Dean’s Welcome

Joshua Barker, Dean, School of Graduate Studies
Dean Joshua Barker

​​​Pursuing graduate studies means so many different things to different people. For some, it is a chance to make a novel discovery, or to pursue a passion. For others, it is an opportunity to develop career potential, or to follow a path toward improving the world we live in.

We’ve created the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) website with this diversity of interests in mind. Wherever possible, we’ve included personal stories about our students, staff, and alumni so that you can learn firsthand about their aspirations and experiences, and even take away a few words of advice. We share resources about graduate supervision as well as tips to complete a doctoral-stream program as efficiently as possible.

We also keep you updated with the latest news affecting the graduate community (see the archive of our Gradschool e-news, a monthly newsletter distributed to all registered students). Visit our new data dashboards to explore recent data on the full doctoral student life-cycle to help you make informed decisions.

At the School of Graduate Studies, we aim to provide support, encouragement, and clarity during all stages of the graduate experience. If you do not find what you’re looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us, or drop by SGS Academic Services at 63 St. George Street.


Joshua Barker
Dean, Graduate Studies and Vice-Provost, Graduate Research and Education