Hubs for Clubs
Hubs for Clubs are networks for like-minded groups to connect to other groups as well as a faculty/staff/department Hub Host. Hubs are designed to encourage dialogues and inspire opportunities for networking and collaboration.
The St. George Campus is home to over 900 individual campus organizations and the Hub will allow groups to know about the various projects and resources other student organizations and services have. Through dialogue and sharing, student organizations will identify areas for collaboration, working together and sharing the valuable resources on campus.
Community Outreach & Engagement Network (COEN)
Hosted by the Centre for Community Partnerships
Who should join: All groups interested in or doing work that involves social justice, community engagement, or volunteering.
This network, for campus clubs and organisations, meets every couple of months to connect community engaged individuals, initiatives and groups. If your club or organization is engaged in supporting community development, this series of networking dinners is for you!
During these sessions, one or two representatives from your group will have the opportunity to network with other engaged groups, share your information with others, and participate in facilitated discussions and sessions on topics of value to your group. COEN meets four times a year and there is always a hot dinner to share.
Why should you join us?
- Showcase your work and find opportunities to engage more students in your programs
- Network with other students and groups on campus who have similar goals and interests
- Receive support as you plan and prepare for a community engaged activity; be connected to relevant opportunities and partnerships
- Participate in meaningful dialogue around opportunities, challenges, ideas, strengths, etc.
- Learn about grant opportunities
- Deepen your knowledge of community-engaged learning and develop leadership skills
Contact: Cherrie Kwok at email@example.com for further information or to join this Hub
Meetings will take place in the Multi-Purpose Room, Multi-faith Centre (569 Spadina Avenue, Second Floor).
- November 20, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- January 15, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- March 19, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Environment and Sustainability
EWG (Environmental Working Groups)
Hosted by UTERN (University of Toronto Environmental Resource Network) & Sustainability Office
Who should join?
Individuals, groups, clubs and services that are passionate about the environment and sustainability and promoting such practices across campus.
UTERN is the University of Toronto’s Environmental Resource Network, an umbrella organization that serves as the primary funding body and meeting point for everyone in the university community concerned about the health of our environment.
EWG meetings are hosted by UTERN’s Internal Executive Liaison approximately once a month during the academic year. These meetings provide an opportunity for students involved in environment-related clubs or initiatives to connect with UTERN and learn about our services. They are also a forum for student leaders to network within the U of T environmental community and form partnerships or co-ordinate to promote environmentally sustainable practices across all three campuses.
Please note that individuals do not have to be affiliated with an environmental group or club in order to attend EWGs. All are welcome!
The Sustainability Office acts as a resource for sustainability on the St. George campus to educate, inspire and connect the campus community!
Upcoming Meeting dates: TBD, monthly
Arts and creative
Who should join: Clubs and groups with an artistic/creative focus. This includes performing arts, literary arts, visual arts and music.
About us: The Arts and Culture Hub is an opportunity for arts-, music- and expressive culture-based groups on campus to connect and collaborate around shared interests and activities. Throughout the year we will be networking, skill-building, and exploring unique partnership opportunities to support groups’ engagement, outreach and creative goals.
Faith and spirituality
Hosted by the Multi-Faith Centre
Who should join: Chairs and Presidents of faith-based student organizations
About us: The Faith and Spirituality Hub is organized through the Multi-Faith Centre for Spiritual Study and Practice and meets formally twice a year. The Hub provides an opportunity for student leaders of faith-based organizations on campus to network and learn from each other. The Hub also provides a way for the Multi-Faith Centre to learn about and support the needs of faith-based clubs and for the clubs to give input to the programming of the Centre and learn about our services.
Contact: Richard Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to join this Hub
Upcoming meeting dates: TBD
International experience and global community
Hosted by Centre for International Experience
Who should join: Student clubs and groups with global, international and cultural interests—this can include interests in international experience; international student transition/support; intercultural learning and experiences; and global community.
About us: The International Experience Club Hub is hosted by the Centre for International Experience (CIE) and brings together a variety of like-minded student groups for networking, information sharing, as well as exploring areas for collaboration and skills development/learning. There will be approximately 4 meetings in the year.
Upcoming meeting dates:
Sexual & Gender Diversity
Hosted by the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office
Who should join: All student organizations with a Sexual and Gender Diversity focus. The Sexual and Gender Diversity Office has extended invitations to all groups eligible for the Hub.
About us: The Sexual & Gender Diversity Office (SGDO) develops partnerships to build supportive learning and working communities at the University of Toronto by working towards equity and challenging discrimination. The Office provides innovative education, programming, resources and advocacy on sexual and gender diversity for students, staff and faculty across the University’s three campuses.
Contact: Vi Mac at email@example.com for further information or to join this Hub
Upcoming meeting dates:
Lead with Pride LGBTQ + Student Leadership Conference: Friday, February 2nd – Saturday, February 3rd, 2018.
Cultural Club Network
Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office
Who should join: Open to all cultural and faith-based identity clubs
About us: The Cultural Club Network is organized by the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO). It provides students with an opportunity to connect with a broad diversity of cultural clubs within the University while learning from one another, networking, collaborating and engaging in critical conversation. The CCN will be launching a pre-filmed interview project with student leaders that will focus on how groups navigate issues of anti-racism, diversity, and building solidarity among different cultural and identity groups on campus.
Contact: For further information or to join the hub contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To be featured in our interview project please contact us at email@example.com
Career Club Hub
Hosted by Career Exploration & Education
Who should join: On-campus clubs interested in career/professional development.
About us: The Career Club Hub will be a space for on-campus clubs interested in career and professional development to connect with one another using Career Exploration & Education and its resources. This Hub will invite student groups to collaborate with the Career Exploration & Education and each other to ensure career-related events will be well attended by enthusiastic students looking to grow their networks and career exploration capacities. The Career Club Hub will also help Career Exploration & Education understand the professional development needs of student leaders who have an invested interest in career exploration.
21 Sussex Clubhouse
Hosted by Clubs & Leadership Development
Who should join: All clubs and groups with office space in the 21 Sussex Clubhouse
About us: This Hub will bring together all 50+ clubs and groups with office space in 21 Sussex. The Hub will serve to connect neighbours in the building and create opportunities for collaboration and networking as we build the vibrant community of the Clubhouse.
Occupants in 21 Sussex have certain requirements and expectations to uphold that are listed in your Occupancy Agreement. The Hub is not a replacement for these requirements or for the annual application for space.
Contact: Kristen Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to join this Hub
Upcoming meeting dates:
Annual Sussex Open House: October 26, 2018
Fall Mandatory Meeting: September 26, 2018
Winter Mandatory Meeting: Thursday, January 25, 2018 5:30pm- 7:30pm