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Winter 101 - Learn to Love Winter (for International and Exchange Students)

Jan 24, 2018

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Winter 101 - Learn to Love Winter (for International and Exchange Students)

Have you just arrived in Toronto and want to enjoy what's left of winter? Perhaps you didn't enjoy the deep freeze and want to be better prepared? It's never too late to learn how to love winter! 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 open to all international and exchange students. It will be held in the Centre for International Experience’s Baldwin Room on Wednesday, January 24th from 6 pm to 7:30 pm (please arrive by 6 pm).

Light refreshments will be provided.

If you signed up but are unable to attend, please cancel/update your registration so that others can sign up and join.

If you have an accessibility or accomodation requirement and/or and would prefer to register for a spot in person, please let us know as soon as possible prior to the event by email (hannah.souza@utoronto.ca) or by phone (416-946-7567). We will do our best to make appropriate arrangements.

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Grad Talk: Seeking, Striving, Finding: Staying Motivated in Grad School

Jan 25, 2018

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  • Graduate Students
  • Public

Grad Talk: Seeking, Striving, Finding: Staying Motivated in Grad School

Graduate school, as the saying goes, is more of a marathon than a sprint—but what does this mean in practice? In this workshop,
we’ll explore the challenge of staying motivated when the finish line is nowhere in sight. This session will involve reflection, discussion,
and creative exercises. Active participation is encouraged. Pizza will be available.
 

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QES Networking Workshop and Alumni Panel

Jan 26, 2018

Restricted To:

  • Active Staff
  • Alumni
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergrad Students

QES Networking Workshop and Alumni Panel

*This event is for Queen Elizabeth Scholars only, from all cohorts (2015-2018)*

Good Afternoon QEs!

On Friday, January 26, we will be hosting a two-part event:

1. A Networking Workshop with Wei Huang, Career Educator at U of T

2. A QES Alumni Panel

Please register in advance!

In order to ensure accuracy, please note that there are Two different bookit tickets. 

One is for the Networking workshop, and the other is for the Panel. You are welcome to attend both events, or whichever one that suits you best. Please register accordingly!

Refreshments will be served. 

Please let me know if you have any questions, at aziza.virani@gmail.com

The Agenda is as follows:

4 pm to 5:30 pm Career Workshop with Wei Huang

5:30 pm to 6:00 pm  Mini-Break and Panel Set-Up

6:00 pm to 6:55 pm Alumni panel

6:55 pm onwards Social and Q & A

All QE Scholars, Past and Present, are welcome!

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Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Winter Information Sessions

Jan 3, 2018 - Jan 31, 2018

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Winter Information Sessions

Go Global with the QES (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship)!


Are you searchnig 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 2017 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

UPDATE: THE DEADLINE FOR TRINITY PROGRAMS IS DECEMBER 31, 2017

Please see here for details: 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 2018 are due December 31, 2017 for Trinity Programs, and February 02, 2018 for other programs.

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

Fall Dates:

October 3, 2017 6pm to 7 pm

October 11, 2017 5 pm to 6 pm

October 24, 2017 6 pm to 7 pm

November 8, 2017 5 pm to 6 pm

November 14, 2017 5 pm to 6 pm

November 29, 2017 5 pm to 6 pm

December 5, 2017 6 pm to 7 pm

 

Winter Dates:

January 9, 2018 5 pm to 6 pm

January 16, 2018 5 pm to 6 pm

January 18, 2018 5 pm to 6 pm

January 22, 2018 5 pm to 6 pm

January 23, 2018 5 pm to 6 pm

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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Grad Escape: Games Night at Bampot House of Tea

Jan 31, 2018

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Games Night at Bampot House of Tea

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

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Grad Talk: Talking to New People

Feb 1, 2018

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Talk: Talking to New People

 

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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Soup n' Social: Connecting Cultural Conversations

Feb 1, 2018

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Soup n' Social: Connecting Cultural Conversations

What does it mean to be connected in a city as large and as multicultural as Toronto?

Join us for an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations on cultural themes from today's society. We will watch a short film, listen to live music, and have exciting conversations all while meeting new people and enjoying a warm bowl of soup!

