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




Transitioning to Life as a Grad Student * Orientation Event

Monday, September 11, 9:00am - 3:00 pm

Learn effective strategies for academic success, talking to new people, learn about navigating campus services and hear tips for success from current students. You will also have the opportunity to make new connections. Lunch provided. Space limited.


Sharing and Publishing your research: preparing your Thesis for graduation and beyond

Tuesday, September 19, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

As part of the graduation process you will be submitting an electronic copy of your thesis that will become publicly available online upon your convocation. In this talk given jointly by the School of Graduate Studies and the Library staff, you will learn about the thesis submission process, formatting guidelines, post-submission steps, as well as various deadlines for fees and convocation. If you are planning on publishing (or have already published) a chapter of your thesis as an article/book and are not sure about the copyright restrictions or implications of online availability, the library staff will be there to answer these and other questions about publishing, copyright, and author rights.

 Pizza will be served.

Presented by the U of T Libraries and the School of Graduate Studies.     


TAing at the University of Toronto

Tuesday, October 3, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

In this interactive session, we will discuss strategies for dealing with the pressures of balancing your teaching work with your academic responsibilities as well as strategies for circumventing some problems before they arise. We will also discuss some of the resources that graduate students can access for help with difficulties in their TA work, and for support as they develop materials for their students. Pizza will be served.

Presented by the Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation.    


Money Matters for Grad Students

Wednesday, October 25, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Need assistance with making a sustainable budget?  Not sure about your funding package?  Interested in applying for awards? Hear a representative from the SGS Graduate Awards Office speak about funding packages across the University of Toronto, budgeting tips, and awards and scholarships you may be eligible to apply for as a graduate student. Learn more about application best practices, deadlines, processes and where to get help when you need it. Pizza will be served.

Presented by the School of Graduate Studies.    



Getting the Most from Your Supervisor

Thursday, November 8, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Wondering how you can get the most out of your supervisory relationship?  Want to know how you can use the Graduate Supervision Guidelines and learn some effective strategies for implementing positive change? Join fellow graduate students and G2G Peer Advisors from the Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre (CRC) for an interactive discussion about the challenges of working with a supervisor, how to use the guidelines to your advantage, and tips and tricks for getting the most out of your supervisory relationship. Pizza will be served.

P.S. Want to read the guidelines before you come? Check them out here.


Presented by the the Conflict Resolution Centre for Graduate Students.    




Other Events


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

​Wednesday, October 4, 12:00 -2:00 pm