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

 

Indigenous Student Lunch & Learn [new]

Friday, November 17, 12 - 2 p.m.

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

This workshop will discuss what spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental wellness means to you at university. You will also learn helpful study tips from our Aboriginal Learning Strategist and experience what it's like to have a mentor. Lunch will be provided. Offered by First Nations House and the First in the Family Peer–Mentor Program.

NOTE: This session is intended for indigenous students.

NOTE: May count as either an Academic Skills or Health & Well-being workshop.

Register online: http://uoft.me/fitffridays1718

 

What Motivates You?

Friday, November 17, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Room 261, University College (15 King’s College Circle)

This workshop will discuss research and insights from the psychology of motivation that can support your academic success. During this session, you will complete a self-assessment that will reveal sources of your own academic motivation and learn how your motivational orientation may affect your satisfaction and success at university. A meal will be provided. Offered by Innis College and open to all Arts & Science students.

NOTE: This session is intended for students in the Faculty of Arts & Science.

Register online: http://uoft.me/faswmy17

 

Lunch Box Talk

Tuesday, November 21, 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 professors and alumni, and explore a wide variety of topics in a small group setting. This month, we will discuss getting to know professors outside of the classroom, and learning more about their other classes, research opportunities and other areas of expertise. Tea and treats will be provided. Offered by Hart House.

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-october

 

Getting Back on Track: Building on Your Learning Strengths & Skills [new]

Wednesday, November 22, 5:15 - 7 p.m.

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

This workshop will discuss strategies for studying and working that allow you to capitalize on your strengths when studying for final exams and preparing final papers. Offered by Academic Success.

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

Preparing for Exams & Managing Exam Anxiety [new]

Wednesday, November 29, 5:15 - 7 p.m.

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

This workshop will discuss anxiety and stress management techniques, and will introduce you to resources that are available around campus. We will try out several techniques for reducing anxiety around exams and writing, such as freezing or blanking, and writer's block. Offered by Academic Success.

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

 

Academic Success Study Hubs

Monday, November 20, 2 - 4 p.m. @ VUSAC Back Meeting Room/Room 127, Goldring Student Centre at Victoria College (150 Charles Street West)

Tuesday, November 21, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. @ Room 240, Daniels Building (1 Spadina Crescent) [new]

Tuesday, November 21, 1 - 3 p.m. @ VUSAC Back Meeting Room/Room 127, Goldring Student Centre at Victoria College (150 Charles Street West)

Tuesday, November 21, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. @ Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 214 College Street)

Wednesday, November 22, 3 - 5 p.m. @ First Nations House, Borden Building North (Third Floor, 563 Spadina Avenue) [new]

Thursday, November 23, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. @ Baldwin Room, Centre for International Experience at Cumberland House (Main Floor, 33 St. George Street) [new]

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

Tuesday, November 28, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. @ Room 240, Daniels Building (1 Spadina Crescent) [new]

Tuesday, November 28, 1 - 3 p.m. @ VUSAC Back Meeting Room/Room 127, Goldring Student Centre at Victoria College (150 Charles Street West) [new]

Tuesday, November 28, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. @ Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 214 College Street) [new]

Wednesday, November 29, 3 - 5 p.m. @ First Nations House, Borden Building North (Third Floor, 563 Spadina Avenue) [new]

Thursday, November 30, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. @ Baldwin Room, Centre for International Experience at Cumberland House (Main Floor, 33 St. George Street) [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.

 

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

 

Creating a Culture of Consent

Tuesday, November 21, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Grad Room (66 Harbord Street)

This workshop will focus on how we can all, as a community, respond supportively to survivors of sexual violence and proactively build a culture of consent on campus. You will learn about the new Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment, gain some skills for receiving disclosures supportively, and get a chance to discuss prevention and culture change. Offered by the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre.

