Grad Talk: Becoming a Parent in Graduate School

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Cumberland Room, Centre for International Experience, 33 St. George Street

Lunch will be provided.

Many students debate whether they should have a baby in graduate school or wait until their lives and careers are more established. This session will help you make a more informed decision about what it means to start a family during grad school, including:

  • A panel discussion featuring a faculty member and graduate students who are raising children; you will be able to hear firsthand about their experiences for integrating studies and careers with raising children
  • Hear about programs and resources available for students who are starting a family: University and Government leave policies; funding options for pregnancy/parental leave; and, resources for new parents
  • Self-assessment — you will have an opportunity to explore your own readiness to start a family.

Presented by the Family Care Office, the School of Graduate Studies, and the Gradlife Program.

Grad Connections: Students with Family Responsibilities

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Location: SGS Lounge, 63 St George St.

Take a break and connect with other grad students at our new bi-weekly chat forum. Share your experiences in an informal setting, talk about your challenges and life as a graduate student. An expert staff facilitator will be available to answer questions related to each week’s theme. This is a free event! Coffee and tea will be available. Space is limited to 25.

Grad Student Parent Meet-ups

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!

Pizza lunch will be served.

All U of T graduate student parents and expectant graduate students are welcome.

This program is a collaborative initiative of the Family Care Office, Graduate Student Union, Grad Life and Hart House.