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.
Stand out, go global!
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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
*FREE* high quality English language instruction with the ELL Program will start again in Winter 2017! The Communication Cafe offers drop-in discussions, presentations, and debates, along with learning about Canadian culture (starting January 9, 2017—no registration necessary). Sessions are facilitated by writing centre instructors.
Registration is open NOW for Reading eWriting, online writing practice with a writing centre instructor (starting January 13, 2017).
Both programs are designed for multilingual students and are open to all Arts & Science undergraduates. For more information visit: http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/advising/ell
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