Innovative Resources

10,000 PhDs Project: Where have our PhDs found employment?

SGS is excited to share the results of the 10,000 PhDs project, an initiative that used Internet searches of open-access data sources such as official university and company websites to determine the current and/or first (2016) employment status of the 10,886 PhDs who graduated from U of T between 2000 and 2015 in all disciplines. The study successfully located 88% of PhD graduates.

Explore the 10,000 PhDs data via an interactive dashboard, or download the report!

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How We Write: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blank Page

Edited by Suzanne Akbari

Contributors: Derek Gregory, Michael Collins, Suzanne Conklin Akbari, Alexandra Gillespie, Alice Hutton Sharp, Asa Simon Mittman, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Maura Nolan, Richard H. Godden, Bruce Holsinger, Stuart Elden, Steve Mentz, Daniel T. Kline

In late spring 2015, SGS hosted a Dissertation Writing Roundtable to explore the challenges students face in writing their dissertations and what models of support could be shared. 

Among the roundtable presenters was PhD candidate Michael Collins, who later published a
blog post about his experience. This post spawned a series of lively discussions online and on social media. Regardless of our field or our format, just how do we write? How can these personal experiences help others facing the blank page?

Suzanne Akbari, Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto and 2015-16 Special Advisor to the Dean, Graduate Program Innovation seized the opportunity to select key parts of the discussion, creating a compelling publication that conveys what she describes as “idiosyncratic” approaches to writing.

How We Write: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blank Page gathers the perspectives of current and recent graduate students as well as scholars working in disparate genres and a variety of fields, from art history to geography and from literature to music. It is a valuable resource for anyone engaged in the unique challenges and rewards of writing.

Learn more about the publication.

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