The University of Toronto is one of the world’s great global universities. And Innis College is your home here at U of T. We are rooted within a culturally rich Canadian region and we attract academically strong students – like yourself – from more than 160 countries. You join a diverse student body, where more than half of all first-year students identify themselves as members of a visible minority and about half speak a language other than English at home.
The University encourages international opportunities for all students, which form an essential part of your experience here. Innis College and the Centre for International Experience (CIE) are here to support you in your transition, and deepen your intercultural awareness and capacity as you grow as a global leader and scholar.
Innis College has partnered with the Centre for International Experience in an innovative program that invites an International Transition Advisor to meet with students at Innis College on weekday afternoons. Asim Ashraf is available for drop-in hours at this time to assist you in making a smooth and effective passage into the academic and cultural life of the University of Toronto. He offers drop-in support and private appointments at Innis College Residence – and is available for both residents and commuter students!
You are invited to discuss any challenges you are having in enhancing your international experience. For international students, that may mean getting general information about immigration, advising on cultural challenges, transitioning to Canada, adjusting to academic challenges, and ways to find belonging on campus through leadership or volunteer opportunities. For all students, including domestic students, global learning opportunities, such as study abroad, internships, and other exchanges with one of U of T 150+ partners. The agenda of the appointment will be directed by your particular international concerns.
Asim completed his bachelors at U of T in Neuroscience whilst being an active student leader in various campus organizations, and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Education at OISE. He is a trained Life Coach helping to empower students to achieve their personal and academic goals! Having come from an immigrant family himself, been abroad to over 10 counties and 30 cities, as well as living life in the diversity of Toronto, Asim can support your growth in managing the uncertainties of transitioning to campus life.
Apply now for learning abroad opportunities starting next summer, fall and winter! Stand out from the crowd in building international experiences into your plan. 60% of students who apply get funding!
Deadlines are Dec 3 for summer research, Jan 14 for fall/winter. Click for details
All students are welcome to attend the third installment of the International Film Series at Innis College on Monday, November 13.
Monday, November 13 at 7 pm in Innis Town Hall
preceded by Japanese snacks in the lobby at 6:30 pm
Register for this FREE event by filling out the form below.
On-site registration will also be available prior to the screening.
More specifically, the Canadian winter is coming… Join Innis OSL for a screening of Game of Thrones, tips on surviving winter, and snacks on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 6:30 – 8pm in the Events Room.
Click going on our Facebook Event.
Until then, stay warm everyone!
Mid-Autumn festival is a traditional Chinese festival for family reunion and appreciating the moon. The OSL Arts and Culture committee is collaborating with Diversity and Multiculturalism committee to hold Mid-Autumn Festival for all Innis students to celebrate this wonderful festival and learn its culture. There will be riddles, mooncakes, lanterns, and Mid-Autumn Festival-related performances for you! We hope to strengthen a sense of connection and belonging of Innis peers in this new academic year and welcome new Innis students to explore what Office of Student Life could offer to them! Please come and join us!
Friday, Oct 20 from 5-6:30 pm in the Innis Events Room
Facebook event HERE
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