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.
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
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.
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.
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.