Tips on how to be a great speaker
On Dec. 14th, 2006, Jay Keystone,
professor of Medicine at U. of T.
and tropical disease expert at TGH, gave a superb presentation on
how to be an effective, entertaining and highly engaging speaker.
He has kindly provided his PowerPoint presentation for download,
International Student Centre
"Promoting & Supporting Internatinal Education for University of
Toronto Students" - this site has valuable information and support
to help with the transition to life in Canada
University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)
The University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) was created in 1994
to provide affordable insurance to pay the cost of the hospital
and medical services that students or employees at a participating
university in Ontario and their families might need to maintain
their health while in Canada. The plan provides coverage comparable
to that of OHIP for Ontario residents.
Office of English Language and Writing Support
The new Office of English Language and Writing Support is a pilot
project designed to provide professional development to graduate
students who wish to improve their oral and written communication
skills. Hoindividual consultations and a range of workshops and
non-credit courses for both native and non-native speakers of English.
The program is not an editing service. It aims to teach students
to express their ideas precisely, edit their work effectively, and
present their research confidently.
"... the most complete resource for finding housing in Toronto",
including university residences, off-campus rentals, family and
emergency housing information
Financial Servieces Department at the University of Toronto
Crucial information about financial loans through the Ontario Students
Repository of Student Informatio (ROSI)
Online, interactive student record system
Convocation, Statistics and Records
Ceremony dates, academic costumes, photographs, parking, etc.
Life Science Career Development
The Life Science Career Development Series is a student-run initiative
with support from the Faculty of Medicine and School of Graduate
Studies. Their goal is to expose students and postdocs to all of
the various career paths that can stem from a life sciences graduate
is designed by Student Services to offer workshops, social events,
and other resources to enhance the graduate student’s experience.
Workshops and other events will be offered in areas such as choosing
academic versus non-academic careers, thesis writing, supervisory
conflict resolution, balancing school, family, and/or work, dealing
with stress and other mental health issues, travel medicine, housing
and settling in a new city, international and aboriginal student
issues, cultural and social gatherings and much more.
of GSI Program here
Links of special interest to graduate students: