Conference Snapshot

Conference Subcommittee Team

In addition to conference co-chairs, conference subcommittees support the ongoing planning and implementation of the conference. OISE Graduate students can apply to volunteer for positions in the following:

    • Communications Sub-Committee 
    • Publications Sub-Committee 
    • Logistics Sub-Committee
    • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Sub-Committee
Subcommittee application period: November 18, 2022 – December 16, 2022.

Conference Artwork Design Contest

To promote the GSRC 2023, we encourage the OISE community to submit original artwork or graphic design for the conference theme, Bridging the divides: Transformations through, by and for education as part of a contest. The winning design will be used on the conference website, programs and banners, posters and other promotional graphics for the conference. Other entries will be featured as art installations during the conference.

Contest period: December 5, 2022 – January 13, 2023 [EXTENDED: January 31st, 2023]

Abstract Reviewers

Students who present at the GSRC first submit an abstract of their proposed research. The abstracts are peer reviewed by a team of volunteer OISE graduate students. Reviewers may provide comments for presenters and make recommendations to the conference planning committee.

To be eligible to be a volunteer abstract reviewer you must:

  • Be currently enrolled as an OISE student or a recent alumni
  • Be available to provide timely feedback on presentation submissions
  • Maintain confidentiality in presentation submissions

As a volunteer abstract reviewer, you will:

  • Gain knowledge of how to apply rubrics to conference abstract submissions
  • Provide thoughtful feedback to your peers in areas of research you have familiarity in
  • Have the opportunity to grow your CV/Resume, highlighting your experience as an abstract reviewer

This commitment will take 2-3 hours of your time between January and February. If you have submitted an abstract to present at this year’s GSRC, you can still volunteer as an abstract reviewer. You will not, however, be reviewing your own submission.

Reviewer application period to be announced.


Students and recent alumni are encouraged to submit an application to present at OISE 2023 Graduate Student Research Conference. Applicants will have four modalities to select from for their application: poster submission, paper submission, roundtable submission or workshop submission. If students are interested in participating in more than one modality, they are invited to submit separate applications for each. 

Submission period: December 5, 2022 – January 13, 2023 [EXTENDED: January 31st, 2023]