GPS Credit Workshops

The tri-campus Graduate Professional Skills program (GPS) aims to prepare graduate students for their future careers through emphasis on development of skills that are not limited to specific disciplinary programs. Working with its partners across the campus, the Centre for Teaching and Learning organizes an annual GPS workshop series with new offerings each year.
For details about current GPS offerings and to register, please visit the CTL events site for graduate students and TAs: You do not have to be enroled in GPS to participate, and graduate students from any U of T campus are welcome at these events.
Topics for GPS credit workshops range widely, since the program covers four broad skills areas: communication and interpersonal skills (e.g., creating poster presentations); personal effectiveness (e.g., advanced interview skills); teaching competence (e.g., using instructional technology); and research (e.g., grant writing). Note that either certificate in the Teaching Assistants’ Training Program (TATP) can be counted toward GPS credit. Since the two programs can overlap, a number of UTSC graduate students complete the requirements for both GPS and TATP.
Completion of the GPS program is acknowledged by a notation on the graduate student’s transcript. To find out more details, read about specific offerings, and enroll in GPS, visit the program’s website
For more information about GPS or to suggest topics for workshops at UTSC, contact Dr. Sheryl Stevenson (, CTL’s Coordinator of TA and Graduate Student Support.