Community Life Updates

Career Education & Exploration – Create & Curate Your Personal Website

Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Recreation Room, 35 Charles St W, 2nd Floor & Virtual

Building and curating your online presence is vital in the current higher education labour market and beyond. Join other UFH residents for a workshop by Career Exploration and Education to learn to communicate your professional identity to prospective employers, recruiters, collaborators, and mentors. By the end of this session, you will be able to identify the key elements of your professional identity (e.g., your research, teaching, and industry expertise) and understand how to best represent them online using a variety of resources and online platforms. Regardless of your career level, this workshop will improve the way you represent yourself and your work online.

We are now excited to offer free professional headshots to the first 15 participants! The headshots will take place on April 6th between 7 – 9 pm in the Residence Life Centre at 35 Charles St W (2nd Floor). Each participant will have two photos taken on a white backdrop and receive one re-touched final photo. Further details regarding the headshots will be given at the event. If you are one of the first 15 to register and you do not attend the workshop (in person or virtual) your spot will be given to the next person on the waitlist for headshots, so please plan accordingly!

Register Here

Upcoming UFH Events – Details to be Announced Soon!

Outdoor Small Space Gardening Workshop

Inspired by the positive response to our virtual Indoor & Small Space Gardening Workshop, we’re moving outdoors! Stay tuned for further announcements on an in-person family friendly outdoor gardening workshop where we cover everything from transplanting your seedlings to vermi-composting! 

Annual Spring Festival

Last year we were excited to bring back our Annual Spring Festival for the first time after several years! Held on the Rooftop Garden of 30 Charles Street West, UFH residents are invited for crafts, games, flower planting, mural painting, music, and fun! Typically held in the first week of June, stay tuned for additional details and timing.

Upcoming Family Care Office Workshops  

The Family Care Office (FCO) provides confidential guidance, resources, referrals, educational programming and advocacy for the University of Toronto community and their families. The FCO supports current University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, post-doctoral fellows and their families with any family care related issue. Feel welcome to contact them anytime at 416-978-0951 or .

Check out the FCO website for their programming. Here’s a sample of upcoming online workshops:

Cohabitation, Marriage, and Divorce: What everyone should know about family law
Wednesday, April 26 • 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Keeping our Kids Safe: A seminar discussing children’s safety
Wednesday, May 3 • 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Talking to Kids about Residential Schools
Monday, May 8 • 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Supporting our Kids: Gender and Sexual Diversity
Tuesday, May 9 • 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Help, There is a Teenager in my House
Thursday, May 18 • 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Answering Frequently Asked Questions about Wills and Powers of Attorney
Monday, May 29 • 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Follow @UofTFamilyCare on Instagram and Twitter, and Family Care Office on Facebook.