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; 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

  • Creative Arts

  • Career

  • Great to Know

  • Academic Support




5 Back to School Supplies Your Really Need

Friday, August 10, 10:30am- 12:00 pm

Want to make sure you have the supplies you need to start the new school year?  No matter what year of grad school you are starting, September is an opportunity to think about what you want to accomplish and what you might want to do differently, and to refresh your memory about the many resources for grad students at U of T.  Join the G2G Peer Advisors from the Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre for a fun and interactive chat about the "The 5 back-to-school supplies you really need as a grad student". 


More than books: Using the U of T libraries as a graduate student

Tuesday, August 14, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

With 44 libraries at the University of Toronto, it may be overwhelming to figure out where to begin conducting research. This talk will showcase library resources and services that are of particular interest to grad students, including unique collections beyond books (e.g., archives, maps, and datasets) and how librarians can support grad students with their research process.


Talking to New People in Grad School

Tuesday, August 21, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Does the idea of walking into a room full of strangers make you want to run in the opposite direction?  Are you really interested in finding a mentor but don’t know what to talk to them about? We will teach you the tips and techniques that will make those conversations a lot less awkward and a lot more meaningful.


Grad Campus Tours

Monday August 27, Wednesday August 29, Friday August 31, 12pm, 3pm, 5:30pm

If you're new to the University of Toronto St. George campus, or want to learn more about where grad-specific spaces and offices are located, join one of the Gradlife campus tours.Tours will run for one hour and begin at the School of Graduate Studies.  No registration required.

Getting the Most from your Supervisor

Wednesday, October 24, 12-2pm

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: