What is GRADflix?

"Knowledge translation (KT) in health research is significantly important. If we are not able to describe what we are investigating in research world, the change at practice level will not be easy to achieve. KT is the way to connect the research world to the practice world. What's the point of doing all the research if we can't make any changes at the practice level?" - Sadaf Faisal, 2020 GRADflix winner

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. 

GRADflix is generously supported by graduate students through the Graduate Studies Endowment Fund.

Why should you 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 and funding source, your video may meet the criteria for submission to SSHRC's Storytellers competition or NSERC's Science Action! competition.  Consider submitting your video to other competitions, too!