Student RGD Membership

Prepare for Your Future

Student RGDs have the opportunity to attend events at special rates, network with industry professionals, enter our annual Student Awards and enjoy a whole host of other benefits of Membership.


Check out the Benefits & Discounts all Members receive.




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Annual Fee: $40*

* fee in Canadian dollars, does not include applicable sales tax based on your location

  • Membership runs September 1 to August 31 of the following year


  • Part- or full-time enrolment in a post-secondary program recognized by RGD (minimum 1 year in length)
  • Provide proof of enrolment as photo/scan of valid Student ID card with expiry date OR screenshot of online registration or timetable with name, institution name and valid dates


Automatic Membership

Please note, Partner Programs provide Membership to Students enrolled in their programs. If this is offered as part of your program, you will receive an email to activate your Membership once RGD has received a list of names (and emails) from participating programs at the beginning of the term, and assuming you are on this list. 





Watch below a Student RGD Presentation by RGD President, Nicola Hamilton RGD



00:13 – What is RGD
01:34 – RGD Platforms
02:09 – Awards Programs
            2022 (So)cial Good Design Awards | Open for Submissions. Early-bird: Jan. 31, 2022. Final Deadline: Feb. 18, 2022
             In-House Design Awards | 2021 In-House Award-winners have been announced.
             ULTRABOLD Awards | 2021 Award-winner has been announced: Henry Slaughter
02:58 – Education & Professional Development | Weekly Webinars
03:30 – 2022 DesignThinkers Conference | Vancouver: May 31–June 1. Toronto: October 26–28
03:59 – 2022 Creative Directions Conference | Feb. 14–18, 2022
04:27 – Certification Process
05:22 – Code of Ethics
05:46 – AccessAbility Handbook
06:22 – The Business of Graphic Design Handbook
06:47 – Virtual Mentorship
07:28 – RGD Student Awards | Entry Deadline: May 20, 2022
07:59 – Student Committee and #heyRGD
08:40 – Creative Earners National Salary Survey
09:08 – Spec Work | Rules and Ethical Responsibilities
10:19 – How to Become a Member
             Student RGD
             Provisional RGD
             Certified RGD

11:42 – Creative Credits