Blueprint is designed to fit your interests and your schedule. Using the upcoming workshop pages below as your guide, all you need to do is choose which workshops you wish to attend, register using the links provided, attend the session, and have the facilitator sign your Blueprint card at the end.

You will need to attend the required number of workshops in each of the learning areas – which adds up to eight workshops in total. For the Personal Interest workshop slot, you may select and record any workshop on any topic you wish (including extra workshops from the other learning areas).

You can also get the latest information on upcoming workshops in the Ultra-Helpful Weekly Email, which will be sent to your email address once you register for the program.

Contents

The Fabulous February Finish Contest Win a $50 gift card for the Eaton Centre
Academic Skills Upcoming workshops in the academic skills learning area
Leadership and Civic Engagement Upcoming workshops in the leadership and civic engagement learning area
Career Development Upcoming workshops in the career development learning area
Health and Well-being Upcoming workshops in the health and well-being learning area
Personal Interest Additional workshops that you may be interested in
Involvement Activities This week's highlights

The Fabulous February Finish Contest

Just a reminder that if you complete your Blueprint tracking card between now and the end of February, you'll be entered to win some awesome prizes! Prizes include: three $10 e-gift cards to Second Cup, one $25 e-gift card to Amazon.ca and a grand prize of a $50 shop! card for the Toronto Eaton Centre. This contest is open to all University of Toronto students registered in the Blueprint program. To be eligible, you must have completed the program requirements outlined in your Blueprint tracking card, written your reflection, and have had your Blueprint Review by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28. To schedule your Blueprint Review, please e-mail blueprint@utoronto.ca.
 
 

Academic Skills

Lunch Box Talk [new]

Tuesday, February 27, 12 - 1:30 pm

East Common Room, Hart House (Main Floor, 7 Hart House Circle)

This series of informal conversations is an opportunity for you to interact with faculty, staff, and alumni, and learn more about other classes, research opportunities and other areas of expertise. This month you will have an opportunity to hear perspectives from Black faculty, staff, and alumni on how blackness has been reflected in the curriculum and academia. Tea and treats will be provided. Offered by Hart House.

NOTE: May count as either an Academic Skills or Leadership & Civic Engagement workshop.

NOTE: To have your participation in this event validated, please e-mail blueprint@utoronto.ca after the event.

Register online: http://harthouse.ca/events/lunch-box-talk-february

 

Planning for Research & Assignments [new]

Wednesday, February 28, 5:15 - 6:45 p.m.

Blackburn Room/Room 4036, Robarts Library (130 St. George Street)

This workshop will discuss strategies for starting your research, and structuring and organizing your work, as well as the many resources available at U of T that can help you through the process. Offered by Academic Success.

Register online: http://cln.utoronto.ca

 

 

Academic Success Study Hubs

Thursday, February 15, 2 - 4 p.m. @ VUSAC Back Meeting Room/Room 127, Goldring Student Centre at Victoria College (150 Charles Street West) [new]

Tuesday, February 20, 2 - 4 p.m. @ VUSAC Back Meeting Room/Room 127, Goldring Student Centre at Victoria College (150 Charles Street West) [new]

Tuesday, February 20, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. @ Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 214 College Street) [new]

Wednesday, February 21, 3 - 5 p.m. @ First Nations House, Borden Building North (Third Floor, 563 Spadina Avenue) [new]

Thursday, February 22, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. @ Baldwin Room, Centre for International Experience at Cumberland House (Main Floor, 33 St. George Street) [new]

Thursday, February 22, 2 - 4 p.m. @ VUSAC Back Meeting Room/Room 127, Goldring Student Centre at Victoria College (150 Charles Street West) [new]

Tuesday, February 27, 2 - 4 p.m. @ VUSAC Back Meeting Room/Room 127, Goldring Student Centre at Victoria College (150 Charles Street West) [new]

Tuesday, February 27, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. @ Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 214 College Street) [new]

Wednesday, February 28, 3 - 5 p.m. @ First Nations House, Borden Building North (Third Floor, 563 Spadina Avenue) [new]

These facilitated study sessions begin with a Learning Strategist helping you to set an achievable study goal. The rest of the time will be dedicated to quiet studying in a distraction-free environment, followed by a brief check-in at the end to see how you did. If you need some help along the way, the Learning Strategist is on-hand to provide some useful academic resources. Offered by Academic Success.

