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Grad Connections: Welcome to Grad School Chat

Sep 28, 2018

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Grad Connections: Welcome to Grad School Chat

Take a break and connect with other grad students at our new bi-weekly chat forum. Share your experiences in an informal setting, talk about your challenges and life as a graduate student. An expert staff facilitator will be available to answer questions related to each week's theme. This is a free event! Coffee and tea will be available. Register on Bookit. Space is limited to 25 students.

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QES Welcome Back and Social!

Sep 28, 2018

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    • Graduate Students
    • Students
    • Registered Students
    • Undergrad Students

QES Welcome Back and Social!

Welcome Home, 2018 QE Scholars, Welcome Back, QES Alumni, and Welcome, our International QEs!! We will begin with a group reflection session, and end with a Scholar Social. 2018 QE Scholars, we begin at 5:00 pm. QES Alumni and International Scholars, please join us from 6:30 pm onwards! Reserve your ticket via bookit by September 15, 2018. We look forward to seeing you all! *** Please note that this event is restricted to 2018 QE scholars and QES Alumni

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Grad Escape: Games Night at Bampot House of Boardgames

Sep 28, 2018

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Grad Escape: Games Night at Bampot House of Boardgames

Join us for some specialty tea and boardgames at this local venue. Light vegetarian refreshments provided. Please let us know if you have any food restrictions.

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Step Up Thanksgiving Reunion

Oct 3, 2018

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    • Undergrad Students

Step Up Thanksgiving Reunion

Join us for Thanksgiving dinner with Step Up 2018 participants!

If you participated as a registered Step Up participant this year, we would like to invite you to join us for a Thanksgiving Reunion dinner!  Reconnect with friends you made when you first arrived in Canada and see how everyone's first month of school has been.  

Please RSVP by October 1, 2018 and let us know if you're coming!

*This is available to students to registered and participated in Step Up 2018 ONLY

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Grad Talk: Time Management for Graduate Students

Oct 9, 2018

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Grad Talk: Time Management for Graduate Students

Many graduate students have to learn to balance a lot of competing priorities: their course-work, research and teaching responsibilities as well as personal responsibilities such as family, friends, health. Students transitioning from undergrad to grad study might find that they need to change the way and amount that they are working; students advancing in their programs might realize that they need to change the way that they are using their time. This workshop will address some of the main concerns that new and returning graduate students have, and will introduce time management strategies that can help students to achieve that balance. Pizza will be available.

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DAAD Student Programs Information Session

Oct 9, 2018

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    • Graduate Students
    • Students
    • Registered Students
    • Undergrad Students

DAAD Student Programs Information Session

DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service offers scholarship and grant programs for study and research in Germany to students at all stages of their studies and in all fields. As a partner of DAAD, the U of T is able to offer its students a number of additional opportunities to access DAAD support. This information session will provide an overview of DAAD’s scholarship and grant programs supporting study, research stays and internships in Germany along with details on opportunities for DAAD support which are open to U of T students

When: Tuesday October 9, 2018 at 4:30pm

Where: Centre for International Experience (CIE), Cumberland House, 33 St.George Street in the Cumberland Room

Who: Bachelor, Master’s and PhD students in all fields of study with an interest in pursuing study, research or internship opportunities in Germany.

For more information about the grant, please go to: https://www.daad-canada.ca

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Grad Escape: Thomas Fisher Library Tour

Oct 11, 2018

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Grad Escape: Thomas Fisher Library Tour

Have you ever held a book that’s over 400 years old? Or seen the U of T’s founding document? Or read Leonard Cohen’s notebooks from the 1960s, where he drafted some of his early songs? What about the math used by U of T professors to rescue the Apollo 13 mission? Come to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, one of the most beautiful and inspirational indoor spaces on campus! Meet staff from the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections and the University Archives, where they will take you on a tour of some of the rich treasures held right here on campus. Come for the view and the stories and discover how you can incorporate this one-of-a-kind research material into your own academic work.

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Grad Connections: Students with Family Responsibilites

Oct 12, 2018

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Grad Connections: Students with Family Responsibilites

Take a break and connect with other grad students at our new bi-weekly chat forum. Share your experiences in an informal setting, talk about your challenges and life as a graduate student. An expert staff facilitator will be available to answer questions related to each week's theme. This is a free event! Coffee and tea will be available. Space is limited to 25.

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Grad Talk: Creating an Inclusive Environment as a Grad Student

Oct 16, 2018

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Grad Talk: Creating an Inclusive Environment as a Grad Student

In this workshop we think about inclusion as a verb, as a key action in doing equity work. We take time to think about what exclusion and inclusion are and how they affect students. We explore some of the different ways exclusion takes place for students and we brainstorm practical strategies specifically for graduate students to create more inclusive environments in their communities and in their work. Pizza will be available. Presented by Mairi McKenna Edwards, Student and Campus Community Development.

