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Grad Escape: Evergreen Brickworks Market

Feb 19, 2017

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Grad Escape: Evergreen Brickworks Market

Ever wanted to visit Evergreen Brickworks? Now is your chance to explore this fantastic historical site in Toronto while indulging in a little post-holiday shopping and walking. Join Gradlife at Castlefrank Station, where we'll start our walk to Evergreen Brickworks through the hidden wooded-valleys of Toronto, before stopping to explore and shoot at the Winter Market. Bring comfy shoes, a camera, and your wallet to grab some hand-made souvenirs and warm drinks!

 

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CIE Explores Out of Town: McMichael Canadian Art Gallery in Kleinburg

Feb 23, 2017

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CIE Explores Out of Town: McMichael Canadian Art Gallery in Kleinburg

This Reading Week break, the CIE offers an opportunity to escape the urban life and explore the village of Kleinburg, Ontario and one of the best Canadian art collections, housed at the McMichael Art Gallery. This day trip includes a school-bus charter and gallery admission.

Details: Thursday, February 23rd.  Arrive at the Centre for International Experience (33 St George Street) at 9:30am (we will depart by 30 minutes after that). We will return by 5:30/6pm. Gallery closes at 4pm.
*You MUST bring your student ID T-Card with you.  Bring money to buy lunch (or bring some lunch)--the cafe there may be expensive aside from snacks.  There is also a gallery shop to buy Canadian art/products.

Look forward to exhibitions featuring great Canadian artists!  Here are 2 examples:

Arctic Echoes: Sound, Stories, and Song in the New North
This selection of contemporary Inuit art showcases sounds and activities associated with sound as manifested in the Arctic environment, Inuit songs, instrumental performances and other aural/oral sources represented in Inuit visual art.

Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven: Destinations
Many of the wilderness landscapes depicted in artworks by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven were interpretations serving as symbols or metaphors of place. This exhibition presents a selection of the artists’ paintings and prints depicting their renderings of the ‘North’.

Outdoor Installations
Beyond the galleries, there are 100 acres of forested land along the Humber River – from a ridgetop ‘wilderness garden,’ planted by the McMichaels to echo the northern forest beloved of the Group of Seven, to the heritage waterway important to Aboriginal peoples in this area.
Through a network of outdoor paths and hiking trails, visitors can explore the Ivan Eyre Sculpture Garden, a series of installations created as part of an artist-in-residency program, as well as the unique McMichael Cemetery where six Group of Seven members as well as gallery founders Robert and Signe McMichael have been laid to rest.

For more info about the gallery and surroundings: http://mcmichael.com/about/

Cancellations/Refunds
No refunds will be offered for any cancellations made after 4:30pm Wed. February 22nd.
Refund payments are processed only once per month by the refund office.

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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Pop-Up Living Room at CIE! (during Reading Week)

Feb 24, 2017

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Pop-Up Living Room at CIE! (during Reading Week)

Join the Centre for International Experience at the end of Reading Week for a Pop-Up Living Room event on Friday, February 24th  (3pm to 7pm).  This event is open to international and domestic students.  Come hang out the whole time or part of the time.

One or two rooms on the main floor of CIE, Cumberland House will be set up as a cozy living room spot to hang out, chill, and meet up with others.  There will be some board games, jigsaw puzzles, group games, a movie playing, and light refreshments.  Plus maybe some spontaneous piano-playing entertainment!

If you signed up but are unable to attend, 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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CIE visits Ice Fest

Feb 25, 2017

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CIE visits Ice Fest

Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with the Global Ambassadors in Bloor-Yorkville at the 12th annual Icefest!

Toronto’s premier cultural district will be transformed into a showcase of incredible ice sculptures and live ice carving demonstrations, for the entire family to enjoy.

This year’s theme will celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary, transforming the neighbourhood into a magical showcase of 20,000 lbs. of crystal clear ice sculpted into majestic sculptures inspired by the celebration of Canada’s Confederation. Patrons can expect to be dazzled by these ice creations, which will include the Parliament Buildings with Centennial Flame, Canadian Mounties an 1867 – 2017 sculpture and the iconic Maple Leaf!

We'll meet in the OISE lobby at 12:30pm and walk over to Ice Fest at 1:00pm.

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Leading Together

Feb 25, 2017

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Leading Together

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: The Great Hall, Hart House

When: Saturday, February 25 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

YOU MUST ALSO REGISTER HERE: uoft.me/leadingtogether

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Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Summer Program Info Session #2

Feb 27, 2017

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Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Summer Program Info Session #2

Find out how you can earn credits in history, political science, business, religion, environmental studies, psychology, international relations, Hebrew, Arabic and more while living in the historic city of Jerusalem!

Summer courses at Hebrew University are taught in English and include class work and various field trips throughout Israel. Transfer credits have been pre-approved for most courses and funding is available through the Canadian Friends of Hebrew University Award.

