From the Centre for Graduate Professional Development (CGPD)


Are you starting graduate studies at U of T in Winter 2022? Welcome to the University of Toronto!

On January 5, SGS hosted its Winter Welcome for in-coming January start graduate students. If you missed the event or would like to (re)-listen to the welcoming remarks and graduate student panel, watch the recording on the SGS Orientation Quercus site. If you don’t have access to the page, please join the SGS Orientation Quercus site as a student.

Whether you attended the event or only plan on watching the recording, we would appreciate you taking 5 minutes to anonymously share your feedback about the Winter Welcome 2022 event. We’ll use your feedback to continue improving orientation and its programming.


MyGPD is an initiative of the School of Graduate Studies’ Centre for Graduate Professional Development (CGPD) designed to help all graduate students prepare for their future by advancing the development of important transferable skills and competencies. Our new virtual learning space holds a wide range of events, courses, resources, and workshops, offered through a variety of program partners, which you choose based on your professional development goals. 

Browse our offerings to kickstart your 2022 professional development.


Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that helps you develop your career through new research connections, experience, and professional skills training. Mitacs programming is eligible for MyGPD.

Mitacs is offering self-paced e-learning and virtual facilitated sessions for all strands (except for R&D management):

  • Networking skills
  • Project and time management
  • Reconciliation and EDI
  • Communication skills
  • Career planning
  • R&D management
  • Leadership skills
  • Writing and presentation skills

These virtual sessions are free for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. To register, create an account or log in to EDGE. For more information about each of the course bundles, please review Mitacs’ Training Courses.

If you have questions about these programs, please contact

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