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 tracking 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 Blueprint program

Contents

Academic Skills November workshops in the academic skills learning area
Leadership, Equity and Civic Engagement November workshops in the leadership, equity and civic engagement learning area
Career Exploration November workshops in the career exploration learning area
Health and Well-being November workshops in the health and well-being learning area
Personal Interest November workshops that you may be interested in
Involvement Activities This week's highlights

Academic Skills

EndNote Level I: Introduction for Beginners

Tuesday, November 13, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

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

In this introductory hands-on workshop, students will gain an overview of Endnote X9, a desktop citation management tool that allows you to download and store your references from the wealth of the library’s resources, and “automatically” insert them into your paper.

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

 

Excel: Beyond the Basics

Wednesday, November 14, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Map & Data Library Computer Lab, Robarts Library (Fifth Floor, 130 St. George Street)

Learn to create simple charts and graphs, simple calculations, and pivot tables using Microsoft Excel. This workshop also includes an introduction to macros. Very basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel,  keyboarding and mouse skills required.

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

 

Getting Back on Track: Sticking with Your Plan, Dealing with Procrastination, and Maintaining Motivation

Wednesday, November 14, 5.15 - 6.45 p.m.

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

The end of term can be a very stressful time, with big research projects and essays due and final exams looming. This workshop will discuss strategies for working in high-pressure situations and for overcoming procrastination, and students will start to draft a personalized work-plan for the last weeks of term. Offered by Academic Success.

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca  (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Academic Success)

 

Academic Success Study Hubs

Tuesday, November 13, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. @ Baldwin Room, Centre for International Experience at Cumberland House (Main Floor, 33 St. George Street)

Tuesday, November 13, 4 - 6 p.m. @ Room 313, Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College Street)

Wednesday, November 14, 1 - 3 p.m. @ VUSAC Back Meeting Room/Room 127, Goldring Student Centre (150 Charles Street West)

Wednesday, November 14, 3 - 5 p.m. @ Room 313, Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College Street)  

Thursday, November 15, 1 - 3 p.m. @ Room 415, Sussex Court (21 Sussex Avenue)

Thursday, November 15, 3- 5 p.m. @ First Nations Lounge, Borden Building North / First Nations House (593 Spadina Crescent)

Monday, November 19 , 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. @ Room 107, Woodsworth College (119 St. George Street) [new]

Tuesday, November 20, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. @ Baldwin Room, Centre for International Experience at Cumberland House (Main Floor, 33 St. George Street) [new]

Tuesday, November 20, 4 - 6 p.m. @ Room 313, Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College Street) [new]

Wednesday, November 21, 1 - 3 p.m. @ VUSAC Back Meeting Room/Room 127, Goldring Student Centre (150 Charles Street West) [new]

Wednesday, November 21, 3 - 5 p.m. @ Room 313, Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College Street)  [new]

Thursday, November 22, 1 - 3 p.m. @ Room 415, Sussex Court (21 Sussex Avenue) [new]

Thursday, November 22, 3- 5 p.m. @ First Nations Lounge, Borden Building North / First Nations House (593 Spadina Crescent) [new]

These facilitated study sessions begin with a student peer mentor helping you set an achievable SMART study goal for the next two hours. The rest of the session is dedicated time for you to work on your regular homework, do your readings, or prepare an upcoming project or test. Mentors with useful academic resources will be on hand in case you need them. Tea and snacks provided. Offered by Academic Success who have partnered with various groups across the St George campus to support all of our diverse students’ needs.

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, Equity and Civic Engagement

Learning to Lead: Communication and Conflict

Tuesday, November 13, 2 - 3.30 p.m.

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

This workshop will explore how conflict arises and how to transform conflict effectively by moving from fixed positions to understanding peoples interests through various communication techniques. Offered by the Clubs and Leadership Development team.

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca   (under Events & Workshop Calendar > Leadership, Mentorship & Clubs)

 

Learning to Lead: Introverted Leadership

Wednesday, November 14, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Room 321, Sussex Court (21 Sussex Avenue)

This workshop explores the stereotypes around introverts, the strengths of quiet, of introspection, and of empowering all voices on our teams. Offered by the Clubs and Leadership Development team.

