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We are very happy to invite all of the Sociology students to our Fall Career seminar on November 1st from 6-7:30pm at the Sociology department room 240. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to speak with professionals whose academic background includes sociology. Professional paths and personal experiences in social work, academia, and human resources will be discussed by our panel through a Q&A format. There will also be time for you to network with our speakers in the last half-hour. Our speakers include: Eric Krowles (HBA), Human Resources Consultant, City of Mississauga Eric Krowles graduated from UTM in 1986 with an HBA in Sociology. Eric is currently employed by the City of Mississauga as a Human Resources Consultant. He utilizes the knowledge and skills gained through his studies in sociology every day in the areas of recruitment, employee relations, negotiating with internal and external customers, and project management. Dr. Irene Boeckmann, (HBA, MA, Ph.D), Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Department of Sociology Dr. Boeckmann is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2014. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center in Germany, she joined the faculty at the University of Toronto in 2016. She teaches courses in the area of gender, family, work and inequality, public policy and quantitative methods. Josh Rosenblum (HBA, MA), Senior Research Director, Synqrinus Inc. Josh Rosenblum is the senior research director for Synqrinus Inc, which he joined three years ago after long stints with Kantar at TNS and Millward Brown. As a research professional with a decade of agency experience, Josh’s insights have been used in award winning industry submissions to the Cassies (in 2009) and MRIA (in 2013). As a younger man, his passion for sociology led Josh to graduate on the Dean’s List at U of T (B.A. 2006), and then get his Master of Arts from McGill (2007). Outside work, Josh is: an avid traveler, dedicated volunteer, and proud fan of ‘80s music. Dessert, snacks, coffee will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!
Nov
01
club event

Fall Career Seminar

Hosted by Sociology Students' Union
ACADEMIC SEMINAR @ GB119 on NOV 2 FROM 3-4PM! Interested in hearing about what your favourite profs are up to when they’re not giving lecture? HBSU’s Fall Academic Seminar this year is featuring DR. KENNETH YIP and Dr. MARIA PAPACONSTANTINOU, who will both be giving brief talks about their current research and answering any questions you may have about what they’re working on and research in general! Dr. Yip, who lectures BIO130, BIO230, BIO271, CSB201/202, CSB349 and other research and grad level courses, will be speaking on his topic "What is Cancer and What are We Doing About It?", and his work as a researcher at the University Health Network/Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, where he explores opportunities for translating basic scientific discoveries into benefits for patients with head and neck cancer. Specifically, his team is developing new prognostic/predictive biomarkers, chemical drugs, and dissecting the molecular pathways that underlie cancer biology. Dr. Papaconstantinou, who regularly teaches courses like HMB265, HMB203, HMB305 and other upper level courses like HMB321, HMB360 and HMB441, will be speaking about her current research interests, which lie in the examination of the impact and effectiveness of various pedagogical approaches on undergraduate learning outcomes, and her Genetics and Global Health courses as an Associate Professor with the Human Biology Department. The seminar will be hosted in GB119 on NOV 2 FROM 3-4PM! Free coffee/hot chocolate and donuts will be provided. See you there!
Nov
02
club event

HBSU Academic Seminar ft Dr Yip and Dr Papaconstantinou

Hosted by Human Biology Students' Union
We have memes. We have fun. We will have food. What else do you need?? UTES is here for you after a brutal midterm season with video game fun. HIT THAT GOING BUTTON FOR THE SPICIEST LAN THIS SEMESTER. MEET NEW PEOPLE, PLAY WITH FRIENDS, EAT A++ FOOD, DRINK VITASOY, AND COME CHILL WITH US. THE GAME PLAN: League of Legends: 5v5 premade tournament, single elimination. -Premade signup link: https://goo.gl/forms/Eg5TDi6oo2EexHbI3 (accepting 4 teams) -Individual signup link: https://goo.gl/forms/TEUDf3tktz2ndIux1 (accepting 4 teams) Who Wants to be a Millionaire competition. WORLDS VIEWING PARTY: 1:30am at the Cat's Eye Lounge (Vic college). -Viewing party signup link: https://events.na.leagueoflegends.com/events/285824 We will be heading there together! Bring your own computer. Smash 4: 5:30PM: Set ups ready. Chill time~ 6:20PM: Tournament bracket and amateur bracket start time. -Signup link: http://challonge.com/UofTGamesNight/ Prizes: Amiibo, baby! Bring your own controller. Street Fighter: Casual set up for Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear Xrd, Tekken 7 3v3 team Guilty Gear tournament. Bring your own controller!! CSGO: 5:30PM: Heckin' COUP, bois Overwatch: 5:30PM chill time. 6:30PM: trivia 1v1s Prizes: Official Overwatch merch. Bring your own computer. (If theres enough people might do 1v1 or 3v3 tourny of some sort) Hearthstone: 7:00PM: Best of 5 conquest tournament. -Signup link: http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/JHtJk7fPgk Bring 4 decks, ban one of your opponents. Bring your own device. Prize: 10$ Battlenet Special thanks to CSSU - Computer Science Student Union for booking us the venue!
Nov
03
club event

