Recognition and events

The GSA hosts events throughout the year providing academic support, professional development, recognition, networking opportunities, socialization and dialogue around diversity – all in a safe, inclusive environment. 

Professional development opportunities and events

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Graduate Poster Symposium

Graduate students are invited to submit posters having the chance to win up to $500.

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Professional development and career workshop

Strengthen and develop your professional skills by tuning into the Graduate School's series of seminars and workshops.

Graduate student awards and recognition

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Spring Awards

Every year the Graduate Student Association gives approximately $60,000 in awards and scholarships to graduate students at the University in a highly competitive process.

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Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) is an exciting, fast-paced event showcasing the research of graduate students across campus – with cash prizes for winners in each category.

Unity in diversity

Engage with diversity to understand and appreciate our differences. Enjoy a sampling of food from around the world, talks from selected speakers on their diversity experiences and a panel discussion. Speakers are selected through a speaker competition, typically held in late February/early March.

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