Graduate Research Symposium

The Two Part Graduate Research Symposium is held in February and April of each year.

The February 2020 Symposium is being held on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the OMAFRA Conference Room.

All Master’s students are required to present two seminars related to their thesis research.
For a list of presenters and topics, please contact the Graduate Program Assistant (

The first seminar, normally held in April of the student’s first year of studies, outlines the proposed thesis research, including key research questions and methods of data collection and analysis.

The second seminar, normally held in the February of the student’s second year of studies, provides a summary of the key research results and conclusions.

Students will use the MSc Proposal and Results presentation templates accordingly.

Additionally, second year MSc students will be asked to serve as a discussant for a first year MSc student. Discussants will be assigned according to research topics. PhD students will be asked to serve as a discussant for a second year MSc student.

FARE*6800 course requirement:  Students will be deemed to have met the requirements for FARE*6800 when they have successfully completed their research symposium presentation in the first and second years of their program. Students should register for FARE*6800 in the semester they will be presenting their second research symposium.

Interested in attending the Graduate Research Symposium on February 7, 2020? CLICK HERE to see the schedule and list of presentations and RSVP to by Monday, February 3, 2020.