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Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

- John Dewey

Calling all graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, researchers, teachers, educators and individuals passionate about education from
all across the globe!

We invite you to the OISE Graduate Student Research Conference -
our annual conference taking place at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).

This year’s theme
educational design:
is it a science, an art, a tool, or something else?

explore this theme through your own research for a cohesive conference geared towards taking an innovative and provocative look at education

Find out more about the OISE GSRC and how you can get involved below


A workshop is an opportunity to present a pedagogical approach, teaching strategies, ‘how-to’ sessions, and other creative ideas. Workshops are often an opportunity to teach others about important issues and strategies to incorporate new ideas into your own teaching or research practice. Each workshop is provided with 55 minutes of time. They are expected to be hands-on and include audience participation.

An art installation is an opportunity to share your work and interact with an audience. It encourages critical engagement with a topic and offers a different avenue for disseminating your research. It can include, but is not limited to: visual art, poetry, song, performative art, podcasts and other audio installations, videos, etc. You are expected to bring your own materials, but please specify any material and space requirements (i.e., dance space needed, LCD projector, etc.).

A paper presentation is a shortened version of a full research paper. Presenters have the opportunity to share their research on a panel and receive feedback or comments from the audience and other presenters on the panel. This is an ideal format for presenting research that you plan to publish. Presenters will be scheduled in groups of 3 and presenters are expected to stay the duration of the 55 minute session. Each presenter has 15 minutes to present their work and the remaining 10 minutes will be allocated for discussion. Each room will have a projector and VGA connector cable available. Presenters are asked to bring their own laptops.

A poster presentation is a visual presentation of your research. This format is an opportunity to discuss your research in a one-on-one or small group environment in our Networking Room. Posters must be smaller than 91.5cmX122cm and will be posted to large baffles using thumbtacks in the Library. Your poster will be displayed all day. You should be prepared to stay by your poster during breaks and lunch. How long you wish to remain near your poster to answer questions is at your discretion. No projectors or media will be provided, but you may prepare handouts for attendees (if desired).

A roundtable presentation is an opportunity to share research or work that is in progress. Presenters can discuss their project with attendees and receive feedback on their work. Roundtables will be scheduled in groups of 3 and presenters are expected to stay the duration of the 55-minute session. Each presenter has 10 minutes to present their work and the remaining 25 minutes will be allocated for discussion. No projectors or media will be provided, therefore presenters can use their laptop displays and/or prepare handouts for attendees (if desired).

A technological demonstration is a hands-on, interactive showcase of a digital tool that enhances learning within an educational capacity. It can include an app, program, analytics, or a unique way of integrating or innovating existing technology within the educational profession. Your experience can reflect your use or observation of the technology being used. Note: if you are an OISE Master of Teaching (MT) student who submitted a technological innovation proposal for the Biggar Hedges Foundation Award, you may also submit that proposal for this category for the OISE GSRC.

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Find out about the OISE Graduate Student Research Conference, this year’s theme and connect with us.

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Ready to join in? You can present your research, sign-up to be a reviewer, or volunteer to support the conference.

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What kind of presentations are we looking for? Check out the presentation guidelines for types of presentation formats, and the presentation topics for a list of education-related themes.