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

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

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

Contents

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

Academic Skills

Organizing Your Essay

Saturday, September 22, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Room 120, Woodsworth College (119 St. George Street)

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

 

Using Sources

Saturday, September 22, 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Room 120, Woodsworth College (119 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 22, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Room 120, Woodsworth College (119 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 24, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

eClassroom/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: http://uoft.me/utlworkshopreg

 

Developing Your Thesis

Tuesday, September 25, 4:10 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Room 119, Northrop Frye Hall (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 26, 4:10 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

eClassroom/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: http://uoft.me/utlworkshopreg

 

Building Academic Resilience & Managing Stress

Wednesday, September 26, 5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

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

This workshop will introduce you to the concept of resiliency and will discuss the ways that you can bolster your resiliency, both generally and with respect to your academic work. We will also explore strategies, tools and resources that you can introduce into your life that can help you to find ways of dealing with stress in and outside of school. Offered by Academic Success.

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

 

Building Academic Resilience & Managing Stress

Wednesday, September 26, 5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

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

This workshop will introduce you to the concept of resiliency and will discuss the ways that you can bolster your resiliency, both generally and with respect to your academic work. We will also explore strategies, tools and resources that you can introduce into your life that can help you to find ways of dealing with stress in and outside of school. Offered by Academic Success.

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

 

Essential Research Skills: Finding Scholarly Sources

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

eClassroom/Room 4033, Robarts Library (130 St. George Street)

This workshop will help you recognize the characteristics of a scholarly article, find scholarly sources more efficiently and effectively, select the best places to search for scholarly sources on your topic and design an effective search strategy for your topic. Offered by the U of T Libraries.

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

 

Making Your Sentences Flow 

Saturday, September 29, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Room 119, Woodsworth College (119 St. George Street)

This workshop will show you Ways to construct sentences so your ideas unfold coherently and clearly. Offered by the U of T Writing Centres.

No registration required.

 

Writing Well Under Pressure

Saturday, September 29, 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Room 119, Woodsworth College (119 St. George Street)

This workshop will help you use your time effectively and efficiently to write better assignments and get better marks. Offered by the U of T Writing Centres.

No registration required.

 

Memory and Concentration

Saturday, September 29, 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Room 119, Woodsworth College (119 St. George Street)

This workshop will share time-tested ways of studying effectively and remembering what you’ve learned. Offered by the U of T Writing Centres.

No registration required.

 

Research and Writing Seminar: Writing to Cite 

Monday, October 1, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

This workshop will help you develop effective strategies for academic research and how to correctly incorporate primary and secondary sources into your essays. The workshop will include lecture, hands-on activities and discussion. Offered by the U of T Libraries.

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

 

Organizing Your Essay 

Tuesday, October 2, 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

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

No registration required.

 

Essential Research Skills: Getting Started

Tuesday, October 2, 4:10 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

eClassroom/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: http://uoft.me/utlworkshopreg

 

Essential Research Skills: Finding Scholarly Sources 

Wednesday, October 3, 4:10 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

eClassroom/Room 4033, Robarts Library (130 St. George Street)

This workshop will help you recognize the characteristics of a scholarly article, find scholarly sources more efficiently and effectively, select the best places to search for scholarly sources on your topic, and design an effective search strategy for your topic. Offered by the U of T Libraries.

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

 

Critical Thinking, Reading & Note-taking

Wednesday, October 3, 5:15 p.m.  - 6:45 p.m.

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

This workshop will discuss some reading and note-taking strategies that you can try as you advance in their studies, as well as ways of adapting these strategies to fit your individual needs and preferences. Offered by Academic Success.