Register online: https://bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca

 

Parenting in Today's World: Understanding Indigenous Past & Present Realities and Inclusiveness

Tuesday, November 21, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

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

This workshop is part of a six-session series that discusses Indigenous past & present realities and how to speak about them with your children. During the workshop, you will learn about Canada’s diversity issues, including its impact on racialized and Indigenous people and ongoing indigenous colonization, and you will gain the knowledge and language to introduce your child to Indigenous history and present concerns, including the concepts of identity, racism, and cultural differences. Offered by the Family Care Office and First Nations House.

Register online: http://uoft.me/fcodisgro17

 

Goal Setting & Reflection

Tuesday, November 21, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Room 321, Sussex Court (21 Sussex Avenue)

This workshop will challenge you to clarify the goals you want to set and work towards in various areas of your life. Through guided reflection, you will discover and identify personal, academic, and professional goals during your time at U of T. Offered by the Clubs and Leadership Development team.

Register online: http://uoft.me/l2lreg

 

Multi-Faith Perspectives on Trans Inclusion [updated]

Tuesday, November 21, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

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

This panel discussion will explore present-day trans inclusion in religious communities. You will hear the lived experiences of trans voices from different religious/spiritual traditions, who are exploring the intersection of trans identities and religious life. There will also be opportunity for questions and discussion. Offered by the Multi-Faith Centre, Hillel U of T, Queer(y)ing Religion, and ECUT.

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

Register online: https://tinyurl.com/y9h6lcgm

 

Unfiltered Truth Talks: Developing Literacy Around Privilege and Oppression [new]

Wednesday, November 22, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Multi-Faith Centre, Multi-Purpose Room at Koffler House (Second Floor, 569 Spadina Avenue)

This series of discussions explore issues of race, faith, creed, ethnicity, culture and their intersections. The session will be facilitated by peer facilitators and there will be plenty of opportunities to connect with other students by sharing your ideas, opinions, experiences and questions. In this session, we will unpack privilege and oppression in the context of having difficult conversations around lived experiences and structural inequality. We will also discuss the ethics of activism, calling in versus calling out, and the politics of taking up space during these difficult conversations. Offered by the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office.

No registration required.

Hart House Global Commons: Engaging Institutions through Active Citizenship [new]

Thursday, November 23, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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

This series of international dialogues explore the ways we can engage in our communities and work towards peaceful pluralism. This event focuses on how the state, government actors, and institutions at large contribute to or hinder the conditions needed for a supportive and inclusive society. Connecting virtually with U of T students on all three campuses, and with students at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), the University of Cape Town (South Africa), and Indiana University Bloomington, we will discuss the following questions: What is our role as citizens in developing and increasing agency at the institutional level? How do we challenge institutions to provide improved conditions? Offered by Hart House.

Register online: http://harthouse.ca/events/hart-house-global-commons-2017

 

Understanding and Responding to Micro-Aggressions [new]

Friday, November 24, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

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

This workshop will explore what micro-aggressions are and how understanding them can help us to create more inclusive environments. We will also discuss ways to address them in everyday situations. Offered by the Clubs and Leadership Development team.

Register online: http://uoft.me/l2lreg

 

United We Stand/Take the Knee [new]

Monday, November 27, 6 - 8 p.m.

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

This discussion panel will take a look at the recent anthem protests and the broader history of athletes standing up to social injustice. Panelists include Janelle Joseph, Greg Gary, and Alex Malone. Light refreshments will be provided. Offered by Hart House.

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

Register online: https://tinyurl.com/y9jpvuf6

 

Parenting in Today's World: Understanding Indigenous Past & Present Realities and Inclusiveness [new]

Tuesday, November 28, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

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

This workshop is part of a six-session series that discusses Indigenous past & present realities and how to speak about them with your children. During the workshop, you will learn about Canada’s diversity issues, including its impact on racialized and Indigenous people and ongoing indigenous colonization, and you will gain the knowledge and language to introduce your child to Indigenous history and present concerns, including the concepts of identity, racism, and cultural differences. Offered by the Family Care Office and First Nations House.

