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Virtual Hub for U of T Alumni

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Keep learning and exploring on our virtual hub for U of T alumni. U of T experts from all three campuses share their insights on everything from masks to mindfulness, cosmology to careers. Pumped to get moving? Looking for something to do from home? Just curious? It's all online and we're always adding new lectures, events, concerts, workouts and more.

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Upcoming Online Events

ART EXHIBIT: JOHN SEMPLE WATERCOLOURS

October 1 - 21, 2020.  Join the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery for a virtual showing of U of T Alum, Surgery Faculty Member John Semple's work at the Berenson Gallery.

CAREERS IN LAW - ALUMNI PANEL

October 21, 2020. Join U of T Mississauga to explore with alumni panelists what it is like to work in law today and ask specific questions about law school.

ALUMNI-STUDENT VIRTUAL DINNER SERIES

October 21, 2020. The Senior Members Committee of Hart House presents its annual series of alumni-student virtual dinners featuring Paul Cadario, Distinguished Fellow in Global Innovation at the University of Toronto.

BUDDHIST RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, IN VICTORY & DEFEAT

October 21, 2020. Join the Department for the Study of Religion for a lecture featuring Professor Jolyon Thomas, University of Pennsylvania, co-sponsored by the Osgoode Colloquium on Law, Religion & Social Thought.

CRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON NEW MAID BILL

October 21, 2020. Join the U of T Joint Centre for Bioethics for the seminar "When Medical Assistance in Dying Becomes a Terminal Therapy for Suffering in Life: Critical Reflections on Canada's New MAID Bill."

THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE HEALTH REVOLUTION

October 22, 2020. Join the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and The Globe and Main health columnist, André Picard for the first in a three-part series featuring Dr. Muhammad Mamdani.

FUTURE FORESTS

October 22, 2020. How can we conserve and restore forests within and around urban areas? Join Daniels Faculty for a panel discussion that will pose this question to a group of experts.

"BODY REMEMBERS" FILM SCREENING

October 22, 2020. Join Innis College and filmmakers Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn for a virtual screening of "The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open" for the Canadian Film Forum.

SOCIAL WORKERS AS LEADERS

October 22, 2020.  Join the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work Alumni Association for a presentation by Micheal Shier, who coordinates the Human Services Management and Leadership field of study at FIFSW.

NEIL PASRICHA: YOU ARE AWESOME

October 27, 2020. Rotman Events presents Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author on "You are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life."

ROB CHESNUT ON INTENTIONAL INTEGRITY

October 28, 2020. Rotman Events presents Rob Chesnut, General Counsel, Airbnb on "Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution--and Why That's Good for All of Us."

U.S. ELECTION 2020

October 28, 2020. Just ahead of the US election, join U of T Mississauga for a webinar analyzing the candidates, the issues, the economy, and the crucial role of minorities in who wins.

PT OT VIRTUAL ALUMNI REUNION

October 29, 2020. Join the Temerty Faculty of Medicine for the PT OT alumni reunion event featuring a keynote address by Heather McPherson: "Leading Through COVID, a Hospital CEO's Experience."

IMMATERIAL ARCHITECTURE (ONLINE)

October 29 - November 19, 2020. Join the Art Museum at the University of Toronto for "Immaterial Architecture" (online) a series of newly commissioned artists' projects specially conceived for the screen-space. 

MOTHER GODDESS, MATRIARCH OR QUEEN?

November 3, 2020. Find out more about the recently discovered "Lady of Tayinat" and female patronage in southeastern Turkey at the Woodsworth Alumni Café lecture with Professor Timothy Harrison.

MANAGING PAIN

November 4, 2020. Join a panel of experts in health sciences to learn how their research is advancing our understanding of the complexities, impact and treatment of pain.

BEER TASTING 101

November 5, 2020. Paul Cheung, a U of T alum and Prud'homme certified beer sommelier, shares his beer-tasting techniques. He will show you what to look for when picking your next favourite beer.

FRAGMENTED PROMISES, PENTIMENTO & THE SALVAGE PARADIGM

November 5, 2020. Join the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Religion and Public Memory project for a fascinating lecture featuring Jeffrey G. Hewitt, Assistant Professor at Osgoode Law School.

