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:
- Personal Development
Great to Know
Equity & Diversity
*Please let us know if you have any food restrictions or accommodation needs: email@example.com.
U of T Libraries: Supporting your Research in the Summer Months
Monday, May 6, 1:00-2:00pm
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.
Setting Boundaries: Learning to Say No as a Grad Student
Tuesday, May 28, 1200-2:00pm
As graduate students it can often be difficult to say "no" to requests from supervisors, lab/group members or colleagues. Join us for an interactive workshop and discussion about the communication and negotiation skills that will help you to say “yes” to what you need, and “no” to what might not be in your best interests. If you are interested in developing strategies for maintaining healthy and beneficial academic boundaries, we look forward to meeting you! Presented by the G2G Peer Advisors from the Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre. Pizza will be available.
Scholarships and Awards: when to start, where to start
Thursday, July 18, 1200-1:30pm
The Graduate Awards Office (GAO) at the School of Graduate Studies provides administrative support for a wide range of scholarship and financial aid and advising programs. Find out more about the awards and scholarships you may be eligible to apply for as a graduate student here at U of T. Learn about application best practices, deadlines, processes and where . Pizza will be available.
Picking & Getting to Know your Supervisor and Committee
Wednesday, July 24, 12:00- 2:00pm
Starting grad school without a supervisor or with a supervisor you’ve never worked with before? Looking to put together a committee that will support your academic work for the years to come? Join us for an interactive workshop and discussion about the challenges and opportunities related to selecting a supervisor/committee members and communication strategies to help you get to know your supervisor and committee in the early days. Presented by the G2G Peer Advisors from the Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre. Pizza will be available.