The G2G are an amazing and diverse group of Masters and PhD students who can meet you on any campus, year-round.
Priyanka: I’m a second year master’s student in Aerospace Engineering at UTIAS (U of T Institute for Aerospace Studies). I did my undergrad degree at Arizona State University and my academic interests include Aerodynamics, Fluid Dynamics and Propulsion. I enjoy good food, love to travel and adore puppies! I meet with students at UTSG and UTIAS.
Rebecca: I am a M.Ed candidate in OISE’s Adult Education and Community Development program. I hold a master’s degree in Popular Literature from Trinity College Dublin and recently obtained my Qualified Mediator designation from York University. I am deeply committed to literacy advocacy, social justice, and conflict prevention.
Sam: I am a 2nd year master’s student at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health with an interest in developing community-based supports for mental health and suicide prevention. Outside of UofT, I am a craft beer and home-brewing enthusiast, where my B.Sc. in biochemistry from UBC found an applicable outlet.
Manu: I am a full-time PhD student in the Faculty of Social Work. Currently, my academic life revolves around writing papers or working on my thesis. In my spare time, I try to catch an event or two on-campus or squeeze in a bit of travel.
Margeaux: I am a PhD candidate in the Departments of English and Sexual Diversity Studies. My scholarship and activism centre on teen girls, feminism, and queer politics. My passion for teaching and community building led me to the certificate program in Community-Engaged Learning from the Centre for Community Partnerships (CCP) and to becoming a workshop facilitator with the local non-profit StoryPlanet. Meet me on UTSG or UTSC campus!
Matt: I’m a PhD student at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. I grew up in Montreal, Toronto, and the UK. Before coming to grad school I worked as a journalist and a teacher of English as a Second Language. I’m a big fan of theatre festivals, strange music, activism, and finding unusual things to eat! I meet with students at UTSG/UTSC.
Michael: I am a PhD student at the Institute of Medical Science. I have a BMedSc(Hons) in biochemistry from Western U. Before returning for my PhD studies I co-founded a construction company developing infrastructure in Myanmar that contributed to socially conscientious projects. My current research at the Krembil Research Institute uses optogenetic techniques to investigate the role of interneurons in seizure dynamics. I’m also a science writer for an online magazine where I share my passion for science, business and technology. I meet with students at Krembil and across UTSG campus.
Terence: I am a PhD student at the department of Physiology. My current research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) focuses on the physiological/pathological roles of protein-protein complexes in the central nervous system. To take my mind off academics I play basketball and soccer.
What can I talk about with a G2G?
A G2G will:
- Listen to your concerns
- Help you to understand what your options might be
- Talk with you about ways to approach a stressful situation or start a difficult conversation
- Point out campus resources or relevant policies / procedures
A G2G will not:
- Act as your advocate
- Intervene in your situation
- Provide counselling services
- Share information with your supervisor or department
How can I get in touch with a G2G?
The G2G have drop-in hours which are advertised same-day on Twitter Follow @G2GUofTand in advance on the CRC’s events page on CLN . You can also book a one-on-one appointment on CLN or by email/phone.
Many thanks to all the G2G team members who have helped to make this a great support for grad students at U of T! A special thank you as well to Jesse Adigwe, our first (amazing) CRC Program Assistant!
Jacey, Masters – Counselling Psychology OISE (G2G Jan 2016-September 2017)
Samer, Masters – Sustainability Management program at UTM (G2G Jan 2016-Jan 2017)
Jonathan, Masters – Munk School of Global Affairs (G2G Jan-Dec 2016)
Natalie, PhD – Faculty of Medicine – retinal degeneration and cellular imaging (G2G Jan-Dec 2016)
Debra, PhD – Social cultural stream of the Department of Exercise Sciences (G2G Jan-Sept 2016)
Keira, Masters – Criminology (G2G Jan-Aug 2016)