Welcome to the 28th Annual Graduate Research Conference (GRC), to be held on May, 5-6, 2022 virtually due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. As a multi-disciplinary conference, there is something for everybody at the 2022 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.

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History of GRC 

The Graduate Research Conference has been an annual tradition for the past 28 years. The GRC has welcomed prominent keynote speakers over the years and is a popular event among all UNB students.

Below you will find some information about previous conferences.

Please check the following pages to find out about previous GRCs.

GRC 2021 

GRC 2020 – Cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

GRC 2019

GRC 2018

GRC 2017

GRC 2016

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Keynote Speaker and Workshops

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Conference Schedule

Click here to access the Virtual Conference Suite, the full schedule, program.

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Opening Remarks

Dr. David Magee, Vice President – Research, UNB

About the Speaker:

Dr. David MaGee is the Vice-President of Research at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). He is a native New Brunswicker, and received both his B.Sc. in Chemistry (1982) and his Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry (1987) from UNB. Dr. MaGee has been active with UNB in a faculty role since 1990, serving in many capacities, including: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor of Chemistry, Chair of the Department of Chemistry, and Dean of Science, in addition to serving on numerous university committees. Dr. MaGee’s research expertise lies in the development of new and/or simpler ways to make biologically-interesting and structurally-challenging natural products, including anti-cancer and anti-microbial compounds.

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Closing Remarks and Awards

Dr. Kevin Einglehart, Acting Dean of Graduate Studies

About the Speaker:

Kevin Englehart received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick in 1998. He teaches courses in biomedical signal processing, statistical signal processing, and communication theory.

Kevin Englehart is the Acting Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Brunswick, Canada.  He was the Director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering from 2012 to 2018. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society. Dr. Englehart is a recipient of the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Outstanding Biomedical Engineering Award and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Dr. Englehart has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and has authored five book chapters in biomedical signal processing. His research has resulted in significant advances in the control of artificial limbs.  Dr. Englehart has consulted on many commercial R&D projects in aeronautics, speech recognition, defense systems, and neural engineering.

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Students must be registered in a Master’s or PhD program, be in good standing, and have made substantial progress on their research and analysis.
Presentations must be based on the primary research the student has conducted in his/her graduate program. Students who have already defended their thesis but have not yet graduated are eligible. Students in course-based programs, visiting students, exchange students, and students on leave are eligible.
Students must present virtually, agree to be photographed and video-taped, and allow the recordings to be made public.

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More resources would be available starting April 2022.

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GSA is looking for committee members for organizing GRC 2022. If you are interested in becoming a committee member, please contact  grc@unbgsa.ca

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