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March 2017

In this issue:

Taking Care of Business: Administrative News

  • Important Dates
  • Program Selection & Career Options Workshops

Money Matters: Financial Aid & Awards

  • OSAP Deadlines
  • OSAP and Dropping Courses
  • Summer OSAP and Other Government Funding
  • Student Loan Repayment Webinars
  • Awards and Scholarship – Current Opportunities
  • Financial Information for Your Parents & Family

Inside Academics: Academic News

  • Business Minor for Science Students
  • UTM Abroad Applications Now Open!
  • Exchange Applications
  • Research Opportunity Program (ROP) 2017 - 2018 Season

Beyond The Classroom: Student Life & Services

  • IEC Peer Support Group
  • UTM Across Canada
  • Lecture Me! a series featuring Professor Tracey Bowen
  • What’s on at the Career Centre
  • Score a 4.0 in personal finance
  • Learn more about a future in medicine at U of T!
  • Class of 2017—say hello to life after exams.

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

  • Peer Heath Education SUMMER RECRUITMENT: Keep a Watchful Eye

Taking Care of Business: Administrative News

Important Dates

Dates pertaining to the Fall/Winter 2016-17 Session and the Summer 2017 Session: http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/registrar/important-dates


Program Selection & Career Options Workshops

Please join the Office of the Registrar and Career Centre for some informative and interactive one-hour sessions. Learn about how program selection works, different program types, how to explore alternate options, and information and resources to help you consider the connection between your program and career interests. Click here to sign up for a Program Selection & Career Options workshop.

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Money Matters: Financial Aid & Awards

OSAP Deadlines

  • March 11: Deadline to submit the part-time OSAP online application for Winter 2017 term-only studies
  • March 13: Deadline to submit any required supporting documentation and review requests for all Fall/Winter 2016-2017 OSAP applications (full- and part-time).
  • March 13: Deadline to submit “OSAP Re-instatement for January 2017” form, including any required documentation. 

If you received OSAP funding during the preceding Fall 2016 term, but dropped below OSAP’s minimum course load requirements, you should meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss your eligibility for future OSAP funding. You may be eligible to submit the reinstatement form for further OSAP funding consideration during the Winter 2017 term. The OSAP reinstatement form is available at: www.utm.utoronto.ca/registrar/forms


OSAP and Dropping Courses

If you are thinking of dropping courses and are in receipt of OSAP assistance, please meet with a financial aid advisor beforehand to learn of potential OSAP penalties and restrictions resulting from withdrawals.


Summer OSAP and Other Government Funding

The NEW Online Summer 2017 OSAP Reinstatement application will be available from Enrolment Services’ website in mid-March. A link to this application will also be provided on the Office of the Registrar’s website. This online summer reinstatement application replaces the previous paper-only Summer OSAP reinstatement form. Only students who received full-time OSAP funding at the University of Toronto during the preceding Fall/Winter 2016-2017 session may use this reinstatement application for Summer OSAP. 

Students who did not receive any Fall/Winter 2016-2017 OSAP funding at the University of Toronto may only apply for summer funding by submitting full 2016-2017 OSAP Online Web Applications at: www.ontario.ca/osap. Students should type “summer” when the application prompts them for a keyword to locate their programs.

Students in receipt of funding from other provinces or territories or from a First Nations band should enquire about the process to apply for summer funding via their respective home programs.


Student Loan Repayment Webinars

The National Student Loan Service Centre provides informative webinars about the process of repaying your student loans, both OSAP and other provincial loans. March dates are available for sign-up now, and new dates are added regularly. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/9091886205345409794


Awards and Scholarship – Current Opportunities

The deadline for the Snil “Sunny” Sahanan Memorial Scholarship (Anthropology students only, Year 2 and above) is approaching. Apply now!

Award descriptions and application criteria for this, and other awards are available at http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/registrar/financial-aid-awards/scholarships-awards/course-scholarships-awards


Financial Information for Your Parents & Family

Your parents & family are invited to join us for a workshop where we will learn about identifying financial resources on campus for students. Your parents will learn about support here at UTM, and will be able to connect with other UTM families.

Finances and Your Student
Thursday, March 9, 2017
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Davis Building 3130

Staff from the Office of the Registrar, Financial Aid, will be available to provide information about resources and supports available to students. In addition to the session, your parents and family are welcome to come and visit the beautiful UTM campus, meet with student service representatives, and converse with other families.

To register, your parents can visit uoft.me/utmparents.

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Inside Academics: Academic News

Business Minor for Science Students

Studying science but interested in business?
http://uoft.me/b-minor

The unique Minor in Business, Science, and Entrepreneurship program is an accelerated way to gain a competitive advantage in the job market. You will learn:

  • business fundamentals,
  • financial and management accounting,
  • marketing,
  • finance and organizational behaviour

… in addition to completing your Bachelor of Science!

The majority of courses have been newly developed to meet the unique needs of science students currently enrolled in anthropology, biology, chemical & physical sciences, environmental sciences, forensic sciences, geography, mathematical & computational sciences and psychology programs.

The program is designed to provide all science students at UTM with the fundamental business knowledge that would complement their science education and support their future success.
Students are eligible to enroll as of March 14, 2017 with courses commencing in Fall 2017.


UTM Abroad Applications Now Open!

