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




Money Matters for Grad Students

Wednesday, October 25, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Need assistance with making a sustainable budget?  Not sure about your funding package?  Interested in applying for awards? Hear a representative from the SGS Graduate Awards Office speak about funding packages across the University of Toronto, budgeting tips, and awards and scholarships you may be eligible to apply for as a graduate student. Learn more about application best practices, deadlines, processes and where to get help when you need it. Pizza will be served.

Presented by the School of Graduate Studies.    



Becoming a Parent while Pursuing a Graduate Degree Panel

Tuesday, November 7, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Many students debate if they should have a baby in graduate school or whether to wait until their lives and careers are more established. This talk will provide you with information to allow you to make a more informed decision about what it means to start a family, including:

Programs and resources available for students who are starting a family, such as, University and Government leave policies; funding options for pregnancy/ parental leave; and resources for new parents

A panel discussion featuring a faculty member and graduate students who are raising children. You will be able to hear first-hand about their experiences, challenges and valuable strategies for integrating studies and careers with raising children.  

Presented by the Family Care Office, the School of Graduate Studies, and Gradlife




Getting the Most from Your Supervisor

Wednesday, November 8, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Wondering how you can get the most out of your supervisory relationship?  Want to know how you can use the Graduate Supervision Guidelines and learn some effective strategies for implementing positive change? Join fellow graduate students and G2G Peer Advisors from the Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre (CRC) for an interactive discussion about the challenges of working with a supervisor, how to use the guidelines to your advantage, and tips and tricks for getting the most out of your supervisory relationship. Pizza will be served.

P.S. Want to read the guidelines before you come? Check them out he​re.


Presented by the the Conflict Resolution Centre for Graduate Students.    


Creating a Culture of Consent

Tuesday, November 21, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

This one hour workshop and discussion will focus on how we can all, as a community, respond supportively to survivors of sexual violence and proactively build a culture of consent on campus. Participants will learn about the new Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment, some skills for receiving disclosures supportively and get a chance to discuss prevention and culture change. The workshop will be facilitated by Meg Saxby, Coordinator of the St George Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre.


Presented by the St. George Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre.





Other Events


Monthly Grad Student Parent Circle (Presented by the Family Care Office)

Wednesday, November 1, 12:00 - 2:00 pm