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Transitioning to Gradlife: Strategies for Success in a Research Program

Aug 26, 2019

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Transitioning to Gradlife: Strategies for Success in a Research Program

Strategies for Personal Development, Academic Success and Making Connections in a Research Program

Incoming graduate students (Research Stream): Join this session to help you make the transition to grad life. Learn effective strategies for academic success and personal wellness, talking to people and and navigating your supervisor relationship and hear tips from current students in research programs. Lunch included. Please let us know if you have any food restrictions: jennifer.pinker@utoronto.ca

Program:
Welcome + Ice Breaker (Gradlife)
12:05-12:15

Talking to New People (Mentorship and Peer Programs)
12:15-1:00

Refreshments/break
1-1:30pm

Strategies for Academic Success in a Research Program (Academic Success) 
1:30-2:15pm

Starting off Right with your Supervisor (G2G Peer Advisors, Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre)
2:15-2:45pm

Student Panel: You Belong in Grad School (G2G Peer Advisors, Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre)
3-3:45pm

Reflection closing (Gradlife)
3:45-4pm

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Transitioning to Gradlife: Strategies for Success in a Professional Program

Aug 27, 2019

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Transitioning to Gradlife: Strategies for Success in a Professional Program

Strategies for Personal Development, Academic Success and Making Connections in a Research Program

Incoming graduate students (Professional stream): Join this session to help you make the transition to grad life. Learn effective strategies for academic success and personal wellness, learn how to make conversations with other students and hear how to manage your workload and juggle life as a grad student from current students in professional programs. Refreshments provided. Please let us know if you have any food restrictions: jennifer.pinker@utoronto.ca

Program
Welcome + Ice Breaker (Gradlife)
5:05-5:15pm

Talking to New People (Mentorship and Peer Programs)
5:15-6:00pm

Refreshments/break
6-6:30pm

Strategies for Academic Success in a Professional Program (Academic Success)
6:30-7:15pm

Strategies for setting boundaries & seizing opportunities in grad school (G2G Peer Advisors, Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre)
7:15-7:45pm

Student Panel: Juggling Many Responsibilities as a Grad Student in a Professional Program (G2G Peer Advisors, Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre)
8-8:45pm

Reflection closing (Gradlife)
8:45-9pm

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Grad Connections: Grad Students in a Research Stream CANCELLED

Aug 29, 2019

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Grad Connections: Grad Students in a Research Stream CANCELLED

Take a break and connect with other grad students at our new bi-weekly chat forum. Share your experiences in an informal setting, talk about your challenges and life as a graduate student. An expert staff facilitator will be available to answer questions related to each week's theme. This is a free event! Coffee and tea will be available. Space is limited to 25.

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Grad Connections: Incoming Grad Students in a Professional Program

Sep 24, 2019

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Grad Connections: Incoming Grad Students in a Professional Program

Take a break and connect with other grad students at our new bi-weekly chat forum. Share your experiences in an informal setting, talk about your challenges and life as a graduate student. An expert staff facilitator will be available to answer questions related to each week's theme. This is a free event! Coffee and tea will be available. Space is limited to 25.

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Grad Talk: Financial Health for Incoming Grad Students

Sep 25, 2019

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Grad Talk: Financial Health for Incoming Grad Students

Need assistance with making a sustainable budget? Not sure about your funding package? Interested in applying for scholarships and awards? Good financial health is vital for thriving as a graduate student. Hear about tips for financial survival, learn about best practices for awards and scholarship applications, and find out where to get help when you need it most.

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Grad Escape: Escape Room at Robarts Library

Sep 26, 2019

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Grad Escape: Escape Room at Robarts Library

When Robarts Library comes under a ransomware attack, U of T grad students will have 60 minutes to fight for the survival of one of the world’s great library collections. Join U of T Libraries for this fun and challenging escape room game. Dive into the dark corners of our brutalist maze and be sure not to lose your way. Time is running out! Presented in partnership with U of T Libraries. Pizza will be available. Please let us know if you have food restrictions.

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Grad Talk:Time Management for Grad Students

Sep 30, 2019

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Grad Talk:Time Management for Grad Students

Many graduate students have to learn to balance a lot of competing priorities: their course-work, research and teaching responsibilities as well as personal responsibilities such as family, friends, health. Students transitioning from undergrad to grad study might find that they need to change the way and amount that they are working; students advancing in their programs might realize that they need to change the way that they are using their time. This workshop will address some of the main concerns that new and returning graduate students have, and will introduce time management strategies that can help students to achieve that balance. Pizza will be available.

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Grad Escape: Games Night at Bampot House of Tea

Oct 3, 2019

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Grad Escape: Games Night at Bampot House of Tea

Join other grad students for some board games and tea at this local Toronto board games venue. Please let us know if you have any food restrictions: jennifer.pinker@utoronto.ca *Vegan refreshments will be available.

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Grad Talk: Talking to New People

Oct 7, 2019

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Grad Talk: Talking to New People

Does the idea of walking into a room full of strangers make you want to run in the opposite direction? Are you really interested in finding a mentor but don’t know what to talk to them about? We will teach you the tips and techniques that will make those conversations a lot less awkward and a lot more meaningful. Pizza will be available.

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Grad Escape: Cooking on a Student Budget at Loblaws

Oct 8, 2019

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Grad Escape: Cooking on a Student Budget at Loblaws

Join other grad students at this fun and interactive cooking class where you will be involved in making parts of the menu! A 3 course vegetarian menu will be served as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Please email if you have any food restrictions: jennifer.pinker@utoronto.ca

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Grad Connections: Wellness in Grad School

Oct 10, 2019

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Grad Connections: Wellness in Grad School

Take a break and connect with other grad students at our new bi-weekly chat forum. Share your experiences in an informal setting, talk about your challenges and life as a graduate student. An expert staff facilitator will be available to answer questions related to each week's theme. This is a free event! Coffee and tea will be available. Space is limited to 25.

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Grad Connections: Impostor Phenomenon

Oct 22, 2019

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Grad Connections: Impostor Phenomenon

Take a break and connect with other grad students at our new bi-weekly chat forum. Share your experiences in an informal setting, talk about your challenges and life as a graduate student. An expert staff facilitator will be available to answer questions related to each week's theme. This is a free event! Coffee and tea will be available. Space is limited to 25.

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Grad Escape: Get Crafty: Button Making (Equity Focus) at Hart House

Oct 26, 2019

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Grad Escape: Get Crafty: Button Making (Equity Focus) at Hart House

Join other grad students for a relaxing and creative night of button making with Hart House's well known Get Crafty Program! No experience necessary.

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