PAMELA NEWKIRK ON DIVERSITY, INC

November 9, 2020. Rotman Events presents a 1-hour livestream featuring Pamela Newkirk, Award-Winning Journalist; Professor of Journalism, New York University; on "Diversity, Inc: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business."

RESET: RECLAIMING THE INTERNET

November 10, 2020. Join the Munk School's Ron Deibert as he discusses his new book RESET and the disturbing influence and impact of the internet on politics, the economy, the environment, and humanity.

PETER MANSBRIDGE ON EXTRAORDINARY CANADIANS

November 12, 2020. Rotman Events presents Peter Mansbridge, former anchor CBC's The National; Mark Bulgutch, former senior editor, CBC's The National on "Extraordinary Canadians: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation."

CURIOUS CONCOCTIONS! MAD SCIENCE FOR KIDS

November 13, 2020. Join U of T Mississauga for an entertaining and educational virtual science show! Audiences will witness amazing feats of chemistry as we explore a range of spectacular reactions!

FILM SCREENING: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND BIAS

November 16, 2020. Rotman Events presents a film screening and livestream featuring Shalini Kantayya, Award-Winning Filmmaker; Director; Fellow, TED Conference discussing Shalini's 2020 documentary film "Coded Bias" with GATE's Sarah Kaplan.

U OF T INDIGENOUS BOOK CLUB

November 18, 2020. Join UTSC Library to explore Indigenous perspectives and discuss works by Indigenous authors at the #UofT Indigenous Book Club. Grab lunch and join us online - all are welcome.

VERNA HUFFMAN SPLANE LECTURE

November 24, 2020. Join the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing for a lecture featuring Dr. Naomi Thulien on Youth Homelessness and Equitable Socioeconomic Inclusion: A Critical Walk Through the Social Determinants of Health.

How Good Jobs Went Bad

January 25, 2021. Join us for a talk by co-authors Prof. Erin Kelly and Prof. Phyllis Moen on their new book “Overload: How Good Jobs Went Bad and What We Can Do About It.” Presented by Rotman.

Ethics of COVID Series

Ongoing. Join the Centre for Ethics for an interdisciplinary series of online events featuring short video takes on the ethical dimensions of the COVID crisis.

Picture in 1000 Words

Fridays at 4PM EDT. Ever wonder what’s going on in those beautiful pictures of space? Members of the Dunlap Institute break down the some of the most iconic images cosmos.

Cosmos From Your Couch

Tuesdays, 7PM EDT. Looking for a way to connect with the world–or maybe the cosmos? Join members of the Dunlap Institute and learn about everything from cosmic mysteries to the latest research.

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Expand Your Mind

Spotting misinformation

With so much information about COVID-19 available, how do we know what to believe? Determine what information is trustworthy and what is misleading with this handy guide from U of T Libraries.

COVID-19 BECOMES OUR NEW NORMAL

Join Dr. Pier Bryden, in partnership with the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, for a six-part series exploring the mental health challenges our community faces as Covid-19 becomes our new normal.

The Science of Face Masks

U of T alumna, Dr. Samantha Yammine, goes through the science behind using masks to slow the spread of droplet-based viruses like COVID-19.

FOR THE LOVE OF WORK

The new seven-part podcast series with U of T Mississauga Professor Sonia Kang covers a range of topics designed to inspire resilience and enhance the employee experience.

U OF T ALUMNI BOOK CLUB

September 28 - November 23, 2020. Our book for the fall is "The Testaments" by U of T alumna Margaret Atwood. Joining us is free; just get a copy of the book and enjoy.

ART EXHIBIT: JOHN SEMPLE WATERCOLOURS

October 1 - 21, 2020.  Join the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery for a virtual showing of U of T Alum, Surgery Faculty Member John Semple's work at the Berenson Gallery.

NEIL PASRICHA: YOU ARE AWESOME

October 27, 2020. Rotman Events presents Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author on "You are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life."

U.S. ELECTION 2020

October 28, 2020. Just ahead of the US election, join U of T Mississauga for a webinar analyzing the candidates, the issues, the economy, and the crucial role of minorities in who wins.