Register online: http://uoft.me/fcodisgro17

 

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

Tuesday, November 28, 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

 

Encouraging Leadership of Others [new]

Tuesday, November 28, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

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

This workshop will explore how experienced leaders can encourage and engage new and younger members of their group in leadership. Using the lens of Kouzes and Posner’s Leadership Challenge, in which great leaders “enable others to act,” we will strategize ways to create opportunities for other leaders. Offered by the Clubs and Leadership Development team.

Register online: http://uoft.me/l2lreg

 

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

 

Talking to Professionals [new]

Wednesday, November 22, 4 - 6 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: http://cln.utoronto.ca

 

Employment Chat with Specialisterne Canada [new]

Thursday, November 23, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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

This workshop explores job application processes and what supports are available to students who identify as a person on the autism spectrum. After an overview of Specialisterne Canada, we will discuss neurodiversity and employment, the application process, and types of positions available. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions. Offered by Accessibility Services and Career Exploration & Education, in partnership with Specialisterne Canada.

NOTE: This session is intended students who identify as a person on the autism spectrum.

Optional registration via email: rouya.botlani.esfahani@utoronto.ca

 

Own Your Interview [new]

Thursday, November 23, 3 - 4 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

Career Exploration Orientation [new]

Thursday, November 30, 11 a.m. - 1 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: http://cln.utoronto.ca

 

Career Research Resources [new]

Thursday, November 30, 1 - 3 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: http://cln.utoronto.ca

 

Career Chats

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

Thursday, November 23, 4 - 5 p.m. [new]

Tuesday, November 28, 12 - 1 p.m. [new]

Thursday, November 30, 4 - 5 p.m. [new]

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

These informal, small-group, discussion based sessions bring together current students and/or recent graduates, and a Career Educator to unpack and reflect on experiences, challenges, and questions related to career exploration and planning. We will be using a flexible structure, where participants set the agenda and drive the conversation to ensure that you leave with clear next steps. Snacks will be provided. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

No registration required.

 

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

 

What to Eat When You're Expecting (or Plan to Expect) [new]

Friday, November 17, 12 - 1 p.m.

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

This workshop, facilitated by Robert Smith, a Registered Dietitian, will explore healthy eating during pregnancy. We will discuss essential nutrients during pregnancy and how to get them, and some potentially risky foods you might want to avoid. Offered by the Family Care Office and Health & Wellness.

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

 

Indigenous Student Lunch & Learn [new]

Friday, November 17, 12 – 2 p.m.

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

This workshop will discuss what spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental wellness means to you at university. You will also learn helpful study tips from our Aboriginal Learning Strategist and experience what it's like to have a mentor. Lunch will be provided. Offered by First Nations House and the First in the Family Peer–Mentor Program.

NOTE: This session is intended for indigenous students.

NOTE: May count as either an Academic Skills OR Health & Well-being workshop.

Register online: http://uoft.me/fitffridays1718

 

Food for Thought

Tuesday, November 21, 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.

 

Triathlon Seminar [new]

Friday, November 24, 12 - 1 p.m.

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

This workshop, facilitated by triathlon champion Sara Nicholson and Ironman competitor Warren Bathie, will teach you everything you need to know about triathlons, from training and nutrition to race-day prep and post-race recovery. Light refreshments will be provided. Offered by the Hart House Recreational Athletics and Wellness Committee.

Register online: http://hhrawc.eventbrite.ca

 

Food for Thought [new]

Tuesday, November 28, 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.

 

TMC: Total Muscle Conditioning [new]

Friday, November 17, 7:10 - 8 a.m.

Friday, November 24, 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.

 

Beginners Meditation [new]

Tuesday, November 21, 4:10 - 5 p.m.

Tuesday, November 28, 4:10 - 5 p.m.

