Grad Room

​​Grad Room

Graduate students! 

Come relax, socialize, and study in the Grad Room Lounge or take a workshop in our Multi-Purpose Space​. Grad Room is a hub for graduate students to get involved in graduate life, build a community of graduate scholars, learn and practice new skills in Graduate Professional Development (GPD).  Drop in and speak with one of our Community Animators.
This is your inclusive graduate student space!  
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Recurring Events at Grad Room

Mindfulness​ Meditation
KnitWits with Paula Karger (Drop-in)
Grad Minds Yoga
Graduate Writing Groups (Saturdays and Sundays)

Graduate Speaker Series ​

Grad Wanderers​
Graduate Career Exploration Group (GCEG)
HealthyGraduate Summer 21-Day Challenge

Embedded Services at Grad Room

International Transition Advising

International students are also welcome to meet with our International Transition Advisor, Yaseen Ali, to discuss their questions about navigating U of T and transitioning to life in Toronto and Canada.


Graduate students are invited to book a coaching session with one of our Community Animators or Ed Baluyut to discuss their goals and chart a path for graduate professional development.

Community Animators

Our team of community animators are graduate students, artists, and alumni who can help you find ways to enrich your personal, professional, and academic journey at the University of Toronto. Drop by for a chat, email, or call us!

Maryam Fashandi, PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering
Sofiia Ivantsiv, PhD Candidate, Molecular Genetics
Paula Karger, PhD Candidate, Comparative Literature
Christina Lam, MSc Student, Institute of Medical Science
Jennifer McCann, PhD Candidate, Political Science
Bahar Memarian, PhD Candidate, Industrial Engineering, Collaborative Specialization in Engineering Education
Swapna Mylabathula, MD/PhD Candidate, Institute of Medical Science
Akram Wahdan, MI Student, Faculty of Information
Yuxuan Wang, MEd Student, Adult Education and Community Development​

Contact Us

Grad Room, University of Toronto
66 Harbord Street (NE corner of Harbord and Spadina)
Toronto, ON M5S 3L1


Monday to Friday, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Weekends 9:00 am to 5:00 pm