Join us for some (if not all!) of the events we organize for UTSC graduate students and postdocs. Whether it is a social networking event, a free lecture featuring one of our acclaimed faculty members or workshops, there is something for everyone.

Note that by attending an event hosted by the Graduate and Postdoctoral team, you consent to your photos being taken and used for promotional materials.

You can select your preferred event below for more information and registration details. For any questions, please contact

Graduate and Postdoc Events

Embrace the spirit of February 14, 2024, at the Graduate and Postdoc Lounge from 12:00pm-2:00pm. Whether you're celebrating love or venting against Valentine's Day, come join us for a lively discussion and sweet treats!

In collaboration with GSAS, combining sweets & sweeties. Enjoy delicious and nutritious vegan and/or gluten-free cupcakes from Whisked (check out the amazing selection here Whisked Gluten-Free).

Join us for an afternoon of pastries, egg nog and good company on November 29, 1:00PM-3:00PM & December 13, 12:00PM - 2:00PM in the Grad and Postdoc Lounge (SW524A)

Event is open for both postdocs and graduate students. 
Light Refreshments will be provided.

Graduate Students Events

Indulge in a workshop experience on March 14, 2024, at AA-160 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Savor delicious pie while delving into the essential elements when crafting your Diversity Statement. Join us for a flavorful and informative session!

Pen, paper & pie will be provided. 


Explore new frontiers in research and knowledge from local and international speakers. 

For more information, please visit: New Frontiers Seminar Series webpage

As the leaves start to fall and the spooky season approaches, we thought it would be a gourd-geous idea to get together for some pumpkin carving fun! ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŽƒ Itโ€™s a great opportunity to showcase your artistic side as a lab and for us to get to know each other a bit more. Here are the details:

๐Ÿ“… Date: Tuesday October 31, 2023. 

๐Ÿ•• Time: 12-2 pm

๐Ÿ  Venue: Grad and Postdoc Lounge (SW524A)

๐Ÿ” Light refreshments will be provided 

Weโ€™re hoping to provide at least one pumpkin + carving kit to each lab/group the week prior to Halloween for it to be carved on your own time, and brought to be put on display in the Grad Lounge on the day of the event. We will collect images of the carved pumpkins and circulate a survey after the event to vote for the best artist to receive a small prize.

If youโ€™d like to participate but are coming from a small lab or your labmates are not able to participate with you, feel free to join another group/lab. But just let us know in the survey above so we can plan accordingly.

Don't miss this chance to mingle with your fellow grad students and post-docs, show off your carving skills, and create some spook-tacular pumpkin masterpieces. ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง›โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ป Costumes are optional but totally encouraged!

Event photos are available here.

If you have any questions, contact Arvin Persaud (

Postdoc Events

For a day of knowledge-sharing and community-building,  join us on April 18, 2024 (9:30 - 5:00 pm) in the Catalyst Centre for a full day of short presentations, good food and prizes. Meet your colleagues, and share your research!

Registration is FREE and open to all UTSC Postdoctoral Fellows.

For additional details, please consult the UTSC Postdoc Palooza Research Day website.

Join us for a delightful Spring Postdoc Coffee Break on the first day of spring, March 20th! This event provides a perfect opportunity for postdoctoral scholars to come together, relax, and foster meaningful connections within our vibrant community. Don't miss this chance to unwind, connect with fellow postdocs, and enjoy some delightful refreshments. 

In collaboration with UTSC Athletics, skate under the lights to celebrate the holiday season with your fellow postdocs on December 6, 2023 from 2:30-9:00 PM. Skates, skating assistance, snacks and transportation will be free of charge for postdocs.

UTSC Athletics will communicate logistical information. 


September 18, 2023: Coffee Mix nโ€™ Mingle

Come and meet other postdocs and enjoy coffee and treats in the Graduate Lounge (SW524A) from 1:00 - 3:00 PM on Monday, September 18, 2023

*If you do not have keypad access to SW-524A, please contact our office to request access.


September 20, 2023: Climb at TPASC (limit: 15)

Join other postdocs at TPASC from 1:30 - 3:30 PM on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, for rock climbing with TPASC instructors. Beginners are welcome; equipment and shoes will be provided. Please wear athletic clothes and bring a water bottle. Meet up at the TPASC Lounge


September 22, 2023: UTSC Valley Trail Walk

Join the Vice-Dean Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, Rene Harrison for a stroll up and down the UTSC valley trail (approx. 30 minutes round trip) at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 22, 2023, rain or shine! Please dress accordingly; meet up on the big stairs at the top of the trail on the H-wing patio. 

No registration needed.

Are you a new or returning postdoctoral fellow at UTSC? Join us for an informative session on October 23, 2023 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM in the Catalyst Centre EV-151|152 to discover the wealth of resources available at UTSC. Admin and Student Services Staff will be on hand to provide information, answer questions, and guide you. Enjoy engaging presentations from service staff and a fun trivia session with prizes. This is your opportunity to connect with fellow postdocs on campus. Lunch will be provided.

The following departments will be available for any questions:

  • Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office
  • UTSC Library
  • UTSC Athletics and Recreation
  • UTSC Centre for Teaching and Learning
  • Family Care Office 
  • SGS Postdoctoral Office

Missed the event? We've got you covered; please visit the Postdoctoral Orientation for the agenda and presentation.