2021 Graduate Student Research Conference

Theme: Then, Now and Expanding Possibilities
being held virtually, October 1 - 2, 2021
Abstract Deadline: August 15, 2021

Submit an abstract!

Register to attend the conference before September 4th to take advantage of the early bird registration rate.

Call for Abstracts - Save the Date

The Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association (AUGSA) and the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) are accepting abstracts for the 2021 Graduate Student Research Conference (GSRC), which will take place virtually on October 1st and 2nd. The theme of this year's conference, "Then, Now, and Expand Possibilities," marks the 10th anniversary of this event, celebrates its past achievements, and opens new horizons for a bright future for graduate student research at Athabasca University.

Current AU graduate students and recently graduated alumni are invited to submit and abstract for the conference. We are also pleased to announce that this year we will be accepting undergraduate abstract submissions with the top three being invited to present at the conference. CASH prizes will be awarded to the top three graduate and undergraduate abstract submissions.

The GSRC is a multi-disciplinary academic research forum that brings together graduate students and alumni of all faculties at Athabasca University, including the Faculty of Business, the Faculty of Health Disciplines, the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Science & Technology. In addition to facilitating research links between graduate students and alumni, the GSRC offers the opportunity to showcase complete and ongoing research projects at different stages, and to develop and gain research presentation experience in a supportive peer environment. It is the ideal setting for thesis students to test themselves and prepare for their public thesis defense and high-profile national and international research conferences.

True to our tradition, once again this year, we encourage submissions from all disciplines, whether the research is completed or underway. We also strongly encourage new graduate and undergraduate students who have not started their own research to attend and gain experience.

We are pleased to accept the following abstract formats:

  • Virtual paper presentations: 15 min. presentation, followed by a 5-minute question period.
  • Virtual poster presentations: 5 min. presentation followed by a Q&A

Please note:

  • All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by a committee and submitters will be notified.
  • Presenters must register for the 2021 conference no later than September 3, at 11:59 p.m. (MT). If you do not register your abstract will not be included in the schedule.
  • The deadline to submit abstracts is August 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (MT)

Check out the 2021 GSRC website for more details about the conference.

Submit an abstract!