Entries Tagged as 'Uncategorized'

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Grad Students. Stop and Recognize your Accomplishments.

At this point in your academic career, there will be expectations of you, whether that comes from your family, your supervisor, your peers, or yourself.  You’ve been developing a CV that lists your professional development and impressive “accomplishments” that may be major or minor. There may not be time in your life now to focus […]

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

10 Recommended Study/Work Cafés for the Busy Grad Student

Need to get some work done over the weekend but at home just isn’t an option? Libraries are great, but they’re not for everyone all the time (i.e. when HUNGRY, since food/drink is often not permitted).  So, I have compiled a list of 10 Recommended Study/Work Cafés that you can explore and hopefully get a productive session […]

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Introducing our new Gradlife Ambassador who Shares his take on Getting Involved

There is extensive research showing strong correlation between students’ academic performance and their quality of life. Having done an undergraduate and Master’s at UofT, and currently a PhD candidate in Physiology, I have come to genuinely appreciate that academic success is profoundly influenced by our satisfaction of graduate life. My Story: I first connected with […]

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Deals You Can Get With Your UofT Student Card

Written by Cricia Rinchon, Recent Gradlife Ambassador Studying (particularly downtown) can get really expensive. Between Toronto and our neighbouring university city, Hamilton, there is supposedly a 212.42% price difference per kilo of potatoes! This number may or may not be an exaggeration, but the cost of living in Toronto is undoubtedly more expensive. Don’t miss […]

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Career Planning Support for Graduate Students

Written by Cricia Rinchon, Gradlife Ambassador Last week, the School of Graduate studies excitedly shared the results of the 10 000 PhDs Project, which traced down the employment status of the PhDs who graduated from UofT between 2000 and 2015 in all disciplines. The variety of graduates’ job titles was evident: 59.4% being employed in […]

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018


Written by Joanne Liu, Leadership Programming Development Assistant In light of the Women’s March this past weekend, I’ve been reflecting on ways that women’s role in leadership have evolved over the years. In a December 2010 TedTalk, Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, talked about the slow progress of empowering women in leadership. She recalled […]

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Virtual Campus Tour 2018

Written by: Cricia Rinchon, GradLife Ambassador Photograph by: Makeda Marc-Ali Hope you’ve enjoyed your first week [back] at UofT! For those of you new to campus, or who are returning to campus but want to know more about the resources available to grad students, have a look at our Virtual Campus Tour Map. You can […]

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Navigating utoronto.ca

Written by Cricia Rinchon, GradLife Ambassador Photo by Jason Krygier-Baum “Congratulations and welcome [back] to graduate studies at the University of Toronto! The beginning of the year, especially for students moving to Toronto for the first time, can be a disorienting time. We at GradLife are excited to offer services to you in order to […]

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Winter Activities and Grad Escapes

Written by Cricia Rinchon, GradLife Ambassador Skating has been a common leisurely winter activity in Toronto, with our first outdoor commercial rink opening as early as the 1800s. Toronto’s newest synthetic ice skating rink is being housed at Ontario Place, where you can also enjoy 12 illuminated exhibits by 20 local artists and illuminated paths […]

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Leading Together: a Student Leadership Conference

Join us on January 13: Leading Together Guest Blog by Joanne Lieu, Leadership Programming Development Assistant The inception of Google began from a disagreement between Larry Page, a prospective graduate student of Stanford University, and Sergey Brin, a student who was assigned to show him around. Despite their differing views, they developed a partnership a […]