Money Matters for Post Secondary Students & their Parents/Guardians

Date: Friday, January 11, 2019

Time: 3 - 5 p.m.

Location: Koffler Student Services Centre, Student Success Centre, Room 150, 214 College Street

Enrolment Services and Mentors will share information and host a question and answer period about OSAP, scholarships, bursaries, awards, and how to get financial counselling on campus.

Separate concurrent sessions will run:

  • Students 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Parents/Guardians 4 - 5 p.m.

Register on the CLNx.

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Winter Warm Up: Skating & Social

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Time: 6 - 8 p.m.

Location: Varsity Centre Pavilion, 299 Bloor Street West (enter on Devonshire Place)

Don’t let the cold weather get you down! Come for a FREE skate, hot chocolate and snacks! Fun intercultural activities and meet new people. No experience necessary. Skate rentals included. Bring your TCard.

Register on the CLNx

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Do You Have Imposter Syndrome?

Date: Friday, January 25, 2019

Time: 4 - 6 p.m.

Location: Centre for International Experience, 33 St. George Street

Do you ever feel like you don’t deserve to be at university? Do you doubt your abilities and think that you’re not smart enough? These feelings are common among undergraduate and graduate students, and especially those who may be first gen, racialized, mature, gender non-conforming, or otherwise underrepresented on campus. The feeling of “imposter syndrome” is like an "open secret"—even though many people experience it, we very rarely talk to each other about it because we fear being judged. In this workshop, with a Learning Strategist, Professors and Mentors, we will discuss some of the common ways that imposter syndrome can manifest in an academic environment and strategies to lessen its impact and strengthen self-awareness.

Register on the CLNx.

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Let's Get Organized!

Political Organizing and Activism

Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019

Time: 6 - 8 p.m.

Location: Hart House, South Dining Room, 7 Hart House Circle

An interactive workshop providing students with the tools and skills necessary for political organizing and activism. Three organizers from Toronto will lead the workshop, each one teaching a particular skill they have acquired through years of experience working within their communities. Students will gain knowledge and skills on how to create change through organizing. They will have an opportunity to speak with professionals in the field, learn from their experience and ask any questions they may have about organizing and activism.

Register on the CLNx.

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Maximizing Productivity

Date: Friday, February 8, 2019

Time: 4 - 6 p.m.

Location: Centre for International Experience, 33 St. George Street

With only 24 hours in a day, it can be difficult to strike a balance between course work, jobs, co-curriculars, a social life and much more. Time-related stress is a fact of life in university. Students who find ways to manage time effectively are more productive and have an easier time concentrating and thinking critically. 

Topics covered include:

  • thinking strategically about managing time;
  • discussing strategies for avoiding procrastination; 
  • adapting productive study habits with a goal-focused mindset.

Please join us for an interactive session with Jasjit Sangha, Learning Strategist, followed by table group discussions co-facilitated by Mentor Alumni and Faculty. (Light refreshments provided).

Register on the CLNx.

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Self-Compassion & Self-Care

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Time: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Centre for International Experience, 33 St. George Street

When things get busy and assignments start to pile up, we often forget about the most crucial thing: taking care of ourselves. Come to this session to learn about real ways to practice self-care and the importance of self-compassion during challenging times. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Register on the CLNx starting January 22.

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Navigating Self At U of T: Shaping Community, Co-curricular and Career Exploration

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Time: 5 - 7 p.m.

Location: Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina, 2nd floor Main Activity Hall

This workshop aims to interactively engage students in a discussion on what meaningful forms of campus community, co-curricular activities, and leadership and work experiences look like and feel like when we take into consideration our personal identities and selves.

Register on the CLNx starting February 6.

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World Café Career Conversations

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location: Hart House, Debates Room

World Café Career Conversations will connect successful professionals who are Indigenous, African/Black/Caribbean, LGBTTI2SQQ+, parents, people with Disabilities etc. with similarly diverse students. In a "speed meeting" type format, acquire information and discuss future opportunities with professionals who are also potential employers.

Light refreshments provided.

Register on the CLNx (under Events & Workshops Calendar > Leadership, Mentorship & Clubs).

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Secure the Bag: African, Black and Caribbean Social Capital

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019

Time: 3:30 - 7 p.m.

Location: Wilson Hall, Room 1017, 40 Willcocks St. 

A panel, Harkness table groups and Networking Reception Dinner with African, Black & Caribbean professionals from the following fields:

  • Medicine, Social Work, Health Advocacy
  • School Administration, Student Life, Faculty
  • Public Policy, Law
  • Financial Planning, Information Technology, Engineering

Pose your career questions to African, Black, and Caribbean professionals who mentor, recruit, and hire!

Registration required (limited to 80) on the CLNx.

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Choosing Your Programs & Talking to Your Family About Academic Plans

Date: Friday, March 22, 2019

Time: 4 - 6 p.m. for students, 5  - 6 p.m. for parents/guardians/families

Location: Koffler Student Success Centre, 214 College St. (use St. George St. entrance)

  • Discuss specific enrollment and completion requirements
  • Learn how and when to select programs (specialist, major and minor), and why apply to programs that best suit you

  • Consider "Plan B" in case you don’t get into your first choice

  • Discover how to use Degree Explorer effectively

​Light refreshments provided.

Register on the CLNx (under Events & Workshops Calendar > Leadership, Mentorship & Clubs).

Choosing Your Programs & Talking to Your Family about Academic Plans