On January 29, 2020, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) hosted a virtual viewing party showcasing the top 25 GRADflix submissions before the winners were announced. GRADflix is a research communication competition where graduate students create a video no longer than 60 seconds in length to describe their research and win prizes.
The live Showcase was recorded, and is available for vewing on the GSPA YouTube Channel.
After the Showcase, GSPA had the chance to catch up with our GRADflix 2021 award winners Anna Murynka (1st place), Murdoch McKinnon (2nd place), Ben Szoller (3rd place), Madu Galappaththi (4th place), and Anika Chiang (People's Choice), capturing their experience through video interviews and written content.
"I thought it was quite unlikely that any of my relatives would take an interest in my research unless I could communicate it simply," said Anna Murynka, who, along with the four other GRADflix award winners also highlight the importance of sharing your research and trying new things.
To find out what goes into making an award winning GRADflix video, watch these quick interviews and read about the 2021 award winners on the GRADflix webpage: Catching up with the 2021 GRADflix award winners.