MOTHER GODDESS, MATRIARCH OR QUEEN?

November 3, 2020. Find out more about the recently discovered "Lady of Tayinat" and female patronage in southeastern Turkey at the Woodsworth Alumni Café lecture with Professor Timothy Harrison.

MANAGING PAIN

November 4, 2020. Join a panel of experts in health sciences to learn how their research is advancing our understanding of the complexities, impact and treatment of pain.

PAMELA NEWKIRK ON DIVERSITY, INC

November 9, 2020. Rotman Events presents a 1-hour livestream featuring Pamela Newkirk, Award-Winning Journalist; Professor of Journalism, New York University; on "Diversity, Inc: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business."

RESET: RECLAIMING THE INTERNET

November 10, 2020. Join the Munk School's Ron Deibert as he discusses his new book RESET and the disturbing influence and impact of the internet on politics, the economy, the environment, and humanity.

PETER MANSBRIDGE ON EXTRAORDINARY CANADIANS

November 12, 2020. Rotman Events presents Peter Mansbridge, former anchor CBC's The National; Mark Bulgutch, former senior editor, CBC's The National on "Extraordinary Canadians: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation."

COVID-19 INFO GUIDE

From Canada's largest academic science and health science library, The Gerstein Science Information Centre, a COVID-19 info guide for researchers, healthcare professionals and the general public.

Ethics of COVID Series

Explore the interdisciplinary series by the Centre for Ethics featuring takes on the ethical dimensions of the COVID crisis.

The New Normal Podcast

Maydianne Andrade, Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs and Equity at U of T Scarborough, investigates how people are finding ways to connect despite the pandemic – and what kind of future we’re building in the process.

View to the U podcast

U of T Mississauga professors from a vast range of disciplines share their current research. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the breakthroughs.

Let's Talk About Stigma

Hosted by Prof. Carmen Logie, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, this podcast invites a range of weekly guests to talk about all different kinds of stigma.

Social media and sexual health

As part of a research project, David Brennan, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, is recruiting volunteer “health ambassadors” on Hornet, a networking app popular among gay men.

Evolution of the Kitchen

Watch Innis alum, John Ota, explore the design, origin and evolution of great historic North American kitchens.

Indigenous Language Exhibit

In recognition of Indigenous History Month, this Hart House exhibition explores Indigenous languages to inspire curiosity about Indigenous culture, history, and the importance of preserving and sustaining endangered languages.

Theatre from Home

Hart House Theatre showcases the talents of past performers, current stars and emergent theatre giants as they perform, share designs and stories from their very own living rooms.

VIRTUAL JUSTINA M. BARNICKE GALLERY

Visit the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery virtually! Through the Art Museum's virtual initiative, you can view select pieces of the Hart House Collection from the comfort of your own space.

Hart House Stories

Stories bring us together and at Hart House, they are the fabric of what we do. Listen to our podcasts and view our Talking Walls in these online exhibits.

Queer Peel Oral History

What’s it like to be LGBTQ2+ in Canadian suburbs? Discover 25 oral history interviews with activists, students, and alumni in Peel region. A student-driven initiative at U of T Mississauga.

Lessons from Past Pandemics

Professor Madeleine Mant of U of T Mississauga speaks to the culture of stigma and blame in past pandemics. Watch this webinar for a historical perspective on COVID-19.  

Two Spirit and LGBTQIA

Celebrate the Two Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQIA+ communities! Read and watch to learn more about their stories. Curated by University of Toronto Libraries.

Visit The Art Museum Virtually

The Art Museum at University of Toronto has gone virtual! Explore behind-the-scenes stories, watch artist talks, and browse over 7,000 objects from their permanent collections.

Fourteen Days on the COVID Ward

Dr. Ariel Lefkowitz, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, shares his experiences caring for infected patients at Sunnybrook Hospital.

Food Guides Around the World

Canada has a new and improved food guide, but how does this compare to others around the world? Curtis D’Hollander, Department of Nutritional Sciences, explores global food guides.

The Ergo Minute Podcast

Julia and Madison, MScOT students, bring you advice from U of T experts on how to apply ergonomics so that you can work more comfortably at home and reduce the risk of stress and injury on your body.

