Introducing: Jannie Chien
Hi! My name is Jannie and I am a 4th year Innis student pursuing a double major in Sociology and Human Geography. I currently work at the Residence front desk and in the Registrar's Office as a workstudy. Participating in extra-curriculars has always been very important to me, and this year I have been lucky enough to be part of the IRC as a Senior House Rep, the Innis College Council, and the Innis Trivia Club.
I was immersed in the arts at a very young age. When I came to UofT, I joined every creative outlet (and then some): choirs, a capella groups, "Vancouver clubs," ultimate frisbee... you name it! By my 3rd year, I had spread myself too thin and burned out. I became overwhelmed because I didn't know how to say no. After careful evaluation of my priorities, I scaled back, telling myself that it's better to do a good job in few things than a mediocre job in a lot. Despite my struggles in finding a balance, I cannot stress the importance of participating in extra-curriculars enough. It's important to have a fun hobby to fall back on when you need a break from studies!
My advice to you is to get involved in at least one way in your undergrad. You won't get these opportunities anywhere else!
Office of Student Life
Arts & Culture
INNIS COLLEGE CHOIR SPRING CONCERT
At its annual spring concert, the Innis College Choir will be featuring pieces from across the spectrum, from Lord of the Rings to modern-day a cappella, from professional compositions to student arrangements.
This is a FREE event, and as always, donations are encouraged. Any questions can be sent to email@example.com.
>> Sat 11 Mar from 3 - 4:30pm in the Hart House Debates Room
Innis STUDENT Art PROJECT:
Do you paint, draw, do photography or graphic design?
Call for SUBMISSIONS
The Innis Student Art Project is looking for artwork connected to the university student experience from current and recently graduated Innisians, students in Innis-affliated programs, and those living in the Innis Residence to display in the College. The goal of this project is to increase student life presence at Innis College.
Submitted artwork must be wall mountable and measure ~22” x 30” or less. Please send a high resolution picture of your submission, the dimensions, and a short description of the inspiration behind your artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Mar 20
CINSSU STUDENT FILMMAKING COMPETITION: SCREENING & AWARDS CEREMONY
CINSSU and Raindance on Campus present the screening and awards ceremony for the 3rd Annual Student Filmmaking Competition!
>> Thurs 9 Mar: Reception at 6pm in the Innis East Atrium Lobby, Awards Ceremony from 7 - 10pm in the Town Hall
Academic Skills for Success
The Academic Success Centre is offering a diverse series of workshops this term. The next sessions are:
All workshops start at 5:15pm in the Blackburn Room at Robarts. Register on the CLN today!
- Mar 8 | Effective Writing: Structure & Sources
- Mar 15 | Critical Thinking: From Critique to Response
- Mar 22 | Giving Effective Presentations
ARTS & SCIENCE PLAN YOUR PROGRAM EXPO
>> Mar 22 & 23 from 12 - 3pm at Sid Smith
CAREER ALUMNI PANEL: 'HOW I GOT TO WHERE I AM'
Meet alumni who have succeeded in a variety of career fields including Business, Government, and Humanities/Creative Industries.
Innis alumni panelists include:
>> Fri 10 Mar from 1 - 3pm in the Innis Residence Events Room
Click here for more information!
Diversity & Service
LGBTQ FILM SERIES:
The LGBTQ Film Series is a monthly educational film series sponsored by the UofT Libraries, SGDO, student groups, and departments. It showcases films within the Libraries' collections, focusing on the lives of LGBTQ people in Canada and internationally. This month features Reaching for the Moon (2013) by Bruno Barreto.
REACHING FOR THE MOON
>>Thurs 9 Mar from 6 - 9pm in the Media Commons Theatre, Robarts Library
Presented by your Innis Office of Student Life, this event will discuss "diversity" and what it means for the LGBTQ+ community. T-shirts and supplies will be provided to create your very own tie-dye t-shirts, and snacks will be provided.
