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INNIS COLLEGE Student Student Life News

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October 16, 2013 NEWS


INPHO Developing Amazing Photographers On October 5th, the Innis Photography Club (INPHO) held a night photography workshop and contest for Nuit Blanche. We received a lot of great submissions and are pleased to announce the winners, who will receive prizes courtesy of the Office of Student Life!

(Cover photo by Michelle Gu; left: Juliana Bertosa ; right: Taeyeon Kim) If you would like to get more information on INPHO's upcoming events, please email us at

Attention all Innis College Graduates! Graduation request period ends Thursday, December 5th Grad Photos will be taken in the Events Room at Innis Residence during the week of Jan 6th. For more information please see page 2

Meet Lamorna Dudding, President of the Innis Residence Council! I’m Lamorna and I’m your IRC President for this year. I love to travel, explore and to try new things. I’m from a small, quiet town in the UK, so I love Toronto because there’s ALWAYS something happening, or something new to see. I’m in my third year at UofT, and it’s also my third year on the IRC. I aim to work together to make this an amazing year! I work at the front desk at Innis Residence, and I’m always around the building, so feel free to stop me if you have any questions, or even just to say hi!

Innis College celebrates 50 years in 2014! Are you interested in sitting on our 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee? If so, send your name and email address to Maitri Vosko at:


Featured Attention all Innis College Graduates! If you are planning to graduate June 2014, the window to request graduation on ROSI closes Thursday, December 5th. After that date, you have to visit or contact the Registrar's Office for information and help. Grad Photos will be taken in the Events Room of Innis Residence during the week of Jan 6th. You must have your photo taken to appear in the Graduating Class Composite. Included in your photo session are 9 unique digital online proofs and an 11x14 copy of the class composite. The sitting fee is $20.00. Hard copy proofs may be purchased for an additional $5.00 if desired. You must sign up online to book your appointment. To do so, visit and enter in14 in the school ID to access the schedules (click on 2014). Find a time that is convenient for you and book it. If you are a fall graduate or cannot make it to that photo session, please contact to arrange for an alternate date/time for your grad photo session. Ladies, please wear a white shirt or blouse. Gentlemen, please wear a white shirt and tie. Robes, degree hoods, and traditional graduation props will be available for you at your shoot. You may also bring in a personal prop for your photos symbolic to you. If you have any questions, email

Mentorship iSTUDY THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24TH MONDAY, OCTOBER 28TH 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Events Room, Innis Residence, 111 St. George St. Looking for a study buddy? Need some midterm or homework help? Come study with an upper year student at iStudy! There will be mentors for subjects who will be able to help with general subject-related questions, or more specific coursework. You can also meet and work with people in your subject, in your year!




inSIGHT Group Pumpkin Challenge FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH 5:00 PM Events Room, Innis Residence, 111 St. George St Get into the Halloween spirit with a group pumpkin carving competition brought to you by InSIGHT! Prizes will be given to the group that can carve the best pumpkin in the time given. To compete, your group must RSVP by Friday, October 18th. For more information or to RSVP, email

Leadership Exploring Leadership Workshops The Exploring Leadership workshop series will help you find involvement opportunities, discover what leadership means to you, explore ways of working with others, manage and transform conflict, and set goals for your personal and leadership development. Come out to a workshop to connect with other students on campus, learn more about what U of T has to offer and discover your leadership potential! For all workshop details and registration: Get Involved on Campus THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH, 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM What is Leadership? WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23RD, 2:30 PM — 3:30 PM Communication & Conflict Transformation TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29TH, 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM



Turn Your Initiative Into a Reality! Now accepting applications Have a great idea for activity at U of T and need some funds to make it happen? The Student Initiative Fund (SIF) offers financial support to projects that enhance the student experience and foster a sense of community at the University of Toronto. A committee of students and staff will review requests of up to $5000 and award funds for projects, events or activities that will benefit students at the U of T St. George campus. In order to be eligible for funding, projects should: •

contribute positively to the University of Toronto student experience

reach a broad student community,

add value to the University of Toronto community,

and broadly align with the University of Toronto’s mission, vision and values as outlined in the University’s Statement of Purpose ( )

