Many student leaders find an interest in developing their mentoring skills focusing on interpersonal support, guidance, mutual exchange, sharing of wisdom, coaching and role-modeling. An important aspect of mentorship is having an active role in developing supportive relationships where knowledge, skills and experience are shared. Experiential learning about mentorship involves peer and teacher mentorship in a variety of settings.
Our Student Life professionals work with the student-led Innis InSight mentorship group to provide workshops that support the development and enhancement of effective mentoring and role-modeling skills for our upper-year students. These student leaders offer guidance and support to incoming first-year students and are grouped by academic or program interest.
International students at Innis will be offered opportunities to have a Canadian student mentor to assist with the transition to life on campus and in the city of Toronto. Contact the Office of Student Life for details.
As well, the Office of Student Life and the Office of Alumnae and Advancement work together to offer networking skills seminars and career workshops for upper-year students. These workshops will better prepare students to attend the various networking socials where Innis students can meet and ask questions of our various Innis Alumnae professionals.
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: http://uoft.me/trailblazers.
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.
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.
Deadline: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17TH
A first-of-its-kind mentorship program is coming to Innis College. We are looking for enthusiastic upper-year students of Innis College, the Cinema Studies Institute, or the Urban Studies Program. As a student mentee you would be paired with an alumnus/alumna of the Innis community, whose career reflects your interests and aspirations upon graduation. This is an excellent opportunity for you to gather valuable and individual career advice from someone who has been in your shoes.
The InSight Mentorship Committee provides a platform that fosters both academic and personal growth for students through different workshops and events. We also aim to smooth the transition from high school to university for first year students by organizing a mentorship system that matches first year students with upper years. Our goal is that everyone from Innis can enjoy a meaningful experience at Innis and UofT! Find us at clubs day to learn how you can get involved with InSight!