No registration required.

 

Communication Cafés

Monday, February 26, 5 - 6:30 p.m. @ Rigby Room, St. Hilda’s College (Main Floor, 44 Devonshire Place) [new]

Wednesday, February 28, 5 - 6:30 p.m. @ Events Room, Innis College Residence (Main Floor, 111 St. George Street) [new]

These workshops focus on helping multilingual students develop their academic English through discussion, group debates, vocabulary building games, and more. Interesting topics are drawn from the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Offered by the Faculty of Arts & Science.

NOTE: These sessions are intended for students in the Faculty of Arts & Science.

No registration required.

In addition to what is listed above, many academic success workshops may count towards completion of this section. To check eligibility, please e-mail blueprint@utoronto.ca

Leadership and Civic Engagement

 

Know Your Skills [new]

Thursday, February 15, 12 - 2 p.m.

Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 214 College Street)

This workshop will help you learn how to identify and articulate your skills, and feel more confident in communicating your experiences to professionals and employers. We will also explore how you are continuously developing essential and transferable skills through your academic and co-curricular experiences. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

NOTE: May count as either an Leadership & Civic Engagement or Career Development workshop.

Register online: http://cln.utoronto.ca

 

Equity Workshop Series [new]

Thursday, February 15, 1 - 3 p.m.

Adam Zimmerman Room, Varsity Pavilion (299 Bloor Street West - southeast corner of Varsity Stadium)

This series of workshops explores the foundations of equity through group discussion and physical activity. This session will focus on equity, intersectionality, sex, sexuality, and gender in sport. Offered by Equity Movement and the Kinesiology & Physical Education Undergraduate Association.

Register online: https://tinyurl.com/ya6mh5rw

 

Q21: A Conversation Cafe – What’s in a Name? [new]

Thursday, February 15, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Jim Delaney Lounge/Room 421, Sussex Court (21 Sussex Avenue)

This series of facilitated group discussions explore questions regarding to LGBTQ+ communities that are on people's minds today. This week focuses on our relationship to labels, and the ways in which they might empower us, give us the words to express ourselves, or perhaps even feel limiting when they do not encapsulate our full identities. Some questions that will be asked are: How can labels be empowering, and do they feel restricting at times? In which contexts do we find labels useful, and when do we feel them to be limiting or reductive of our true sense of selves? How do you think people perceive your label and is that how you want to be seen? Where do we find the words that helps us express ourselves, and how do those words change in different spaces, around different people, and over time? This session will be facilitated by Mahfam Nikoo, the Q21 Program Assistant. Snacks will be provided. Offered by the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office.

No registration required.

 

The Gaza Doctor: An Openspace Discussion on Pluralism [new]

Thursday, February 15, 7 - 9 p.m.

Board Room, Hart House (Second Floor, 7 Hart House Circle)

This film screening and group discussion will focus on Izzeldin Abuelaish, known to many as the Gaza Doctor. Following a 15-minute contextual screening, we will be engaging in an Openspace discussion. This session will explore the role of pluralism in times of conflict; particularly within the context of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Light refreshments will be provided. Offered by Hart House as part of the Global Commons.

Register online: http://harthouse.ca/events/the-gaza-doctor

 

 

Talking to New People [new]

Tuesday, February 20, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Room 313, Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College Street)

Does the idea of walking into a room full of strangers make you want to run in the opposite direction? This workshop will teach you the tips and techniques that will make relationship-building conversations a lot less awkward and a lot more meaningful. Offered by Mentorship and Peer Programs.

