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

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

Academic Skills

 

Understanding the Assignment

Saturday, September 16, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Room 120, Woodsworth College (123 St. George Street)

This workshop will help you make sense of essay topics and get on the right track from the start. Offered by the U of T Writing Centres.

No registration required.

 

Finding Scholarly Sources

Saturday, September 16, 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Room 120, Woodsworth College (123 St. George Street)

This workshop will help you locate the research materials you need more quickly and use them more effectively. Offered by the U of T Writing Centres.

No registration required.

 

Developing Your Thesis

Saturday, September 16, noon - 1 p.m.

Room 120, Woodsworth College (123 St. George Street)

This workshop will discuss how to write clear, focused, forceful thesis statements (and how not to!). Offered by the U of T Writing Centres.

No registration required.

 

Finding Scholarly Sources

Tuesday, September 19, 4:10 - 5 p.m.

Room 119, Northrop Frye Hall at Victoria College (73 Queen's Park Crescent East)

This workshop will help you locate the research materials you need more quickly and use them more effectively. Offered by the U of T Writing Centres.

No registration required.

 

Time Management: Getting Organized & Staying on Track

Wednesday, September 20, 5:15 - 6:45 p.m.

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

This workshop will discuss the practical principles of effective time management and how to apply them to study effectively, reduce stress, and balance your life. Offered by Academic Success.

Register online: Career Learning Network (CLN) 

 

Organizing Your Essay

Saturday, September 23, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Room 120, Woodsworth College (123 St. George Street)

This workshop will help you build coherent, connected arguments using reasoning and evidence. Offered by the U of T Writing Centres.

No registration required.

 

Using Sources

Saturday, September 23, 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Room 120, Woodsworth College (123 St. George Street)

This workshop will discuss how to use summaries, quotations, and paraphrasing correctly and effectively. Offered by the U of T Writing Centres.

No registration required.

 

Revising Your Essay

Saturday, September 23, noon - 1 p.m.

Room 120, Woodsworth College (123 St. George Street)

This workshop will help you improve your editing and proofreading skills. Offered by the U of T Writing Centres.

No registration required.

 

Research and Writing Seminar: Critical Reading

Monday, September 25, 2 - 4 p.m.

Room 306, E.J. Pratt Library (71 Queen’s Park Crescent)

This workshop help you develop critical reading skills and discuss how to incorporate them into the process of research and critical writing. This session concentrates on the skills of analysis and synthesis as they pertain to library research and academic writing. The workshop will include lecture, hands-on activities and discussion. Offered by the U of T Libraries.

Register online: U of T St. George Libraries Workshops 

 

 

Developing Your Thesis

Tuesday, September 26, 4:10 - 5 p.m.

Room 119, Northrop Frye Hall at Victoria College (73 Queen's Park Crescent East)

This workshop will discuss how to write clear, focused, forceful thesis statements (and how not to!). Offered by the U of T Writing Centres.

No registration required.

 

Essential Research Skills: Getting Started

Wednesday, September 27, 4:10 - 5:30 p.m.

e-classroom/Room 4033, Robarts Library (130 St. George Street)

This workshop will focuses on getting started - the hardest part of the research process. We will discuss how to understand what’s required, where to start with an unfamiliar topic, and how to wrestle a broad topic into something more focussed and workable. The workshop will include lecture, hands-on activities and discussion. Offered by the U of T Libraries.

Register online: U of T St. George Libraries Workshops 

 

Building Academic Resilience & Managing the Stress of Being a Student

Wednesday, September 27, 5:15 - 6:45 p.m.

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

This workshop will help you develop a plan to balance your life, and complete your course work, for a successful and less-stressful end of the semester. Offered by Academic Success.

