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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

STORIES IN THE MIX

April 16, 2021. Get set for family cookie baking fun! Alumni and children are invited to bake along with UTSC's Culinaria Research Centre and share stories about cookie making and traditions.

FERTILITY AND THE BRCA MUTATION

April 16, 2021. Join Dalla Lana School of Public Health and guest Dr. Karen Glass for a seminar exploring fertility options for BRCA mutation carriers with and without a personal history of cancer.

NEW RULES FOR THE DIGITAL AGE

April 19, 2021. Join Rotman Events for a livestream featuring Ram Charan, Bestselling Author and Global Advisor to CEOs on "Rethinking Competitive Advantage: New Rules for the Digital Age."

CANADA'S QUANTUM INTERNET: PROSPECTS AND PERILS

April 20, 2021. Join Munk School Events for an expert lead discussion on the political, economic, and scientific implications of quantum communications, for Canada and the world.

JOHN R. EVANS LECTURESHIP IN GLOBAL HEALTH

April 21, 2021. Join the Centre for Global Health as keynote speaker, Dr. Rene Loewenson, delivers a talk titled "Fundamental choices for the future of public health - what is COVID-19 exposing?"

PREDICTION, MACHINE LEARNING AND CASUAL INFERENCE

April 21, 2021. Join the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and guest Professor Tony Blakely, University of Melbourne, for a keynote discussing his latest ideas related to machine learning and casual inference.

INNOVATION IN REAL PLACES

April 21, 2021. The dominant growth model has been to focus on technological innovation. Join the Munk School's Dan Breznitz as he sets out to challenge this model and shows how communities might succeed.

NEW HORIZONS IN VIDEO GAMES

April 22, 2021. Join St. Michael's College for this unique lecture by Dr. Felan Parker - presented using actual in-game footage - to learn more about a diverse and often misunderstood medium.

U OF T OPERA PRESENTS

April 22 - 25, 2021. Hear the talented and dedicated students of University of Toronto Opera perform one act operas by Massenet, Wolf-Ferrari, Mozart, Bizet, Walton and Hoiby.

THE CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO CLIMATE SUCCESS

April 22, 2021. Join Rotman Events for a 1-hour Earth Day livestream featuring Mark Jaccard on his book "The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success: Overcoming Myths that Hinder Progress."

WHY INCLUSIVE DESIGN?

April 22, 2021. Join Rotman Events for this session in the Gender Analytics: Possibilities Event Series featuring Vanessa Iarocci, Sylvia Kwan, Nitasha Mehta, on "Why Inclusive Design? Product and Service Design for Everyone."

ADVOCATING FOR THE DENTAL PROFESSION

April 22, 2021. Join the Faculty of Dentistry as members of organized dentistry explore their advocacy role in the early days of the pandemic and discuss how their recovery plan is progressing.

EXPERIMENTS IN SKIN

April 22, 2021. Join the Munk School as a panel of distinguished academics examine the afterlife of the Vietnam War and its continued impact on our understanding of race and beauty.

SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS

April 27, 2021. Join us from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. for Bloomberg Nursing's Alumni Lecture featuring Dr. Robyn Stremler (PhD 2003) speaking about healthy sleep habits for infants, toddlers, and parents.

HOW SEARCH ENGINES REINFORCE RACISM

April 28, 2021. Join Rotman Events for a livestream featuring Safiya Umoja Noble, Associate Professor, Department of Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles; on "Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism."

THE END OF TRAVEL

April 28, 2021. Join Munk School Events as the Toronto Star's Martin Regg Cohn explores the economics and sociology of mass tourism and alternative travel - scalability, sustainability and diminishing returns.

U OF T WHERE YOU ARE SERIES

U of T Where You Are brings the University to wherever you live through an eclectic lecture series by U of T's award-winning faculty and ground breaking researchers.

Alumni Reunion

May 26–30, 2021. Our biggest alumni event of the year is coming to a device near you. Choose from 60+ fun and mind-expanding events. Register now for the online reunion experience. 

DANIELS FACULTY OUTREACH PROGRAMS - SUMMER 2021

June 28 - September 3, 2021. Join us for the Daniels Faculty Outreach Programs. Online programs for youth ages 8 to 18+ years. Registration is open. 10% discount for U of T alumni. (Contact us for code)

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

U OF T WHERE YOU ARE SERIES

U of T Where You Are brings the University to wherever you live through an eclectic lecture series by U of T's award-winning faculty and ground breaking researchers.

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 for access starting April 20, 2021. While quantities last.

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.

ALUMNI VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB - MARCH 2021

March 18 - May 20, 2021. Join fellow alumni for lively discussion about books related to lifelong learning, social issues, psychology and more. We'll be reading "The Glass Hotel" by Emily St. John Mandel.

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.

TALKING ABOUT FIGHT CLUB TO STAY HEALTHY

In this installment of the InsightOut blog, St. Michael's College graduate Therese Hassan reflects on fostering mental health within herself and her students on Bell Let's Talk Day 2021.

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.

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.

ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION DROP-IN

Join us at Hart House to hone your English pronunciation and have some fun in this experiential online class. 

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.

THE LATEST ISSUE OF "OPEN SHELF"

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

ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

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

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.

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.

LIVING WELL PODCAST

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

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.

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.

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. Updated with new episodes each month. 

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.

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.

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Eat, Dream, Sweat

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!

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.

U OF T VIRTUAL FITNESS STUDIO

Hart House partners in this suite of live, fun and on-demand fitness classes. You can stay active any where at any time.

Hart House – Personal Training

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

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.

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

PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT WEBINARS

March 25 – April 29, 2021. Are your high school aged children considering a U of T education? Attend these webinars to ask your questions about the University.

STORIES IN THE MIX

April 16, 2021. Get set for family cookie baking fun! Alumni and children are invited to bake along with UTSC's Culinaria Research Centre and share stories about cookie making and traditions.

DANIELS FACULTY OUTREACH PROGRAMS - SUMMER 2021

June 28 - September 3, 2021. Join us for the Daniels Faculty Outreach Programs. Online programs for youth ages 8 to 18+ years. Registration is open. 10% discount for U of T alumni. (Contact us for code)

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. 

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

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 for access starting April 20, 2021. 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!

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

ALUMNI VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB - MARCH 2021

March 18 - May 20, 2021. Join fellow alumni for lively discussion about books related to lifelong learning, social issues, psychology and more. We'll be reading "The Glass Hotel" by Emily St. John Mandel.

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.

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. 

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, 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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