Training & Events

Upcoming Events in 2018

January 18, 2018 -Professional Psychology Workshop on Supervision: Presented by the Department of Psychology Graduate Director and G2G Peer Advisors.

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

January 23, 2018 -New Graduate Student Orientation, 1.30-4.30pm, Multi-Faith Centre: Come to this FREE event to learn about all the great support programmes at UofT, meet professionals in different divisions and network with your peers!

January 30, 2018 -Facebook LIVE: Grad School Secrets: Join G2G peer advisors LIVE, 12noon, as they reveal their best kept secrets on surviving grad school @GradCRCUofT

February 1, 2018 -Conflict Resolution Strategies: The Grad CRC will be joining Professor Reithmeier, Biochemistry and Immunology Graduate Professional Class, for a series of supervision skits and an interactive discussion on conflict resolution strategies.

February 8, 15 & 22, 2018 -Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) Conflict Resolution Fundamentals Workshops: Conflict, Communication, Negotiation, 4-6pm, Grad Room, 66 Harbord St. A series of 3 workshops for graduate students presented by the Grad CRC. REGISTER NOW.

February 24, 2018 -Negotiation & Interviewing workshop: G2G Peer advisors will co-facilitate this workshop with the Career Centre, UTSG.

February 26, 2018 -Grad Connections: Effectively Communicating with your Supervisor, 12-1.30pm, 21 Sussex Avenue Rm: 321. All grads are invited to join G2G for an informal chat and a hot drink. This is a FREE drop in event, no registration required. See Grad Connections for more details.

Mindful Moments on campus! Join weekly opportunities Mondays through Fridays to practice secular meditation techniques that will increase relaxation, resiliency and focus! See 2018 times and locations.

March 6, 2018 -Grad Talk Dealing with Awkward Situations: 12-2pm at the Grad Room at 66 Harbord Street. Join G2G Peer Advisors from the Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre(CRC) for a frank discussion about conflicting expectations, awkward conversations, and the blurry boundary between social life and professional life. Pizza will be available. Register here.

March 8, 2018 – Mental Wellness Event: The G2G are co-facilitating a Wellness Carousel with the Mental Health Wellness Committee for Chemical Engineering graduate students

March 9, 2018 -Internship/ Placement Workshop: Museum Studies will be facilitated by Grad CRC at UTSG.

April 2018 Events coming soon…

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Events in 2017 

Facebook Live: 2018- Motivation and Gaining Perspective for the New Year – Following on from GradLife Optimize Week #RealGradTalk, the Grad CRC are held their first ever Facebook live. Check out G2G Peer Advisors Margeaux and Sam.

Grad Minds Presents: Mental Health & the Graduate Student Experience- A TED-talk style speaker event (November 30, 2017) – G2G Rachel informed attendees on the work of Grad CRC.

Getting the most from your Supervisor (November 8, 2017) – An interactive discussion on how to get the most from your supervisory relationship and implementing Graduate Supervision Guidelines.

Optimize Your Grad Experience (November 2, 2017) – G2G Margeaux & Rachel spoke on a student and resource-partner panel as part of Grad Life Optimize Week 

Family Care Office Grad Circle (November 1, 2017) – G2G Sam made some crafts and some friends!

Grad Connections: Imposter Phenomenon (October 30, 2017) – G2G Amika & Nelson shared their experiences feeling like an imposter in grad school with fellow grads over hot chocolate and timbits – hope to see you again soon!

CONFLICT RESOLUTION DAY! (October 19, 2017). Spent the day promoting the concept of peaceful conflict resolution! Held a G2G Drop-in Marathon @ OISE, Bahen & GradRoom and tweeted plenty conflict resolution tips hourly on Twitter (Follow us! @GradCRCUofT).

UTM Sustainability Management workshop “Weathering the Storm: Navigating conflict in group work” (September 20, 2017) co-facilitated by the Robert Gillespie Academic Success Centre.

2017/2018 G2G Peer Advisor Team Training (October 2-17, 2017)

This Fall the CRC/G2G were EVERYWHERE welcoming new graduate students!


Dealing with Awkward Situations at Grad School” GradTalk. (June 8, 2017) – we had fun!

“Negotiating time for family: Strategies for bringing up family in discussions with your supervisor.”  (WEBINAR with the Family Care Office. May 30, 2017).

