Grad Chats

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Grad Chats is an informal, drop-in virtual space where graduate students can connect with colleagues, learn about resources, relax, play games, chat, and meet members of the UTM community in a casual environment. Curated by representatives from the RGASC and UTMAGS, Grad Chats will also feature guests from UTM, including the UTM TA Liaison, specialists from the Health and Counselling Centre, and UTM Librarians.

Drop in to ask questions, get together with friends, and meet new people!


Fall 2021 Semester

  • Date: every second Thursday starting on October 7th, 2021
  • Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET
  • Link: Click here!
  • Password: UTMgrad2021

Special Guests and Topics for Fall 2021

October 7, 2021: Welcome and Quick Tips for Grad School

October 21, 2021: "Being a Great Grad Student"
Guest: Bryan Stewart, Vice-Dean, Graduate

November 4, 2021: "Netflix & Chow"
Guest: Kimberly Green, HCC Dietitian
Description: What does Penny make for breakfast on Sheldon's "Oatmeal" Day instead of oatmeal? What two recipes does Rachel mix up when making Thanksgiving dessert? If you can answer these random questions, you're ready for Netflix & Chow! We'll multi-task by testing your food-related TV-trivia skills while showing you how to make a delicious but healthy quick bread recipe. We’ll chat about how to pull together quick but healthy meals, about the best places to find healthy "student budget" recipes and more. This is your opportunity to meet the campus Dietitian, Kimberly Green, and ask any food-and-nutrition questions you may have. Also win a gift card! 

November 18, 2021: TBD
Guest: Adrianna Michell, HCC Wellness Grad Lead

December 2, 2021: Copyright
Guest: Yayo Umetsubo, Scholarly Communications and Liaison Librarian

December 16, 2021: Destress!