What would you like to know more about?
- GradMap: Campus map highlighting key grad locations
- Thriving in Graduate School: Taking Care of Yourself
- Important Academic 2017-2018 Term dates
- Important Services and Programming for Graduate Students
- Orientation Schedule of Events and Socials
- Department graduate student associations/councils
Need help navigating your way around Western Campus? This map has been tailor-made just for you!
Thriving in Graduate School: Taking Care of Yourself
SOGS and SGPS (School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies) have worked together to amalgamate all the relevant resources for graduate students in a single place: the Thriving in Graduate School hub.
Graduate School is often described as a balancing act. With all your responsibilities in graduate school, it often feels as though there is no time left to look after yourself. It is therefore important to remember that no graduate student is an island, and no graduate degree is achieved without the advice of your colleagues, supervisor, and support services.
Important Academic 2017-2018 Term Dates
Here are all the relevant dates to help you navigate your first year in Grad school: list of important dates over the 2017-2018 academic year.
Important Services and Programming for Graduate Students
For a full list of community services (parenting, mental health, pride, accessibility, indigenous, etc.), see here.
Click on the above image for a list of graduate student programming (e.g. writing, career, teaching, self-management, etc.) offered in 2017-2018 that will help you navigate your way through grad school. Programming can be found within the portfolios of the following services:
A text version of the following info-graphic is available online.
International Graduate Student Meet & Greet – FOR NEW STUDENTS ONLY
Incoming international graduate students are welcome to register for this FREE event (click to register). At the event, you will be paired up with current international graduate students from your home country. There will be refreshments, appetizers, and ice breaker games!
Welcome to YOUR Grad Club
Want to ensure your Graduate Association/Department is attending this event? Be sure to contact your representation and encourage them to sign up. Please see the Grad Association list for contact information.
Amazing Race: SOGS Edition
Interested in competing for a $200 Grad Club certificate? Sign up as a team of four or as a free agent for our Amazing Race: SOGS Edition. All winners receive free admission to our Bonfire Night (September 16). All participants receive a $5 Grad Club certificate.
Tickets for the New Student Party ($10 – new students only) and the Bonfire Night ($5 – open to all students) can be purchased during the SGPS September 7 Orientation in Alumni Hall or at the SOGS Office (UCC 260) beginning from August 5.
More information regarding the orientation schedule and event descriptions is available online.
Department Graduate Student Associations/Councils
SOGS is currently developing a complete list of all Graduate Student Associations/Councils. Details regarding these groups, including contact information, will be made available soon. If you are aware of your Graduate Association/Council, please contact your Graduate Administrative Assistant. In the meantime, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.