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Graduate Organizations

Applicants may wish to contact students already enrolled in the department by writing or phoning the Graduate Students' Union (GSU). The GSU is the association to which all graduate students belong, and which represents them at the University level as well as through the Ontario Federation of Students and the Canadian Students Federation. It is a federation of course unions which represent students at the graduate unit level.

Graduate Students' Union

Address: 16 Bancroft Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1C1
Telehone: 416-978-2391

In this Department, graduate students are represented by the Graduate French Association (GFA)/Société d'Études Supérieures du Département d'Études Françaises (SESDEF), which organizes social events as well as professional activities (practical workshops, student colloquia, and publications, etc.) The GFA/SESDEF is also a forum through which Master and Doctoral students can contribute directly to ongoing discussions about the content and structure of this department's graduate programs.

Like any student organization, the GFA/SESDEF only functions through the active participation of its members. All students can benefit by attending meetings and becoming involved.

All students who work for the University of Toronto as Teaching Assistants, instructors etc. are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees/Syndicat Canadien de la Fonction Publique, Local 3092. More information regarding the Union, the Collective Agreement etc. can be obtained either from the departmental steward (elected annually) or from:

CUPE/SCFP (Local 3092)

Address: 180 Bloor Street West, Suite 902, Toronto, ON, M5S 2V6
Telephone: 416-593-9866


Revue Arborescences

Considérant que rien de ce qui touche la langue française ne lui est étranger, la revue Arborescences se veut un espace de réflexion sur les enjeux actuels des études françaises aussi bien en littérature, en linguistique qu’en didactique.

History of the Department

165 years of French Studies at the University of Toronto (1853-2018)


Estimant que rien de ce qui touche la langue française ne lui est étranger, la revue électronique Arborescences veut offrir un espace de réflexion sur des questions d’importance en études françaises, relevant aussi bien de la didactique que de la lit