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Represent: Student Leadership Conference

Apr 29, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017

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  • Active Staff
  • Alumni
  • Faculty Members
  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Represent: Student Leadership Conference

Formally known as “SLC: Represent” – this conference provides incoming student representatives (i.e. elected/appointed representatives such as student unions, college councils, faculty associations, residence council members, and student societies from all three U of T campuses) with tools and resources to be effective leaders. 

This year's theme is "It Starts With Us". We want student leaders to feel inspired, empowered, and confident in their abilities to make an impact in the community. Whether you are in a representative role, an executive position planning events, or at the head of your student organization, our conference will have workshops and sessions catered to your specific responsibilities and interests. This way, you will gain insight into how YOU can contribute to bringing about change through your student organization and collaborate with others across campus. We believe anything is possible, and it all starts with us.

The conference will be held on Saturday April 29th and Sunday April 30th 2017 at Hart House. Application fee is $25 - which includes all meals, materials and social activities throughout the confernece. For more information on the conference (and to fully register) check out the Represent website

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Grad Talk: Cycling Safety and Maintenance

May 2, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Talk: Cycling Safety and Maintenance

Do you feel nervous biking in the city? Would you like to know how to keep your bike running smoothly? Come to Bikechain's Cycling Safety and Maintenance workshop! You will get tips and resources on biking safely in the city. We will also go over the basic maintenance you can do on your bike at home, and talk about when you should bring it into the shop for some more thorough care.

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Grad Escape: Guided Tour of the Art Museum of the University of Toronto

May 10, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Guided Tour of the Art Museum of the University of Toronto

Come on a guided tour of The Art Museum of the University of Toronto. The museum is comprised of the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House and the University of Toronto Art Centre at University College. Building on the two galleries’ distinguished histories, the Art Museum organizes and presents an intensive year-round program of exhibitions and events that foster — at a local, regional, and international level — innovative research, interdisciplinary scholarship, and knowledge of art and its histories befitting Canada’s leading university and the country’s largest city.

Featured Exhibit:  It's All Happening So Fast, A Counter-History of the Modern Canadian Environment From the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

This exhibition is organized in partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

 

 

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Grad Escape: Games Night at Hart House

May 25, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Games Night at Hart House

Join fellow grad students for a fun games night at Hart House! A selection of games will be available including: Catan, Code Names, Exploding Kittens, Ticket to Ride, and more. Snacks will be available. Presented in partnership with Hart House. Location: East Common Room.

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Re-imagining Leadership Retreat

Jun 2, 2017 - Jun 4, 2017

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  • Alumni
  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Re-imagining Leadership Retreat

This weekend retreat takes place off-campus in early June. The purpose is to create a supportive community-based environment where students reflect upon their individual leadership capabilities, collaborate with a team of other student leaders, and observe how they and their team fit into the wider community. At each level of leadership, students will be encouraged to think outside of the box, and create novel and innovative ideas to address real life topics that affect students and student leaders at U of T. 

This is your chance – challenge yourself to discover more about the leader within, and experience leadership in a whole new light. Together, let’s re-imagine leadership. 

Date: June 2 – 4, 2017
Location: Peterborough, Ontario on the Trent University Campus

Eligibility
This retreat is open to all students at the University of Toronto. Those who apply must be interested in connecting closely with other student leaders on campus; challenging themselves in a safe and supportive environment; creating innovative programming; and diving deeper into key topics that affect students and student leaders at U of T.

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Grad Escape: Art Gallery of Ontario Tour: Canadian Art

Jun 6, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Art Gallery of Ontario Tour: Canadian Art

Come on a guided tour at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The AGO's collections reflect 11,000 years of diverse visual expression and traditions in the land we now call Canada. Explore the works of Inuit, First Nations and Métis artists, the Group of Seven and more.

The group is required to be there 15 prior to the start time.

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Grad Talk: Dealing with Awkward Situations at Grad School

Jun 8, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Talk: Dealing with Awkward Situations at Grad School

 

Have you ever walked away from a conversation wondering, "What just happened?" Ever seen a professor outside of class and, unsure of whether to make eye contact or not, marched past them while staring at the ground? Have you attended a large social gathering outside your department and found yourself in a corner not knowing where to start? Grad school can be full of awkward and potentially embarrassing moments. Join G2G Peer Advisors from the Conflict Resolution Centre for Graduate Students for a frank discussion about conflicting expectations, miscommunication, and the blurry boundary between social and professional. Pizza will be available.

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Grad Talk: Scholarships and Awards: When to start, where to start

Jul 18, 2017

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  • Graduate Students
  • Public

Grad Talk: Scholarships and Awards: When to start, where to start

The Graduate Awards Office (GAO) at the School of Graduate Studies provides administrative support for a wide range of scholarship and financial aid programs. Find out more about the awards and scholarships you may be eligible to apply for as a graduate student here at U of T. Learn more about application best practices, deadlines, processes and where to get help when you need it.

Open to new and continuing grad students.

