The University of Toronto's Graduate Language Research Day (LRD) is a one-day, student-led academic conference developed with the intent to provide graduate students researching all aspects of language the opportunity to connect and learn more about the diverse language-related research that takes place across departments, campuses and affiliated hospitals at University of Toronto and also the broader community across the GTA and Ontario. Whether you are a current UofT student or visiting from another institution, LRD is free to attend! 

This year, LRD will be hosted in a hybrid format; conference goers will have the option to join us in person at the University of Toronto St. George campus or online on Zoom. 


Save your spot and RVSP to Language Research Day 2023!

Date: June 23rd, 2023

Format: Hybrid (option to join via Zoom)

In-person Location:  Sidney Smith Hall (Room 1071 & 2105), 100 St. George Street, University of Toronto, St. George Campus

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Meet our Keynote Speaker!

Agenda and Abstracts

The schedule may be subject to changes. We advise you to visit this page regularly to stay informed of the latest developments.

To view abstracts for each presentation, please click on a talk of interest on the agenda page and you will be redirected to the corresponding abstracts. Alternatively, scroll down to see the comprehensive list of abstracts for LRD2023!


Call for abstracts

We are now accepting abstracts for LRD2023. Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers conducting research on any aspect or level of language are invited to submit abstracts (250 word limit). 

Abstract submissions are now closed. 

Thank you for your submissions, decisions will be shared in early May.


How can I register for LRD?

Register for the event on Eventbrite:
There are options to join in person on location and online via Zoom. 

Will the event be recorded?

Yes, all talks will be recorded and made available to registrants to be shared for future viewing.

Where is the LRD taking place?

We will be hosting LRD in-person at Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George Street), on the University of Toronto St. George Campus. 

Activities will be split between the main room on the first floor (1071; for step by step directions see here) and second floor (2105; for step by step directions see here). 

An accessible entrance is located on the South side of the building where a ramp is located which will lead you into the Sidney Smith cafeteria. If you are arriving from Huron Street, you can enter from the main entrance doors on the West side of the building. An accessibility ramp is located directly to the left of the stairs. Elevators and accessible washrooms are available.  


LRD Archives

Check out our previous events below: