Grad Room

Grad Room
Grad Room, 66 Harbord Street

Graduate students! 

Come relax, socialize, and study in the Grad Room Lounge or take a workshop in our Multi-Purpose Space​. Grad Room is a hub for graduate students to get involved in graduate life, build a community of graduate scholars, learn and practice new skills in Graduate Professional Development (GPD). Drop in and speak with one of our Community Animators. This is your inclusive graduate student space!


Mindfulness Meditation

Grad Room 66 Harbord Street, Toronto

Registration optional Drop-in every Monday at noon in the Grad Room for mindfulness meditation with Liam O'Leary. Would you like to be more calm, confident and connected? Learn to practice […]

Free

KnitWits

Grad Room 66 Harbord Street, Toronto

No Registration Drop-in knitting! Join us to knit and chat or, if you want to learn to knit, we have the materials and an experienced knitter (also a PhD student) […]

Free

Applying for Faculty Positions

GPS Credit: 0.66Interested in becoming a professor? In this workshop you will learn about the academic application process, including how to structure an effective cover letter, CV, research and diversity […]

Mindfulness Meditation

Grad Room 66 Harbord Street, Toronto

Registration optional Drop-in every Monday at noon in the Grad Room for mindfulness meditation with Liam O'Leary. Would you like to be more calm, confident and connected? Learn to practice […]

Free

KnitWits

Grad Room 66 Harbord Street, Toronto

No Registration Drop-in knitting! Join us to knit and chat or, if you want to learn to knit, we have the materials and an experienced knitter (also a PhD student) […]

Free

Career Planning for Faculty Positions

GPS credit: 0.66This small group session is for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are currently applying for faculty positions. We will discuss your experiences on the uncertain and challenging […]

Mindfulness Meditation

Grad Room 66 Harbord Street, Toronto

Registration optional Drop-in every Monday at noon in the Grad Room for mindfulness meditation with Liam O'Leary. Would you like to be more calm, confident and connected? Learn to practice […]

Free

KnitWits

Grad Room 66 Harbord Street, Toronto

No Registration Drop-in knitting! Join us to knit and chat or, if you want to learn to knit, we have the materials and an experienced knitter (also a PhD student) […]

Free

Identifying Transferable Skills

GPS Credit: 0.66You have developed essential skills through your academic, professional, and co-curricular experiences. In this workshop you will learn how to recognize and articulate these competencies, and you will […]

Recurring Events at Grad Room

Weekly:
Mindfulness Meditation with Liam O’Leary
KnitWits with Paula Karger (Drop-in)
Grad Minds Yoga
Graduate Writing Groups (Saturdays and Sundays)

Monthly:
Graduate Speaker Series​

Embedded Services at Grad Room

International Transition Advising

International students are also welcome to meet with our International Transition Advisor, Yaseen Ali to discuss their questions about navigating U of T and transitioning to life in Toronto and Canada.

Coaching

Graduate students are invited to book a coaching session with one of our Community Animators or Liam O’Leary to discuss their goals and chart a path for graduate professional development.

Community Animators

Our team of community animators are graduate students, artists, and alumni who can help you find ways to enrich your personal, professional, and academic journey at the University of Toronto. Drop by for a chat, email, or call us!

Maryam Fashandi, PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering
Sofiia Ivantsiv, PhD Candidate, Molecular Genetics
Paula Karger, PhD Candidate, Comparative Literature
Christina Lam, MSc Student, Institute of Medical Science
Jennifer McCann, PhD Student, Political Science
Bahar Memarian, PhD Candidate, Industrial Engineering, Collaborative Specialization in Engineering Education
Swapna Mylabathula, MD/PhD Candidate, Institute of Medical Science
Akram Wahdan, MI Student, Faculty of Information
Yuxuan Wang, MEd Student, Adult Education and Community Development​

Booking Grad Room

Interested in booking Grad Room’s lower level multipurpose space? Learn more.

Contact Us

Grad Room, University of Toronto
66 Harbord Street (NE corner of Harbord and Spadina)
Toronto, ON M5S 3L1
gradroom@utoronto.ca

Hours

Monday to Friday, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Weekends 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.