Transitioning to a new place can be difficult and, in some cases, stressful. Your friends on the Graduate Business Council want you to know: they’ve been there!

To help you transition into Canada and to the big beautiful city of Toronto, the GBC, representing all Masters level students at Schulich, has developed the three exciting programs.

Learn more below. We encourage you to take advantage of these initiatives:

1. The GBC Buddy Program

Register here and the GBC will pair you with a buddy based on your interests and preferences. A Buddy is a current student at Schulich who has been in your shoes not long ago. He/she will be your friend as you move to Canada and get settled in your new home. Buddies are a great resource to ask questions about the community, student life, groceries, transit, currency, healthcare services and more! Feel free to reach out to your buddies and ask them any questions that are weighing on you.

Register by July 10th 2018 and include your preferred email to receive further information on the various programs offered by the GBC.


2. Chat with the GBC

The GBC will host weekly chats where up to ten incoming students can register to speak with the GBC team and learn about the GBC, Schulich clubs, tips for success, and student life in general. The sign-up for this program will be made available soon, so check the GBC website!

3. Take a Tour

We want to be there for you when you finally arrive in Canada! Volunteer students from the current cohorts will escort incoming international students on a guided tour around the campus and to nearby shopping outlets. Trips are also planned to downtown Toronto in groups of 3-5 between August 15th – 25th, 2018. Registrations will open by August 8th, 2018. 

We encourage you to take advantage of these initiatives and make the most of your Schulich experience! You can register at for all the programs, with the Buddy Program being instantly available and the other two being made available shortly.

Questions? Please reach out to GBC International Affairs Director Karishma Varma at


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