Calendar

Jan
24
Tue
Storying Together: Screening of Weaving the Sash and sharing circle @ East Common Room, Hart House
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This event will feature a screening of Weaving the Sash, a short film about urban Métis youth connecting to identity and community through culture and tradition, digital stories from Metis community members, and an in-person sharing circle facilitated by Métis student, Elise St. Germain and settler-Canadian student, Gabriele Simmons.

Join us for our annual Indigenous Education Week taking place January 22 – 27, 2017.  All events are free and open to the public!  You can also join the conversation on Twitter at #UofTIEW2017

Presented in partnership with: Indigenous Studies Students’ Union, Hart House, Toronto and York Region Métis Council, Infinite Reach Network, S.A.G.E., Multifaith Centre and Indigenous Education Network.

Join Indigenous Education Week on Facebook for updates.

ILead Leadership Lab: Change the world panel @ GB 202
Jan 24 @ 7:49 pm – 8:49 pm

We’re all told that engineers are supposed to change the world, but does anybody ever tell us how to do it?

Join ILead for an exciting panel with engineering graduates who have gone on to tackle societal issues in their careers at home and abroad. Hear how their career paths, like most, were not straightforward, and learn about how you can explore opportunities to find meaningful work and create an impact.

No registration required.

Attend 4 Leadership Labs and receive recognition on your Co-Curricular Record!

Learn more about Leadership Labs online.

Jan
25
Wed
2017 Indigenous Education Week event: Mind, Body, Spirit: Healing from the inside out @ Turtle Lounge, Centre for Indigenous Studies
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm

A self-care workshop with opening from Elder Ernie Sandy. Facilitated by Bonnie Jane Maracle, Learning Strategist.

Presented by Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement.

Register by emailing sage@utoronto.ca.

Join us for our annual Indigenous Education Week taking place January 22 – 27, 2017.  All events are free and open to the public!  You can also join the conversation on Twitter at #UofTIEW2017

Presented in partnership with: Indigenous Studies Students’ Union, Hart House, Toronto and York Region Métis Council, Infinite Reach Network, S.A.G.E., Multifaith Centre and Indigenous Education Network.

Join Indigenous Education Week on Facebook for updates.

Dean’s Student Town Hall @ GB 202
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dean's Student Town Hall

Dean Cristina Amon speaks with students and staff at a past Student Town Hall.

Dean Cristina Amon, the Faculty’s leadership team and Engineering Society executives will speak with students, answer questions and gather input for the Faculty’s continued improvement.

Topics of discussion:

  • Wellness and mental health supports
  • Design courses
  • TA support in courses
  • Ask me anything

Please join to have your voice heard.

Pizza and pop will be served.

ILead Club Leaders Round Table @ WB215
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you a club leader or executive for a student-run organization or team? Are you regularly thinking about how to improve things within your club?

Once a month, ILead hosts a Club Leaders Round Table that brings together a community of leaders for the guided sharing of ideas, insights, strategies and learning.

The event is a great opportunity to network with other club leaders and dig into common issues that student organizations encounter. Whether it’s leadership transitions, recruitment and engagement, club culture or motivating others, the round table is a great resource to share and learn from your peers and ILead.

Jan
26
Thu
The Seven Cries of Cree Young People: The intergenerational impact of St. Anne’s Residential School on survivors @ Lounge, First Nations House
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

A teaching with Elder Andrew Wesley.

Join us for our annual Indigenous Education Week taking place January 22 – 27, 2017.  All events are free and open to the public!  You can also join the conversation on Twitter at #UofTIEW2017

Presented in partnership with: Indigenous Studies Students’ Union, Hart House, Toronto and York Region Métis Council, Infinite Reach Network, S.A.G.E., Multifaith Centre and Indigenous Education Network.

Join Indigenous Education Week on Facebook for updates.

Clearing a Parth: Poetry for a unified future @ Debates Room, Hart House
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm

Readings and discussion with Gwen Benaway, Lee Maracle and Gregory Scofield.

