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Creating a Culture of Consent CANCELLED DUE TO LOW INTEREST

Nov 21, 2017

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Creating a Culture of Consent CANCELLED DUE TO LOW INTEREST


This one hour workshop and discussion will focus on how we can all, as a community, respond supportively to survivors of sexual violence and proactively build a culture of consent on campus. Participants will learn about the new Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment, some skills for receiving disclosures supportively and get a chance to discuss prevention and culture change. The workshop will be facilitated by Meg Saxby, Coordinator of the St George Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre.


 

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CIE Soup 'n' Social

Nov 21, 2017

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

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CIE Soup 'n' Social

Join the Centre for International Experience in this fall cultural & social event bringing together international, exchange, and domestic students.  We will be serving hot soup and other foods/refreshments as you mingle with peers and connect over conversation starters and networking activities in a warm and welcoming environment!

A great opportunity to meet new and different contacts (from diverse regions), to re-connect, as well as to share info/tips and experiences with each other at this point of the fall term.

Tues. November 21 
6pm to 7:30pm

at CIE (Baldwin Room on the main floor)
33 St. George Street

The soup and refreshments will include some vegetarian/vegan/dairy & gluten-free options (i.e. lentil soup) as well as meat but do come in the earlier part of the event when there will be greater quantity.

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 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 or by phone at: 416-946-7567.  We will do our best to accommodate you.

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Grad Escape: Get Crafty: Making Watercolour Bookmarks

Nov 23, 2017

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  • Graduate Students
  • Public

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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!

 

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Grad Escape: Cooking Class at Loblaws Cooking school

Nov 27, 2017

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  • Graduate Students
  • Public

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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 course vegetarian menu will be served as well as non-alcoholic beverages.

Please email if you have any food restrictions: jennifer.pinker@utoronto.ca

 

Menu:

Roasted Harissa carrot salad with Greek yogurt, pistachios and arugula 

Roasted butter but squash served on top of lemon and garlic stewed lentils with pine nuts, basil and pomegranate 

Black cherry and chocolate chia seed pudding 

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

Sep 26, 2017 - Nov 28, 2017

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

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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.

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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

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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.

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

Sep 27, 2017 - Nov 29, 2017

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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.

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

Sep 28, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Grad Escape: Making Gingerbread Houses

Dec 1, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Making Gingerbread Houses

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 Talk:  5 Ways to Wellbeing as a Graduate Student

Dec 5, 2017

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Grad Talk: 5 Ways to Wellbeing as a Graduate Student

 


Coping with the rigor of your academic curriculum, living up to expectations, and adapting to a new environment can be exhausting!  Investing in being happy, healthy and well provides a foundation for achieving balance and sustaining success in your academic, professional, and personal lives.  This session on self-care explores what it means to feel good and function well as a graduate student.  Drawing on recent evidence from the study of wellbeing, you’ll be introduced a cluster of activities that promote resiliency and prevent burn-out so you can be at your best. Pizza will be available. Presented by the Healthy Grads team.

 

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Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Fall Information Sessions

Sep 26, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Fall 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


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 2017 are due December 2017, date TBD, 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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Leading Together 2018

Jan 13, 2018

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

Leading Together 2018

Who: All U of T students who are interested in leadership

What: A student leadership conference to connect student leaders across U of T! The conference will be student planned and student presented and will facilitate peer-to-peer learning and community building.

Where: Hart House

When: Saturday, January 13, 2018 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For the most up to date information, check us out on Leading Together Facebook.

YOU MUST ALSO REGISTER HERE: uoft.me/leadingtogether

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