Looking to travel abroad during your study breaks? UTM Abroad offers you the opportunity to take a UTM course and participate in an international experience with your professor and classmates!

Applications are open for Mexico (ENV431H5F & SSM2050H5F) and Cambodia (SOC485H5F) and close on March 6, 2017.

Learn more and apply at uoft.me/utmabroad.


Exchange Applications

Exchange applications are still open for a handful of destinations until March 10!

You can study towards your degree this summer in Asia and Europe via our summer exchange program. Opportunities exist in China, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Germany, Estonia and Israel.

We also have Fall/Winter exchanges available at Cardiff University and the Queensland University of Technology. Both schools allow you to take courses or undertake undergraduate research for credit.

If you are interested in any of these destinations, please contact andrew.sedmihradsky@utoronto.ca


Research Opportunity Program (ROP) 2017 - 2018 Season

The student application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 3, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Visit the ROP website at www.utm.utoronto.ca/rop to learn more.

 

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Beyond the Classroom: Student Life & Services

IEC Peer Support Group

The IEC Peer Support Group invites any UTM students to join us March 7 from 1 - 2 p.m. for our last peer-led conversation circle. This month we will be chatting about staying motivated. This is a great opportunity to get connected and make new friends. We hope to see you there!


UTM Across Canada

At nearly 10 million square kilometres, there’s a lot of land to explore in our country. UTM Across Canada provides you with the opportunity to travel with a group of UTM students to various provinces and experience the diversity of Canada first hand. You’ll learn about what is culturally and historically significant in specific geographic regions such as the Maritimes and French Canada. Applications are open from March 8 - 29, 2017 for travel beginning in June 2017. Visit the International Education Centre to learn more!


Lecture Me! a series featuring Professor Tracey Bowen

Tuesday, March 7
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Mississauga Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium, 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
Details & registration: http://uoft.me/lectureme

Join us on Tuesday, March 8, to hear Professor Tracey Bowen of the Institute of Communications, Culture, Information & Technology give her Lecture Me! series talk, Taking it to the Streets: Graffiti as Spatializing Practice and Performance. We have all seen the writing on the walls. Sometimes it may seem like vandalism but many other times it looks like art. This talk will look at graffiti as art and performance through images taken in San Francisco, Lisbon and Toronto.
The event and parking are FREE.


What’s on at the Career Centre

Events:

Career Exploration: In The Field

Centre for Addition and Mental Health – Monday, March 6, 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Spectra Helpline – Thursday, March 9, 10 a.m. - 12 noon
City of Mississauga, Benares Historic House – Thursday, March 23, 1:30 - 4 p.m.

Working in Canada: Career Panel for International Students and New Canadians

Wednesday, March 8, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Industry Night

Thursday, March 16, 5 - 8 p.m.

G4S Secure Solutions Canada Inc.

Thursday, March 16, 2 - 4 p.m.

Insights into Human Resources

Tuesday, March 28, 5 - 7 p.m.

Graduate Students Networking Night

Thursday, March 30, 5 - 8 p.m.

Workshops/Services:

Career Centre Hiring Information Session

Wanted: Student Assistants for: Marketing/Events Assistants (MEA), Career Assistants (CA), Research Assistants (RA), Library Assistant (LA). Come to an information session to learn more.
Thursday, March 2, 10 - 11 a.m.
Monday, March 6, 10 - 11 a.m.

Resume Blitz

Tuesday, March 7, 10 - 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 9, 10 - 4 p.m.

LinkedIn Photo Days

Monday, March 13, 1 - 4 p.m.
Friday, March 31, 1 - 4 p.m.

Full details available at: http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/careers/monthly-newsletter


Score a 4.0 in personal finance.

Backpack to Briefcase: Money Matters – Make it your business
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
12 noon - 2 p.m.
University of Toronto Mississauga
William G. Davis Building, Faculty Club, Room 3140

Master money management at Backpack to Briefcase! Get practical advice on how to achieve your financial goals with three UTM alumni from the financial sector—a certified professional accountant, a wealth management expert, and the host of Cogeco TV show Wise Guys: Finance My Life.

Guests must RSVP online in advance.


Learn more about a future in medicine at U of T!

Backpack to Briefcase: From student to stethoscope
Monday, March 13, 2017
12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
University of Toronto Mississauga
William G. Davis Building, Spigel Hall, Room 1102

Explore your career options in medicine at U of T with helpful advice on programs, admissions and life as a medical student.

Guests must RSVP online in advance.


Class of 2017—say hello to life after exams.

Last Lecture
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
7 to 8:30 p.m.
University of Toronto Mississauga
Innovation Complex Rotunda

Fashioned after the New York Times best-selling book, the Last Lecture celebrates the Class of 2017 with a powerful keynote by alumnus, Alfredo Tan, and valedictory address by Nolan Anderson. Enjoy live music, photo booths and a champagne reception for a UTM experience you won’t forget!

Cocktail attire. Guests must RSVP online in advance.

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Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Peer Heath Education SUMMER RECRUITMENT: Keep a Watchful Eye

Interested in creating a healthier campus? Then UTM’s Health & Counselling Centre invites you to become a Peer Health Educator. Gain leadership experience, build connections and be part of making UTM happy, healthy and well. Visit the CLN and our website in early August for volunteer and work study opportunities!

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