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Online Hub for #StayHome Alumni

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Online Hub for #StayHome Alumni

Expand your horizons while you #StayHome.

Our lives may feel on hold right now but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep learning and exploring. Sought-after experts from U of T faculties, departments and across our community have answered the call with these resources for the times. Addicted to the news? Forget how to sweat? Bored? Check out this online hub often for workouts, webinars, insights, events and more.

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Upcoming Online Events

Art Talk Tuesdays

July 7 - August 25, 2020. Feed the soul with artwork from past gallery exhibitions, the walls of Hart House and some rarely seen pieces from our collection.

Mr. Jane & Finch Screening

August 13, 2020. Join Innis alumnus Kofi Hope to discuss the documentary “Mr. Jane & Finch” with filmmakers Ngardy George, Alison Duke and star of the film, activist Winston LaRose.

INDIGENOUS FILM SERIES

August 19, 2020. Woodsworth is excited to partner with imagineNATIVE Film + Media for the “Indigenous Film Series”. Enjoy a series of commissioned films and Q&As with filmmakers and imagineNATIVE staff. 

The Ever-Changing Brain

August 27, 2020. Dr. David Eagleman speaks about his new book “Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain.” Registrants receive a copy of the book. Presented by Rotman.

ANTISOCIAL: HIJACKING THE AMERICAN CONVERSATION

September 10, 2020. Join us for a livestream featuring Andrew Marantz, Staff Writer, The New Yorker magazine; Author on his book "Antisocial". Please register in advance. Presented by Rotman.

RESTORING THE SOUL OF BUSINESS

September 15, 2020. Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring Rishad Tobaccowala on his book "Restoring the Soul Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data". Presented by Rotman.

CASS R. SUNSTEIN: TOO MUCH INFORMATION

September 17, 2020. Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring Prof. Cass R. Sunstein, Harvard Law School on "Too Much Information: Understanding What You Don't Want to Know". Presented by Rotman.

A TOOLKIT FOR LEADERS

September 29, 2020. Join us as four contributors from the Fall issue of Rotman Management Magazine share key insights for thriving amidst the uncertainty that lies ahead. Presented by Rotman.

WHEN MORE IS NOT BETTER

October 5, 2020. Rotman Events presents Roger L. Martin, Professor Emeritus and former Dean, Rotman School of Management; on "When More is Not Better: Overcoming America's Obsession with Economic Efficiency". 

24 PRINCIPLES FOR DESIGNING MASSIVE CHANGE

October 6, 2020. Rotman presents a livestream featuring Bruce Mau, Founder, Bruce Mau Studio on "Bruce Mau: MC24: Bruce Mau's 24 Principles for Designing Massive Change in Your Life and Work".

MICHAEL HALLSWORTH ON BEHAVIORAL INSIGHTS

October 8, 2020. Rotman Events presents a 1-hour livestream featuring Michael Hallsworth, Managing Director - North America, Behavioral Insights Team on "Behavioral Insights: Applying Evidence about Human Behavior to Practical Problems". 

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.

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.

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.

Mr. Jane & Finch Screening

August 13, 2020. Join Innis alumnus Kofi Hope to discuss the documentary “Mr. Jane & Finch” with filmmakers Ngardy George, Alison Duke and star of the film, activist Winston LaRose.

INDIGENOUS FILM SERIES

August 19, 2020. Woodsworth is excited to partner with imagineNATIVE Film + Media for the “Indigenous Film Series”. Enjoy a series of commissioned films and Q&As with filmmakers and imagineNATIVE staff. 

The Ever-Changing Brain

August 27, 2020. Dr. David Eagleman speaks about his new book “Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain.” Registrants receive a copy of the book. Presented by Rotman.

ANTISOCIAL: HIJACKING THE AMERICAN CONVERSATION

September 10, 2020. Join us for a livestream featuring Andrew Marantz, Staff Writer, The New Yorker magazine; Author on his book "Antisocial". Please register in advance. Presented by Rotman.

RESTORING THE SOUL OF BUSINESS

September 15, 2020. Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring Rishad Tobaccowala on his book "Restoring the Soul Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data". Presented by Rotman.

CASS R. SUNSTEIN: TOO MUCH INFORMATION

September 17, 2020. Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring Prof. Cass R. Sunstein, Harvard Law School on "Too Much Information: Understanding What You Don't Want to Know". Presented by Rotman.

A TOOLKIT FOR LEADERS

September 29, 2020. Join us as four contributors from the Fall issue of Rotman Management Magazine share key insights for thriving amidst the uncertainty that lies ahead. Presented by Rotman.

WHEN MORE IS NOT BETTER

October 5, 2020. Rotman Events presents Roger L. Martin, Professor Emeritus and former Dean, Rotman School of Management; on "When More is Not Better: Overcoming America's Obsession with Economic Efficiency". 

24 PRINCIPLES FOR DESIGNING MASSIVE CHANGE

October 6, 2020. Rotman presents a livestream featuring Bruce Mau, Founder, Bruce Mau Studio on "Bruce Mau: MC24: Bruce Mau's 24 Principles for Designing Massive Change in Your Life and Work".

MICHAEL HALLSWORTH ON BEHAVIORAL INSIGHTS

October 8, 2020. Rotman Events presents a 1-hour livestream featuring Michael Hallsworth, Managing Director - North America, Behavioral Insights Team on "Behavioral Insights: Applying Evidence about Human Behavior to Practical Problems". 

Ethics of COVID Series

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

The Gerstein Science Information Centre

Canada’s largest academic science and health science library offers info online. Get the latest on COVID-19 from governments and the WHO, plus advice on staying safe.

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

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.

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.

Junior Blues: Move & Groove

Join fun, weekly exercise sessions will get kids active and develop the physical literacy skills they need to move confidently. Presented by U of T Sport & Rec.

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.

Hart House Fitness Online

Just because we can't be together doesn't mean we can't work out together. From yoga to Zumba to a family dance party, there's something at Hart House for everyone.

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!

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

Recommendations for Schools Reopening

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

Daniels Online Summer Camps

10% discount for alumni. June 29 - August 21, 2020. The Daniels Faculty summer programs lets kids from 8 – 18 explore the world of digital design, Minecraft and more.

Junior Blues: Move & Groove

Join fun, weekly exercise sessions will get kids active and develop the physical literacy skills they need to move confidently. Presented by U of T Sport & Rec.

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. Weekly episodes available in English and French.

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, 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

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.

Free LinkedIn Learning Courses

Get up to four months of free LinkedIn Learning courses (formerly Lynda.com) and make the most of #stayhome. Upgrade your skills in business, technology, design and more. While quantities last.

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 during #stayhome. 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 during #stayhome. Questions or suggestions? Please contact alumni.relations@utoronto.ca and we'll be happy to help.

 

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COVID-19 Update:

For community safety, in-person events are currently postponed or cancelled. Explore virtual events and resources for alumni on the #StayHome hub. Are you a 2020 graduate? Start your lifelong access. Have questions? Contact us.

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