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Time Management: Learning Support Workshops at CIE (for undergrads)

Feb 28, 2017

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Time Management: Learning Support Workshops at CIE (for undergrads)

This workshop will consider some of the factors that go into holistic time management strategies and will help you construct time management strategies that work for you.

This workshop is part of a four-part series for the Winter semester.  All workshops take place from 3:15- 5 p.m. on Tuesday in the Global Lounge at the Centre for International Experience (33 St. George St.).  Other workshops in this series are:


Integrating Sources — January 17
Meeting New People — February 14
Exam Vocabulary — March 28
 

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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. Pizza will be available.

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Grad Escape: Cooking on a Student Budget at Loblaws Cooking School

Mar 9, 2017

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Grad Escape: Cooking on a Student Budget at Loblaws Cooking School

Come to this interactive cooking class where you will be involved in making parts of the menu!

A 3 courses menu will be served as well as non-alcoholic beverages.

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

 

Menu:

 

Lentil and roasted beet salad with feta and mintisotto

Mushroom Risotto

Chili Chocolate Mini Tarts

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CIE visits the Toronto Light Festival

Mar 11, 2017

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CIE visits the Toronto Light Festival

Join the Global Ambassadors on a trip to the Toronto Light Festival!

The Toronto Light Festival is a new visual journey and an imaginative cerebral adventure.

During the cold, dark days of winter, City residents will be drawn out of their traditional indoor habitats to experience Toronto in a way they never have before.

The Festival exhibits the creativity of local and international artists and is a winter experience designed to entertain & inspire.

Meet by the bookstore entrance in the Koffler Student Services Centre at 5:30pm. We'll leave for the Light Festival at 6:00pm.

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Time Management: Learning Support Workshops at CIE (for grads)

Mar 14, 2017

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Time Management: Learning Support Workshops at CIE (for grads)

This workshop will consider some of the factors that go into holistic time management strategies and will help you construct time management strategies that work for you.

This workshop is part of a three-part series for the Winter semester.  All workshops take place from 3:15- 5 p.m. on Tuesday in the Global Lounge at the Centre for International Experience (33 St. George St.).  Other workshops in this series are:


Intercultural Communication — January 31
Meeting New People — February 14
 

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CIE goes to the AGO

Mar 22, 2017

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CIE goes to the AGO

Join the Global Ambassadors on a visit to the AGO!

With a collection of more than 90,000 works of art, the Art Gallery of Ontario is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. From the vast body of Group of Seven and signature Canadian works to the African art gallery, from cutting-edge contemporary art to Peter Paul Rubens' masterpiece The Massacre of The Innocents, the AGO offers an incredible art experience with each visit.

We'll meet in the Global Lounge at CIE at 6pm and leave for the AGO at 6:30pm.

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Grad Escape: Trivia Night at Harvest Noon Cafe

Mar 23, 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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Grad Talk: Telling Compelling Stories

Mar 28, 2017

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Grad Talk: Telling Compelling Stories

 

Whether it's a corporate setting, a stage performance, or just coffee with a good friend - knowing how to tell a compelling story matters. This two hour workshop workshop focuses on beginner skills. Finding your personal storytelling voice, the hard and fast rules of an enthralling story, stage presence, characters, and story structure. Discover ways to emphasize the strengths while minimizing the weaknesses. Pizza will be available.
 

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English Communication Program – Winter 2017 – General Conversation (10 week class series)

Jan 24, 2017 - Mar 28, 2017

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  • Registered Students
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  • Undergrad Students

English Communication Program – Winter 2017 – General Conversation (10 week class 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.

The main registration period for Winter 2017 ECP is from December 6, 2016 – January 23, 2017. Most ECP classes are 2 hours each week and start the week of January 23, 2017.  They are 10 weeks long and will finish the week of March 27.

Classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.).

CLASS SERIES DESCRIPTION

General Conversation (GC1):  This series of classes 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, practice and discuss. Some classes may have occasional outings.

This series runs Tuesdays at 1:00pm to 3:00pm starting January 24. 

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 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. Call Robarts library at 978-HELP if you don't know yours.

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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Exam Vocabulary: Learning Support Workshops at CIE (for undergrads)

Mar 28, 2017

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Exam Vocabulary: Learning Support Workshops at CIE (for 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 four-part series for the Winter semester.  All workshops take place from 3:15- 5 p.m. on Tuesday in the Global Lounge at the Centre for International Experience (33 St. George St.).  Other workshops in this series are:

Integrating Sources — January 17
Meeting New People — February 14
Time Management — February 28

 


 

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English Communication Program – Winter 2017 – Canadian Culture and History (10 week class series)

Jan 25, 2017 - Mar 29, 2017

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  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

English Communication Program – Winter 2017 – Canadian Culture and History (10 week class series)

*Please contact the ECP office (see contact info) to check if you can still register and join the class (if there are available spots up to early/mid-February)

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.

The main registration period for Winter 2017 ECP is from December 6, 2016 – January 23, 2017. Most ECP classes are 2 hours each week and start the week of January 23, 2017.  They are 10 weeks long and will finish the week of March 27.

Classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.).

CLASS SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Canadian Culture & History (CCH1):  This series of classes 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 runs Wednesdays at 11:00am to 1:00pm starting January 25.

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 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. Call Robarts library at 978-HELP if you don't know yours.

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 – Winter 2017 – Let’s Discuss (10 week class series)

Jan 26, 2017 - Mar 30, 2017

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  • Students
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English Communication Program – Winter 2017 – Let’s Discuss (10 week class series)

*Please contact the ECP office (see contact info) to check if you can still register and join the class (if there are available spots up to early/mid-February)

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.

The main registration period for Winter 2017 ECP is from December 6, 2016 – January 23, 2017. Most ECP classes are 2 hours each week and start the week of January 23, 2017.  They are 10 weeks long and will finish the week of March 27.

Classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.).

CLASS SERIES DESCRIPTION

Let’s Discuss (LD1):  Enjoy informal discussions and share ideas on contemporary culture, current and general issues, and topics you wish talk about.  For each topic, we will identify key points that you can transfer to other speaking situations.  We can also explore issues of intercultural communication (greeting/meeting/chatting/leaving-taking; gestures/facial expressiveness/body language) and how understanding communication patterns can help you better ‘fit in’ to Canadian life. A Facebook group site will help guide the class (and you will be expected to participate!)  Want to try a local outing?  Suggest it to the group.

This series runs Thursdays at 3:00pm to 5:00pm starting January 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 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. Call Robarts library at 978-HELP if you don't know yours.

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 – Winter 2017 – English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (10 week series)

Jan 27, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017

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English Communication Program – Winter 2017 – English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (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.

The main registration period for Winter 2017 ECP is from December 6, 2016 – January 23, 2017
Most ECP classes are 2 hours each week and start the week of January 23, 2017.  They are 10 weeks long and will finish the week of March 27.

Classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.).

CLASS SERIES DESCRIPTION

Practise Speaking English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (PD3):  This series of classes gives International Post-Doctoral researchers practice talking about their research and other topics in English.  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 Fridays at 10:00am to 12:00pm starting January 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 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. Call Robarts library at 978-HELP if you don't know yours.

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 – Winter 2017 – English in the City (10 week series)

Jan 27, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017

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  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

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

*Please contact the ECP office (see contact info) to check if you can still register and join the class (if there are available spots up to early/mid-February)

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.

The main registration period for Winter 2017 ECP is from December 6, 2016 – January 23, 2017
Most ECP classes are 2 hours each week and start the week of January 23, 2017.  They are 10 weeks long and will finish the week of March 27.

Classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.).

CLASS SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Pick one of the two series of classes
English in the City (EC1):  This class meets at a different city spot in a different neighbourhood each week. Practice English in real life situations and chat about social issues, popular culture, fashion, bad haircuts, relationships, cultural differences, world politics, etc. The focus is on enhancing communication skills and in developing confidence using English.  Gain insights into Canadian culture and life at U of T and in Toronto, 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! A Facebook group site (plan to participate!) will keep everyone up to date. 

This series runs Fridays 10:00am to 12:00pm starting the morning of January 27, 2017.

English in the City (EC2):  This class meets at a different city spot in a different neighbourhood each week. Practice English in real life situations and chat about social issues, popular culture, fashion, bad haircuts, relationships, 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 series runs Fridays 12:00pm to 2:00pm starting the afternoon of January 27, 2017.

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 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. Call Robarts library at 978-HELP if you don't know yours.

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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VISP & Exchange Farewell

Mar 31, 2017

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VISP & Exchange Farewell

A farewell event for inbound visiting and exchange students who are leaving at the end of the term.

Let's celebrate and reflect on your time at the University of Toronto! Say goodbye to your classmates and friends before you return to your home institution.

There will be food and activities!

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Grad Talk: Seeking, Striving, Finding: Staying Motivated in Grad School

Apr 13, 2017

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Grad Talk: Seeking, Striving, Finding: Staying Motivated in Grad School

Graduate school, as the saying goes, is more of a marathon than a sprint—but what does this mean in practice? In this workshop, we’ll explore the challenge of staying motivated when the finish line is nowhere in sight. This session will involve reflection, discussion, and creative exercises. Active participation is encouraged. Pizza will be available.

 

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Grad Escape: 4Cats Art Studio Junction: Bunny and Chicklet Mugs

Apr 13, 2017

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Grad Escape: 4Cats Art Studio Junction: Bunny and Chicklet Mugs

Hang with your peeps or special some-bunnies at our bright, cozy 4Cats studio and make one of our new Mugs of the Season! Through hand building techniques, you will make your very own mug from scratch using our amazing low-fire clay and colourful glazes. We’ll dry and fire your artwork in our kiln for you to take home approximately 14 days later. Mold your clay, shape your mug, design your character's original look, underglaze with your choice of colours and rejoice!
 

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