Grad Escapes

​​​​​Grad Escapes

Grad school can be hard work -- sometimes you just need to escape. To help you, the Graduate Students' Union and Student Life started Grad Escapes.This program helps to build community among fellow students by offering social, cultural, and recreational opportunities to relieve graduate student stress.

From art classes to baseball, from musical theatre to historic tours, there's something for everyone. So, forget your thesis for a night, try a new experience, and meet fellow students. Come with a partner, a friend, or come alone! Student families are welcome.

Upcoming Events

Making Gingerbread Houses at Loblaws Cooking School

   Wednesday, December 7, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
   Tickets: $10 and available via Limit: 2 per person.

Join us to decorate your own gingerbread house. You will be provided with the pre-assembled house, royal icing, and all the candies, and you will have a blast decorating. When your masterpiece is complete, we'll wrap it in cellophane ready for you to take home to display! The PC Cooking School is located on the second floor of the Maple Leaf Gardens store, next to the Joe Fresh and LCBO. We will have an informal contest for best house with a prize! No outside food allowed in the class.

Get Crafty: Making Star Ornaments

   Tuesday, December 13, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
   Tickets: free and available via Limit: 2 per person.

Join us in this festive session where we'll make holiday star ornaments. Students will have the option to participate in the One Million Stars to End Violence program by  letting their stars hang on display at the PanAm Games. Presented in partnership with Hart House.

Games Night: Bampot House of Tea and Boardgames

   Thursday, January 26, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
   Tickets: $7 and available via Limit: 2 per person.

Come and play unlimited boardgames with other graduate students at this popular local venue. Tea and refreshments included!

Skating at Harbourfront Centre: DJ Skate Nights!

   Saturday, February 4, 8:00 - 11:00 pm
   Tickets: $10 (Skate rentals, pay at venue) and available via Limit: 2 per person.

Join us at Harbourfront skating rink for some skating There will be a live DJ with music! You are encouraged to bring your own skates. If you do not have skates, you will be required to rent skates at the venue:  the cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.


Other Events

Optimize Your Graduate Experience  - REGISTRATION CLOSED

November 1, 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Join us to learn effective strategies to enhance wellness and reduce stress as a grad student. This event will feature talks on mindfulness and imposter syndrome as well as yoga and sketching sessions. The evening will finish with a social. Light refreshments will be served. Register.