Emerge@UTM 2017

Emerge @ UTM 2017. Banner with the words "Enriching your reading week."

Thank you for participating in Emerge@UTM this 2017 Reading Week!

We hope you enjoyed all of the events and workshops that were delivered to you during Emerge and the programming this week assisted in helping you find the support you need and enrich your university experience.


Emerge@UTM 2017 Schedule

Emerge@UTM 2017 schedule


Emerge@UTM 2017 Programming

Emerge@UTM 2017 had three categories of programming. Click on the links to explore more.


Academics and Career Support

Time for a Check-Up with the Office of the Registrar!

When? - Tue.-Thurs. 9:00am-4:00pm, & Fri. 9:00am-1:00pm

How do I join? - Go to the Office of the Registrar in the Innovation Complex

This is a good time for you to check if you are on track to graduate on time and on budget. Come to the Office of the Registrar to meet one-on-one with a Student Success Representative, Academic Advisor, or Financial Aid Advisor.  Our office hours are 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Thursday and 9 am to 1 pm on Friday.

Now That I'm Graduating, What's Next?

When & Where? - Tues. 10:00-11:30am in DV3130 (Council Chamber)

Attend this workshop to:

  • Identify your target area, learn to market yourself and help you identify a variety of job search methods
  • Learn about the mysterious ‘hidden job market’
  • Effectively match your skills to the needs of employers
  • Create a job search plan
  • Gain access to the Full Time Jobs posted on CLN (attending this session is mandatory to gain access to FULL-TIME job postings)

Business Bonanza

When & Where? - Tues. 2:30-5:00pm in DV Faculty Club (DV3141)

The Business Bonanza is an event that is geared towards first and second year commerce and management students. This event will provide you with tips from upper year students on how to succeed in the program. It will be hosted and facilitated by students who have excelled in course work, landed great student opportunities, and were hired for jobs specific to their field of study. There will also be a brief networking period at the end of the event. Be sure to register on PSDP website and bring your enthusiasm!

Career Exploration Part Two

When & Where? - Tues. 2:00-4:00pm in DV3130 (Council Chamber)

Attending Career Exploration Part 2 will allow you to participate in the three career exploration programs at U of T*, and it will give you all the information you need to know about how to do this.  It  will also help you to do effective career exploration on your own.
Learning about different careers will help you make great decisions! 

In order to register for this session, please complete our online module Career Exploration 101 (it takes about 15 minutes; you'll find it at http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/careers/career-planning/career-exploration).  You will then be able to register for this session of Career Exploration Part Two.

*The three career exploration programs offered at U of T are:

  • Extern - a job shadowing program where individual students are placed with industry professional for a short period
  • In the Field - group site visits to various organizations
  • Informational Interview Database - industry professionals willing to meet with students to discuss careers

Library 101: Introductory Sessions

When & Where? - Tues. & Fri. 3:00-4:00pm in Library Classroom A/B, room 185 in the Library

Library 101 is a certificate program built for YOU. Let us introduce you to the rich resources that will help you excel in your academic journey. Learn about the amazing resources in the Library and the services available to impact your grades and enrich your academic career!

To complete the Library 101 certificate program, you will need to attend ONE of the introductory sessions, plus FOUR advanced sessions of your choosing. The introductory sessions during Emerge will be your last chance to enter the program, so don't miss it!

In The Field (ITF) - CAMH

When & Where? - Wed. 10:00am-12:00pm at CAMH
CAMH is located at Bell Gateway Building, 100 Stokes Street, Toronto, ON M6J 1H4

In the Field is a site visit to an organization that allows students and recent graduates to connect with professionals working in various roles within an organization. It's a great way to explore various careers, see an organization first hand and talk to professionals at their site. 

This In The Field visit to the Centre for Addition and Mental Health (CAMH) is a great opportunity for students to learn about careers in the field of Mental Health and Addiction and for students in programs such as Psychology, Life Sciences, Arts and Humanities.

Note: Students must first complete Career Exploration Part 2 workshop (register at cln.utoronto.ca) to be able to register for In The Field.

Careers in Chemistry Day

When & Where? - Wed. from 1:30-2:30pm in DV2072, then 2:30-4:30pm in DV3130 (Council Chamber)

Are you a first or second year student interested in the life, chemical, or physical sciences? Ever wonder what upper-year chemistry is all about? Interested in what your HBSc in chemistry can do for you?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Careers in Chemistry Day is for you! Through this interactive event including chemistry professors, researchers, and upper-year students, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about what the UTM's upper-year chemistry courses or a degree in chemistry can lead to.

The event will begin with a "Success in Chemistry"-themed open house from 1:30-2:30pm for students taking CHM110 or those interested in 200+ level chemistry. Connect with CHM231 students through presentations, networking, and a student panel on the key tips and secrets for doing well early on in chemistry.

The next two hours will involve a rapid-fire series of talks from our upper-year chemistry professors and the CPS career counselor from the Career Centre. This event will make information about UTM's advanced chemistry courses and chemistry careers available at your fingertips!

Speakers include: Daniela Cristini, Dr. Michael Liu, Dr. Paul Piunno, Dr. Scott Prosser, Dr. Juris Strautmanis, Dr. Thottackad Radhakrishnan

Academic Coaching Program Study Bootcamp

When & Where? - Thurs. 9:30am-4:30pm in IB 360*

The ACP Study Bootcamp is designed to help students get into balanced and efficient work and study habits and promote overall wellbeing and stress management. It offers a designated day of studying structured in short time intervals to help students increase concentration and efficiency. Between study intervals, various activities will be offered to provide relaxation, including a mini wellness-workshop conducted by the Health and Counselling Centre. Free snacks and drinks are also provided during breaks!

