Graduate Student Membership

Responsibilities & Obligations | Resident & Non-Resident Membership | How to Apply

Graduate Student Responsibilities & Obligations

Rotman graduate student members are involved centrally in the work of the Institute and contribute to its vitality in a variety of ways. They take an active role in research projects & contribute to the intellectual life of the Institute by:

  • Organizing and participating in reading groups
  • Organizing and participating in workshops and events
  • Attending lectures in the Rotman speaker series and major public events
  • Supporting public engagement and knowledge mobilization activities
  • Attending Rotman graduate student member meetings (usually held once per term)

Graduate student members are eligible to apply for Institute funding to support research projects and other activities, offered as graduate student assistantships or graduate fellowships.

View the Rotman Graduate Student Membership Policy
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Resident Membership

Resident members are assigned a workstation within the Institute’s collaborative workspace, where they have the benefit of working in close proximity of other students, Institute postdocs, and faculty members. They are typically involved with a research project run by a core faculty member of the Institute.

Resident Members are expected to be present in the Institute at least three days per week. They are provided with staff and IT support, access to a shared printer, and (if desired) a desktop computer.

The community of scholars working within the Institute benefit from social engagement via regularly held coffee breaks, some hosted in conjunction with members of the Brain and Mind Institute, and the presence of visiting fellows and guest speakers. The Institute also holds reading hours two days a week to provide time for quiet, distraction-free working.

Non-Resident Membership

Non-resident members are not assigned a workstation within the Institute, but still visit the Institute to participate in reading groups, work with other Institute members, and participate in events.

Calls for new member applications typically go out each summer, with new students moving into the Institute in September. Any non-resident member that wishes to apply for resident membership may do so at this time.

How to Apply

Complete the Rotman Graduate Student Membership Application Form

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