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2021 Showcase

Save the date! Our 2021 GRADflix showcase event will take place virtually on January 29, 2021! 

Stay tuned for more details, and read about our 2020 showcase below.

2020 Showcase  

On January 15, 2020, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs hosted its second annual GRADflix Showcase, a red-carpet event featuring the 23 best one-minute videos made by graduate students to describe their research.

After a short deliberation, a judging panel comprising Ryan Antooa (Marketing and Strategic Initiatives), Clare Bermingham (Writing and Communication Centre), Gina Hickman (Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion Office), Camelia Nunez (Concept, imagined by Velocity) and Chris McIntyre (Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute) decided which four videos were most deserving of the top prizes. The audience decided the People’s Choice Award winner.

The winners are:

1st place - $750 prize: Sadaf Faisal, from the School of Pharmacy, for her video Use of smart technology for medication management

2nd place - $500 prize: Muhammad Saad, from Electrical & Computer Engineering, for his video Price prediction with machine learning

3rd place - $250 prize: Michelle Anagnostou, from Geography & Environmental Management, for her video Crime convergence and the illegal wildlife trade

4th place and People’s Choice - $500 combined: Megan Schmidt, from Geography & Environmental Management, for her video #GenerationRestoration: Peatlands and greenhouse gases

All of the 2020 GRADflix videos can now be viewed online!