Community Life Updates
Black History Month
The motion to officially recognize February as Black History Month was introduced in the House of Commons in 1995 by the first Black woman elected to Parliament, the Honourable Jean Augustine. The University joins in celebrating and recognizing the change makers of African descent in Canadian history, who shaped the fabric of Canadian society and impacted innovation in all sectors including science, engineering, medicine, public health, education, politics, and the arts.
The Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office invites the University of Toronto and external community members to join their upcoming programming in recognition and celebration of Black History Month.
Upcoming Family Care Office Events
Interfaith Harmony Week: Faith and Family Fun Day
Join the FCO on Monday, February 6, 2023 2:30 – 4:30 pm for a fun afternoon of interactive activities for students and families to explore different ways to engage in interfaith bridge-building. In honour of Interfaith Harmony Week, the Family Care Office and the Multi-Faith Centre are pleased to offer an afternoon dedicated to celebrating and honouring our diverse community through inclusive activities, including friend-building exercises, plant potting, banner decorating, board games, and light snacks. Register for Interfaith Harmony Week: Faith and Family Fun Day.
Student Family Event: Pizza & Basketball with the Varsity Blues
Join the FCO for a family night out on Saturday, February 11! Starting with pizza at the Varsity Pavilion at 5pm and then walking across together to watch the women’s basketball game at Goldring Centre. Tickets are limited and first-come first-served. When registering (email firstname.lastname@example.org), confirm the ages of family members attending and any dietary needs.
Women’s Wellness at University Family Housing
Take time out of your busy schedule just for you! Enjoy breakfast and a weekly interactive session with on-site childminding provided. Raffle prizes each week! The Women’s Wellness series is an opportunity to pause and pay attention to your physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing. The 2023 weekly interactive sessions will be:
- Connecting with Others and Ourselves (February 16)
- Find Your Slow: A Gentle Writing Workshop (February 23)
- Wen-Do Women’s Self Defence (March 2)
- Boundaries, Nervous Systems and Communication 101 (March 9).
Women’s Wellness is open to women and non-binary residents of University Family Housing.