Charles Street

Community Life Updates

Earth Hour 2023 

Saturday, March 25, 2023 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm | 3rd floor of 30 Charles 

Celebrate Earth Hour with University Family Housing and do your part to help the environment! 

Activities include: 

  •  A low-power movie night in the Activity Room 
  • An evening for the little ones at the Drop-In Centre 
  • Fun and games in the Meeting Room 

Registration for the movie night is FULL but there is still space at the Drop-In Centre. Register Here. 

Building an Online Presence in Higher Education 

UofT Libraries – Measure & Maximize Your Research Impact 
Tuesday, March 28th, 2023 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm | Virtual via Zoom  

Join UofT Libraries for a workshop on measuring and maximizing your research impact. By the end of this workshop, you will have increased the visibility of your research via academic research identifiers, institutional repositories, and academic social networks. Whether you’re a Professor, a Post Doctoral Researcher, or a student, this workshop is for you! 

Register Here 

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 us 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. 

Register Here 

We are now excited to offer free professional headshots to the first 15 participants in our Building an Online Presence Higher Education series! 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 you’ve registered for (in person or virtually) your spot will be given to the next person on the waitlist for headshots, so please plan accordingly!   

Study Hubs – Sessions Extended

Thursdays, March 30 – April 20 | 10:00am – 12:00pm | Activity Room, 30 Charles St W, 3rd floor 

Study Hubs have been extended to the end of the exam period! Based on community feedback, over the next 4 weeks we will open the Activity Room to provide additional study space during these hours. If you’re new to Study Hubs, they are a supportive space to meet your study goals. Sessions are divided into two 50-minute work periods with a quick check-in at the start. Tea & snacks provided! 

Register here 

Student Life Workshop: Buying a Home  

Tuesday, March 28th, 2023 | 3:00pm – 5:00pm | 800 Bay – Workshop Room A & Virtual 

A step-by-step workshop on buying a home, delivered by the Canadian Mortgage Housing Corporation. Learn more about the real costs of homeownership, pros and cons of renting vs buying, understanding financial preparedness and affordability, and how to find the right home for you! CMHC will also be accompanied by two Home Financing Advisors/Morgage Agents ready to answer all your first-time buyer questions! 

Register for the in-person option here. 

Register for the online (MS Teams) option here. 

Fraud Schemes that Target Students: A Learning Session with Toronto Police Services  

Presented by the Office of Safety and High Risk; an information session on fraud prevention. A member of the Toronto Police Services will provide fraud prevention training, specifically looking at active scams that are targeting students in the GTA. In addition to a presentation, there will be a question-and-answer period.  

Register Here