Grad Talks

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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



Seeking, Striving, Finding: Staying Motivated in Grad School

Thursday, January 25, 12:00 - 1:30pm

Graduate school, as the saying goes, is more of a marathon than a sprint—but what does this mean in practice? In this workshop,
we’ll explore the challenge of staying motivated when the finish line is nowhere in sight. This session will involve reflection and discussion.

Presented by the Academic Success Centre.



Talking to New People 

Thursday, February 1, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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. Pizza will be available.​

Presented by Erin Clifford, Mentorship Programs.



Beyond Books: Using the U of T Libraries as a Grad Student

Wednesday, February 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. Pizza will be available. 

Presented by the U of T Libraries.




Dealing with Awkward Situations

Tuesday, March 6, 12:00- 2:00 pm

Grad school can be full of awkward moments and missed opportunities.  Ever walked away from a conversation wondering, "What just happened?"  Ever seen a faculty member outside of class or the lab and walked past them while staring at the ground? Ever attended a department event and asked yourself, "What am I doing here?"

Join G2G Peer Advisors from the Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre(CRC) for a frank discussion about conflicting expectations, awkward conversations, and the blurry boundary between social life and professional life. Pizza will be available.









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