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Re-imagining Leadership Retreat

Jun 2, 2017 - Jun 4, 2017

Restricted To:

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

Re-imagining Leadership Retreat

This weekend retreat takes place off-campus in early June. The purpose is to create a supportive community-based environment where students reflect upon their individual leadership capabilities, collaborate with a team of other student leaders, and observe how they and their team fit into the wider community. At each level of leadership, students will be encouraged to think outside of the box, and create novel and innovative ideas to address real life topics that affect students and student leaders at U of T. 

This is your chance – challenge yourself to discover more about the leader within, and experience leadership in a whole new light. Together, let’s re-imagine leadership. 

Date: June 2 – 4, 2017
Location: Peterborough, Ontario on the Trent University Campus

Eligibility
This retreat is open to all students at the University of Toronto. Those who apply must be interested in connecting closely with other student leaders on campus; challenging themselves in a safe and supportive environment; creating innovative programming; and diving deeper into key topics that affect students and student leaders at U of T.

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Grad Escape: Art Gallery of Ontario Tour: Canadian Art

Jun 6, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Art Gallery of Ontario Tour: Canadian Art

Come on a guided tour at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The AGO's collections reflect 11,000 years of diverse visual expression and traditions in the land we now call Canada. Explore the works of Inuit, First Nations and Métis artists, the Group of Seven and more.

The group is required to be there 15 prior to the start time.

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Grad Talk: Dealing with Awkward Situations at Grad School

Jun 8, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Talk: Dealing with Awkward Situations at Grad School

 

Have you ever walked away from a conversation wondering, "What just happened?" Ever seen a professor outside of class and, unsure of whether to make eye contact or not, marched past them while staring at the ground? Have you attended a large social gathering outside your department and found yourself in a corner not knowing where to start? Grad school can be full of awkward and potentially embarrassing moments. Join G2G Peer Advisors from the Conflict Resolution Centre for Graduate Students for a frank discussion about conflicting expectations, miscommunication, and the blurry boundary between social and professional. Pizza will be available.

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Grad Escape: Improv Class at the Second City

Jun 29, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Improv Class at the 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: Scholarships and Awards: When to start, where to start

Jul 18, 2017

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  • Graduate Students
  • Public

Grad Talk: Scholarships and Awards: When to start, where to start

The Graduate Awards Office (GAO) at the School of Graduate Studies provides administrative support for a wide range of scholarship and financial aid programs. Find out more about the awards and scholarships you may be eligible to apply for as a graduate student here at U of T. Learn more about application best practices, deadlines, processes and where to get help when you need it.

Open to new and continuing grad students.

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English Communication Program – Summer 2017 – English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (10 week series)

May 24, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017

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  • Active Staff

English Communication Program – Summer 2017 – English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (10 week series)

*This class series has started. If you are interested in registering, please contact our office by email as soon as possible.

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.

Most ECP classes are 2 hours each week and start the week of May 22 (unless otherwise noted).  They are 10 weeks long.

Most classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.) except for activities/classes planned that visit other locations.

CLASS SERIES 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 series runs Wednesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:00pm starting May 24.

Attendance policy
Due to the high demand for 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.

If you are a new BookIT 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 416-946-8509 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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English Communication Program – Summer 2017 – English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (10 week series)

May 25, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Active Staff

English Communication Program – Summer 2017 – English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (10 week series)

*This class series has started.  If you are interested in registering, please contact our office by email as soon as possible.

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.

Most ECP classes are 2 hours each week and start the week of May 22 (unless otherwise noted).  They are 10 weeks long.

Most classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.) except for activities/classes planned that visit other locations.

CLASS SERIES DESCRIPTION

Practise Speaking English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (PD2)—Specialized Classes:  This series of classes is for speakers of Mandarin and Cantonese who are further developing English communication skills  and prefer specialized communication classes.  These classes give International Post-Doctoral Researchers (and interested Graduate Students) the opportunity to improve their English speaking skills in discussing their research and other topics.  There will be a combination of in-class discussions and out-of-class field trips.  Each participant/learner will also have the opportunity for a personal coaching session to work on their pronunciation.  (Please note that Graduate Students will need to contact the CIE ECP Office in order to register.)

This series runs Thursday mornings from 10:00am to 12:00pm starting May 25.

Attendance policy
Due to the high demand for 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.

If you are a new BookIT 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 416-946-8509 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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Grad Escape: Shakespeare in High Park: King Lear

Jul 28, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Shakespeare in High Park: King Lear

Come out to High Park to see Shakespeare's "King Lear", with your fellow graduate students, under the stars. We'll meet up as a group prior to the show. Students will be emailed in advance. The show starts at 8pm.

*There is a suggested donation of pay what you can at the gate entrance to the show. 

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English Communication Program – Summer 2017 – English in the City (10 week series)

May 31, 2017 - Aug 2, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Sold Out

English Communication Program – Summer 2017 – English in the City (10 week series)

*If the class is full (registration sold out) and you are interested, please contact elaine.munro@utoronto.ca to join the waiting list or check for new spots in the class.

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.

Most Summer ECP classes are 2 hours each week and start the week of May 22 (unless otherwise noted).  They are 10 weeks long.

Most classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.) except for activities/classes planned that visit other locations.

CLASS SERIES DESCRIPTION

English in the City (EC1):  This class meets at a different city spot in a different neighbourhood each week. Practise English in real life situations and chat about social issues, popular culture, fashion/styles, cultural differences, world politics, etc. The focus is on enhancing communication skills and in developing confidence using English.  Gain insights into Canadian culture and share cross-cultural experiences. Beyond the registration cost, expect to spend about $10.00 per class on city transportation, coffee or lunch. You can expect to do some walking, so dress comfortably!

This class series runs Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm starting the afternoon of May 31, 2017.

Attendance policy
Due to the high demand for 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.

If you are a new BookIT 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 416-946-8509 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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

Aug 15, 2017

Restricted To:

  • 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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