Register online: Career Learning Network (CLN) 

 

Communication Cafés

Friday, September 15, 3 - 4:30 p.m. @ Room 2008, Wilson Hall (40 Willcocks Street)

Monday, September 18, 5 - 6:30 p.m. @ Rigby Room, St. Hilda’s College (Main Floor, 44 Devonshire Place)

Wednesday, September 20, 5 - 6:30 p.m. @ Events Room, Innis College Residence (Main Floor, 111 St. George Street)

Thursday, September 21, 5 - 6:30 p.m. @ Room 102, Woodsworth College Annex (123 St. George Street)

Friday, September 22, 3 - 4:30 p.m. @ Room 2008, Wilson Hall (40 Willcocks Street)

Monday, September 25, 5 - 6:30 p.m. @ Rigby Room, St. Hilda’s College (Main Floor, 44 Devonshire Place)

Wednesday, September 27, 5 - 6:30 p.m. @ Events Room, Innis College Residence (Main Floor, 111 St. George Street)

Thursday, September 28, 5 - 6:30 p.m. @ Room 102, Woodsworth College Annex (123 St. George Street)

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.

 

Academic Success Study Hubs

Tuesday, September 19, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. @ Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 214 College Street)

Wednesday, September 20, 3 - 5 p.m. @ First Nations House, Borden Building North (Third Floor, 563 Spadina Avenue)

Thursday, September 21, 10 a.m. - noon @ Baldwin Room, Centre for International Experience at Cumberland House (Main Floor, 33 St. George Street)

Tuesday, September 26, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. @ Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 214 College Street)

Wednesday, September 27, 3 - 5 p.m. @ First Nations House, Borden Building North (Third Floor, 563 Spadina Avenue)

Thursday, September 28, 10 a.m. - noon @ Baldwin Room, Centre for International Experience at Cumberland House (Main Floor, 33 St. George Street)

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.

 

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

 

Intercultural Communication NOTE: This workshop has been cancelled.

Monday, September 18, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

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

This workshop aims to have you re-think culture, recognize culture in daily interactions, and strengthen intercultural communication skills. We will also explore how our individual experiences have shaped how we engage with others. Offered by the Centre for International Experience.

Register online: Learning to Lead registration 

 

Creating an Inclusive Environment

Thursday, September 21, 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

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

This workshop will explore the idea of inclusiveness and the creation of an inclusive environment. We will discuss the aspects of power and how this is impacted as a leader. By the end of this session you will have some strategies to create a welcoming, open environment. Offered by the Clubs and Leadership Development team.

Register online: Learning to Lead workshops registration 

 

Mentoring Conversations

Thursday, September 21, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

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

This workshop will provide you with an introduction to mentorship, and how mentorship and leadership are interconnected. You will be able to practice listening and discovering more with the power of empathy. You will also learn about barriers with developing relationships and practice goal setting, strength based conversations and feedback. Offered by the Mentorship and Peer Programs team.

Register online: Learning to Lead workshops registration 

 

Intercultural Communication

Thursday, September 21, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

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

This workshop aims to have you re-think culture, recognize culture in daily interactions, and strengthen intercultural communication skills. We will also explore how our individual experiences have shaped how we engage with others. Offered by the Centre for International Experience.

Register online: Learning to Lead workshops registration 

Intercultural Communication

Monday, September 25, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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

This workshop aims to have you re-think culture, recognize culture in daily interactions, and strengthen intercultural communication skills. We will also explore how our individual experiences have shaped how we engage with others. Offered by the Centre for International Experience.

Register online: Learning to Lead workshops registration 

 

Refining Your Skills: Group Dynamics

Wednesday, September 27, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Room 321, Sussex Court (21 Sussex Avenue)

This workshop will help you discover your own working style and how it influences your interactions with others. You will explore group dynamics and reflect on how a better understanding of these interactions can improve your leadership and communication skills. Offered by the Clubs and Leadership Development team.

Register online: Learning to Lead workshops registration 

 

The Blanket Exercise: The Experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Wednesday, September 27, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

King’s College Circle

This highly-participatory learning experience teaches the Indigenous rights history we’re rarely taught. Developed in response to the 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, the Blanket Exercise covers over 500 years of history. Participants take on the roles of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Standing on blankets that represent the land, you will walk through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance, and be drawn into the experience by reading scrolls and carrying cards which ultimately determine your outcomes. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the Blanket Exercise effectively educates and increases empathy. The exercise is followed by a debriefing session. Offered by First Nations House, Hart House, and the Multi-Faith Centre.

