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Innis Residence Leadership Award

Nomination forms due in the Residence Office:
FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015 at 12 Noon

The Innis Residence Leadership Award is awarded to an outstanding full-time, first-year undergraduate student living in the Innis Residence who is nominated by his/her peers as an emerging leader.

Nomination Forms are now available on the Residence Facebook page or downloaded from:

Grand (re)Opening of Innis Town Hall – MAPS TO THE STARS Screening

Thursday, February 26TH
7PM – 10PM

We proudly announce the official Grand (re)Opening of Innis Town Hall. Please join us for a screening of UofT Alumni David Cronenberg’s latest film MAPS TO THE STARS. Actor and Innis College Alumna Sarah Gadon will be in attendance for a Q & A session hosted by George Stroumboulopolous. Registration is required for this event. Seating is limited so make sure to RSVP well in advance to ensure your spot.

We wish to thank everyone for their involvement, support and patience throughout or renovation process. We’re so pleased to welcome you back!


The deadline to apply for any Innis College Leadership awards is April 2nd. Now is a great time start to think about whether you’d apply and what you will need for your application.

There are two big “families” of leadership awards, each with their own application. The first group is for returning students (aka “in-course awards”): these recognize exceptional extra-curricular engagment and leadership by candidates, and if a student receives the award, it is paid out upon their reregistration in the Fall of 2015.

The second “family” of leadership awards is for graduating students, whether graduating this June or *having* graduated in November 2014.

There are also awards with their own applications. One that pertains to this Spring is the M “Fuzz” Friend Memorial Award, which recognizes long term contribution to the life and community of the Innis College Residence.

Bookmark this page which focusses on Innis awards requiring applications!

Trailblazers: New Perspectives

Saturday February 28TH
10AM – 4:30PM
New College, 40 Willcocks Street

This one-day conference will empower first generation student mentees and their mentors to gain new insight and explore their identity, passions and the plethora of opportunities available at U of T.

Are you the first in your family attend university? If your parents/guardians did not complete post-secondary studies, you’re a first generation student.

U of T is hosting a one day conference for YOU! Trailblazers: New Perspectives is a tri-campus event to empower you to explore your identity, passion and opportunities on campus.

Register today:

The Green Lid

Congratulations to Morgan & Jackson Wyatt, two brothers (both Innis grads who lived at the Innis Residence!) who are just about to launch their incredible product, The Green Lid.

The Green Lid was born when Morgan and Jackson Wyatt realized a number of Canadians prefer to throw out organics rather than deal with changing and cleaning their kitchen organics bin. Morgan, who holds a PhD in Chemical Biology, and Jackson, who is in Industrial Design, combined their expertise in microbial metabolism and design to create the Green Lid.

Last week, they appeared on Dragon’s Den and practically had the investors fighting over their pitch: Check out the video!

They’re all-around super guys and both are mentors in our new INNIS Mentorship program as well.

Chinese (Lunar) New Year Potluck

Thursday, February 19TH
4PM – 6PM
Events Room, Innis Residence, 111 St. George Street

Staying in the residence over reading week? The IRC is having a Chinese New Year’s event on Thursday, February 19th. There will be food and anyone is welcomed to bring any food they’d like to share with people.

Hope that those sticking around the break will come out and enjoy Chinese New Years with the IRC and the Innis Office of Student Life.

Backpack-to-Briefcase Industry Night: Careers in Government, Social Justice and Not-for-Profit

Thursday February 26TH
6:30PM – 8:00PM
The Music Room at Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle

Thinking about a career in Government, Social Justice and Not-for-Profit? Curious as to how to plan your path forward and connect your current studies with postgraduate studies and a job after graduation? Join us on February 26th for a very special b2B Industry Night: Careers in Government, Social Justice and Not-for-Profit.

This Backpack to Briefcase Industry Night networking reception will be a great opportunity to make these connections and speak with over 30 alumni who graduated from the Faculty of Arts & Science and have gone on to pursue a career in these fields, as well as with fellow U of T students who are also considering this path.

No cost to attend / Complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided.

Please register online to attend.

CCR Information Session for Innis Student Leaders

6 PM – 7 PM
Events Room, Innis Residence

  • Are you a first-year student wanting to know about your Co-Curricular Record?
  • Want to know how this might help your career goals through your undergraduate years?
  • Need information about how to get your activities validated on the CCR?

The Innis Office of Student Life will be hosting info sessions on the CCR, which you might want to attend to find out what is required for CCR validation of your activities, positions, events, club, group, or committee.

Each session will run approximately 45 minutes, and refreshments will be served.

Someone from central CCR will be in attendance to answer any of your questions!

More information about the CCR can be found on the UofT Co-Curricular Record website.

Subject POSts?

4:00PM – 5:30PM
Innis Residence Events Room, 111 St. George Street

Humanities, Social Sciences & Commerce
4:00PM – 5:30PM
Innis Residence Events Room, 111 St. George St”

“Minor? Major? Specialist?!

As the end of the Winter session approaches, many first-year students are preparing to enrol in programs of study, or “subject POSts.” If you are looking for the who, what, when and how of subject POSts then join the Innis Registrar’s Office at an info session in March. Academic advisors will provide advice and answer any of your questions. All Innis students are welcome to attend any of the four sessions. No registration is required.

Valentine’s Day Pasta Dinner

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Events Room, Innis Residence

The Valentine’s Day Pasta Dinner is an Innis tradition making its return this coming SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH. The dinner gives residents a chance to catch a break during a busy part of the year as well as get the always important free food! This year’s event will feature surprise entertainment which promises to bring both love and laughs to Innis.