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Programming & Events

Once you've settled into your residence room and bid farewell to your parents and family, join us our Residence & Campus events. We are excited to be able to connect with you virtually, and we have some amazing programming planned. Check with your community Residence Advisor for upcoming community events!

During residence and campus events, you will get an opportunity to:

  • Engage in social activities online and develop your identity as a UTSC resident
  • Meet your residence assistant and floor mates and begin to form lasting friendships 
  • AND HAVE FUN! 

Upcoming Events

Event

Date

Description/Event Information

 

 

Safety in Residence Seminar

 

 

Friday, September 10th, 2021

11:00 AM

 

Join this Zoom Webinar here

Tennis with Athletics and Recreation

Friday, September 10th, 2021
6:00 PM

Want to learn to play tennis with some of your fellow residents? We’re partnered with Athletics and Rec to book some tennis courts and we’ll have staff on hand to show you the ropes if you haven’t played before.

Please wear comfortable athletic clothing and bring your own water bottle. Sign up now on Star Rez!

 

To sign up on Starrez (https://starportal.utoronto.ca/StarRezPortalX/) please follow the below instructions after you have logged in:

  1. Click the top left menu and click "Manage My Housing"
  2. Click "Select" on your booking for "UTSC - Fall 2021"
  3. In the drop down menu, select the event you would like to sign up for and click save and continue
  4. Choose the time you would like to attend from the calendar and you're all set!
Indigenous Bonfire Welcome

Thursday, September 16th

5-6 pm and 6-7 pm

Come gather with us around the fire as we welcome in the new school year in a good way at UTSC. Meet new friends, connect with old friends and have a cup of gratitude with our Indigenous community. Light refreshments will be served!

Campfire Welcome | 5-6pm: https://clnx.utoronto.ca/events.htm?evtId=36157
Campfire Welcome | 6-7pm: https://clnx.utoronto.ca/events.htm?evtId=36158

Health and Wellness Summer Programming

The Health and Wellness Center is offering a variety of talks/ workshops open to all students! Check out their calendar here: https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/hwc/health-wellness-events-calendar

Every Tuesday starting June 1 @ 3PM: Combatting Racism From Bystander to Upstander

"COVID-19 has sharpened the structural and societal inequities that have long existed and permeated disproportionately across racialized communities. These inequities have been maintained by power dyamics that translate into lack of access to resources and opportunities. These wokrshops aim to create a safe and inclusive space to explore how inequities create psychological distress, impact physical health and maintain cyclical deprivation. Participants will explore ways these inequities are embedded in cultural ideas, artifacts and symbols of the superiority of a specific culture and a race. We will also discuss the Willl and practicl Ways that can help us tp move from bystander to upstander-taking purposeful and impacful acions to combat anti-Black racism, anti-Indigeneous racism, Islamophobia, and other forms of oppression." 

Every Thursday starting June 3 @ 1PM: Find Self-Acceptance Using Principles of Self-Compassion

"This group seeks to provide a space to explore our understanding of ourselves using a compassionate focused lens. The journey into building a healthy relatiohip with yourself starts ith learning principles around self-acceptance, self-image, self-esteem, self-confidence and ideal self. This group uses a trauma informed, intersectional approach into exploring identity with curiosity and compassoin to learn skills on the path to creating a loving relationship with yourself."

Every Thursday starting June 3 @ 5PM: Understanding Yourself, Understanding Your Anxiety

"You are not alone, to experience anxiety. Anxiety makes you feel worried, nervous and uneasy --constantly. Anxiety is the most common psychological concern among post-secondary students, exacerbated many folds in wake of VOCID-19, racial inequalities and uncertainties. No matter, how your anxiety manifests, this eight week series of workshops offer you practical, relevant and effective strategies, including specific mindfulness-based practices to deal with anxiety. Each session begins and ends with a brief mindfulness practice."

Every Friday June 4 @ 11AM: LGBTQIA2S Pride Month Support Group

"The LGBTQ+ support group is open to any students who identify within the LGBTQ+ community or may be questioning their gender identity and/ or sexual orientation. The group provides an opportunity for folks to connect and share what's happening for them currently in their lives as we build community together. The group also offers space to explore topics related to LGBTQ+ lived experiences."

Athletics Programming

Virtual June Programs:  https://utsc.utoronto.ca/athletics/virtual-june-programs

Toronto Pan Am Group Fitness Classes (outdoors in person & virtual):  https://utsc.utoronto.ca/athletics/sites/utsc.utoronto.ca.athletics/files/docs/groupfitness.pdf

Walking & running trail guide:  https://utsc.utoronto.ca/athletics/walking-and-running-trails

Tennis hours & booking info:  https://utsc.utoronto.ca/athletics/tennis-club-membership (Free for all registered students and equipment is provided)

Join the Athletics & Recreation team this month for a variety of virtual activities.  All programs are free and do not require advance registration.  Sessions will be held through zoom, details below.

You’ll want to clear a small area, wear athletic shoes (bare feet for ballet) and have a water bottle handy. To access the classes, click on the links below and have your UTORID ready to log in. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to connect with us at athletics@utoronto.ca.

Group Workouts with MoveU

Come join the UTSC MoveU Crew for a group fitness workout every Wednesday at 5:00pm.  Get a workout in, meet new friends, and have a good time!  Different classes will be offered each week.
First class begins - Wednesday, May 19 @5:00pm
Link: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/84708264335

Kat & Keirah’s Corner
Join us every Monday at 2:30pm for Kat & Keirah’s Corner.  Each week join the conversation as UTSC staff and students discuss the hot topics of the day.
Link: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/85743914711  Password: chat

Stretch Breaks
Drop in for a quick lunch time stretch break to ease your muscles and energize your mind. Classes will be offered weekly on Wednesday from 12:30pm - 1:00pm.
Begins Wednesday, May 12
Link: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/81063338342

Virtual Registered Classes
Looking to stay active while at home?  Try one of our FREE 4-week virtual registered programs – Dancefit, Kickboxing, Ballet, Latin Dance, Volleyball, Basketball and Soccer.  Videos are released weekly on Monday and begin the week of May 17th.  Registration is required at recreation.utoronto.ca

 

Should you require an accommodation to participate fully in orientation or ongoing programming, please contact us at  residence.utsc@utoronto.ca.