Events Events

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Re-Entry & Social

Sep 29, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Active Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Re-Entry & Social

Welcome Back, QE Scholars!

Please join us on Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Centre for International Experience for an afternoon of reflection, shared experiences, and a Scholar social!

Agenda

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Arrival and Sign In. Please drop off boarding passes and flight tickets as required.

 

4:20 pm - 4:25 pm Welcome remarks

 

4:25 pm - 5:25 pm Small Group Debrief

 

5:25 pm - 5:30 pm Mini-Break

 

5:35 pm -  6:35 pm StrengthsQuest

 

6:35 pm Reception. Refreshments will be served.

 

Please contact Aziza at aziza.virani@utoronto.ca for further information, or if you have any questions. Please let us know if you cannot come, or if can make it after we've begun. 

 

Thank you!

 

More Info
Grad Talk: TAing at the University of Toronto

Oct 3, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Public

Grad Talk: TAing at the University of Toronto

In this interactive session, we will discuss strategies for dealing with the pressures of balancing your teaching work with your academic responsibilities as well as strategies for circumventing some problems before they arise. We will also discuss some of the resources that graduate students can access for help with difficulties in their TA work, and for support as they develop materials for their students

More Info
Grad Escape: Varsity Blues Football: Vs McMaster Marauders

Oct 5, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Public

Sold Out

Grad Escape: Varsity Blues Football: Vs McMaster Marauders

Join your Blues football team at 7:00pm as they face the McMaster Marauders. Take a well-deserved break from your studies and soak up the energizing atmosphere at historic Varsity Stadium. Show us your school spirit and support your team by cheering in the stands with all your friends! Entrance is free to the games with a valid TCard.

 

More Info
Grad Escape: Bata Shoe Museum Facilitated Tour

Oct 12, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Public

Grad Escape: Bata Shoe Museum Facilitated Tour

Join us for a guided tour of the Bata Shoe Museum. Your docent will show you highlights of the permanent gallery ‘All About Shoes’, featuring footwear from all over the world and throughout history. In addition, you’ll see a couple of the temporary exhibitions with more specific themes: ‘Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century’, ‘Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels’ or ‘Art and Innovation: Circumpolar Footwear from the Bata Shoe Museum Collection’. 

More Info
Grad Escape: Improv at Second City

Oct 17, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Public

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.

More Info
Grad Talk: Money Matters for Grad Students

Oct 25, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Public

Grad Talk: Money Matters for Grad Students

Need assistance with making a sustainable budget?  Not sure about your funding package?  Interested in applying for awards? Hear a representative from the SGS Graduate Awards Office speak about funding packages across the University of Toronto, budgeting tips, and 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 School of Graduate Studies.

 

More Info
Grad Talk: Getting the Most from your Supervisor

Nov 8, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Public

Grad Talk: Getting 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

More Info
The Leadership Exchange

Nov 5, 2017 - Nov 9, 2017

Restricted To:

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

The Leadership Exchange

The Leadership Exchange participants will engage with leadership theories, and focus on collaborative leadership. Through site visits and meetings, students will investigate what leadership looks and feels like in various settings including: government, education, not-for-profit organizations and the corporate sector. Students will use our nation’s capital, Ottawa, as the site for an immersion experience.

This program will allow students to form connections, build relationships and understand different leadership styles. Students will be challenged to think about leadership theory in practice, and integrate all of their observations and experiences into their development as leaders.

The main purpose of the program will be for students to:

  • Explore different leadership theories in practice, such as collaborative leadership

  • Develop their understanding of different leadership styles and best practices

  • Think critically about their role in leadership (related to organizations, campus, etc.)

  • Apply what they have learned in their studies, experiences and to their next steps as a leader

More Info
Grad Escape: Trivia Night at Harvest Noon Cafe

Nov 9, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Public

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.

More Info
Grad Escape: Get Crafty: Making Watercolour Bookmarks

Nov 23, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students

Sold Out

Grad Escape: Get Crafty: Making Watercolour Bookmarks

Experiment with watercolour paints while creating these beautiful bookmarks! Learn simple watercolour techniques to make beautiful images, no matter what your skill level. Join the Get Crafty team at Hart House for a night of friendly relaxing in a creative, community environment. We provide everything, just bring yourself!

 

More Info
English Communication Program - Fall 2017 - General Conversation (10 week series)

Sep 26, 2017 - Nov 28, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Sold Out

English Communication Program - Fall 2017 - 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.).

CLASS DESCRIPTION

General Conversation (GC1)

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 September 26.

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.

More Info
English Communication Program - Fall 2017 - English in the City (two series of classes)

Sep 27, 2017 - Nov 29, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Sold Out

English Communication Program - Fall 2017 - English in the City (two series of classes)

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.) except for classes that explore off site.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

English in the City (EC1 or EC2)
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. Suggestions are welcome! 

Pick one of the two series of classes:
EC1 on Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm starting September 27 for ten weeks OR
EC2 on Fridays from 10:00am to 12:30pm starting October 6 for eight 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.

More Info
English Communication Program - Fall 2017 - Practise Speaking English for Post-Docs (10 week series)

Sep 27, 2017 - Nov 29, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Active Staff

Sold Out

English Communication Program - Fall 2017 - Practise Speaking English for Post-Docs (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.).

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Practise Speaking English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (PD1)

This series of classes gives International Post-Doctoral Researchers practice talking about their research and other topics in English. The class will cover English grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary expansion and will provide opportunities to practise speaking. The goal is to help participants improve their English speaking and listening skills important for academic presentations, answering questions, interviews, and conversations with co-workers, supervisors, and new friends in Canada. This class is for learners who currently have high intermediate English proficiency. 
This series is on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm to 7:30 pm starting September 27.

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.

More Info
English Communication Program - Fall 2017 - Grad Conversations (10 week series)

Sep 28, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students

Sold Out

English Communication Program - Fall 2017 - Grad Conversations (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.).

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Grad Conversations (GradC1)

This series of classes is specifically geared towards international graduate students at U of T. The goal is to increase confidence in spoken English in research and in everyday life. The conversations will include topics that range from public speaking skills and networking strategies, to exploring Canadian culture and stress-relieving activities in and around Toronto. Participants will also have opportunities to share their graduate life experiences with other international peers and build new friendships.
This series is on Thursdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm starting September 28.

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.

More Info
English Communication Program - Fall 2017: Let's Talk - Conversation (9 weeks series)

Oct 4, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Sold Out

English Communication Program - Fall 2017: Let's Talk - Conversation (9 weeks 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.).

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Let’s Talk – Conversation (LT1 or LT2)

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!

Pick one of the two series of classes:
LT1: Wednesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm starting October 4th OR
LT2: Thursdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm starting October 5th
 

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.

More Info
English Communication Program - Fall 2017 - Canadian Culture & History  (10 week series)

Sep 29, 2017 - Dec 1, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Sold Out

English Communication Program - Fall 2017 - 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.).

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Canadian Culture & History (CCH1)

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 September 29.

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.

More Info