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March Newsletter Where you want to Live



Celebrate 3.14159 with some pie tasting! MARCH 14 | 6PM TO 8PM CAFETERIA

03. Note From Nick

04-05. February Gallery 06. Pi Day

07. Humans of CampusOne 08. Living Green

Pi Day

09. KCUP Olympics

10. Health and Wellness 11. Summer Stay

12-13. Spring Cleaning 14. Book Review

15. Don of the Month

Humans of CampusOne



Hey CampusOne Residents! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Laura and I’m the Leasing Manager here at CampusOne. We want to remind our residents that renewal season for Fall 2020 is in full swing and we’ve already opened our applications to General Market for Fall 2020. How does this affect you?

If you have given us an N9 (notice to leave at the end of your lease) you could be at risk of losing your spot if you have not yet renewed

If you have not renewed your lease or given an N9, the time to start considering your options for next Fall is now! Our popular room types will sell out quickly.

We know this can be a stressful time for our residents, so feel free to pop down to the leasing office any day between 9am-5pm and speak with a member of our leasing team about your options. We hope to continue to have you as our residents for Fall 2020 and the years to come! Additionally, don’t forget to attend the various programs our residence life team has prepared for you this month like our very own clothes exchange thrift shop and a delicious pie tasting event for Pi day! As always should you need any support with Life at CampusOne please feel free to speak to your Residence Life Don or any of the managers in the office. We maintain an open-door policy, meaning that you are always welcome to stop by. Have a great March! Laura Vitch

Leasing Manager Lvitch@studenthousing.com

CampusOne Toronto | Canadian Campus Communities


Stress Piñata

Valentine’s For Vet

Parasite Screening 4 | CAMPUSCONNECT

Drunk Goggle Obstacle Challenge



Celebrate 3.14159 with some pie tasting! MARCH 14 | 6PM TO 8PM CAFETERIA

MARCH 2020


"I think my big goal is not actually to have financial wealth but to be able to use my financial wealth in order to be happy in the sense that I think you require a certain quality of life and a certain freedom in order to have a good mental health. Things that we take for granted right now, things like having a home, not being in debt to the government, stuff like that - and I think having a lot of money just makes it easier to have that quality of life and have that freedom to do whatever you want to do and then that makes it easier to gain true contentment in the sense that you’re not limited by anything... My personal opinion about the arts, or about going into the arts as a career, is that only people who are super confident in their own abilities can actually risk going into the arts. The average artist is unhappy and uncontent in the sense that the average musician who goes out and wants to make a full time career out of being a musician ends up playing like gigs with five people at an open mic for their whole life. That’s kind of the reason I’m in something like statistics, in which the average person graduating from my class will still be pretty decent. I think it takes a lot of confidence to assume that you’re going to perform better than the average person in your field. And as much as I’m a confident person, I don’t think I have the appetite for risk that other people have. So personally, I’m not gonna bet on myself that I’m better than everyone else I know. I’d rather bet that I’m average and go into a field where being average gets you somewhere." - Niranjan Vaswani, Floor 21


MARCH 2020


Living a more sustainable lifestyle can often seem overwhelming, but there are many small ways you can contribute to a healthier environment. One of those ways is composting! One of the biggest environmental stressors is food waste. According to the City of Toronto, $31 billion worth of food is wasted annually in Canada, which is 40% of what we produce. Moreover, when food waste ends up in land fills and breaks down anaerobically, it produces methane, which insulates atmospheric heat 25-30 times more than carbon dioxide. One of the easiest ways to combat the detrimental effects of food waste is by composting our organic waste. Composting is a process in which organic waste like fruits and vegetables decompose aerobically, meaning no methane is emitted while they’re decomposing. More than that, compost itself has many benefits; it can be used as fertilizer, helps increase soil diversity, and improves air circulation in soil! There are many personal benefits as well. Composting your food can help you identify how much food you’re wasting, which allows you to be more mindful when choosing your food. It also helps you save money – once you see how much food you throw away, you realize how much money is wasted!   CampusOne’s cafeteria has a composting option for you to discard your organic waste and our garbage shoots can also be set to 'organic waste.' The small effort of separating your compostables from the rest of your garbage can greatly impact your environmental footprint and help you avoid unnecessary emissions! Living green has never been easier! 8 | CAMPUSCONNECT Sources: https://www.nofoodwaste.com/blogs/the-foodcycler-blog/top-eleven-benefits-of-composting https://tfpc.to/food-waste-landing/food-waste-theissue




Short Term Summer Stays Available Double bed and bedding in each bedroom Bathroom linens and bath products included Buffet breakfast included Complimentary Wi-Fi Housekeeping service (full clean weekly)

Book now for Graduation, Summer festivals, Conference groups or any nightly stay today! 937 Progress Ave | Centennial-place.ca/toronto-summer-hotel | 647.715.9910 Amenities are subject to change. Limited time only. See office for details.



