Department & Graduate Student Union

Graduate Students’ Union (GSU)
The Graduate Students’ Union at the University of Toronto represents over 15,000 students studying in over 85 departments. For many years this union has advocated for increased student representation, funding, and provided services such as health insurance, confidential advice, and a voice for the graduate student body on the various committees of the University.

Department of Art History
The Department of Art History at the University of Toronto.

School of Graduate Studies
The School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto.


Graduate Department of Art Handbook and Directory 2019-2020
SGS Essential Grad Guide 2017-18
SGS Graduate Supervision Guidelines (Student Edition)

Campus Resources

Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office

Resources for Trans People @ U of T: Sexual & Gender Diversity Office

The Teaching Assistants’ Training Program (TATP)

The TATP provides training and assistance to teaching assistants and course instructors through workshops and a certificate program. You may register to complete the Teaching Fundamentals (TF) certificate or the more rigourous Advanced University Teaching Preparation (AUTP) certificate.

Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) Program

The School of Graduate Studies offers workshops and seminars to assist students in developing professional skills that are useful for work within and outside of academia. Classes are offered on topics such as project management, CV and cover letter writing, networking, scholarly publishing, interviewing, and more. Register in the program and enroll in specific offers through the U of T Learning Portal.

English Language & Writing Support

The ELWS office offers workshops and courses on academic writing and speaking, specifically designed for graduate students. Registration for their programs is usually limited, so sign up for their listerv to hear about their offerings early and to reserve a spot.

CVs and Resumés

CAA Standards and Guidelines: Curriculum Vitae for Art Historians
U of T Career Centre: Resumés and Cover Letters

Useful Links

Centre for International Experience
A resource for international students studying at the University of Toronto and for domestic students interested in completing an exchange.

Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (CRRS) at Victoria University in the University of Toronto is a research and teaching centre. The CRRS is a library devoted to the study of the period from approximately 1350 to 1700; supervises an undergraduate program in Renaissance Studies; organizes lectures and seminars; and maintains an active series of publications.

CUPE 3902
If you are a teaching assistant, instructor, part-time lecturer, or Chief Presiding Officer for examinations, you are a member of CUPE 3901 Unit 1 (see the CUPE 3902 website for a comprehensive list of included positions). Complete your union membership card, and be sure to take advantage of Unit 1 benefits.

Fine Art Digital Imaging System (FADIS)
FADIS is the University of Toronto’s content management program for image-based research and teaching.

History of Art Students’ Association
The History of Art Students’ Association (HASA) is a student-run organization based at the St. George Campus at the University of Toronto. HASA exists to enhance the experiences of undergraduate art students in Art History.

Housing Services
A resource if you are looking for housing in Toronto.

University of Toronto Art Journal
The University of Toronto Art Journal is a journal created and edited by graduate students in the Department of Art, University of Toronto. The interdisciplinary aim of the journal is reflected by the scope of the papers published, submitted by graduate students of art and art history as well as graduate students of departments including history, literary studies, museum studies, and cultural studies.

Work-study Program
Work-study positions can be a great way to gain professional experience and earn money while studying. Opportunities are generally available in the Art Library and in Images Services, with faculty members, and at the University of Toronto galleries. Positions are filled quickly, so investigate early!

Academic News & Blogs

Gradlife Blog (by University of Toronto graduate students)
Hook and Eye
Inside Higher Ed
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Art History Listservs

Art Libraries Society of North America
H-net Information Network for Art History

Arts & Culture Job Boards

American Alliance of Museums
Canadian Museums Association
Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG)
University of Leicester Museum Jobs Desk
Work in Culture

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