Charles Street

Community Life Updates

Contemporary Embroidery with Sarah K. Benning  

Tuesday, October 24th | 7:00pm – 9:00pm |35 Charles St West, Recreation Room  

We’re excited to offer a new wellness workshop to all UFH residents. Join internationally renowned Baltimore-based contemporary embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning for two hours of hands-on instruction exploring her favorite embroidery techniques. Participants will learn satin stitch and couching as well as a variety of surface embellishment techniques to stitch up a botanical design. This workshop is open to all skill levels. Spaces are limited, so please register early! 

For more information and to register, click here.  

U of T Innovation Hub: Experiences of Students Who Are Also Parents 

Are you a student who is also a parent? Do you want to share your experience navigating parenting while studying at UofT? 

In partnership with Family Care Office, the Innovation Hub is interested in hearing how student parents navigate their multiple roles and responsibilities while studying. They are looking to hear perspectives and understand student needs to better inform future services and programming for student parents at U of T. Participants will receive $35 in TBucks after attending the session as a thank you! 

For more information and to register, click here. 

U of T Health and Wellness: How to Protect Your Body While Learning at Home  

Sitting for hours to study? Hunched over your laptop? Feeling neck and back pain? Being a student can be hard on your body. Join Health & Wellness and Accessibility Services’ virtual workshop on Wednesday October 25 from 11AM-12:15PM to learn ergonomic tips and strategies to prevent pain and injury like how to best set up your desk environment and how to incorporate movement in your day to day.  

To learn more and register, click here. Registration is limited to 40 students.  

Family Care Office: Let’s Learn to 3D Print; a 2-part caregiver and youth workshop 

Thursday, October 26th and Thursday, November 2nd | 6:00pm-8:00pm | In-person at the Gerstein Science Information Centre (lower level) 

Join the Family Care Office and Gerstein Science Information Centre for a two-part 3D printing workshop for children ages 10-14 and their caregivers. These sessions are a great chance for students, staff, and faculty to learn a new skill with their children. Topics include: 

  • Basics of 3D design using Tinkercad 
  • Preparing a file to be printed 
  • Using Makerbot Sketch printers 
  • Finishing and painting printed items.  

Caregivers will finish the workshops with a certification that allows them to continue 3D printing at Gerstein for their coursework, research, or personal use. Children will leave the workshops with a small, printed item they designed, and hopefully a new curiosity for 3D printing. Please bring a laptop if you have one, otherwise please let us know so we can arrange for you to borrow one.  

Register by emailing with the age of the child participating.  Only one child per adult. All adult participants must have a T-Card (student, staff or faculty) and bring their own laptop.