Symposium on Effective Academic Communication for Incoming International Graduate Students

Why, What, and How?

As performance expectations run high at the Master’s and Doctoral levels, acquiring effective written and oral academic communication skills is a challenge faced by all new graduate students. For international students just starting their graduate work, that challenge may be even more acute. This online symposium is designed to give you a head start on learning how to write successful papers and deliver superior  presentations, so that you can start your academic journey at U of T with greater confidence.

Presented by U of T’s Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC), this synchronous online event features four different 40-minute workshops, each covering a fundamental aspect of graduate academic communication. We’ll be looking at issues ranging from the formality of academic English to the use of sources in your writing, the overall focus being how to communicate your ideas more effectively through both your written work and your oral presentations.

These sessions will also provide a taste of the range of courses, workshops and individual assistance GCAC offers to graduate students throughout the year. We hope you’ll be able to join us on Sept 4.  This event is free of charge for registered U of T Grad students.


When: Friday September 4, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Eligibility & Registration Procedures


Enrollment is open to registered graduate students at the University of Toronto.

​Registration Procedures

To register click the following link:

You will be prompted to log in to the registration system using your UTORid and password. To register, click the blue “Register for this event” button on the right. If the blue button does not appear, either online registration is no longer possible or you are not eligible to take this course.

​​Once you have registered, you should receive a confirmation email which will include your registration details. That email is sent to the address that is listed in your official U of T profile. ​If you do not receive an email, contact us at with your information. 

Please note: If you do not have a UTORid or password please consult the Information Commons helpdesk. If you have not yet activated your UTORid or have forgotten your password, please refer to UTORid Account Management. If you are not a registered U of T graduate student, you are not eligible to take our courses.