Graduate Research Days 2017

Grad Students at Work

If you’re passionate about research and are considering a master’s or doctoral degree in engineering research, you won’t want to miss Graduate Research Days 2017 on February 23-25, 2017. GRD2017 is your opportunity to get a first-hand look at what U of T Engineering can offer you as a graduate student. Apply today for an expenses-paid trip to Toronto for this exclusive opportunity to meet our world-renowned faculty, alumni, students and admissions staff.

Where and when will GRD2017 take place?

The entire event will take place February 23-25, 2017, at the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus in downtown Toronto. All event attendees will stay in a hotel close to campus.

Who should apply to attend GRD2017?

This three-day event is for top Canadian applicants to U of T Engineering’s MASc and PhD programs.

Why should I attend GRD2017?

There is a lot to consider when it comes to graduate school, from research interests and community to support and career-development opportunities. Graduate Research Days 2017 is a wonderful way to have all your questions addressed about what Canada’s top engineering school can offer. After spending a few days in Toronto with current students and potential supervisors, you’ll leave with a better understanding of how U of T Engineering can support you in your journey.

What will I experience at GRD2017?

  • Meetings with potential supervisors based on your research interests
  • Poster sessions featuring current research
  • Tours of U of T Engineering’s learning and research spaces
  • Networking and social events with other attendees, current students, faculty and staff

Last year’s event welcomed 126 students from across Canada. See what they had to say below.

“During Graduate Research Days, I met inspiring professors and learned about many interesting student projects. I also enjoyed meeting students from other universities at the Welcome Pub Night and dinner events. I felt very welcome at U of T and got a real sense for the community. The University works hard to build a collaborative environment that nurtures curiosity and encourages innovation, which is one of the reasons I ultimately accepted my offer to study at U of T.”
– Sean Oh, MASc candidate in materials science and engineering

“As an out of province student, Graduate Recruitment Days allowed me to see how beautiful U of T is, how impressive the facilities are, and meet prospective supervisors in person. It allowed me to make a personal connection with my supervisors and the lab, which go beyond the connections made through skype or phone calls, helping me to truly see myself at the University of Toronto.”
– Philippa Gosine, MASc candidate in biomedical engineering

“Attending this event solidified my decision to come to U of T, thanks to some life advice from Professor Jamieson and the enthusiasm of Professor Sun, with whom I now work. I did my undergraduate degree at UBC, so the event was also a great way to explore Toronto. Given my research is in applications of mechanical engineering technology in biology, I really liked how close U of T is to all the major hospitals — making it easy to collaborate with biological researchers.”
– Devin Luu, MASc candidate in mechanical engineering

How do I apply to attend GRD2017?

Follow the links below to your department of choice to complete an application form for this event. The deadline to apply is January 13, 2017.

Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry

Department of Civil Engineering

The Edward S. Rogers Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies


Where will Canada’s #1 engineering school take you?

Our alumni and current students are the best testament to the value of a U of T Engineering graduate degree. Whether you’re interested in a career as a leader in an engineering firm, the CEO of your own company, a researcher advancing their field, a world-class educator or an aspiring astronaut, graduate study can lead to innumerable opportunities across all sectors and environments.

Explore the profiles below to learn more about how current and former U of T Engineering grad students have leveraged their degrees to create rich and diverse careers.

Michael Helander
Natalie Panek
Lian Leng
Nika Shakiba
Justin Boutilier
Beverly Bradley
Michael Gray