Live Updates on COVID-19

Keep well informed with interactive tools, updates for students and the wider community on COVID-19 from Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

Hart House Creative Classes

Enjoy virtual classes that nurture your creative thinking and help you learn and live better in a virtual world - all from the comfort of your own home.

Free Lecture: The Myth of Meritocracy

Must workplaces choose between diversity and a system based on merit? Sarah Kaplan, a professor at U of T’s Rotman School of Management, exposes the issue in this video lecture.

The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

This incredible resource at U of T Libraries has gone virtual. Explore the lectures, exhibitions, manuscripts and other material—now available to the public.

How Harry Potter Teaches Resiliency

Watch Dr. Siobhan O'Flynn, incoming Director of Canadian Studies at University College, discuss what Harry Potter can teach us about resiliency.

Coping with Anything

Watch Drs. Robert Maunder and Jon Hunter, faculty members in U of T's Department of Psychiatry and Psychiatrists at Mount Sinai, describe an approach to coping during times of extraordinary stress.

Novel Ritual for a Novel Virus

InsightOut, a multimedia blog, offers voices of USMC alumni, faculty, students and staff as they ponder the coronavirus pandemic.

Picture in 1000 Words

Fridays at 4PM EDT. Ever wonder what’s going on in those beautiful pictures of space? Members of the Dunlap Institute break down the some of the most iconic images cosmos.

Cosmos From Your Couch

Tuesdays, 7PM EDT. Looking for a way to connect with the world–or maybe the cosmos? Join members of the Dunlap Institute and learn about everything from cosmic mysteries to the latest research.

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Eat, Dream, Sweat

FITNESS ONLINE - ONLINE CLASSES

Join us online every day of the week for classes with some of your favourite Hart House instructors.

Fitness Online – Personal Training

Enhance your health and boost your knowledge with the support and expertise of a Hart House personal trainer. There's no better time to make your health a priority.

Running for beginners

Taken up running instead of baking? Check out tips and advice from Terry Radchenko, U of T track and field coach, and start out on the right foot.

Hart House Fitness from Home

Trying to keep body and soul in shape? Explore the Hart House Fitness Centre on Instagram for meditations, workouts, nutritious recipes and more.

Evolution of the Kitchen

Watch Innis alum, John Ota, explore the design, origin and evolution of great historic North American kitchens.

Measure Your Health

Prof. Kang Lee, OISE, has developed Anura, an app that measures your stress, anxiety, and assesses your risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Food Guides Around the World

Canada has a new and improved food guide, but how does this compare to others around the world? Curtis D’Hollander, Department of Nutritional Sciences, explores global food guides.

Exercise Q&A With U of T Faculty

How do you stay fit without a gym? Does exercise build immunity? Professors from the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education help with your at-home workouts.

Coping with Anything

Watch Drs. Robert Maunder and Jon Hunter, faculty members in U of T's Department of Psychiatry and Psychiatrists at Mount Sinai, describe an approach to coping during times of extraordinary stress.

The Ergo Minute Podcast

Julia and Madison, MScOT students, bring you advice from U of T experts on how to apply ergonomics so that you can work more comfortably at home and reduce the risk of stress and injury on your body.

Work out with U of T's Fitness Experts

Bring U of T Sport & Rec into your living room. Access live and on-demand workouts and family-friendly physical activity sessions with a #UTRAIN Workouts subscription. Exclusive discounts for alumni!

25% off Calm App

Exclusive! Access hundreds of guided meditations, sleep stories, music tracks and master classes in your search for calm during the pandemic.

Online Mindfulness Sitting

Weekdays at 12 pm EDT. Prof. Ellen Katz, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, leads a lunch time mindfulness sitting via Zoom. Contact the alumni office for login information.

OISE Library Care Package

The librarians at OISE are care-mongering online with wellness resources, recipes, crafts, plant & gardening tips, and much more.

UC Behind the Scenes

Join University College’s favourite vendors for a quick lesson in what they know best, whether it be arranging a bouquet, or decorating a sweet treat.

