GRADUATE & LIFE SCIENCES EDUCATION

Why Do We Need GRADSIS?

As per the Governing Council's Policy on Student Financial Support (April 1998), the goal of the University of Toronto should be to give doctoral-stream students multi-year packages of support that are competitive with packages offered by peer universities.   In the year 2000, U of T took a major step by committing a minimum of at least $12,000 plus tuition and fees to eligible doctoral-stream students. Full-funding will be available for up to five years for the Faculty of Medicine doctoral-stream students.  The complete policy is available at: http://www.governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/policies/stufinan.htm

GradSIS will act as an automatic tool to track that this policy is followed for the graduate students in the Faculty.  The ability to assure that the full-funding is made to all doctoral-stream students relies on accurate tracking of funding for each student.  The collection and analysis of the representative data is annually reported to the Vice-Provost, Students.