McMaster graduate research coming to a small screen near you
Graduate student researchers are competing to earn top spot in McMaster’s inaugural GradFlix Final Showcase, screening on YouTube Premieres at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30.
For the past several weeks, PhD and Masters students from across the faculties have been crafting one-minute films describing their research. GradFlix allows for creativity on the part of the filmmakers – students can use animations, original music, dance, poetry, even humour – while still focusing on improving communication skills with non-specialist audiences.
Films were submitted to the School of Graduate Studies and preliminary adjudication has taken place. Twelve filmmakers will compete in the 2021 GradFlix final:
- Billy Bostad, Faculty of Science
- Bre-Anna Owusu, Faculty of Health Sciences
- Bruno Frare, Faculty of Engineering
- Calvin Zhu, Faculty of Engineering
- Emily Wood, Faculty of Science
- Erica Dao, Faculty of Science
- Loa Gordon, Faculty of Social Sciences
- Megan Vierhout, Faculty of Health Sciences
- Nicholas Simard, Faculty of Engineering
- Nicole Rakowski, DeGroote School of Business and Faculty of Health Sciences
- Pradhariny Prabagaran, Faculty of Health Sciences
- Rachael Finnerty, Faculty of Science
During the Showcase, all 12 films will screen, winners will be announced, and viewers will have an opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice award.
Visit the School of Graduate Studies to learn more about the competition and get a link to the Showcase Final prior to the event.Competitions and contests, Skills-building