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Community Life Updates

University Family Housing Upcoming Programs 

Life in Toronto Educational Series  
Wednesday, November 16, 7:00 – 8:30 pm 
Join Residence Advisors Imrul and Ahmet for the third session of their Life in Toronto Series to learn more about the job search and resume writing process. A representative from the University of Toronto Career Centre will be on hand to answer all your questions! Visit our website to register and receive the Zoom link. 

Mindful Pregnancy Educational Series 
Saturday, November 12, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm  
Join Residence Advisor Aliya for the second session of her Mindful Pregnancy Series. Session 2 will cover the following topics:  

  • Pushing positions 
  • Pain medications 
  • Medical interventions 
  • Cord/tissue banking 

Visit our website to register and receive the Zoom link. 

Family Care Office Upcoming Events and Resources 

Let’s Talk About Childcare Subsidies Workshop 
Monday, November 21, 12:00pm 
While childcare costs in the GTA can be high, many families are eligible for government subsidies to help offset fees. In this webinar, City of Toronto staff will provide information on the subsidy process, from eligibility, to applying to finding a childcare centre where your subsidy can be used. Join The Family Care Office for more information on whether this is an option available to your family! Register for Let’s Talk about Childcare Subsidies workshop

UofT Students with Families Connect  
Join UofT Students with Families Connect: a Facebook group for students and their families to ask questions, share resources and post about upcoming events. During the academic year (September through April), the space will be moderated by Family Care Office peer mentors (though not 24/7!). To join the U of T Students with Families Connect Facebook group, please submit this form. Partners are welcome too!  

UofT Parents Exchange 
This Facebook group is for UofT parents to buy, sell, or donate children’s items. While the Family Care Office can’t guarantee that everyone has a UofT affiliation, the posts are moderated and limited to children’s items. Join U of T Parents Exchange to find deals on winter clothes, toys, shoes, and more! 

UofT Gradlife Upcoming Graduate Student Programs 

Grad Workshop: Understanding & Responding to Microaggressions during Grad School (Zoom) 
Wednesday, November 16, 12:00pm-1:30pm 
This session will explore what microaggressions are and how understanding them can help us to create more inclusive environments. We will also learn how to address them in everyday situations. Register Here.  

Grad Connection: Impostor Phenomenon during Graduate School (Zoom) 
Tuesday, November 21, 12:00pm-1:30pm 
Share your experiences and insights with peers around grad related themes in an informal and comfortable setting. A facilitator will answer questions and support you in navigating through. Register Here.  

Grad Workshop: Talking to New People for Grad Students (In-Person and Online) 
Wednesday, November 23, 12:00pm-1:30pm 
Do you find talking to new people difficult? Do your fears hold you back from making connections? Talking and connecting with new people is a challenge that everyone faces (even for Graduate students). In this workshop, Gradlife will teach you how to make new connections during your graduate programs and you will practice these skills so that you’ll leave with experience and confidence that will help you continue talking to new people 

November 23, 12:00pm-1:30pm: Register for the In-Person Workshop Here 
November 30, 6:00pm-7:30pm: Register for the Online (Zoom) Workshop Here 

Grad Escape: Paper Snowflakes Social  
Tuesday, December 6, 12:00pm-1:30pm (Grad Room, Refreshments provided) 
Whether you love winter, or just want a study break, the Gradlife Snowflake Social is the event for you! Join fellow Grad students in trying out some crazy snowflake designs that are sure to impress and look great on your window or wall! For the event, all you need are paper and scissors, and a Gradlife Ambassador will run a fun workshop on different snowflake designs you can try out. You will also have plenty of time to hang out with your fellow Grad students and show off your art. Register Here.