UTES Games Night

Hosted by the University of Toronto eSports
How has caste developed in Pakistan? Why does caste still matter? A tool used to reinforce power, abuse, and property, it is often a taboo topic; yet the stories of how it permeates into the everyday lives of Pakistanis are far from few. The public silencing on it contrasts with the insidious obsession about caste in private dealings. We are happy to be hosting our first discussion forum of the year on caste and caste systems. It will be an informal conversation where we will gather together to share our thoughts on caste, and work to unpack how the caste system is prevalent and operates in Pakistan. We hope this forum allows you to understand the importance of our decision to partner with the International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) this year. We also hope this will be an event to critically evaluate the ways in which we are complicit in caste-based discrimination and how we can work towards eradicating it in our communities. Raising awareness is a great start and we hope you all will join us! We'll be meeting on November 3rd from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Centre for International Experience, Room 102. The event is ticketed on a "Donate What You Can" principle, with 100% of the proceeds going to IDSN. Refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there! --------------------------------------------------------------------- IDSN is a network of international human rights groups, development agencies, national Dalit solidarity networks, and national platforms in caste-affected countries. It works to advocate for Dalit human rights and to raise awareness of Dalit issues nationally and internationally. More information on the organization can be found here: http://idsn.org/ Pakistan Development Foundation was founded as a student-run initiative with a mandate to support sustainable development and to promote capacity building in Pakistan. As per our mandate of equity and accessibility, the venue space is wheelchair accessible; including the washrooms. If you have any dietary restrictions or other accommodation concerns please email us beforehand at: pakistandevelopmentfoundation@gmail.com
Nov
03
club event

P.D.F presents: Cast Out Caste

Hosted by Pakistan Development Foundation
Are you a high school student thinking of pursuing high education in STEM fields? Empower YOUth is an initiative by the University of Toronto Chapter of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) that will provide high school students with the tools necessary to pave their own paths and become leaders and innovators in STEM. At this conference, high school students in the GTA will have the opportunity to explore STEM university programs and careers to help clarify their plans for the future. The conference will consist of workshops, speakers, networking and a panel focused around the development of leadership and professional skills and providing an inside look into university and industry. Please note that you do not have to identify as female in order to attend this conference, everyone is welcome! Agenda: 8:30 - 8:50 Registration + Snacks 9:00 - 9:20 WISE Speech + Introduction 9:20 - 9:55 Speaker 1: Dr. Maryrose Salvador 10:00 - 11:00 Panel 1: How to Make the Most Out of University Panelists: Riham Abu Affan, Krishana Sankar and Niloofar Ganji 11:10 - 11:50 Workshop 1: Partnership with University of Toronto Pre-medical society: All About Injections! 11:50 - 12:20 Lunch 12:25 - 1:10 Workshop 2: Partnership with University of Toronto's Engineers without Borders: Systems Mapping 1:20 - 1:55 Speaker 2: Dr. Rita Kandel 2:00 - 3:00 Panel 2: Tech, Startups and How to Market Yourself Panelists: Jonathan Swyers, Tania Albarghouthi 3:05 - 3:40 Speaker 3: Renee Hozek 3:50 - 4:30 Networking (with UofT students & alumni) + Sponsors' booths 4:40 - 5:00 Closing remarks
Nov
04
club event

Empower YOUth Conference (for High School Students)

Hosted by Women in Science and Engineering
The Neuroscience Association for Undergraduate Students presents the 6th Annual Everything Neuroscience (EN) Conference, with a focus on neuropsychiatry. Come out to listen to lead researchers in the field discuss their work! BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ARE INCLUDED! --- TICKET PRICING --- Early Bird (25 tickets available): $5 Regular: $7 Save by bringing your friends! 2 for $10 BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/everything-neuroscience-n-conference-neuropsychiatry-tickets-38696498268 ---ABSTRACT COMPETITION--- The Abstract Competition will be evaluated by the Neuroscience Association for Undergraduate Students (NAUS) Executive Team. The winner will have their abstract featured in our conference program and they will receive a Neuroscience backpack! You are eligible to participate if: 1) You are an undergraduate student 2) Your research is related to neuroscience and/or psychiatry If you would like to participate, please submit your abstract to naus.utoronto@gmail.com by Monday, October 30th. We look forward to receiving your submissions! For more info: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vO5EtCdkvdD269Sh9o49Xz3xSXfewqS-qxYdexl7cXo/edit --- DETAILED EVENT SCHEDULE --- 9:30-10:00 - Registration & breakfast - lobby 10:00-10:10 - Welcome address (HMB department chair and NAUS Co-presidents) - room 1130 10:10-10:50 - Keynote speaker: Dr. Jane Foster - room 1130 10:50-11:20 - 2nd speaker: Dr. Daphne Voineskos - room 1130 11:20-11:50 - 3rd speaker: Dr. Fang Liu - room 1130 11:50-12:30 - Panel discussion (keynote, 2nd speaker, and 3rd speaker) - room 1130 12:30-1:30 - Lunch - lobby 1:30-2:45 - Breakout sessions: 1) Schizophrenia (Dr. Albert Wong and James Samsom) - room 1130 2) Bipolar Disorder (Dr. Benjamin Goldstein and Dr. Jessica Hatch) - room 1230 3) OCD (Dr. Gwyneth Zai and Sophia Attwells) - room 1240 2:45-3:00 - Closing address (NAUS Co-presidents) - room 1130 --- FAQs --- Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? There is no age limit for this event. Everyone is welcome! Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? If you have any questions please contact us at our email naus.utoronto@gmail.com with "EN Neuropsychiatry Question" in the subject line. We will do our best to answer the email within 1 business day. Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Yes! Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? We will be accepting both printed tickets and digital tickets for entrace to the event. What is the refund policy? Tickets for this event are non-refundable. --- INFORMATION ABOUT BUILDING ACCESSIBILITY --- Entering the building: http://www.osm.utoronto.ca/website/accessibility/building_data/ba.pdf Room descriptions: http://www.osm.utoronto.ca/bookings/f?p=210:1:131783099980201::::P1_BLDG,P1_ROOM:,
Nov
04
club event

