Graduate Student Pulse Survey

Your input matters.

The ongoing pandemic presents numerous challenges for graduate students and we’re interested in hearing more about how you are doing, what your concerns are, and what strategies have been helpful in navigating these concerns. The information you provide in the School of Graduate Studies Graduate Student Pulse Survey will help to inform supports and resources for graduate students.  

Who should participate

All graduate students at the University of Toronto.  

How will students participate

We sent the SGS Graduate Student Pulse Survey link by email on November 26 (subject line: Your personal link to participate in the SGS Graduate Student Pulse Survey is enclosed). This link is unique to you and should not be forwarded to others. UTORid login is required. The survey is brief and should only take about 10 minutes to complete. 

You can complete the survey all at once, or revisit it later by selecting “Save & Return Later”. If you do this, you will receive an email and be able to complete the survey at a later time. Once you submit the survey, there is no way to revisit your submissions. If you have difficulty accessing the survey, please email

When will students participate

The survey launches on November 26, 2020 and closes two weeks later on December 10, 2020. 

How these data will be used

The data we collect will be used to develop, assess, and maintain programs and initiatives that respond to the needs of graduate students. A summary report will be made available on the SGS website early in the new year.

Privacy & confidentiality

Participation is voluntary and there are no repercussions for choosing not to complete the survey. As your email address will be used to send you this survey, your responses will not be anonymous. However, the data collected will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared in any way. Only aggregate data will be used in reporting the findings.

The University of Toronto is committed to the protection of privacy. Learn more.

Find out more

Questions on the SGS Graduate Student Pulse Survey can be directed to

More SGS initiatives

Supports for students