Graduate Students

Graduate Student Support


Graduate Programming & Events  


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Graduate Professional Development Conference (GPDC) 

GPDC takes place during the UTM Fall and Winter reading week. The conference aims to bring together graduate students, faculty, student services, and visitors outside the institution to talk about academic and professional skills.

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 Workshops for Graduate Students 

The RGASC’s graduate workshops are curated to support graduate students’ academic and professional skills development. Topics include oral and written communication, computer programming, and more.

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 Appointments for Graduate Students

The RGASC offers online and in-person 1-1 appointments related to writing, numeracy, and study skills.

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Graduate Needs Assessment Survey (GNAS)

Distributed in October, the GNAS is an annual survey developed to understand the current needs of UTM graduate students

Graduate Support Strategist

Jessica Bailey


Jessica joined the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre as the Graduate Support Strategist in August 2018. As the Graduate Support Strategist, Jess conducts research on the effectiveness of UTM's graduate student programming, identifies opportunities for the growth and development of graduate student programming, and coordinates the delivery of academic and professional skills support to UTM graduate students in one-on-one, small group, and classroom contexts. 


Contact the Graduate Support Strategist
Jessica Bailey