UTSG: WISE Conference 2020

Women in Science and Engineering is proud to present our 8th Annual National Conference!

The WISE National Conference serves as a catalyst to inspire and empower individuals to pursue their passions, broaden their horizons, and form meaningful connections. The conference brings together delegates from all across Canada to share ideas and become inspired over the course of a two-day event dedicated to professional and personal growth, featuring inspirational leaders from a wide range of STEM fields, as well as workshops, case competitions, and career fairs.

UTSG: Had It Coming: What’s Fair in the Age of #MeToo?

Join us for the Gender and the Economy Speaker Series at Rotman for a discussion on “Had It Coming: What’s Fair in the Age of #MeToo?” (Allen Lane, Sep. 24 2019)

SPEAKER: Robyn Doolittle, Investigative Journalist, “The Globe and Mail”; Author

BOOK SYNOPSIS: For nearly two years, Globe and Mail reporter Robyn Doolittle investigated how Canadian police handle sexual assault cases. Her findings were shocking: across the country, in big cities and small towns, the system was dismissing a high number of allegations as “unfounded.” A police officer would simply view the claim as baseless and no investigation would follow. Of the 26,500 reported cases of sexual assault in 2015, only 1,400 resulted in convictions. The response to Doolittle’s groundbreaking Unfounded series was swift. Federal ministers immediately vowed to establish better oversight, training, and policies; Prime Minister Trudeau announced $100 million to combat gender-based violence; Statistics Canada began to collect and publish unfounded rates; and to date, about a third of the country’s forces have pledged to review more than 10,000 sex-assault cases dating back to 2010. Had It Coming picks up where the Unfounded series left off. Doolittle brings a personal voice to what has been a turning point for most women: the #MeToo movement and its aftermath. The world is now increasingly aware of the pervasiveness of rape culture in which powerful men got away with sexual assault and harassment for years: from Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, Bill O’Reilly, and Matt Lauer, to Charlie Rose and Jian Ghomeshi. But Doolittle looks beyond specific cases to the big picture. The issue of “consent” figures largely: not only is the public confused about what it means, but an astounding number of police officers and judges do not understand Canadian consent law. The brain’s reaction to trauma and how it affects memory is also crucial to understanding victim statements. Surprisingly, Canada has the most progressive sexual assault laws in the developed world, yet the system is failing victims at every stage. Had It Coming is not a diatribe or manifesto, but a nuanced and informed look at how attitudes around sexual behaviour have changed and still need to change.

COST: $26.95 plus HST per person (includes 1 hardcover copy of “Had It Coming” and 1 seat for the talk)

VENUE: Rotman School of Management

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE VIA THE WEBSITE.

UTSG: Scary Skate

Scary Skate! 🧟 One of the signature Move U skating events…dress in costume, borrow skates and a helmet and get scary on the rink! 👻
Beginners welcome – instructors will be on ice to give tips. Lots of off-ice activities. Come alone or with some friends!

FREE hot chocolate ☕
FREE crafts 🖍️
FREE skate rentals* ⛸️

You must have a valid T-Card to enter for FREE.
A $5.00 admission fee applies for non-U of T students.

*supply is limited, first-come, first-served!

UTSG: Haunted Campus Ghost Tour

The University of Toronto History Society (UTHS) is excited to celebrate this ~spooky~ szn with its fourth annual Haunted Campus Tour! Join us for a student-led campus ghost tour based off historical stories from archival research. The event is open to anyone interested, U of T affiliated or not, and is child friendly!

This is a walking tour that will last an hour and fifteen minutes, so please dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes!

Please note the Trinity College portion of the tour is not wheelchair accessible.

UTSG: Haunted Campus Ghost Tour

The University of Toronto History Society (UTHS) is excited to celebrate this ~spooky~ szn with its fourth annual Haunted Campus Tour! Join us for a student-led campus ghost tour based off historical stories from archival research. The event is open to anyone interested, U of T affiliated or not, and is child friendly!

This is a walking tour that will last an hour and fifteen minutes, so please dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes!

Please note the Trinity College portion of the tour is not wheelchair accessible.

UTSG: 44th Annual Trinity College Book Sale

The Trinity College Friends of the Library hold a spectacular book sale every October in Seeley Hall at Trinity College. In 2019, we’re celebrating our 44th Annual Book Sale!

Funds raised through the Book Sale support many projects and activities of Trinity’s John W. Graham Library.

DATES & TIMES:

Thursday, October 24 | 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. ($5.00 Admission)*

Friday, October 25 | 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 26 | 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 27 | 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Monday, October 28 | 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

(Free admission: October 25 to October 28)

* NEW | On Thursday, October 24: Access to the College will be granted at 6 am; no admittance prior to this time.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO FIND AT THE SALE?
More than 60,000 gently used books in 75 categories. You can find cookbooks, art books, musical scores, biographies, children’s books, popular and classic literature, travel guides, academic monographs from a variety of disciplines, theology, religion and many other categories. We also offer a significant selection of rare and unique items, as well as special editions.

The Book Sale is open to the public – all are welcome to attend.

MORE INFO: https://www.trinity.utoronto.ca/library_archives/friends/book_sale.html

Payment options available: Credit (VISA, MC, AMEX), debit cards, and cash.

Accessibility information: Second floor via stairs. There is an elevator available for those with accessibility requirements.

Location: Seeley Hall (Second Floor), Trinity College, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Avenue

Public transit directions:
– From Museum Subway Station, walk south towards Queen’s Park, right (west) around the corner to Hoskin
– From St. George Subway Station walk 1 block south to Hoskin, left (east) 1 1/2 blocks
– From Wellesley Subway Station, take the 94 West bus which has a stop in front of Trinity

UTSG: Stress ReLEAF: Plant a Succulent DeStressor

Join the MSA and the UTSU on October the 23rd at the MFC Main Hall anytime between 2 and 6 PM for a de-stressor! Plant a succulent, paint its pot, and take home a new friend! The event cost is FREE so we need to have registrations! Please register for the event below:

Sign up HERE: tinyurl.com/stressreleaf

UTSG: Grief Support Sharing Circle

Join us for an informal drop-in support group for all University of Toronto students who have experienced loss or are experiencing anticipatory grief.

*Please RSVP: student.minister@utoronto.ca / laurie.coleman@utoronto.ca

LOCATION: Room 114 (Sept 24 & Oct. 22) / Room 3312 (Nov. 19), Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, 246 Bloor Street West

Refreshments will be served.

Learn more: http://griefsupport.utoronto.ca #UofT