30% off MyLife App

Exclusive! Living in the moment is more important than ever. Learn how through guided meditations, mindfulness exercises and yoga/acupressure videos. Use promo code UTalumni.

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For Kids and Their Adults

CURIOUS CONCOCTIONS! MAD SCIENCE FOR KIDS

November 13, 2020. Join U of T Mississauga for an entertaining and educational virtual science show! Audiences will witness amazing feats of chemistry as we explore a range of spectacular reactions!

Recommendations for Schools Reopening

Faculty members in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine's Department of Paediatrics prepared recommendations for children's return to school in the fall.

OISE Stay at Home Club

Keep connected and the learning experience thriving with interactive lessons – for children and adults alike! Join live on Twitter - @OISEUofT.

Biology in Your Backyard

Join Prof. Marc Johnson, UTM, and his family for fun backyard activities to help kids connect with nature while staying safe at home.

Children's Moral and Social Reasoning

Looking for something fun to do with your kids? Participate in online studies investigating how kids age 3-11 reason about the social and moral world. Conducted by the Department of Psychology.

Nurturing Anti-Racism

Wondering how talk to kids about race and educate them to be anti-racist?  This OISE Library guide helps parents and teachers find the resources they need.

Teaching Kids Through Play

Play learning expert Dr. Angela Pyle, OISE, recommends 10 ways to better stimulate and support children's learning at home, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

My Photo My Day

Prof. Lin Fang, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, invites youth age 13-20 in the Greater Toronto Area to share photo essays of what their day looks like during COVID-19 on Instagram.

Pandemic Pregnancy Guide

Get reliable and current information about COVID-19's effects on pregnant women and their babies.

Do closures protect children?

Professors Eyal Cohen and Catherine Birken, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, reflect on the province's decision to cancel schools and camp programming and the lasting effect it could have.

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Career Kick-Starts

CAREERS IN LAW - ALUMNI PANEL

October 21, 2020. Join U of T Mississauga to explore with alumni panelists what it is like to work in law today and ask specific questions about law school.

Free Online Course: Mastering LinkedIn

Two former LinkedIn employees show you how to turn your profile into a recruiter magnet. Regularly $130, free for U of T alumni. Register by June 2021.

Exclusive video: An Insider's Guide to LinkedIn

Take an hour for yourself and learn the hidden powers of LinkedIn. In this webinar, two former LinkedIn staffers give you the inside scoop.

Join U of T on LinkedIn

Tap your network of well-connected U of T alumni.  Search LinkedIn by faculty, city, employer, skill set and even degrees of separation.

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Stay Connected

U OF T ALUMNI BOOK CLUB

September 28 - November 23 2020. Our book for the fall is "The Testaments" by U of T alumna Margaret Atwood. Joining us is free; just get a copy of the book and enjoy.

PT OT VIRTUAL ALUMNI REUNION

October 29, 2020. Join the Temerty Faculty of Medicine for the PT OT alumni reunion event featuring a keynote address by Heather McPherson: "Leading Through COVID, a Hospital CEO's Experience."

U OF T INDIGENOUS BOOK CLUB

November 18, 2020. Join UTSC Library to explore Indigenous perspectives and discuss works by Indigenous authors at the #UofT Indigenous Book Club. Grab lunch and join us online - all are welcome.

Collecting Community Experiences

As part of the University’s history, U of T Archives is documenting the lived experiences of the many individuals who shape the it during the COVID-19 pandemic. Share your story.

COVID-19 community volunteer opportunities

U of T is committed to helping fight COVID19 by supporting community efforts and engagement during this pandemic. Learn more about available volunteer opportunities.

Ten Thousand Coffees

Attend webinars, give career advice to U of T students and get career advice from fellow alumni—all online, all from your couch.

Volunteer From Home

The world needs volunteers more than ever these days. Why not mentor a student or share your expertise with a U of T alum?  Find out how.

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U of T Alumni on Social Media

Follow U of T Alumni on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Get inspiring stories, helpful how-to’s, news, entertainment and other alumni content.

There's more to come!

We’re updating this hub all the time so check back often! Follow U of T Alumni on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for stories, tips, news and entertainment. Questions or suggestions? Please contact us and we'll be happy to help.

 

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