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Virtual Hub for U of T Alumni

Expand your horizons from a device near you.

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

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Upcoming Online Events

Founder Life: Indo-Canadian Startup Stories

October 21, 2021. Building a company isn’t easy. Learn from those who are doing it. Join U of T Entrepreneurship virtually for the second installment of the ICEE Speaker Series, focused on startup stories."

The Smart Wife

October 21, 2021. Join Rotman for a livestream featuring Yolande Strengers and Jenny Kennedy on their latest book, The Smart Wife: Why Siri, Alexa, and Other Smart Home Devices Need a Feminist Reboot. 

Presented by: Rotman School of Management

Sustainable Museums

October 27, 2021. Where does one begin to tally the environmental impact of an exhibition? The Art Museum presents the complexities of this process, how to improve, and about models for sustainability in the arts.

Learning from COVID-19: Stakeholder Engagement

October 28, 2021. Join the first session in a five seminar series, a conversation with Patricia Gauthier, Canada’s lead for Moderna, on her experiences leading the Moderna vaccine roll-out in Canada. 

Presented by: Rotman School of Management

Book Launch: Everyone But Fajza

October 29, 2021. Join us to hear about this new novel by award-winning author, poet and U of T professor John P. Portelli. Includes guest author line-up for an evening of intriguing conversation.

Presented by: Ontario Institute of Studies in Education

Dambisa Moyo on How Boards Work

November 2, 2021. A New York Times bestselling author and veteran board member offers an insider's view of corporate boards, their struggles, and why they must adapt to survive. 

Presented by: Rotman School of Management

Creative Acts for Curious People

November 4, 2021. Join us for a one-hour live stream featuring Sarah Stein Greenberg on her new book "Creative Acts for Curious People How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways".

Presented by: Rotman School of Management

Peter Russell: An Unlikely Iconoclast

November 4, 2021. Join Professor Emeritus Peter H. Russell for reflection on his remarkable career as a scholar and activist and a discussion of his latest book. In conversation with Professor Rob Vipond (BA 1975). 

Presented by: Innis College

Cutting Carbon in Canada (3C)

November 8-11, 2021. Join fellow alumni, academics, students and friends for a multidisciplinary series of events from the School of the Environment on science, policy, social justice, and system change. Features keynote talks, panel discussions, and interactive workshops addressing the challenge. 

Presented by: Faculty of Arts & Science

Entrepreneurship: Where Passion Drives Innovation

November 9, 2021. Join Axel Villamil (HBSc 2017 UTSC), digital creative and entrepreneur, as he explains how passion can lead you down the road to innovation in a world where it is often seen as negative.

Unreconciled: Family, Truth, and Indigenous Resistance

November 9, 2021. Join us for a one-hour livestream featuring Jesse Wente, a prominent Indigenous author presents his new book "Unreconciled: Family, Truth, and Indigenous Resistance".

Presented by: Rotman School of Management

What helps visionary leaders change the world

November 10, 2021. Join renowned strategy consultants and best-selling authors Geoff Tuff and Steven Goldbach present their new book “In Provoke: How Leaders Shape the Future by Overcoming Fatal Human Flaws”.

Presented by: Rotman School of Management

Virtual Chocolate Tasting Event

November 16, 2021. Learn what chocolate is, how it is made and everything in between. Join us for a virtual chocolate tasting, order your own, and listen to a lecture with the founder and chocolate maker at Chachalate.

Presented by: Victoria College

How Courageous Companies Thrive

November 17, 2021. Join Rotman for a livestream featuring Paul Polman, Co-Founder, IMAGINE and Andrew Winston, Founder, Winston Eco-Strategies on “Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take".

Presented by: Rotman School of Management

Net Zero: Not A Zero-sum Game

November 24, 2021. Creating a climate-positive future is a grand challenge of our time. Join the conversation with this tri-campus panel of experts in engineering, management, philosophy and political science.

Presented by: University of Toronto Mississauga | University of Toronto Scarborough | Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | Faculty of Arts & Science

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.

Presented by: Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics

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.

Presented by: Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics
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Expand Your Mind

Alumni Virtual Book Club – THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY

Until December 16, 2021. Join fellow alumni for lively discussion about books related to lifelong learning, social issues, psychology and more. Our next title is The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.

Book Event: The People's Oil?

November 8, 2021. Join co-authors Donald Kingsbury and Teresa Kramarz as they discuss the intersection of extractivism, populism, and accountability in Latin American politics.