February 1st from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Baldwin Room

If you have an accessibility or accommodation requirement and/or would prefer to register for a spot in person, please let us know as soon as possible prior to the event by email or by calling 416-946-7567. We will do our best to make appropriate arrangements.

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Grad Escape: Winter Hike to Evergreen Brickworks

Feb 11, 2018

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Winter 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 post-holiday 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 and shoot at the Winter Market. Bring comfy shoes, a camera, and your wallet to grab some hand-made souvenirs and warm drinks!

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Grad Talk: Beyond Books: Using the U of T Libraries as a Grad Student

Feb 14, 2018

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Talk: Beyond Books: Using the U of T Libraries as a Grad 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. Pizza will be served. Pizza will be available.

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GPS Conflict Resolution Fundamentals (Parts I, II, III)

Feb 8, 2018 - Feb 22, 2018

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  • Graduate Students

GPS Conflict Resolution Fundamentals (Parts I, II, III)

A series of workshops that will help graduate students understand what conflict is, various approaches to conflict, triggers for conflict escalation and the role of effective communication and negotiation in conflict resolution. This event is available only to graduate level University of Toronto students. Students will have an opportunity to practice various strategies for resolving and de-escalating conflict. Registration is for all 3 workshops (completion = 2 GPS credits)

Part 1: Introduction to Conflict Resolution- Thurs Feb 8, 2018, 4-6pm

Part 2: Communication and Conflict Resolution- Thurs Feb 15, 2018, 4-6pm

Part 3: Introduction to Negotiation-Thurs Feb 22, 2018, 4-6pm

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Grad Escape: Trivia Night at Harvest Noon Cafe

Feb 22, 2018

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Trivia Night at Harvest Noon Cafe

Need a study break? Like to socialize with friends, meet new people, and have fun? If you answered yes to all of those questions, come join us for a Trivia Night. Don’t worry, no grad student-type questions here! Come as a team already, or bring yourself and we’ll make you a team with some great people. There are awesome prizes to be won, but even if your team doesn’t bring home the “trophy”, this event is still a great way to take a break from studying and have a little fun while you’re at it. Students will receive a complementary refreshment.

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Grad Escape: Improv at Second City

Feb 28, 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 Talk: Dealing with Awkward Conversations

Mar 6, 2018

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Talk: Dealing with Awkward Conversations

Grad school can be full of awkward moments and missed opportunities.  Ever walked away from a conversation wondering, "What just happened?"  Ever seen a faculty member outside of class or the lab and walked past them while staring at the ground? Ever attended a department event and asked yourself, “What am I doing here?”

Join G2G Peer Advisors from the Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre(CRC) for a frank discussion about conflicting expectations, awkward conversations, and the blurry boundary between social life and professional life. Pizza will be available.

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Grad Escape: Beginner Dodgeball at the Athletic Centre

Mar 6, 2018

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Beginner Dodgeball at the Athletic Centre

Release some stress and join other graduate students for a game of dodgeball at the Athletic Centre in the Upper gym. (Special arrangements will be made to let you in for this event but bring your t-card.)

This event will be faciliated by a staff person from MoveU.

No experience required.

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Grad Talk: Telling Compelling Stories

Mar 21, 2018

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Talk: Telling Compelling Stories

Whether it's a corporate setting, a stage performance, or just coffee with a good friend - knowing how to tell a compelling story matters. This two hour workshop workshop focuses on beginner skills. Finding your personal storytelling voice, the hard and fast rules of an enthralling story, stage presence, characters, and story structure. Discover ways to emphasize the strengths while minimizing the weaknesses. Pizza will be available.
 

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English Communication Program - Winter 2018: General Conversation (10 week series)

Jan 23, 2018 - Mar 27, 2018

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

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English Communication Program - Winter 2018: General Conversation (10 week series)

About the ECP

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.
Please take note of the start date, time and duration of the class series you are interested in (some classes start in a different week or end at different times due to availability of instructors).

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

General Conversation (GC1) Class Description

This class series 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, practise and discuss. Some classes may have occasional outings.

