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; all sessions are held at the Grad Room at 66 Harbord Street.

Sessions fall in one of these categories:

  • Communication

  • Personal Development
  • Wellness

  • Creative Arts

  • Career

  • Great to Know

  • Academic Support




Cycling Safety and Maintenance

Tuesday, May 2, 4:00 - 5:30 pm


Do you feel nervous biking in the city? Would you like to know how to keep your bike running smoothly? Come to Bikechain's Cycling Safety and Maintenance workshop! You will get tips and resources on biking safely in the city. We will also go over the basic maintenance you can do on your bike at home, and talk about when you should bring it into the shop for some more thorough care.

Presented by BikeChain.




Managing Awkward Situations in Grad School

Thursday, June 8, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Have you ever walked away from a conversation wondering, "What just happened?" Ever seen a professor outside of class and, unsure of whether to make eye contact or not, marched past them while staring at the ground? Have you attended a large social gathering outside your department and found yourself in a corner not knowing where to start? Grad school can be full of awkward and potentially embarrassing moments. Join G2G Peer Advisors from the Conflict Resolution Centre for Graduate Students for a frank discussion about conflicting expectations, miscommunication, and the blurry boundary between social and professional. Pizza will be available.

Presented the Conflict Resolution Centre for Graduate Students.



Scholarships and Awards: when to start, where to start

Tuesday, July 18, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

The Graduate Awards Office (GAO) at the School of Graduate Studies provides administrative support for a wide range of scholarship and financial aid programs. Find out more about the awards and scholarships you may be eligible to apply for as a graduate student here at U of T. Learn more about application best practices, deadlines, processes and where to get help when you need it. *Open to new and continuing grad students.

Presented by the School of Graduate Studies.     


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

Tuesday, August 15, 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 served.

Presented by the U of T Engagement Librarian.     





Other Events


Monthly Grad Student Parent Circle 

Monday, May15, 12:00 - 2:00 pm


​​Connect and unwind with other grad students who have or about to have children. Presented by the Family Care Office in partnership with Hart House and the UTGSU.​