Register online http://uoft.me/newpeeps18

Exploring Meaningful Work [new]

Friday, February 23, 12 - 2 p.m.

Room 313, Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College Street)

This workshop will show you how your interests, values and strengths can help you identify possible career possibilities. Through interactive activities, we will explore the following questions: What do I like to do? What matters to me?

What am I good at? Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

NOTE: May count as either a Leadership & Civic Engagement or Career Development workshop.

Register online: http://cln.utoronto.ca

 

Lunch Box Talk [new]

Tuesday, February 27, 12 - 1:30 pm

East Common Room, Hart House (Main Floor, 7 Hart House Circle)

This series of informal conversations is an opportunity for you to interact with faculty, staff, and alumni, and learn more about other classes, research opportunities and other areas of expertise. This month you will have an opportunity to hear perspectives from Black faculty, staff, and alumni on how blackness has been reflected in the curriculum and academia. Tea and treats will be provided. Offered by Hart House.

NOTE: May count as either an Academic Skills or Leadership & Civic Engagement workshop.

NOTE: To have your participation in this event validated, please e-mail blueprint@utoronto.ca after the event.

Register online: http://harthouse.ca/events/lunch-box-talk-february

 

Making it Work: How to Communicate & Listen When in Conflict [new]

Tuesday, February 27, 1 - 2 p.m.

Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 214 College Street)

This workshop, facilitated by a professional mediator from St. Stephen's House Mediation Services, will help you understand the basics of communication, and discuss how to listen and communicate when people are in conflict. We will also discuss how to build and maintain positive relationships. Offered by Housing Services.

Register online: http://uoft.me/slpscalendar

 

Jewish Charity: A Conversation on Economic Justice [new]

Tuesday, February 27, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Leonard Hall, Wycliffe College (5 Hoskin Avenue)

This group discussion will explore minimum wage laws, income disparity, business ethics, and what the Torah tells us of economic justice. We will also discuss how can Jews and Christians alike can structure their lives towards greater economic justice and charity. Food and refreshments will be provided, and kosher options will be available. Offered by Multi-Faith Centre, Wycliffe College Student Council, and the Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus.

No registration required.

 

In addition to what is listed above, other leadership and civic engagement workshops on campus may count towards completion of this section. To check eligibility, please e-mail blueprint@utoronto.ca.

Career Development

Own Your Interview [new]

Friday, February 16, 1 - 2 p.m.

Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 214 College Street)

This workshop will help you better prepare for an interview, and offers strategies to create captivating stories about your accomplishments that you can showcase to potential employers. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

Register online: http://cln.utoronto.ca

 

Practice Your Interview [new]

Tuesday, February 20, 12 - 2 p.m.

Room 313, Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College Street)

This workshop will provide an overview of how to prepare for your interview and give you an opportunity to practice and improve your interview skills. Working with peers in small groups, you will practice identifying potential questions, preparing your responses and communicating your accomplishments. Please bring a copy of your resume and job description (if you have one). Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

Register online: http://cln.utoronto.ca

 

How to Market Your On-Campus Work Experience to Employers [new]

Thursday, February 22, 3 - 5 p.m.

Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 214 College Street)

This workshop will help you identify what competencies you developed in your on-campus work experience, and how you demonstrated those competencies, so that you are able to fully explain the value of your experience to future employers. By the end of this session, you will be able to explain how you demonstrated at least two competencies using resume accomplishment statements and the STAR interview method. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

Register online: http://cln.utoronto.ca

 

 

Exploring Meaningful Work [new]

Friday, February 23, 12 - 2 p.m.

Room 313, Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College Street)

This workshop will show you how your interests, values and strengths can help you identify possible career possibilities. Through interactive activities, we will explore the following questions: What do I like to do? What matters to me?

What am I good at? Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

NOTE: May count as either a Leadership & Civic Engagement or Career Development workshop.