Register by email at: multi.faith@utoronto.ca

 

Intercultural Communication

Thursday, September 28, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

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

This workshop aims to have you re-think culture, recognize culture in daily interactions, and strengthen intercultural communication skills. We will also explore how our individual experiences have shaped how we engage with others. Offered by the Centre for International Experience.

Register online: Learning to Lead workshops registration 

 

 

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 Development

 

Career Exploration Orientation

Monday, September 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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

This workshop provides an opportunity for you to practice your career exploration skills and gain eligibility to participate in all Career Exploration programs (i.e. 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: Career Learning Network (CLN) 

 

Talking to Professionals

Tuesday, September 19, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 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: Career Learning Network (CLN) 

 

Interview and Resume Workshop: Hosted by Toronto Hydro

Friday, September 22, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Shoppers Drug Mart Room/Room 108, Multi-Faith Centre at Koffler House (569 Spadina Avenue)

This workshop provides a special opportunity for you to enhance your resume and practice interview skills with recruitment team members from Toronto Hydro. Although open to all students, this chance to get feedback and advice from industry experts may be especially helpful for students in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science programs. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

Register online: Career Learning Network (CLN) 

 

Social Media for Student Staff

Monday, September 25, 1 - 3 p.m.

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

This workshop will explore how to have great conversations, how to stay out of trouble, and how to help your audience. Although part of the Work Study Training Program, this session is open to all students. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

Register online: Career Learning Network (CLN) 

LinkedIn Lab

Monday, September 25, 3 - 5 p.m.

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

This workshop will teach you how to incorporate social media strategies into your networking and job search, update your LinkedIn profile so that it’s attractive to employers, and make new contacts and learn about available positions. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

Register online: Career Learning Network (CLN) 

 

Career Exploration Orientation

Tuesday, September 26, 4 - 6 p.m.

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

This workshop provides an opportunity for you to practice your career exploration skills and gain eligibility to participate in all Career Exploration programs (i.e. 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: Career Learning Network (CLN) 

Career Research Resources

Wednesday, September 27, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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

This workshop will explore where to get the latest and most reliable online information about employers and the labour market. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

Register online: Career Learning Network (CLN) 

 

Event Planning

Wednesday, September 27, 3 - 5 p.m.

South Sitting Room, Hart House (Third Floor, 7 Hart House Circle)

This workshop will discuss the foundations of running a great on-campus event, helpful tips and templates, and other practical knowledge that will guide you in designing and executing successful events. You will also have an opportunity to network with others and you will leave with a helpful event planning toolkit. Although part of the Work Study Training Program, this session is open to all students. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

Register online: Career Learning Network (CLN) 

 

Career Exploration Orientation

Wednesday, September 27, 4 - 6 p.m.

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

This workshop provides an opportunity for you to practice your career exploration skills and gain eligibility to participate in all Career Exploration programs (i.e. 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: Career Learning Network (CLN) 

 

Effective Facilitation

Thursday, September 28, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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

This workshop will teach you helpful techniques when facilitating groups. We will also be practicing skills to effectively facilitate focused and inclusive meetings, sessions and workshops. Although part of the Work Study Training Program, this session is open to all students. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

Register online: Career Learning Network (CLN) 

 

Own Your Interview

Thursday, September 28, 12 - 1 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: Career Learning Network (CLN) 

 

Practice Your Interview

Thursday, September 28, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 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: Career Learning Network (CLN) 

 

 

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

 

Food for Thought

Tuesday, September 19, 1 - 2 p.m.

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

This workshop, led by Hart House’s nutritionist, Heather Allen, explores topics related to nutrition tailored to the student experience. You will also have a chance to share your own stories and get the answers to your burning nutrition questions - along with enjoying some samples from food prep demos. Offered by Hart House.

No registration required.

 

Food for Thought

Tuesday, September 26, 1 - 2 p.m.

