Graduate Research Days 2024

Passionate about conducting research through a master’s or doctoral degree in chemical engineering? You will not want to miss Graduate Research Days 2024 (GRD2024) on February 22-23. GRD2024 is a unique opportunity to experience what U of T's Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry can offer you as a graduate student.

While many top applicants to U of T Engineering will be invited to attend this event, only a limited number of spots are available for those who have not yet applied for graduate studies. Apply today for this exclusive opportunity to engage with our world-renowned faculty, alumni, students and admissions staff.


“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 candidate in chemical engineering

Where and when will GRD2024 take place?

The entire event will take place February 22-23, 2024, 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 GRD2024?

This event is for top Domestic (Canadian citizen/permanent resident) applicants to U of T Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry MASc and PhD programs.

Why should I attend GRD2024?

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 2024 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 GRD2024?

  • Meetings with potential supervisors based on your research interests
  • Poster sessions featuring current research
  • Tour of our beautiful downtown St. George Campus
  • Opportunities to meet and interact with graduate students already enrolled in the Department

How to apply for GRD2024?

To be considered for participation in Graduate Research Days (GRD) 2024 please complete the following steps by Friday, January 19, 2024:


  • Although it is preferred that students submit an application in order to be considered for attendance to GRD2024, we understand that you may not be ready to complete your SGS Application or Departmental Online Application. You can still apply for GRD by sending your CV and transcript (electronic is fine) to Joan Chen at

Your referees do not need to submit their online references by Friday, January 19, 2024. You will need approximately 1 hour to complete both applications; 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).

Please note:

Up to 15 domestic students will receive an invitation to the event. Invitations to GRD will be sent through email a week or two after the deadline date. Good luck!

Need help?

Questions about the application procedure can be directed to: