About Conference

Welcome to the 26th Annual Graduate Research Conference (GRC), to be held on March 21-22, 2019 at the Wu Conference Centre, University of New Brunswick Fredericton.

As a multi-disciplinary conference, there is something for everybody at the 2019 GRC. The conference is open for all students and 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.

The GSA has been organizing the conference annually since 1993. The 2019 year marks 26 years of celebrating graduate student research and innovation, allowing students to have a platform to present their work while developing communication skills in a supportive environment.

Meet This Year Keynote Speaker


Dr. Drew Rendall

Dean of Graduate Studies, University of New Brunswick Dr. Drew [...]


Dr. George MacLean

Vice-President Academic, University of New Brunswick Dr. George A. MacLean [...]



March 22, 2019

Thank you; presenters, judges, chairs, volunteers, attendees, supporters and the committee for making this wonderful conference happen.
The winners for the 26th Graduate Research Conference are as follows:

Sciences and Engineering

First Place – Jim McCarthy
Second Place – Ting-Ru Yang
Third Place – David Roth

Poster Presentations

First place – Sarah Bridges
Second Place – Christopher Brouillete
Third Place – Mauri Pedroso de Lima Junior

Humanities and Social Sciences

First Place – Saleem Khan
Second Place – Richard Stansfield
We had a Tie for Third place!
Third Place – Amy Fanjoy
Third Place – Niwar Obaid

March 20, 2019

We have a wonderful surprise to share!
International scholar and Mi’kmaw Elder Albert Marshall will be joining our Keynote Panel presentation tomorrow morning!!

March 18th, 2019

The Full Program has been released. Please find it here.

February 8th, 2019 

UNB’s Media Lab has granted us permission to share with you a document to help you in your creation and development of your poster for all you poster presenters!. This can facilitate your process once you decide to print your poster. (you can find the document on our website, www.grc.unbgsa.ca/resources/)
UNB’s Media Lab is also providing a 20% Discount to students printing their 26th Graduate Research Conference posters at their location!. ( Marshall d’Avray Hall, Room 234)
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at grc@unbgsa.ca

January 29, 2019

The deadline for submissions is getting close. The deadline is Tomorrow Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at 11:59 PM AST. All submissions need to be completed through the GRC’s online abstract submission system. Click here to make your submission.

January 16th, 2019

Call For Abstracts Deadline Extended to January 30th, 2019!


December 10, 2018

The Gradosphere has recently published a showcase article and a video about the GRC, you can find the article here! Thank you Gradosphere!

December 1, 2018

Call for abstracts is now open. All submissions need to be completed through the GRC’s online abstract submission system. Click here to make your submission.
*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.