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The Research Readiness Program

To sign up, please email:
Emanuel Istrate, Ph.D.
Academic Program Coordinator
Impact Centre, University of Toronto

Are you an undergraduate student who will work in a university research group in the summer, or are interested in summer research in the following years? Would you like to know more about how research works, and the skills needed by all researchers? Then the following free workshop is for you:

This summer the Impact Centre at U of T offers the Research Readiness Program for undergraduate students who are new to research, or who are interested in summer research work. It is a 4-day non-credit course that covers the common topics that most researchers need to know, such as literature searches, keeping a lab book, technical communication, design of experiments, data analysis, noise sources, etc. This program will make you more productive in summer research positions, allowing you to get started more efficiently.

The bulk of the training will take place during 4 days in early May (Mon. May 4 to Thu. May 7). We will hold an additional networking event in June where you will have the opportunity to connect with others in the research world. In early August you will be able to practice your presentation skills with conference-style presentations, and take part in reflective exercises on the skills needed for research.

This is a free, non-credit course. The time investment will be recuperated through increased productivity in research work. Many of the topics will also be useful as students progress towards and through graduate school.

For more details, see

Join the Alternative Reading Week Project Leader Team!

Apply by April 20, 2015
The Centre for Community Partnerships is looking for student leaders who are passionate and interested in working with the community. Project leaders
connect with community partners and lead teams of UofT students in meaningful engagement opportunities during reading week.

More info or to register:

Become a From 3 to 3 Tutor

Apply by April 20, 2015
Become a From 3 to 3 classroom volunteer. Read stories to students in kindergarten once a week for 8 weeks.

Help develop children’s language and literacy skills. Training is provided. All students are welcome to apply.

More info or to register:

Become a TDSB Tutor

Apply by April 20, 2015
Become a volunteer tutor in a TDSB High School.
Use your knowledge and skills to benefit students in high school. As a tutor, you can help students build upon their skills and realize their potential.

More info or to register:
TDSB math Tutors in School:
For more info email:

nutrition week
Nutrition Week 2015

March 23RD – March 27TH
Details at the UeaT website

Nutrition Week is here, and we have a whole week of healthy food, cooking classes and nutrition facts to get you feeling great!

Nutrition Week is an annual event planned by U of T Food Services to educate students about health and nutrition. This week features a variety of healthy meal options, with new breakfast and lunch options, nutritional information pop-up booths, and free cooking classes with campus chefs!

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE UofT)

March 21ST and 22ND
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

WISE mandates to foster the professional development of both Women and Men in the Engineering and Science disciplines. WISE aims to engage the scientific and engineering communities to create impactful connections with key influencers in the field. WISE’s most prestigious event is its annual conference.

WISE’s annual conference features inspirational leaders with scientific and engineering backgrounds covering a wide variety of topics including personal and professional development. Our keynote speakers, workshops and competitions are designed to unlock the untapped potential of attending delegates and encourage them to pursue their educational and professional goals.

This year will be the 3rd year for the WISE conference and it will be held on March 21-22, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The executive team would like to extend its invitation to students at UofT. The conference will include speakers in fields ranging from medicine to entrepreneurship to engineering. It will also include a career fair and a networking session to encourage delegate interactions. For further information on the conference, please visit:

Women in Leadership: Inspiring Change

Friday, March 13TH
12PM – 2PM
Innis Residence Event Room, 111 St. George Street

The Office of Student Life invites you to the 2nd annual Women in Leadership. Inspiring Change discussion, as part of the campus initiatives around International Women’s Day.

The aim of the event is to have a café discussion celebrating International Women’s Day, tackling important questions that matter around various intersections of identity as it relates to women and leadership. We will highlight involvement opportunities as well, from diverse areas across the campus. This event is open to all students, staff and faculty across all three campuses.

To Register:

Innis College Choir 2015 Spring Concert

Saturday, March 14TH
2:30 PM
Hart House East Common Room, 7 Hart House Circle
Facebook Event

Innis College Choir will be having our 9th Annual Spring Concert on March 14th, in the Hart House East Common Room. Free admission, free food, and free music! All donations go towards Covenant House Toronto.

Come out and support your fellow students! RSVP here , or email for more information.

iStudy is Back!

Thursday, March 12TH
6PM – 9PM
Innis Residence Events Room

Need some help studying? Just wanna get out of your room? Having trouble getting motivated? iStudy is back just in time for finals!

Drop-in mentors will be available in the Events Room, just look for the “Hi, I’m a Mentor” sign.