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Exam Vocabulary: Learning Support Workshop for International Undergrads

Dec 6, 2016

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  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Exam Vocabulary: Learning Support Workshop for International Undergrads

This workshop will go over typical vocabulary that is used in test and exam questions to help you understand what is being asked of you in each case and how you can incorporate this knowledge into your study strategies.

This workshop is part of a six-part series for the Fall semester.  All workshops take place from 10-12 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Cumberland Room at the Centre for International Experience (33 St. George St.).  Other workshops in this series are:

Academic Culture at U of T — September 27
Thinking Critically — October 11
Avoiding Plagiarism — October 25
Intercultural Communication — November 8
Time Management — November 22

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Grad Talk: Getting the Most from your Supervisor

Dec 7, 2016

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  • Graduate Students

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 Supervisory 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.

P.S. Want to read the guidelines before you come? Check them out here: http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/Documents/Supervision+Guidelines.pdf

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Grad Escape: Making Gingerbread Houses at Loblaws Cooking school

Dec 7, 2016

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  • Graduate Students

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Grad Escape: Making 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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CIE Exam Jam

Dec 8, 2016

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  • Undergrad Students

CIE Exam Jam

CIE is hosting an end of term Exam Jam!

Relax and unwind before exams. Join us for games, colouring, a movie and snacks. Quiet study space will be available and therapy dogs from Therapeutic paws will be visiting from 1-2pm!

All students are welcome! Drop-in anytime from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ( registration is only for numbers in order to prepare)

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Leadership for Grads: Leadership in Action

Nov 25, 2016 - Dec 9, 2016

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  • Alumni
  • Faculty Members
  • Graduate Students
  • Public
  • Registered Students
  • Students

Leadership for Grads: Leadership in Action

Leadership in Action
• Deepen you knowledge of leadership and management as a graduate student
• Three various workshops offered as a cohort

Relational Leadership (November 25 2016, 12-2pm)
Within this session we will look at five concepts that govern relationships between people – in order to bring about positive change; these areas are: purpose, inclusion, empowerments, ethics and process. In contrast to a personalized vision (that may be projected onto a group/individual) – a socialized vision is one where members work together to help create by working toward a common goal, by working together. We will focus on understanding the shift to relational leadership – the issue of power and the key essential processes to lead with action.

Effective Organizational Communication: Exploring Leadership & Management (December 2 2016, 12-2pm)
How is the communication process affected by the structure of an organization? In this session, we will explore how formal and informal communication can influence relationships and a sense of agency, within a group or team. More specifically, we will look at how downward, upward, and horizontal communication is connected to leadership and management styles. You will gain insight by asking yourself; HOW can I communicate more effectively in my organization? HOW does my role and social location influence the flow of information and team productivity? HOW can I be a clear and conscious communicator?

Making Meaning (December 9 2016, 12-2pm)
How often do you intentionally reflect on the success or effectiveness of a meeting, or the impact of an event/program/lecture etc.? Participants of this workshop will learn the value of reflection, practice reflection activities and strategize ways to include reflection in their own lives – along with incorporating into leading a group. Further, each person will be able to reflect on their own “leadership” journey and understand where their path may lead them after this session!

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CIE Fun Movie Series

Dec 9, 2016

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

CIE Fun Movie Series

Join the Centre for International Experience in a free movie series on Fri. December 9th from 11:30am - 5:30pm.  We will be screening approximately 3 movies in a row...come by for some of it (or all of it if you wish) and give your brain a break from studying!
Relax and refresh your mind with some fun entertainment--also known as temporary distraction! ;)

Stay tuned for updates closer to the date on the final movie selections (expect something funny, maybe silly, maybe something that's action and adventure).  Come check it out!

Snacks/refreshments will be provided.  Location: Global Lounge room at CIE

If you signed up but are unable to attend (or booked 2 spots and will only use 1), please cancel/update your registration so that others can sign up and join.

If there is an issue with registering on BookIT, please see Elaine Munro in the Global Lounge (1st floor) of Cumberland House (CIE).

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; by phone - 416-946-8509; or by visiting us at CIE (33 St. George St) on the 1st floor.  We will do our best to accommodate you.

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Grad Escape: Get Crafty Presents: Making Star Ornaments

Dec 13, 2016

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Get Crafty Presents: Making Star Ornaments

Join us as we make holiday star ornaments with the Get Crafty Hart House team.

Optional: Students have the option to participate in the One Million Stars to End Violence which is a love and peace filled community project. These beautiful stars are symbols of light, courage and solidarity to end all forms of violence, including violence against women, bullying and racism.
Please join us in making a star or two. They will be displayed at the Hart House Hub after December 6, and will then be sent on to Australia where stars made all over the world will culminate in an exhibition at the 2018 Pan Am Games. More information on the project and the project’s founder, Maryann Talia Pau can be found at http://www.onemillionstars.net/

Bring your lunch!

