Entries Tagged as 'Uncategorized'

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Learning to Write Freely and Other Life Lessons From a Writing Workshop

By: Samara Moore, Gradlife Ambassador Do you long to reconnect with interests and activities that used to bring you joy? Has the process of academic writing stifled your love for the craft? At times, do you feel divided in the multiple spaces, or worlds, that you occupy? These were some of the themes that emerged […]

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Getting The Most Out Of The Winter Break: 8 Things To Do In Toronto This December!

By: Samara Moore, Gradlife Ambassador December is finally here and the semester is winding down! If you are anything like me, you are eagerly awaiting that moment when you submit your final assignment, write your last exam, or finish grading that last paper for the term. We will all have a bit of extra time […]

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Grad Escapes: Why you should go!

By: Samara Moore, Gradlife Ambassador Since I started grad school this fall, I have participated in a riveting game of The Resistance over unicorn inspired tea. I have held a medieval manuscript and rubbed my fingers against its ancient parchment pages. I have taken a courageous leap into improv, and have enjoyed the peaceful calm […]

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

A Foodie’s Guide: 10 Restaurants, 4 Parts of the City

By: Samara Moore, Gradlife Ambassador Anyone who knows me well, knows that I love to eat! What better way to spend the day, than to share a meal with friends? If you are a food lover like me, I have got you covered! I’ve compiled a list of my ten favourite restaurants in four parts […]

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Surviving the Midterm Slump!

By: Samara Moore, Gradlife Ambassador It is one of the most dreaded periods on the calendar of a university student –midterms! Whether we welcome it or not, midterm season is upon us at the University of Toronto. It is the time of year when we are tasked with working through an onslaught of assignments. Would […]

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Imposter Syndrome -You are not alone!

By: Samara Moore, Gradlife Ambassador Do you frequently dismiss your achievements? Find yourself feeling extremely uncomfortable when you are recognized for your work? Do you have an underlying belief that you are not as intelligent or capable as people think that you are? Fear that you will be exposed as a fraud, who does not really […]

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Balance and Self-Care in Graduate School

By Samara Moore, Gradlife Ambassador When you feel the pressure of school demands, what are the first things that you give up? Sleep? Meals? Gym time? Breaks? Hobbies? Social engagements? Religious meetings or practices? Time to sit with your thoughts and reflect? For the past couple of years, I have made self-care a priority. I […]

Monday, October 1st, 2018

10 Things Every U of T Grad Student Needs to Know (VIDEO + Transcript)

In this Facebook LIVE video, grad students Sarah and Amika share their top 10 things that U of T grad students should know. Check out the video below as well as a transcript of the key points & links from the video! KEY POINTS Tip 1: Being a Grad Student Is a Profession, Not an […]

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

New Gradlife Ambassador!

    By Samara Moore, Gradlife Ambassador Do you want to make genuine connections in grad school? Are you struggling to figure out how to balance school, work and your personal life? Do you want to get involved and take advantage of the resources on campus, but don’t know where to start? Are you feeling […]

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Coming Up in September: Gradlife Welcome Week (Sept 24-28, 2018)

Guest Blogger: Sarah Dolman, Gradlife Program Intern Hoping to get off to a strong start this Fall term? Whether you’re a new or returning student, Gradlife has plenty of exciting activities planned to kick off the term as part of GRADLIFE WELCOME WEEK! Check out all the details below: ALL WEEK (SEPT 24-28) Twitter Challenge […]