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Introducing: Kate Johnson

Hi Innis! My name is Kate Johnson and I am the new Innis College Librarian. I support all the students at Innis College and its academic programs (Cinema Studies, Urban Studies, Writing & Rhetoric). I’ve been lucky enough to work at several UofT Libraries so I can help connect you with the info that you need no matter what courses you are taking. 

I’m based at the Innis College Library just tucked away on the 2nd floor at 2 Sussex Ave., East Wing (just above the Registrar’s Office). Drop by to say hi and check out our amazing collection of Cinema Studies books (all UofT students welcomed to sign out our books). We’ll be undergoing some changes in the library space and website so I’m going to be reaching out to get ideas from you! 

Things that you should know about me: 
  • I am not a quiet librarian, but I am a friendly one. You might have to remind me to shut my door when I’m working with students in my office. 
  • I love Google and can give you tricks to narrow down your search results (and the amazing filters in the research databases available through UofT Libraries).
  • Email is a great way to get in touch with me especially if you want to set up a meeting to get research help. 
A final piece of advice - NEVER pay for access to online resources. If you encounter a message saying you need to pay to see an article or eBook, look up the title in the library catalogue or email me and I can point you in the right direction.

Looking forward to working with many of you! 


Office of Student Life

Academic Skills for Success IconAcademic Skills for Success



The Academic Success Centre is offering a diverse series of workshops this term. The next sessions are:
  • Feb 22 | Effective Writing: Space and Time
  • Mar 1 | Critical Thinking: From Observation to Critique
  • Mar 8 | Effective Writing: Structure & Sources
All workshops start at 5:15pm in the Blackburn Room at Robarts. Register on the CLN today!


Every Tuesday, Eugenia Tsao, Innis' embedded Learning Strategist, holds hours in the Registrar's Office. To make a one-to-one appointment, please send her your weekday availability ( and identify one or two areas of concern that you would like to discuss, or ask your academic advisor for a direct referral.
Arts and Culture Icon

Arts & Culture 


Want to watch the Academy Awards on the BIG screen for FREE? Come for Innis Town Hall's annual Oscar extravaganza!

Join us on Feb 26 at 7pm for the live red carpet and awards show. Fill out a ballot with your Oscar predictions for a chance to win prizes!

Find more information here. 
2017 Oscars in Town Hall


Innis College and the Cinema Studies Institute invite you to a special screening of the documentary Mostly Sunny (2016) followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Dilip Mehta and co-screenwriter Deepa MehtaRegister for this FREE event today!

>> Feb 28 at 7pm | Innis Town Hall
Mostly Sunny Screening Event

Innis Art Committee | Call for Artwork

Hey Innis! Ever wonder what it’d be like to have your artwork on display for everyone to see?

The Innis Art Committee is looking for artwork connected to the university student experience to display in the College, from current Innis students, alumni, or students in Innis-affiliated programs.

Must be wall-mountable and 22″ x 30″ or less.

Send a high resolution picture of your submission, dimensions and short description of the inspiration to by March 2

Career Engagement IconCareer Engagement



Learn strategies to guide you in crafting the content of your résumé. Bring a printed copy of your résumé and a job posting with you. In this interactive session, your résumé will be reviewed by other students and Career Centre staff.

>> Feb 27 from 10am - 12pm | Register online today    


Are you interested in pursuing a career in a mental health-related field after graduation? Are you interested in getting involved in your local mental health community, but don't know where to start?

You are encouraged to attend the 2017 Working for Mental Health Forum -- an opportunity for students to learn about career paths from figures in the local mental health community, and connect with community organizations that can help them get involved in working for mental health.

>> March 3 from 2 - 5pm | New College | Register for this FREE event today 

Health and Wellness iconHealth & Wellness



Become part of a peer team of undergrads and grads that promotes holistic wellness as you learn valuable skills and make lasting personal connections! Find the fit that’s right for you.

Equity Movement | HealthyU CrewMoveU Crew

Apply by March 1. The group interview will take place from early to mid-March.


Health and Wellness is once again hosting a First Aid Training session! Come out and become certified under the Red Cross in Emergency First Aid and CPR-C, valid for 3 years! This is really useful for work and other endeavors (think summer jobs! Dons! Front Desk! Just for fun!) 
  • 2 one-day training sessions to choose from: Fri 25 March & Sat 26 March
  • 8-hour workshops
  • $50 fee
  • 40 spots available
  • Course taught by the University of Toronto First Aid Society
Click here for more information

International Engagement IconInternational Experience



This workshop will consider some of the factors that go into holistic time management strategies and will help you construct time management strategies that work for you.