Register online: http://cln.utoronto.ca

 

Entrepreneurial Mindset [new]

Monday, February 26, 3 - 5 p.m.

ONRamp/Room 150, Banting Institute (100 College Street)

This workshop will explore how you can activate an entrepreneurial mindset and how entrepreneurial thinking can help you in managing your career. We will also discuss key competencies, strategies and resources that can help you start your own business or take an entrepreneurial approach in your career planning. Offered by Career Exploration & Education as part of Entrepreneurship@UofT Week.

Register online: http://cln.utoronto.ca

 

Entrepreneurship: Generating Great Ideas [new]

Tuesday, February 27, 12 - 2 p.m.

ONRamp/Room 150, Banting Institute (100 College Street)

This workshop will explore how to generate ideas to become an entrepreneur or business owner. In doing so, we discuss the following questions: What are the qualities of a good idea? Where do ideas come from? How can ideation help us be entrepreneurial in career planning? Offered by Career Exploration & Education as part of Entrepreneurship@UofT Week.

Register online: http://cln.utoronto.ca

 

Primary Research Strategies & Tools [new]

Tuesday, February 27, 12 - 2 p.m.

Instruction Lab, Gerstein Science Information Centre (Second Floor, 9 King's College Circle)

This workshop will introduce you to primary research methods commonly used by startups. This session will give you an overview of pre-launch pages, online surveys, customer interviews and focus groups, and in-person observations and site visits. Offered by the U of T Libraries.

Register online: http://uoft.me/utlworkshopreg

 

Talking to Professionals [new]

Tuesday, February 27, 1 - 3 p.m.

Room 313, Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College Street)

This workshop will discuss strategies for engaging with professionals, such as how and who to contact, as well as what questions you might ask. We will also discuss strategies to help make talking to professionals easier, and practice the skills needed to build meaningful professional relationships. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

Register online: http://cln.utoronto.ca

 

Business Resources for Engineers [new]

Wednesday, February 28, 12:10 - 1 p.m.

Instruction Lab, Gerstein Science Information Centre (Second Floor, 9 King's College Circle)

This workshop will introduce you to the specialized tools that can help you find an array of business and market related information. This session will discuss the basics of market research, how to find industry profiles, how to use business information databases, and where to get more help with business resources. Offered by the U of T Libraries.

Register online: http://uoft.me/utlworkshopreg

 

Entrepreneurship: Starting a Business [new]

Wednesday, February 28, 5 - 7 p.m.

ONRamp/Room 150, Banting Institute (100 College Street)

This workshop will explore business ideas and forms of business ownership. We will also discuss how to seek opportunity, and some strategies and considerations when building a business. Offered by Career Exploration & Education as part of Entrepreneurship@UofT Week.

Register online: http://cln.utoronto.ca

 

 

Career Exploration Orientations

Thursday, February 15, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. @ Cumberland Room, Centre for International Experience at Cumberland House (Main Floor, 33 St. George Street)

Tuesday, February 27, 4 - 6 p.m. @ Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 214 College Street) [new]

Wednesday, February 28, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. @ Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 214 College Street) [new]

These workshops provides an opportunity for you to practice your career exploration skills and gain eligibility to participate in all Career Exploration programs (i.e. Explore It, Extern Job Shadowing, In the Field) offered this year. You will also learn about helpful resources in your career exploration process and participate in networking activities. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

Register online: http://cln.utoronto.ca

 

 

In addition to what is listed above, many career development workshops may count towards completion of this section. To check eligibility, please e-mail blueprint@utoronto.ca.

Health and Well-being

TMC: Total Muscle Conditioning [new]

Friday, February 16, 7:10 - 8 a.m.

Exercise Room, Hart House (7 Hart House Circle)

These energizing, inclusive fitness classes utilize studio resistance equipment to help you improve your muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. No experience required - everyone welcome! Offered by Hart House.

No registration required.

