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

 

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

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

Wednesday, September 19, 5:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m. @ Events Room, Innis College Residence (Main Floor, 111 St. George Street)

Thursday, September 20, 5:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m. @ Room 102, Woodsworth College Annex (123 St. George Street)

Friday, September 21, 3:00 p.m - 4:30 p.m. @ Room 2008, Wilson Hall (40 Willcocks Street)

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)

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.
 

The Blanket Exercise: The Experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Thursday, September 20, 4:10 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

King’s College Circle

This interactive learning experience that teaches the Indigenous rights history that we were rarely taught. In support of U of T's commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's recommendation for education on Canadian-Indigenous history as one of the steps to reconciliation, the Blanket Exercise covers 500 years of history in a highly-participatory workshop. Offered by First Nations House, Hart House, and the Multi-Faith Centre.

Register by email: multi.faith@utoronto.ca

 

First Nations House Orientation

Friday, September 21, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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

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

NOTE: This session is intended for new Indigenous students.

Register by email: fnh.info@utoronto.ca

 

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.

 

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)

 

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.

 

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.

 

Boot Camp Fun

Monday, September 17, 12:10 p.m. - 12:55 p.m. @ Fitness Studio, Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport (100 Devonshire Place)

Wednesday, September 19, 1:10 p.m.- 1:55 p.m. @ Dance Studio, Athletic Centre (55 Harbord Street)

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 20, 5:10 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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 20, 4:10 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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.

 

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

 

Own Your Financial Future: Managing Debt and Making Credit Work for You

Thursday, September 20, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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

This workshop will discuss how credit works and what debt can do to future financial plans, as well as provide you with practical ways to take control of your finances. Offered by the Hart House Finance Committee in partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants.

Register online: https://tinyurl.com/ybkt4yrf

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Literacy: Saving Strategies

Friday, September 21, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

This workshop will discuss how you can 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.

Register online: https://tinyurl.com/y7vlrnak

 

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

Involvement Activities

Participate in the Access Us Peer Mentorship Program

Students registered with Accessibility Services are eligible to be connected with an Access Us peer mentor. By joining the Access Us Peer Mentorship Program, you can become part of a supportive community that includes an upper-year peer mentor, social events throughout the semester, helpful academic workshops, and leadership and career development opportunities. The welcome launch for the Access Us Peer Mentorship Program will take place on Tuesday, September 18, so you are encouraged to register before then, although you may register at any time.

For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/as/peer-programs

 

 

Volunteer with Story Planet

Working in partnership with U of T's Centre for Community Partnerships, Story Planet is a non-profit organization that empowers children and youth from grades 1 to 12 in under-resourced communities through creative workshops that integrate art, writing and digital media - and they are looking for amazing volunteers to support their work! Story Planet offers flexible scheduling for students, with regular programming offered Monday to Friday (between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.) and special events on some weekends. Training will be provided.

For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/ccp/story-planet

 

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