Student Offices

All graduate students in the Department of Geography and Program in Planning are allocated shared office space in either Sidney Smith Hall or the Physical Geography Building. “Premium” office space (e.g., offices on the fifth floor of Sidney Smith Hall) are allocated based on seniority, and typically go to Ph.D. students who have already completed several years in their program.

An example of one of the shared offices in Sidney Smith Hall
An example of one of the shared offices in Sidney Smith Hall

GGAPSS is responsible for setting the guidelines for how office space for its membership is administered. Office space assignments are done at the beginning of each academic year, or whenever new office spaces become available for allocation. For new students, offices are pre-assigned. The details of the allocation process will be communicated by email. Office change requests are to be directed to the department staff responsible for administrating offices.

 

Productivity Spaces

  • The Butter Room (attached to Room 619)
  • The Graduate Student Lounge on the fifth floor of Sidney Smith Hall
Working areas in the Butter Room
Working areas in the Butter Room
A place for informal meetings in the Butter Room
A place for informal meetings in the Butter Room

Social Space

Room 619 and the Butter Room contain comfortable chairs and sofas to help you relax.

A place to relax in the Taylor Room
A place to relax in Room 619
The Taylor Room kitchenette
The Room 619 kitchenette

All students in the Department are welcome to use these spaces for studying, relaxation, socializing, eating, etc. at any time.

There is also a lounge and kitchen in the Physical Geography Building.

A relaxing corner of the Butter Room
A relaxing corner of the Butter Room
Our graduate student lounge in Sidney Smith Hall
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