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By: Georgia Maxwell, Gradlife Ambassador

Hello everyone, my name’s Georgia and I’ll be your new Gradlife Ambassador for the upcoming year. Since you’ll be hearing from me a lot, and hopefully meeting me at some of our Gradlife events, I wanted to properly introduce myself.

I’ve just started my MA in English Literature with a collaborative specialization in Book History and Print Culture. I’m a new graduate student at U of T, so I’m learning about the school and everything it has to offer as I go. Since life as a graduate student can be difficult to navigate, whether you’re in a research or a professional program, I’m here to share my experiences as I face the various challenges of graduate life, and also to share tips and resources that may help you along your journey, whether they be from Gradlife or other places on campus.

To pass the time this summer, I tried to go camping (which was, in a word, terrible) and I tried to play tennis (also didn’t go great). Besides my failed attempts to sport, my favourite past times include drinking coffee, pretending to read, watching bad TV and procrastinating… although I won’t when it comes to letting you know about all the fun things Gradlife has in store! That’s a promise.

Now that I’ve introduced myself, I hope that you’ll come to one of our upcoming Gradlife events so that I can meet you as well. On September 24th we have our Grad Escapes night, where we’ll be playing some fun virtual board games, and our first Grad Connection will be on September 29th, where Grad students across U of T can come together and meet new people. To find out more about our upcoming events, check out the Gradlife calendar on CLNX: https://clnx.utoronto.ca/home/gradlife.htm

Image description: Group of people playing a board game on the floor
This could be us!
(Photo by cottonbro from Pexels)

While I love being way too invested in board games, one of the main purposes of Gradlife is to help forge graduate communities across U of T, and help Grad students unwind and have a good time. I think this is especially important since we are all hard working, and understandably stressed out people. So I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events—if not one of the ones I just mentioned then one of the many others we have in store! In the meantime, if you have any questions, suggestions or just want to say hi, I can be reached at Georgia.maxwell@mail.utoronto.ca or you can follow the Gradlife twitter account @UofTGradlife.

Image description: Georgia is carrying a huge bag, 2 paddles and 2 water bottles through the woods and looks unhappy
A photo of me trying to camp. Thank you to my “friend” for capturing me at my best.

I hope to see/ hear from you soon!

Georgia



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