Brown Girls Yoga
Thursday, February 15, 5:10 - 6 p.m.
Main Activity Hall, Multi-Faith Centre at Koffler House (Second Floor, 569 Spadina Avenue)
 
These workshops are an opportunity for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, and who currently or formerly identify as woman/girl, to come together and practice yoga techniques that will increase your relaxation and resiliency. This is a Queer-positive and trans-positive space, and all bodies, sizes and levels are welcome. If possible, please bring your own yoga mat, although some are available for you to use. Offered by the Multi-Faith Centre, First Nations House, and the Centre for Women and Trans People.
 
NOTE: These sessions are intended for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour, and who currently or formerly identify as woman/girl.
 
No registration required.
 
Qu(e)erying Religion: Sex & Passion [new]
Wednesday, February 28, 2 - 4 p.m.
Quiet Room, Multi-Faith Centre at Koffler House (Third Floor, 569 Spadina Avenue)
 
This series of facilitated group discussions and mindful crafting activities create spaces for dynamic encounters, uncommon conversations, and creative engagements at the intersections of sexuality, gender identity, race, religion, spirituality, and culture. This month we will be exploring topics related to sex and passion. Offered by U of T's Ecumenical Chaplaincy.
No registration required.
 
Reading Abrahamic Scriptures Together
Thursday, February 15, 5:10 - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 22, 5:10 - 6:30 p.m.
Toronto School of Theology (47 Queen's Park Crescent East)
 
This series of discussions bring together students with an interest in studying Jewish, Christian and Muslim scriptures. Each week features a close reading of scripture that opens new conversations and discovers interesting relationships across the three faiths. Students from all religious and academic backgrounds are welcome to participate. Pizza will be provided. Offered by the Multi-Faith Centre.
 
Register by email: multi.faith@utoronto.ca (please include your student number)
 
Mindful Moments Yoga & Meditation [new]
Friday, February 16, 1:10 - 1:55 p.m. @ Dance Studio, Athletic Centre (55 Harbord Street)
Wednesday, February 21, 5:30 - 6:25 p.m. @ Fitness Studio, Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport (100 Devonshire Place)
Friday, February 23, 1:10 - 1:55 p.m. @ Dance Studio, Athletic Centre (55 Harbord Street)
Wednesday, February 28, 5:30 - 6:25 p.m. @ Fitness Studio, Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport (100 Devonshire Place)
 
These workshops are an opportunity to practice techniques that will increase your relaxation and resiliency. No experience required - everyone welcome! Offered by Health & Wellness, the Multi-Faith Centre and the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education as part of Mindful Moments. No registration required.
 
Cardio Kickbox [new]
Friday, February 16, 5:10 - 5:55 p.m.
Friday, February 23, 5:10 - 5:55 p.m.
Dance Studio, Athletic Centre (55 Harbord Street)
 
These energizing, inclusive fitness classes offers a great full-body, muscle-strengthening workout that challenges and improves your cardio. No experience required - everyone is welcome! Offered by the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education.
No registration required.
 
 

Brown Girls Yoga

Thursday, February 15, 5:10 - 6 p.m. [new]

Main Activity Hall, Multi-Faith Centre at Koffler House (Second Floor, 569 Spadina Avenue)

These workshops are an opportunity for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, and who currently or formerly identify as woman/girl, to come together and practice yoga techniques that will increase your relaxation and resiliency. This is a Queer-positive and trans-positive space, and all bodies, sizes and levels are welcome. If possible, please bring your own yoga mat, although some are available for you to use. Offered by the Multi-Faith Centre, First Nations House, and the Centre for Women and Trans People.

NOTE: These sessions are intended for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour, and who currently or formerly identify as woman/girl.

No registration required.

 

Tai Chi [new]

Thursday, February 22, 12:10 - 1 p.m.

