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INNIS COLLEGE STUDENT LIFE NEWS

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INNIS COLLEGE Student Life News

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April 24, 2013 IN2U Leadership Awards NEWS

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Letter from ADSL

A Fond Farewell…

Hey Innis! The Communications Team would like to extend their thanks to all our devoted readers. We would like to remind you that this is our last bi-weekly issue of the school year. Our upcoming spring and summer issues will be going out monthly and our bi-weekly newsletter will return in September for the 2013/2014 school year. Please stay tuned during the summer for important and useful information regarding volunteering for summer academic orientation and phone ambassador campaign, surveys, and orientation week information!

Innis on Camera If you’re searching for photos of the great events from all around Innis this year, look no further than the Innis Photo Blog! Photos from throughout the year can be viewed at the:

2013-2014 Calendar Online Please note that this year there are no print Calendars or Registration Handbooks. The Calendar can be found at: http://www.artsandscience.utoronto.ca/ofr/calendar/ Registration Instructions & Timetable can be found at: http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/course/timetable/1314_fw/index_html

It’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone. It feels like it was September just a short while ago. April tends to be one of those months where all you really want is for the school year to be over, at the same time you wish that you had a few extra days to study for your exams. A true internal struggle for many of us. It’s also a time for transition, in terms of the seasons we move out of winter and into the spring; where a new sense of excitement, hope and wonder is brought about within us. For many, we transition from being a full-time student during the academic year to working fulltime in the summer. For others the academic journey continues as we take on summer courses, and for the brave – well they just do both, work and school. Continued on page 2


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Recap CIE Open for New Leadership Conference- A Success! In2U International Students The attendance for IN2U went perfectly this past Saturday. Over 70 students attended workshops on Finance & Budgeting, Communication and Conflict Resolution, Knowing Your Audience, Transition Documents, and Goal Setting and Reflection. The keynote speaker, Innis Alumni and Woodsworth’s Acting Dean, Dave Kim, kicked off the day by addressing the idea of transitioning while using his own personal experiences to emphasize helpful tips for our current study body to take away. A huge thank you goes out to the students running the workshops who should be very proud of their efforts. Lastly, thank you to all who attended; there would have been no IN2U without the Innis students who are striving to contribute positively to our community.

Apologies The Office of Student Life at Innis regrets that we neglected to acknowledge the group photo of the Innis College Choir in our April 10th issue. Our apologies to Yuto Takaoka, who should have been credited with taking this amazing shot. Thanks Yuto!

Continued from page 2 As many of us are buried face first in our books studying for exams, barely eating or sleeping properly, it’s important to take a few moments to reflect on the past year. As I reflect on this year, I’m reminded of the awesome party in the Residence Quad during Frosh Week, IRC’s Extravaganza, the International Students welcome dinner, the valiant effort of all those who helped with the Take Action Holiday Party, the always fun but slightly awkward Sex Seminar, the introduction of Harold’s House, the new collaborative initiative with Woodsworth College around career development and grad school options, the neighbourhood discovery tours, and the IN2U Leadership Workshops to name just a few things. Truthfully the list of great things at Innis is almost endless, if I had to sum it all up it would be something like this: Innis- great people, doing great things, creating great times. I’d like to thank all the people of who have made this year happen, everyone on the ICSS, IRC, the Dons, the Residence Front Desk Staff, InSIGHT, the Choir, TGIF, the various boards and committees, and all the individuals who come out and participate in all that is offered at Innis. As I reflect on my first official year as Assistant Dean Student Life, I’d like to express my deepest gratitude to you all for making this year as fantastic as it was. Thank you! Whether you are in first year of your final year, or somewhere in the middle, on behalf of the entire Office of Student Life at Innis, good luck with your exams, thanks for a great year, and remember to keep in touch. We look forward to seeing you again in the fall. Sincerely, Aly Khan Hirji Assistant Dean, Student Life


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Leadership CIE Open for New International Students

Introducing Our New Leaders! Here is a brief introduction to the 2013/2014 leadership and executive teams for Innis: OSL’s new Don Team: Andrew Novoselac, Steven Crews, Yefan Chen, Mahvesh Vahidy, Tyler Schilz, Jessica Marra, and Anmol Kaur Insight: Trevor Wang, Carol Ye, Daniel Wang, Yagnesh Laudmor, Sherman Kwok, Yibo Sun, Alan Wu, Ishita A, Cherry Hu, and Ashley Wu IRC Executive Team: Lamorna Dudding, Mojan Naisani-Samani, Sarah Markarian, Jerry George Mathew, and Yagnesh Ladumor ICSS Executive Team: Mary Stefanidis, Christopher Pejovic, Ryan Lamers, and Carol Ye Frosh Executive Team: Simon Erlich, Ryan Lamers, Sukhmanpreet Dhindsa, Vanessa Hoffmann, Christine Qian, Nikola Djurjic, and Sarah Qidwai

Mentorship Rockcliffe Mentors Needs YOU! Sign Up Today! Be a part of a dynamic new program aimed at making sure that all students from grades 6-8 at Rockcliffe Middle School get their chance to excel academically, grow socially and emotionally, and develop skills they’ll need to succeed in high school and beyond. For more information and to sign up, visit https://www.ccp.utoronto.ca/Students/ServiceProjects-in-the-Community/Co-CurricularService-Learning/Rockcliffe.htm

