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

Getting Back on Track: Building on Your Learning Strengths and Skills

Wednesday, March 21, 5:15 - 6:45 p.m.
Blackburn Room/Room 4036, Robarts Library (130 St. George Street)
This workshop will discuss strategies for identifying different ways of studying and working so that you can capitalize on your strengths in preparing for final exams and writing final papers. Offered by Academic Success.
 
Register online: http://cln.utoronto.ca
 
Lunch Box Talk
Thursday, March 22, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Music Room, Hart House (Second 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 learn more about the Research Catalogue and increase your confidence in talking to faculty about your research interests. 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.
 
EndNote Level I: Introduction for Beginners [new]
Thursday, March 22, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Instruction Lab, Gerstein Science Information Centre (Second Floor, 9 King's College Circle)
This workshop will provide you with an overview of Endnote X8, 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. Offered by the U of T Libraries.
 
EndNote Level I: Introduction for Beginners [new]
Tuesday, March 27, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Instruction Lab, Gerstein Science Information Centre (Second Floor, 9 King's College Circle)
This workshop will provide you with an overview of Endnote X8, 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. Offered by the U of T Libraries.
 
Preparing for Exams & Managing Exam Anxiety [NEW] 
Wednesday, March 28, 5:15 - 6:45 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 [NEW] 

Tuesday, March 20, 2 - 4 p.m. @ VUSAC Back Meeting Room/Room 127, Goldring Student Centre at Victoria College (150 Charles Street West)
 
Tuesday, March 20, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. @ Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 214 College Street)
 
Wednesday, March 21, 3 - 5 p.m. @ First Nations House, Borden Building North (Third Floor, 563 Spadina Avenue)
 
Thursday, March 22, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. @ Baldwin Room, Centre for International Experience at Cumberland House (Main Floor, 33 St. George Street)
 
Thursday, March 22, 2 - 4 p.m. @ VUSAC Back Meeting Room/Room 127, Goldring Student Centre at Victoria College (150 Charles Street West)
 
Tuesday, March 27, 2 - 4 p.m. @ VUSAC Back Meeting Room/Room 127, Goldring Student Centre at Victoria College (150 Charles Street West) [new]
 
Tuesday, March 27, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. @ Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 214 College Street) [new]
 
Wednesday, March 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.
 
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

Tough Love: A Slam Poetry Workshop on Queer Love & Resilience
Friday, March 16, 3 - 5 p.m.
Room 321, Sussex Court (21 Sussex Avenue)
 
This workshop will focus on the “toughness” of queer love and the resilience of queer and trans folks. We will discuss how spoken word poetry is one form of art that bridges queerness and artistic expression, through the use of different tones, words, puns, performance styles, and feelings - it is both a tool for unpacking and sharing our experiences as LGBTQ+ people. Cho Chua and Mahfam Nikoo will help you explore and write the complex feelings of queer love and struggles. No experience necessary. Offered by the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office.Register by email with the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office: sgdo@utoronto.ca
 
Making It Work: Mediation
Tuesday, March 20, 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 provide you with strategies for working through any conflict you may be experiencing, whether ot be with a landlord, a roommate, an advisor, etc. During the session we will discuss how to mediate and handle interpersonal conflict, help build and maintain positive relationships, and new approaches to communication during conflict. Offered by Housing in partnership with St. Stephen's House. Register online: http://uoft.me/slpscalendar
 
Appreciation
Thursday, March 22, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Room 313, Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College Street)
 
This workshop will explore the important role that appreciation and recognition plays when it comes to an organization's membership retention and fulfilment. You will learn different ways that people like to be appreciated and learn how to give meaningful appreciation based on the recipient. Offered by the Clubs and Leadership Development team. Register online: http://uoft.me/l2lre
 
Meaningful Allyship in the Face of Anti-Semitism
Thursday, March 22, 5 - 7 p.m.
Main Activity Hall, Multi-Faith Centre at Koffler House (Second Floor, 569 Spadina Avenue)
 
This workshop, facilitated by renowned equity trainer Yavilah McCoy, will focus on skill-building and methodologies for allyship across difference, including a special emphasis on anti-Semitism – how it works (differently from other kinds of oppression), how to recognize it, and how to stand in support of your fellow Jewish students experiencing it. Kosher dinner will be provided. Offered by the Multi-Faith Centre, the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office, U of T's Anglican Campus Chaplaincy, Hillel UofT, Hillel Ryerson, and Hillel York.
 
