Resources - Graduate Association for Students in Physiology

Resources


Here is a comprehensive list of resources that you may find helpful as a graduate student. Click to view by category below.

University Services - General

SGS The official School of Graduate Studies (SGS) website. This has resources for all U of T graduate students including: registration, student services, polices, and program completion.

Conflict Resolution Centre The Conflict Resolution Centre (CRC) for Graduate Students is a service offered to prevent and address conflicts you are facing. They do not intervene or advocate- they listen and help you navigate your way forward. If you are facing conflicts in your academic or personal life, book an appointment with them since no matter is too small to discuss.

UofT Student Life Career Centre The Career Centre offers career advising appointments, tools and resources, as well as workshops and events. Check out what they have to offer for life after graduate school

Health Services

Health and Wellness Center The Health and Wellness Center offers services such as: general health (allergy shots, birth control, check-ups), mental health (counselling), tobacco cessation, food and nutrition, sexual health, and immunizations. They also offer peer support and workshops (better sleep, better coping skills, and grief support). Check out the website to learn more and make an appointment. The great news is, as long as you are a student who has paid your fees, you are eligible for these services!

HWC Appointments Here is the direct link to make a counselling appointment, offered by the Health and Wellness Center.

HWC Workshops Here is the direct link to the workshops offered by the Health and Wellness Center.

Student Benefits

UTGSU Health Benefits Being a graduate student means that you have healthcare coverage by GSU. This is the link to find out what the plan covers and how to claim your benefits.

CUPE3902 If you are a TA, this website has all the information you need to know about CUPE, unit 1 (the TA union). If you TA more than 50 hours you also qualify for benefits offered by CUPE. Information about the benefits is also on this page.

Careers

SickKids Research Training Centre The Research Training Centre (RTC) at the Hospital for Sick Children is an initiative that helps ensure that individuals pursuing research at SickKids receive a well-balanced and high quality research training. The RTC coordinates research training competitions, runs career development seminars, networking events as well as other research-training related activities. Register with RTC if you are a research trainee at SickKids and check out their website to learn more.

Career Learning Network The Career Learning Network (CLN) is an online platform offered by the Career Centre to connect current students and recent graduates with potential employers for off- and on-campus positions as well as volunteer opportunities. Students are updated with recruitment activities, information sessions, and the various workshops that the Career Centre provides.

Career Navigator The Career Navigator is a website that helps students discover new career opportunities, meet University of Toronto alumni, participate in skill development, and build a professional network in an area of their interest. These areas can range from Humanities & Culture all the way to the Life Sciences.

LSCDS The Life Science Career Development Society (LSCDS) bridges the gap between academia and industry for graduate students in science. They offer networking events, a mentorship program, and career seminars.

Academic

Graduate & Life Sciences Education (GLSE) The Graduate & Life Sciences Education (GLSE) comprises of graduate and undergraduate education in the Faculty of Medicine. This organization is a great resource for graduate students at the University of Toronto. GLSE provides informative events, workshops and collaborations for science students within the Faculty of Medicine. Their initiatives range from graduate mentorship programs, to career networking and development counselling, to workshops on scientific writing. GLSE seeks to optimize the student experience at the Faculty of Medicine, and their programs are an invaluable tool that will no doubt contribute to the academic success of students in the Physiology department.

School of Continuing Studies The School of Continuing studies has 80 specialized degree programs in areas such as Business and Professional Studies, Creative Writing, Languages & Translation, Arts & Science, and English Language. Courses are offered both in-class and online; UofT alumni receive one course for free (see Alumni Benefits).

Academic Success Centre The academic success centre provides workshops, seminars, tips and mentors to help you improve the skills required to ensure your academic success. The academic success centre will enable you to learn time management, develop new study strategies and improve research writing and presentation skills.

10,000 PhDs Project The School of Graduate Studies performed an internet search of open-access sources, including university and company websites, to examine the current employment status of ~10,000 PhD students who graduated from the University of Toronto between 2000-2015. The information can be stratified by division of study, gender and year of degree completion.

Professional Skills

Graduate Professional Skills Program (GPS) The Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) program is an initiative under SGS to help prepare graduate students for their future. This program offers credits in personal effectiveness, teaching and research-related skills. There is no fee to register, but some courses may have a small fee. Check it out and see if any courses interest you. Once completed, you will have a notation on your transcript.

Mitacs Mitacs is a national research organization that offers unique research and training programs for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in Canada.

Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC) The Graduate Centre for Academic Communication provides advanced training to Graduate Students in written and oral communication through free workshops and courses, for both native and non-native speakers of English.

Teaching Assistants' Training Program (TATP) The Teaching Assistants’ Training Program (TATP) is a peer-training program providing teaching support to students currently enrolled in SGS, and members of CUPE Local 3902 Unit 1 (teaching assistants). TATP seeks to prepare graduate students and teaching assistants for the realities and demands of teaching by providing peer-based support, and through programs such as their workshop series and their certificate programs for undergraduate teaching preparation.

UofT Coders This student-driven community organizes weekly events ranging from beginner to advanced tutorials, co-working sessions, and discussions. UofT Coders encourages curious coders from all programming environments, experience levels, and projects to participate. Check out their website for lesson content and videos from previous events.

Mentorship Resource Centre Develop your skills as a mentor here! There are a variety of workshops on role clarity, communication & engagement, personal development & wellbeing, and knowledge of resources. Attend 1 from each category plus participate in 1 Mentor Cafe and receive your Mentorship Leadership Certificate. To be involved, join any CCR recognized mentorship program.

Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA) The Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA) is a graduate student-governed professional society that strives to support all graduate and post-doctoral trainees interested in pursuing a future career in management consulting. The GMCA offers programs aimed to educate, train, and connect students in all facets of management consulting to empower them to more effectively leverage their graduate training for a smooth transition into any future career.

General Links

The Official Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Program Website
The Official Collaborative Program in Neuroscience (CPIN) website.