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Grad Escape: Explore Toronto Island

Sep 29, 2016

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Grad Escape: Explore Toronto Island


Want to get away from the city for a bit? Join Gradlife on an island getaway! We'll head to the Toronto Islands for some sun, exploring, and a good ol'fashioned picnic. Meet new friends and unwind for a few hours on the best, not-so-secret, escape from Toronto. You are encouraged to bring a blanket and snacks.

*Students will be required to pay $7.50 for the ferry ride at the ferry terminal.

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Thinking Critically: Learning Support Workshop for International Undergrads

Oct 11, 2016

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  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Thinking Critically: Learning Support Workshop for International Undergrads

This introduction to critical thinking will help you identify what critical thinking is and when it is required.  You will explore the five tools of critical thinking and consider what critical thinking looks like across different disciplines.

This workshop is part of a six-part series for the Fall semester.  All workshops take place from 10-12 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Cumberland Room at the Centre for International Experience (33 St. George St.).  Other workshops in this series are:

Academic Culture at U of T — September 27
Avoiding Plagiarism — October 25
Intercultural Communication — November 8
Time Management — November 22
Exam Vocabulary — December 6

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Exchange Meet and Greet: Asia, Oceania and the Americas

Oct 12, 2016

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Exchange Meet and Greet: Asia, Oceania and the Americas

CIE invites you to a Meet and Greet with exchange and visiting students currently studying at UofT!

If you're going abroad, this is an opportunity to meet your fellow outbound exchange students and connect with inbound exchange students from the regions that you're headed to. If you're an inbound exchange student you can share information on your region, get to know other exchange students and enjoy a free pizza lunch!

NOTE: This event is for outbound and inbound exchange, visiting and CsF students only.

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Winter 101 - Preparing for the Winter Season (for International Students)

Oct 12, 2016

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  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Winter 101 - Preparing for the Winter Season (for International Students)

Come join us for a fun and interactive session to learn more about the winter season, winter activities, proper clothing & accessories, and health.

This session is being planned for international and exchange students. This event will be offered again later in October as well for interested students who cannot go to the first session.

Light refreshments will be provided.

If you signed up but are unable to attend (or booked 2 spots and will only use 1), please cancel/update your registration so that others can sign up and join.

If there is an issue with purchasing on BookIT, please see Elaine Munro in the Global Lounge (1st floor) of Cumberland House (CIE).

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. Call Robarts library at 978-HELP if you don't know yours.

If you have an accessibility requirement or special circumstance and would prefer to register for a spot in person, please let us know as soon as possible prior to the event by email: elaine.munro@utoronto.ca; by phone - 416-946-8509; or by visiting us at CIE (33 St. George St) on the 1st floor.  We will do our best to accommodate you.

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Grad Escape: Varsity Blues Hockey Game Vs U of Waterloo

Oct 13, 2016

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Grad Escape: Varsity Blues Hockey Game Vs U of Waterloo

Join your fellow grad students for a Varsity Blues hockey game at Varsity Arena as they take on the University of Waterloo.   Please bring your student card. Each student may bring up to one guest.

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Grad Talk: Making the Most of Your Teaching Experience at U of T

Oct 18, 2016

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Grad Talk: Making the Most of Your Teaching Experience at U of T


Whether you are a new or returning teaching assistant or graduate student course instructor, teaching at the University will become an important dimension of your graduate experience. As a frontline teacher in the classroom, you face many opportunities and challenges that will shape your future career in and outside the academe. As a graduate student teacher, you are in the optimal position to experiment with teaching strategies, theories and frameworks, to acquire key inter-professional teaching skills, and to engage in professional development. This workshop will introduce you to effective ways to make the best of your teaching experience at U of T by exploring teaching advancement opportunities, adapting ways to reflect and document your teaching, and identifying and enhancing your teaching skills. Pizza will be served.

Presented by Alli Diskin, Program Assistant, TATP
and Michal Kasprzak, Curriculum Developer, TATP

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Grad Escape: Second City Improv Class

Oct 18, 2016

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Grad Escape: Second City Improv Class

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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Exchange Meet and Greet: Europe and the Middle East

Oct 19, 2016

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Exchange Meet and Greet: Europe and the Middle East

CIE invites you to a Meet and Greet with exchange and visiting students currently studying at UofT!

If you're going abroad, this is an opportunity to meet your fellow outbound exchange students and connect with inbound exchange students from the regions that you're headed to. If you're an inbound exchange student you can share information on your region, get to know other exchange students and enjoy a free pizza lunch!