NOTE: To have your participation in this event validated, please e-mail blueprint@utoronto.ca after the event.
 
Tough Love: A Slam Poetry Workshop on Queer Love & Resilience
Friday, March 16, 3 - 5 p.m.
Room 321, Sussex Court (21 Sussex Avenue)
 
This workshop will focus on the “toughness” of queer love and the resilience of queer and trans folks. We will discuss how spoken word poetry is one form of art that bridges queerness and artistic expression, through the use of different tones, words, puns, performance styles, and feelings - it is both a tool for unpacking and sharing our experiences as LGBTQ+ people. Cho Chua and Mahfam Nikoo will help you explore and write the complex feelings of queer love and struggles. No experience necessary. Offered by the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office.Register by email with the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office: sgdo@utoronto.ca
 
Making It Work: Mediation
Tuesday, March 20, 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 provide you with strategies for working through any conflict you may be experiencing, whether ot be with a landlord, a roommate, an advisor, etc. During the session we will discuss how to mediate and handle interpersonal conflict, help build and maintain positive relationships, and new approaches to communication during conflict. Offered by Housing in partnership with St. Stephen's House. Register online: http://uoft.me/slpscalendar
 
Appreciation
Thursday, March 22, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Room 313, Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College Street)
 
This workshop will explore the important role that appreciation and recognition plays when it comes to an organization's membership retention and fulfilment. You will learn different ways that people like to be appreciated and learn how to give meaningful appreciation based on the recipient. Offered by the Clubs and Leadership Development team. Register online: http://uoft.me/l2lre
 
Meaningful Allyship in the Face of Anti-Semitism
Thursday, March 22, 5 - 7 p.m.
Main Activity Hall, Multi-Faith Centre at Koffler House (Second Floor, 569 Spadina Avenue)
 
This workshop, facilitated by renowned equity trainer Yavilah McCoy, will focus on skill-building and methodologies for allyship across difference, including a special emphasis on anti-Semitism – how it works (differently from other kinds of oppression), how to recognize it, and how to stand in support of your fellow Jewish students experiencing it. Kosher dinner will be provided. Offered by the Multi-Faith Centre, the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office, U of T's Anglican Campus Chaplaincy, Hillel UofT, Hillel Ryerson, and Hillel York.
 
NOTE: To have your participation in this event validated, please e-mail blueprint@utoronto.ca after the event.
 
Q21: A Conversation Cafe – Allyship: For Us, By Us [new]
Thursday, March 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 what we need from each other within the LGBTQ+ communities we are a part of. Some questions that will be asked are: When do you need allyship in your life? Do you need it? What do you need from “allyship” exactly? What qualities or traits do you look for when finding different allies in your life? What does allyship look like for trans and non-binary communities? This session will be facilitated by James Didier, a U of T student on hiatus who draws his knowledge from lived experiences as a trans person of colour and as a group and community facilitator. Snacks will be provided. Offered by the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office. 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.
 
