Frequently Answered Questions

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I'm not an OISE graduate student, can I still apply?

Absolutely! We welcome and encourage you to apply. The aim of the conference is to promote discussions between departments and educational institutions to facilitate the exchange of ideas. If you are a graduate student or an early career researcher wants to network with peers, we hope to see you at this conference!

How do I submit a conference proposal?

If you would like to submit a proposal (abstract), please first read our section on Presentations for more information before submitting through the presenter form under Get Involved. Proposal submissions are due December 21st, 2018, and should be 250 words or less. 

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How can I register to attend the conference?

Whether you are presenting or simply attending the conference, please follow our registration process, which will be found under Get Involved soon.

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Can I volunteer to assist with the conference?

Yes, please! We always need volunteers and greatly appreciate your time and support to make the GSRC a success. If you would like to volunteer, please indicate your interest by emailing us here.

What’s the best way to get to the conference?

The conference is held at OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario. You can take the subway (TTC) to the St. George Subway Station which directly enters in the OISE building. Local parking is also available beneath the building (entry from the rear of the building on Prince Arthur Ave), but it can be quite costly.


What kinds of restaurants are near OISE?

Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided on both days of the conference. OISE is located right between two bustling neighbourhoods - the Annex to the West, and Yorkville to the East. If you are looking for dinner close by, here are some options:


Next to OISE, there is a Tim Hortons at 246 Bloor Street West. There is also a Starbucks across the street from OISE at 1 Bedford Road.

If you continue East along Bloor Street East into the Yorkville neighbourhood you will be met with lots of restaurants, cafes and swanky shopping. Whole Foods (87 Avenue Road) is a healthy grocery store with a dine-in/take-out section. For vegetarian and vegan-friendly options, check out Planta (1221 Bay Street). For more options, check out this Yorkville guide here.


Across the street from OISE, there is L’Espresso Bar Mercurio at 321 Bloor Street West.

Further westbound, after St George Street, there is a New York Fries at 280 Bloor Street West. There is also Pita-Q for quick and affordable Mediterranean food (pitas, shawarma) at 750 Spadina Avenue.

If you continue West into the Annex neighbourhood along Bloor. Street West you will find tons of great restaurants, including vegan-friendly healthy options at Fresh on Bloor (326 Bloor Street West), delicious Italian offerings at Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria (386 Bloor Street West), tasty Thai food at Thai Basil (467 Bloor Street West), and great drinks, desserts and an all-you-can-eat-pierogies special at Future’s (483 Bloor Street West). For more Annex restaurants, check out this guide.


On the street northeast of OISE, there are several restaurants: The Duke of York (casual spot for pub fare) at 39 Prince Arthur Avenue, The Bedford Academy (great selection of beers and pub fare) at 36 Prince Arthur Avenue, and The Host Fine (Indian cuisine) at 14 Prince Arthur Avenue.

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