The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is working to ensure that existing and incoming graduate students, and applicants stay informed of the University’s response to the evolving global impact of COVID-19. The University is continuing to update our COVID-19 page with recent information, answers to FAQs and other resources.
Existing Students: see UPDATE FROM THE AVP GRADUATE STUDIES. For international students with questions relating to your study permit, please connect with your international student advisor; if you have gone abroad or intend to go abroad, and you have new immigration or travel concerns, please consult with your international student advisor.
Incoming Graduate Students: Students expecting to start summer'20 should have received an email outlining your options; if not, please email us. Students expecting to start fall'20 should count on doing so, at least until told otherwise. If you have questions or concerns about meeting the conditions on your offer letters, please email us.
Applicants: We continue to process applicants and issue of offers of admission.
The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is committed to supporting our students. We will work with you to ensure minimized disruption for all current and incoming students.
Resources for Graduate Students
Various seminars and workshops are available to assist current graduate students and postdoctorate fellows in search of rewarding careers.
You might want to join one of the many clubs or organizations that we have on campus. Be sure to check out our General Services and Support for Graduate Students tab on our Campus Community Resources and Support page.
Grad Pathways: What Path will you take?
Starting in fall’17, a Working Group (made up of College representatives and those units on campus who have long provided professional skills development opportunities for graduate students) undertook a review of the University of Guelph’s various professional skills development activities within and outside the graduate curriculum with the goal of making these activities more apparent to graduate student and more effective. The research and recommendations of the Working Group are captured in . Please review it and stay tuned for a more formal launch associated with a dedicated web page.
Grad Pathways is a skills development hub that brings together key campus services (e.g. the Library, Wellness Services, Career Services etc.,) to support academic, personal, and professional skills development for graduate students.
LinkedIn Learning.com (formerly Lynda.com)
Lynda.com offers thousands of video modules covering the most popular business and creative applications, as well as topics including software development, website design, animation, soft-skill training, audio and music, and photography. Access is free for all Guelph faculty, staff and grad students. Visit the LinkedIn Learning page for more information.
Aurora is an e-learning platform providing career advice to Graduate Students and postdocs. Students can complete two programs of study, Career Exploration and Career Strategies to explore career options and learn job search strategies to secure employment outside academia. Over 70 hours of on-demand videos and 120 interviews with PhDs are available on this site, with content being updated monthly. Please visit our Aurora webpage to login with your central login ID and password
Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that designs and delivers research and training programs in Canada. This organization works with 60 universities, including U of G, 4,000 companies, and both federal and provincial governments, to build partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada. Mitacs provides funding to students and postdoctoral associates in all research areas via fellowship programs such as Accelerate, Elevate and GlobaLink. Visit the Mitacs for more information.
Teaching Development Program
Designed to enhance the instructional and professional development skills of teaching assistants and grad students with an interest in university teaching, this series provides opportunities for participants to acquire pedagogical knowledge and practical skills essential to teaching in higher education. Visit Open Learning and Educational Support for more information.
Academic Job Search