Graduate Webinars

Winter Webinars for New Graduate Students

Campus Life & Engagement partners with experts from across the University to organize webinars that help you prepare for living and studying at McGill.

Are you looking to better understand the ins and outs of Quebec's unique rental situation, how you can access healthcare at McGill and throughout Montreal, or effective ways you can make the most of your budget? Our live webinars are your best opportunity to get answers!


Past Webinar Recordings

Webinar Description
Intro to Graduate Studies

Join your Graduate Orientation Team to learn about the graduate policies, the many important academic, career, health, and professional resources McGill provides to graduate students, as well as information on key aspects of the McGill graduate community. Each session concludes with a Q&A session where you can ask us any questions you may have!

PDF icon Intro to Graduate Studies 2021 Webinar Slides

Intro to Graduate Studies Recording

Budgeting and Expense Planning

This webinar primarily focuses on how to create and maintain a reasonable budget given your income level. It covers the main pitfalls of improper budgeting and will show you ways to stay on track. Learn how to effectively monitor and cut costs using various free online tools and apps and how to automate your savings. Join us for this webinar brought to you by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada to learn how small changes in your daily spending can lead to major savings.

Note: This webinar is also relevant for international students & newcomers to Canada as it covers many of the basics about the different types of bank accounts available to you.

PDF icon Budgeting and Expense Planning Slides

Budgeting and Expense Planning Recording

Housing for Grads

This housing webinar is tailored for graduate students, and includes added information for students with children.

Topics for this webinar include services, resources, and communities available to McGill students living off-campus (i.e. NOT in a McGill Residence). Whether an off-campus first-year, transfer student of any age, or an exchange student, there is something for everyone in this webinar, and you'll be thankful you have this introduction to living in Montreal as a McGill student!

Housing for Grads Recording

Housing

Topics for this webinar include services, resources, and communities available to McGill students living off-campus (i.e. NOT in a McGill Residence). Whether an off-campus first-year, transfer student of any age, or an exchange student, there is something for everyone in this webinar, and you'll be thankful you have this introduction to living in Montreal as a McGill student!

This session is relevant to both Undergraduate and Graduate students

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Housing Recording

MTL Healthcare Community

Do you have questions about your healthcare options while studying at McGill? Find out about student health and wellness services available on campus, learn how to navigate off-campus health resources, and familiarize yourself with the Quebec healthcare system. Remote care options in the COVID-19 era will also be discussed.

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MTL Healthcare Community Recording

Grad Health 101

Jointly presented by Health Commissioner of the Post-Graduate Students' Society and McGill's Local Wellness Advisor for Graduate Students, this webinar will introduce you to health and wellness services and resources provided specifically for graduate students. Learn more about the PGSS health Insurance plan and more!

Grad Health 101 Recording

Getting Involved

Join members of Campus Life & Engagement and the Post-Graduate Students' Society to learn more about meaningful ways you can get involved and connect with the community while pursuing your graduate studies at McGill!

Getting Involved Recording

Academic Culture

Use this workshop to prepare for academic culture in North America (and specifically at McGill) in this helpful session addressing cultural differences and opportunities in the classroom. This webinar is intended for international students.

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Academic Culture Recording

All webinar times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST). Use TheTimeZoneConverter.com if you need to calculate the time for your time zone.

New international graduate students can get more information on pre-arrival webinars from International Student Services (ISS).

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