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

This workshop, led by Hart House’s nutritionist, Heather Allen, explores topics related to nutrition tailored to the student experience. You will also have a chance to share your own stories and get the answers to your burning nutrition questions - along with enjoying some samples from food prep demos. Offered by Hart House.

No registration required.

 

Queer & Trans Family Planning

Thursday, September 28, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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

This discussion seeks to answer your questions about family planning, including fertility, home and clinic insemination, sperm banks, adoption, co-parenting, single parenting, non-biological and social (non-biological) parenting, surrogacy, family configurations and family recognition. Offered by the Family Care Office as part of Queer Orientation.

Register online: Family Care Office Events 

 

Boot Camp Fun

Friday, September 15, 12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

Monday, September 18, 12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

Tuesday, September 19, 7:30 - 8:25 a.m.

Wednesday, September 20, 12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

Friday, September 22, 12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

Monday, September 25, 12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

Tuesday, September 26, 7:30 - 8:25 a.m.

Wednesday, September 27, 12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

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

These energizing, inclusive fitness classes offer a challenging total body workout, including cardio, intervals, sports conditioning, core conditioning, kickboxing, and muscular conditioning. No experience required - everyone is welcome! Offered by the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education.

No registration required.

 

 

Dance Fire

Monday, September 15, 8:10 - 9 p.m.

Monday, September 23, 8:10 - 9 p.m.

Exercise Room, Hart House (7 Hart House Circle)

These energizing, inclusive fitness classes feature a fusion of African, Caribbean, Urban and Latin rhythms to get your heart pumping and your feet stomping. No experience required - everyone is welcome! Offered by Hart House.

No registration required.

 

Tai Chi

Thursday, September 21, 12:10 - 1 p.m.

Thursday, September 28, 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.

 

Brown Girls Yoga

Thursday, September 21, 5:10 - 6 p.m.

Thursday, September 28, 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 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 Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, who currently or formerly identify as woman/girl.

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 

 

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

Personal Interest

[Please 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.]

 

Orientation for Students with Family Responsibilities

Saturday, September 16, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Room 5150, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (252 Bloor Street West)

This orientation session is an opportunity for students with family responsibilities to learn about programs, services, and supports available on campus, and to discover strategies for adjusting to university life through insights from current student parents. Childcare and lunch will be provided. Partners/spouses are welcome. Offered by the Family Care Office.

NOTE: This session is intended for students with family responsibilities.

Register by email at: family.care@utoronto.ca

 

Lunch Box Talk

Tuesday, September 19, noon - 1:30 p.m.

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

This series of informal conversations is an opportunity for you to interact with professors and alumni, and explore a wide variety of topics in a small group setting. You will hear and share stories about getting involved on campus and discuss ways to gain experience outside the classroom. This week's guests are Mark Kingwell, Sean Caffrey, Ikem Opara, and Rose Lin. Tea and treats will be provided. Offered by Hart House.

Register online: Register for Lunch Box Talk 

 

Mini-Rent Smart: Tenancy Agreement

Wednesday, September 20, 12:30 - 1 p.m.

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

This workshop will discuss the essentials of tenancy agreements, including how to spot missing or incorrect information, as well as on and off-campus resources. Offered by Housing Services.

Register online: Register for Mini-Rent Smart: Tenancy Agreement 

 

Get Crafty: Geo-Magnets & Painted Bead Keychains

Thursday, September 21, 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 creating geo-magnets and painted bead keychains. Instruction and materials are provided - as are the tea and cookies. Offered by Hart House.

No registration required

First Nations House Orientation

Friday, September 22, 11 a.m. - noon

First Nations House, Borden Building North (Third Floor, 563 Spadina Avenue)

This orientation session is an opportunity for new Indigenous students to learn about the programs, services, and supports available through First Nations House, and how to start getting involved in campus life. Offered by First Nations House.

NOTE: This session is intended for new Indigenous students.

Register by email at: fnh.info@utoronto.ca

 

Get Crafty: Cyanotypes

Thursday, September 21, 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 creating cyanotypes (direct printing with sunlight). Instruction and materials are provided - as are the tea and cookies. Offered by Hart House.

