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Monday, September 28th, 2020

My Experience Starting Grad School During a Pandemic (And it’s Not All That Bad)

By: Georgia Maxwell, Gradlife Ambassador I’m not sure if this problem is particular to me, but my summer was full of Grad school dread. Rather than feel proud that I had gotten into Grad school, or excited about starting my program, I was fixated upon the fact that my experience was going to be very […]

Monday, September 21st, 2020

Nice to meet you!

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 […]

Monday, August 31st, 2020

4 Helpful Approaches to Succeed in Grad School

By: Michelle Bancroft, Summer 2020 GradLife Ambassador As I come to the end of my first year as a graduate student, I realize there has been some really great ways in which I have approached my academic career that have been helpful to my success. Though every individual student needs to find their own groove […]

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

The Great Coffee Debate

By: Michelle Bancroft, GradLife Ambassador “The best part of waking up, is Folgers in your cup!” Has this been your anthem throughout post-graduate school? I know it has been mine! Also, your welcome, if this is your first time watching this super catchy commercial jingle that has been stuck in my head since 1996! Regardless […]

Monday, July 27th, 2020

Making Connections as a New Graduate Student

By: Michelle Bancroft, GradLife Ambassador Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Recently on our GradLife Facebook page, I ran a poll to see what incoming graduate students were most excited for. Interestingly, “learning more about your area of study” and “meeting new people” tied for first place. Even though exploring your area of study is important, I am happy […]

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 […]