 
Confronting Caste [new]
Thursday, March 22, 5:10 - 6:30 p.m.
Emmanuel College (75 Queen's Park Crescent East)
 
This workshop identifies caste structures within the South Asian diaspora and asks the question, is caste at play today? This session is an opportunity to learn together about the background on casteism and how these structures can be seen within our community dynamics even today. Offered by the Multi-Faith Centre.
Register by email with the Multi-Faith Centre: multi.faith@utoronto.ca (please include your name and student number)
 
Equity 101 [new]
Friday, March 23, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Room 313, Koffler Student Service Centre (214 College Street)
 
This workshop explores what equity means and how it relates to our everyday lives, while creating a space for us to think about what commitments we can make around continuing to learn more while putting what we have learned into action. Offered by the Clubs and Leadership Development team.
Register online: http://uoft.me/l2lreg
 
Using Muslimahs to Sell Stuff: A Panel Discussion on the Commercialization of the Hijab [new]
Monday, March 26, 6 - 8 p.m.
Debates Room, Hart House (Second Floor, 7 Hart House Circle)
 
This panel discussion explores how the inclusion of Muslim women, and hijabis in particular, within diversity marketing campaigns of mainstream corporations has been on the rise, and questions the exclusiveness of this imagined 'Muslim woman' image and corporate interests. Panelists Hoda Katebi, Eman Idil Bare, and Shelina Kassam will consider the politics of representation and the connection to capitalism, (settler-)colonialism, nationalism, and imperialism. Light refreshments will be provided. Offered by the Multi-Faith Centre, the Muslim Students' Association, the Black Students' Association, and the Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office.
 
NOTE: To have your participation in this event validated, please e-mail blueprint@utoronto.ca after the event.
Register online: http://bit.ly/2DtpaP8
 
Making it Work: De-escalation [new]
Tuesday March 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 de-escalating tense situations with landlords, roommates, etc. We will discuss how to mediate and handle conflict, how to help build and maintain positive relationships, and new approaches for communicating during conflict. Offered by Housing in partnership With St. Stephen's House.
Register online: http://uoft.me/slpscalendar
 
safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone [new]
Tuesday March 27, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
St. George campus (location provided after registration)
 
This workshop will teach you practical steps to help activate a suicide alert that connects people having thoughts of suicide with more specialized intervention care. All participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training. Offered by the Mentorship and Peer Programs team.
NOTE: May count as either a Leadership & Civic Engagement or Health & Well-being workshop. Register online: http://uoft.me/safetalk1718
 
Moving Up in New Roles and Leadership [new]
Tuesday March 27, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Room 313, Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College Street)
 
This workshop explores what leadership is, accountability, working with others, leading peers, communication, and managing expectations and conflict. This is a great opportunity to meet peers who are also transitioning into new executive roles or positions of leadership within their organizations, and to ask questions and talk about your hopes and fears for your new role. We will discuss goal setting, inspiring a shared vision and planning for next year. Offered by the Clubs and Leadership Development team.
Register online: http://uoft.me/l2lreg
 
Reflection [new]
Wednesday, March 28, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Room 313, Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College Street)
 
This workshop will give you an opportunity to participate in a guided reflection, as well as learn about some tools to guide your group through a reflection process. Offered by the Clubs and Leadership Development team.
Register online: http://uoft.me/l2lreg
 
Home is Toronto?: Making Toronto's Neighbourhoods a Home for All [new]
Wednesday, March 28, 5:30 - 9 p.m.
William Doo Auditorium, New college III (45 Wilcock's Street)
 
This forum event will explore issues of neighbourhood gentrification, access to affordable housing, how cities change, who gets excluded when communities become less affordable, and the effective and innovative ways that residents are organizing and forging change to keep Toronto's neighbourhoods a home for all. A discussion panel will be followed by a keynote address by Caitlin Cahill. Speakers will draw contrasts and comparisons between Brooklyn and Toronto, Food will be provided. Offered by the Centre for Community Partnerships, the Hart House Social Justice Committee, City Studies in partnership with Canadian Harm Reduction Network and United Way Toronto & York Region.
NOTE: To have your participation in this event validated, please e-mail blueprint@utoronto.ca after the event.
 
