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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

WHERE YOU ARE LECTURE SERIES

October 28 - December 2, 2020. U of T Where You Are lecture series brings the University to your device through an eclectic lecture series by U of T's award-winning faculty and ground-breaking researchers.

REVISITING THE "CRITICAL" IN CRITICAL HEALTH RESEARCH

November 20 - December 4, 2020. Join the Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research as it celebrates its 10th anniversary with an online Symposium featuring speakers from the CQ fold and beyond.

BECOMING BODY AWARE

November 30, 2020. Join the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and yoga teacher, EMDR therapist Jennifer Shields for a workshop where she'll share practical body-based tools to work with dysregulation of the nervous system.

15TH ANNUAL SENIOR COLLEGE SYMPOSIUM

November 30, 2020. Join Senior College for their annual gathering to hear a distinguished panel of experts on "Ethical Challenges of the 21st Century." All are welcome to attend.

QUANTUM COMPUTERS - SPOOKY BUT POWERFUL

November 30, 2020. Join the Faculty of Arts & Science, Department of Physics and guest Professor Christopher Monroe, leading atomic physicist, quantum information scientist and quantum computer engineer from the University of Maryland.

MARIO PRIZEK: A QUEER BROADCAST PIONEER

November 30, 2020. Join us for screening of clips from Mario Prizek's stunning home movies and an episode of the 1965 CBC show, Eye Opener, followed by a panel discussion. 

WOMEN IN SPORTS BUSINESS LEADERSHIP

December 1, 2020. Join UTSC for a discussion exploring issues in building a stronger, equitable sport system for women. Panelists include: Perdita Felicien (Olympian), Meghan Chayka (Stathletes), Allison Sandmeyer-Graves (Canadian Women & Sport). 

PATRICIA MEREDITH ON BETTER BOARDROOMS

December 3, 2020. Rotman Events presents Patricia Meredith, Fellow, David & Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation, Rotman on "Better Boardrooms: Repairing Corporate Governance for the 21st Century."

ONLINE PUB TRIVIA

December 3, 2020. Hey trivia buffs, join your alumni team online for the ultimate faculty face-off. Arts & Science vs Applied Science and Engineering in a real-time test of general knowledge. 

NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AND ACTION

December 4, 2020. Join the U of T Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and Hart House for a discussion on the issue of gender-based violence.

VALUE OF ARCHIVES

December 8, 2020. Join the Faculty of Arts and Science, Institute of Islamic Studies for its launch of the Muslims in Canada Archives, as well as a special tribute to Dr. Daood Hamdani.

A UNIVERSAL CHILD CARE STRATEGY

December 10, 2020. Join Woodsworth College for the annual Morley Gunderson Lecture in Labour Economics, featuring Professor Michael Baker, Department of Economics and Canada Research Chair in Economics and Public Policy.

"TRICK OR TREATY" FILM SCREENING

December 10, 2020. Woodsworth College is pleased to be partnering with imagineNATIVE film & media in bringing Indigenous film screenings. Please join us for the screening of Trick or Treaty by Alanis Obomsawin.

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

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.

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.

WHERE YOU ARE LECTURE SERIES

October 28 - December 2, 2020. U of T Where You Are lecture series brings the University to your device through an eclectic lecture series by U of T's award-winning faculty and ground-breaking researchers.

QUANTUM COMPUTERS - SPOOKY BUT POWERFUL

November 30, 2020. Join the Faculty of Arts & Science, Department of Physics and guest Professor Christopher Monroe, leading atomic physicist, quantum information scientist and quantum computer engineer from the University of Maryland.

NEW FRONTIERS IN TRANSPORTATION COMPETITION

Watch the 2020 New Frontiers in Transportation Student Competition Symposium hosted by the U of T Transportation Alumni Committee.  This year's theme "Transportation Network in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond."

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.

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

MOVEU ANYWHERE!

Looking for a quick, high-intensity workout that can be easily done at home? Check out these quick and modifiable body-weight exercises that you can do anytime, anywhere from the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education.

STAY HEALTHY

Physical therapy students in the U of T's Temerty Faculty of Medicine have put together a range of short videos to help keep alumni healthy during COVID-19. There is something for all fitness levels.

BECOMING BODY AWARE

November 30, 2020. Join the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and yoga teacher, EMDR therapist Jennifer Shields for a workshop where she'll share practical body-based tools to work with dysregulation of the nervous system.

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

TORONTO EARLY COGNITION LAB STUDIES

The Toronto Early Cognition Lab have many fun and educational online studies for kids, ages 1-10! Play games, read picture stories and watch short videos with us on Zoom.

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.

TECL LIVE FOR KIDS

Join the U of T's Toronto Early Cognition Lab for virtual circle time for kids (ages 7 and under). Every Monday at 4 p.m. ET, enjoy sing-alongs, read-alongs, games, crafts and more!

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.

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.

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.

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Career Kick-Starts

WRITE A COMPELLING PERSONAL STATEMENT

Applying for graduate or professional school? Learn how to make your personal statement stand out with this session lead by University of Toronto Mississauga alum, Teo Salgado,  founder VerveSmith Ltd.

JOIN UTM ON LINKEDIN

Connect and network with other UTM alumni, learn about UTM events, and read interesting stories about UTM alumni, faculty and students.

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

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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