Main Activity Hall, Multi-Faith Centre at Koffler House (Second Floor, 569 Spadina Avenue)

These workshops are an opportunity to practice techniques that will increase your relaxation and resiliency. No experience required - everyone welcome! Offered by Health & Wellness, the Multi-Faith Centre and the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education as part of Mindful Moments.

No registration required.

 

Reading Abrahamic Scriptures Together

Thursday, February 15, 5:10 - 6:30 p.m. [new]

Thursday, February 22, 5:10 - 6:30 p.m. [new]

Toronto School of Theology (47 Queen's Park Crescent East)

This series of discussions bring together students with an interest in studying Jewish, Christian and Muslim scriptures. Each week features a close reading of scripture that opens new conversations and discovers interesting relationships across the three faiths. Students from all religious and academic backgrounds are welcome to participate. Pizza will be provided. Offered by the Multi-Faith Centre.

Register by email: multi.faith@utoronto.ca (please include your student number)

 

BollyX [new]

Tuesday, February 20, 6:30 - 7:25 p.m.

Fitness Studio, Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport (100 Devonshire Place)

These energizing, inclusive fitness classes feature Bollywood-inspired dance and combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world. This cardio workout cycles between higher and lower-intensity dance sequences to get you moving, sweating, and motivated. No experience required - everyone is welcome! Offered by the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education.

No registration required.

There are drop-in mindfulness meditation, tai chi and yoga workshops offered every week as part of the Mindful Moments initiative. A sample has been included above. For a full listing, please visit: uoft.me/mindfulmoments

Nia [new]
Sunday, February 18, 12:10 - 1 p.m.
Tuesday, February 20, 1:10 - 2 p.m.
Sunday, February 25, 12:10 - 1 p.m.
Tuesday, February 27, 1:10 - 2 p.m.
Exercise Room, Hart House (7 Hart House Circle)
 
These energizing, inclusive fitness classes feature a spirited workout blending dance, martial arts and yoga - feel strong, powerful and inspired with this soulful workout. No experience required - everyone welcome! Offered by Hart House.No registration required.
 
In addition to what is listed above, many health and well-being workshops, mindfulness workshops, fitness classes, and yoga classes may count towards completion of this section. To check eligibility, please e-mail blueprint@utoronto.ca.

There are drop-in group fitness classes offered every week at the Athletic Centre, located at 55 Harbord Street, the Goldring Centre, located at 100 Devonshire Place, and Hart House, located at 7 Hart House Circle. Classes range from aerobics to dance to circuit training. A sampling of two classes has been included above.

For full listings, please visit: Athletic Centre & Goldring Centre | Hart House Drop-in Fitness 

 

Personal Interest

Virtual Reality Equipment Orientation [new]
Tuesday, February 20, 1:10 - 2 p.m.
MADLab, 1 Below, Gerstein Science Information Centre (9 King's College Circle)
 
This workshop will discuss the basics of how to use Gerstein’s HTC Vive studio, Google Cardboard, and 360 camera, and provide a short overview of the tools you can use to create your own VR apps. Offered by U of T Libraries.
 
 
Get Crafty: Coasters
Thursday, February 22, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Reading Room, Hart House (Main Floor, 7 Hart House Circle)
 
This series of drop-in craft workshops will teach you the skills needed to create a craft. There is a new craft every week and you'll come away with a finished project. This week we will be making coasters for you to give as gifts or display on your table. Instruction and materials are provided - as are the tea and cookies. Offered by Hart House.
 
No registration required.
 
3D Printing Safety Training [new]
Tuesday, February 27, 1:10 - 2:00 p.m.
MADLab, 1 Below, Gerstein Science Information Centre (9 King's College Circle)
 
This workshop will provide an overview of 3D Printing at Gerstein, and MADLab policies and guidelines for use. This session will also cover safe and effective use of the 3D printers, how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, and basic design principles. Offered by U of T Libraries.
 