Everything Neuroscience (∑N) Conference: Neuropsychiatry

Hosted by Neuroscience Association for Undergraduate Students
UofT's Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Chapter is hosting our first ever Lab Tours Event! We invite you to join us on November 6th from 9am-12pm for a tour of several research labs on the UofT St. George campus. These will include the following labs: 1) Dr. Molly Shoichet (Regenerative Medicine & Tissue Engineering) 2) Dr. Luyi Yang (Condensed Matter Physics) 3) Dr. Brenda Andrews (Genetic Models of Development & Disease, Functional Genomics) 4) Dr. Deborah Zamble (Biological & Bioinorganic Chemistry) 5) Dr. Ashley Bruce (Embryonic Development) These tours are a great opportunity for students to learn more about working in a research lab, network with leading scientists, and find out about the cutting edge research being done on campus right now. The event will start at 9am in Galbraith Building, room 304. From there, you will head to your first lab rotation. There will be three rotations total and each rotation will be 40 minutes long. When you register for the event, you will have a chance to indicate your top three labs and we will do our best to place you on tours that suit you. This is a free event (however, a $15 fee will be charged on eventbrite and reimbursed when you sign in at the event). Please note that spots are limited and the deadline to sign up on eventbrite is November 5th at 11pm. Schedule: 9:00-9:15: Registration & Introduction (in GB 304) 9:30-10:10: Lab rotation 1 10:25-11:05: Lab rotation 2 11:20-12:00: Lab rotation 3
Nov
06
club event

WISE Lab Tours

Hosted by Women in Science and Engineering
Opening up a new chapter, MIST101 workshop 5 will introduce Unsupervised Learning. In contrast to its supervised counterpart, unsupervised learning is about description and summarization of unlabeled information. It is also quoted as the key to true Artificial Intelligence. Unsupervised learning leverages the power of probabilistic modelling on unlabelled data. The goal is to learn and extract meaningful structures or patterns of real value (i.e. social media mining). This workshop will elaborate on classical paradigms such as Latent Variable Model and Implicit Density Models. The state-of-the-art methods, Variational Autoencoders (VAE) and Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN), will also be introduced along with real-life applications and research highlights of the speakers. JOIN US at GB119, 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9th! Enjoy the pleasant knowledge of unsupervised learning as well as Refreshments !!! Make sure to RSVP through Eventbrite, the $5 deposit will be fully refunded after the event for all attendees. Ticket Link:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mist101-5-unsupervised-learning-tickets-39527024394 MIST101 is a series of workshops on machine learning and data science hosted by UTMIST on a bi-weekly basis. It starts from the basic theories and extends to the most cutting-edge research. For more information, please visit our website: http://utmist.sa.utoronto.ca/
Nov
09
club event

MIST101: #5 Unsupervised Learning

Hosted by the University of Toronto Machine Intelligence Student Team
Here we are again. Get you rackets ready for the ESA Squash Tournament. Everybody is welcome to join* What: ESA-UofT Squash Tournament When: Saturday, November 11, 11am to 3pm Where: Squash Courts, Hart House, UofT 7 Hart House Circle Toronto, ON M5S 3H3 Preliminary Tournament Organization (Subject to change based on number of participants): 1- Maximum of 16 players 2- Tournamnets will be held in 2 rounds. In the first round, players will be divided into groups with matches within a group in round-robin format. Based on points in the first round, players will be divided into 2 levels; beginners and experienced. Matches will then proceed in each level in a single elimination format. 3- Matches in the 1st round are one game only. 4- Matches it the remaining rounds will be best of 3. 6- Games are of 11 points (point on serve change). 5- A draw will be held to decide the groups of the first round 6- No referees or markers will be supplied. Players will score their own matches. 7- Players must be there from the beginning of the tournament (11:00am) Please follow this link (https://goo.gl/ZQ5c4V) to register. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, November 10, 5:00 pm Hart House Regulations: • All U of T students must present a valid T-card upon entry at the Fitness Centre Reception • Any non-members must be sponsored by a Hart House member and are required to pay a guest fee at the Hub prior to checking in at the Fitness Centre Reception (disregard) • All participants must be in proper gym wear, including non-marking footwear • Spectators are not permitted at any time – only those participating in the event will be permitted to enter the Fitness Centre • All coats and bags are to be checked into day lockers and NOT taken to the Lower Gym (locks are not provided.) • Food and beverages are not permitted in the Fitness Centre • Permission to take pictures has been obtained in advance. • Any fundraising/exchange of funds for this event must be done outside of Hart House *Non-UofT students will have to be sponsored by a UofT student and pay a guest fee at the Hart House frontn desk **Hart House Squash courts are a little smaller than the usual squash courts
Nov
11
club event