Gwen Benaway is of Anishinaabe and Métis descent. Her first collection of poetry, Ceremonies for the Dead, was published in 2013 and her second collection of poetry, Passage, was published by Kegedonce Press in 2016. As an emerging Two-Spirited Trans poet, she has been described as the spiritual love child of Tomson Highway and Anne Sexton. In 2015, she was the recipient of the inaugural Speaker’s Award for a Young Author, and in 2016 she received a Dayne Ogilvie Honour of Distinction for Emerging Queer Authors from the Writer’s Trust of Canada. Her work has been published and anthologized internationally.

Lee Maracle is a member of the Sto:Lo nation. She was born in Vancouver and grew up on the North Shore. She is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ravensong, Daughters Are Forever, and Celia’s Song. Her novel for young adults, Will’s Garden was well-received and is taught in schools. She has also published the books of poetry, Bent Box and Talking to the Diaspora as well as works of creative non-fiction, I Am Woman and Memory Serves. Her work has been published in anthologies and scholarly journals worldwide. In 2009, Maracle received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from St. Thomas University. Maracle recently received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work promoting writing among Aboriginal Youth, and is 2014 finalist for the Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.

Gregory Scofield is Red River Metis of Cree, Scottish and European descent whose ancestry can be traced to the fur trade and to the Metis community of Kinesota, Manitoba. He currently holds the position of Assistant Professor in English at Laurentian University where he teaches Creative Writing, and previously served as writer-in-residence at the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg and Memorial University. Scofield won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize in 1994 for his debut collection, The Gathering: Stones for the Medicine Wheel. In addition to several volumes of poetry, Scofield is the author of the memoir, Thunder Through My Veins, and his latest collection of poetry is Witness, I Am (2016). In 2016, The Writers’ Trust of Canada awarded Scofield with the Latner Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize.

Join us for our annual Indigenous Education Week taking place January 22 – 27, 2017.  All events are free and open to the public!  You can also join the conversation on Twitter at #UofTIEW2017

Presented in partnership with: Indigenous Studies Students’ Union, Hart House, Toronto and York Region Métis Council, Infinite Reach Network, S.A.G.E., Multifaith Centre and Indigenous Education Network.

Join Indigenous Education Week on Facebook for updates.

Jan
27
Fri
Beyond the Break @ First Nations House
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am

Moderated by Jamaias Da Costa. This event is followed by a closing reception.

Katherena Vermette is a Métis writer from Treaty One territory, the heart of the Métis nation, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Her first book, North End Love Songs (The Muses Company) won the 2013 Governor General Literary Award for Poetry. Her literary work has appeared in regional and national magazines and anthologies. Her short documentary, this river (National Film Board of Canada) and novel, The Break (House of Anansi) were both released in fall 2016.

Join us for our annual Indigenous Education Week taking place January 22 – 27, 2017.  All events are free and open to the public!  You can also join the conversation on Twitter at #UofTIEW2017

Presented in partnership with: Indigenous Studies Students’ Union, Hart House, Toronto and York Region Métis Council, Infinite Reach Network, S.A.G.E., Multifaith Centre and Indigenous Education Network.

Join Indigenous Education Week on Facebook for updates.

Jan
28
Sat
Daisy Intelligence Hackathon 2017 @ Bahen Centre for Information Technology
Jan 28 – Jan 29 all-day

The Daisy Intelligence Hackathon 2017 is a 24-hour programming competition. Your challenge is to solve related parallel computing problems in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The goal? Beat your competitors for a chance to win an internship and cash prizes. Create a team and register to participate.

Open to all engineering and computer science students. Apply in teams of 1-3 students.

The event is free, and food is provided, but participants must register.

Jan
31
Tue
ILead Leadership Labs: Public Speaking @ GB202
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Does your heart pound during presentations? Do you want to build your confidence as a public speaker?

Join ILead for a fun and friendly session on how to improve you public speaking skills. Topics include power poses, voice awareness and the importance of expressing passion.