UofT’s IP Education Program introduces the different types of IP, how to protect it, and how to get the most value from it.


The online program was built by UofT Entrepreneurship (UTE) and the Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO) with input from legal professionals and entrepreneurs.


Divided into two complimentary levels, IP Foundations and IP Strategy and Application, the program is integrated with Quercus (U of T’s online learning portal), allowing for inclusion into assignments, workshops, or classroom settings. In addition, U of T students who complete a module can have it recognized on their Co-curricular Record (CCR). 


Program overview:

Level 1: IP Foundations

  • Intro to patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial design, and trade secrets.
  • Requires no prior knowledge and can be completed in ~2 hours.
  • Endorsed by the Province of Ontario’s IP Action Plan.


Level 2: IP Strategy and Application

  • IP strategy and commercialization, including best practices for inventors and entrepreneurs.
  • Learners must complete Level 1 before advancing to Level 2.


More information can be found in the attached. Please share broadly with your networks, and reach out to Dalia Kay, Events & Program Coordinator (daliakay.mostafa@utoronto.ca, cc’d) if you have any further questions.

Did you know that the values of federally-funded scholarships for graduate students haven’t increased in 20 years? Support Our Science (SOS) is a grassroots volunteer organisation with a mission to advocate for increased pay for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. September 25-29th is SOS Advocacy Week, and as a community partner of SOS TSPN is hosting a letter-writing meetup to help amplify their message. 
Get together with us on Wed. Sept 25th at University College room 248 (UC248) from 6-7:30pm to write letters to the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, or your local MP advocating for increased funding for scholarships and research grants. Handwritten letters have a bigger impact than emails in a letter-writing campaign because they can’t be electronically screened for similar wording. Help us convince the federal government to support our science! And socialise with other TSPN members while enjoying some delicious snacks! 


Gradlife Orientation: Making the Most of your Grad Experience

Wednesday, September 27, 6-8pm


Join this session to help you transition to being a graduate student. Learn effective strategies for academic success, hear about grad life supports and programs available and learn how to get involved in campus activities and how to find community to have a better graduate experience. Facilitated by Jennifer Pinker, Coordinator, Graduate Programs and Andrea Graham, Learning Strategist in partnership with Academic Success.


Register: https://clnx.utoronto.ca/home/gradlife.htm?eventId=57686



Grad Escape: Boardgames Night- In Person

Thursday, September 28, 6-7:30pm


Are you looking to have fun and meet other grad students? Look no further than Games Night! Join Gradlife Ambassador as they facilitate a series of fun, low-stakes online games for you and your fellow grad students to enjoy. Get ready to play! Facilitated by the Gradlife Peer Ambassador. Refreshments available.


Register: https://clnx.utoronto.ca/home/gradlife.htm?eventId=53575

Dear students,


Hope everyone is having a great start to the semester!


The Molecular Genetics Fall topic courses are now open for enrollment to all students and will remain available for enrollment until October 1, 2023.


The following courses are being offered during the Fall 2023 term. The course information is also available on the department website, and the Course Syllabus are also attached for reference.

  • MMG1301H F – Developmental Neurobiology
  • MMG1304H F – Bacterial Pathogens
  • MMG1323H F – Signalling Networks in Development, Regeneration and Disease
  • MMG1324H F – Mitochondrial Genetics in Health and Disease
  • MMG1326H F – Post-Transcriptional Regulatory Mechanisms (shared with Biochem)
  • MMG1333H F – Virus Replication


Please contact Purnoor Bala at mgy.info@utoronto.ca for information about enrolling in the courses.  

What is the GSMP?


The GSMP is dedicated to fostering genuine, long-term dialogue between undergraduate students considering or applying to graduate school, with graduate student mentors. More specifically, this program is intended to provide undergraduate students at the University of Toronto Scarborough (mentees) with connections to graduate student mentors. 


Why should you join the GSMP?

  1. Provide meaningful guidance to undergrads  –– you probably remember what it was like as an undergrad: a scared, confused, yet ambitious student with so much uncultivated potential. You have the unique opportunity to give these students direction and a lasting impact on their professional development.

2.                   Hone your mentorship skills –– teaching is the best way to learn. Make this a reality by providing insight into what it’s like as a graduate student; inspiring and encouraging eager undergraduates along the way.

3.                   Network with other graduate students –– there’s never an abundance of connections. Being exposed to students in labs across Canada, you will have the opportunity to network with potential colleagues, PIs, and lab managers. 


With a required time commitment of less than 10 hours across the upcoming academic year, this is a great way to give back to the next generation of researchers. For more information on the GSMP, check out this information package. Apply here to become a valued mentor of the GSMP! The deadline to apply is October 16th 2023


If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to reach out!