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

 

Academic Success Study Hubs

Tuesday, September 25, 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. @ Room 313, Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College Street)

Wednesday, September 26, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. @ VUSAC Back Meeting Room/Room 127, Goldring Student Centre (150 Charles Street West)

Wednesday, September 26, 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. @ Room 313, Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College Street)

Thursday, September 27, 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. @ Room 415, Sussex Court (21 Sussex Avenue)

Thursday, September 27, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. @ First Nations House Lounge, Borden Building North (Third Floor, 593 Spadina Avenue)

Tuesday, October 2, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. @ Main Activity Hall, Multi-Faith Centre at Koffler House (Second Floor, 569 Spadina Avenue)

Wednesday, October 3, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. @ VUSAC Back Meeting Room/Room 127, Goldring Student Centre (150 Charles Street West)

These facilitated study sessions begin with a Learning Strategist or peer helping you to set a realistic study goal. The rest of the time will be dedicated to completing your readings, working on your assignments, or preparing for your exams. If you need some help along the way, the Learning Strategist or peer will be on-hand to provide some useful academic resources. Offered by Academic Success.

No registration required.

 

Communication Cafés

Monday, September 24, 5:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m. @ Rigby Room, St. Hilda’s College (Main Floor, 44 Devonshire Place)

Tuesday, September 25, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. @ Wymilwood Lounge, Goldring Student Centre (150 Charles Street West)

Wednesday, September 26, 5:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m. @ Events Room, Innis College Residence (Main Floor, 111 St. George Street)

Thursday, September 27, 5:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m. @ Room 102, Woodsworth College Annex (123 St. George Street)

Monday, October 1, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. @ Rigby Room, St. Hilda’s College (Main Floor, 44 Devonshire Place) 

Tuesday, October 2, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. @ Wymilwood Lounge, Goldring Student Centre (150 Charles Street West) 

Wednesday, October 3, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. @ Events Room, Innis College Residence (Main Floor, 111 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.

 

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.

Register for the Blueprint program.

Leadership, Equity and Civic Engagement

Returning participants: This is the new name for the Leadership & Civic Engagement section.
 

Creating an Inclusive Environment

Saturday, September 22, 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

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

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 & Mentorship and Peer Programs Teams as part of Learning to Lead.

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

 

Mentoring Conversations

Saturday, September 22, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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

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 Clubs and Leadership Development & Mentorship and Peer Programs Teams as part of Learning to Lead.

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

 

Making it Work: Dialogue

Monday, September 24, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 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 constructive dialogue and provide you with an insight on how to understand other people's perspectives. Offered by Housing Services.

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

 

Surviving Together: A Self-Advocacy Workshop for Indigenous Students with Disabilities

Tuesday, September 25, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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

This workshop will discuss self-advocacy and resources for students who identify as having a disability. We will explore topics such as: knowing your rights as a disabled student, self-advocacy and navigating academic accommodations; campus resources and services for disabled students; and supports available through Students for Barrier-Free Access. Offered by First Nations House and Students for Barrier-Free Access.

NOTE: This workshop is intended for students who identify as having a disability and student advocates.

No registration required.

 

Queer Women on Campus

Thursday, September 27, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

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

This panel discussion features queer women from all levels at U of T, sharing their experiences and exploring what it means to be a queer woman on campus today. You will also learn about helpful campus and community services that are available for LGBTQ+ students. Lunch will be provided. Offered by the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office as part of Queer Orientation.

No registration required.

 

Queer & Trans Students of Colour Discussion 

Friday, September 28, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

This series of facilitated group discussions create spaces for LGBTQ+ Students of Colour and students questioning their gender and/or sexual orientation to come together in a confidential space to share stories and ideas as we build community. This month is our first group discussion of the new academic year and will include a social were we can all get to know one another. Offered by the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office.

NOTE: These sessions are intended for students who identify as LGBTQ+ Students of Colour.

No registration required.

 

 

Effective Facilitation 

Friday, September 28, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 214 College 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.

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

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

 

Creating an Inclusive Environment 

Tuesday, October 2, 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 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 & Mentorship and Peer Programs Teams as part of Learning to Lead.

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

 

Mentoring Conversations 

Tuesday, October 2, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 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 Clubs and Leadership Development & Mentorship and Peer Programs Teams as part of Learning to Lead.

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

 

What is Leadership?

Wednesday, October 3, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Room 321, Sussex Court (21 Sussex Avenue)

This workshop will review what leadership looks like to you, acknowledging that each person may have their own definition of leadership based on experience, feedback, reflection, role models, theory, and through discovering passions and goals. You will also have an opportunity to reflect on your own experiences, explore leadership models, and learn about the evolution of the idea of leadership. Offered by the Clubs and Leadership Development Team.

