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The #DisplayYourPride rainbow balloon installation in front of the Innis Residence
Happy Pride Innis!

On June 23rd, Innis College joined offices across UofT’s three campuses in the second annual #DisplayYourPride event! 120+ balloons later we are definitely feeling the Pride (and a little light-headed!). This event was organized by the UofT Positive Space Committee. Click here to learn more about their important work in bringing inclusivity to campus.

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Orientation Week Registration

Attention new Innis students! This September, your Innis College Student Society (ICSS) is bringing you “INto the Wild” — Orientation Week 2016! Click here for more information and to register.

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CRINGE FEST 2016

THURSDAY, APRIL 7TH
7PM – 10PM
University College, Junior Common Room

CALLING ALL CREATIVE MINDS!
The Spectatorial presents a FUN-draising event, in collaboration with The UC Gargoyle, to celebrate art and artists and the trials and tribulations they faced in becoming the artists they are today!
Do you write? Did you write? If so, The Spectatorial invite you to dredge up your most embarrassing past writing (angsty break-up poetry, deep teenage thoughts, Harry Potter fan-fiction…) to share with a bunch of people who definitely know where it came from – and have some of their own!
There will be a bake sale and FREE COFFEE and lots of other (super cool) things for sale that will raise money for the next issue of The Spectatorial. There is a pay-what-you-can admission: no one is turned away, but you will be entered into a raffle draw if you donate more than $2!
You can email thespectatorial@gmail.com for a spot on the reader’s list, or message them on Facebook. You can find their Facebook page, and more information on the event here.

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THE HUMAN LIBRARY

THURSDAY, APRIL 7TH
11AM – 3PM
Hart House, East Common Room

Have you ever lost yourself in a good book? Have you been transported by a well-told story? This is your chance to come face to face with people who have lived to tell those unforgettable stories – human books.
Though Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the world, there is still a presence of discrimination, intolerance and prejudice. You are invited to talk to the “human books” about their experiences in Toronto, as a Black Muslim in the post-9/11 world, as a First Nations person in the city, or as a woman of colour running for office. Each person can be “checked out” – like a library book – for a period of 25 minutes for a one-on-one conversation.
You can register for this event online – here – or, feel free to drop in. You can check out their Facebook event page for additional information.
The “books” will be “checked out” on a first-come, first-served basis.

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ALL NIGHT STUDY SESSION!

SATURDAY, APRIL 9TH at 8PM
Innis Residence, Events Room

The end of classes is near! Unfortunately, exams are near as well! Buckle down with your fellow dedicated Innis students for an all-night study session!
Innis International Experience and InSIGHT are partnering up to bring you a selection of sushi, snacks, and past exams – everything you need for a successful study session! The event will begin at 8PM and will continue until the wee hours of the morning.
Visit the Facebook event page to find more information and to request a specific course’s past exams. Good luck, Innis – the end is near!

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SKETCH FUNDRASING SHOW

SATURDAY, APRIL 2ND @ 7PM
Innis Town Hall

Join the ICSS for an evening of performances by Innis students on the grand stage: musicians, dancers, authors, spoken word artists, and more will be present.
Tickets will be $5 at the door, and all proceeds go to SKETCH, a Toronto-based organization that creates opportunities for young people, who are homeless or otherwise on the margins, to experience the transformative power of the arts.
Alternatively, you can exchange a gently used textbook for a ticket. They will be donated to Textbooks for Change, who will send your textbooks to schools in East Africa, or sell them online for charity.
Would you like to be featured in the show? No problem – just email outreach@innisicss.com!
You can find more information, and keep updated with the event by liking the Facebook event page.

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LIFELINE SYRIA GALA

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23RD @ 8PM (Tonight!)
Innis College Cafe

Can you think of a better use of a Wednesday night than basking in the talented work of artists from Innis and U of T? Join ICSS Community Outreach in a glorious evening of art, poetry, music, food, and drink.
There will be postcards, posters, and photo prints of student art available for purchase. There will also be a silent auction of one-of-a-kind pieces that will go on until March 30th.
Make sure you do not miss this unique event! Additional information is available on their Facebook event page.

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IN2U – TRANSITIONS

SATURDAY, APRIL 2ND
9:30AM – 4:30PM
Innis College, Town Hall

The IN2U – Transitions Leadership Conference is an annual event for everyone that will be taking a leadership role at Innis College in the following school year – official or otherwise! This day-long event will consist of a variety of workshops that will provide information that will enhance your performance as a leader in the coming school year.
Everyone who has been given a position within Innis College Student Life team is encouraged to attend, whether it be through the Office of Student Life, the Innis Residence Council, the Innis College Student Society, or a paid Innis College position.
Lunch will be provided, during which the 2015-2016 Leadership Awards will be presented. Make sure you don’t miss it: you can sign up for IN2U here!

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INNIS RESIDENCE AWARD

Deadline: FRIDAY, MARCH 11TH @ 12PM
The Innis Residence Award is an annual award given to an outstanding full-time, first-year undergraduate student living in the Innis Residence. This student is nominated by his/her peers as an emerging leader within the community.
If a first-year student within Innis Residence strikes you as an emerging leader at Innis College, please consider nominating them for this award. You can access the form here.
Applications must be submitted to the Innis Residence Office by Friday, March 11th, by 12PM

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THERAPY DOGS

FRIDAY, MARCH 18TH, 6PM – 7:30PM
Innis College, Commuter Lounge

Take your mind off the snow and those looming final deadlines for one evening and join Innis on March 18th for a relaxing therapy dog de-stressor!
ICSS has partnered with the wonderful volunteers, St. John Ambulance, to bring you a fun-filled evening full of dogs! Keep an eye on the Facebook event page for details about how and when you can sign up for 20 minute shifts with the dogs.