ESA Squash Tournament

Hosted by Egyptian Student Association at University of Toronto
“想跟小伙伴们促进感情却找不到机会?想约一波健康益智局却不知道约什么好?桌游绝对是你最佳的选择啦。还在等什么,快来参加ICU举办的board game night 吧 !桌游绝对是你最佳的选择啦。还在等什么,快来参加ICU举办的board game night 吧 ! 地点:GB404 时间:11月12号晚上6点到10点 本活动对所有member 免费 所有non-member:$5 本活动提供免费汽水&零食 现场的游戏各式各样,狼人杀,jenga,twister,ticket to ride,dixit,exploding kittens....是不是觉得游戏丰富到很多名字都没听说过?come and find out!重点来了,超大屏nintendo switch!!! 还不快带上你的homie来嗨一番(。・∀・)ノ゙ 报名表格: https://goo.gl/forms/MSchSc6HYXCnaL5r2 Don't know where to go during reading week? Don't know what to do when you hang out with friends? NO WORRIES! The board game is definitely your best choice ever! Come join our ICU board game night on November 12th! Location: GB404 Time: November 12,2017 6pm-10pm The event is FREE for our member!!! For non-member:$5 Drinks and snacks are provided!!!!!! We have prepared different games for you: Werewolf, Jenga, Twister, Ticket to Ride, Dixit, exploding kittens... come check it out!!! The most important part of our event is the Nintendo switch on a huge screen!!!!! Don't miss out!!!! Bring all your friends to our board game night!!! See you! Sign-up here:https://goo.gl/forms/MSchSc6HYXCnaL5r2
Nov
12
club event

新粵icu特約:不一樣的桌遊夜Board Game Night!

Hosted by International Cantonese Union
For the month of November (yes, the entire month - please ignore the event time above), the Sustainability Commission will be auditing campus buildings to see whether they need more composting and whether they have lights left on unnecessarily overnight, as well as visiting food service locations to identify ways they can be run more sustainably. This is so that we can advocate more effectively to Facilities and Food Services, and we need all the help we can get! If you're interested in helping out, please sign up here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1d5ZY7YdZu9RH7JYNmRo3Xb3l0OE_sB1_CZD-wMGIiyI/edit?usp=sharing) for auditing buildings and here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11Eg1RYUg8drqIYBpEUqUTNaWJfpXYTDbfC5KFVsvCJA/edit?usp=sharing) for visiting food services locations. The list of locations might be pretty overwhelming, but feel free to just sign up for the major buildings you regularly use! We're hoping to have some results by the November 16th meeting (https://www.facebook.com/events/1729520337089435/), at which time we'll think about how to deal with the important locations that have gotten no signups. For food services, the things we're looking out for are listed in the google sheet, though general comments are also helpful. If specific food items are overpackaged/could instead be packaged with recyclable materials, please try to note down what they are. For composting, we'd like a focus on what spaces seem to need composting but don't have it, while for lighting, taking a look from outside the building is probably enough - don't feel obliged to sign up for auditing lighting if you're not usually on campus in the evening! As always, if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please get in touch with sustainability@utsu.ca. We look forward to hearing from you!
Nov
13
utsu event

Sustainability Commission Compost/Lighting/Food Audit

Hosted by the University of Toronto Students' Union (UTSU)
180 DC is hosting a workshop with TribalScale, RBC, and Veeva System representatives! Theresa J. Lee is a third year Psychology and Business student at the University of Waterloo, minoring in Digital Arts Communication. She is currently working as a Product Designer at Veeva Systems, and has worked at RBC in the past as a UX Designer. She was an executive member of the UW/UX club at the University of Waterloo during her last study term, as well as the Student Ambassador for RBC. She is passionate about breaking the stigma against Arts students in tech and enjoys creating videos in her downtime. Daniel Kim is a third year student at the University of Toronto studying engineering. He's worked at RBC as a Web Developer and Product Designer. He uses his background in front-end development when it comes to interface and motion design! Emily MacGowan is a 5th year Knowledge Integration student at the University of Waterloo, and is specializing in User Experience design. She worked a year and a half in various design roles at RBC and completed an undergraduate thesis project in User Experience. She is currently an avid volunteer at Canada’s UX conference Fluxible and assistant organizer at ExploreTech Toronto. In her spare time you’ll usually find her at a rock climbing gym in Toronto or training for obstacle races! Please register for the event and a confirmation email will be sent to you confirming your registration. If you do not receive a registration confirmation, the room is filled to capacity. We hope to see you there! Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/6wbxKIBHtgQ1e1Lx1 Registration closes: November 13th 11PM
Nov
14
club event

