Attend the 3MT Divisional Heats!

Come out and support graduate students at the 3MT U of T Divisional Heats! There are still two heats to go:

March 21, 2:30-5 pm Divisions I & II Humanities & Social Sciences - Jackman Humanities Building, Ground-floor multi-purpose room

March 23, 2:30-5 pm Division III Physical Sciences - Bissell Building (Faculty of Information), Room 205

Visit to learn more about the 3MT competition!

Did you know? 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, 10 am-12 pm.

Grad Meditation

Would you like to be more calm, confident and connected? Attend these drop-in sessions for graduate students. You'll learn secular mindful meditation techniques that will increase your relaxation, resiliency and focus.

March SGS Wellness Workshops

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!

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.

Are you a grad student ready to apply your skills and expertise to pressing development issues?

Applications are now open for the United Nations Association in Canada's International Development & Diplomacy Internship Programme (IDDIP). Gain invaluable work-integrated learning and professional experience through disciplined placements.

Applicants can be currently enrolled in a graduate program but must be able to:

- attend the pre-departure one-week briefing session in mid-August

- the six-month internship immediately following the briefing session

- the two-day reintegration session upon their return

Learn more:

AstroTours Earth Hour Event

​On March 24 at 7pm, enjoy a free lecture by Dr. Barbara Sherwood Lollar, Companion of the Order of Canada and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and U of T Professor in Earth Sciences.

After the lecture, enjoy planetarium shows and telescope observing from 8 pm to 10 pm!

About the lecture
"Where Captain Nemo Got It Right, and Wrong – Life in the Deep Earth"

From Jules Verne's Captain Nemo, to Astronaut Mark Watney stranded on Mars, we remain fascinated by the theme of Exploration. Fact can be stranger than fiction however as we discover that even here on Earth, there are parts of the planet we have only begun to probe for new habitable domains and microbial ecosystems.

Today we will journey with explorers past, present and future as we descend into some of the places on Earth where life ekes out an existence far from the energy of sunlight. We will discuss microorganisms that draw their energy for life not from the sun but from the power of chemistry in the deep dark places of the Earth - in subsurface habitats ranging from the black smoker vents of the ocean's hydrothermal fields, to deep fracture waters bubbling up 3 km below the surface of northern Canada and in the gold mines of South Africa. What does exploration of Earth's subsurface habitats tell us about the search for habitability (and life) on Mars or on the moons of Saturn and Jupiter?

Read about Dr. Sherwood Lollar