What is GRADflix?
GRADflix is a research communication opportunity for graduate students. Participants will create a video, moving slide show, or animation of no longer than 60 seconds (one minute) in length that describes their research.
Why you should participate?
- Learn a new skill: use digital narrative to explain a complex idea, and develop your "elevator pitch" while doing so!
- Expand your network: having a video about your research will make it easier to network online. Add the video to your LinkedIn profile, or add a link to your resume. In addition, the GRADflix showcase event will allow you to network with other students, judges, and faculty members.
- Broaden your communication skills: this competition will be developing your research communication skills, while teaching you how to communicate to non-specialist audiences.
- Gain greater exposure for your research: video is an accessible, easy-to-share format for telling your research story.
- Win prizes: you'll have the chance to win a monetary prize.
- Apply the skills you learn through this competition to your teaching: many professors use technology in the classroom, and video is one way to integrate technology in to your teaching.
- Enter more competitions: depending on your field of study, your video may meet the criteria for submission to SSHRC's Storytellers competition, and NSERC's Science, Action! contest. Consider submitting your video to other competitions, too!