and prizes for participants. Is your work changing the world? Do you want to share your research and collaborate across disciplines? Are you interested in seeing and learning about the incredible work of your peers?
Come and join the virtual conference and celebrate the research and achievements of Ryerson graduate students. The event is free to attend, but registration is required.
What is GRADShowcase?
GRADShowcase is a university-wide, interdisciplinary, virtual conference for graduate students by graduate students, showcasing and celebrating Ryerson graduate studies. The event features workshops designed to teach valuable skills, a panel discussion featuring prominent speakers in the world of academia, showcases research by Ryerson graduate students, and a poster competition with prizes.
When is GRADShowcase?
GRADShowcase will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 31, Wednesday Sep. 1 and 2. Events will take place each of those days from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT.
How can I participate?
Take part in an event that brings together Ryerson graduate students across disciplines for a rewarding knowledge sharing and networking event.
If you are a graduate student and want to showcase your work, register using the "Showcase your research" button below.
The GRADShowcase committee will provide you with the detail you need to create your poster presentation. Don’t want to showcase your work? You can still attend the conference. Register by clicking the "RSVP" button below.
How We Started
GRADShowcase is a conference for students by students. We came up with the idea at Yeates School of Graduate Studies’ GRADCafe, an event where students from across disciplines discussed themes of leadership and changing the world.
What better way to apply the desire to change our world than by sharing our research with each other to collaborate on solutions?
Our mission is to bring together Ryerson graduate students from across disciplines to collaborate and discuss the ways in which our research can change the world and to build a community of leaders who have the skills to succeed in their graduate careers and beyond.