Reducing Your Risk of Illness through the Winter Months
It is at this time of year that we often see higher number of students with viral infections, such as the flu, colds, and viral gastroenteritis. We want to remind the University community to be especially vigilant during this time with preventative practices, such as careful handwashing, avoiding contact with persons who are ill, not sharing personal items, and staying home if you are ill to avoid further spread of the virus. If you are feeling unwell for longer than the expected amount of time, see your health care practitioner.
Common Cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract (nose and throat). Most people recover after 5 to 10 days.
Influenza (Flu) is a viral infection of the respiratory system (nose, throat and lungs). Most people recover within one to two weeks. Those with weakened immune systems are at higher risk for complications.
Viral Gastroenteritis (sometimes called “stomach flu”) is not a flu at all. It is an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes a fever. It is most commonly caused by contact with an infected individual. Depending on the cause, symptoms usually resolve after 24 to 48 hours.
There is no effective treatment or cure for these viral infections, so prevention is key.
For more information on staying well and reducing your risk for colds and flu, go to: https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/hwc/stay-well#node-1197
For more information on Norovirus: http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=11462d6855e02410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD
Sport and Rec programs at the Athletic Centre and Hart House range from tennis, weight lifting to circus silks!
For a full listing of registered and drop in programs, visit here.
Classes start January 16.
The Agency @UofT presents this rare occasion to hear from one of Africa’s top business leaders speak on the impact of social enterprise on the African economy.
Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli is a Nigerian social entrepreneur with 21 years of experience in International Development and Business Management. She is the founder of LEAP Africa, a nonprofit organization that focuses on encouraging leadership and development initiatives for youth and business owners.
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Address: Centre for Social Innovation, 192 Spadina Ave
Cost: Free! Refreshments provided.
For more info on her work and this, and to RVSP, visit HERE
Join the NSA for an end-of-year celebration with live music, delicious Indigenous food, dancing, and socialising! All are welcome!
LOCATION: Kruger Hall, inside Woodsworth College
TIME: Doors open at 4:30, event wraps up at 6:30
This is a FREE event!
The first 40 guests will receive meal tickets for a delicious, catered, Indigenous dinner, served at 5pm. Further refreshments for all guests will also be provided.
We will also have medicine teachings and an opportunity to make your own medicine pouch! We are grateful to have elder Andrew Wesley at our event to provide ceremony.
Check out more info HERE
Students, staff & faculty are cordially invited to an open forum to have a conversation about the issue of Islamophobia in Medicine, and how we can work together to create a more inclusive, respectful, and accepting community for all.
The forum will provide the opportunity for the community to hear from panelists sharing personal experiences and strategies to respond to experiences of discrimination and marginalization and to share ways in which we can all better support our fellow colleagues and community members.
Thursday, April 6 | 6-8:30pm | C. David Naylor Commons in the Medical Sciences Building (1 King’s College Circle)
Speakers, registration and to contact click HERE
Next Steps is an intensive and energizing two day conference for transitioning students and recent U of T graduates. It is part career exploration, part preparation for life after graduation, and a great way for students and young alumni to start building their professional networks.
Who Should Attend?
If you are a graduating student in the Faculty of Arts & Science, a recent University of Toronto graduate or a younger student who would like to start planning for the future, then Next Steps is for you. Participation is FREE.
Not an Arts and Science Student?
A number of spaces for students from other faculties and schools have been reserved.
If you’re a recent alum interested in advice and support, you’re more than welcome to attend. Register as a delegate and attend the whole conference or simply come to the Alumni-Student Networking Event.
Friday, April 28-29, 2017
Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre (89 Chestnut St.)
U of T introduces its first ever Entrepreneurship Week this year from March 27-31, 2017!
Incubator and accelerator programs and other partners are hosting events throughout the week culminating in the Startup Showcase on Friday, March 31st in the Goldring Centre with 60+ startups, a chance to vote for your favourite startups to help them win prizes, the first annual RBC Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship pitch competition, and the RBC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series with Geoffrey Hinton on machine learning and its applications, one of the hottest areas in innovation right now. Check out all the events happening below.
For those new to entrepreneurship, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about entrepreneurship and the incubator/accelerator programs at UofT and to meet the next generation of entrepreneurs. For entrepreneurs, you’ll have the chance to showcase your innovation, win prizes, and grow your network across UofT and beyond.
The Sexual & Gender Diversity Office is hosting our annual End-of- Year Cupcake Social next Thursday, April 6 th from 2 – 4 pm in suites 416-417 at 21 Sussex Avenue.
Who: Students, staff and faculty
What: Celebrate a great year together with good music, delicious cupcakes (vegan and gluten free options too) and great conversation!
Find more info on Facebook!