Who we are

The Grad CRC is a partnership

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS), the Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU) and Student Life partnered to create the Grad CRC – a tri-campus resource for best practices in conflict resolution and dispute prevention.

The G2G Peer Advisors are good listeners 

The G2G (grad-to-grad) Peer Advisors are master’s and doctoral students trained in conflict resolution coaching.  Grad students can talk confidentially with a G2G about any academic issue.  A G2G will not “take sides”, advocate or intervene on your behalf; a G2G will help you to explore what your options are (pros and cons), what policies apply and what resources are available, and can help you prepare for a difficult conversation.

The Manager of the Grad CRC is Heather McGhee Peggs

Photo of Heather McGhee PeggsHeather consults with all members of the graduate community on best practices in dispute prevention and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) based on her experiences in many forms of dispute resolution: ombuds processes, mediation, negotiation and litigation.  Please email Heather if you would like to learn more about how the Grad CRC can support you or to request a copy of our latest Report.

The Grad CRC Program Assistant is Lynda O’ Donovan 

Lynda provides part-time support to the G2G Peer Advisor team and helps to keep things running smoothly at the Grad CRC! You can reach Lynda at gradcrc@utoronto.ca.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Conflict Resolution Coordinator (part-time casual, 8 months – application deadline March 22, 2019)