Spring is just around the corner, meaning warmer weather, longer days, and more. Hopefully, you’ve had a restful reading week and are ready to get back into gear and power through the rest of the school year. You should try to do some spring cleaning! With the temperature rising, you won’t be needing your chunky winter coat and snow boots, so start thinking of ways to store them! As you are cleaning your room, you may notice some things that you haven’t used in a while or clothes that you’ve forgotten about. If they’re in usable condition, consider donating them (there is a donation box on the 5th floor by the bulletin board.) If the floor of your unit is turning into a different shade of grey, maybe it’s time to gather your roommates together and clean the unit. The Rexall right next to us has everything you need for this. With the flu and virus going around, it’s very important to take measures to protect yourselves and those around you. Things as simple as wiping down a surface with a Clorox wipe can eliminate harmful bacteria lingering in your unit. We've created a useful checklist for your spring cleaning! 12 | CAMPUSCONNECT

BEDROOM Wash bedding Make your bed Vacuum room Wipe down surfaces Donate items you don't need Store winter gear away Clean under the bed Sell old textbooks P H O TDeclutter! O BY MARTIN R. SMITH


Wipe down sink Clean shower curtain Mop and vacuum floor Clean the toilet Wipe down toilet bottom area Clean the mirror Organise the space under the sink

KITCHEN Clean all surfaces Use the dishwasher to clean everything! Wipe down the insides of the oven and microwave Clean the towels Vacuum and mop the floor Clean the sink

Things you need... 1. Clorox wipes 2. Vacuum cleaner 3. Towels 4. Mop or Swiffer 5. Laundry detergent 6. Paper towels 7. Trash bags 8. Disposable cleaning gloves

LIVING ROOM Vacuum & mop floor Throw away trash Store away winter gear


Tim Feller’s Cultural Review Book Review Dune by Frank Herbert (first published in 1965)

The year is 1965. Flower power hippiedom blooms across North America. American guns invade Vietnam. Rock and Roll creates rebels; colourful futuristic cars blaze across freshly paved freeways on voyages of spiritual ecstasy and societal abandonment. And, Frank Herbert writes Dune – a galactic coming-of-age mythological epic that provides science-fiction with inspiration for the next fifty years. Dune is not a new story. Remove its space-based trappings and you could be reading a summary of an ancient text plucked from one of the world’s cultures. It is a tale about a boy who is an innocent and curious heir to a royal ‘House’, one of several Houses in the universe controlled by an Emperor and his loyal subjects. The boy is Paul Atreides. With his father, Duke Leto, and royal House in tow, Paul moves to a new planet – Arrakis. It’s a mysterious place of uninhabitable desert wastelands infested with gigantic sandworms. Only Arrakine, the capital, is hospitable to human life. A potent spice called melange is mined and manufactured on Arrakis. The universe craves it. This spice can induce a hypnotic psychosis that makes the user see into the future. It’s a kind of cinnamon LSD where the trippy hallucinations eventually come true. But, sinister forces are at work. Spies and assassins glide furtively through shadowed corridors. Paul will need to change to save what he values most. A prophecy whispers through the universe. And what of these strange ancient people on Arrakis – the Fremen – who live as nomadic warriors in desert caves? Dune is a classic Hero’s Journey story, an archetypal pattern first uncovered by scholar Joseph Campbell in his book The Hero With A Thousand Faces (1949). This story pattern is found throughout myths, religions, and legends worldwide, from the way of the Buddha to Jesus Christ to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. In all these stories, the hero undergoes a radical transformation, from an auspicious birth, to slaying monstrous demons (external and internal), to finally achieving a transcendental change on a new level of consciousness. It is a way, a path, a guiding example of how to live and transcend oneself for a higher purpose. Frank Herbert executes this pattern brilliantly, bringing emotional life and depth to a cast of eccentric heroes and villains. Expect intimate political scheming, palpable blood-sweat knife duels, and layers of psychological maneuvering. Herbert’s word pictures transport you to a dark sandy world where power, corruption, and villainy try to destroy truth, justice, and beauty. The actual science is limited to sparse descriptions of weaponry, cityscapes, and spaceships. That is ok, because Dune is an epic space opera that feels like the best parts of historical English Royal debauchery mixed with the conventions of ancient myth. Star Wars, Blade Runner, the Matrix, Iron Man and a long list of other science fiction books and films owe their existence to Dune. Read it first. Ignore David Lynch’s 1984 adaptation. Canadian director Denis Villeneuve’s version releases later this year. Read it first. And when you start: happy sand trails, kid. 14 | CAMPUSCONNECT


February Victoria-Lynn Rowe University of Toronto




Editors Molly Dunn

Residence Life Don

Tim Feller

Ashley Suen

Residence Life Don

Need Assistance? Simon Zarzour

General Manager szarzour@studenthousing.com

Courtney Desjardins

Assistant General Manager cdesjardins@americancampus.com

T o r o n t o ’ s

Daniel Travieso

Residence Life Don

Senior Residence Life Don dfltravieso@studenthousing.com

For any questions and or concerns:

Please feel free to visit us at the first floor or second floor desk between 9:00 am to 9:00 pm or contact us via email campusone@studenthousing.com or via phone 647-288-0827

Laura Vitch

Leasing Manager lvitch@studenthousing.com

P r e m i e r

Kaitlyn Zarzour

Bookkeeper kzarzour@studenthousing.com

D e s t i n a t i o n

Nick Holmberg

Residence life Coordinator nholmberg@studenthousing.com

R e s i d e n c e

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