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Community Outreach Spring Cleaning and Charitable Donations! Ends APRIL 30th Innis Residence, 111 St. George Street

If you find yourself spring cleaning at either you home, office, or here at Innis, you can bring those items or goods to the Residence. We have large donation “buckets” set up in the lobby of the Residence for:  Household goods  Dishware and cutlery  Small appliances  Clothing  Shoes  Accessory items  Unopened toiletries  Non-perishable, unopened food items Please make sure that all appliances are in good working order, all electrical cords are tied, clothing is bagged, and shoes are tied together. All items will be donated to the Scott Mission or other charitable organizations, or sent to the proper recycling or swap shop facility. Don’t forget to donate before April 30TH!


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Arts & Culture CIE Open for New International Students

The Innis Review is Out! Pick up yours today! Innis Residence, 111 St George Street

Innis’ annual interdisciplinary undergraduate publication is out again. Organized by students, the Innis Review aspires to deliver to the university population an accessible journal showcasing the high quality of academic writing demonstrated by Innis College students and those affiliated with its many programs. Pick up your free copy from the Innis Residence Front Desk or in our Office of Student Life or view it online at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_wElW6gFwL8Z2hCemN4OU5VOX c/edit?pli=1

Health & Wellness MindFest MONDAY, MAY 6TH 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM Hart House, 7 Hart House Cr. Free!

Join the Department of Psychiatry and Hart House for their Mental Health Awareness Week kick off. There will be exhibit booths, simulations, workshops, fitness activities, food giveaways, and guest speakers including acclaimed Canadian journalist and author, Jan Wong; psychiatrists Dr. David Goldbloom, Dr. Kwame McKenzie, Dr. Thomas Ungar and Dr. Kenneth Fung; and mental health advocate and founder of The Jack Project, Eric Windeler. Other events include documentary film screenings, stand-up comedy, massages, button making and more! For more information, visit http://harthouse.ca/events/mindfest/


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Health & Wellness CIE Open for New International Students

SAVE THE DATE: Jane’s Walk MAY 4TH – MAY 5TH

Jane’s Walk is a series of conversational walking tours inspired by urban thinker Jane Jacobs, that helps put people in touch with where they live and with each other. Since its inception in 2007, Jane’s Walk has happened on the first weekend in May in cities across North America, and is growing internationally. Join Jane’s Walk or become a volunteer by visiting http://www.janeswalk.net/

Skills for Success U of T Next Steps Conference 2013 WEDNESDAY, MAY 1ST - 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM and, THURSDAY, MAY 2ND - 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM Bahen Centre for Information Technology 40 St. George Street Register! Attend this two day conference and build your network by engaging with speakers, attending interactive workshops and gathering information and advice that will help you with your next steps including researching industries, finding work, succeeding in the workplace and financial planning. Registration required at www.uoft.me/nextstep


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Registrar CIE Open for New International Students

Important Dates

APRIL 10 – 30 – Final Exams for S and Y section courses. Deferred exams from December 2012 APRIL 30 – Last day to file petition regarding term work for 2012-2013 Fall/Winter, Y/S section courses

Summer Session Dates APRIL 25TH – Deadline to make minimum payment or defer fees to Register MAY 13TH – Classes start for F1, F, and Y Section Courses in the Summer

Special Free LSAT Prep Course from the Faculty of Law DEADLINE TO REGISTER: FRIDAY, MAY 10TH at 5:00 PM PROGRAM RUNS WESNEDAYS, JUNE 5TH – OCTOBER 2ND 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (To be confirmed) Falconer Hall, Faculty of Law, 84 Queens Park UofT Faculty of Law is offering a FREE LSAT prep course and law school admissions support to high-potential 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students. Eligible students must demonstrate financial need. For more information go to: http://www.law.utoronto.ca/admissions/youth-outreach/law-school-prep-program

Campus Events Pride at U of T JUNE 20TH, JUNE 28TH, JUNE 29TH, and JUNE 30TH U of T’S annual Pride activities involve celebrating with a BBQ and dancing under the stars at the Pride Pub in the Hart House Quad and marching in the Pride Parade. More details to be announced! If you would like to get involved in planning this event, please contact: Scott Clarke at scott.clarke@utoronto.ca


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Employment Opportunities CIE Open for New International Students

Recent Graduates Job Fair WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Hart House, 7 Hart House Cr.

Meet with organizations that are looking to hire recent graduates for permanent and contract opportunities. Bring copies of your resume, and dress professionally to impress! No registration required, but be sure to bring your T-Card. A list of attending employers will be posted at www.careers.utoronto.ca in early May.

CCP Now Accepting Applications! The Centre for Community Partnerships (CCP) is now accepting applications for a summer work-study staff position as a Website Design Assistant. They are looking for a summer student who would like to build his or her web design skills to take on some design and content work on their website. Full details can be found at: http://www.ccp.utoronto.ca/About-The-CCP/Working-at-the-CCP/Promotions%281%29.htm


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STAY CONNECTED! JOIN US ON FACEBOOK AND FOLLOW US ON TWITTER NOW!

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!

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


April 24, 2013