Dean's Welcome

Choosing to pursue an advanced degree is a momentous decision, one that requires thought, research, and often considerable soul-searching. You may ask yourself many difficult questions: What area of study are you most passionate about? Does that choice align with your career goals? What kinds of networks will you be able to build in a given program, both academically and professionally?

At the University of Toronto’s School of Graduate Studies, we are committed to providing the tools that prospective and current students need to make informed decisions about their futures. The SGS Calendar is one such tool. Introducing the vast array of graduate programs offered across our three campuses, it will also direct you to key resources—institutional websites, policies, and codes—that will explain both the intellectual and ethical frameworks supporting graduate research and education here at U of T.  

With more than 18,000 graduate students from all over the world, the University of Toronto hosts Canada’s largest graduate community. I can assure you that our faculty, staff, and students work hard to make this graduate community welcoming, vibrant, and strong. As a U of T graduate student, you will make lifelong connections with mentors and colleagues while you gain specialized knowledge as well as a robust set of transferable skills.

On behalf of the School of Graduate Studies, welcome. We are here to support you on your academic journey, wherever that may take you. 

​​With my best wishes,

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 (May 7, 2018 to June 30, 2019)
C. C. Williams, BA, MSW, PhD