NOTE: This event is for outbound and inbound exchange, visiting and CsF students only.

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Avoiding Plagiarism: Learning Support Workshop for International Undergrads

Oct 25, 2016

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  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Avoiding Plagiarism: Learning Support Workshop for International Undergrads

This workshop will help you to use your critical thinking skills to integrate and credit the ideas of others in your work; understand the differences between quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing; and use criteria to judge the quality of summaries and paraphrase.

This workshop is part of a six-part series for the Fall semester.  All workshops take place from 10-12 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Cumberland Room at the Centre for International Experience (33 St. George St.).  Other workshops in this series are:

Academic Culture at U of T — September 27
Thinking Critically — October 11
Intercultural Communication — November 8
Time Management — November 22
Exam Vocabulary — December 6

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Summer Research 101 - Pharmacology

Oct 25, 2016

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  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Summer Research 101 - Pharmacology

Are you a pharmacology student exploring opportunities for international research experience in summer? Would you like to gain hands-on lab experience and work with world-class pharmacists in Europe and Asia?  Are you excited about travel abroad and exploring the world?  Come and learn more about the Summer Research Abroad Program offered by The Centre for International Experience. 

The information session will cover:

-Available destinations
-Application procedures and timelines
-Credit and degree requirements questions

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Grad Talk: Get Crafty: Halloween Disguises with Hart House

Oct 25, 2016

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  • Graduate Students
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Grad Talk: Get Crafty: Halloween Disguises with Hart House

Simple or sophisticated, we’ve got your number for all of your masquerade needs! Hart House Get Crafty presents elegant DIY filigree masks that are sure to create some mystery and inspire adventure this Halloween!
Maybe you’re feeling a bit more playful?  Create a classic moustache disguise (no one will recognize you, I promise!) or some sweet animal ears with felt.  Come on! On your own or with a friend… get crafty with us.

*Bring your lunch.

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Intercultural Communication: Learning Support Workshop for International Graduate Students

Oct 26, 2016

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  • Graduate Students

Intercultural Communication: Learning Support Workshop for International Graduate Students

In this workshop you will consider what culture is and how it impacts communication.  You will have a chance to consider your own communication style as well as that of others.

Please note that this workshop is intended for international graduate students.
 

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Summer Research 101 - Cell Systems Biology

Oct 26, 2016

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  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Summer Research 101 - Cell Systems Biology

Are you a Biology student exploring opportunities for international research experience in summer? Would you like to gain hands-on lab experience and work with world-class biologists in Europe and Asia?  Are you excited about travel abroad and exploring the world?  Come and learn more about the Summer Research Abroad Program offered by The Centre for International Experience. 

The information session will cover:

-Available destinations
-Application procedures and timelines
-Credit and degree requirements questions

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Summer Research 101 - Engineering

Oct 27, 2016

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Summer Research 101 - Engineering

Are you an engineering student exploring opportunities for international research experience in summer? Would you like to gain hands-on lab experience and work with world-class scientists in Europe and Asia?  Are you excited about travel abroad and exploring the world?  Come and learn more about the Summer Research Abroad Program offered by The Centre for International Experience. 


The information session will cover:

-Available destinations
-Application procedures and timelines
-Credit and degree requirements questions

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Grad Escape: 4Cats Art Studio: Halloween Paint Class

Oct 27, 2016

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  • Graduate Students
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Grad Escape: 4Cats Art Studio: Halloween Paint Class

Pumpkin spice and everything nice! That is what fall is made of. Celebrate autumn with fellow grad students in this mixed media painting class using acrylics and metallic pens on canvas.
 

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Leadership for Grads: Leadership in Practice

Oct 20, 2016 - Nov 3, 2016

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  • Alumni
  • Faculty Members
  • Graduate Students
  • Public
  • Registered Students
  • Students

Leadership for Grads: Leadership in Practice

Leadership in Practice
• Enhance your leadership skills as a graduate student
• Three various workshops offered as a cohort

Group & Team Dynamics (October 20 2016, 12-2pm)
Understanding what makes your group tick is crucial to group productivity and success. In this session, you will gain a solid understanding of group development theories and how they relate to your group/team. Participants will be able to engage in discussions around effective team development and team building with one another. Participants will have the opportunity to share in fun, dynamic and developmental team builders and ideas for building their groups community. After attending this session, participants will walk away feeling confident and energized to build their team and motivate others!

