2018 SGS Wellness Workshops Announced

Just announced: a series of workshops designed to help you develop coping skills to meet the demands of university, work, and personal life in 2018!

February 12, 2018 - Balanced Thinking
February 26, 2018 - Behavioural Change
March 12, 2018 - Emotion Regulation
March 26, 2018 - Balanced Living  

To register, call the Health & Wellness Centre at 416-978-8030 or contact your intake counsellor/clinician.

Registration for the University of Toronto’s Three-Minute Thesis Competition starts next week!

​Registration for the U of T 3MT Divisional heats will open at noon on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 via the links below. There are 25 competition spots for each division, and a wait list will also be generated for each division.

UofT 3MT – Divisions I & II – Humanities & Social Sciences

UofT 3MT – Division III – Physical Sciences

UofT 3MT – Division IV – Life Sciences​


March 16, 2:30-4:30 pm – Division IV – Life Sciences

March 21, 2:30-4:30 pm – Divisions I & II – Humanities & Social Sciences

March 23, 2:30-4:30 pm – Division III – Physical Sciences



Winners of each division will present in the U of T-wide competition on April 10, 6-8 pm.


Winners of the final will compete at the provincial competition at York University on April 19, 2018, 10 am -12 pm.



Registration is open to University of Toronto open to doctoral students who have achieved candidacy (i.e. completed all course requirements) by April 2018.

For more information on the 3-Minute Thesis Competition at the University of Toronto, visit


Watch U of T's own 3MT Ontario winner Richard Kil, win back U of T's top spot at the Ontario 2017 3MT® Provincial.

For more information on the 3-Minute Thesis Competition in Ontario, visit

For more information on the 3-Minute Thesis Competition in Canada, visit  

Networking Reception: Registration opens February 12!

​The LSCDS Networking Reception is an annual event that takes place every February, bringing together 150-200 graduate students and post-docs with 20-25 professionals. There is no charge for the event for U of T affiliated students and post-docs, but registration is required. Register here.

The event is intended to provide life science graduate students with the opportunity to network with professionals outside academia in a range of industries. It includes two open networking sessions and four unique round table sessions. The round table sessions bring together a professional and 7-9 students for a more intimate networking setting. Students are able to choose their guests in advance to help facilitate meaningful interactions.

This year we have guests from an array of careers including (but not limited to):

-        Pharma/Biotech

-        Consulting

-        Pharmaceutical Sales

-        Clinical Research

-        Regulatory Affairs

-        Patents/Trademarks

-        Medical Writing

-        Non-Profit

For more information on guests, please visit

Master of Education (MEd) Open House

Learn more about OISE's Master of Education graduate programs and meet with program representatives. 

The Open House will feature presentations about the various programs offered at OISE, career opportunities and admissions information. 

View schedule.


A Facebook Live stream featuring information about admissions will also be available to those who cannot attend.

What issues matter to you as a graduate student?

​The 2018 UTGSU Elections is your opportunity to vote for candidates who will represent you through the 2018-2019 academic year. 

Voting will take place from February 26, 2018 starting at 9:00 am and end on February 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm. You can vote in person at one of the polling stations or online. 

For more information visit: or email Lisa Aikman, the Chief Returning Officer (CRO), at

February Talks for the Graduate Speaker Series

​Join fellow graduate students for an evening of great presentations and engaging conversation! Two speakers from OISE will address February's theme, "Social Innovation, Education and Literacy.​"

Keita Demming (PhD OISE) will present "Building the future through social innovation." Audrey Gardner (PhD candidate, OISE) will explore "Embodied Knowing and Measured Deficits: Whose Knowledge Counts in Adult Literacy?"    

​​Learn more​.

Learn about the exciting U of T entrepreneurship community!

The capstone event of Entrepreneurship@UofT Week 2018 and the biggest event of the year, the Startup Showcase is a great opportunity to experience all things entrepreneurship at U of T. Check out last year's video and attend this March 1st all-day event at MaRS to:

Hear Arlene Dickinson tell her story at the RBC Innovation & Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Learn more and register.

Applications Now Open for ComSciCon 2018!

To all graduate students in STEM and related fields:

Applications are now open for ComSciCon 2018, the 6th annual Communicating Science workshop, to be held in Boston, MA on June 14-16th 2018. Graduate students at U.S. and Canadian institutions in all fields of science, technology, engineering, health, mathematics, and related fields are encouraged to apply. The application will close on March 1st.

Acceptance to the workshop is competitive; attendance is free and travel support and lodging will be provided to accepted applicants. 

Participants will build the communication skills that scientists and other technical professionals need to express complex ideas to the general public, experts in other fields, and their peers. In additional to panel discussions (on topics such as Creative Storytelling, Science Journalism, Diversity/Inclusivity, and a Case Study on Scicomm in Medicine), ample time is allotted for networking with science communication experts and developing science outreach collaborations with fellow graduate students. 

You can follow the link below to submit an application or learn more about our workshop programs and participants. You can also follow us on Twitter (@comscicon​) and use #comscicon18 ! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

Study Medicine at U of T: International Edition

​Are you an international or US student interested in studying medicine after you finish your graduate program? The University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine invites you to learn more about our MD and MD/PhD programs. Please join us Tuesday, March 6 at 6:00pm for a presentation by our Admissions team and current medical students. The presentation will highlight our new, innovative Foundations curriculum, unparalleled clinical opportunities and student life.​