Graduate Students

Advisors can help graduate students with transitioning to their program, acquiring analytical skills, becoming familiar with new genres of reading and writing, managing workload, operating over extended timelines, and navigating interactions with faculty.


Contact info

Taylor Family Digital Library, third floor

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

General inquiries and appointments:

Graduate Student Support

Services include:

Academic Support Appointments

Academic Development Specialists and Academic Strategists provide support with:

  • Transitioning to Grad School
  • Time Management
  • Planning and Goal Setting
  • Project Managing your Dissertation
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Reading Critically

Meet with a member of the Academic Support team

Academic Support Appointments for International Students

Academic support and cultural advising are available from the academic development specialist for international students. Areas of support include:

  • Academic Language Development
  • Reading Skill Development
  • Transitioning to the Canadian Academic Context

Writing Support

Graduate students can book two 30 minute, one-on-one appointments per week with writing tutors who are familiar with the challenges of graduate level writing, including proper formatting and citation, organization, and logic. Bring your work-in-progress for individualized feedback. 

Meet with a writing tutor

Graduate Writing Community - Main Campus

Tired of writing your thesis alone? Join us for the Graduate Writing Community (GWC), a mini-writing retreat held weekly in both online and in-person formats. Choose the online session and reserve a half hour of one-on-one consultation with a writing tutor in advance. Alternatively, join us for the in-person session and get writing support from our tutor on a drop-in basis. Bring your laptop and draw on the collective energy of your fellow students as you move towards completion.

Grad Success Week

At the beginning of May, the Student Success Centre arranges three days of workshops on a variety of topics relevant to graduate students. Brush up on study strategies and refine your writing and research skills before heading into the summer.