Introduction to UX Design

Hosted by 180 Degrees Consulting
UTMIST’s Guest Speaker Series are returning on Tuesday, November 14th and Thursday, November 16th! We are excited to invite 4 distinguishing speakers from the machine learning community in University of Toronto. They will present an overview of the latest research topics ranging from massive data handling & analysis, to the most cutting-edge deep learning techniques. If you would like to get a first-hand coverage on the development in AI/ML, you definitely cannot miss this huge event! Please RSVP through Eventbrite to secure your space! Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/utmist-guest-speaker-series-registration-39612497045 —————————————————————————————— Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | HA 401 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm - "Garbage in, garbage out: Misadventures and cautionary tales in data acquisition, handling, and analytics" [Lauren Erdman, PhD student, UofT; Data Science Core Lead, SickKids Hospital] Research Focus: Data integration, genome biology, and complex disease. - "Automated analysis of high-content microscopy data with deep learning" [Oren Kraus, PhD student, UofT PSI group] Research Focus: High-throughput microscopy screens. ......................................................................................................... Thursday, November 16, 2017 | SS 1069 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm - "Few-shot Learning Through an Information Retrieval Lens" [Eleni Triantafillou, PhD student, UofT Machine Learning group] Research Focus: representation learning ; Few-shot learning. - "Deep Spectral Clustering Learning" [Marc Law, Postdoctoral, UofT Machine Learning group] Research Focus: Deep learning; scalable machine learning; Distance metric learning in computer vision and web archiving —————————————————————————————— Thank you for your support and looking forward to meeting you at the event!
Nov
14
club event

UTMIST Guest Speaker Series

Hosted by the University of Toronto Machine Intelligence Student Team
For nearly two centuries, the University of Toronto has extended the boundaries of knowledge through research and innovation to address some of the world’s most important questions and spurring economic growth. One hundred years ago, Dr. John Gerald FitzGerald combined his passion for medicine, his scientific knowledge and the resources of the University of Toronto to manufacture and widely distribute vaccines to fight diphtheria, polio, and produce insulin. Today, U of T is translating research into the next medical advance, successful start-up or game-changing technology to support the health and well-being of people globally. The year 2017 marks three significant milestones for the U of T community: The Connaught Laboratories’ 100th, the School of Hygiene’s 90th and the Department of Hospital Administration’s 70th anniversaries. Join U of T’s Vice-President of Research and Innovation Vivek Goel, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Interim Dean Adalsteinn Brown, and Faculty of Medicine Dean Trevor Young for a discussion about the how today’s health researchers and system innovators are narrowing the gap between research and impact while keeping health-care accessible to all. Featuring: Leah Cowen , Professor, Molecular Genetics, U of T Medicine Emily Seto, Assistant Professor, Health Informatics, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation Laura Rosella, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Panel: 5:30 – 7:00 PM Reception: 7:00-8:00 PM
Nov
15
Campus Event

Within Reach of Everyone: Celebrating U of T Innovation History

Hosted by the University of Toronto
Want to land your dream job but don’t know how? Need tips on interviews and job search? Ascend University of Toronto is proud to present ASPIRE PANEL 2017! Representatives from diverse industries will be here to share their career journeys and give you insights to help you ascend your career! Learn more about potential job opportunities in specific industries, and have your questions answered about working in the workforce. If you need advice on acing your interviews or landing an internship this summer, don’t miss out on the ASPIRE PANEL! Q&A + networking + refreshments will be provided at the end of the event! Special thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible. Students from all years and programs are welcome. The deadline to register is November 15, 2017 11:59 pm. Spots are limited so sign up fast! We hope to see you there! ----------------------------------------------- EVENT DETAILS Date: November 16, 2017 Time: 6-8 pm Location: MS Dress Code: Business Casual Admission: FREE REGISTRATION DETAILS Registration Link: https://goo.gl/Pi8LhD Registration Deadline: November 15, 2017 If you have any questions or concerns regarding this event, please feel free to send us a message on Facebook or email us at ascenduoft@gmail.com For more information: Website: http://www.ascend.sa.utoronto.ca/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ascenduoft Instagram: @AscendUofT WeChat: @AscendUofT LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8417742/profile
Nov
16
club event

2017 Aspire Panel

Hosted by Ascend University of Toronto
Date: 20th of November, Monday Time: 5 PM to 7 PM A crisis which has engulfed the region, and indeed the world, into an extremely complicated situation, the Syrian crisis has resulted in a mass exodus of the local population. Over 13.5 million people are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance, with the number of people killed and displaced increasing every day to over 11 million. What does the future hold for the region? What is the ultimate solution? We invite domestic and international students to discuss this issue further. Panelists' biographies: Ziva Gorani is a Kurdish Syrian pansexual trans woman. Ziva left Syria in September 2014 and moved to Canada via Turkey in October 2016 Turkey. Ziva has a Bachelor Degree in Artificial Intelligence at Informatics Engineering Department. Sha has almost five years of experience working in the humanitarian and civil society sectors in Syria and Turkey with NGOs like Global Community. During her stay in Turkey, Ziva developed an activist voice when she began speaking about her experience as a queer trans woman displaced by war and religious intolerance. Ziva now works in the Region of Peel to increase visibility and inclusion of LGBTQ+ communities through community development and interventions to improve wellbeing. Ziva is now working on her applications to apply for Social Work Departments where she could continue her work to assist the Syrian community in general specially the LGBTQ+ Syrian communities. Ian Costa is a third-year PhD student in Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Toronto. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and received a Master’s from UofT in 2015. Ian works on the politics of contemporary cultural and music production and performance in the Arabian Peninsula, where spent many formative years. He is also interested in the history of ideas in Europe and the Middle East. Ian currently serves as vice-president of NMC-CESI, a student led education group at which fosters community through language exchange between newcomers learning English and students interested in learning Arabic. Craig Damian Smith is the Associate Director of the Global Migration Lab at the Munk School. He earned his PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on migration, displacement, European foreign policy, and refugee integration. His doctoral thesis “Malignant Europeanization: Schengen, Irregular Migration Governance, and Insecurity on Europe’s Peripheries” examines the effects of European migration governance on transit states. He has conducted several years of fieldwork throughout the Middle East, North Africa, Western Balkans, and Europe. His current SSHRC-funded research looks at the effects of social networks on refugee integration. In addition to his scholarly work, he has provided media commentary on migration and refugee issues to outlets including the BBC, CBC, and NBC.
Nov
20
utsu event

