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Who we are

We are a U of T graduate student group of self-identifying women engineer volunteers working to build a supportive and inclusive community for students in STEM at U of T. We are supported by the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and organize community building and professional development events for the graduate students throughout the academic year. We are also engaged in collaborating with and supporting other student groups on campus. To learn more about our events, connect with us on social media, email us or subscribe to our newsletter. We also welcome all student volunteers to help with organizing events, STEM drives, communications and budgeting and develop leadership skills.

Updates from the Annual General Meeting

GradSWE met on May 6th to vote on updates to our constitution and approve a new Code of Conduct policy document. Thank you to all of the members who attended! The motions were successfully approved by a quorum (2/3 members) and the updated documents can be  viewed below:

  • Read our Constitution here.
  • Read our Policy Document here.

We also discussed the upcoming elections in July (for further information scroll down to read about the leadership opportunities) and an update on GradSWE’s finances.

Finally, the university will be working on an accessible & gender-neutral washroom in Galbraith Hall following our petition. Congratulations to Jennifer Gordon for making this happen! 

GradSWE Graduate Proofreading and Writing Group

Register here, group starts week of May 10th.

Thank you to those who already responded, we now are ready to pilot the group in May. For those who could not, fear not! You can still respond to the form linked above. Hurry and don’t miss this opportunity for getting your work peer-reviewed (in a sense!) before submission and get perspectives from a diverse group of colleagues, related or unrelated to your field. 

Leadership Opportunities

Gradswe Executive elections

July 2021, position descriptions available here

Do you want to assume leadership in our amazing group? Want to be directly involved in programming and networking with the faculty, student groups and EDI initiatives within the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering? Then an exec position with GradSWE is the best way forward! The following positions will be open in the elections: 

  1. President (Requirement: Former exec position holder or active volunteer experience in the past year) – 1 position 

  1. VP Communications – 2 positions 

  1. VP Finance – 1 position 

  1. VP Social – 1 position 

  1. VP Learning and development – 1 position 

  1. VP external outreach – 1 position 

More news to come soon, but to get a head start, check out the position descriptions here. To get more information reach out to us at gradsweuoft@gmail.com

GradSWE UofT Newsletter April 30th:
Annual General Meetingand Other Updates

This weeks newsletter features upcoming events for the month of May as well as an update on the washroom petition. Click below to read more!

Volunteer opportunities

Check out the current volunteer opportunity from GradSWE!       Help us and help our community!

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