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

LinkedIn Lab
Friday, March 16, 12 - 2 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, improve your LinkedIn profile to attract potential employers, and establish new contacts to find out about available positions. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.Register online: http://cln.utoronto.ca
 
Earth Sciences Alumni Career Panel [new]
Monday, March 19, 6 - 7 p.m.
Room 1062, Earth Sciences Centre (Huron Street & Bancroft Avenue)
 
This panel discussion features three U of T Earth Sciences alumni who will be sharing their career journeys so far and answering any questions you may have about life after graduation. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.
 
NOTE: To have your participation in this event validated, please e-mail blueprint@utoronto.ca after the event.
Register online: http://cln.utoronto.ca
 
Accommodation & Disclosure in the Workplace [new]
Tuesday, March 20, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 214 College Street)
 
This workshop, facilitated by Mahadeo Sukhai, will provide you with strategies to manage any barriers or challenges to transition to the workplace. We will discuss what disclosure means and how it works (i.e. pros/cons, who to disclose to, how to disclose), and workplace accommodations (i.e. what they are, how they work, how to ask for one). We will do some role playing to build your confidence in your job search process. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.
 
NOTE: May count as either a Career Development or Health & Well-being workshop.
Register online: http://cln.utoronto.ca
 
Resume & Cover Letter
Wednesday, March 21, 12 - 2 p.m.
Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 214 College Street)
This workshop will discuss strategies you can use to create a more effective and captivating resume. During the workshop, your peers will help you review and strengthen your resume, so please bring a copy of your résumé, as well as a job posting, with you to the session. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.
Register online: http://cln.utoronto.ca
 
 
Career Exploration Orientations
Friday, March 16, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. @ Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 214 College Street)
Thursday, March 22, 5 - 7 p.m. @ Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 214 College Street)
 
These workshops will provide 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
 
Career Research Resources
Thursday, March 22, 2 - 4 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

 

Business Resources for Engineers [new]

Friday, March 23, 11:10 a.m. - 12 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.
 
Own Your Interview [new]
Monday, March 26, 1:30 - 2:30 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]
Monday, March 26, 3 - 5 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
 
In addition to what is listed above, other career development workshops on campus may count towards completion of this section. To check eligibility, please e-mail blueprint@utoronto.ca.

Health and Well-being

Clothing Alternations Workshop for Trans & Nonbinary Folks [updated]
Friday, March 16, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 10-204, OISE/Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (252 Bloor Street West)
 
This workshop will teach you how to alter clothing to better fit your body type and gender expression. We will discuss the basic concepts of alteration and machine sewing. You will also have an opportunity to practice beginner hand-sewing and stitching techniques for simpler tailoring projects. This session will be facilitated by expert trans seamster/designer Zavisha. Please bring a simple item of clothing to jump right in (i.e. pants, skirt, shirt) or we will have spare fabric to practice stitching, if you’d like to start small. Light snacks will be provided. Offered by the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office's Gender Talk and LGBTOUT.
 
NOTE: This session is intended for students who identify as trans+ (trans, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, non-binary, or questioning gender identity)
Register by email with the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office: sgdo@utoronto.ca
 
Food for Thought
Tuesday, March 20, 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.
 
Boot Camp Fun
Friday, March 16, 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. @ Fitness Studio, Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport (100 Devonshire Place)
Monday, March 19, 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. @ Fitness Studio, Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport (100 Devonshire Place)
Wednesday, March 21, 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. @ Field House 1, Athletic Centre (55 Harbord Street)
 
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, March 19, 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.
 
Mindful Meditation
Tuesday, March 20, 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.
 
Accommodation & Disclosure in the Workplace [new]
Tuesday, March 20, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 214 College Street)
 
This workshop, facilitated by Mahadeo Sukhai, will provide you with strategies to manage any barriers or challenges to transition to the workplace. We will discuss what disclosure means and how it works (i.e. pros/cons, who to disclose to, how to disclose), and workplace accommodations (i.e. what they are, how they work, how to ask for one). We will do some role playing to build your confidence in your job search process. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.
 
NOTE: May count as either a Career Development or Health & Well-being workshop.
Register online: http://cln.utoronto.ca
 
Brown Girls Yoga
Thursday, March 15, 5:10 - 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 22, 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.
 
