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Friday, July 10th, 2020

Reflecting on Leadership: How to build skills for that future job through the Leadership for Grads summer series!

By: Michelle Bancroft, GradLife Ambassador Often, I will see position postings that say “must have leadership experience”, but what does that mean and how do I as a graduate student gain that type of experience? Picture from Student Life Website (https://studentlife.utoronto.ca/program/leadership-for-grads/) Luckily, UofT has a great program through Clubs & Leadership Development that focuses on […]

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Happiness Through Being Present

By: Michelle Bancroft, GradLife Ambassador As everything slowly starts to reopen in Toronto, it seems that things may be getting back to ‘normal’ (whatever that really means!). However, I feel like the months of isolation and the fear surrounding getting sick from other people will have lasting effects. So I have been spending a lot […]

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Summer Adventures Don’t Need to be Cancelled!

By: Michelle Bancroft, GradLife Ambassador Are you an adventure junkie like I am? Avid traveler? Or just getting a bit of cabin-fever and want to have a change of scenery during this pandemic?! Here are some ideas of adventures you can safely take this summer while respecting physical distancing!   Top 5 Summer Adventure Ideas: […]

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Harnessing Adaptability

By: Michelle Bancroft, GradLife Ambassador Hi everyone, I am Michelle Bancroft the new GradLife Ambassador and I am overjoyed to have the opportunity to share helpful tips, tricks, and resources so that you continue to get the best out of your graduate experience at UofT!  Picture of me! (Michelle Bancroft) Who am I?! Great existential […]

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Bake with Alex!

Written by Alex Torrie, Former Gradlife Ambassador   Hello Fellow Grad Students, and welcome back to the Gradlife blog. While I have been at home, I have been able to engage more in some of my favourite hobbies. One of those hobbies, is baking! In case you also enjoy baking, or are looking to try […]

Monday, May 11th, 2020

QuaraConflict Musings

By Hifza, G2G Peer Advisor As G2G peer advisor at the Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre I see a lot of examples of the types of academic, professional and interpersonal conflicts that occur in the graduate setting. Recently I’ve been spending a lot of time in quarantine musing on the ubiquitous nature of conflict. As the […]

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

5 Graduate Podcasts to Listen to During Quarantine

by: Hifza Buhari, G2G Peer Advisor (Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre) It has been a few weeks since we all decided to save each other’s lives by going into hibernation in our homes. As graduate students, this could have changed your research trajectory and caused many forms of productivity to come to a halt. It may also […]

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Social Distancing as a Graduate Student: 5 Things I’m Finding Helpful

Hello Fellow Grad Students! Today I had my second class with zoom since we all started doing physical/ social distancing.  It was a new experience, but I found that it brought a small sense of normalcy and routine back to my week that I had been missing. It was also nice to hear how my classmates […]

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Books on My Leisure Reading List

Hello Fellow Grad Students! It has been some time, and a lot has changed since I last posted. I am wishing everyone the best as we navigate these changes together. As I find myself with more time at home, I am not short of school work to do, but I have also been picking up […]

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Meet Sepehr!

Hello Grad Students! Welcome back to the Gradlife blog. This week, I want to introduce you to a fellow graduate student, Sepehr Sa ! Sepehr is PhD student in Mechanical Engineering, and we met at one of this year’s Grad Escape events. I wanted to bring another voice to the blog, one from a grad […]