Collaborative Visioning: Creating Group Goals for Action (October 27 2016, 12-2pm)
Shared visions provide the foundation for collaboration, growth, and change. This interactive workshop will explore the importance of visioning as a step towards achieving your goals for the coming year. Techniques for long and short term goal-setting will be shared, and participants will come away with some practical strategies for developing a shared vision for their team – and how this links to productivity.

Facilitating the Process: Facilitating & Coordinating a Group (November 3 2016, 12-2pm) 
Good facilitation and coordination skills can make the difference between an ineffective meeting and a highly productive, participatory one. As a result of participating in this workshop you will learn: (a) About the role of a group facilitator and its impact on group dynamics; (b) Strategies to encourage individual participation and engagement; (c) Essential skills, tools and techniques needed to be a successful facilitator.

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Intercultural Communication: Learning Support Workshop for International Undergrads

Nov 8, 2016

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  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Intercultural Communication: Learning Support Workshop for International Undergrads

In this workshop you will consider what culture is and how it impacts communication.  You will have a chance to consider your own communication style as well as that of others.

This workshop is part of a six-part series for the Fall semester.  All workshops take place from 10-12 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Cumberland Room at the Centre for International Experience (33 St. George St.).  Other workshops in this series are:

Academic Culture at U of T — September 27
Thinking Critically — October 11
Avoiding Plagiarism — October 25
Time Management — November 22
Exam Vocabulary — December 6

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Exchange 101 - Asia

Nov 9, 2016

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Exchange 101 - Asia

Interested in living and studying abroad?  Thinking about applying to the exchange program?  Not sure how to start your application?

The Centre for International Experience is hosting an Exchange Talk - Asia. It is an informational session on exchange opportunities in Asia . Meet students who went on exchange as well as students here on exchange from our partner institutions.

Exchange Talk will cover:
- International Opportunities for UofT students
- Available destinations
- Application requirements and timelines
- Transfer Credits
- Funding & Cost
- Q & A with students who have studied in the country/region

Please attend this event to find out more about international opportunities.

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Grad Escape: Cooking Class at Loblaws Cooking School

Nov 9, 2016

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Cooking Class at Loblaws Cooking School

Come to this interactive cooking class where you will be involved in making parts of the menu!

A 3 courses 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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Summer Research 101 - Arts & Science

Nov 10, 2016

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Summer Research 101 - Arts & Science

Are you an Arts&Science student exploring opportunities for international research experience in summer? Would you like to gain hands-on lab experience and work with world-class scientists in Europe and Asia?  Are you excited about travel abroad and exploring the world?  Come and learn more about the Summer Research Abroad Program offered by The Centre for International Experience. 


The information session will cover:

-Available destinations
-Application procedures and timelines
-Credit and degree requirements questions

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Exchange 101 - United Kingdom

Nov 10, 2016

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Exchange 101 - United Kingdom

Interested in living and studying abroad?  Thinking about applying to the exchange program?  Not sure how to start your application?

The Centre for International Experience is hosting an Exchange Talk - United Kingdom! It is an informational session on exchange opportunities in UK. Meet students who went on exchange as well as students here on exchange from our partner institutions.

Exchange Talk will cover:
- International Opportunities for UofT students
- Available destinations
- Application requirements and timelines
- Transfer Credits
- Funding & Cost
- Q & A with students who have studied in the country/region

Please attend this event to find out more about international opportunities.

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Summer Research 101 - Engineering

Nov 11, 2016

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Summer Research 101 - Engineering

Are you an engineering student exploring opportunities for international research experience in summer? Would you like to gain hands-on lab experience and work with world-class scientists in Europe and Asia?  Are you excited about travel abroad and exploring the world?  Come and learn more about the Summer Research Abroad Program offered by The Centre for International Experience. 


The information session will cover:


-Available destinations
-Application procedures and timelines
-Credit and degree requirements questions

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Exchange 101 - France

Nov 11, 2016

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Exchange 101 - France

Interested in living and studying abroad?  Thinking about applying to the exchange program?  Not sure how to start your application?

The Centre for International Experience is hosting an Exchange Talk - France! It is an informational session on exchange opportunities in France. Meet students who went on exchange as well as students here on exchange from our partner institutions.

Exchange Talk will cover:
- International Opportunities for UofT students
- Available destinations
- Application requirements and timelines
- Transfer Credits
- Funding & Cost
- Q & A with students who have studied in the country/region

Please attend this event to find out more about international opportunities.