This series is on Tuesdays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm starting January 23.

Attendance policy

Due to the high demand for our 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.
Please also note that refunds are only processed once per month.

If you are a new Book IT 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 416-946-7567 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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English Communication Program - Winter 2018: English in the City (EC1 or EC2)

Jan 24, 2018 - Mar 28, 2018

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

English Communication Program - Winter 2018: English in the City (EC1 or EC2)

About the ECP

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. Please take note of the start date, time and duration of the class series you are interested in (some classes start in a different week or end at different times due to availability of instructors).

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

English in the City (EC1 or EC2) Class Description

Meet in different neighbourhoods and city spots each week to walk, tour, talk, and take photos. Practise English in real-life situations and chat about topics such as social issues, popular culture, entertainment, media, fashion, and cultural differences.  Enhance your communication skills, share cross-cultural experiences, gain unique insights into Canadian culture, and explore what's best about Toronto.  We will be doing some walking, so dress comfortably.  Expect to spend about $10.00 per class on city transportation, coffee or lunch.  {A Facebook group site will keep everyone up to date.}  Suggestions are welcome! The first meetings will take place at CIE.

Pick one of the two series of classes:

EC1: Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm starting January 24 (this series runs for 10 weeks)

OR

EC2: Fridays from 10:00am to 12:30pm starting January 26 (this series runs for 8 weeks)

Attendance policy

Due to the high demand for our 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.
Please also note that refunds are only processed once per month.

If you are a new Book IT 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 416-946-7567 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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English Communication Program – Winter 2018: Let’s Talk - Conversation (10 week series)

Jan 22, 2018 - Apr 2, 2018

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

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English Communication Program – Winter 2018: Let’s Talk - Conversation (10 week series)

About the ECP

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.
Please take note of the start date, time and duration of the class series you are interested in (some classes start in a different week or end at different times due to availability of instructors).

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

Let’s Talk – Conversation (LT1)

Enjoy a lively exchange of ideas on topics such as contemporary culture, entertainment, current and general issues, beliefs and values, globalization & interculturalism, social media, cross-cultural experiences and communication.  Throughout the class series, we'll share simple pronunciation and vocabulary building tips and highlight best discussion practices.  A participatory Facebook group site will help guide the class.  Want to try a local outing?  Have a topic you'd like to discuss?  Suggestions are welcome!

This series is on Mondays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm starting January 22.

Please note, there will be no class Monday, February 19 as U of T will be closed for Family Day. The last day for this series will be Monday, April 2.

Attendance policy

Due to the high demand for our 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.
Please also note that refunds are only processed once per month.

If you are a new Book IT 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 416-946-7567 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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English Communication Program - Winter 2018: Practise Speaking English for Post-Docs (9 week series)

Feb 8, 2018 - Apr 5, 2018

Restricted To:

  • Active Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students

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English Communication Program - Winter 2018: Practise Speaking English for Post-Docs (9 week series)

About the ECP

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.
Please take note of the start date, time and duration of the class series you are interested in (some classes start in a different week or end at different times due to availability of instructors).

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

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 class is for learners who currently have high intermediate English proficiency.

This series is on Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm starting February 8.

Attendance policy

Due to the high demand for our 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.
Please also note that refunds are only processed once per month.

If you are a new Book IT 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 416-946-7567 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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English Communication Program - Winter 2018: Canadian Culture & History (10 week series)

Jan 26, 2018 - Apr 6, 2018

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

English Communication Program - Winter 2018: Canadian Culture & History (10 week series)

About the ECP

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.
Please take note of the start date, time and duration of the class series you are interested in (some classes start in a different week or end at different times due to availability of instructors).

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

Canadian Culture & History (CCH1) Class Description

This class series 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 series is on Fridays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm starting January 26.

Please note, there will be no class Friday, March 30 as U of T will be closed for Good Friday. The last day for this series is Friday, April 6.

Attendance policy

Due to the high demand for our 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.
Please also note that refunds are only processed once per month.

If you are a new Book IT 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 416-946-7567 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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