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Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Resources 101 for New (and Returning) Graduate Students!

By: Samara Moore, Gradlife Ambassador Are you a new graduate student who will be beginning your studies at U of T in September? Are you eager to get more involved with student groups and navigate the resources on campus, but don’t know where to start? Perhaps you are excited about your new journey as a […]

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

A Torontonian’s Guide to July Street Festivals

By: Samara Moore, Gradlife Ambassador One of the things that I look forward to the most during the summer months in Toronto are the street festivals! On any given weekend Torontonians can count on there being a street event ! Just this past weekend, we kicked off the month strong with street festivals such as […]

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Reading for Myself Again: 7 Books on My Summer Reading List!

By: Samara Moore, Gradlife Ambassador When was the last time that you read for leisure? When was it last that your reading was not attached to your research or coursework, but simply for your personal enjoyment? While the reading that I do for my master’s program can be stimulating, engaging, and genuinely enjoyable, I must […]

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Get Connected This Summer!

By: Samara Moore, Gradlife Ambassador If you are reading this then it is safe to assume that you have survived the regular school year. This is no small feat! We all know how grueling a graduate program can be. At this time of year I have found myself reflecting on my academics, strengths and weaknesses, […]

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Will You Join Us for Graduate Student Experience Week?

By Samara Moore, Gradlife Ambassador Indulge me, if you will? Think ahead to the end of your graduate school journey. You have assembled with your colleagues at convocation hall to celebrate earning your Masters or PhD degree. When graduate school is over, what are the things that you hope to gain from the experience besides […]

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

I Challenge You to Register for The Three Minute Thesis (3MT)! Will You Accept?

By: Samara Moore, Gradlife Ambassador Do you want to develop the ability to talk effectively about your research to any audience? Are you looking to build your network in a way that will lead to more research opportunities? Have you been actively trying to connect with graduate students outside of your discipline? Have you reached […]

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Welcome New Students!

By: Samara Moore, Gradlife Ambassador If you are one of the over 300 new graduate students joining our community this term -welcome! My name is Samara. I am a first year Masters student studying at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. I am pleased to be your Grad Life Ambassador! At Gradlife, we are here […]

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

5 Tips To Help You With Your Goals in 2019!

By: Samara Moore, Gradlife Ambassador Do you make it a practice to set goals for the new year? Are you someone who has an idea about what you want to achieve this year, but do not find it necessary to write it down? Do you intentionally avoid new years resolutions, and prefer to set goals […]

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 […]