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Exchange 101 - Scandinavia

Nov 14, 2016

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Exchange 101 - Scandinavia

Interested in living and studying abroad?  Thinking about applying to the exchange program?  Not sure how to start your application?

The Centre for International Experience is hosting an Exchange Talk - Scandinavia. It is an informational session on exchange opportunities in Scandinavia. Meet students who went on exchange as well as students here on exchange from our partner institutions.

Exchange Talk will cover:
- International Opportunities for UofT students
- Available destinations
- Application requirements and timelines
- Transfer Credits
- Funding & Cost
- Q & A with students who have studied in the country/region

Please attend this event to find out more about international opportunities.

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Leadership for Grads: Leadership Fundamentals

Nov 1, 2016 - Nov 15, 2016

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  • Alumni
  • Faculty Members
  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students

Leadership for Grads: Leadership Fundamentals

Leadership Fundamentals
• Gain an understanding of the basics of leadership as a graduate student
• Three various workshops offered as a cohort

Collaborative Leadership: From Theory to Practice (November 1, 3-5pm, Hart House)
Leadership used to be thought about as a relatively simple construct; however, it is a very complex phenomenon.  In this session, you will learn about different leadership theories and how they have evolved over time.  You will gain an understanding of an emerging leadership paradigm for the 21st century and how the six practices of collaborative leadership may impact you in a personal and professional context.

Practicing Inclusion: A conversation about creating new spaces (November 8, 3-5pm, Hart House)
A leader holds the possibility of creating spaces where all kinds of different people can connect, innovate, inspire, create and flourish together. This session will offer an opportunity to deepen our understanding and practice of inclusion. We’ll look at what inclusion means on a systemic level and think together about creating new spaces where more of us can thrive together.

Values & Reflective Practice (November 15, 3-5pm, Hart House)
Transformational learning involves experiencing a deep, structural shift in the basic premises of thought, feelings and actions.  It is a shift of consciousness that dramatically and permanently alters one’s way of being in the world.  Critical reflection is the distinguishing characteristic of adult learning, and is the vehicle by which one questions the validity of their world-view.  This workshop will provide a model for critical reflection that you will apply in conjunction with speaking about values; we will examine the ideas of reflection and values - and how it relates to your experiences in both a personal and professional sense.

 

--You must attend all three sessions to attain CCR; Each session counts towards GPS (Graduate Professional Skills) Points.  

 

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Exchange 101 - Europe (Outside of UK, France, and Scandinavia)

Nov 15, 2016

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Exchange 101 - Europe (Outside of UK, France, and Scandinavia)

Interested in living and studying abroad?  Thinking about applying to the exchange program?  Not sure how to start your application?

The Centre for International Experience is hosting an Exchange Talk - Europe! It is an informational session on exchange opportunities in Europe. Meet students who went on exchange as well as students here on exchange from our partner institutions.

Exchange Talk will cover:
- International Opportunities for UofT students
- Available destinations
- Application requirements and timelines
- Transfer Credits
- Funding & Cost
- Q & A with students who have studied in the country/region

Please attend this event to find out more about international opportunities.

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Exchange 101 - Oceania

Nov 16, 2016

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Exchange 101 - Oceania

Interested in living and studying abroad?  Thinking about applying to the exchange program?  Not sure how to start your application?

The Centre for International Experience is hosting an Exchange Talk - Oceania! It is an informational session on exchange opportunities in Oceania. Meet students who went on exchange as well as students here on exchange from our partner institutions.

Exchange Talk will cover:
- International Opportunities for UofT students
- Available destinations
- Application requirements and timelines
- Transfer Credits
- Funding & Cost
- Q & A with students who have studied in the country/region

Please attend this event to find out more about international opportunities.

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Grad Talk: Breaking Habits, Breaking free

Nov 16, 2016

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Talk: Breaking Habits, Breaking free

 

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll explore strategies for vanquishing a foe familiar to every grad student: that moment when you sit down to write, and just can’t make it happen. Join us to discuss common misperceptions about productivity, how to devise sustainable work routines, why procrastination plagues us all, and what we can do about it.

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Exchange 101 – Americas

Nov 17, 2016

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Exchange 101 – Americas

Interested in living and studying abroad?  Thinking about applying to the exchange program?  Not sure how to start your application?

The Centre for International Experience is hosting an Exchange Talk - America! It is an informational session on exchange opportunities in America. Meet students who went on exchange as well as students here on exchange from our partner institutions.

