Center for International Experience Events
Center for International Experience is providing lots of dun diverse activities and workshops that can help you with your graduate experience. See below for details:
OUR STORIES: LGBTQ History Month
October 25, 2023 from 12 noon – 1:30 PM l https://uoft.me/LGBTQOurStories2023
Join us as we open a window into the lives and stories of international students through engaging panels and conversations. Hosted by the tri-campus international offices—Centre for International Experience at St. George, International Education Centre at Mississauga, and the International Student Centre at Scarborough—this series offers an invaluable opportunity to explore diverse narratives, lived experiences, and the journeys that brought us all together.
From celebrating cultural heritage months to shedding light on important global issues, “Our Stories” promises to be a platform of connection and empowerment. Hear the voices that shape our campuses, learn from their unique perspectives, and foster a deeper understanding of the vibrant world we inhabit.
Global Careers & Transitions: An International Conversation with Mark Tan (JD 2006)
Wednesday, October 25, 6 PM – 7 PM | Register on CLNx
Interested in exploring global careers in law, finance and STEM? Join us in conversation with U of T alumnus Mark Tan (JD 2006), General Counsel at GLP in Singapore, to discover how to leverage your education and skills to chart a dynamic career path that transcends borders and industries.With a career spanning leading firms in New York City, Melbourne, and Singapore at the intersections of law, finance, and STEM, Mark’s global and cross-industry journey will provide valuable insights on navigating international job markets, breaking into new industries, and embracing change to make the most of career opportunities. Q & A to follow!
Community Building with Intercultural Learning & Mindfulness
Tuesday, October 24, 4 PM – 6 PM | Register on CLNx
Wednesday, October 25, 4 PM – 6 PM | Register on CLNx
During the first half of the workshop, you will participate in a mindful communication workshop presented by the Multi-Faith Centre. For the second half of the workshop, you will learn to explore the factors that affect the cultural community you live in, investigate how power and privilege impact communication, and develop strategies to create and build an inclusive, equitable environment. This workshop is part of the Intercultural Learning Program (CCR Eligible Program).
deTOurs: Aga Khan Museum
Thursday, October 26, 1:30 PM – 6:30 PM | Register on CLNx
October is Islamic Heritage Month in October in Canada. Join us for a tour of the Aga Khan Museum to learn more about Islamic civilizations. This event is in partnership with the Centre for International Experience (CIE) and the Multi-Faith Centre. In addition to joining a guided tour of the museum’s permanent collections, you will participate in a one-hour guided gallery tour focusing on geometric patterns and designs found within the Museum collections. Then, during the one-hour workshop, you will learn how to read geometric designs before creating two of your own.
deTOurs: Haunted Walking Tour
Friday, October 27, 6:45 PM – 9 PM | Register on CLNx
Calling all spooky revelers! Do you enjoy ghost stories? Curious about the dueling stonemasons of University College or other university mysteries? Join us for deTOurs: Haunted Walking Tour – Ghosts, Grief, and Cadavers. Lead by a knowledgeable tour guide from Muddy York Tours, we’ll weave our way through the St. George Campus at night, learning about the spookier side of U of T and the surrounding areas. Open to all international students. Space is limited! Registered participants will be contacted the day before the event and given location details. Please note: This is NOT a tour with jump scares and people in costumes, as you may find at a traditional Haunted House. This is a tour told through history, story-telling and knowledge sharing.
Global Citizen Program and Global Citizen Program Workshops
Monday, October 30, 2 PM – 4 PM | Register on CLNx
If you are interested in participating in global experiences in Canada or abroad and learning what it means to be a global citizen. . . look no further. The Global Citizen program, offers a mix of workshops and customized experiential learning that will build your global skills and mindset. The program has three pillars: Global Fluency, Global Experience, and Global Give Back, preparing you for global opportunities during your academic journey and beyond. After successful completion, you will gain CCR credit for your participation and formal recognition for building a global skillset. Sign up for the Global Fluency fall workshop session today!
International Alumni Panel: Life and work after graduation for international students in North America
Wednesday, November 1, 5 PM – 7 PM | Register on CLNx
The International Alumni Panel: Life and work after graduation for international students in North America aims to connect young professionals from various fields with international students and recent graduates (1-2 year after graduation) to provide insight in various labour markets and trends in North America. The panel event will also present alumni with the opportunity to share their experiences of living in North America as immigrants, community building, and their efforts to stay connected to their home countries.
Water and Indigenous Peoples
Wednesday, November 1, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Register on CLNx
Indigenous peoples have deep connections and respect for the land. Yet the impacts of climate change on the Indigenous communities are immediate and direct. In this workshop, we will explore local and global Indigenous peoples’ relationships with the land and ways of knowing. Then we will examine the impacts of climate change on Indigenous Peoples, the challenges, and how they mobilize their in-depth knowledge responding to climate change. This event is part of the Indigenous Learning in Local and Global Contexts Program (CCR Eligible Program).
Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Group Debrief
Thursday, November 2, 4 PM – 5:30 PM | Register on CLNx
The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) is an assessment of intercultural competence. The assessment is valid, reliable and cross-culturally generalizable after being rigorously tested. By completing the assessment, you will gain valuable insights into how you engage with cultural commonalities and differences. You will also receive a personalized development plan to improve your intercultural mindset. Learn more about the assessment on CLNx and register by Wednesday, October 25.
Interfaith Meals: Diwali Lunch
Thursday November 9, 12 PM – 2 PM l Register on CLNx
As part of the Interfaith Meals program, the Multi-Faith Centre and Centre for International Experience will be hosting a lunch in honour of Diwali on Thursday 9th, from 12:00-2:00pm.
Diwali (pronounced: di-vah-lee), also known as Deepavali, is one of the most important and widely celebrated festivals in India, observed by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. It is a significant festival that typically takes place between October and November, on the 15th day of the Hindu month of Kartik.The festival, often referred to as the Festival of Lights, signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. To symbolize this, Diwali is often celebrated by illuminating oil lamps or diyas (pronounced: dee-yahs) as well as candles and lanterns, praying, gift-giving, and so on. Festive sweets are a key part of Diwali celebrations, and Indian confectionery such as halwa (grated vegetable cooked with ghee, sugar, and milk) and fried, flour-based treats like laddu and gulab jamun. All are welcome!