for the

2019 Graduate Student Research Conference

“One AU”

Date: Fri., Oct. 25 – Sun., Oct. 27, 2019

Poster or Paper Presentation


Paper Presentations (in-person or virtual): 15 minute presentation, followed by a 5 minute question period. 

Poster Presentations (in-person or virtual): will be displayed on boards (provided). Each presenter is to be available when scheduled to discuss his/her poster with conference participants. Posters can be presented virtually.


Abstract submission is now closed for the 2019 Graduate Student Research Conference


Winners for the best abstract contest are:

1st place ($250): Tara Diakow (MAIS) – A Gaybourhood Begins: Settlement and Community Building in Vancouver’s West End

2nd place ($150): Shelby Hopland Guidi (MAIS) – Cultural Model of Disability, Performance Art, and Mental Heath: Challenging Perceptions of Mental Health within the LGBTQ+ Community

3rd place ($100): Claire Granson (MC) – The Mental Health Benefits of Physical Activity for Children and Potential Use in Counselling

Notification of acceptance will be e-mailed to the submitter by September 1, 2019.

All presenters must register for the Conference by September 20, 2019.

If you do not register by this date, your abstract will be removed from the program.


  • Submitters may be asked to change their paper presentation to a poster if there are insufficient time slots available for paper presentations.
  • All abstracts will be peer reviewed by a committee and submitters will be notified by September 1, 2019.
  • You may be asked to revise your abstract. If so, you must complete the revisions before the abstract will be accepted.


Presenters are strongly encouraged to apply for funds to cover some of the costs to attend the conference.
Check the Funding Tab for more information on the available awards.