Requests for funding from the SIF may be submitted by any University of Toronto student or student group at St. George. To review the terms of reference for SIF, visit:

Skills for Success Get the Write Kind of Help! Take advantage of your Writing Centre Working with the Innis College Writing Centre can improve your writing, and your GPA. They can help with:



Grad school admission statements


Oral presentations

Using and citing sources

And much, much more

To find out more about Innis College’s Writing Centre or other Writing Centres around Campus, visit:



Academic Skills Workshops Writing Well Under Pressure WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH, 4:10 PM — 6:00 PM Blackburn Room, 4th Floor, Robarts Library W A crash-course session on all the essay-writing basics, with emphasis on time management. Admissions Letters and Personal Statements MONDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 11:10 AM — 1:00 PM Career Centre Seminar Room, Koffler Student Services Centre Applying to Medicine, Law, or another professional or graduate program? Here’s how to present your strengths to advantage. Essay Writing from Start to Finish SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19TH, 9:30 AM — 11:00 AM, 11:15 AM — 12:45 PM Blackburn Room, 4th Floor, Robarts Library Improve your writing—improve your GPA! Find out how in these step-by-step workshops. For more information on specific workshops, visit:

United Way CN Tower Stair Climb SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19TH Join Innis Community Outreach in raising money for United Way in the CN Tower Stair Climb the morning of October 19th! To learn more about the CN Tower Climb visit: For more information on United Way and what they do for the Toronto Community visit Email to make a donation or join the team!



Arts and Culture Toronto Neighbourhood Tour SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19TH Tired of walking to class and back, day in and day out? Not able to see what Toronto really has to offer? Join Innis City ExplorerZ on their first outing as they visit one of the many amazing neighbourhoods in Toronto. Keep a lookout for this week’s location and time on the Innis City ExplorerZ Facebook page:

World Press Photo Exhibition FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH 4:30 PM Lobby, Innis Residence, 111 St. George St. If you like photography, exhibits, or just plain Toronto join INPHO as they check out the World Press Photo Exhibition on Friday, October 18, 2013. Meet in the Innis Residence lobby at 4:30pm for an evening of fun! For more information, visit:

Innis Review Seeking Editors Deadline: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST No experience Necessary Becoming a part of The Innis Review team as part of the editorial board is an excellent way to get involved with Innis College! You will have the opportunity to improve your writing and revision skills, as well as meet and work with other writers and editors. Your duties on the editorial board will include attending general meetings, providing input on which submissions should be published, and helping writers edit and make any necessary revisions to their work before it becomes published. No previous experience is necessary. If you are interested in joining the editorial board, please e-mail to request an application, or visit to download one.



Hart House Stages Music Series Various THURSDAYS in OCTOBER and NOVEMBER 9:30 PM Arbor Room, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle Free Admission! The Stages series is a proud supporter of Toronto's talent both on and off campus. Showcasing folk, roots, rock, singer-songwriter, urban, pop, reggae and alternative music Stages has worked with breakthrough artists such as Shad, Martina Sorbara of Dragonette, K-Os and David Myles, many up and coming performers, as well as hidden gems. Upcoming performances include Mississauga Circuit on OCTOBER 24TH and Dylan Murray on NOVEMBER 7TH. For more information, visit

CINSSU’s Free Friday Films FRIDAYS at 7:00 PM Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave. Love movies, but hate paying movie theatre prices? Come check out the Cinema Studies Student’s Union Free Friday Films! The next movies in the series will be “Undead” on OCTOBER 25TH and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” on NOVEMBER 1ST. For more information, visit

Health and Wellness Yoga with Jenny! THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH, 7:00 PM SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20TH, 8:00 PM MONDAY, OCTOBER 28TH, 9:00 PM Events Room, Innis Residence, 111 St. George St. Free Admission! Take a break from the books and join Innis Sr Don, Jenny, in the Events Room for YOGA! Beginners are welcome and there will be a few extra mats for those who don't have them! Wear comfortable clothes and bring some water and yoga mats. Namaste!



