Below are the keynote addresses, please visit the GSU's Web site for previous conference abstracts.
The Power of Procrastination: A lecture and book signing with the creator of PhD comics
Music, Mathematics, and Metaphysics: Rekindling the Socratic Dialogue Today
2007 Hon. Trevor Taylor, Minister of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development, From fish oil to crude oil: Newfoundland and Labrador's dynamic and innovative marine industries.
2006 Ms. Claire Morris, president and CEO of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, People and ideas: The role of graduate education in a knowledge society.
2005 Dr. H.E.A. (Eddy) Campbell, vice-president (academic), Memorial University, Where once they stood. Reflections on returning to Memorial after 30 years: where we've been, where we are, and where we might go.
Marc Renaud, FRSC, President, Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council of Canada, Universities: Change is Mandatory;
Survival is Optional; Choose Wisely
2003 Ms. Wanda Dorosz, President and chief executive officer, Quorum Funding Group, Beyond Skills: The Road to Sustainable Success
2002 Mr. Robert Giroux, President and chief executive officer, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), Preparing Our Universities Future Faculty: A Challenge for Our Graduate Schools
2001 Dr. Kevin Keough, Vice President (Research) Memorial University, Science in the Public Interest
2000 Dr. Axel Meisen, President, Memorial University, The Role of Graduate Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland
1999 Dr. Evan Simpson, Vice President (Academic), Memorial University, The Role of Graduate Studies in a Comprehensive University
1998 Dr. Len Findlay, Professor and Director of the Humanities Research Unit, University of Saskatchewan, Valuing Culture, Interdisciplining the Economic
1996 David R. Olson, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, The World on Paper: Writing and its Implications
1995 Dr. Kai N. Lee, Professor and Director, Center for Environmental Studies, Williams College, Civic Science: Integrating Science and Politics for the Environment
1994 Dr. Philip L. Bereano, Professor of Technical Communications, University of Washington, Science, Technology and Social Responsibility