 
Income Tax Information Session [new]
Tuesday, February 27, 6 - 8 p.m.
St. George campus (location provided after registration)
 
This workshop will teach you about your responsibilities and how income taxes are filed in Canada. An expert will discuss the process and answer general questions. Offered by the Centre for International Experience. NOTE: This workshop is intended for international students. 
 
Register online: http://uoft.me/slpscalendar
 
Stage Intimacy Workshop [new]
Tuesday, February 27, 7 - 9 p.m.
Music Room, Hart House (Second Floor, 7 Hart House Circle)
 
This workshop, facilitated by combat and intimacy director Siobhan Richardson, will teach you about the work, choreography, and discussion that goes into bringing intimacy on stage to life. Incredibly relevant in the current climate, this session is ideal for actors, directors, choreographers, and anyone who wants to know more about how to create memorable moments in safe, responsible ways. Offered by Hart House and U of T Spotlight.
 
 
 

 

 

Financial Survival

Wednesday, February 14, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Main Activity Hall, Multi-Faith Centre at Koffler House (Second Floor, 569 Spadina Avenue)

This workshop will provide you with helpful financial resources and information. We will be discussing practical ways of budgeting and reducing spending, dealing with debt, why it is important to file your income taxes every year, as well as tax credits, deductions, government benefits. There will also be an information fair with various resources for students available in the space. Refreshments will be provided. Offered by the Family Care Office and the University of Toronto Students' Union.

Register online: http://familycare.utoronto.ca/events

 

Get Crafty: Photo Frames [new]

Thursday, February 15, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Reading Room, Hart House (Main Floor, 7 Hart House Circle)

This series of drop-in craft workshops will teach you the skills needed to create a craft. There is a new craft every week and you'll come away with a finished project. This week we will be making frames for your favourite photos. Instruction and materials are provided - as are the tea and cookies. Offered by Hart House.

No registration required.

 

Get Crafty: Coasters [new]

Thursday, February 22, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Reading Room, Hart House (Main Floor, 7 Hart House Circle)

This series of drop-in craft workshops will teach you the skills needed to create a craft. There is a new craft every week and you'll come away with a finished project. This week we will be making coasters for you to give as gifts or display on your table. Instruction and materials are provided - as are the tea and cookies. Offered by Hart House.

No registration required.

 

Involvement Activities

Participate in Alternative Reading Week (AWR) - VERY LIMITED SPACES REMAINING

Join the Centre for Community Partnerships and hundreds of U of T students during the February Reading Week and immerse yourself in three amazing days of volunteerism. Working collaboratively with a group of U of T students, and one of up to 30 local community organizations, you will apply and develop your unique skills and knowledge, engage with social dynamics and issues in our city, and contribute positively to a community-identified need. This year's theme, Learn With and Grow With, aims to honour and value the knowledge of the communities we engage with. A lot of us think of community engagement and volunteering as an opportunity to 'help' or 'give-back', yet there is so much we 'get' when we engage and volunteer in local communities. This is the final call for participants as there are very limited spaces remaining.

For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/ccp/stu-alt-week

Become an iConnect Mentor or Leader [updated]
 
The Centre for International Experience is looking for mentors and leaders to participate in the iConnect International Mentorship Program. This student-lead intercultural mentorship program assists new U of T international students in their academic and cultural transition to university, to Toronto and to Canada through workshops and social events. iConnect Mentors support newly arrived students during their unique cultural transitions. As an iConnect Mentor, you will enhance your international perspectives, cross-cultural and communication skills, and help promote diversity and inclusion by directly supporting your mentees. Meanwhile, iConnect Leaders enhance similar perspectives and skills by providing vital support to iConnect Mentors. The application deadline for both iConnect Mentors and iConnect Leaders is Monday, March 5.
 
For more information and to apply, please visit: http://uoft.me/iconnect
 
NOTE: This involvement activity takes place during the next academic year.
For more involvement activity ideas, please visit the Blueprint website at www.blueprint.utoronto.ca.