Faculty of Education

Graduate Research Symposium

Graduate Symposium

The Robert Macmillan Graduate Research in Education Symposium (GRiES) is an annual event that is organized by graduate students at the Faculty of Education.  The theme for the upcoming event in 2016 is Challenges in Education: Local and Global PerspectivesHere is our poster to this year's event and a poster to our keynote speaker.

The Symposium provides Western University graduate students the opportunity to share their education-related research with the wider community. Presentation formats include posters, round tables, papers, and creative formats such as song or art. Unable to attend the Symposium in person? As with the previous two years, we are excited to offer Western University graduate student the option to present virtually.

The goal of the Robert Macmillan GRiES is to showcase and support education-related projects, conceptual research, and studies in progress at all levels from beginning masters students through to final doctoral presentations. Additionally, studies that are well underway or those which have been completed since last year’s Symposium are also welcome. Students planning poster presentations for the Great Hall or SOGS research days at Western may also present the same material at our Symposium. Graduate students presenting at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Annual Conference 2016 in Calgary, or at any other conferences, might find presenting at the Symposium a great place to practice their presentations to an interested audience and receive timely feedback.

Interested in submitting you proposal? Click here or the Submit Your Proposal! link on the left-hand side of this page. Interested in joining us to learn more about some of the cutting-edge education research being undertaken by Western University graduate students? Kindly RSVP by clicking here, or you can use the purple RSVP button above. 

We would like to extend a special thank you to our Western University supporters:


To learn more about the Symposium, feel free to explore the links under 'Graduate Research Symposium' to the left-hand side of this page. If you have any general questions about the Symposium, please feel free to contact the 2016 co-chairs, Azar Rabbani Zavarzadeh or Natalie Currie-Patterson.

Whether your are an academic, community member, educator, principal, or student, we welcome you to the 2016 Robert Macmillan Graduate Research in Education Symposium in April 2016!