The UTM Graduate Research Colloquium aims to highlight graduate student research across our campus. This special two-day event will provide the opportunity for graduate students to showcase their work to fellow graduate students, post-docs, and faculty from all graduate departments. The Colloquium will also provide a fantastic opportunity to learn about the most exciting graduate research taking place at UTM. This event is also open to St. George students that have a supervisor who has a continuing appointment at UTM.

The UTM Graduate Research Colloquium is hosted by the Office of the Associate-Dean Graduate, Office of the VP-Research, UTM Library, and the UTM Association of Graduate Students.

Conference Dates:

Monday, April 30th, 2018, IB Atrium (Poster Presentations) and Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, IB150 (Oral Presentations and Dinner)

A detailed schedule for the GRC will be available throught the 'Schedule' tab at the top of this page once the submission deadlines have passed.


The colloquium will take place at the University of Toronto Mississauga's Instructional Building (IB150).

Plenary Speaker:

Dan Riskin, PhD.
Co-host of Daily Planet on Discovery Canada & Adjunct Professor of Biology at UTM.

Abstract: After two decades on a traditional academic career path, I left a tenure-track faculty position in 2011 to become the co-host of a TV show about science. In this talk I talk about that decision, and share some stories from that experience which I hope will be helpful to students, graduates, and postdocs thinking about what role science communication might play in their careers. I’ll talk about opportunities for science communication within academics and outside it, and share some suggestions for communicating science effectively. I’ll also discuss how I deal with nervousness, imposter syndrome, and other anxieties. Are you still reading? Wow. Good for you. You’re clearly cut out for the academics game, so you should totally come to this talk. There will almost certainly be high-speed videos of bats. That alone is worth the price of admission. See you there.

Important Deadlines:

Registration for poster and oral presentations - Friday, April 20th, 2018

RSVPs for general attendance - Friday, April 20th, 2018

Shuttle Bus Service:

The UTM/St. George shuttle bus will be running on a slightly reduced schedule. See here for the shuttle schedule for the April Exam period (may not be available until April).