Arts and Culture programming celebrates the diverse culture of Toronto and invites students to explore the city and its culture. It also challenges students to take a deeper interest in the arts and discover the creative talents around them through events such as the Nuit Blanche scavenger hunt, music shows and photography lessons! Check out the Student Life Newsletter for updates!
Spirituality and Diversity programming encourages students to challenge not only their views of the world, but also of themselves.
Through the celebration of a plurality of cultures, orientations and opinions, this portfolio aims to foster greater ties throughout the community. On the agenda for this year are events such as Diwali celebrations, movie screenings with discussions and so much more. You won’t want to miss it!
ASK & ANSWER features award-winning, multidisciplinary artists Chase Joynt and Vivek Shraya, presenting their new books—Joynt’s first book You Only Live Twice (Coach House), and Shraya’s debut collection of poetry, even this page is white (Arsenal Pulp). Alongside presentations of music and image, the artists critically investigate intersections of gender, race and transition through their work, and bring often private conversation and exchange into broader publics.
Monday January 30 at 5:00pm
University of Toronto Art Centre, 15 King’s College Circle
This is a tri-campus event. More info here
CHASE JOYNT is an internationally award winning filmmaker and writer. Hislatest two films Genderize and Between You and Me are now streaming live online with CBC Digital Docs. His first book, You Only Live Twice (co-authored with Mike Hoolboom) was published by Coach House Books and just named one of the Best Books of 2016 by The Globe and Mail and CBC. His second book The Case of Agnes (co-authored with Kristen Schilt) is forthcoming from Duke University Press. Chase is currently a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago.
VIVEK SHRAYA is a Toronto-based artist whose body of work includes several albums, films and books. Her first book of poetry, even this page is white, is longlisted for CBC’s Canada Reads and her first children’s picture book, The Boy & the Bindi, was featured on the National Post Bestseller List. Vivek has read and performed internationally at shows, festivals and post-secondary institutions, including sharing the stage with Tegan & Sara. She is one half of the music duo Too Attached. Vivek was a 2016 Pride Toronto Grand Marshal, a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, and a 2015 recipient of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Prize Honour of Distinction.
Lead with Pride is a two-day conference that brings students together to learn about LGBTQ issues, leadership and community building on campus and beyond. It is a great opportunity for new students looking to connect with student leaders and LGBTQ+-related student organizations.
WHAT: We will be welcoming LGBTQ+ community leaders, U of T students, staff and alumni to facilitate a range of interactive workshops strengthening the diversity of LGBTQ+ student leadership today.
WHO: We encourage everyone interested to apply, including current student leaders, volunteers with LGBTQ+ groups, students from all colleges, campuses and academic disciplines.
WHEN: Friday, February 10 & Saturday, February 11, 2017
WHERE: Multi-Faith Centre (also known as Koffler House) at 569 Spadina Crescent
There is a budgeted number of spots, everyone is welcome to apply but priority but be given to students who haven’t attended the conference before. No leadership experience is required to apply.
Applications due Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 12pm
Direct any questions or how to get involved by emailing email@example.com
More info here
Join us a for a special presentation of From Their Lips, a work-in-progress play based on Intergeneracial, a black youth oral history theatre project. It was founded by Fiona Raye Clarke in 2015 and is currently in its second year. Fiona graduated in 2007 and is an Innis alumni. The project involves youth meeting weekly, interviewing Black elders and fellow Black youth in the community asking them the same set of questions, and using their words and stories to create the theatrical piece entitled, From Their Lips.
Following the performance, the Hart House Social Justice Committee and Hart House Senior Members Committee will host a moderated talk back session with the performers, director and playwright. The talk will explore a dialogue in relation to the issues of race raised through the project, followed by refreshments and further informal discussion with the cast.
When: Thurs., Dec. 1, 2016, 7 pm
Where: Debates Room, Hart House
Cost: Free online registration / Or pay what you can at the door
More info and tickets here.
Join us as celebrated filmmaker Deepa Mehta introduces her impassioned and essential new film, an investigation of one of India’s most notorious crimes: the 2012 gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman on a Delhi bus.
Anatomy of Violence opens November 25 for a limited run at TIFF Bell Lightbox. http://www.tiff.net/films/
Friday Nov. 25 from 6:15-8:15pm at TIFF, 350 King St. W
Following the 6:15pm screening, stick around for a panel discussion exploring the complicity of societal mores in fostering violence against women.
NOW Magazine’s Susan Cole
Senator Ratna Omidvar
Dr. Wendy Cukier from the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University
Peter Sloly, Executive Director of Deloitte Touche and former Deputy Police Chief Toronto
Dr. Sandy Simpson, Chief of the Forensic Psychiatry at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Dr. Suvercha Pasricha from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
More info and tickets here.
A special lecture and dialogue on Making Trans Health Count: Inclusion of Trans and Non-Binary Participants in Public Health Research
Lecturer:Dr. Greta Bauer, Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Western University
Discussant: Dr. Alex Abramovich, Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
Lecture: 4:30-6pm (155 College, HS 610)
Reception: 6-7pm (155 College, 7th floor)
Also for trans and non-binary students interested in public health: please join us from 3-4pm at Koffler House (Main Activity Hall, Multi-Faith Centre, 2nd Floor, 569 Spadina Crescent) for a student networking event, co-facilitated by Kinnon MacKinnon and Hannah Kia, PhD Candidates in Social & Behavioural Health Sciences, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Tickets and more info here.