>> Fri 10 Mar from 4 - 5pm in the Innis Residence Events Room
HONOURING OUR STUDENTS POW WOW & INDIGENOUS FESTIVAL
Honouring Our Students Pow Wow and Indigenous Festival will be a celebration that honours all students at UofT. The day will be filled with activities of a traditional pow wow, and all the Indigneous communities that call Toronto home will be celebrated.
It’s a day to celebrate academic journeys and Indigenous culture. Everyone is welcome.
>> Sat 11 Mar from 12 - 6pm at the Athletic Centre Sports Gym, 320 Huron St. (doors open at 11am, grand entry at 1pm)
Special guests and staff listed on the Facebook event page.
Health & Wellness
FIRST AID TRAINING
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 very useful for work and other endeavors (think summer jobs! Dons! Front Desk! Just for fun!)
Click here for more information
- 2 one-day training sessions to choose from: Mar 25 or Mar 26
- 8-hour workshops
- $50 fee
- 40 spots available
- Taught by the UofT First Aid Society
CIE PHOTO CONTEST
This year there are about 80 photos in the CIE Photo Contest, showcasing creative works by past exchange participants and students currently studying abroad or on an international exchange here at UofT.
An exhibition and reception will be held, with in-person voting to pick favourite pictures (this will be in conjunction with the online Facebook voting taking place).
>> Wed 8 Mar from 6 - 7:30pm at the CIE
INNIS COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXPERIENCE PROJECT
As part of the Innis College International Student Experience Project, Principal Charlie Keil would like invite each of you to share your experience as an international student at Innis. Principal Keil is earnestly looking forward to your feedback as the College strives to make your experience even better.
As a small token of our appreciation, you will have an option of receiving one of the following: (1) $5 UofT Bookstore gift card, (2) $5 Starbucks gift card, or (3) $5 Metro gift card.
To participate, please email your availability to Carol Ye at email@example.com by Thurs 16 Mar.
We look forward to hearing from you!
IN2U "TRANSITIONS TO LEADERSHIP"
Are you a leader at Innis College? This day is for you! Join us for sessions on transition, goal achieving, and a keynote! PLUS get your final requirements completed in order to have your leadership role recognized on the CCR. Finally join us for the Leadership Luncheon at 12pm (noon), where we recognize graduating Innis student leaders.
& LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON
>> Apr 8 | Registration will open soon!
LeadHERship is a women’s leadership event where students, alumni, faculty, and administration come together to enjoy food, network, and foster mentor-mentee relationships.
>> Mar 13 from 12 - 2pm in the HH Debates Room
InSIGHT COMMITTEE HEAD & MENTOR APPLICATIONS
InSIGHT is seeking new committee heads and mentors for the next academic year! This is a fantastic opportunity to connect and mentor other students in your program of study.
Click here to apply! The deadlines for the committee heads and mentors are Mar 9 and 16, respectively.
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!
ICSS ART GALA
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.
I4C: COMMUTER COMMUNICATIONS TOWN HALL DISCUSSION
Do you have any questions, comments, or concerns about commuter communications at the College? Want to get involved in the discussion or learn more about it?
On March 14 from 2 - 4pm, the Innis College Commuter Communications Committee (I4C) will be hosting a facilitated town hall discussion in the Events Room (111 St. George St.). We’ll be discussing topics like how to improve forms of communication, physical space, and programs that target commuters like you! Feel free to drop in anytime from 2 to 4pm to add your voice to the discussion.
Can’t make it to the discussion, or interested in more involvement? Send committee co-chairs, Stephanie and Hilary, an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ICSS, Student Services Committee, and Innis College are happy to announce that the 2nd floor printer release station is fully functional using the UofT printing systems for students!
STUDENT PRINTER RELEASE STATION NOW AVAILABLE AT INNIS
Check out this web post for printing instructions.
NATIONAL SURVEY OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT (NSSE)
NSSE is now available online. Complete the survey to have your voice heard, and gain the chance to win one of the following prizes:
All 1st and 4th year UofT students who complete the survey by will receive a 20% discount code at the Royal Ontario Museum!
- 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
PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSIONS
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!