Productive Disruption: What can we learn from “difficult people”? workshop.  Jacey & Manaal were part of the 2017 Student Leadership Conference at Hart House (April 29, 2017).  Please email for a copy of the powerpoint presentation.

Wellness Workshops: Balancing Your Well-Being & Grad School (departmental sessions facilitated by graduate students, Health & Wellness, SGS & CRC – request through SGS) & Identify Assist Refer workshops (request through H&W).

Placement/Internship workshops for Museum Studies (March 24, 2017) & Public Health. (March 30, 2017)

“Getting the most from your supervisor/advisor” Workshops – Nursing  (March 2017) & Computer Science (February 2017) & GradTalk  (December 2016). This interactive workshop is a great opportunity to learn more about how graduate students can use the SGS Supervision Guidelines for Student in dealing with their supervisors.

Immunology & Biochemistry  invited the CRC/G2G to come and talk about our services and other supports for graduate students at U of T.  (Feb 2017)

Events in 2016

Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) Conflict Resolution Fundamentals Workshops: Conflict, Communication & Negotiation (UTSG: August, Nov & Dec  2016; UTM Nov 2016)

Optimize your Graduate Experience: Overcoming Imposter Phenomenon.  G2G Natalie & Rebecca talked about strategies for overcoming Imposter Phenomenon as part of a panel facilitated by GradLife blogger Kathryn Clark. (November 2016)

GradTalk: Becoming a Parent while Pursuing a Graduate Degree. G2G Manu shared a few thoughts about talking with your supervisor about changing circumstances at the Grad Room, UTSG (November 2016).

ORIENTATION Fall 2016/Winter 2017 – WELCOME to GRAD SCHOOL!  G2G were there!

  • @G2GUofT  What’s helping you through grad school? “Old” graduate students shared tips for surviving and thriving in graduate school with “new” graduate students. #oldG2newG
  • Step up! Orientation for International students. “What you do NOW can help you LATER”.  (CIE w/ CRC September  2016)
  • Grad Life Graduate Orientation. “Navigating your first month of Graduate School” (GradLife w/ CRC/G2G – August 2016)
  • Orientation for U of T students with family responsibilities (Family Care Office w/ G2G – September 2016) 

‘Negotiating with your Supervisor – what every graduate student should know.’ GradTalk (CRC – June 2016).

30 days = 30 tips for conflict prevention for grads: Twitter Campaign. Follow @G2GUofT  #G2G30days30tips (April 2016)

‘Building Positive Relationships With Supervisors / Effective Communication’ – MIE Graduate Town Hall  (MIE/CRC&G2G – March 2016)

TOP 5 Supervisor / Student Sources of Conflict…and what you can do to manage them GradTalk (CRC – February 2016)

Faculty/Staff Workshops/Events – here’s how the CRC can support you…

“Getting the most from your supervisory relationship”: Grad CRC ran a workshop in January 2018 for faculty in Nursing, facilitated by Heather McGhee Peggs

“Conflict Management for Supervisors/Advisors”.  Thank you for joining the CRC & SGS for an interactive workshop for faculty on how to more effectively manage conflict within the supervisory relationship. (CIE May 31, 2017).  Accessibility Services/SGS also ran a workshop for faculty on June 7, 2017  on Accessibility Issues in Graduate Supervision. If you were unable to attend these workshops and would like to see them run in the future, please contact .

“Helping graduate students to effectively navigate conflict” workshop (Faculty of Medicine GLSE Faculty Development Program, April 7, 2017)

“Early Resolution & Appropriate escalation” workshops (Hart House Staff Training – February 23, 2017 & January 15, 2017 ; Victoria University at U of T Staff October 28, 2016)

“Powers of persuasion:  How to become a more effective self-advocate through confidence, curiosity and conversation” (Student Life Professionals Retreat @ Hart House, December 8, 2016)

“Conflict Resolution?  We can help YOU with that” session with CRC/G2G @ U of T Professionals’ Symposium.  (July 5, 2016 )

Heather talking at RSI about Student / Supervisor Sources of Conflict“Managing Supervisor/Student Concerns for Faculty” – Rehabilitation Sciences Institute (RSI) Faculty Assembly (May 20, 2016)