Maxim An | MIMSA GSMP Co-Director

UTSC Molecular Biology and Immunology Students Association

University of Toronto Scarborough

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Dear Grad Students,


We are seeking student volunteers to help us with our UofT Engineering Graduate Studies Fair.


UofT Engineering is part of the Canadian Graduate Engineering Consortium (CGEC) in which we partner with other Canadian universities to recruit prospective graduate engineering students at each other’s institutions.  


UofT will host CGEC on Wednesday, September 27 in the Bahen Atrium from 3-6pm.


Each UofT Engineering grad unit will have a booth set up that day so that UofT undergraduate students who are interested in graduate studies can ask them questions about their graduate programs.


We are looking for some student volunteers to help with our graduate student booth by speaking with undergraduate students who may have questions about the graduate student experience at UofT. This will be a ‘career fair’ style event where students will just walk up and speak with you at the booth.


You can sign up for whichever time slot that you are available for as many slots as you would like, just put your name down in the slot that you are available.


Details: Wed, Sept 27, Bahen Atrium, 3-6pm


The sign-up sheet is here. Please fill out by Sept 25.


Other engineering universities will also be present there, so you will have an opportunity to speak to their representatives if you are interested in further pursuing your graduate studies elsewhere in Canada.


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Biotech Connect Invites You to its Life Sciences Exhibition
Date: September 21, 2023
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: MaRS Auditorium (Lower Concourse)

Why Attend?

  • Discover recent innovations to enhance your laboratory work.
  • Meet your local sales specialist.
  • Enjoy complimentary cookies and coffee.
  • Get a chance to win Amazon.ca gift cards ($200, $100, and $50) by registering (registration required)!
  • Enter to win 2x Amazon Echo Show 5 devices!
  • Please click here to pre-register now and skip the registration line at the event.
Please click here to view the official flyer.

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Applications for the OPTIONS MASc Cohort Program and OPTIONS PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows Program are Now Open Until September 25!


The Cohort Program is an opportunity to dive deeply into career management with a supportive community of like-minded graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Facilitated by faculty and professional development experts, the program provides an opportunity to clarify your interests and aspirations, develop job application materials, and explore career pathways. We offer three different Cohort Programs to address the specific needs of the U of T Engineering community.


Launch Your Career Plan should be completed before the OPTIONS Cohort Program. 

Note: We understand that not everyone may have had the opportunity to complete Launch Your Career Plan and very much welcome your application if you have not. If you have any questions or curiosities, you are welcome to email us at grad.experiences@engineering.utoronto.ca” id=”OWA59a0c322-2748-c2d6-a0d3-111b8f4d92f1″ class=”OWAAutoLink”>grad.experience@engineering.utoronto.ca

Application Deadline: Submit your application before Monday, September 25, at 9:00 AM ET.

As always, complementary events are open to all engineering graduate and postdoctoral fellows. 

Learn more about U of T Engineering programs and services


Stay up-to-date with upcoming events








Joanne Lieu, PhD (c)
Graduate Professional Development Coordinator

Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
University of Toronto
Myhal Centre
55 St. George Street
Toronto, ON, M5S0C9 



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We want to hear from you!

With a large commuter student population, U of T needs spaces for students to spend time and feel a sense of home. In partnership with Spaces & Experiences, the Innovation Hub is hosting student-led feedback sessions to inform design decisions for future spaces for commuters. We invite you to share your experiences and help the university design new spaces on campus.


Session Dates:

Feedback sessions are hosted both in-person and virtually through Zoom. Sessions require registration and participants can choose one of the following options:

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2023: 9:30am-11am (Virtual)
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2023: 12pm-1:30pm (In-Person)
  • Monday, October 2, 2023: 10:30am-12pm (Virtual)
  • Wednesday, October 4, 2023: 11am-12:30pm (In-Person)
  • Friday, October 6, 2023: 1:30pm-3pm (Virtual)

Please complete the registration form to indicate your interest. The Innovation Hub Design Researcher Team will be in touch with you to confirm the details of the session.


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Gradlife Advisory Committee

Gradlife is looking for graduate student participants for our 2022/23 Gradlife advisory committee! The Committee’s focus will be on evaluating current Student Life programming and communications for graduate students, as well as providing direction for future projects.

Commitment: 4 meetings (1.5 hrs each) between October to April. Students who attend all 4 meetings will receive CCR recognition.

Interested? By September 15 apply here: How students help guide us – UofT Student Life (utoronto.ca)


More information on our programs can be found at www.gradlife.utoronto.ca