2016 Aggregate Results
We are pleased to share the aggregate results of the Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey, which is conducted at institutions across Canada. This is the fifth time the CGPSS was conducted at the University of Toronto. It was previously run in 2005, 2007, 2010, and 2013.
View the results.
About the CGPSS Survey
When did the 2016 survey take place?
The survey was available online from
February 8 to March 18, 2016.
Who was eligible to complete the survey?
Degree-seeking students registered in Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 with a valid U of T email address. Students in certain professional programs (Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA) and diploma programs were excluded.
What questions were asked in the survey?
Students were asked about their satisfaction with the graduate experience in a number of areas: satisfaction with program, quality of interactions and coursework; professional skills development; research experience; presentations and publications; advisor and thesis/dissertation/research paper; financial support; university services; and student/social life. They were also asked a number of general assessment and demographics questions.
How will the results be used?
The aggregated results will be used by senior administrators to evaluate graduate programs and services. The results will also be used in provostial quality assurance reviews.
Did other institutions besides U of T participate in the 2016 CGPSS?
Since 2007, the CGPSS has been administered nationally. Approximately 50 universities across Canada participated in the CGPSS in 2016.