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Grad Escape: Games Night at Bampot House of Tea & Boardgames

Aug 22, 2017

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Grad Escape: Games Night at Bampot House of Tea & Boardgames

Join your fellow graduate students for some tea, refreshments and play unlimited board games at this popular venue.

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Step Up 2017

Aug 28, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017

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Step Up 2017

Are you a new first-year student who completed secondary school outside of Canada?  

If so, then Step Up might be for you!

Step Up is an immersive, residential, transition program which will assist you in your process of orienting to a new social and academic environment. Meet professors, fellow new and upper-year students, and staff members who will be a part of your U of T experience over the next few years. Learn how to navigate and take advantage of the many opportunities to enrich your U of T experience.

Eligibility

Step Up is open to first-year undergraduates at the St. George campus who are either international students or who did their secondary level education outside of Canada, and who will beginning studies in one of the following U of T faculties in September 2017:

Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Faculty of Arts and Science (St. George only)
Faculty of Music
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

Registration

Registration is by invitation only.  If you are eligible, you will have received an invitation by email. If you believe you are eligible but did not receive an email, please contact us at the address listed below.

Please note that payment should be made only after your registration has been processed.

Dates and Details

For 2017, Step Up will run from Monday, August 28 through to Thursday, August 31, with optional social outings on Friday, September 1. 

Move-in will be on Sunday, August 27 and move-out will happen on Friday, September 1 in the morning.  Anyone moving in to a U of T residence will be granted an early move-in on Friday.

Please see the CIE website for more details about the Step Up program.

The cost for the week is $300.

Please use your JOINid/UTORid and password to log in to BookIT. Do NOT register as an external user.

 

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Services Expo for International Students

Sep 5, 2017

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  • Undergrad Students

Services Expo for International Students

Get all the info you need in one place at the Services Expo for international, exchange and visiting students.

Connect with a variety of service providers to get information about phone plans, banking, food options, Toronto attractions and more!

Confirmed service providers to date include:

CIBC Bank

RBC Bank

U of T Bookstore (Cell Phone Plans)

Fido

U of T Food Services

U of T Housing Services

Drop Bike

ISX Canada

UTSU

UTGSU

Hart House

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Transitioning to Gradlife: Tips, Strategies, and Making Connections

Sep 11, 2017

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Transitioning to Gradlife: Tips, Strategies, and Making Connections

 

Are you an incoming graduate student? Join us for a day of programming to help you make the transition to grad life. Learn effective strategies for academic success, talking to new people, learn about navigating campus services and hear tips for success from current students. You will also have the opportunity to make new connections during the day. Space limited.

Lunch included! Please let us know if you have food restrictions: jennifer.pinker@utoronto.ca

Open to incoming students only.

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Welcome (Heather Kelly, Senior Director, Student Success, Division of Student Life)
9- 9:05am

Gradlife Supports and Resources (Jennifer Pinker, Student Life Coordinator, Graduate Student Life, Divison of Student Life)
9:15- 9:30am

Starting Grad School: Top Ten Tips for Academic Success (Benjamin Potruff, Learning Strategist, Academic Success Centre)
9:30- 10:30am

Talking to New People (Erin Clifford, Lead Coordinator, Mentorship and Peer Programs)
10:30- 11:30am

Lunch
11:45-12:45pm

Navigating Gradlife (G2G Students and Heather McGhee-Peggs, Manager, Conflict Resolution Centre for Graduate Students)
1:00- 1:30pm

Break

How to start off strong and stay the course- Student Panel  
1:45- 3:00pm

 

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Represent: One-Day Intensive

Sep 16, 2017

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  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Represent: One-Day Intensive

This one day conference is designed for you to make meaningful connections and attain skills and tools that contribute to your personal and professional development. Through a series of engaging workshops, you will gain the capacities that will help you to be successful in your leadership role this year. You will walk away from the day having made connections with other student leaders across campus who can support you throughout the year.

Whether you have much experience in leadership roles or are just beginning your leadership journey, all experiences are welcome and valued in the One-Day Intensive. Students who are new to holding a formal leadership position will benefit greatly from the skill-building focused workshops and those who attended the Represent: Student Leadership Conference can reconnect with colleagues.

This year’s theme is “Meaningful Connections.”
The conference will be held in the Hart House Debates Room.

Registrants must submit a payment of $10.

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Grad Talk: Sharing and Publishing your research: preparing your thesis for graduation and beyond

Sep 19, 2017

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Grad Talk: Sharing and Publishing your research: preparing your thesis for graduation and beyond

 

As part of the graduation process you will be submitting an electronic copy of your thesis that will become publicly available online upon your convocation.

In this talk given jointly by the School of Graduate Studies and the Library staff, you will learn about the thesis submission process, formatting guidelines, post-submission steps, as well as various deadlines for fees and convocation.

If you are planning on publishing (or have already published) a chapter of your thesis as an article/book and are not sure about the copyright restrictions or implications of online availability, the library staff will be there to answer these and other questions about publishing, copyright, and author rights.

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Grad Escape: Games Night at Hart House

Sep 21, 2017

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Grad Escape: Games Night at Hart House

Join fellow grad students for a fun games night at Hart House! A selection of games will be available including: Catan, Code Names, Exploding Kittens, Ticket to Ride, and more. Snacks will be available. Presented in partnership with Hart House. Location: East Common Room.

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Grad Talk: TAing at the University of Toronto

Oct 3, 2017

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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

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Grad Escape: Varsity Blues Football: Vs McMaster Marauders

Oct 5, 2017

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Grad Escape: Varsity Blues Football: Vs McMaster Marauders

Come and cheer on our university football team as they play again McMaster University!

There will be a prize draw for our group of attendees courtesy of the Athletic Centre/Varsity Athletics.

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Grad Escape: Bata Shoe Museum Facilitated Tour

Oct 12, 2017

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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’. 

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Grad Escape: Improv at Second City

Oct 17, 2017

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Grad Escape: Improv at Second City

Get a taste of what The Second City is all about.  Learn how to think on your feet, be in the moment and say YES to everyone's ideas all through fun improv games and exercises.  No experience required.

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Grad Talk: Money Matters for Grad Students

Oct 25, 2017

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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 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.

 

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Grad Talk: Getting the Most from your Supervisor

Nov 8, 2017

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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

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The Leadership Exchange

Nov 5, 2017 - Nov 9, 2017

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  • 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

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Grad Escape: Trivia Night at Harvest Noon Cafe

Nov 9, 2017

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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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