Student Life - Student Associations

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Through our Student Association and Student Union, there are many opportunities for Graduate students within the Department to get involved and advocate for their fellow students. Learn more below.

Medical Biophysics Graduate Student Association (MBPGSA)

The MBP Graduate Student Association (MBPGSA) is comprised of all MSc and PhD graduate students in the department. The MBPGSA executive committees, localized to the downtown and uptown cores of the department, aim to provide students with the resources to thrive in their transition from undergraduate to graduate life.

The MBPGSA executives and its organizing committees plan various academic, social, and philanthropic events, and career development initiatives throughout the year. This website is an essential tool to stay up-to-date with the happenings of the MBPGSA.

Visit the MBPGSA Website.

University of Toronto Graduate Students' Union (UTGSU)

The University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU) represents over 18,000 students studying in over 115 departments. They advocate for increased graduate student representation and act as a voice for students by lobbying national, and provincial issues on your behalf. The UTGSU engages you through community building events and campaigns, organized by the various Committees and Caucuses. They also offer you a variety of services, such as: health and dental insurance, confidential advice, various grants and bursaries, and access to the gym space.

Visit the UTGSU Website.