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Graduate Students Life

If you're looking for support and community as you navigate your grad school journey, look no further than Graduate Students Life. There are writing workshops where you can receive assistance with your MRP/Thesis, career & professional development workshops that will help you make the most of your degree and kickstart your professional journey, as well as social gatherings, orientation events, and more!

Writing Series

Join our series of writing workshops in partnership with the Writing Centre this fall and winter semesters. Gain valuable insights from students, faculty, and staff throughout the series, and learn about on-campus services available to help you succeed with your MRP/Thesis writing journey.

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Career & Professional Development

Our events and workshops offer a great platform for career conversations, leveraging your graduate degree, connecting with York University alumni, and taking up professional development masterclasses in partnership with Vanier College Productions. Come and explore the diverse opportunities to develop your transferable skills with us!

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Grad Café

Open to all LA&PS Grad students, Grad Café provides a relaxed environment and place to connect and engage with fellow students across the faculty to further foster a sense of community. This space is intended to be used for informal gatherings and discussions that pertain to graduate student life. Grad Café will occur monthly, in room 124 Atkinson. Refreshments will be provided.

VCP Show Choir

Attention all theatre lovers! Here's an incredible opportunity to connect with fellow graduate students who share your passion for performance. In partnership with Vanier College Productions, join the newly launched Show Choir. Step out of your comfort zone and learn valuable skills in a friendly and fun environment. Plus, performances for the larger York community are on the horizon!

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Grant Application Exchange

Are you looking for additional feedback on your SSHRC or OGS funding applications? The LA&PS Colleges team has got you covered with the Grant Application Exchange. It's a peer-to-peer review system that pairs you with a fellow student to provide constructive feedback. You'll have the chance to improve your application before submitting it. All enrolled graduate students in LA&PS are eligible to apply for this opportunity. Don't miss out on this valuable chance to enhance your chances of securing funding.

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Graduate Advisory Committee

Have a say in your university experience by joining our advisory committee. We need your guidance to ensure our programs and services are relevant to your current needs. Apply now by sending an email to Let's work together to enhance your time at York University.

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