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Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Here’s the Scoop on Grad Escapes

You may have been seeing posts on the Gradlife Facebook page about Grad Escape events. Perhaps you’re curious about what happens, or you’re not quite sure what they are all about. So, here’s the scoop. Grad Escapes are activities that groups of grad students can do together to take a break from studying (or escape- […]

Monday, October 21st, 2019

I’ve Got 99 things Stressing Me Out, but my Supervisor Relationship Ain’t 1

Welcome back to another week on the Gradlife Blog! I hope everything is going well so far this semester. Anyone else feeling the pressure of all the things that keep piling up? (*Puts up hand and waves it wildly*). The stress is real. At this point in the semester, it is more important than ever […]

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

An Attitude of Gratitude

Welcome back to the Gradlife Blog!  We’ve made it to Thanksgiving weekend! I hope that the long weekend provided time for some rest, sleep and of course, yummy food.  I find it fitting that this holiday acts as a bit of a midway point in the semester, and that it is a holiday which emphasises […]

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Why Not Wellness?

October weather is here so naturally I write this from a nice cozy spot on my couch, enjoying the excuse to stay huddled up inside.  It is a nice break from the constant rushing around I’ve been doing and reminds me of the importance of breaks and how easy it is to forget them. Do […]

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

A Glimpse at my Grad Life

Did you know that the total number of graduate students enrolled at U of T for the 2018-2019 school year on the St. George campus, was 18,219? Not only that, but as of Fall 2018,  over 300 graduate programs are offered here. For some reason I was really struck by these numbers. I think it is because when […]

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019


  Welcome one and all to graduate studies at U of T! It is sure to be an exciting and busy start to the semester. Who’s ready to get started? Firstly, let me introduce myself. My name is Alexandra and I am your Gradlife Ambassador in Student Life. A few quick things about me and […]

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

A Grad Student’s Guide to Fall Orientation 2019!

By: Samara Moore, Gradlife Ambassador Are you an incoming graduate student who is eager for advice about how to succeed in your academic program after being out of school for a few years? Maybe you are an international student who will be living in Canada for the first time and would like support with your […]

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

What I Wish I REALLY Knew When I Started Graduate School!

   By: Samara Moore, Gradlife Ambassador Are you a soon-to-be Masters or Doctoral student starting graduate school for the first time in the fall? How are you feeling about it? Are you excited, nervous, eager, afraid, or all of the above? This time last year I was in a similar position as you. I left […]

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 […]