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Sep
27
Tue
ACE Learning Skills Program: My Minutes Matter! – Reviewing Time Management Strategies
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

My Minutes Matter! – Reviewing Time Management Strategies

Do you feel like your time management skills could use some improvement? Are you tired of cramming for midterms and assignments but not getting the marks you want?

Your Learning Strategist will introduce you to some tools and techniques that can be used to plan your time more effectively. In this workshop, you learn how to develop a realistic weekly schedule and how to avoid procrastination.

Register online to attend.

Learn more about the ACE Learning Skills Program and find out about other upcoming workshops here.

Sep
30
Fri
Last Day Students Can Apply to Re-Enrol for the 2022 Winter Term
Sep 30 all-day

The last day that students can apply to re-enrol for the 2022 Winter Term is by September 30, 2022.

Orange Shirt Day & National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Sep 30 all-day
Graphics of indigineous feathers on top of an orange background. The text says "University of Toronto Engineering" and "National Day for Truth and Reconciliation"

 

September 30 is Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day recognizes and commemorates the tragic history of residential schools, which 150,000+ Indigenous children were forced to attend between the 1870s and 1997.

Here are three ways you can commemorate the day:

  • Continue learning. More than 300 U of T Engineering community members have engaged with the Indigenous Cultural Competency Toolkit in the past year. Continue your learning by exploring the recommended resources in Modules 2 and 3. If you have not started exploring the toolkit yet, begin your journey today.
  • Attend the event on September 30 (virtually or in-person) at Hart House. Andrew Wesley, former Elder-in-Residence at First Nations House, will provide the keynote address. If attending virtually, consider using one of U of T Engineering’s two virtual backgrounds to commemorate the day.
  • Wear an orange shirt on September 30. Join the national movement to honour residential school Survivors and acknowledge the inter-generational trauma caused by residential schools. If you don’t have an orange shirt yet, the U of T Bookstore, in partnership with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, will have a limited supply of Orange Shirt Day shirts available for purchase; all proceeds will go to Indigenous community organizations.
Oct
6
Thu
ACE Learning Skills Program: Group Work – How to Take the Lead?
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Group Work: How to Take the Lead?

Does the thought of group work fill you with feelings of dread? Working in a team can be a great opportunity to share the workload, develop collaborative ideas and solutions, as well as establish friendships and community.

Despite the opportunities for great things to happen, many of us have experienced the downsides of group work — conflict, unclear expectations, pressure to manage deadlines and group members not pulling their weight.

Join the ILead team to gain insights on effective teamwork and develop your skills to push your teamwork to new heights. In this session we will explore:

  • Effective Communication Strategies
  • Taking on a Leadership Role in a Group Project
  • Managing roles and Expectations in Group Work
  • Managing Conflict

Register online to attend.

Learn more about the ACE Learning Skills Program and find out about other upcoming workshops here.

Therapy Dog Visit! @ GB Lobby
Oct 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Therapy dog

Therapy dog wearing a jacket!

Join the First Year Office staff and your classmates to de-stress with a visit from our furry friends at the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program!

Free. Drop-in, no registration required.

Oct
10
Mon
Thanksgiving Day: University Closed
Oct 10 all-day

The University is closed on October 10, 2022, for Thanksgiving Day.

Oct
14
Fri
ACE Learning Skills Program: Learning to Learn in Engineering – Building Your “Learning Toolbox”
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Learning to Learn in Engineering: Building Your “Learning Toolbox”

How should you study and approach problem-solving in Engineering? How do you control your studying outcomes? How do you find your learning style? And how do you study smarter?

Join your Engineering Learning Strategist and your fellow upper-year students to learn about effective learning strategies that can help you ace your academic performance!

In this session, you will gain a stronger understanding of how to read actively, take effective notes based on your learning style, and effectively manage and balance your time.

Register online to attend.

Learn more about the ACE Learning Skills Program and find out about other upcoming workshops here.

Nov
3
Thu
ACE Learning Skills Program: Building Academic Resilience in Engineering
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Building Academic Resilience in Engineering

Learning is full of setbacks and struggles. How can you positively adapt to manage these struggles? Join us to explore the key practices and essential resources that support your learning and well-being in the face of everyday learning challenges.

  • Understand the dimensions of academic resilience in your own learning
  • Discover how to learn from setbacks and embrace productive failure
  • Become a better learner by asking good questions and making the most of academic resources

Register online to attend.

Learn more about the ACE Learning Skills Program and find out about other upcoming workshops here.

Nov
7
Mon
Engineering Fall Study Break
Nov 7 – Nov 11 all-day

The Engineering Fall Study Break and the Arts & Science Fall Reading Week will take place between November 7 – 11, 2022. During this week, no Fall Term Engineering courses or Fall Term Arts & Science courses will be offered.

Nov
8
Tue
ACE Learning Skills Program: Stress, Rest, and Getting to the End in Engineering
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Stress, Rest, and Getting to the End in Engineering

It’s a challenging time of the semester. You’ve been busy, but there’s still a lot to do. Join us in this session designed for Engineering students to manage and reframe stress and rest so you can make it to the end.

  • Apply self-compassion as you attend to your holistic needs as a human and a learner
  • Identify realistic ways to build rest into your schedule and avoid burnout
  • Create an action plan to complete the semester

Register online to attend.

Learn more about the ACE Learning Skills Program and find out about other upcoming workshops here.

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