LGBTQ Graduate Student Information

The programs and services at the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office are all open to graduate students.  There are also specific programs, organizations and services for grad students at the University of Toronto, listed on this page.


LGBTQ Graduate Student Groups


LGBTQ-Grads listserv

Join the LGBTQ-Grads listerv to be in touch with other graduate students and keep informed of events, programs and information related to the graduate experience.

Add me to the LGBTQ Grad Listserv


GSU Queer Caucus

The Queer Caucus of the Graduate Student Union is a political and social caucus for University of Toronto graduate students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ). The group hold various events throughout the year.


Additional Useful Resources for Graduate Students


Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI)

The CTSI provides leadership in teaching and learning at U of T.  They provide support for pedagogy and pedagogy-driven instructional technology for all teaching staff and teaching assistants.


Grad Escapes

Grad Escapes offers discounted tickets to social, cultural, and recreational events in Toronto.  Tickets are usually below $20.



GradLife can connect you to specialized workshops, social events, online resources and publications designed to enrich your experience as a graduate student at U of T.


Graduate Students’ Union (GSU)

The GSU represents over 17,000 students at the University of Toronto.


School of Graduate Studies (SGS)

SGS is the largest graduate school in Canada.  This site includes important information for all aspects of your academic life.


National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.

All faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows at U of T have free access to this professional development, training, and mentoring community designed to help academics increase research and writing productivity and improve work-life balance. NCFDD membership offers relevant professional development training, intense and reliable support from highly trained and successful mentors, a confidential “safe space” for problem solving, and a downloadable virtual format so members can learn at their convenience.


Labour Unions


Teaching Assistants, Sessionals, Markers, Lab Assistants and Research Assistants assistants are all members of labour unions at U of T.  Be sure to connect with your local to find out more about resources, benefits and other supports.

CUPE 3902 –   represents sessionals, TAs and other contract instructional staff at the University of Toronto, Victoria University and the University of St. Michael’s College

CUPE 3907 —   represents all Graduate Assistants at OISE