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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 […]

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 […]