T O N I G H T! Case Study: Migrant Rights and The Syrian Crisis

Hosted by the University of Toronto Students' Union (UTSU)
Are you interested in climate action, reducing inequalities, peace and justice, eradicating poverty, clean energy, responsible consumption, sustainable economic growth or working for the United Nations? Do you want to get involved in locally or internationally implementing these sustainable changes to help make the world a better place? University of Toronto Global Brigades and Foundation for Environmental Stewardship are excited to bring SDGs Youth Training by UN officials to the University of Toronto! This event is open to ALL and seeks to encourage Canadians -- especially youth -- to learn more about how they can contribute to international development!! ________________________________________________ On September 25th, 2015, 193 UN Member States unanimously adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 targets, to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all! At the very centre of this agenda are youth! The only way to achieve all 17 Goals is to inspire the up and coming generation of leaders to take up the message and act proactively in their communities to create lasting and sustainable change!! ________________________________________________ The University of Toronto Global Brigades (UTGB) is a chapter of Global Brigades, a student-led non-profit focused on sustainable development in Central America and Ghana! By building equal and authentic partnerships with local hosts and community leaders, we foster community-led development with the ultimate goal of self-sustainability. Through what we call the holistic model, UTGB seeks to empower under-resourced communities to resolve health and economic disparities! Our programs target the full range of health determinants, including medicine, dentistry, public health, engineering, water, business, human rights, and environment. All of this is done through a collaborative process involving community members, local stakeholders, as well as student and professional volunteers! By working together, UTGB hopes to inspire all involved to work towards an equitable world! ________________________________________________ Location: OISE Auditorium (G162), 252 Bloor St W When: November 22nd, 2017 Registration & NGO Fair: 5:00 to 6:00 pm Event start: 6:00 to 9:00 pm Cost: $20 for early birds! $25 general Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sustainable-development-goals-youth-training-university-of-toronto-tickets-35112940751 Refreshments will be provided! ________________________________________________ Conference Itinerary: Opening/Conference Kick-Off Session 1: SDGs Advocacy and Local Implementation Examples - Discussion of SDG significance and group activities Session 2: UN speaker - Talk and Q&A from Jamil Ahmad, Deputy Director of the UNEP Session 3: Skills Development - Awareness campaign Session 4: Solution Design Session - Group activities Conference Conclusion ________________________________________________ Use #CANYOUTH4SDGS to share your experience! For more information, follow University of Toronto Global Brigades - UTGB, SDGs Youth Training Canada and Foundation for Environmental Stewardship on Facebook! *Thank you to our sponsor University of Toronto Students' Union (UTSU)
Nov
22
club event

UN Youth Training: Sustainable Development Goals

Hosted by the University of Toronto Global Brigades
The same TEDxUofT magic, bite-sized. A Salon is a more intimate TEDx event that dives deeply into one subject area. The TEDxUofTSalon: Artful Resolutions will feature 4 speakers working at the intersection of computer science and art. As one of 100 curious attendees, you will be invited to interact with the speakers and with your fellow guests to discuss the ideas presented, ask questions, and explore the theme from different viewpoints. Experience an evening of ideas worth sharing, engage in lively discussions about the topics at hand, and create a deeper connection to the TEDxUofT community. What do you get when you combine cutting edge computer science research, dazzling creativity, and the magic of TEDx? Come to our second TEDxUofTSalon: Artful Resolutions, hosted in partnership with the Fields Institute, to find out! This Salon’s talks focus on the intersection of computer science and art, looking at such diverse areas as computer graphics, human-centred design, and visual data communication. How can we use art to find creative resolutions to global problems? Join us for an unforgettable evening of creativity, discussion, and ideas. Tickets available here: https://www.picatic.com/tedxuoftsalon Speakers: Steve Engels - Computer science professor Steve Engels sees AI's creative potential! In his talk, Steve will show how AI can model human creative processes, and how creativity within AI is definitely not off-limits! Samar Sabie - Samar explores ways to use design and technology to support the development and well-being of populations in the diaspora. Samar's talk will examine the use of technology in non-intrusive ways to improve the lives of others. 🎨 ❌ Tovi Grossman - While we continue to teach computers how to solve our increasingly complex problems, our next speaker is interested in flipping the script! Tovi Grossman currently researches Human-Computer Interaction at Autodesk and is interested in the educational potential in the pairing of the Internet of Things and Automation. In his talk, Tovi will show how recently developed technologies will allow for a new paradigm of digital master-apprentice relationships. We hope to see you there!
Nov
22
club event

