Resources for Sociology Graduate Students
Help Available in Sociology
Speak to Michelle Bailey, the Department’s Graduate Program Assistant, about general inquiries, and issues related to admissions, enrolment, awards and teaching assistantships. Elysha Daya, our Graduate Administrator, is available to provide academic counseling, and to discuss program requirements and progress towards the degree. Sherri Klassen, the Department’s Research Coordinator, provides support for graduate student research by offering group sessions on grant-writing for SSHRC applications and one-on-one support for the non-mandatory funding applications (programs other than SSHRC fellowships and OGS). She also provides feedback on research ethics protocols for graduate level research after students have worked with their supervisors.
For payroll issues, students need to speak to the business officer administering the fund through which they are being paid. This will often be Grace Ramirez but if they are TAing at UTM or UTSC or are working as a Research Assistant for a faculty member appointed to UTM or UTSC, students should contact those offices. Grace Ramirez distributes keys for the graduate student office space, and John Manalo supports the IT needs of the department.
Academic Resources in the University
The School of Graduate Studies offers a number of academic services for graduate students including language and writing assistance, thesis and dissertation writing support, and professional skills development sessions.
The library system is one of the top-ranked academic libraries in North America and offers unparalleled resources to graduate students at the University of Toronto. Students conducting research with human participants will need to work with the Office of Research Ethics; the office presents annual workshops for students planning ethics protocols.
Supports for Student Well being and Safety
Students can access support services sponsored by The School of Graduate Studies that have the needs of graduate students in mind as well as supports available to all students. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the services at your disposal. Some of the services that our students find useful include health and mental health resources (accepting either OHIP or UHIP coverage), wellness workshops, and the Centre for International Experience.
The university has a number of resources to help safeguard student safety and provide support for people who need help. Please familiarize with all of the services available through the campus safety offices.