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Just say No (or yes!) Strategies for Setting Boundaries and Managing Responsibilities in grad school

May 28, 2018

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  • Graduate Students

Just say No (or yes!) Strategies for Setting Boundaries and Managing Responsibilities in grad school

In grad school, it can be difficult to simply say "no" to fellow peers, advisors, supervisors, and even new opportunities. This workshop will present you with important communication and negotiation skills on saying "yes," learning to say "no," and setting up healthy and beneficial boundaries. Presented by the Conflict Resolution Centre for Graduate Students.

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Re-Imagining Leadership Retreat

Jun 1, 2018 - Jun 3, 2018

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  • 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.

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

Dates: Students are asked to attend three various activities as a part of this program (pre-retreat, retreat weekend and post-retreat session).

Pre-Retreat: May 25th, 2018

Retreat: June 1st-3rd, 2018

Post-Retreat: June 8th, 2018

Location:

Pre and Post Retreat: University of Toronto, St. George Campus.

Retreat: Peterborough, Ontario on the Trent University Campus.

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Grad Escape: Mindfulness Medtiation

Jun 7, 2018

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Mindfulness Medtiation

Join us to practise secular mindful meditation techniques that will increase your relaxation and focus. 

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Grad Escape:  Spring Hike to Evergreen Brickworks

Jun 10, 2018

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Spring Hike to Evergreen Brickworks

Ever wanted to visit Evergreen Brickworks? Now is your chance to explore this fantastic historical site in Toronto while indulging in a little spring shopping and walking. Join Gradlife at Castlefrank Station, where we'll start our walk to Evergreen Brickworks through the hidden wooded-valleys of Toronto, before stopping to explore the farmer's market. Bring comfy shoes, a camera, and your wallet to grab some hand-made souvenirs.

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Safety Abroad - Parents Workshop

Jun 14, 2018

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  • Public

Safety Abroad - Parents Workshop

In light of the increasing public safety concerns in Israel and beyond, the Centre for International Experience (CIE) will be hosting a safety information session for students - and their parents - participating in the 2018 summer exchange program at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Dr. Megan McIntosh, the Safety Abroad Advisor, will be hosting the session and will be available to answer questions.

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

Jul 5, 2018

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  • Graduate Students

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 and advising 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.

 

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Grad Escape: Improv at Second City

Jul 11, 2018

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Improv at Second City

Get a taste of what The Second City is all about.  Learn how to think on your feet, be in the moment and say YES to everyone's ideas all through fun improv games and exercises.  No experience required.

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Grad Escape: Shakespeare in High Park- A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jul 20, 2018

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Shakespeare in High Park- A Midsummer Night's Dream

Join fellow grad students for a night of theatre under the stars in High Park.

 

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CliftonStrengths for Students Training

Jul 25, 2018 - Jul 26, 2018

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  • Active Staff
  • Faculty Members
  • Public

CliftonStrengths for Students Training

Clubs and Leadership Development in the Division of Student Life, and the University of Guelph-Humber, are offering a professional development opportunity for staff curious to learn more about CliftonStrengths for Students. The intention is for staff to strengthen their understanding of the philosophy, discover more about the 34 CliftonStrengths, and receive tips and information about best practices and the benefits of using CliftonStrengths with students. Prior to training days, staff should have completed the inventory, read their “Strengths Insight Report”, and have personally reflected on their own CliftonStrengths.

TRAINING DETAILS

DAY 1: CliftonStrengths for Students - Foundations
Building on your understanding of your own Strengths, this interactive workshop will explore the 34 Strengths and deepen your understanding of the CliftonStrengths philosophy. This training will be facilitated by Strengths Educators from Clubs and Leadership Development.

Details:
Wednesday, July 25th 10:00 – 3:30 pm
OISE Rm. 2286

As a participant you will:
• Develop a deeper understanding of the CliftonStrengths philosophy and a strength-based approach
• Familiarize yourself with a variety of CliftonStrengths activities and resources
• Discover more details about the 34 CliftonStrengths and how they connect with one another
• Understand administrative details to order and distribute codes

DAY 2: CliftonStrengths for Students - In Practice
This day will support your ability to integrate CliftonStrengths into your work with students, through mini-presentations, group discussion and sharing resources. This training will be offered in conjunction with staff from the University of Guelph-Humber, and co-facilitated by Liana Acri, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.

Details:
Thursday, July 26th 10:00 – 3:30 pm
OISE Rm. 2286

As a participant you will:
• Discover opportunities to leverage CliftonStrengths in different contexts (academic, social, leadership, employment, etc.) including 1:1 and team environments
• Explore an equity lens of the framework
• Learn about different examples of how staff are currently using CliftonStrengths in their work with students
• Reflect on learning and create an action plan for integrating CliftonStrengths into your work

To register for one or both days, please click here.
The cost will be $20 for one day, and $40 for two. This will include materials and lunch.
                                                                                                                                                              
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Samantha

samantha.hartlen@utoronto.ca

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Grad Talk: More than books: Using the U of T Libraries as a Graduate Student

Aug 14, 2018

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Talk: More than books: Using the U of T Libraries as a Graduate Student

With 44 libraries at the University of Toronto, it may be overwhelming to figure out where to begin conducting research. This talk will showcase library resources and services that are of particular interest to grad students, including unique collections beyond books (e.g., archives, maps, and datasets) and how librarians can support grad students with their research process. 

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Grad Talk: Talking to New People in Grad School

Aug 21, 2018

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Talk: Talking to New People in Grad School

Does the idea of walking into a room full of strangers make you want to run in the opposite direction?  Are you really interested in finding a mentor but don’t know what to talk to them about? We will teach you the tips and techniques that will make those conversations a lot less awkward and a lot more meaningful. Pizza will be available.

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