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Grad Talk:Making the Most from your Supervisor

Oct 24, 2018

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Grad Talk:Making the Most from your Supervisor

Wondering how you can get the most out of your supervisory relationship? Want to know how you can use the Graduate Supervision Guidelines and learn some effective strategies for implementing positive change? Join fellow graduate students and G2G Peer Advisors from the Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre (CRC) for an interactive discussion about the challenges of working with a supervisor, how to use the guidelines to your advantage, and tips and tricks for getting the most out of your supervisory relationship. Pizza will be served. P.S. Want to read the guidelines before you come? Check them out here: https://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/innovations/bestpractices/Pages/Section-1--Introduction.aspx

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Grad Escape: Cooking on a Student Budget at Loblaws Cooking School

Oct 24, 2018

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Grad Escape: Cooking on a Student Budget at Loblaws Cooking School

Come to this interactive cooking class where you will be involved in making parts of the menu! A 3 course vegetarian menu will be served as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Please email if you have any food restrictions: jennifer.pinker@utoronto.ca

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Grad Connections: Feeling like an Imposter

Oct 26, 2018

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Grad Connections: Feeling like an Imposter

Take a break and connect with other grad students at our new bi-weekly chat forum. Share your experiences in an informal setting, talk about your challenges and life as a graduate student. An expert staff facilitator will be available to answer questions related to each week's theme. This is a free event! Coffee and tea will be available. Space is limited to 25.

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CCSL: Sponsorship

Aug 20, 2018 - Nov 1, 2018

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CCSL: Sponsorship

The Canadian Conference on Student Leadership offers an opportunity to promote your company to a diverse group of influential student leaders and professional staff from across Canada. Our emerging student leaders are eager and ready to change the world, and we would love for you to be a part of that journey! Invest in the minds of today to better the decisions of tomorrow. Our sponsorship packages range in price from $150 - $5000. All sponsors contributing a value of $150+ will be featured on our website. Customizable partnership opportunities can be offered and in-kind donations are graciously accepted.

To discuss this opportunity further, please contact publicrelations@theccsl.org.

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Grad Escape: Improv at Second City

Nov 2, 2018

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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: Escape Room Game at Robarts Library

Nov 20, 2018

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Grad Escape: Escape Room Game at Robarts Library

Brutal. Go head to head with Fort Book. When Robarts Library comes under a ransomware attack, UofT grad students will have 60 minutes to fight for the survival of one of the world's great library collections. Join UofT Libraries for this fun and challenging escape room game. Dive into the dark corners of our brutalist maze and be sure not to lose your way. Time is running out. Presented in partnership with U of T Libraries.

 

Pizza will be available. Please let us know if you have food restrictions: jennifer.pinker@utoronto.ca

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Grad Talk: Money Matters for Grad Students

Nov 21, 2018

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Grad Talk: Money Matters for Grad Students

Need assistance with making a sustainable budget? Not sure about your funding package? Interested in applying for scholarships and awards? Hear The SGS Financial Aid and Advising Team speak about funding at the University of Toronto and provide tips for financial survival. They will also share best practices for awards and scholarships you may be eligible to apply for as a graduate student. Learn more about application best practices, deadlines, processes and where to get help when you need it. Presented by the SGS Financial Aid and Advising

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Queen Elizabeth Scholarship - International Internship Program

Sep 12, 2018 - Dec 12, 2018

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    • Registered Students
    • Undergrad Students

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship - International Internship Program

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship International Internship Information Sessions!

Are you searching for a paid Summer Internship? Do you want to gain experience in areas related to social impact and social innovation? Come and find out more about the 2018 Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Program (QES Program) opportunities!

The QES program is a great opportunity to complete an internship abroad and gain international work experience in a commonwealth country. Internships are with various organizations, including universities and NGOs, that focus on social impact, literacy, scientific research, education, or Indigenous advocacy.

Available programs:

Inclusive Innovation for Development
Enhancing Health and Science Education
Literacy and Indigenous Language Education

TRINITY: Immunology and Sustainable Partnership
TRINITY: Establishing Right Relations

Please see here for details of the Trinity opportunities: http://www.trinity.utoronto.ca/prospective/scholarships-financial-aid/qetwoschoarships.html#

Internship locations are worldwide, including Australia, Kenya, Rwanda, India, Belize, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the UK.

Scholars receive 7,000$ toward a summer internship.

Applications for Summer 2019 are due January 13, 2019 for CIE programs. Trinity Programs will announce their deadline shortly. 

We have several information sessions this Fall and next Winter. All will be held at the Centre for International Experience:

Fall Dates:

  • October 1, 2018 - 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • October 10, 2018  - 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • October 24, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
  • October 31, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • November 7, 2018 - 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Additional dates for the Fall to be announced shortly. Please reserve your space via BookIt!

For more information, visit uoftme/QES.

Questions? Concerns? Please contact Aziza Virani at aziza.virani@utoronto.ca.

If you cannot attend an information session, please contact Aziza to set up an in-person meeting that suits your schedule. Thank you!

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