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

  • Career

  • Great to Know

  • Academic Support



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


Money Matters for Grad Students

Wednesday, November 21, 12-2 pm

Need assistance with making a sustainable budget?  Not sure about your funding package?  Interested in applying for scholarships and awards? Hear The SGS Financial Aid and Advising Team speak about funding at the University of Toronto and provide tips for financial survival. They will also share best practices for 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 available.

Presented by the SGS Financial Aid and Advising. 



5 Ways to Wellbeing as a Graduate Student

Wednesday, December 5, 12-2 pm

Coping with the challenges of graduate studies, meeting expectations, and navigating complex university systems can be exhausting! Investing in being happy, healthy and well provides a foundation for achieving balance and sustaining success. This interactive session explores what it means to feel good and function well as a graduate student. Drawing on recent evidence from the study of well-being, you’ll be introduced a cluster of activities that promote resiliency and prevent burnout so you can be at your best. Pizza will be available.

Presented by Health and Wellness.



Strategies for Setting Boundaries and Managing Responsibilities in Grad School

Tuesday, December 11, 12-2 pm

In grad school, it can be difficult to simply say "no" to fellow peers, advisors, supervisors, and even new opportunities. This workshop will present you with important communication and negotiation skills on saying "yes," learning to say "no," and setting up healthy and beneficial boundaries. Pizza will be available.

Presented by the Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre.