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.
The 8th Annual Toronto Nepali Film Festival is on the horizon! April 1st from 1:30pm – 8:30pm at Innis Town Hall at the University of Toronto! On April 2nd we will be at the Noel Ryan Auditorium in Mississauga from 2pm – 5pm! Come through to enjoy a day filled with great movies, food and memories!
See the full schedule here.
Monday: Teaching English abroad – it’s a great chance to work overseas, and you don’t need to have a Bachelors in education to do it! Drop by the Innis Lobby from 5-7pm.
Tuesday: CIE the World – Nick from the CIE will be in the Innis Residence lobby from 4-7pm to answer any and all questions you have about any abroad opportunities – this includes Summer Abroad, Science Abroad, research opportunities, and more!
Wednesday: Worldwide Wednesday – Sarah from the OSL International Committee will have info & flyers about U of T abroad programs, and can help you find and get in touch with resources! In the Innis lobby from 4-6pm.
All workshops take place at the Global Lounge at the CIE (33 St. George St.) Tuesdays from 3:15-5pm.
See uoft.me/LearningSupportWorkshop for all undergraduate and graduate workshop dates.
Learn about how taxes are filled in Canada. Multiple sessions held in the Lassonde Mining Building (Rm 128) from 6-8pm
February 16, March 2, March 30, April 6
Register at uoft.me/cie-events
Thursday, January 12, 2017 – 12-2:00 pm – Innis Residence Events Room
Are you the first in your family to attend University, either in Canada, or at all?
Come and meet other peers like yourself for lunch and a reception with resources at Innis in the Events Room. Urban Studies Professor David Roberts will be joining us!
Open to Innis, Woodsworth and Trinity students.
Register for this FREE event here: http://uoft.me/welcomeback