Happy New Year!
So, where have you been?
The ARCDO would like to welcome all new and returning students to what promises to be another fruitful academic year! At U of T we’re lucky enough to host students, staff, and faculty from all walks of life; each who contribute vastly to the University community through sharing their unique lived experiences, inside and outside of the classroom. Already we know that this year will bring with it many opportunities to experience the diversity our University prides itself on. In the buzz of campus, college, student groups, faculty and staff orientations, the ARCDO would like to shine the spotlight on a few interesting activities happening across our three campuses – (University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), University of Toronto St. George (UTSG) and University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) – during the month of September.
What’s New for September 2013
September 21st is the International Day of Peace!
“Since its inception, Peace Day has marked our personal and planetary progress toward peace. It has grown to include millions of people in all parts of the world, and each year events are organized to commemorate and celebrate this day. Events range in scale from private gatherings to public concerts and forums where hundreds of thousands of people participate.”
Sep 13th, 4 – 6pm, 300 City Centre Drive (Mississauga): UTM – City of Mississauga Annual International Student Welcome to Mississauga Event. Mayor Hazel McCallion invites new UTM international students to attend this event which will feature: Welcome remarks from Mayor McCallion, a brief history of Mississauga – Canada’s 6th largest city, services the City of Mississauga has to offer you, what there is to see and do in Mississauga, and a free gift bag!
Sep 18th, 11:45am – 2pm, Hart House (UTSG): 5 Buck Lunch at Hart House. The Hart House $5 Buck Lunch offers the U of T community a budget friendly and exciting food adventure! Experience the flavours and cultures of the world on selected Wednesdays in the Great Hall from 11:45 am to 2 pm for a tasty and balanced meal. Whether you like sweet or savoury, comfort fare or spicy dishes, there is something to suit all taste buds.
Sep 25th, 1pm, AA 303 (UTSC): The World Rhythyms Performance Lecture Series presents: Trio Estonia. A unique “across the ocean” musical ensemble, Trio Estonia (Arvo Leibur – violin, Aare Tammesalu – cello, and Norman Reintamm – piano) will bring Estonian music to UTSC and will perform a selection of repertoire written by noted Estonian musicians and composers.
Sep 26th, 5 – 7pm, Father Madden Hall (in Carr Hall) (UTSG): Religion, Sexual Diversity and South Asian Youth Culture in the GTA – Forum. The Religion in the Public Sphere Initiative (located in the Department of the Study of Religion) presents this forum, which considers the role that religion plays in the expression of gender and sexual diversity. How does religion shape sexual and gender identities? How do religious and cultural communities and Canadian values of assimilation and multiculturalism intersect to produce ambiguities, challenges and opportunities? The conversation will look at: identifying as LGBTQ, sexual and gender – based violence, and dating and multiculturalism.
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