 

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Yoga at CIE

Dec 14, 2016

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  • Graduate Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Yoga at CIE

Looking to de-stress during the exam period? In partnership with Student & Campus Community Development, CIE will be offering a free Yoga session for all interested students!

Yoga calms the mind while it strengthens the body and soothes the soul. Breath work, poses, and a bit of meditation/visualization will leave you feeling centered and ready to take on the stress of exams!

Yoga mats and follow up snacks will be provided! (If you do have a Yoga mat that you like to use, feel free to bring it).

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CsF Farewell

Dec 16, 2016

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CsF Farewell


Restricted to CsF students ( Ciencia sem Fronteiras) at UofT (UTSG, UTM, UTSC)

Let's celebrate and reflect on your time at the University of Toronto! Say goodbye to your classmates and friends before you return to Brazil.  Participation Certificates will be available to those eligible to receive them.

If you have a dietary restriction or allergy, please email swb.cie@utoronto by Monday, December 5th.

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CIE Presents: Tea and Tales

Dec 19, 2016

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  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

CIE Presents: Tea and Tales

Join the Centre for International Experience in an interesting and free Tea & Tales event on Mon. December 19th from 3pm - 4:30pm.  

This will be a curated series of short videos (and a few audio podcasts) on various human stories--from comedic stories to moving, inspiring, uplifting, thought-provoking, or playful stories.  Come check it out!   Some could be as short as 2 minutes long; some up to about 20 minutes (or anything in between).

There will be tea (and other drinks like possibly hot chocolate, juice) plus afternoon desserts/pastries.  Yum!!
 

If you signed up but are unable to attend (or booked 2 spots and will only use 1), please cancel/update your registration so that others can sign up and join.

If there is an issue with registering on BookIT, please see Elaine Munro in the Global Lounge (1st floor) of Cumberland House (CIE).

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; by phone - 416-946-8509; or by visiting us at CIE (33 St. George St) on the 1st floor.  We will do our best to accommodate you.

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Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Information Sessions

Jan 11, 2017

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Information Sessions

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
  • Immunology and Sustainable Partnership
  • Establishing Right Relations

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 February 20, 2017.

We will have three information sessions in January. All will be in Room 102 at the Centre for International Experience:

January 11th, 2017 5 pm - 6 pm

January 17th, 2017 12 pm  - 1 pm

January 18th, 2017 5 pm - 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.

 

 

 

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Grad Talk: Getting It Done: Managing Competing Demands On Your Time as a Graduate Student

Jan 25, 2017

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Grad Talk: Getting It Done: Managing Competing Demands On Your Time as a Graduate Student

In this workshop, we’ll examine the reasons behind “productivity bottlenecks” that plague many a grad student, and discuss practical methods for budgeting our time and energy. We’ll discuss ways to manage procrastination, heavy writing loads, and seasonal deadline crunches, with an eye to introducing strategies that will help you balance research and teaching with the rest of your life. Presented by the Academic Success Centre.


 

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Grad Escape: Bampot House of Tea and Boardgames

Jan 26, 2017

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Grad Escape: Bampot House of Tea and Boardgames

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

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Grad Escape: Skating at Harbourfront Centre: DJ Skate Nights!

Feb 4, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Skating at Harbourfront Centre: DJ Skate Nights!

Join us at Harbourfront skating rink for some skating There will be a live DJ with music! You are encouraged to bring your own skates. 

If you do not have skates, you will be required to rent skates at the venue:  the cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

CSA approved helmets are mandatory for children and strongly recommended for adults in order to protect oneself from potential concussion injuries.

 

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

Feb 7, 2017

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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.

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Grad Talk: Money Matters

Feb 8, 2017

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Grad Talk: Money Matters

Not sure how to make ends meet? Anxious about saving? Curious about credit cards? Join us for a workshop on spending, borrowing and saving while at school. Money Matters looks at how to create a spending plan that matches your expenses, how to use credit cards to improve your credit history, and where to go to find help and more information. You’ll be learning from the experts! Employee volunteers from TD Bank are leading the sessions and will be there to answer your questions. 

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Grad Talk: Talking to New People

Mar 1, 2017

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Grad Talk: Talking to New People

Does the idea of walking into a room full of strangers make you want to run in the opposite direction?  Are you really interested in finding a mentor but don’t know what to talk to them about? We will teach you the tips and techniques that will make those conversations a lot less awkward and a lot more meaningful.

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