Conference Guidelines for Students

Presentation Modalities

Current graduate students can apply to present at the GSRC and indicate their preference of the modalities available below.

Research Talks: 15-minute presentations for students to present their research from their dissertation, theses, faculty-funded and self-funded projects, etc. followed by a Q&A. Research talks will have a session chair to lead discussion. 

Practitioner Talks: 15-minute presentation for students in the professions to discuss and share applied research projects they have implemented through their professional work experience. Talks could focus on implementation/application of policies, protocols, curriculum, programs, initiatives, etc. Practitioner talks will have a session chair to lead discussion.   

Poster and Artistic Displays: Student who wish to share their work in an alternative modality can be featured in rotating slideshow/gallery that can be integrated into a conference website, program, and during receptions and luncheons the day of the conference.

Workshops: 1-hour workshop for students who wish to lead a group discussion or exploration on particular subject, project, skill, or professional development. Examples include but not limited to:

  • research tools and data analysis (NVivo, STATA, R, etc.)
  • technological demonstrations (VR, teaching & learning applications and software)
  • methods/practices in education (education, counselling, policy, etc.)
  • EDIA workshop on decolonization or reformation

Areas of Research

When completing the Abstract Submission form, students will be able to indicate key areas of their research using the categories below:

Administration, Organization, and Leadership in Education – All levels of education including adult education

Works are welcome but not limited to: the different/current forms, values, distributions, structures, practices, impact, or the de/colonization or reformation of administration, organization, and leadership with education.

Community Organizing and Learning

Works surrounding but not limited to: activism, geopolitics, activism within institutions, education, intersectionality, art, the development of allyship, or community organization/learning in the context of globalization.

Counselling, Wellness and Human Development

Works surrounding but not limited to: developmental processes for children, adolescents, and adults, evidence-based counselling practices, training, vocational/career development, diversity issues, or the de/colonization or reformation of counselling, wellness, and human development.

Curriculum Studies – All levels of education including adult education

Works surrounding but not limited to: the cultural, curricular practice, engagement, methods, philosophies, de/colonization, or transformation of curriculum studies and approaches.

Evaluation, and Assessment in Education – All levels of education including adult education

Works surrounding but not limited to: student outcome improvements, history of evaluation and assessment, evaluation of school programs, evaluation of educational policies, new approaches in evaluation/assessment, accountability practices, the de/colonization or reformation, or history of evaluation and assessment in education.

Learning and Instruction – All levels of education including adult education

Works surrounding, but not limited to: the relationship between learning and instruction, the history of learning in various contexts/subjects (literacy, mathematics, social studies…), cultural influences, environments, or the de/colonization or reformation of learning and instruction.

Measurement and Research Methodologies

Works surrounding but not limited to: educational measurement, psychometrics, small/large scale assessments, quantitative and/or qualitative methodology, the de/colonization or reformation, or history of measurement and research methodologies.

Postsecondary Education

Works surrounding but not limited to: accountability, access, accessibility, student success, wellness, retention, outcomes assessment, student development/learning, or the de/colonization or reformation, or history.

Social Context of Education – All levels of education including adult education

Works surrounding but not limited to: education in various settings such as the classroom, region, nation, city, or global scales; education within the context of intersectionality such as gender, class, disability/ability, race, religion etc.; education within policies and politics.

Teaching and Teacher Education

Works surrounding but not limited to the theoretical, methodological, teaching development, professional development, leadership, activism, or the de/colonization or reformation, or history.