Grad Talks

​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Grad Talks 

Grad Talks

Gradlife and The Grad Room partner to offer learning sessions to help graduate students build skills and gain balance; all sessions are held at the Grad Room at 66 Harbord Street.

Sessions fall in one of these categories:

  • Communication

  • Personal Development
  • Wellness

  • Creative Arts

  • Career

  • Great to Know

  • Academic Support



Creating a Culture of Consent

Tuesday, November 21, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

This one hour workshop and discussion will focus on how we can all, as a community, respond supportively to survivors of sexual violence and proactively build a culture of consent on campus. Participants will learn about the new Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment, some skills for receiving disclosures supportively and get a chance to discuss prevention and culture change. The workshop will be facilitated by Meg Saxby, Coordinator of the St George Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre.

Presented by the St. George Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre.



5 Ways to Wellbeing as a Grad Student

Tuesday, December 5, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Coping with the rigor of your academic curriculum, living up to expectations, and adapting to a new environment can be exhausting!  Investing in being happy, healthy and well provides a foundation for achieving balance and sustaining success in your academic, professional, and personal lives.  This session on self-care explores what it means to feel good and function well as a graduate student.  Drawing on recent evidence from the study of wellbeing, you’ll be introduced a cluster of activities that promote resiliency and prevent burn-out so you can be at your best. Pizza will be available. Presented by the Healthy Grads team.

Presented by the Healthy Grads Team.




Other Events


Monthly Grad Student Parent Circle (Presented by the Family Care Office)

Tuesday, December 5, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Connect and unwind with other U of T graduate students who have or are about to have children. Share resources, get support and enjoy relaxing craft activities!

Pizza lunch will be served.

All U of T graduate student parents and expectant graduate students are welcome.

This program is a collaborative initiative of the Family Care Office, Graduate Student Union, Grad Life and Hart House.