Exchange Talk will cover:
- International Opportunities for UofT students
- Available destinations
- Application requirements and timelines
- Transfer Credits
- Funding & Cost
- Q & A with students who have studied in the country/region

Please attend this event to find out more about international opportunities.

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Exchange 101 - Middle East

Nov 17, 2016

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Exchange 101 - Middle East

Interested in living and studying abroad?  Thinking about applying to the exchange program?  Not sure how to start your application?

The Centre for International Experience is hosting an Exchange Talk - Middle East. It is an informational session on exchange opportunities in Middle East. Meet students who went on exchange as well as students here on exchange from our partner institutions.

Exchange Talk will cover:
- International Opportunities for UofT students
- Available destinations
- Application requirements and timelines
- Transfer Credits
- Funding & Cost
- Q & A with students who have studied in the country/region

Please attend this event to find out more about international opportunities.

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Time Management: Learning Support Workshops for International Undergrads

Nov 22, 2016

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  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Time Management: Learning Support Workshops for International Undergrads

This workshop will consider some of the factors that go into holistic time management strategies and will help you construct time management strategies that work for you.

This workshop is part of a six-part series for the Fall semester.  All workshops take place from 10-12 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Cumberland Room at the Centre for International Experience (33 St. George St.).  Other workshops in this series are:

Academic Culture at U of T — September 27
Thinking Critically — October 11
Avoiding Plagiarism — October 25
Intercultural Communication — November 8
Exam Vocabulary — December 6

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English Communication Program – Fall 2016 – General Conversation (8 week courses)

Oct 3, 2016 - Nov 28, 2016

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

English Communication Program – Fall 2016 – General Conversation (8 week courses)

Please check back here for updates on this program (sometimes new spots become available).

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.
The main registration period for these Fall 2016 ECP courses is from September 1 – October 3, 2016

These ECP classes are 2.5 hours each week and start the week of October 3, 2016.  They are 8 weeks long and will finish November 24 - 28, 2016.

Please choose the course you are interested in.

LOCATION: Most classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.) unless otherwise indicated.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Let’s Discuss (LD1 or  LD2):  Enjoy informal discussions and share ideas on contemporary culture, current and general issues, and topics you wish talk about.  For each topic, we will identify key points that you can transfer to other speaking situations.  We can also explore issues of intercultural communication (greeting/meeting/chatting/leaving-taking; gestures/facial expressiveness/body language) and how understanding communication patterns can help you better ‘fit in’ to Canadian life. A Facebook group site will help guide the class (and you will be expected to participate!)  Want to try a local outing?  Suggest it to the group.  Pick one of the two courses (Mondays 2:30pm to 5pm; OR Thursdays 2:30pm to 5pm).

English in the City (EC1):  This class meets at a different city spot in a different neighbourhood each week. Practice English in real life situations and chat about social issues, popular culture, fashion, bad haircuts, relationships, cultural differences, world politics, etc. The focus is on enhancing communication skills and in developing confidence using English.  Gain insights into Canadian culture and life at U of T and in Toronto, 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! A Facebook group site (plan to participate!) will keep everyone up to date. 
This course is on Fridays 10:00am to 12:30 pm starting October 7.

Attendance policy

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

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

Refund policy

No refunds will be given after the second 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. Call Robarts library at 978-HELP if you don't know yours.

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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Time Management: Learning Support Workshop for International Graduate Students

Nov 30, 2016

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students

Time Management: Learning Support Workshop for International Graduate Students

This workshop will consider some of the factors that go into holistic time management strategies and will help you construct time management strategies that work for you.

Please note that this workshop is intended for international graduate students.

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English Communication Program – Fall 2016 – Wordy Conversation (8 week course)

Oct 13, 2016 - Dec 1, 2016

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

English Communication Program – Fall 2016 – Wordy Conversation (8 week course)

*****Newly added course offering!*****

Please check back here for updates on this program (sometimes new spots become available).

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.
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This ECP course is 2 hours each week on Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm starting October 13 (and ends on December 1, 2016).

LOCATION: Most classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.) unless otherwise indicated.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Wordy Conversations (WC1): 
Enjoy informal conversation and build your vocabulary at the same time. We will discuss, and share ideas on contemporary culture, current and general issues, and anything else you want to talk about.  For each topic, we will identify (and use) key vocabulary and you’ll leave with at least twelve new expressions. Some classes may have occasional outings.
This course is on Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm starting October 13.

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

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

Refund policy

No refunds will be given after the second 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. Call Robarts library at 978-HELP if you don't know yours.

