Professional Development

St George Campus

Build your professional skills

Whether you are planning for a career in academia or you are exploring non-academic opportunities, building professional skills is an excellent strategy. Learn how to identify your transferable skills as you do so, finding ways to enrich your professional profile and help you become more confident, flexible, and resourceful in a wide range of skillsets.

Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) Program

As a postdoctoral fellow at U of T, you have full access to seminars, workshops, and non-credit courses through the Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) program. Learn about effective communication, planning and time management, entrepreneurship, ethical practices, teamwork and leadership, and more. Learn more.

Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC)

The Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC) provides instruction on written and oral communications skills. U of T postdoctoral fellows are welcome to take their free workshops (no registration required!), offered throughout the fall and winter terms. Learn more.

Career Exploration & Education

Build your future in a changing world! At Career Exploration & Education you will build on your university experiences to shape your career. You can participate in dozens of programs and services that connect you with industries, organizations, alumni, and career professionals. Key resources can be found within CLNx (clnx.utoronto. ca/home.htm), where you can also register to participate in the Flexible Futures for Grad Students and Postdocs series. Learn more.

Centre for International Experience: English Conversation Communities for Grads (and Postdocs)

Are you a multilingual postdoctoral fellow looking for a drop-in space to have informal conversations in English? Chat about Toronto slang and idioms, meeting new people, campus life, and other fun topics in a pressure-free environment. Learn more.

Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI)

If you have a Teaching postdoc, explore opportunities to hone your pedagogical skills through the Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation (CTSI). Learn more.

THE 500: Teaching in Higher Education

In THE500, senior PhD candidates and post-doctoral fellows will improve their teaching practice by becoming more knowledgeable about the ways in which students learn and about different teaching theories and styles.  Course participants will experience and take part in a variety of teaching situations, from small group work to more formal lecture sessions. Ample opportunity will be given to participants to reflect on the course as it progresses and on their own teaching and learning experiences. Five spots in every class of 30 are reserved for postdocs. Learn more.

UTSC Resources

  • Bi-weekly Postdoc Coffee Breaks
  • An annual UTSC Postdoc Orientation
  • Special rates on Postdoctoral Gym Memberships for Adults, Couples and Families at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC).
  • Access to UTSC GPS Workshops and Family Care Workshops at UTSC

Please visit the UTSC postdoc page for resources for postdocs at U of T Scarborough.

UTM Resources

Please visit the UTM postdoc page for resources for postdocs at U of T Mississauga.



In person: SGS Postdoctoral Office, 63 St. George Street, Room 101