Presented by: Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

Cutting Carbon in Canada (3C)

November 8-11, 2021. Join fellow alumni, academics, students and friends for a multidisciplinary series of events from the School of the Environment on science, policy, social justice, and system change. Features keynote talks, panel discussions, and interactive workshops addressing the challenge. 

Presented by: Faculty of Arts & Science

Angela Merkel: A Revolutionary Pragmatist?

November 10, 2021. Register for the Annual Saul Goldstein Memorial Lecture that will discuss the legacy of outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel, delivered by Prof. Phil Triadafilopoulos.

Presented by: Woodsworth College

Nursing Leadership in the Age of Climate Action

November 10, 2021. The risks of vector-borne infectious diseases are increasing as environmental temperatures continue to rise.  Professor Ruth Schofield will share how the next generation of nurses can take on leadership roles in addressing the impacts of climate change.

Presented by: Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

FREE LINKEDIN LEARNING COURSES

Register for up to 4 months of free access to LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com), featuring courses in Business, Technology, Design and Creative. Register today. While quantities last.

The Social Dilemma free on YouTube

Limited time only. Co-produced by the founding co-donor of U of T's Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society, Heather Reisman, "The Social Dilemma" explores social media's threats to our democracies and mental health.

Stories from the Field

New six-episode podcast. Retired public health nurses Susan Blue and Maureen Cava take listeners on a journey across Ontario on harm reduction, the opioid crisis, nursing leadership, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presented by: Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

THE DISCOVERY OF INSULIN AT U OF T

The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library is proud to present at new permanent virtual exhibition: The Discovery of Insulin at the University of Toronto, explore the remarkable history of insulin and its discovery.

Presented by: University of Toronto Libraries

CELEBRATING BLACK VOICES

The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library presents "Celebrating Black Voices" an exhibition that acknowledges and honours the social, cultural, and literary achievements of Black authors and artists in a wide variety of fields.

Presented by: University of Toronto Libraries

WELL BEING COLLECTIVE

A collaborative Hart House initiative that seeks to create opportunities to connect, explore and examine what it means to live and be well all while centering the experiences and practices of Indigenous, Black and Racialized people.

Presented by: Hart House

Notes From the Music Library

Want to know more about what is happening at the University of Toronto Music Library? Find out in their blog about all the wonderful musical treasures. 

Presented by: University of Toronto Libraries

ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

View all available online exhibitions from the University of Toronto Libraries and learn about our collections, our history, and our communities.

Presented by: University of Toronto Libraries

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.

Presented by: University of Toronto Libraries

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.

Presented by: Temerty Faculty of Medicine

LIVING WELL PODCAST

Tune in any time to Living Well, a new podcast series brought to you by the Well Being Collective @ Hart House.

Presented by: Hart House

IMPROVISATION GAMES AND SKILLS

Join Hart House to explore the improv skills sets of Yes And, Narration, Character, Scene and Game work ensuring you'll be primed to reconnect with others when the time comes.

Presented by: Hart House

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.

Presented by: University of Toronto Libraries

Ethics of COVID Series

Ongoing. 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. Updated with new episodes each month. 

Presented by: University of Toronto Mississauga

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.

Presented by: Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work

Evolution of the Kitchen

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

Presented by: Innis College

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.

Presented by: Hart House

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.

Presented by: Hart House

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.

Presented by: Hart House

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.

Presented by: University of Toronto Mississauga

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.

Presented 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.

Presented by: Temerty Faculty of Medicine

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.

Presented by: Temerty Faculty of Medicine

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.

Presented by: Temerty Faculty of Medicine

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TORONTO

Join the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library to celebrate Toronto's birthday with this incredible album of original sketches and watercolours done by two visitors to the city between 1854 and 1856.

Presented by: University of Toronto Libraries

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.

Presented by: Hart House

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.

Presented by: Rotman School of Management

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.

Presented by: University of Toronto Libraries

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.

Presented by: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
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Eat, Dream, Sweat

Virtual Chocolate Tasting Event

November 16, 2021. Learn what chocolate is, how it is made and everything in between. Join us for a virtual chocolate tasting, order your own, and listen to a lecture with the founder and chocolate maker at Chachalate.

Presented by: Victoria College

BUILD YOUR LEGACY: OLYMPIANS FIRESIDE TALK

Varsity Blues Women's Basketball interim head coach, Tamara Tatham chats with Olympians Miranda Ayim, Lizanne Murphy, Kia Nurse, Alisha Smith and NBA/WNBA training coach, Justin Alliman, about paths as athletes, philanthropists, and more!