Abbott Room, St. Hilda's Residence (Main Floor, 44 Devonshire Place - just left of the lobby)

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.

 

BollyX [new]

Tuesday, November 21, 6:30 - 7:25 p.m.

Tuesday, November 28, 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.

 

Brown Girls Yoga

Thursday, November 23, 5:10 - 6 p.m. [new]

Thursday, November 30, 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.

 

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.]

 

 

Stage Combat

Sunday, November 19, 1 - 4 p.m.

Hart House (7 Hart House Circle - ask for room location at The Hub)

This workshop, hosted by Nate Bitton, will provide you with a general overview of stage combat exercises. This workshop will include hand-to-hand combat, review of fight safety, and more. Offered by Hart House and U of T Spotlight.

Register online: http://harthouse.ca/u-of-t-spotlight-workshops

 

Stage Management I

Tuesday, November 21, 7 - 9:30 p.m.

Administrative Offices, Hart House Theatre (7 Hart House Circle)

This workshop will provide you with a general overview of stage management skills and practices. We will explore book work protocols on festival-type shows, accepted professional stage management practices, and tools to take on a stage management role in future. Offered by Hart House and U of T Spotlight.

Register online: http://harthouse.ca/u-of-t-spotlight-workshops

 

 

Get Crafty: Gift Bags & Tags from Recycled Materials [new]

Thursday, November 23, 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 gift bags and tags from recycled materials. Instruction and materials are provided - as are the tea and cookies. Offered by Hart House in partnership with the Sustainability Office.

No registration required.

 

Get Crafty: Beaded Ornaments [new]

Thursday, November 30, 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 beaded ornaments. Instruction and materials are provided - as are the tea and cookies. Offered by Hart House.

No registration required.

 

Financial Literacy: Saving Strategies - Easy Concept, Difficult Reality [new]

Thursday, November 30, 12 - 1 p.m.

South Dining Room, Hart House (Second Floor, 7 Hart House Circle)

This workshop will help you develop saving strategies, gain control over your money, and achieve your financial goals. Offered by the Hart House Finance Committee in partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

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

Register online: https://tinyurl.com/ybdsey4x

Involvement Activities

Learn How to Play the Game: The Invictus Way

On Friday, November 17, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., join Equity Movement in promoting inclusion through adapted physical activity and cultural diversity. Through the day you will be learning about and playing a variety of adapted sports, including wheelchair basketball, five-a-side handball, balls and pins, and seated volleyball. You will also have the opportunity to engage in conversation with our keynote speaker, Christopher Klodt, CPl (Retired), a wheelchair rugby athlete who has competed in the Invictus Games. Food will be provided. Please note that the Athletic Centre is not 100% accessible at all entrances, however the entrances and locations that will be used are fully accessible.

For more information and to register, please visit: https://playthegame2017.eventbrite.ca

 

Join the Conversation on Sex and Gender on Campus [new]

The Office of the Dean of Students at Victoria College invites all students to attend a new conference, Sex and Gender on Campus, on Friday, November 24, 8:30 a.m. – 5p.m., in Alumni Hall of Victoria College. Your voice is welcome in the conversation regarding the challenges of, and movements around, the intersectionality of identity politics in today’s campus climate. In addition to engaging discussion panels, the two keynote addresses will be delivered by Brenda Cossman, Director of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, and Farrah Khan, Sexual Violence Support and Education Coordinator at Ryerson University and Co-Chair of the Ontario Provincial Roundtable on Violence Against Women. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Participation in this conference may also count towards your Blueprint workshop requirements; please emailblueprint@utoronto.ca after the conference to inquire.

For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.vic.utoronto.ca/students/Sex_and_Gender_on_Campus

Participate in Alternative Reading Week (AWR) [new]

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. Phase 1 of registration for AWR is now open and there are a wide variety of fantastic community projects to choose from.

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

 

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