Reading Abrahamic Scriptures Together
Thursday, March 15, 5:10 - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 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)
 
Tai Chi [new]
Thursday, March 15, 12:10 - 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 22, 12:10 - 1 p.m.
Main Activity Hall, Multi-Faith Centre at Koffler House (Second Floor, 569 Spadina Avenue)
 
TMC: Total Muscle Conditioning [new]
Friday, March 16, 7:10 - 8 a.m.
Friday, March 23, 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.
 
BollyX [new]
Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 - 7:25 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27, 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.
 
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.
 
Food for Thought [new]
Tuesday, March 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.
 
In addition to what is listed above, other health and well-being workshops, mindfulness workshops, fitness classes, and yoga classes on campus 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 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.]
 
Rent Smart: Off-Campus Housing
Monday, March 19, 7 - 8 p.m.
Room 2007D, Wilson Hall at New College (40 Willcocks Street)
 
This workshop you will help you navigate the Toronto rental market. You will develop skills to develop an action plan to help you find housing, gain a basic understanding of your rights as a tenant and what landlords are looking for in a tenant, and be provided with a tool kit to help get you started on your housing search. Offered by Housing.
Register online: http://uoft.me/slpscalendar
 
Get Crafty: Sunglasses Bags
Thursday, March 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 stylish bags for your stylish sunglasses. Instruction and materials are provided - as are the tea and cookies. Offered by Hart House.
No registration required.
 
Income Tax Information Session [new]
Friday, March 23, 5 - 7 p.m.
Room 128, Lassonde Mining Building (170 College Street)
 
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
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Rent Smart: Off-Campus Housing [new]
Friday, March 23, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Urban, Chestnut Residence (Main Floor, 89 Chestnut Street)
This workshop you will help you navigate the Toronto rental market. You will develop skills to develop an action plan to help you find housing, gain a basic understanding of your rights as a tenant and what landlords are looking for in a tenant, and be provided with a tool kit to help get you started on your housing search. Offered by Housing.
Register online: http://uoft.me/slpscalendar
 
Stage Combat II [new]
Sunday, March 25, 1 - 4 p.m.
Activities Room, Hart House (7 Hart House Circle)
This workshop, facilitated by Nate Bitton, will provide you with an overview of hand-to-hand stage combat, professional practice, and what it’s like to be a fight and movement director. Participants of all levels are welcome, and you are encouraged to bring water and wear comfortable clothes that you are able to move in. Offered by Hart House and U of T Spotlight.
 
Virtual Reality Equipment Orientation [new]
Tuesday, March 27, 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.
 

Involvement Activities

Participate in the IDERD Conference
Leading up to the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD), the Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office is hosting a two-day conference on March 19 & 20. This year's conference will provide an engaging space for critical dialogue through panel and roundtable discussions that take up the theme of anti-racism change in post-secondary institutions through the lenses of resistance, assessment, measurement, and accountability. This year's conference features keynote speaker Natasha Kumar Warikoo, an Associate Professor of Education at Harvard University, a Guggenheim Fellow, and an expert on the relationship between education, racial and ethnic diversity, and cultural processes in universities.
For more information and to register, please visit: http://2018uoftiderd.eventbrite.ca
 
Become an iConnect Mentor or Leader - APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED
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 has been extended to Monday, March 19.
 
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.
Participate in Campus (Re)Conciliations: Second Listenings [new]
The Office of the Dean of Students at Victoria University is pleased to invite all U of T students to participate in Campus (Re)Conciliations: Second Listenings on March 22 & 23. The goal of this conference is to discuss the role of the University in responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action, and to provide a space to learn about different worldviews from Indigenous community members. Over two days there will be a keynote speaker, panel discussions, an Indigenous Cultural Competency training session, and a closing ceremony. Lunch and a light breakfast will be provided.
For more information and to register, please visit: http://uoft.me/3VL