About the GSLI

The Graduate Student Learning Initiative (GSLI) is a collaborative endeavour that brings together key campus services to support graduate student development.  The GSLI is supported in these efforts by the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies, the Graduate Students’ Association, and the Library’s Learning Commons.

The GSLI working group was created in the winter of 2006 with the original mandate to:

  • Share information among service providers
  • Promote existing services jointly and
  • Collaborate in the development of new services to meet the needs of graduate students as learners.

As the GSLI has evolved and grown, so has our scope. We now provide services to meet the needs of graduate students in all four of their roles - as learners, instructors, researchers, and professionals.

In May 2007 the GSLI received national recognition for its collaborative approach when it received the Innovation Award for an outstanding new or innovative program from the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services.

The service areas participating in the GSLI include:

A wide array of free services is available, including individual consultations, web resources, and workshops. A Letter of Recognition is available for completion of a series of related workshops.

If you have any questions or comments about academic or professional skill development for graduate students, or suggestions for new services that would help you or your graduate students to develop the academic and professional skills needed for graduate study, please email Maryann Kope, GSLI chair.

GSLI Listserv
Any students, faculty, or staff interested in the GSLI can subscribe to our listserv. You will receive updates by email on services such as workshops, individual assistance, and special events.
To subscribe, send an email to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UOGUELPH.CA with the command (paste it!) in the body of the email:
The listserv system will then send you further instructions.