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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 in 2020’s new normal. 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

DANIELS MINECRAFT FALL PROGRAM

September 19 - December 5, 2020. Join the Daniels Faculty in partnership with University of Toronto eSports for a new Saturday half-day online Minecraft program. Registration deadline September 25. 10% discount for alumni!

STRESS, BURNOUT, DEPRESSION IN HEALTHCARE

September 24, 2020. Join Professor Abi Shrihan, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, for a webinar that explores interventions to address stress, burnout and depression among female healthcare workers during COVID-19.

"GUEST OF HONOUR" WITH ATOM EGOYAN

September 24, 2020. Join us as filmmaker Atom Egoyan returns to Innis for a virtual screening of his latest dramatic feature, "Guest of Honour." Fellow filmmaker Patricia Rozema moderates the post-screening Q&A.

CQ SEMINAR - DR. SARAH ELTON

September 25, 2020. Join The Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research as CQ Award Winner, Dr. Sarah Elton, presents her doctoral dissertation research in CQ's first online seminar.

COVID-19 BECOMES OUR NEW NORMAL

September 28, 2020. Join Dr. Pier Bryden, in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine, for a six-part series exploring the mental health challenges our community faces as Covid-19 becomes our new normal.

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.

WRITE A COMPELLING PERSONAL STATEMENT

September 29, 2020. 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.

CAMERA CLUB CRITICAL SALON

September 29, 2020. The Hart House Camera Club invites you to share some of your photos and have them publicly critiqued by a small panel of seasoned photographers.

SMARTER CARS & SAFER DRIVING

September 29, 2020. Join the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering as Professor Birsen Domnez describes state-of-the-art vehicle technology, driving distractions, and a safer future for smart cars.

ROLE OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURES IN CANCER

September 30, 2020. Hosted by CanPath, this webinar will provide a portrait of common occupational exposures experienced by CanPath participants derived from linkage of occupational information to the Canadian Job Exposure Matrix.

ORGANIZING WITH HEART

September 30, 2020. Join us for the Annual Sefton-Williams Memorial Lecture "Organizing with Heart: New Ways of Building Worker Movements." Presented by Woodsworth College and the Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources.

MOVING, DANCING, KNOWLEDGE: DANCE BEYOND PERFORMANCE

September 30, 2020. Join Hart House to explore the role of dance and embodied practice and the ways in which it informs, translates into, and enriches academic and professional settings.

ORANGE SHIRT DAY: HOSTED CONVERSATION

September 30, 2020. Join Hart House for a virtual event on Orange Shirt Day, a national movement in recognition of the experiences of survivors of residential schools in Canada.

2020: Everything Changes?

October 1, 2020. Join Faculty of Law Professor Jutta Brunneé and international law colleagues Lavanya Rajamani and Alonso Gurmendi for a discussion on international law in 2020 and beyond.

LAUNCH OF BUILT TO LEAD

October 1, 2020. Join the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation for the webinar launch of "Built to Lead", a podcast for emerging health leaders.

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."

ABOLISH THE POLICE, ABOLISH PRISONS

October 6, 2020. Watch the annual U of T Mississauga Snider Lecture featuring Robyn Maynard, award winning author of "Policing Black Lives: State violence in Canada from slavery to present."

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."

PLANET CANADA BOOK LAUNCH

October 6, 2020. Join us for the launch of Munk School Senior Fellow and RBC Senior, VP, John Stackhouse's new book, "Planet Canada: How Expats are Shaping The Future."

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." 

DENNIS CULHANE ON ADDRESSING CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS

October 13, 2020. Rotman Events presents a 1-hour livestream featuring Dennis Culhane, Professor in Social Policy - School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania on "Addressing Chronic Homelessness." 

OPERATING SYSTEMS OF FUTURE CITIES

October 14, 2020. Join us for the Skule™ Lunch & Learn as Professor Mark S. Fox explores the question of how the future Urban OS should BEHAVE and not just how they are constructed.

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.

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

U OF T ALUMNI BOOK CLUB

September 28, 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.

COVID-19 BECOMES OUR NEW NORMAL

September 28, 2020. Join Dr. Pier Bryden, in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine, for a six-part series exploring the mental health challenges our community faces as Covid-19 becomes our new normal.

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.

SMARTER CARS & SAFER DRIVING

September 29, 2020. Join the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering as Professor Birsen Domnez describes state-of-the-art vehicle technology, driving distractions, and a safer future for smart cars.

ORGANIZING WITH HEART

September 30, 2020. Join us for the Annual Sefton-Williams Memorial Lecture "Organizing with Heart: New Ways of Building Worker Movements." Presented by Woodsworth College and the Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources.

MOVING, DANCING, KNOWLEDGE: DANCE BEYOND PERFORMANCE

September 30, 2020. Join Hart House to explore the role of dance and embodied practice and the ways in which it informs, translates into, and enriches academic and professional settings.

ORANGE SHIRT DAY: HOSTED CONVERSATION

September 30, 2020. Join Hart House for a virtual event on Orange Shirt Day, a national movement in recognition of the experiences of survivors of residential schools in Canada.

2020: Everything Changes?

October 1, 2020. Join Faculty of Law Professor Jutta Brunneé and international law colleagues Lavanya Rajamani and Alonso Gurmendi for a discussion on international law in 2020 and beyond.

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."

ABOLISH THE POLICE, ABOLISH PRISONS

October 6, 2020. Watch the annual U of T Mississauga Snider Lecture featuring Robyn Maynard, award winning author of "Policing Black Lives: State violence in Canada from slavery to present."

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."

PLANET CANADA BOOK LAUNCH

October 6, 2020. Join us for the launch of Munk School Senior Fellow and RBC Senior, VP, John Stackhouse's new book, "Planet Canada: How Expats are Shaping The Future."

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." 

DENNIS CULHANE ON ADDRESSING CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS

October 13, 2020. Rotman Events presents a 1-hour livestream featuring Dennis Culhane, Professor in Social Policy - School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania on "Addressing Chronic Homelessness." 

OPERATING SYSTEMS OF FUTURE CITIES

October 14, 2020. Join us for the Skule™ Lunch & Learn as Professor Mark S. Fox explores the question of how the future Urban OS should BEHAVE and not just how they are constructed.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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

FITNESS ONLINE - ONLINE CLASSES

Join us online every day of the week for classes with some of your favourite Hart House instructors. Hart House Fitness Centre will re-open the week of September 8th!

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

DANIELS MINECRAFT FALL PROGRAM

September 19 - December 5, 2020. Join the Daniels Faculty in partnership with University of Toronto eSports for a new Saturday half-day online Minecraft program. Registration deadline September 25. 10% discount for alumni!

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.

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, 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

WRITE A COMPELLING PERSONAL STATEMENT

September 29, 2020. 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.

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, 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.

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 us and we'll be happy to help.

 

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