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

 

Immigration Orientation: Your Rights and Obligations as an International Student 

Wednesday, October 3, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

This workshop will discuss how to maintain your legal status and abide by immigration laws and regulations. We will also discuss eligibility criteria for work (on-campus, off-campus, co-op) and for the post-graduation work permit, getting a social insurance number, required documents for spouse and children, inviting family members to visit you in Canada, and more. Offered by the Centre for International Experience.

NOTE: This workshop is intended for international students.

NOTE: May count as either a Leadership, Equity & Civic Engagement or Career Exploration workshop.

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

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

 

Career Exploration

Returning participants: This is the new name for the Career Development section.

 

Working in Canada

Friday, September 21, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

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

This workshop will discuss your legal rights and obligations when it comes to working in Canada. We will also discuss different types of work permits/authorizations, eligibility criteria for work (on-campus, off-campus, co-op) and for the post-graduation work permit, getting a social insurance number, amending your study permit if it does not authorize you to work, and more. Offered by the Centre for International Experience.

NOTE: This workshop is intended for international students.

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

 

Career Research Resources

Monday, September 24, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 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://clnx.utoronto.ca (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Career Exploration & Education. 

 

Finding Part-Time Work

Tuesday, September 25, 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m

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

This workshop will provide you with resources, tools, and strategies that will assist you in locating and pursuing a summer/temporary/on-campus/research job. We will also discuss how to convey your strengths to potential employers. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

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

 

Own Your Interview

Wednesday, September 26, 12:00 p.m - 1:00 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://clnx.utoronto.ca (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Career Exploration & Education)

 

Career Exploration Orientation

Wednesday, September 26, 5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m

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

This workshop provides an opportunity for you to practice your career exploration skills and gain eligibility to participate in Job Shadowing and In the Field. 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://clnx.utoronto.ca (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Career Exploration & Education)

 

 

 

Event Planning

Thursday, September 27, 1:00 p.m - 3:00 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: http://clnx.utoronto.ca (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Career Exploration & Education)

 

Talking to Professionals

Thursday, September 27, 2:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m

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

This workshop will discuss strategies that will help make talking to professionals easier and provide you with an opportunity to practice the skills needed to build meaningful professional relationships. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

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

 

Effective Facilitation

Friday, September 28, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 214 College 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.

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

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

 

Immigration Orientation: Your Rights and Obligations as an International Student

Wednesday, October 3, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

This workshop will discuss how to maintain your legal status and abide by immigration laws and regulations. We will also discuss eligibility criteria for work (on-campus, off-campus, co-op) and for the post-graduation work permit, getting a social insurance number, required documents for spouse and children, inviting family members to visit you in Canada, and more. Offered by the Centre for International Experience.

NOTE: This workshop is intended for international students.

NOTE: May count as either a Leadership, Equity & Civic Engagement or Career Exploration workshop.

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

 

Resume & Cover Letter

Wednesday, October 3, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 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://clnx.utoronto.ca (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Career Exploration & Education)

 

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

Register for the Blueprint program.

Health and Well-being

 

Move with Pride: Body-Positive Weight-Lifting Basics

Tuesday, September 25, 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Strength & Conditioning Centre, Athletic Centre (55 Harbord Street)

With the guidance of a personal trainer, this workshop will teach you how to perform the five fundamental patterns (squats, lunges, hinges, pushes, and pulls) that serve as the foundation for every movement we perform on a daily basis.  These patterns are applicable to any exercise program and the workout we practice can be utilized during future visits to the gym. Offered by the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education's Diversity & Equity Team as part of Queer Orientation.

NOTE: This workshop is intended LGBTQ+ students.

No registration required.

 

Learn to Train 

Tuesday, September 25, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Room 335, Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport (100 Devonshire Place)

This workshop will explore the difference between working out for strength and increasing muscle mass. You will learn about sets, reps, tempo, and how to apply them to your workout. You will also be provided with a variety of examples and practical tools that will help you maximize your time, focus your efforts, and customize your own training program. No experience required - everyone welcome! Offered by the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education.

