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.

Recruitment for new 2017/2018 G2G team members is now CLOSED

Thank you to all applicants!  We are again overwhelmed by the interest of graduate students in the G2G role.  Only those applicants who are selected to proceed to the next stage in the application process (telephone interviews), will be contacted (before September 13th). 

 

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 (paid) in October 2017 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.