Month: February 2016


Interested in a career in the environment??

Attached, please find a poster inviting you to attend our annual Environmental Career Day, which will be held on Friday March 4, 2016 in the Great Hall of Hart House. We are looking for student volunteers, which involves a couple of hours of assistance at the event. Volunteers get a free breakfast or lunch, depending on the time at which they volunteer.

If you would like to volunteer, please email

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Didn’t Get Into Grad or Professional School, now what? Parallel Paths Workshop

“Didn’t Get In, Now What?” You have ‘Parallel Paths’!

Gain insight into the reasons your application was unsuccessful and receive tips
to strengthen your future applications! This is also an opportunity for you to
reflect on why you are interested in graduate/professional school and allow you
to explore other options for career development. Please note that feedback on
individual applications will not be offered at this workshop.

There will be two similar workshops addressing the following subject
areas ( however you may attend either workshop):

• (The Law School/ Grad School in the Social Sciences and Humanities Edition)
Thursday March 3rd from 10-12pm SS1083
• (The Med School/ Grad School in the Life Science Edition)
Friday March 4th from 2-4pm SS2104

To register, please visit; all are welcome to attend!

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Internship opportunities at UofT

The University of Toronto’s Impact Centre is currently offering two work placement programs
that you may be interested in learning about. These opportunities are valuable for undergraduates
as they begin to plan for their transition from university life to the work force (a transition
that should really start earlier, rather than later).

We are currently accepting applications for two different programs: IMC390 is more “soft-skills”
based and SETSI is more “hard-skills” based. Both programs offer students with an opportunity
to gain work experience which is extremely important when seeking future employment.

More information about the two programs:

IMC390 – 1 credit course (Arts & Science)

IMC390, Internships in New Venture, is a course-based internship that provides students the
opportunity to gain experience and have meaningful accomplishments, while working with
an early stage start-up company affiliated with U of T. At the same time students are
earning a full credit. Students will work an average of 18 hours/week during the summer term.
Internships are in business-related positions (business development, market research,
financial planning, marketing, media relations, social media strategy, etc.)

SETSI – co-curricular activity – CCR approved

The Science Engineering Technology Summer Internship (SETSI) gives undergraduate science
(natural, applied and social) and engineering students – in any discipline – the
opportunity to work with innovative U of T start-up companies. Students will work with
graduate students, recent graduates, and alumni who are actively trying to make their
discoveries available to society by commercializing them. Doing so will allow students
to develop valuable R&D skills and to be exposed to the inner working of companies.
The minimum amount of time is 20 hours/week and the projects run during the summer term.

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FLC Peer Mentor Application Available Feb.1 – Mar.1

Interested in joining the FLC team as Peer Mentor or Assistant Peer Mentor?

Applications is available online at: untill Tuesday, March 1, 4:00pm.

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One Belt One Road: A New Era of China’s Geopolitical Strategies

One Belt One Road: A New Era of China’s Geopolitical Strategies Synergy Journal at the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs is cordially inviting you to a conference panel on examining China’s recent geopolitical strategies on February 24th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at East Common Room, Hart House. The event aims to examine the dramatic shift in China’s recent geopolitical strategies and China’s rising international role through an academic approach, specifically focusing on the centrepiece initiative of China’s new geopolitical agenda — the “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) initiative. Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm Location: East Common Room, Hart House Co-sponsor: Asian Institute Registration: Panelists: Jeremy Paltiel – Jeremy Paltiel is a Professor of Political Science specializing in the politics, government and foreign policies of Asia (China and Japan) and development politics at Carleton University. Hasan H. Karrar (video presentation) – Hasan H. Karrar is an assistant professor of History specializing in modern Chinese and Central Asian history and political economy at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan. Victor Falkenheim – Victor C. Falkenheim is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto. All the best, Arthur Lui Director of Public Relations Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies Asian Institute | Munk School of Global Affairs | University of Toronto 1 Devonshire Place | Room 267S Online ISSN 2369-8217 | Print ISSN 2369-8209 | Phone: 647-528-8273| Email:> | Twitter: @AI_UofT | @SynergyJournal | Website: PRIVILEGED / CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION This message is confidential and may be privileged. If you have received it in error, you are on notice of its status. If you are not the intended recipient, any use, dissemination or copying of this information is prohibited. If you have received this email message in error, please notify the sender by reply email and delete the message without retaining a copy. INFORMATION PRIVILÉGIÉE / CONFIDENTIELLE Ce message est confidentiel et peut être privilégié. Si le lecteur de ce message n’est pas le récipiendaire prévu, vous êtes notifié par la présente que l’usage, la diffusion ou la reproduction de ses renseignements sont strictement interdites. Si vous avez reçu ce courriel par erreur, veuillez informer l’expéditeur par courrier électronique et détruire ce message sans garder une copie.

