The GSA showcases and mobilizes graduate student research through the following initiatives:

Library Exhibit


The Laurier Library Exhibit is a visual depiction of graduate student research that enhances the visibility of local work in a unique and creative forum in partnership with the Laurier Library.

Benefits to you:

  1. Exposure of your work in high traffic areas
  2. The opportunity to take a creative approach to your graduate work
  3. Contribute positively to your CV

Graduate student work will be displayed once per year in the winter. To help make this exhibit possible, the Library Exhibit Advisory Committee has allotted $3000.00 to support each successful candidate in the development of this exhibit. This funding could be used to exhibit materials, marketing tools and/or event catering.

The Laurier Exhibit Advisory Committee is composed of, (1) the University Librarian, (2) the Library Communications Officer, (3) the GSA President & CEO, (4) a graduate student, and (5) a university representative.

The 2018 application period is now closed.


Past Student Exhibits:

Writing Activisim: Indigenous Newsprint Media in the Era of Red Power

C. Elizabeth Best 2017/2018 exhibitor, showcased the artwork that she created in tandem with her academic work. The series of paintings complemented her Master's thesis which reconstructs Indigenous activism in the era of Red Power, 1972-1976.

#ConsentED: Challenging Knowledge of Canadian Consent Law

Eleanor McGrath, 2016 Laurier Gold Medal Recipient, showcased her research which explored knowledge and confidence about sexual consent, and the need for better consent education.

#DistractinglySexist : Confronting Sexism in Canada's Tech Triangle

Eden Hennessey, Laurier’s 2014/2015 Researcher of the Year, showcased her research on how women respond to sexism in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).