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 – Fall 2016 – English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (10 week course)

Sep 30, 2016 - Dec 2, 2016

Restricted To:

  • Active Staff
  • Graduate Students

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English Communication Program – Fall 2016 – English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (10 week course)

Please check back here for updates on this program (sometimes new spots become available).

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.
The main registration period for the Fall 2016 ECP is from September 1 - 26, 2016

These ECP classes are 2 hours each week and start the week of September 26, 2016.  They are 10 weeks long and will finish the week of December 2, 2016.

Classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.).

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Practice Speaking English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (PD3):  This course gives International Post-Doctoral researchers practice talking about their research in English.  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 course is on Fridays at 10:00am to 12:00pm starting September 30.

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

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

Refund policy
No refunds will be given after the second 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. Call Robarts library at 978-HELP if you don't know yours.

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 – Fall 2016 – General Conversation (10 week courses)

Sep 26, 2016 - Dec 2, 2016

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
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English Communication Program – Fall 2016 – General Conversation (10 week courses)

Please check back here for updates on this program (sometimes new spots become available). 

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.
The main registration period for the Fall 2016 ECP is from September 1 - 26, 2016

These ECP classes are 2 hours each week and start the week of September 26, 2016.  They are 10 weeks long and will finish the week of December 2, 2016.

Please choose the course you are interested in.

LOCATION: Most classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.) unless otherwise indicated.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

General Conversation (GC1 or GC2):  This course allows for general conversation, which can include discussion of Canadian culture, the explanation and use of idioms (figures of speech) and some practical, everyday English. Students can (and should!) tell the teacher what they would like to learn, practice and discuss. Some classes may have occasional outings.  Pick one of the two courses (Tuesdays at 1pm to 3pm; or Wednesdays at 3pm to 5pm).  Starts the week of September 26.

Canadian Culture & History (CCH1):  This course allows students to actively discuss and learn about Canadian culture and history. It is loosely based on The Royal Canadian Air Farce’s version of “Canada: A People’s History”, a comedy TV show with a hilarious take on prominent Canadian historical figures. Gain insight into Canadian life and Canada as we know it as we move from the past to the present.  This course is on Thursdays at 5pm to 7pm starting September 29.

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

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

Refund policy:
No refunds will be given after the second 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. Call Robarts library at 978-HELP if you don't know yours.

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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Exam Vocabulary: Learning Support Workshop for International Undergrads

Dec 6, 2016

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Exam Vocabulary: Learning Support Workshop for International Undergrads

This workshop will go over typical vocabulary that is used in test and exam questions to help you understand what is being asked of you in each case and how you can incorporate this knowledge into your study strategies.

This workshop is part of a six-part series for the Fall semester.  All workshops take place from 10-12 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Cumberland Room at the Centre for International Experience (33 St. George St.).  Other workshops in this series are:

Academic Culture at U of T — September 27
Thinking Critically — October 11
Avoiding Plagiarism — October 25
Intercultural Communication — November 8
Time Management — November 22

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Leadership for Grads: Leadership in Action

Nov 25, 2016 - Dec 9, 2016

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Leadership for Grads: Leadership in Action

Leadership in Action
• Deepen you knowledge of leadership and management as a graduate student
• Three various workshops offered as a cohort

Relational Leadership (November 25 2016, 12-2pm)
Within this session we will look at five concepts that govern relationships between people – in order to bring about positive change; these areas are: purpose, inclusion, empowerments, ethics and process. In contrast to a personalized vision (that may be projected onto a group/individual) – a socialized vision is one where members work together to help create by working toward a common goal, by working together. We will focus on understanding the shift to relational leadership – the issue of power and the key essential processes to lead with action.

Effective Organizational Communication: Exploring Leadership & Management (December 2 2016, 12-2pm)
How is the communication process affected by the structure of an organization? In this session, we will explore how formal and informal communication can influence relationships and a sense of agency, within a group or team. More specifically, we will look at how downward, upward, and horizontal communication is connected to leadership and management styles. You will gain insight by asking yourself; HOW can I communicate more effectively in my organization? HOW does my role and social location influence the flow of information and team productivity? HOW can I be a clear and conscious communicator?

Making Meaning (December 9 2016, 12-2pm)
How often do you intentionally reflect on the success or effectiveness of a meeting, or the impact of an event/program/lecture etc.? Participants of this workshop will learn the value of reflection, practice reflection activities and strategize ways to include reflection in their own lives – along with incorporating into leading a group. Further, each person will be able to reflect on their own “leadership” journey and understand where their path may lead them after this session!

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