How do I become a G2G?

Photo G2G Peer Advisor Team: Rebecca, Michael, Sam & Priyanka

G2G Team Meeting March 2017

Anyone enrolled in a graduate degree program (part-time or full-time) on UTM, UTSC or UTSG campus can apply to join the G2G Peer Advisor team. The G2G provide part-time (6-8 hours per week) coaching, outreach to their peers within their departments and across the university.  They also facilitate training and workshops for grad students.

We look for students who have experience supporting/working with other students and who are good listeners. We encourage applications from graduate students with varied life experiences and identities. Team members will be selected from UTM, UTSC and St. George campuses and from various graduate programs/units and backgrounds.  The current 2016-2017 G2G team was selected in September 2016.

We will begin recruitment for new 2017/2018 G2G team members in late August 2017.  Information will be posted on this website and the job will be posted on the Career Learning Network (CLN).

Please note that for 2017/2018 applicants must have completed the 3-part (6hr) Conflict Resolution Fundamentals: Conflict, Communication & Negotiation Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) free workshop series (or demonstrate that they have equivalent training).  Register now for this August.

Training

G2G Peer Advisors building Lego Bridge

Lego Bridge Building Teamwork Challenge Jan 2016

G2G must complete the CRC’s extensive 35+ hour conflict resolution training program and commit to ongoing continuing education throughout the term of their contract.  The CRC training is unique because of its focus on graduate-specific concerns and resources available at U of T to support grad students and because of it draws upon expertise within SGS, Student Life, UTGSU, as well as from the community, to develop and facilitate the training modules.  The current training included topics such as:

G2G Team training

Self-Care Superheros at the Multi-Faith Centre October 2016

  • essential graduate policies/resources
  • active listening
  • advanced dispute resolution & negotiation
  • intercultural communication
  • equity & fairness
  • power imbalances & imposter phenomenon
  • trauma awareness
  • mindfulness & self-care; and
  • conflict coaching.

In 2016/2017 the G2G were also required to complete SafeTALK (Suicide Alertness for Everyone) training and AODA training.