>> Feb 28 from 3:15 - 5pm | Global Lounge at the Centre for International Experience | Click here to register


Learn about your responsibilities and how income taxes are filed in Canada. An expert will discuss the process and answer general questions.

>> March 2 from 6 - 8pm | Lassonde Mining Building, Room 128 | Click here to register

Leadership IconLeadership Skills



LeadHERship is a women’s leadership event where students, alumni, faculty, and administration come together to enjoy food, network, and foster a mentor-mentee relationship. Register online

>> March 13 from 12 - 2pm | HH Debates Room




Mentorship IconMentorship


FLC Peer Mentor Applications

Are you interested in becoming a FLC Peer Mentor (or Assistant Peer Mentor) for the 2017-18 academic year? We are looking for a team of dedicated and enthusiastic upper-year students to help mentor first-year students and create a community amongst their mentees.

Applications are available today on the CLN today.
Applications are due on Feb 28 at 11:59pm.

You must read the Peer Mentor and Assistant Peer Mentor job description before starting your application. Click here for more information. 

Email any questions to, and good luck!

Innis College Student Society


On March 16, the Equity & Outreach portfolio of the ICSS and the Architecture and Visual Studies Student Union are collaborating to bring you an Art Gala you won’t want to miss!

They are looking for all forms of digital and visual art (paintings, photos, illustrations). Musicians, poets and writers are also invited to perform at the gala. Submissions are due by March 3.

Funds raised from the sale of artwork will go directly to SKETCH, a GTA-based organization that creates opportunities for young people (ages 16 to 29) living street-involved, homeless or otherwise on the margins, to experience the transformative power of the arts.

Click here to learn more about submission requirements here and the event itself.

Around Campus



NSSE is now available online. Complete the survey to have your voice heard, and gain the chance to win one of the following prizes
  • 1 iPad
  • 5 X $100 Presto Cards
  • 5 X $50 Bookstore Gift Cards
  • 5 X $50 loaded on to your TCard
  • 10 X $10 Starbucks Cards
All 1st and 4th year U of T students who complete the survey by will receive a 20% discount code at the Royal Ontario Museum!

Commuting Students



Attention all Innis commuters! If you have questions, comments or ideas about commuter communications at the College then come, come, come to Com-Com-Com Week!

From Mon 27 Feb to Fri 3 Mar, the brand-new Commuter Communications Committee will be hosting talks in the commuter lounge surrounding the improvement of current forms of communication, physical space, and programs that target commuters. Feel free to drop in to leave a remark on one of our dot plots, have a quick chat, or get our focus group started.

On March 14 from 2 - 4pm, the Com-Com-Committee will host a facilitated town hall discussion in the Events Room.

Join in for one, join in for both, speak up for what matters to you most. Can't make it to either? Send Committee Co-chairs, Stephanie & Hilary, an email at

Registrar's Office


Click here for the most recent edition of the Registrar's Office eNewsletter to get important information  about Winter sessional dates, award applications, academic workshops, what financial aid is available, and more! 
Back to Table of Contents
Feb 21, 2017

Issue 11


25 Feb | Leading Together Conference
26 Feb | Oscars in the Innis Town Hall
27 Feb - 3 Mar | Innis Com-Com-Com Week
28 Feb | FLC Peer Mentor Application Deadline
28 Feb | Mostly Sunny Screening and Q&A
2 Mar | CIE Income Tax Info Session
2 Mar | Innis Student Art Project Submission Deadline
3 Mar | CINSSU Free Friday Film: Singing in the Rain 
3 Mar | ICSS Art Gala Submission Deadline
3 Mar | ICSS Formal - 'Wanderlust'
3 Mar | Working for Mental Health Forum
7 Mar | Program Info Session - HUM/SSC/COM
7 Mar | Frontier City Book Launch & Panel
10 Mar | Career Expo Alumni Panel
13 Mar | LeadHERship Event
13 Mar | Program Info Session - SCIENCES
16 Mar | ICSS Art Gala
8 Apr | SAVE-THE-DATE: IN2U Transitions to Leadership

Innis Office of Student Life 

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