TEDxUofTSalon: Artful Resolutions

Hosted by TEDxUofT
Achieving Peaceful Pluralism in a Globalized World: Engaging Institutions through Active Citizenship The Hart House Global Commons is an interdisciplinary space for U of T students (including UTSC and UTM) to engage in real-time dialogue with students who will be participating virtually from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, The University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Indiana University Bloomington. Join us for an exciting opportunity to engage internationally, share perspectives and lived experience, and explore ways to work in our communities towards peaceful and justice-based pluralism. Achieving Peaceful Pluralism in a Globalized World Achieving peaceful pluralism, centered on equity and inclusion, has always been a challenging aspiration and no less so in an increasingly globalized world, where ideas, people, and information cross borders at unprecedented rates. The wide spectrum of global conflict and difference ranges from entrenched violent conflict to navigating systemic social and legal challenges and injustices. Cultural differences, miscommunication, and perceived wrongs can further compound the challenges to understand how, as individuals, we can affect positive change, and develop personal strategies to promote peaceful pluralism. What is our role as citizens in developing agency at the institutional, social, and individual levels, and in doing so finding solutions that are inclusive, diverse, and supportive for all citizens?
Nov
23
Campus Event

Hart House Global Commons 2017

Hosted by Hart House
Resisting Oppression and Reclaiming Spirituality (ROARS) presents: Pariah and Popcorn: ROARS Film Screening When: 6-8 pm, Thursday, November 23, 2017 Where: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (Room 5250) 252 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 RSVP: multi.faith@utoronto.ca If you would like more info on future events, please subscribe to our newsletter! https://tinyletter.com/ROARS It was great seeing everyone at Ally or Accomplice last month! This meeting we will be screening Pariah (2011), a coming-of-age film that tells the story of Alike, a seventeen-year-old working though heartbreak, family turmoil and learning to express her identity as a lesbian. Directed by Dee Rees, this semi-autobiographical film enjoyed massive success at Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Excellence in Cinematography Award in 2011. Along with a light dinner, we will be providing popcorn to snack on during the film! Following the screening we will have discussion. Resisting Oppression and Reclaiming Spirituality (ROARS) is a student-led peer support group that provides a safe(r) space for self-identified women, trans, Two-Spirit, and gender non-binary/non-conforming people to discuss, critically analyze, and take action on issues of sexism, misogyny, racism, transphobia, homophobia, biphobia, xenophobia, ageism, ableism, classism, White supremacy, colonialism, and settler colonialism, in relation to our lived experiences within religious institutions and spiritual journeys. This is a space to examine the impact of oppressive -isms and reclaim y/our spirituality. Access Info: Free event! Wheelchair accessible building and room. Accessible, single-user, all-gender washroom located on the same floor as the event room. Light dinner including vegan & gluten-free options. Limited TTC tokens available, upon request. Please arrive fragrance-free if possible. For access needs please contact: roarsuoft@gmail.com ROARS is a collaborative initiative between the Multifaith Centre for Spiritual Study & Practice and the Centre for Women & Trans People at the University of Toronto.
Nov
23
Campus Event

Pariah and Popcorn: ROARS Film Screening

Hosted by Multi-Faith Centre University of Toronto
想學習粵語的同學們!ICU特色課程,Cantonese Class又開堂啦!上一堂課教會了大家如何熟悉且流利地用廣東話去逛街,這節課我們來教教大家最喜歡的活動,廣東文化不得不提的—— 飲茶!特別是聖誕節將要去香港的同學們,一定要來學幾句實用的廣東話! !參加ICU的粵語班就可以在香港,廣東暢通無阻地吃喝玩樂~ 只要是ICU的MEMBER,都是免費上課!這次還會提供廣東點心,讓大家一邊吃一邊上課!! 本月的CANTONESE CLASS 會是本學期最後2節課,上次沒有來的同學,記得不要錯過! !特別是聖誕節將要去香港的同學們,一定要來學幾句實用的廣東話! !學粵語,交朋友~你們還在等什麼,趕快來參加報名ICU Cantonese Class吧! 報名方式: Fill out the form below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqgbWPhV4i8MxcHcNcv06tH7IUAPh0EFPdlU69n2jKxMTLcw/viewform?usp=sf_link 或與ICU工作人員聯繫 (SS cafe MON - FRI 11 - 4) Time: Nov.25 3pm-4:30pm Location: SS1086(Sidney Smith Hall) Fee: Free for ICU members, (Non-member, $15 for membership fee) Cantonese Class Info 主题:吃! 11月25号 星期六 ss1086 下午 3:00-4:30 所有ICU MEMBER都是免费上课的!感兴趣的朋友们可以 点击原文报名 参加或者复制一下链接: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqgbWPhV4i8MxcHcNcv06tH7IUAPh0EFPdlU69n2jKxMTLcw/viewform Are you interested in learning Cantonese? Well, here is a chance for you! This time we will be offering exclusive lesson on Cantonese Food Culture. If you want to learn how to order FOOD in Cantonese and interest in CANTON culture, this is a must-go lesson. This will be the second last class for this semester. Trust me, you DON’T WANT TO MISS OUT! MOST IMPORTANTLY! WE OFFER FREE DIM SUM FOR YOU!
Nov
25
club event

