If you are a new international student at U of T, the iConnect International Mentorship Program can help with your academic and cultural transition to Canada. This student-led mentorship program runs events for new students to meet others in a friendly, welcoming community. As an iConnect member, you will have opportunities to reflect on your own cultural identity and strengthen your intercultural skills. At monthly meetings, you can connect with other students and with helpful U of T offices. Some partners go for walks through Toronto, try ice skating, go for coffee, share a meal, attend free U of T events, watch varsity sports, or hang out in one of our many great U of T open spaces.
iConnect runs from June to March each year. During the summer months, mentors and mentees connect online. From September to March, mentees meet with their mentors in-person and participate in events to learn more about U of T, Toronto and themselves. Leaders support the program in delivering intercultural skills support, and creating the foundations for a strong global community.
Applications are being accepted now, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those interested can apply online through the CIE website.
Registration now open! http://goo.gl/forms/zCCvhs9jno
Innis College Frosh is a five day event that welcomes new Innis College students into the Innis community. A variety of activities are planned throughout the five day period that encourage students to build new relationships and become oriented to social and academic aspects of university life.
Are you struggling to decide exactly what it is you want to do? Are you curious about finding out about interesting career options?
This summer, the University of Toronto Career Center will be holding several Career Exploration Field Trips, allowing individuals to learn about hidden careers at compelling organizations. These organizations include:
- Centre for Social Innovation: April 29th
- YMCA: May 8th
- Free The Children: June 3rd
- Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario: July 9th
- Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO): September 2015
Attend an orientation session to learn more! Register for the event at: cln.utoronto.ca/
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MAY 1ST from 12:00PM – 5:45PM & 6:00PM – 8:00PM
MAY 2ND from 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Check out Next Steps, a free intensive and energizing conference for upper-year Arts & Science students taking place May 1 & 2. It’s part career exploration, part preparation for life after graduation, and all-around great way for students to start building their professional networks.
The Next Steps Conference will have are sessions for:
- Undergraduate students on the cusp of graduation, wondering about grad school, careers and how to manage the
- transition they’re facing
- Undergraduate students in earlier years of study who are thinking about the next few years of their degree, as well what
- they will do beyond graduation
- Graduate students considering non-academic careers and wanting to networking and meet successful alumni
- Recent graduates who are navigating life beyond their degree
This conference is run in partnership with Student Life, Arts & Science, the Career Centre and Alumni Relations.
Visit our website for more information, and to register.
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 impactcentre.utoronto.ca/training/rrp
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.
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.
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.
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!