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CIE Summer Program

Exchange Talk – Summer Opportunities

Interested in studying abroad this summer? Not sure how to complete your CIE exchange application? Come to this session to meet fellow UofT students who have gone abroad during the summer term.

When: Tuesday February 23, 5-6pm

Where: Cumberland Room, CIE, 33 St. George Street Register from this link: /2016&service=IC&eid=IC_10862

Student Exchange Program Centre for International Experience | University of Toronto Cumberland House | 33 St. George Street| Toronto, Ontario | M5S 2E3 Canada Phone:+1 416.978-1800 ||

NEW exchange office drop-in hours for students: Monday- Friday 10am -12 noon & 1-3pm (CIE Exchange Office will be closed for drop-in visits outside of these hours) ………………………………………………………………….
CIE. Experience the World. For upcoming events, check out our EVENTS PAGE! ………………………………………………………………….

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CCP Community-Engaged Initiative Grants

CCP Community-Engaged Initiative Grants The CCP currently has a call for student grants for up to $1000, there are 15 available.

These are open to any student on any campus, fulltime/part time, undergrad or graduate. The first round has closed, but the second round is open until February 22nd.

CCP Community-Engaged Initiative Grants Project proposals should:
. encourage long-term involvement in community and/or civic engagement amongst UofT students
. be in collaboration with a Toronto or Peel based community partner
. focus on the goals of a community partner and the learning of University of Toronto students . be innovative
. provide resources that would make the project possible (ie. The project could not operate without the funds)

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b2B Industry Night – Careers in Communications

Dear Economics students,

Thinking about a career in communications? Curious as to how to plan your path forward and connect your current studies with a job after graduation? Join us on Thursday February 25, 2016, when alumni and students will mix and mingle at Hart House for a very special Backpack to Briefcase event. DATE Thursday February 25, 2016 TIME 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm LOCATION Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle Please register online to attend. The skills you gain from your Arts & Science degree can be transferred into many opportunities in the communications field.

This networking reception will be a great opportunity to make connections and speak with successful alumni including:
* Ainsley Gilkinson, Manager of Media Relations with Sony Music Entertainment Canada * Neil Hrab, Manager, Communications – Investments with OMERS
* Julia Lo, Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications with Loran Scholars Foundation (ranked #1 Canadian educational charity in 2015 by the Financial Post)
* Kari Vierimaa, Assignment Editor, Global News For additional alumni guests and their bios, please visit: cations/ Interested in a Career in Health Sciences? We’ve got a b2B for that too!
* If you require an accommodation due to a disability please contact <> at least one week prior to the event and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangement

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Upcoming event: Economics and the Environment: Can We Have It All?

Hi economics undergraduates! I just wanted to update you all about a free event may interest some of you and is happening next Wednesday the 10th from 6-8 pm at Hart House. Hart House Debates Committee is hosting a panel discussion on the realities and consequences of sustainable development that is featuring several outstanding panelists: Professor Mel Cappe from the School of Public Policy, Professor Douglas Macdonald from the School of the Environment and Keith Brooks from non-profit Environmental Defence. We are anticipating an extremely interesting and informed discussion viewing public policy from economic and environmental perspectives. If you are interested in attending or learning more about the event, you can use the Facebook link below:
(I should mention free refreshments will be served )
Have a good weekend!
Madeline Peters

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ESA February Newsletter #1

Coffee with the Profs

This round’s Coffee with the Profs will feature Professor Jordi Mondria and Professor Michelle Alexopoulos, with discussions on the topic of the fall of the Canadian dollar as well as topics of interest in either professors field of research, including but not limited to asymmetric information, home bias, technology shocks, and unemployment! This event will be held in comfortable quarters and will very much encourage discussion rather than presenting, and is a great opportunity to get to know different profs and streams of research.

The event will be held Thursday, February 11th, from 1:00to 2:30PM and we will be serving light snacks and refreshments. For more information check out our Facebook event. Intersting in attending? Register on our website before spots fill up. Make sure to come out and join us for a chat with your very own Economics professors!

Call For Papers

The University of Toronto Economic Review is currently accepting submissions for its 2016 edition. We are looking for papers that fall into one of the following two categories: Short Paper: A paper that attempts to make subject matters of academic economics more accessible to the general interest population. Long Paper: A rigorous paper presenting a theoretical or empirical result or a policy evaluation. The paper must present an original contribution and appeal to broad economic interest. Submissions are not restricted to any courses or traditional fields of economics and are open to all undergrads. If you have any questions regarding the appropriateness of a submission, do not hesitate to contact us for clarification. Submissions should be sent as a single PDF to <> . Please include in the email your name, program, institution, year of study, and the letter grade your paper received. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2016 at 11:59 PM.

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