Monday, February 22, 2010

Reading week and Olympics!

The 2010 winter Olympics is occurring in Vancouver, BC. As a hockey and speed skating fan, I am so excited to have reading week off to watch the games.

A bit of an update for those who have not been following the winter games: Canada has 4 Gold metals, 4 silver and 1 bronze. For those who are unaware, Canada has never won gold on HOME SOIL- meaning Canada has won gold before...just never won gold in an olympic held in Canada.

Alexandre Bilodeau broke that record by winning Canada's first Gold on HOME SOIL, as well Ricker, Montgomery and Nesbitt has gold for Canada.

picture: Bilodeau winning gold

Speaking of sports, UTSC is hoping to bring in a recreational centre to the campus. Visit re-imagine your campus to find out more!!

Students can be skating, playing hockey and swimming without having to leave campus! Imagine that!! As an athlete and sport enthusiast this is so exciting for me to share with everyone.

Anyways, welcome back to campus, hope you had a good reading week.


Monday, February 8, 2010

Program information session!!

There are many factors to consider when choosing your program(s).

Visit the different Program information Sessions offered to find out more about the different programs offered here at UTSC. I chose my program after attending a program information session.

Throughout March the Academic Advising & Career Centre coordinates Program Information Sessions for many UTSC programs. Program Supervisors or other staff will present the information you will need about potential programs.

Most students, however, need to explore the range of programs available at UTSC. They should attend as many sessions as possible—and seek advice and information in the Academic Advising & Career Centre and/or from the supervisors and faculty in programs for which there are no formal Information Sessions.

These information will be held in March 2010, so mark your calendars!

CTEP (Concurrent Teacher Education Program) Information session
Tuesday, March 2nd, 12-1 pm B360

Management Information Session
Wednesday, March 10th, 4-6 pm, AC223

Physical Sciences
Monday, March 15th, 12-1 pm, AA160

Monday, March 22nd, 4-5:30 pm, B360

Tuesday, March 23rd, 4-5:30 pm, AA160

Joint programs- Paramedicine & Industrial Microbiology
Thursday March 24th, 4-5:30 pm, B360

Psychology/ Neuroscience & Mental Health Studies
Wednesday, March 10th, 1-2 pm and 2-3 pm, AA160

Find out more about programs and ask program supervisor/staff questions. Take advantage of these information this March.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Get involved...and earn extra money!

Want to get involved on campus, but never had the opportunity to or found the right activity? Well I want to inform you of the Get Started Coach with the Get Started Program.

If you're looking for a position that's energetic, highly-interpersonal, and interactive, being a Get Started Coach offers this and much more! The Academic Advising & Career Centre is hiring up to 15 coaches for these part time positions.

This is a great opportunity for upper year students to get involved on campus and earn some extra money while doing it!

This is a position that requires a positive outlook, humour, and a willingness to engage with others. As a Coach, this program will offer you an opportunity to be a campus leader, shaping your skills and taking it to the next level by putting you to the test - each day is an opportunity to positively influence a student's transition into university.

Applications are due FRIDAY MARCH 5TH at 12NOON. Please submit your cover letter, resume and a copy of the job posting to AC213.

Please see the website below for a copy of the job posting.

- 2008 & 2009 Coach
Get Started gave me the opportunity to work alongside fantastic campus leaders, and become a mentor for incoming students by sharing my university experience. Make a positive influence, become a better public speaker, and have a fantastic summer meeting new people everyday. Hope to see you at Get Started 2010!

- Attended in 2008
My name is Fran and I attended Get Started in my first year. It was a great experience for me and it allowed me to make friends and meet new people. I also learned everything I needed to be a successful student!

Apply to be a Get Started Coach! Not only can you get involved on campus but you can help a student's transition into university!