Grad Talks

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Grad Talks

Gradlife and The Grad Room partner to offer learning sessions to help graduate students build skills and gain balance; most sessions are held at the Grad Room at 66 Harbord Street. or the Main Activity Hall at 569 Spadina Ave.

Sessions fall in one of these categories:

  • Communication

  • Personal Development
  • Wellness

  • Career

  • Great to Know

  • Academic Support

  • Equity & Diversity



 *Please let us know if you have any food restrictions or accommodation needs:​.

Telling Compelling Stories​

Wednesday, March 13, 12-2pm

Whether it's a corporate setting, a stage performance, or just coffee with a good friend - knowing how to tell a compelling story matters. This two hour workshop workshop focuses on beginner skills. Finding your personal storytelling voice, the hard and fast rules of an enthralling story, stage presence, characters, and story structure. Discover ways to emphasize the strengths while minimizing the weaknesses. Pizza will be available. Presented by Sage Tyrtle.​ ​


Financial Health for Grad Students​

Tuesday, March 14, 12-1:30pm

Need assistance with making a sustainable budget? Not sure about your funding package? Interested in applying for scholarships and awards? Good financial health is vital for thriving as a graduate student. Hear about tips for financial survival, learn about best practices for awards and scholarship applications, and find out where to get help when you need it most. Pizza will be available.

Presented by Alice Brummell, Coordinator, Student Support and Financial Aid (SGS Financial Aid and Advising Team)



U of T Libraries: Supporting your Research in the Summer Months​

Tuesday, April 2, 12-1:00pm

Wherever summer takes you and your research, U of T Libraries is here to help! This GradTalk will highlight the ways the library is ready to support your work remotely. Access digital and print collections from wherever you are, Skype with a librarian to troubleshoot a lit review, figure out how to get into an archive or library away from home, strengthen the security and privacy of your data, and more. On campus or abroad, this talk will show you how the library can help you make it all work. Even in the summer

Presented by Benjamin Walsh, U of T Libraries.



What to do when you don't know what's next: Navigating your Next Steps after Grad School 

Tuesday, April 16, 12-2:00pm

After the end of your grad program, are you thinking of heading off to work? To another degree program? To vacation forever in Bali? Not sure yet? Come hang out with some other grad students and talk about it! We’ll discover our personal values and talk about ways to use those values to guide our next steps (and learn about some handy resources, too). This talk will be facilitated by the Peer Leadership team. Pizza provided.​