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca   (under Events & Workshop Calendar > Leadership, Mentorship & Clubs)

 

Talking with New People

Wednesday, November 14, 4 - 5 p.m.

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

This workshop will work toward enhancing your communication and networking skills. You will discuss tips and techniques for relationship building conversations. Offered by Mentorship and Peer Programs.

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca   (under Events & Workshop Calendar > Leadership, Mentorship & Clubs)

 

Q21: A Conversation Cafe – Finding Community 

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

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

This weekly series of group discussions explore questions regarding to LGBTQ+ communities that are on people's minds today. Connect with students and guest facilitators as we share our thoughts, experiences and the questions that keep running through our minds. Each week will have a theme, though everyone is welcome to share their ideas and bring questions. Snacks will be provided. Offered by the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office.

No registration required.

Transformation through Visioning

Thursday, November 15, 12 - 1.30 p.m.

Room 321, Sussex Court (21 Sussex Avenue)

Vision and values are two of the most important leadership tools used in transformation of an organization, rebuilding a group, or for personal development and intention setting. Within this workshop students will be able to understand more about values and what visioning looks like in relation to these values. Offered by the Clubs and Leadership Development team.

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca   (under Events & Workshop Calendar > Leadership, Mentorship & Clubs)

 

Learning to Lead: Goal Setting & Reflection [new]

Monday, November 19, 4 - 5.30 p.m.

Room 321, Sussex Court (21 Sussex Avenue)

What is important to you; what are your interests, values, and goals? This interactive workshop will challenge you to clarify the goals you want to set and work towards in various areas of your life. We will lead you through a guided reflection to help you discover and identify personal, academic, and professional goals during your time at UofT.

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca   (under Events & Workshop Calendar > Leadership, Mentorship & Clubs)

 

Starting & Running a New Club on Campus [new]

Wednesday, November 21, 12 - 1 p.m.

Room 321, Sussex Court (21 Sussex Avenue)

Join us for the ‘Starting & Running a New Club’ workshop. In one hour, we will overview all of the necessary information to get you connected to resources, leadership development opportunities and critical services that will help your club be successful this year!

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca  (under Events & Workshop Calendar > Leadership, Mentorship & Clubs)

 

Challenging Islamophobia [new]

Wednesday, November 14, 5 - 7 p.m.

Multi-Faith Centre

Witnessed Islamophobia and wondered how you could’ve helped? Register for the Challenging Islamophobia as an ally workshop.

Register by email: multi.faith@utoronto.ca 

 

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

Career Exploration

Career Chats

Thursday November 15, 12 - 1 p.m.

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

Join a small group of your peers and a Career Educator for a Career Chat, where you will learn from each other and unpack questions to develop a personal networking strategy. snacks will be provided. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

No registration required. For session topics please check http://clnx.utoronto.ca  for the session topic (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Career Exploration & Education)

 

Applying online for a study permit, work permit or visa 2018/2019

Tuesday, November 13, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Centre for International Experience at Cumberland House (Main Floor, 33 St. George Street)

This workshop will provide information on applying for a study permit, including topics such as navigating the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website, completing online eligibility questionnaire, completing and and validating the required forms and replying to immigration officers' requests. Offered by Centre for International Experience.

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

 

Career Research Resources

Tuesday, November 13, 1 - 3 p.m.

Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Seminar Room, 214 College Street)

This session will guide you through key research resources which can help you get the latest and most reliable online information about a particular field or industry, employers and the labour market. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca   (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Career Exploration & Education)

 

Career Exploration Orientation

Wednesday, November 14, 2 - 4 p.m.

Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Seminar Room, 214 College Street)

Practice your career exploration skills, participate in networking activities, and learn about how our programs help you in your career exploration process. Bring your laptop or mobile device. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca   (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Career Exploration & Education)

 

Entrepreneurial Mindset & Ideas

Thursday, November 15, 3 - 5 p.m.

Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Seminar Room, 214 College Street)

This session will explore how you can activate an entrepreneurial mindset and how entrepreneurial thinking can help you in managing your career.  Whether you are thinking about starting your own business or want to take an entrepreneurial approach in your career planning, this workshop can help you identify key competencies, strategies and resources to get you started. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca   (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Career Exploration & Education

Own Your Interview [new]

Friday, November 16, 12 – 1 p.m.

Student Success Seminar Room - Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College)

Interviews can be intimidating, but the key to success is being ready! This session will help you better prepare for an interview, and offer strategies to create captivating stories about your accomplishments that you can showcase to potential employers. 

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca   (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Career Exploration & Education)

 

Practice Your Interview [new]

Friday, November 16, 1:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Student Success Seminar Room - Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College)

This session will give you an opportunity to practice and improve your interview skills. Working with peers, you will practice identifying potential questions, preparing your responses and communicating your accomplishments. Please bring a copy of your résumé and a job description of a position that interests you.

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca   (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Career Exploration & Education)

 

Know Your Skills [new]

Monday, November 19, 1 – 3 p.m.

Student Success Seminar Room - Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College)

This session will help you learn how to identify and articulate your skills, and feel more confident in communicating your experiences to professionals and employers.

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca   (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Career Exploration & Education)

 

Resume & Cover Letter [new]

Tuesday, November 20, 1 – 3 p.m.

Student Success Seminar Room - Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College)

Learn strategies to create a more effective and captivating resume! In this interactive session, your peers will help you review and strengthen your resume. Please bring a copy of your résumé (print or digital) as well as a job posting.

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca   (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Career Exploration & Education)

 

Engaging in Co-Curricular Research [new]

Tuesday, November 20, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Student Success Seminar Room - Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College)

Learn about what your work as an undergraduate co-curricular researcher might look like and how you can look for and apply to a curricular research opportunity, including using the recently launched Research Catalogue

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca   (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Career Exploration & Education)

 

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

Reading Abrahamic Scriptures Together 

Thursday, November 15, 4:10 - 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Room, Multi-Faith Centre at Koffler House (Third Floor, 569 Spadina Avenue)

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. Offered by the Multi-Faith Centre.

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

 

Brown Girls Yoga

Thursday, November 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 Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, who currently or formerly identify as female 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 Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, who currently or formerly identify as female.

No registration required.

 

Mindful Yoga and Meditation

Tuesday, November 13, 1:10 - 1:55 p.m. @ Athletic Centre dance studio, 55 Harbord Street

Wednesday, November 14,  5:30 - 6 p.m. @ Goldring Centre fitness studio, 100 Devonshire Place

Friday, November 16, 1:10 - 1:55 p.m. @ Athletic Centre dance studio, 55 Harbord Street  [new]

Monday, November 19,  5:30 -6 p.m. @ Goldring Centre fitness studio, 100 Devonshire Place [new]

Tuesday, November 20, 1:10 - 1:55 p.m. @ Athletic Centre dance studio, 55 Harbord Street [new]

Wednesday, November 21,  5:30 - 6 p.m. @ Goldring Centre fitness studio, 100 Devonshire Place [new]

Be more calm, confident and centered. Practice mindfulness meditation with yoga to increase relaxation, resiliency, and focus. These classes are part of the Mindful Moments program.

No registration required.

Better Sleep

Wednesday, November 14, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Group Room A, Koffler Student Services Centre (Second Floor, 214 College Street)

This workshop will explore what you can do to improve your sleep and feel more rested and refreshed. Offered by Health & Wellness.

NOTE: Attending the Better Breath workshop prior to this workshop is recommended, but not required.

Register by phone with Health & Wellness: 416-978-8030

Directions and more information can be found here: http://uoft.me/hwcbs17

 

Food, Medicine and Memory [new]

Wednesday, November 14, 5:30 - 8:30pm
First Nations House (3rd Floor, 563 Spadina Ave)

In addition to providing nutrition and energy, food helps us to recover, remember and (re)connect. We would invite you to join us in an evening at First Nations House with John Croutch and Robert Sleeper: preparing Indian Tacos, learning about food security and food sovereignty, and having a conversation about our relationships with food and the land on which we are being.