新粵ICU特約:Cantonese Class-粵食粵滋味

Hosted by International Cantonese Union
Under the direction of Daniel Norman, the Hart House Chorus will perform Johannes Brahms' choral work "Ein deutsches Requiem, nach Worten der heiligen Schrift" ("A German Requiem, to Words of the Holy Scriptures"), Op. 45. Featuring soloists Sara Schabas (soprano) and Michael Robert-Broder (baritone), Tim Francom on percussion, and the Chorus's own David Eliakis on the piano. Clara Schumann once wrote, in response to the Requiem: "It is a truly tremendous piece of art which moves the entire being in a way little else does." New York Times music critic John Rockwell wrote: "The choral passages have a weight and dark urgency that can move one deeply. And the solo portions, especially that for the soprano, are really seraphic." Composed between 1865 and 1868, Brahms' Requiem is distinct from other "masses for the dead" in that it is German instead of Latin, and the text is based on Martin Luther's Bible translation instead of the Catholic Vulgate -- appropriate, considering 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, spurred by Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the door of a church in Wittenberg. The Hart House Chorus is a 50-voice choir auditioned from musically talented students, faculty, and alumni of the University of Toronto. Since its inception in 1972, the Chorus has maintained a reputation for the highest standard of performance locally, nationally and abroad. The Chorus is active in the international choral community, having toured in the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia. The concert is free to attend, and we will be collecting donations for Sistema Toronto, a local charity which provides "an intensive social program transforming the lives of children through ensemble-based music". Location: The Great Hall, Hart House, University of Toronto
Nov
26
Campus Event

Hart House Chorus: Brahms' German Requiem

Hosted by Hart House
** This event is FREE and open to everyone ** "Computer Vision on Mars ", with Professor Jonathan Kelly Location: McLennan Physical Laboratories (MP), Room 202 Telescope observing: 8 PM on 14th floor of MP (weather permitting) --you will be guided to the telescopes. Abstract: Modern computer vision technologies have been key to improving our understanding of the Red Planet over the past 15 years. Vision systems are deployed on-orbit (e.g., the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter), on the surface (e.g., the vision sensors on the rovers Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity), and have also been used for safe entry, descent, and landing of recent robotic platforms reaching the surface. In this talk, I will review the design and use of several of these vision systems, including, for example, how the Curiosity rover makes use of visual navigation methods when wheel odometry is unreliable (rolling over sandy terrain). ---- About the speaker: Professor Jonathan Kelly is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies and the Director of the Space & Terrestrial Autonomous Robotic Systems (STARS) Laboratory. Before joining the University of Toronto, he was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Robust Robotics Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and he completed his Ph.D. in the Robotic Embedded Systems Laboratory at the University of Southern California. Photo credit: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bd/Mars_Reconnaissance_Orbiter.jpg
Nov
29
club event

Star Talk: "Computer Vision on Mars"

Hosted by Astronomy and Space Exploration Society
Deconstructing Communit(ies); Intersecting Identities What is community? Who belongs? Who is excluded? Who makes the decisions? What does it mean to be within, or outside the borders of a community. How are our intersectional* identities acknowledged or disregarded in various spaces? Anti-Black racism, colonialism, transphobia, Islamophobia, ableism and saneism all play out in different spaces. This Human Library seeks to problematize the construct of communit(ies). Join us to hear people speak about their own triumphs in a complex world that often forces us to simplify our full selves. Each participant in our human library can be checked out, like a book, for 25 minutes of one-on-one time. Hear a story, share an insight and gain perspective. This event is open to students, staff and community members. ___ Check out the Catalogue of 2017 Human Stories: Naeema Hassan / The Battle of Choosing Sides Between my Blackness and my Spirituality Sapphire Woods / So This Is Why I Talk To Plants Mike Ormsby / On Being “Ojibberish” Kate Welsh / Queer CRIP (Queer Community Resistance Intimacy Project) Rudapriya Rathore / How to Celebrate Dusshera, or a Guide to Being a Rajput Girl Bidhan Berma / The Last Train East Elvia Maria Peñate / I’m Not from Here Ni De Allá: My story of being a Mestiza, Latinx Queer Woman Arij Elmi / The Tender-Hearted Badass Seán Kinsella / How to avoid doing the splits while traveling down a rainbow coloured river with your feet in two canoes (Hint: It’s not easy) Sharine Taylor / home: beyond and between borders Sandra Whiting / Quitting is Never an Option Jennifer Hollett / Wait, don’t slam the door on my face. Mitchell George / For Our Generations to Come – Ceremony Saved My Life La Toya Dennie / Toya from the block
Nov
30
Campus Event

The Human Library Project 2017

Hosted by Hart House