Live Well to Learn Well THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH 12:00 PM — 8:00 PM Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle Free Admission! It's no surprise that personal health and wellness plays a huge role in a student's academic success. At Live Well to Learn Well, a team of U of T health advocates will lead a variety of workshops, seminars and talks designed to help you explore your personal health, learn about becoming a health advocate, and foster a healthier campus. The day kicks off with a lunch and then offers a variety of sessions that allow each participant to customize their Live Well to Learn Well experience, and ends with dinner featuring keynote speaker, Cameron Norman, faculty member with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Participants select one workshop from each of the following three areas of focus: •

Self Care workshops that explore personal health and wellness topics such as Cooking on a Budget

Working with Others workshops that teach how to collaborate and encourage others to pursue a healthy lifestyle

Design for Change workshops that enable participants to become an advocate for healthy communities

For more information about the sessions and schedule, or to register, visit

Mental Health 2.0 Student Social Media Competition Deadline for Submissions: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH The Council of Ontario Universities is pleased to announce a new contest for university students! Mental Health 2.0 is a competition for ideas about using social media to promote mental health. How would you use social media to improve campus mental health? Your ideas put you in the running for $3,000 in prizes! Visit for details about your eligibility.



Food and Nutrition Cooking Workshop THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24TH 9:00 PM Events Room, Innis Residence, 111 St. George St. Tired of eating Kraft dinner every night? Come join us on Thursday Oct. 24th, for the first cooking workshop of the year. Learn how to prepare quick and easy meals, that won't break your budget! Please sign up at the Front Desk of Innis Residence.

Mac ‘N Cheese Smack Down! THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24TH 11:30 AM — 1:00 PM 3 Willcocks Street Join UeaT for UofT’s second annual Mac ‘N Cheese Smack Down. 5 chefs, 1 winner, and a whole lot of Mac — who will win the belt? You decide! For more information, visit

Spirituality and Diversity LGBTQ Day of Movement & Sports…MAKE IT HAPPEN! TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22ND 4:00 PM — 6:00 PM 21 Sussex, room 421 Dinner Provided Be part of a fabulous team to help plan a day of activities for queer & trans folks in the Athletic Centre and Hart House this January. At this meeting, students will be able to share ideas that will help create a positive space, suggest activities and games for the event, explore outreach ideas and join the planning team! We encourage all students to participate in this event that strives to be supportive of all body-types and understandings of health. We care about our diverse LGBTQ community and want to get everyone out for a day of fun this winter! Help us make it happen. RSVP if you would like to attend or share any comments with the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office at If you have any questions or for more information email Scott Clarke, Program Coordinator, Sexual & Gender Diversity Office at



International International Exchange opportunities opening soon! Join one of the Exchange Information Sessions between now and November to learn more about going on exchange during the year or in the summer. Talk to the experts and learn how to start your next global adventure! Can’t make it? That’s ok! Come speak with Erika Bailey, International Transition Advisor, on Tuesdays in Innis lobby 3:00-4:30 or Innis Residence 4:30-7:00. For the session dates visit

Post a Letter Social Activity Club (PALSAC) PALSAC is exactly how it sounds. Show up and write a letter or two with a group of other people also writing letters. By letters, we mean anything that involves the postal system: a postcard, a personal letter, a political letter, a package, a special occasion card, fan mail, mail art, prank mail, or something experimental. International and domestic students are invited to get unplugged from email and take the time to sit down and write that postcard that they’ve been putting off, or a letter to a long lost friend. Domestic students can connect with a distant friend; perhaps one they met on exchange! Stamps and postcards will be made available for U of T students. For more information, please contact or visit:

International Students: Thinking about Permanent Residency? WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30TH Staff members from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Ontario’s Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI) will be on campus for an information session. The presentation will cover applying for Permanent Residency (PR) in Canada, PR application categories, Skilled Workers vs. Canadian Experience Class, PR application process, PR requirements and selection criteria, How PR applications are assessed, How long it takes to process a PR application, Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program. Next St. George Campus session will be October 30. For session dates visit: For more information and registration, visit