No registration required.

 

Audition Workshop

Tuesday, September 26, 7 - 9 p.m.

Hart House Theatre (7 Hart House Circle)

This workshop will focus on developing the essential skills of auditioning: how to prepare, audition room etiquette, and dealing with nerves. You will also do some hands-on work with monologues in preparation to take what you learn straight to the audition room. Please be prepared to work on a monologue of your choosing (ideally one you've already memorized) that is no more than three minutes in length. This session is facilitated by Carly Chamberlain, National Theatre School grad and veteran Hart House Theatre director, who will be joined by Geoffrey Armour, a professional actor. Offered by Hart House Theatre and U of T Spotlight.

Register online: Hart House Audition Workshop 

Involvement Activities

 

 

Develop Your Leadership Skills at the Ulife Conference

The Ulead conference is a one-day conference, taking place on Saturday, September 30, from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., for executives or members of a U of T club or student group. This year's conference theme is "Avoiding Burnout: A Balancing Act" and will be a space to discuss topics around balance, prioritization and setting boundaries so that you can set yourself up for sustainable success. The conference program begins with an incredible panel of speakers who will share their U of T experience, followed by a variety of workshops designed for all levels of leadership, and ends with a practical case study competition. The deadline for registration is Monday, September 18, at 4 p.m.

For more information and to register, please visit: Ulead Conference

NOTE: Participation in the Ulead conference may also count towards your Blueprint workshop requirements. Please e-mail blueprint@utoronto.ca for more information.

 

Have Your Voice Heard on the Task Force on Race and Indigeneity

The Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education has set out to reflect, examine, critique, and take action on issues of race and Indigeneity as they work to realize the Faculty’s vision and values. If you are interested in contributing to this process, you are encouraged to apply to join one of four working groups as part of the Faculty’s Task Force on Race and Indigeneity. The working groups are as follows: Student Recruitment, Admission, Success and Retention; Staff & Faculty Recruitment, Retention and Advancement; Curriculum, Research, Pedagogy and Learning; and Recreation & Sport, Community Outreach and Recruitment. Working groups will meet once per month between October and March. Groups will present their final reports to the Task Force in March, and the final Task Force report will be submitted in June to the Dean of the Faculty. Applications are due by Friday, September 22.

To apply, please visit: Task Force on Race and Indigeneity

 

 

Participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-Up

On Saturday, September 23, from 1 - 6 p.m., join us to help keep the city clean, increase your environmental awareness, showcase your leadership skills and engage with other U of T students! Organised by the World Wildlife Foundation and Vancouver Aquarium, and in partnership with U of T's Centre for Community Partnerships, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a national grassroots program that seeks to promote an understanding and awareness of shoreline litter issues by encouraging Canadians to take part in shoreline rehabilitation initiatives. Every September, participants head down to their local shorelines to clean up and make a positive contribution towards their communities - this year we will be heading to Woodbine Beach. Bussing to and from the site is provided and will be departing the Multi-Faith Centre at Koffler House (569 Spadina Avenue) at 1 p.m. that afternoon.

For more information and to register, please visit: Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-Up 

 

Share Your Creativity through Medi(t)ations: A Writing and Zine-Making Program

Open to self-identified Black women, Indigenous women and women of colour, this five-week workshop series focuses on short personal essays in poetry and prose forms exploring the intersections of gender, race and spirituality. The first three workshops will explore writing by Black women, Indigenous women and women of colour authors, prompt-based writing in either prose or poetry forms, and peer-workshopping and sharing. The fourth workshop will be a work-shopping and editing session for personal creative pieces inspired and created from our sessions, and in the final workshop we will communally hand-bind and compile pieces from work-shoppers to be put together into a zine format. We will learn the pamphlet stitch and hand-bind zines to take with us to distribute to our communities. The program begins on Wednesday, September 27.

For more information and to register, please visit: Medi(t)ations: A Writing and Zine-Making Program 

 

 

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