Training & Events

Upcoming Events

Mindful Moments on campus! Join weekly opportunities Mondays through Fridays to practice secular meditation techniques that will increase relaxation, resiliency and focus! See Mindful Moments times and locations.

March 23, 2018: Supervision Workshop- Department of Molecular Genetics

March 26, 2018: Grad Connections “Juggling a Family with Grad School”-Noon – 1:00 p.m., 21 Sussex Ave, room 321, Take a break and connect with other grad students to discuss the balance between family and grad school. This is a FREE drop in event. More on the Grad Connections Program

March 26, 2018: Health & Wellness/SGS Better Coping Skills Workshop Series– A series of 4 wellness workshops for grad students to help develop coping skills to better meet the demands of university, work and your personal life. Register for Better Coping Skills Workshop Series

March 27 & 28, 2018-FOR FACULTY: ‘Lets meet to discuss…Tips for fair and productive informal (difficult) discussions between faculty and graduate students’ : A joint workshop hosted by the Grad CRC and U of T Office of the Ombudsperson.

April 4, 2018- Grad Student Parent Meet-Ups: 12-2pm at Hart House Committees Room. Connect and unwind with other U of T graduate students who have or are about to have children. Share resources, get support and enjoy relaxing craft activities! This program is a collaborative initiative of the Family Care Office, Graduate Student Union, Grad Life and Hart House. Register for Grad Student Parent Meet-Up

April 3, 2018-Grad Talk: Getting the Most from your Supervisor-12-2pm, Grad Room, 66 Harbord St. Join fellow graduate students and G2G Peer Advisors for an interactive discussion about the challenges of working with a supervisor, how to use the guidelines to your advantage, and tips and tricks for getting the most out of your supervisory relationship. Register for Grad Talks

April 12, 2018 -Grad Minds Annual Mental Health Conference, 5-10pm, Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina. The conference aims to provide an educational and open forum for discussion on mental health on campus.

April 16, 2018-Grad Connections: Imposters in Grad School-12-1.30pm, 21 Sussex, Room 321. Take a break and connect with other grad students to chat about imposter phenomenon. This is a free event! Drop In (no registration required). Grad Connections Program Information

April 18, 2018-Negotiating Time for Family Webinar: 12-1pm. Thinking about how to start a conversation with your supervisor about family priorities? Join the Grad CRC for a webinar on how to bring up family in discussions with your supervisor. Register for this webinar with U of T’s Family Care Office

April 27, 2018-Getting the most from your Supervisor: G2G Peer Advisors and Grad CRC Manager, Heather McGhee Peggs, will be hosting a Supervision Workshop for grad students at Applied Psychology and Human Development Department

April 28, 2018-Conflict Management for Successful Teams– G2G are presenting at The Represent Student Leadership Conference and Training day.

April 30, 2018- Grad Connections “Life as an International Student”-Noon – 1:00 p.m., 21 Sussex Ave, room 321, Take a break and connect with other grad students at this bi-weekly chat forum. This is a FREE drop in event. More on the Grad Connections Program

May 2018 Events coming soon…

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Recent Events

Thank you to all the students, faculty and staff who have joined us for our workshops!  We are committed to continually improving our training, so if you have any suggestions that you didn’t provide to us at the end of the workshop, please email us at

We also participate in panels and share information about our services with incoming graduate students at Fall/Winter orientation events.  All of our workshops are customized for the particular audience/department, and we are happy to create new conflict resolution themed workshops to address the concerns or issues you see most within your graduate community – contact us to discuss!



Skits for Supervision Conflict Management: The Grad CRC joined Professors Lee and Reithmeier, Biochemistry and Immunology, and the GPD class for a series of supervision skits and an interactive discussion on conflict resolution strategiesFebruary 1, 2018.

Six super stressful supervisor scenarios & what you can do to manage them: G2G Nikhil and Amika ran this workshop at UTIAS. January 31st, 2018

Negotiating time for family: Strategies for bringing up family in discussions with your supervisor- WEBINAR with U of T’s  Family Care Office May 2017

FACULTY: “Getting the most from your supervisory relationship”: workshop for faculty in Nursing, facilitated by Heather McGhee Peggs.  January 2018.

FACULTY:”Conflict Management for Supervisors/Advisors”.  Grad CRC & SGS ran an interactive workshop for faculty on how to effectively manage conflict within the supervisory relationship. May 2017.


Grad Connections: Imposter Phenomenon – G2G Amika & Nelson shared their experiences feeling like an imposter in grad school with fellow grads over hot chocolate and timbits! October 2017.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION DAY! The Grad CRC spent promoted the concept of peaceful conflict resolution and held a G2G Drop-in Marathon @ OISE, Bahen & GradRoom  and hourly Conflict Resolution Tips on Twitter @GradCRCUofT.  October 2017.

UTM Sustainability Management workshop “Weathering the Storm: Navigating conflict in group work” -facilitated by the Robert Gillespie Academic Success Centre.  September 2017.

STAFF: A discretionary decision-making workshop: Grad CRC presented this workshop as part of Hart House Staff Professional Development Day. January 21, 2018.