Graduate Research Days 2023

Passionate about conducting research through a master’s or doctoral degree in chemical engineering? You won't want to miss Graduate Research Days (GRD) 2023 taking place on Monday, January 16 (Virtual Exploration from 1-3PM EDT) and Thursday, February 23 to Saturday, February 25 (potential expense-paid campus visit). GRD2023 is a unique opportunity to experience what U of T's Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry can offer you as a graduate student. Apply today for this exclusive opportunity to engage with our world-renowned research community.


“Attending Graduate Research Days played an essential part in making my decision for graduate studies. I made one-on-one connections with current students and professors — including the researchers I was most interested in working with. By visiting the department, I found a potential niche that aligned perfectly with my interests and goals.”

– Rachel Kwan, MASc alum in chemical engineering

Where and when will GRD2023 take place?

Graduate Research Days will first take place virtually on Monday, January 16. Guests will meet prospective supervisors through an online speed-networking session. Supervisors will then invite select guests to visit our department from Thursday, February 23 to Saturday, February 25 for an opportunity to engage in-person with current students, researchers, and staff, as well as take tours of our labs and U of T's beautiful downtown St. George Campus.

Who should apply to attend GRD2023?

This event is for top Canadian applicants to U of T Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry MASc and PhD programs.

Why should I attend GRD2023?

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 is an exciting opportunity to have all your questions addressed about what Canada’s top program in chemical engineering & applied chemistry has to offer.

What will I experience at GRD2023?

  • Meetings with potential supervisors based on your research interests
  • Lab tours
  • Tour of St. George Campus
  • Opportunities to meet and interact with graduate students already enrolled in the Department

How to apply for GRD2023?

To be considered for participation in Graduate Research Days (GRD) 2023 please complete the following steps by Monday, January 2:

  1. Complete the U of T School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Online Application, and pay the $125 application fee. Upon completion of your application, register for the Virtual Exploration.
  2. Although the preferred form of registration for GRD2023 is outlined in step 1, we understand that you may not be ready to complete your SGS Online Application. You can still apply for GRD2023 by sending your CV and transcript (online version is fine) to Joan Chen at and then register for the Virtual Exploration.

For step 1, please note:

Your referees do not need to submit their online references by Monday, January 2. You will need approximately 1 hour to complete the SGS Online Application; plan ahead and prepare your documents. You do not need to send an official transcript. We will use your scanned transcript submitted through the SGS Online Application.

Need help?

Questions about the application procedure can be directed to:

Graduate Office
Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
University of Toronto
200 College Street, Room WB212
Toronto, ON, M5S 3E5, Canada

Tel:  416-946-3987
Faz:  416-978-8605

CRAFT Research Symposium 2023

U of T's Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies is hosting the CRAFT Research Symposium 2023 during our in-person visits for GRD2023. This is a rare opportunity to attend both events!

Abstract submission for the CRAFT Research Symposium 2023 is now open! Submit your abstract by Thursday, December 1.