Register online: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9uANWBpZSvQb4TNcp7zGCBQ2wVeeMYdoDYLwgAniQNUvQxA/viewform?fbclid

 

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 classes has been included above. For a full listing, please visit: Athletic Centre & Goldring Centre: http://uoft.me/kpegroupfit  | Hart House: http://harthouse.ca/fitness/drop-in-fitness

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: http://uoft.me/mindfulmoments

Personal Interest

[NOTE: the workshops listed below are in this section as they may not fit into the sections above. That said, ANY workshop that interests you (including those listed above) can be counted as your Personal Interest workshop.]

 

Get Crafty 

Thursday, November 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. Instruction and materials are provided - as are the tea and cookies. Offered by Hart House.

No registration required

 

How to get published

Tuesday, November 13, 6 - 8 p.m.

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

A panel of publishers and writers share their experiences in the publishing industry and how to get published. A Q&A will follow the panel. Light refreshments provided. Offered by Hart House.

No registration required

 

Cyanotype Workshop

Wednesday, November 14, 1 - 4 p.m.

Dark Room, Hart House (7 Hart House Circle)

This workshop is an introduction to a unique historical printing process. Participants will leave with a few prints and the ability to make cyanotypes at the Hart House Camera Club! All materials, except a clipboard, are included. Offered by Hart House.

No registration required

Re-Imagining your Residence Application Portal

Wednesday, November 14, 2 - 6 p.m.

Copper Room, Second Floor, Goldring Centre (150 Charles St. West)

This workshop will evaluate how students approach the residence application process for on-campus residence at U of T. Topics covered include what students desire from an intuitive system and where their expectations may fall short. Offered by Housing Services and The Innovation Hub.

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

 

Own Your Financial Future [new]

Wednesday, November 21, 5-6 p.m.
South Sitting Room, Hart House (7 Hart House Circle)

Are you a U of T student? This 60-minute session will teach you how credit works and what debt can do to your financial plans, plus practical ways to take control of your finances. Brought to you by the Hart House Finance Committee in partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA).
Register online: http://harthouse.ca/events/own-your-financial-future-3/

Indigenous Student Community Dinner [new]

Monday, November 19th from 5pm-7pm

First Nations House (3rd Floor, 563 Spadina Ave)

An opportunity for indigenous students to connect with on andother and learn more about campus services & resources.

Register online: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIYnr11cINXLPrixAy8_ZU9uzoEXl0FpvIt6dtdFOfgfTYhA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1s-XRInCrdxb78kVQulczE1jcqGLmbQvuOiyOIHfBw50Q1ARGCQjDyK-s  OR drop by.

Involvement Activities

Meet with a Learning Strategist

Before exams hit, you may wish to pay a visit to Academic Success and meet with a Learning Strategist for individualized support. In these meetings, you can learn to manage time and address procrastination issues and stress; develop new strategies, including active studying, reading and note-taking, and exam preparation; and improve your research, writing, and presentation skills. These meetings are a great way to learn actively by reflecting on your experience and practicing new strategies right then and there.

For more information and to make an appointment, please visit: http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/asc/hours

 

Participate in City Building, Careers with Impact

On November 15, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. chat with professionals who are working to make a positive impact on our city, discuss your own ideas, learn about diverse career pathways within city building and start planning for an impactful career. In collaboration with the School of Cities, Geography and Planning, Hart House Social Justice Committee, CCP, Hart House, the Urban Studies Department, Career Exploration and Education, and social impact organizations off-campus, this event will welcome over 80 U of T students, alumni, faculty, staff and small, medium and large organizations/community partners from a range of industries and government sectors, with a social impact mandate or project. This event will spark your curiosity and demonstrate how you can connect your values of contributing to the community, and our city, while finding meaningful work. For information and to register visit http://clnx.utoronto.ca  (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Career Exploration & Education).

 

Alternative Reading Week [new]

Immerse yourself in three days of volunteering with community organizations at this year's February Alternative Reading Week. Make meaningful contributions, build relationships, and learn more about the City of Toronto. ⭐ Bonus: CCR approved!
Register online.

 

For involvement activity ideas, please visit the Blueprint website at www.blueprint.utoronto.ca.