Graduate students are governed by the School of Graduate Studies (SGS). SGS governs all graduate programs on campus. Students should familiarize themselves with the School of Graduate Studies policies, or forms, or sessional dates.

There are many resources available to graduate students at the University of Toronto St Georges Campus. Tee ones thought to be the most helpful are listed below.

 

1. Accessibility Services

The University of Toronto’s Accessibility Services provide a wide variety of services for U of T students with disabilities, which include:

  • Learning Disability assessments
  • Adaptive technology assessments
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Learning strategy support
  • Test and examination accommodations
  • Note taking services
  • Sign language interpreters; computer note taking
  • Advice and information on disability issues
  • Liaison to University and off-campus agencies
  • Campus transportation (St. George campus only)

 We encourage students to register with Accessibility Services if they identify with any of the following disability categories:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Brain Injury or Concussion
  • Chronic Health Issues (for example, Bowel Diseases, Epilepsy, Migraines)
  • Deaf / Hard of Hearing
  • Learning Disability
  • Mental Health – both permanent and temporary (for example, Anxiety, Depression, Schizophrenia, Eating Disorders)
  • Mobility / Functional Issues
  • Low Vision / Legally Blind
  • Temporary Issues (for example, Broken limbs)

If you are experiencing functional limitations that are impacting your academic performance at U of T but don’t know which category of disability best describes your situation, we encourage you to visit Accessibility Services New Registration webpage.

The Faculty of Law Graduate Program is committed to supporting our students with disabilities. We work closely with Accessibility Services to ensure that the needs of students are met in a way that allows them to pursue academic interests and goals while fully participating in the U of T law community.

 

2. Centre for International Experience

The Centre for International Experience (CIE) provides international students with advice regarding immigration, UHIP, and more, and organises multiple events throughout the academic year.

 

3. Graduate Professional Skills Program

The Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) Program is an initiative of the School of Graduate Studies designed to help all graduate students to become fully prepared for their future. It focuses on skills beyond those conventionally learned within a disciplinary program and can help students communicate better, plan and manage their time, learn entrepreneurial skills, and work effectively in teams, and as leaders. We encourage graduate students to look at the various GPS course offerings on their website.

 

4. Graduate Centre for Academic Communication

The Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC) provides graduate students with advanced training in academic writing and speaking. Graduate students need to be able to communicate sophisticated information to sophisticated audiences. The GCAC offers five types of support designed to target the needs of both native and non-native speakers of English: non-credit courses, single-session workshops, individual writing consultations, writing intensives, and a list of additional resources for academic writing and speaking.

All of the GCAC programs are free. The workshops function on a drop-in basis, writing centre consultations require an appointment, and courses and writing intensives require registration.

 

5. Graduate Counselling Services 

The Health & Wellness Centre on campus offers a full range of physical and mental health services, but as graduate students you also have access to Graduate Counseling Services through which students can book appointments with a Wellness Counselor. The focus of the counseling is on strengths, resiliency, and skills building.

For more information about the resources available for graduate students, please visit our Graduate Health and Wellness webpage.

 

6. Graduate Student Union

University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU) acts as a voice for students by lobbying national, and provincial issues on graduate students’ behalf. The UTGSU offers a variety of services, such as: health and dental insurance, confidential advice, various grants and bursaries, etc.

 

7. Grad Life

Grad Life is a hub to help support graduate student, through co-curricular programs, events, resources and engagement specifically targeted for grad students. They organize Grad Talks, and Grad Escapes, which are social outings around the city, as well as other initiatives such as conferences to support student wellness and build skills.

 

8. Grad Room

The Grad Room, where graduate students can go relax and socialize with other grad students. You can drop in and speak with one of their Community Animator or sign-up for their mailing list to learn more about their various events or workshops

 

9. Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre

The Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre supports the graduate community in taking steps to prevent, manage or resolve conflict.