My GradSkills workshops, resources, and events are designed to be both academically sound and incredibly useful. They will help you to build skills that you need now, and that you will need in your future career. 

    • Master's Students
    • Doctoral Students
    Skills Emphasized
    • Communication and presentation
    • Writing
    • Professional networking
    • Project management and budget management
    • Job search
    • Leadership
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Teaching
    • Research ethics
    • Career exploration
    • Copyright and intellectual property
    • Scholarship and grant applications
    Services Offered
    • Workshops
    • Courses
    • Career and Research Internships
    • Career counseling
    • 3 Minute Thesis
    • Ambassador Program
    External Partners
    • Mitacs
    University Collaborations
    • Career services
    • Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    • Graduate Students’ Association
    • International Student Services
    • Environmental Health & Safety
    • Leadership & Student Engagement
    • University Libraries
    • Institute for Teaching and Learning
    • Research Services
    • Student Success Centre
    • Writing Support Services
    • Students’ Union Wellness
    • University Press


    CGS is the leading source of information, data analysis, and trends in graduate education. Our benchmarking data help member institutions to assess performance in key areas, make informed decisions, and develop plans that are suited to their goals.
    CGS Best Practice initiatives address common challenges in graduate education by supporting institutional innovations and sharing effective practices with the graduate community. Our programs have provided millions of dollars of support for improvement and innovation projects at member institutions.
    As the national advocate for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource for policymakers and others on issues concerning graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS members receive regular updates of legislative and regulatory proposals impacting graduate education and are provided resources to use in advocacy efforts on their campuses and with policymakers and other constituents. 
    CGS is an authority on global trends in graduate education and a leader in the international graduate community. Our resources and meetings on global issues help members internationalize their campuses, develop sustainable collaborations, and prepare their students for a global future.