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English Communication Program – Summer 2017 – English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (10 week series)

May 24, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017

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  • Active Staff

English Communication Program – Summer 2017 – English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (10 week series)

CIE's English Communication Program (ECP) is a non-credit program that gives U of T students who speak English as a second language the opportunity to further develop their communication skills in English, gain insight into Canadian culture and life at U of T, and share cross-cultural experiences.

Classes are facilitated by volunteers with teaching, cross-cultural, and international experience.

Most ECP classes are 2 hours each week and start the week of May 22 (unless otherwise noted).  They are 10 weeks long.

Most classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.) except for activities/classes planned that visit other locations.

CLASS SERIES DESCRIPTION

Practise Speaking English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (PD1):  This series of classes gives International Post-Doctoral Researchers practice talking about their research and other topics in English.  The class will cover English grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary expansion and will provide opportunities to practise speaking. The goal is to help participants improve their English speaking and listening skills important for academic presentations, answering questions, interviews, and conversations with co-workers, supervisors, and new friends in Canada.

This series runs Wednesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:00pm starting May 24.

Attendance policy
Due to the high demand for classes and out of respect for the many students who wish to take our classes but cannot get in, we have implemented the following attendance policy:

If you miss two sessions without notifying your instructor or the ECP office you will be dropped from the class and a student from the waiting list will be admitted in your place.

Refund policy
No refunds will be given after the second scheduled class, or due to class cancellation.

If you are a new BookIT user, you are advised to register with the system in advance of the registration. Your UTORid and password are required to use the system.

If you have an accessibility requirement or special circumstance and would prefer to register in person, please contact our office at 416-946-8509 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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English Communication Program – Summer 2017 – English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (10 week series)

May 25, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017

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  • Active Staff

English Communication Program – Summer 2017 – English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (10 week series)

CIE's English Communication Program (ECP) is a non-credit program that gives U of T students who speak English as a second language the opportunity to further develop their communication skills in English, gain insight into Canadian culture and life at U of T, and share cross-cultural experiences.

Classes are facilitated by volunteers with teaching, cross-cultural, and international experience.

Most ECP classes are 2 hours each week and start the week of May 22 (unless otherwise noted).  They are 10 weeks long.

Most classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.) except for activities/classes planned that visit other locations.

CLASS SERIES DESCRIPTION

Practise Speaking English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (PD2)—Specialized Classes:  This series of classes is for speakers of Mandarin and Cantonese who are further developing English communication skills  and prefer specialized communication classes.  These classes give International Post-Doctoral Researchers (and interested Graduate Students) the opportunity to improve their English speaking skills in discussing their research and other topics.  There will be a combination of in-class discussions and out-of-class field trips.  Each participant/learner will also have the opportunity for a personal coaching session to work on their pronunciation.  (Please note that Graduate Students will need to contact the CIE ECP Office in order to register.)

This series runs Thursday mornings from 10:00am to 12:00pm starting May 25.

Attendance policy
Due to the high demand for classes and out of respect for the many students who wish to take our classes but cannot get in, we have implemented the following attendance policy:

If you miss two sessions without notifying your instructor or the ECP office you will be dropped from the class and a student from the waiting list will be admitted in your place.

Refund policy
No refunds will be given after the second scheduled class, or due to class cancellation.

If you are a new BookIT user, you are advised to register with the system in advance of the registration. Your UTORid and password are required to use the system. 

If you have an accessibility requirement or special circumstance and would prefer to register in person, please contact our office at 416-946-8509 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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English Communication Program – Summer 2017 – English in the City (10 week series)

May 31, 2017 - Aug 2, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

English Communication Program – Summer 2017 – English in the City (10 week series)

CIE's English Communication Program (ECP) is a non-credit program that gives U of T students who speak English as a second language the opportunity to further develop their communication skills in English, gain insight into Canadian culture and life at U of T, and share cross-cultural experiences.

Classes are facilitated by volunteers with teaching, cross-cultural, and international experience.

Most Summer ECP classes are 2 hours each week and start the week of May 22 (unless otherwise noted).  They are 10 weeks long.

Most classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.) except for activities/classes planned that visit other locations.

CLASS SERIES DESCRIPTION

English in the City (EC1):  This class meets at a different city spot in a different neighbourhood each week. Practise English in real life situations and chat about social issues, popular culture, fashion/styles, cultural differences, world politics, etc. The focus is on enhancing communication skills and in developing confidence using English.  Gain insights into Canadian culture and share cross-cultural experiences. Beyond the registration cost, expect to spend about $10.00 per class on city transportation, coffee or lunch. You can expect to do some walking, so dress comfortably!

This class series runs Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm starting the afternoon of May 31, 2017.

Attendance policy
Due to the high demand for classes and out of respect for the many students who wish to take our classes but cannot get in, we have implemented the following attendance policy:

If you miss two sessions without notifying your instructor or the ECP office you will be dropped from the class and a student from the waiting list will be admitted in your place.

Refund policy
No refunds will be given after the second scheduled class, or due to class cancellation.

If you are a new BookIT user, you are advised to register with the system in advance of the registration. Your UTORid and password are required to use the system.

If you have an accessibility requirement or special circumstance and would prefer to register in person, please contact our office at 416-946-8509 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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