Dean's Welcome

There are many compelling reasons to pursue graduate studies at the University of Toronto: its close relationships with leading hospitals, industries, and educational facilities across North America; the synergy of its three campuses, located in one of the world’s most diverse cities; and its top-ranked faculty, who are immersed in innovative research in all disciplines.

To these reasons, I would add one that may surprise you: a tight-knit graduate community. Despite U of T’s considerable scale, it offers graduate students the opportunity to build strong departmental communities as well as collaborative relationships with other graduate students and faculty across its three campuses.

This is an environment that, as Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, I see as my responsibility to foster. In the SGS Calendar, we outline the parameters of your program, the regulations and policies that guide it, and some of the key expectations that will inform your time here. Yet SGS also offers a range of grad-focussed services designed to support you at every stage of your graduate program, from registration to graduation and beyond.

On behalf of the School of Graduate Studies, welcome to the University of Toronto. I encourage you to include SGS in your graduate community, and to experience the many ways that we can help you achieve success both academically and personally.

Joshua Barker
Dean, School of Graduate Studies and
Vice-Provost, Graduate Research ​and Education

Deans of the School of Graduate Studies

Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Vice-Provost, Graduate Research and Education​
J. Barker, BA, MA, PhD

Vice-Dean, Programs and Innovation
G. Kerr, BPHE, MA, PhD

Acting Vice-Dean, Students
C. C. Williams, BA, MSW, PhD