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2021 Graduate Student Research Conference

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

Call for Abstracts - Save the Date

Planning for the 2021 Graduate Student Research Conference (GSRC) is underway. The theme of this year's conference, "Then, Now, and Expanding 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.

The GSRC is a multi-disciplinary academic research forum that brings together graduate students and alumni from 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. The conference is co-sponsored by AUGSA and FGS. 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 graduate students to test themselves and prepare for their public thesis defense and high-profile national and international research conferences.

The call for abstracts will open in spring 2021. 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 students and undergraduate students who have not started their own research to attend and gain experience.

Highlights from the 2020 GSRC can be found on the conference website.

FREE workshops and webinars offered by the University of Lethbridge

The School of Graduate Studies at the University of Lethbridge has partnered with Athabasca University to offer free online Professional Development workshops to all AU students! Check out the THRIVE Events Calendar for upcoming PD events for graduate students.

If you are interested in any of these workshops, please contact Dr. Helen Kelley, School of Graduate Studies at