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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Creating an Online Presence as Graduate Students

  By Cricia Richon, Gradlife Ambassador Branding was once a strategy to differentiate products, services, and companies to build value for the consumer and brand owner; later it evolved to broader areas such as the personal life or careers of individuals. The term personal branding refers to what you promise to bring to the marketplace […]

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Welcome [Back]!

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 ease this transition. As the new GradLife Ambassador, part of […]

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Starting the Semester Right

Whew! Orientations are slowly drawing to a close (but don’t forget, the Gradlife transition event will be happening Monday, September 11), and that means the real work is right around the corner. I know there was a lot of information thrown your way this week, and that you might be starting to feel some anxiety about […]

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Virtual Campus Tour

Didn’t make it to our Gradlife Campus Tours last week? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered! 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, read on. Below is a picture of the route we took, with some […]

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Welcome & Welcome Back! Starting 2017/2018 Off Right

Written by: Kat Clark, Gradlife Intern It’s about that time again, when we calculate just how many official days there are left in summer (or is that just me?), and how many more times we can sit on a patio or study in the sunshine before the campus calls us back to hide in our […]

Friday, August 4th, 2017

No Issue is Too Small: conflict resolution in grad school

While graduate students may enjoy small class sizes and work in small groups, grad school can be an oddly isolated experience. Not being exposed to your fellow students and lacking a peer network can be particularly challenging when dealing with conflicts or other interpersonal issues. It can be difficult to understand what the “normal” graduate […]

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Graduate Writing Groups — a community to get you through your writing woes

Throughout my time as a grad student, I have found that as soon as I need to sit down to write a grant application or a manuscript, a number of other very important tasks magically appear. Making the time to write can be challenging, especially when it comes to writing something as long and daunting […]

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Pride 101

This years marks the 37th anniversary of Toronto’s annual Pride festival and the city’s second Pride month. Over the last few weeks, the rainbow flag (a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and trans (LGBQT) pride and social movements) has been popping up around the city and campus. The first iteration of Pride in Toronto […]

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Ain’t no rest for the grad student: on recovery and resilience in grad school

Written by: Gradlife Blogger Ekaterina An Last week I attended the annual Jackson Lecture at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), delivered by psychologist Dr. Katreena Scott, entitled “Mind the Gap: schools and our mental health systems.” Dr. Scott highlighted the mental health issues that often affect students, and encouraged the audience to think […]

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Meet your new Gradlife Ambassador!

 Even though spring is coming to an end, and it seems like summer is just around the corner, the idea of new beginnings feels like the perfect backdrop to kicking off my time as your Gradlife Ambassador. I’m Kat – a second-year grad student at the Institute of Medical Science – and I am very […]