Presented by: Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education

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.

Presented by: 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.

Presented by: Temerty Faculty of Medicine

U OF T VIRTUAL FITNESS STUDIO

Workout, dance or meditate with the U of T fitness community from the comfort of your own home. Access more than 30 weekly virtual fitness classes and over 150 on-demand videos. Join anytime.

Presented by: University of Toronto Mississauga | Hart House

Hart House – Personal Training

With expertise in sports coaching, yoga, Pilates, weight training and more, Hart House has a trainer to fit every need.

Presented by: Hart House

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.

Presented by: Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education

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.

Presented by: Ontario Institute of Studies in Education

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.

Presented by: Temerty Faculty of Medicine

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.

Presented by: Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education

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.

Presented by: Temerty Faculty of Medicine

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.

Presented by: Temerty Faculty of Medicine

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!

Presented by: Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education

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

Presented by: Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work

OISE Library Care Package

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

Presented by: Ontario Institute of Studies in Education

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.

Presented by: University College

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

Daniels Faculty Outreach Programs

For Fall 2021 & Winter 2022, register now for Daniels Design Bootcamp (ages 16-18+ years old), Daniels Minecraft Program (ages 8-14 years old), and Daniels Digital Design Program (ages 12-15 years old).

Presented by: John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

I AM...A SCIENTIST

"I Am...A Scientist" is a multi-social media platform initiative that aims to bring science to kids of all ages. Check out Science Rendezvous @UofTSR on all media platforms for more!

MUSIC LIBRARY COLOURING PAGES

University of Toronto Libraries have created colouring pages from their Canadian Sheet Music collection. When you have finished your work of art, post it on social media and tag @uoftmusiclibrary. 

Presented by: University of Toronto Libraries

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.

Presented by: Faculty of Arts & Science

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.

Presented by: Ontario Institute of Studies in Education

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 Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, enjoy sing-alongs, read-alongs, games, crafts and more!

Presented by: Faculty of Arts & Science

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.

Presented by: Ontario Institute of Studies in Education

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.

Presented by: Ontario Institute of Studies in Education

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.

Presented by: Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work

Pandemic Pregnancy Guide

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

Presented by: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
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Career Kick-Starts

Founder Life: Indo-Canadian Startup Stories

October 21, 2021. Building a company isn’t easy. Learn from those who are doing it. Join U of T Entrepreneurship virtually for the second installment of the ICEE Speaker Series, focused on startup stories."

Entrepreneurship: Where Passion Drives Innovation

November 9, 2021. Join Axel Villamil (HBSc 2017 UTSC), digital creative and entrepreneur, as he explains how passion can lead you down the road to innovation in a world where it is often seen as negative.

FREE LINKEDIN LEARNING COURSES

Register for up to 4 months of free access to LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com), featuring courses in Business, Technology, Design and Creative. Register today. While quantities last.

BUILD YOUR LEGACY: OLYMPIANS FIRESIDE TALK

Varsity Blues Women's Basketball interim head coach, Tamara Tatham chats with Olympians Miranda Ayim, Lizanne Murphy, Kia Nurse, Alisha Smith and NBA/WNBA training coach, Justin Alliman, about paths as athletes, philanthropists, and more!

Presented by: Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education

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.

Presented by: University of Toronto Mississauga

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.

Presented by: University of Toronto Mississauga

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 2022.

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

Alumni Virtual Book Club – THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY

Until December 16, 2021. Join fellow alumni for lively discussion about books related to lifelong learning, social issues, psychology and more. Our next title is The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.

TEMERTY CENTRE AI NEWSLETTER

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine invites you to subscribe to the e-newsletter for T-CAIREM, the new Temerty Centre for AI. Learn about the future of health care.

Presented by: Temerty Faculty of Medicine

MUSIC LIBRARY COLOURING PAGES

University of Toronto Libraries have created colouring pages from their Canadian Sheet Music collection. When you have finished your work of art, post it on social media and tag @uoftmusiclibrary. 

Presented by: University of Toronto Libraries

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.

Presented by: University of Toronto Libraries

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, InstagramLinkedIn and Weibo. 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, TwitterInstagram and Weibo for stories, tips, news and entertainment. Questions or suggestions? Please contact us and we'll be happy to help.

 

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