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Just Launched: New Resources for Experiential Learning
Interested in discovering what experiential learning is all about? Explore these online resources:

Fall Convocation 2019: Congratulations to all Graduates!
Don’t miss these convocation stories of two newly-minted alumni: Alexander Young (MScBMC) and Julie Blair (MSW-ITR).

Did you know?
#UofT has relaunched its Safety Abroad website with a redesigned online registry to support the safety of students traveling internationally for study, work or professional experience. To register & find out more information, visit 

Black Mental Health Panel
When: November 22, 4-6 pm
Where: Clara Benson Building (320 Huron St.), Room 302.

Join the conversation about Black mental health with Black professionals. The Black Graduate Students Association is hosting a Black Mental Health Panel to discuss the topic, offer coping strategies and answer questions.

Apply for the Graduate Community Development Fund 2019-20
November 24 at 11:59 pm

The Graduate Community Development Fund (GCDF) was created in partnership with the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) at the University of Toronto to provide merit-based equity awards recognizing exceptional students on campus for their contributions to the graduate experience. A total of 15 awards are to be distributed this academic year and there are a total of five $1,000 awards and ten $500 awards to be won. For more information and the application form, visit:

Safe Space for Race Presents Race & Gender
When: November 25, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: NEXUS Lounge, OISE, 12th floor, 252 Bloor Street West


Join a conversation on the theme of “Race and Gender” in a peer-facilitated safe space that aims to build community to empower and support self-identified racialized students and allies.

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Feedback wanted on Student Mental Health

This month, the Presidential & Provostial Task Force on Student Mental Health invites feedback online and in-person on a Draft Summary of Themes. Here’s how:

  • Online form is open November 7 – November 25, 2019. Learn more.
  • Pop-up events on all three campuses the week of November 11 – 15, 2019. Learn more.

Robarts Library

Free Child Minding at Robarts Library

When: Saturdays and Sundays, November 16, 17, 23, & 24, 1-5 pm
Where: Robarts Library Family Study Space, 9th Floor, Rm 9-002 (accessible with a TCard)

This November, U of t Libraries will offer free childcare for the children (aged 12 & under) of U of T student parents and caregivers. Childcare providers are from the University of Toronto’s Early Learning Centre.

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Food for Fines at U of T Libraries

When: November 11-22
Where: Click here for a list of U of T libraries.
Have library fines? Participating U of T Libraries will waive $2 off your fines in exchange for a non-perishable food item (maximum $20 waived) to be donated to the U of T Food and Clothing Bank. Don’t have any fines? Food donations also welcome! Learn more.

SGS Office, 63 St. George Street

Extended hours

We’re open until 7 pm on Tuesdays at SGS Student Academic Services, 63 St. George Street! Learn more.

Cover Essential Guide for Grad Students 2019-20

It’s here!

Download the 2019-20 Essential Guide for Grad Students. Learn the essentials.

Prof. Charmaine Williams

“It's great to be in a role where I have so much contact with current U of T students.”

Prof. Charmaine Williams
Vice-Dean, Students, SGS, Faculty Member, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
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