No registration required.

 

Boot Camp Fun

Monday, September 24, 12:10 p.m.- 12:55 p.m. @ Fitness Studio, Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport (100 Devonshire Place)

Wednesday, September 26, 1:10 p.m. - 1:55 p.m. @ Dance Studio, Athletic Centre (55 Harbord Street)

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

No registration required.

 

Dance Fire

Monday, September 24, 8:10 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Exercise Room, Hart House (Lower Level, 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 27, 12:10 p.m. - 1:00 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 27, 5:10 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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

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

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

No registration required.

 

Reading Abrahamic Scriptures Together

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

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

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

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

 

MoveU Culture Moves

Thursday, September 27, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Fitness Centre, Hart House (Lower Level, 7 Hart House Circle)

This workshop will showcase a variety of dances and the cultures that inspired them. The workshop features Powwow Sweat, which will focus on traditional Indigenous dance and culture, taught by Nichole Leveck. Offered by MoveU and U of T student groups.

No registration required.

 

 

Better Breath 

Wednesday, October 3, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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

This workshop will explore the benefits of restorative breath, teach you new techniques for relaxation, such as muscle tension reduction, and provide you with tips for taking time to pause and recharge. Offered by Health & Wellness.

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

Directions and more information can be found here: http://uoft.me/hwcbb17

 

Ballet Fit

Monday, September 24, 10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Monday, October 1, 10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Activities Room, Hart House (Lower Level, 7 Hart House Circle)

These energizing, inclusive fitness classes feature ballet, cardio, yoga, and Pilates, and combines these four techniques to increase full body agility, flexibility, strength and posture. No experience required - everyone welcome! Offered by Hart House.

No registration required.

 

Mindfulness Moment

Tuesday, September 25, 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 2, 4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

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

No registration required.

 

BollyX 

Tuesday, September 25, 6:30 p.m. - 7:25 p.m.

Tuesday, October 2, 6:30 p.m.- 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, September 27, 5:10 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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

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

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

No registration required.

 

Reading Abrahamic Scriptures Together

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

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

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

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

 

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 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.

 

U Rent: Tenancy Agreement

Wednesday, September 26, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 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.

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

 

Get Crafty

Thursday, September 27, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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

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

No registration required

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Reality Equipment Orientation

Thursday, September 27, 2:10 p.m. - 3:00 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.

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

Involvement Activities

Delve Deeper into Culture with the Intercultural Learning Program 

The Intercultural Learning Program (ILP) is a way to build your intercultural skills, discover how your own cultural identities shape the way you understand and operate in the world, and recognize culture at work in your everyday experiences. Simply immersing yourself in a different culture does not automatically lead to deeper intercultural awareness; growing your intercultural understanding depends on a blend of personal motivation and guided learning. This guided learning comes in the form of an introductory workshop, experiential components, participation in peer-led discussion groups, and a debrief workshop. If you are interested in participating in the ILP, there are three introductory workshops coming up on at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28, and 5:00 p.m. on October 26.

For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/cie/ilp

 

Celebrate Diversity and Our Common Humanity with the Spirit Singers 

Like to sing? Want to make the world a better place? Then perhaps you may be interested in joining a non-auditioned choral ensemble of U of T students that celebrates diversity and fosters interfaith, intercultural understanding. The ensemble rehearses from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Monday evenings at the Centre for International Centre (33 St. George Street). The Spirit Singers affirm our common humanity in the quest for peace and justice, while making new friends along the way! The repertoire of the Spirit Singers reflects a wide variety of world views.

For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/mf/spirit-singers

 

 

 

Join a Campus Group 

Joining a campus group can provide amazing opportunities to practice your leadership skills, discover new passions, make a difference in others’ lives, get creative, be physically active, express your opinions, network with other members of the University community, and so much more. With over 800 groups on campus, there's bound to be something that piques your curiosity. Whether you're interested in the arts, community service, global issues, student governance or playing some sweet video games, there is a campus group waiting for you!

For a full listing of clubs and other campus organizations, please visit: http://ulife.utoronto.ca

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