29th Annual UNB Graduate Research Conference

Call for Abstracts

Welcome to the 29th Annual Graduate Research Conference (GRC), to be held on March 23-24, 2023, also accessible virtually. As a multi-disciplinary conference, there is something for everybody at the 2023 GRC. The conference is open for all students and the public to attend and there is no registration required or fee. Hope to see you there!

The Graduate Research Conference (GRC) is a conference designed for graduate students, by the Graduate Students Association (GSA). It provides an opportunity for students from different faculties and departments to come together and share their ideas. The mandate of the GRC is to provide a forum for graduate students to present their research in a supportive environment, gain presentation skills, and develop links with the greater graduate community.

Submit Abstracts
  1. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  2. All URL addresses in the text (e.g., http://pkp.sfu.ca) are activated and ready to click.
  3. The text is single-spaced; uses a 14-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  4. Abstract (Maximum of 250 -300 Words):
    1. Include primary author and co-authors (format: Williams TG and Rowes JK).
    2. Abstract should include a brief introduction, description of research methodology, and results to be discussed. 
    3. Please use Single Column format for Abstract
    4. For more guidelines for writing the abstract, please visit the following site.
    5. Include references, if any.
  5. All abstracts are peer-reviewed. The authors’ names are removed from submission, with “Author” and year used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of authors’ name, paper title, etc before being sent to the reviewers.
  6. If submitting to peer review, all Microsoft Office documents (including Supplementary Files) have been saved by going to File and selecting Save As; clicking Tools (or Options in a Mac); clicking Security; selecting “Remove personal information from file properties on save”; clicking Save.
  7. *Please note: You are applying for a conference that is meant for various departments and academic areas, the general public needs to be able to attend and understand.
  8. *Please note: when applying for “Both” in the presentation preference on the submission form, you are committing your time to do an oral presentation and a poster presentation.
  9. *Please note: Your abstract can be of a project completed or a project in progress. If you have any questions please contact grc@unbgsa.ca 
  10. General presentation notes:
    1. Standard oral presentation slot will be approximately 15 mins including time for questions.
    2. Poster dimensions are 48” x 36” (standard conference poster size).
    3. Talks that cannot fit into the oral presentation program will automatically be considered for poster presentations.