Finding Part-Time Work

When & Where? - Thurs. 10:00-11:00am in DV3130 (Council Chamber)

Now is the time to start your part-time job search! Attend this workshop to learn effective job search methods.

Learn to Network

When & Where? - Thurs. 3:00-4:00pm in DV Faculty Club (DV3141)

Discover proven techniques to introduce yourself to potential networking contacts and industry professionals. Learn to confidently manage yourself in business and social settings and leave a positive lasting impression.

Attending this workshop will qualify you for any Networking Events held in the next two years.

Effective Interviews

When & Where? - Fri. 10:00am-12:00pm, in DV3130 (Council Chamber)

Preparation is crucial to an effective job interview. Learn what questions to expect and how to present yourself positively. Includes hands-on practice interview and feedback.

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Community Building


When & Where? - Tues.-Thurs. at various times in IB 377. Five different topics - see below!

Re-LAUNCH into your new-student experience by catching up on LAUNCH! LAUNCH sessions are run by academically successful upper-year mentors and look to help you build academic skills and connect you with resources, all while fostering a close-knit community among your cohort. This is your opportunity to make more friends and learn what you might have missed in the first few weeks of classes, in addition to what you'll need moving forward to ensure your success at UTM. If you are already registered for LAUNCH and would like to catch-up on the sessions you have missed, you are welcome to join in as well! Register today for any of the sessions listed below:

Session Date
You@UTM Tues. 11:00am-1:00pm
Activate Your Thinking:
Building Mindset and Learning Strategies
Tues: 3:00-5:00pm
UTM Behind the Scenes Wed. 11:00am-1:00pm
Ready, Set, PLAN!:
Time Management and Effective Study Strategies
Wed. 2:00-4:00pm
Library Session Thurs. 3:00-5:00pm

The IEC Goes to the ROM

When & Where? - Tues. 11:00am-4:00pm at the ROM. Meet at Instructional Centre for free transportation

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(https://www.rom.on.ca/en). 

Mindfulness Meditation

When & Where? - Wed. 12:10-1:00pm in RAWC Multi-Purpose Room B

Learn to slow down from the busy pace of University...and life!

Mindfulness is about being present and in the moment.  This free, drop-in class fosters an accepting, non-judgmental environment to learn and practice different forms of mindful meditation.

No prior experience with mindfulness or meditation is required -- everyone is welcome.
There is no registration or commitment. Just show up as you are and be guided through mindfulness exercises. This program continues throughout the year every Wednesday, with a different mindfulness exercise each week.  

Lower Stress.  Improve Mood.  Feel Better.

Need a little encouragement?  Sign-up for our Weekly Mindful Reminder here.

Asking For What You Want: Boundaries & Relationships Jenga

When & Where? - Thurs. 1:00-3:00pm in DV 2094A

Come out to a fun drop-in session of games to discuss relationships, dating, boundaries, and consent.  We will have open conversation on exploring, understanding and communicating boundaries and needs, asking for what you want, and tips/strategies for making dating fun and your relationships enjoyable.This is your chance to ask questions, share your opinions and hear from others on how to make the most of your relationships. 

MoveU Hart House Farm Field Trip

When & Where? - Fri. 12:00-5:00pm. Meet at RAWC at 11am; bus returns at 6pm.

Students will have the opportunity to enjoy a day in the outdoors with a variety of activities to choose from, including archery, cider pressing, drop-in sports, hiking, and more. If you have a guitar or any instruments, feel free to bring them along for an outdoor jam session. Transportation, BBQ dinner, and all activities are included.

For questions, please contact Ravi Gabble, Health Education Coordinator, Health & Counselling Centre at ravinder.gabble@utoronto.ca.

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Volunteerism and Leadership

Leadership Bootcamp

When & Where? - Tues.-Thurs. 1:00-4:00pm. Located in DH2010 to start

How can you be a more successful leader? Research shows that the people who are gritty and are resilient are more successful in life. During our Leadership Bootcamp you will learn to build your grit! Enhance your ability to overcome difficulties. Everyone faces obstacles, but not everyone succumbs to them. 

The Centre for Student Engagement is excited to bring this opportunity based on the book Grit by Angela Duckworth to UTM. The three day leadership bootcamp will help you: 

  • Discover your strengths
  • Gain resiliency training
  • Develop mental toughness
  • Make new friends

Habitat for Humanity Re-Store Day (for CCR)

When? - Fri. 8:00am-4:00pm. Meet in DV Faculty Club (DV3141)

Habitat for Humanity Halton Mississauga has a mission to use knowledge, skills, community relationships, volunteers and other resources to create and promote safe and affordable home ownership options with the aim of alleviating the cycle of poverty within our community? Join fellow UTM students on the ReStore/ ReVive centre to complete hands-on projects to save items such as tables/doors/furniture from the landfill by fixing them up or completely repurposing them to create something new.

Only 30 spots are available so sign up today to receive CCR validation for this opportunity!

Waawaahte Northern Lights: Experiential Journey (XJ9.0)

When? - All day Tuesday-Thursday

This is a land based learning initiative designed to give students an opportunity to engage with Indigenous knowledge keepers over the course of three days. Students are given the option to participate in pipe ceremonies, ceremonial drumming and singing and learn from peoples from various Indigenous nations (Cayugan, Anishnaabe/Pottawattami, neyithaw/Saulteaux). There is a $100 cost for participants and residence students are given first priority for registration.

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