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Online Hub for #StayHome Alumni

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Online Hub for #StayHome Alumni

Expand your horizons from the safety of home.

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.

Summer Thursdays at Noon

July 9 – August 6, 2020. Join us for a special summer edition of the popular series, Thursdays at Noon, featuring performances by faculty, alumni and students from the Faculty of Music.

Portrait Photography

Finesse your photographic eye to capture the perfect portrait. Taught by award-winning photographer, Shlomi Amiga. Class begins July 14, 2020. Presented by Hart House.

Trolls, Bots and Fake News

July 15, 2020. Explore the world of trolls, bots and junk news with Innis alumnus, Phil Howard, and examine how to save democracy from these “lie machines”.

One on One with Steini

July 14, 2020. Dean Steini Brown, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and alum Andrea Barrack delve into our COVID-19 response and the path forward for brighter days ahead.

How Good Jobs Went Bad

July 15, 2020. 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.

Improvisation Games and Skills

Relieve stress and exercise your social muscles in learning the fundamentals of improv in a virtual manner. Class begins July 20, 2020. Presented by Hart House.

Entrepreneurial Thinking for Everyone

July 23, 2020. Join us for an interactive session and learn how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to get what you want in life. Presented by OISE.

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.

Weekly Online Pub Trivia

Every Thursday at 8 PM EDT. Break a mental sweat by testing your general knowledge with other U of T alumni. It’s just like going to the pub for trivia, except for the part where you go to the pub. Register now.

Ethics of COVID Series

On going. 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

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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.

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.

Portrait Photography

Finesse your photographic eye to capture the perfect portrait. Taught by award-winning photographer, Shlomi Amiga. Class begins July 14, 2020. Presented by Hart House.

Trolls, Bots and Fake News

July 15, 2020. Explore the world of trolls, bots and junk news with Innis alumnus, Phil Howard, and examine how to save democracy from these “lie machines”.

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.

Improvisation Games and Skills

Relieve stress and exercise your social muscles in learning the fundamentals of improv in a virtual manner. Class begins July 20, 2020. Presented by Hart House.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 timely updates, interactive tools, and information on the COVID-19 pandemic 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.

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.

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 Stop, Breathe & Think 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 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.

Medicine Youth Summer Program

June 6 – July 31, 2020. Passionate about health sciences? Learn about physiology, microbiology and more with live lectures, interactive labs and support from members of the Faculty of Medicine.

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.

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.

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

Entrepreneurial Thinking for Everyone

July 23, 2020. Join us for an interactive session and learn how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to get what you want in life. Presented by OISE.

MBA Essentials Online

August 10 – 27, 2020. Stand out in the job market with the Rotman MBA Essentials. Learn about strategy, marketing and big data from global experts. Alumni receive a 50% discount. 

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

U of T Alumni Virtual Book Club

May 18 - July 13, 2020. You're invited to join U of T's new Virtual Alumni Book Club. Join fellow alumni for lively discussion about books related to lifelong learning, social issues, psychology and more. 

Weekly Online Pub Trivia

Every Thursday. Break a mental sweat by testing your general knowledge with other U of T alumni. It’s just like going to the pub for trivia, except for the part where you go to the pub. Register now.

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.

OISE Pep Talks

OISE invites you to submit a short video, photo or message of encouragement and support for the U of T community. Share some advice, bring some energy and make your submission!

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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