Grad Student Appreciation Week


Join us from October 24th – 27th for Grad Student Appreciation Week, a series of events and showcases to celebrate all the amazing graduate students at UVic! Grad Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) is hosted by the GSS in partnership with the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) and Vice-President Academic and Provost. In addition to the Excellence in Graduate Research Symposium (see below), we will be hosting events for the whole week. 

Tuesday October 24: Big Board Game Night 5pm – 8pm
Board Game Night runs as usual, with some extra-big additions! Giant Jenga, Giant Pong, and more! In the Grad House & on the patios.

Wednesday October 25: Excellence in Graduate Research Symposium (see below; includes Supervisor Relationships Panel & Faculty Tasting Night)

Thursday October 26: Wellness Day 
Join us for a Wellness Seminar from 2-3pm in our boardroom; a Nature Walk through Mystic Vale (meet us at 4:30pm at Halpern Centre), and Colouring and Hot Chocolate from 5:30-8pm in the Grad House.

Friday October 27: FGS Grad Student Social 6pm – 8pm.
Celebrate the end of Grad Student Appreciation Week! First 100 grad students get a free burger. 

Excellence in Graduate Research Symposium (E.G.R.S.)

The GSS in partnership with the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) and Vice-President Academic and Provost (VPAC) is hosting a Graduate Student Research Day on October 25th as part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week (see below).

This interdisciplinary event will allow graduate students to present their work at the University level. Posters, presentations, and virtual presentations will be accepted, with the assumption that presentations will be reserved for students in disciplines that do not translate well to posters, and virtual presentations are prioritised for distance students.

This event will have two presentation sessions (9:30am – 11:40am, and 1:30pm – 3:40pm), a panel on effective supervision (4pm – 5pm), an awards session, and will culminate in a post-symposium Faculty Tasting Night.

Should you need a poster to be printed to participate, or should you have A/V requirements, the GSS and our supporters FGS and VPAC will pay for the costs. There is no cost for registration.

Student Information Sheet

EGRS Application Form


If you are interested in participating, please submit your completed application form to by October 16th.