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Grad Talk: Money Matters for Grad Students

Nov 21, 2018

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Grad Talk: Money Matters for Grad Students

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

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Grad Connections: First in your family to Attend Grad School

Nov 23, 2018

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Grad Connections: First in your family to Attend Grad School

CANCELLED DUE TO LOW INTEREST

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

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Nov 28, 2018

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"Stand Out - Go Global" Info Session at University College

Are you looking for opportunities to gain international experience as an undergraduate student at U of T? Are you interested in finding out about possible awards and scholarships you are eligible for? Join us at University College on Wednesday November 28, 2018 at 5:00pm in the Front Room of the University College Union (79 St. George Street) to find out more about:

  • Exchange Programs (including Summer Research)
  •  Summer Abroad
  •  International Experience Awards
  •  Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships
  •  Laidlaw Scholarship Programme

 *All U of T undergraduate students are welcome to attend

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Laidlaw Scholars Programme Information Session

Nov 13, 2018 - Nov 28, 2018

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Laidlaw Scholars Programme Information Session

The Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship was established to help develop leadership potential in the world’s top students. We are pleased to be able to bring this opportunity to Canada for the first time through the University of Toronto’s Laidlaw Scholars Programme.

There are three core elements in the Laidlaw Programme:

• A research project,
• Leadership training, and
• Building a long-lasting network for all future endeavors.

The scholarship is aimed at undergraduate students currently in their first year and second year of study at the University of Toronto (For 2018-2019, the program is only open to students studying at the St. George campus). Through a rigorous selection process, students will be selected as Laidlaw Scholars, where they will have the opportunity to interact with, and learn from fellow scholars, and faculty advisors and mentors around the world. Laidlaw Scholars begin their engagement in the 18 month program with independent research in any subject area over the summer. This is followed by participation in a year-long leadership program, after which they cap off their program experience with a final summer continuing their independent research.

Scholars will receive a stipend (up to $5475) per summer, which should be applied to independent research, carried out under the supervision of a faculty advisor.

Attend one of the upcoming INFORMATION SESSIONS

Dates:
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 5.30PM – 6.30PM
Location: Center for International Experience, Baldwin Room (33 St. George Street)

Application Deadline: Monday, January 14, 2019 at 5PM.

For more information, please contact Ms. Shraddha Prasad – Programme Coordinator for the Laidlaw Scholars Programme (laidlaw.scholars@utoronto.ca)
Website: https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/cie/scholarships/laidlaw-scholars-programme

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International Opportunities and Funding Info Session at New College

Nov 29, 2018

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International Opportunities and Funding Info Session at New College

Say YES to NEW Adventures!

Are you looking for opportunities to gain international experience as an undergraduate student at U of T? Are you interested in finding out about possible awards and scholarships you are eligible for?

Join us at New College on Thursday November 29, 2018 at 5:00pm in Wilson Hall Lounge (40 Willcocks St.) to find out more about:

  • Exchange Programs (including Summer Research)
  • Summer Abroad
  • International Experience Awards
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships
  • Laidlaw Scholarship Programme

*All U of T undergraduate students are welcome to attend

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International Scholarship Event at CHESTNUT

Nov 29, 2018

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International Scholarship Event at CHESTNUT

Are you looking for opportunities to gain international experience as a student at U of T? Are you interested in finding out about possible scholarships you are eligible for?

Join us at Chestnut Residence on Thursday November 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm in the Urban Lounge to find out more about:

  • Laidlaw Scholarship Program
  • Summer Research Exchange Program
  • NEW: Killam Fellowship Program

    *All U of T students are welcome to attend

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CIE-QE Scholar Holiday Party

Dec 3, 2018

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CIE-QE Scholar Holiday Party

QE Scholars and Alumni!

Please join us for a CIE Scholar Holiday Party, hosted in partnership with the Pearson Scholars Program and the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program. We will gather at the Hart House Music Room on Monday, December 3rd from 5 pm to 7 pm.

There will be ample food and beverages. Tickets are free, but on a first come-first served basis. Please reserve your spot no later than Monday, November 26th at 12 noon.

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Grad Talk: 5 Ways to Well-being as a Grad Student

Dec 5, 2018

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Grad Talk: 5 Ways to Well-being as a Grad Student

Coping with the challenges of graduate studies, meeting expectations, and navigating complex university systems can be exhausting! Investing in being happy, healthy and well provides a foundation for achieving balance and sustaining success. This interactive session explores what it means to feel good and function well as a graduate student. Drawing on recent evidence from the study of well-being, you’ll be introduced a cluster of activities that promote resiliency and prevent burnout so you can be at your best. Presented by Health and Wellness. Pizza will be available.

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Grad Escape: Gingerbread Houses at Loblaws Cooking School

Dec 5, 2018

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Grad Escape: Gingerbread Houses at Loblaws Cooking School

Join us at the Loblaws Cooking School to decorate your own gingerbread house. You will be provided with the pre-assembled house, royal icing, and all the candies, and you have a blast decorating. When your masterpieces complete, we‘ll wrap it in cellophane ready for you to take home to display! The Pc Cooking school is located on the second floor of the maple leaf Gardens store, next to the JOE fresh and LCBO. We will have an informal contest for best house with a prize! No outside food allowed in the class. Cost: $10 per gingerbread house. If you are bringing your family and only decorating one house together, you only need to purchase one ticket.

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Grad Connections: Reconnecting to a Passion for Writing

Dec 7, 2018

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Grad Connections: Reconnecting to a Passion for Writing

Take a break and connect with other grad students at our new bi-weekly chat forum. 

This week's theme: Sometimes the relationship with what we are studying, or how we've been doing it, goes stale. The head hurts. We lose heart. This workshop aims to coax you into different kinds of conversations between your academic readings and your creative self, between heart and page, between who you are and what you are learning. Using poems and prompts, bring yourself back into the room with what you know in a new way.

An expert staff facilitator will be available to answer questions related to each week's theme. This is a free event! Coffee and tea will be available. Space is limited to 25. *Special guest facilitator: Ronna Bloom, Poet in Residence.

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Grad Talk: Strategies for Setting Boundaries and Managing Responsibilities in Grad School

Dec 11, 2018

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Grad Talk: Strategies for Setting Boundaries and Managing Responsibilities in Grad School

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

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Queen Elizabeth Scholarship - International Internship Program

Sep 12, 2018 - Dec 12, 2018

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Queen Elizabeth Scholarship - International Internship Program

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship International Internship Information Sessions!

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

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

Available programs:

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

TRINITY: Immunology and Sustainable Partnership
TRINITY: Establishing Right Relations

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

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

Scholars receive 7,000$ toward a summer internship.

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

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

Fall Dates:

  • October 1, 2018 - 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • October 10, 2018  - 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • October 24, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
  • October 31, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • November 7, 2018 - 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • November 14, 2018 -  5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • November 21, 2018 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • November 26, 2018- 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 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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