ICSS Congratulations to the new ICSS First Year Representatives! A huge congratulations goes out to: • • •

Isabel Tang, First Year Chestnut Rep Donna Pan, First Year Residence Rep Leena Panjvani, First Year Commuter Rep

First Year Reps can be reached year-round through Facebook as well as by email at

Screemers FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH 6:30 PM Lobby, Innis Residence, 111 St. George St. Join the ICSS for a night of haunted houses and carnival rides at Canada’s premier indoor haunted scream park. Transportation to and from Innis Residence is provided. Tickets can be purchased for $10 each in the ICSS Office during office hours.

Pumpkin Fest SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20TH 11:30 AM Lobby, Innis Residence, 111 St. George St. Get into the Autumnal spirit and join the ICSS at Downey’s Farm, where you can participate in tons of harvest and fall activities, including hay rides, a corn maze and face painting! Meet in the Lobby at 11:30 AM to go to Downey’s Farm.



Devil’s Night Out THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST 10:00 PM $10 The ICSS invites you to a collaborative Halloween celebration with University College, New College, and Victoria College. Costumes are HIGHLY encouraged to fully enjoy the 3 floors filled with 8 DJs. Tickets can be purchased for $10 in the ICSS Office during office hours.

TGIF Game Night FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH 6:00 PM Events Room and Fishbowl, Innis Residence, 111 St. George St. Join TGIF on October 18th for Mafia / Werewolf, a story-telling / bluffing game where you can’t trust anyone. It’s easy to play! If backstabbing your friends isn’t your thing, we’ll have our regular assortment of games as well. We hope to see you there and keep an eye out for mafioso and werewolves skulking around at night!

FROSH 2013 Survey Deadline: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND $50 Prize! Hey First Years! We hope that your fall term has been successful so far and that you are settling well into University life here at Innis College and the University of Toronto. The ICSS would like to take a few minutes of your time to get your feedback from this year's Orientation Week 2013, so that they can improve upon the events and programs offered for next year. It should only take a few minutes, and at the end of the survey, you'll have a chance to enter into a draw for $50 in gift certificates. Draw closes on November 22nd. Check it out here:



Residence Upcoming Events! SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27TH 2:00 PM House Olympics WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30TH Haunted House THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST Pumpkin Carving Competition Judging—please sign up no later than OCTOBER 25TH

Campus Events Save the Date: Hart House of Horrors THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST 9:00 PM Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle $12 in advance/ $17 at the door You've been working hard, and now it's time to have some fun! You may know Hart House as the place for Get Crafty and the infamous 5-Buck Lunch, but now you can experience them like never before. Hart house is opening their doors for the creepiest night of the year, and it's going to be unforgettable. The Hart House of Horrors is the biggest Halloween event on campus with two floors of non-stop action! DJ Caff will take over the Great Hall and crystal balls, palm readings, horrors movies, tarot readings and even a seance will be hiding in the darkest corners of Hart House. There will also be a Halloween costume contest with prizes! To purchase tickets for this 19+ event , visit:



Join in! Collaborate on the UofT Interactive map! The new University of Toronto Map, like U of T itself, is a living entity, with many layers. The layers you see now are just the beginning. Do you have an idea for a new layer? Let’s talk! Submit your layer ideas, comments, questions to Interactive Map: Community Maps: Map App:

Registrar December 2013 Examination Timetable The December 2013 Examination Table has been posted. It can be found at

Information Sessions for Professional Faculties - Fall 2013 Here’s a quick sheet of information sessions and sources for professional faculties happening on campus this fall. Check it out!




Check out our Student Facebook Pages!

Free Screenings at Town Hall Film Festivals are happening throughout the year, be sure to check the Town Hall schedule often!

Events Calendar Check out the Innis Events Calendar for the latest in Student Life activities!

 Innis Office of Student Life  Innis Residence & IRC  ICSS

Student Metropass Be sure to get a discount PostSecondary student metropass this month with your TTC student ID.

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