'Grad School Confidential' Podcast

Pulling back the curtain on grad student life...

Being a graduate student is complicated. Sometimes you’re on top of the world. At other times, it seems like you’re the only one feeling alone, unsure of yourself, or at odds with your supervisor.

Look deeper, though, and you'll find many of your classmates quietly facing their own worries. Grad School Confidential is a podcast dedicated to breaking the silence over these academic and personal challenges.

In each episode, we chat with members of the campus community about their experiences with a type of hurdle that you may face. And we offer tips and resources to help you surmount it.


Episode 5. "Like an Empty Shell": Living with Depression in Grad School

Release Date: September 20, 2021

Graduate students are more likely than most people to experience depression — a disorder that can have devastating effects on our thoughts and behaviour. In this episode, a recent PhD student explains what depression felt like, and how she reached out for help. Note: Contains discussions of suicidal thoughts and other troubling subjects. 

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