October Events

Interested in knowing about our past events? This should give you an idea of the types of events and activities that we offer in the IEC. We are always looking for more ideas of what you want to do, so let us know!

Oct Events

October 6: Thanksgiving Dinner at Hart House

What: The IEC has partnered with Hart House to hold a block of tickets for UTM students to enjoy a traditional Canadian Thanksgiving dinner. Join us in Hart House’s magnificent Great Hall for a Traditional Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner at 6 pm on Thursday, October 6, 2016. This traditional feast, prepared by Chef Marco Tucci will feature turkey with all the trimmings, a variety of local side dishes, vegetarian entrée plus a number of aboriginal dishes. Presented by Hart House, The Centre for International Experience and First Nations House. For more information, visit Hart House's website.

Thanksgiving Food

October 11: Royal Ontario Museum

What: Join the IEC for a trip to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). Experience art, world culture, and natural history among the displays of dinosaurs, gems, and mummies! For more information visit the ROM's website. This event is being offered as part of UTM's Fall Reading Week program; Emerge @ UTM.


October 12: Ripley's Aquarium

What:  Join the IEC for a trip to Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. See more than 16,000 aquatic animals, enter an underwater viewing tunnel, and get up close with over 100 interactive displays! For more information, visit the Aquarium's website. This event is being offered as part of UTM's Fall Reading Week program; Emerge @ UTM


October 13: Hart House Farm

What: The IEC has partnered with MoveU and the UTM RAWC to offer you a trip to Hart House Farm for a unique opportunity to experience the Canadian countryside in the autumn season. Escape the city and take in the Fall colours while you relax on hiking trails or playing sports. There will be apple cider pressing and tasting, musical jam sessions (bring your instrument if you'd like to play), and a FREE BBQ LUNCH. For more information about Hart House Farm, visit their website.

Hart House Farm

October 20: International Ask Me Anything

What: Ask Me Anything is an opportunity for international undergrads to connect with successful upper year international students and the International Education Centre to ask questions about anything! Come and chat about what life is like in Canada, hear personal stories from other students on what they've experienced, and meet other students who are similar to you.

Ask Me

October 25: Sharing Strengths, Sharing Struggles

What: You are invited to join the IEC Peer Support Group.  Join our peer-led supportive conversation circles while enjoying some free snacks. Meet other international students, as well as domestic students who have participated in IEC programs. This is a great chance to meet new friends, talk about stressors (homesickness, school stress, etc), and to discuss ways to thrive.  


October 31: Pumpkin Carving

What: Pumpkin carving is a very common activity at Halloween time in Canada and the USA. Take part in UTM's Annual Pumpkin Carving competition with our IEC Ambassadors