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CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH (FEBRUARY): Communication & Negotiation Advice from Inspirational Black Leaders

Many influential Black Canadian and American women have used negotiation and communication strategies that have had far-reaching impacts in society. What can we learn from them as we navigate conflict in our daily lives? As a G2G Peer Advisor with the Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre, in workshops and coaching sessions I share techniques about preparing … Read More

Resources at U of T to Help You Transition Into Grad School

Congratulations! You are now pursuing graduate studies at U of T. Although this is an exciting time, you might be experiencing some understandable challenges transitioning into graduate school. You may be trying to understand your course load and academic requirements or maybe you are finding it difficult to adjust to a new environment. Perhaps you’re … Read More

Lessons from an M.Ed. Grad: Getting involved and finding Community in Grad School by Rebecca H.

On June 12th, 2018, my fellow OISE grads and I walked under University College’s leafy canopies, felt the sun warm our black robes, looked for familiar faces in the audience at Convocation Hall, and visualized walking across the stage without tripping. While I was proud to celebrate my academic achievement, there was another aspect of … Read More

“Let’s do lunch!” Discomfort, Flexibility & Grad Connection by Rebecca H.

Recognizing your own communication style or the cultural lens that informs your point of view can lead to greater awareness of difference and promote flexibility when there is a misunderstanding. In my experience, intercultural understanding takes time and patience to develop, but has resulted in many meaningful friendships. To read Rebecca’s full blog post visit … Read More

Mid- Term: Time to boost your confidence! by Sam F.

The mid-term point can be stressful for many graduate students – assignments need to be handed in; assignments need to be marked; and graduation may be fast approaching…all while the weather keeps getting better! There are 5 strategies the G2G (Grad2Grad) Peer Advisors and I brainstormed to keep developing your confidence in grad school and … Read More