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Mindfulness on campus

Here are some campus spots to de-stress during the week.

St. George Campus

Ecstatic Dance Meditation 

When: Tuesday, March 12, 7:50-9:45pm

Where: Koffler House

Price: $5 for students and faculty

Hart House Drop-In Mindful Moments/Meditation 

When: Tuesdays 8:10-9:00am/Wednesdays 3:10-4:00pm

Where: Hart House Exercise Room/Hart House Activities Room

Price: Free

Get Crafty: wire tree sculptures

When: Thursdays 11:00am-1:00pm

Where: Hart House Reading Room

Price: Free

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

When: Friday, March 14, 8:00-10:00pm

Where: Hart House Activities Room

Price: Free

Scarborough Campus

Community Kitchen 

When: Monday, March 11, 5:00-8:00pm

Where: Room SW313

Price: Free with registration

Edible History (HISB14H3) Pop-Up Restaurant!

When: Wednesday, March 13, 10:00am-4:30pm

Where: Room SW313

Price: Free with registration

Mississauga Campus

UTM World Cup 

When: Wednesday, March 13, 5:00-10:00pm

Where: Gym A/B

Price: $10 per player, $50 per team

Trashion Show

When: Friday, March 15, 5:00-8:00

Where: Blind Duck Pub

Price: Free

Seven free film screenings on campus this March

Catch a free screening of a cult classic or a timely documentary this month with a number of film screenings on the St. George campus. These films are worth braving the cold, and none of them are on Netflix. I’ve checked.

Othello 

Liz White’s Othello (1980) featured an all-Black production, cast and crew and all, the first time Othello was not portrayed by a white actor in blackface. This is a rare chance to see this film, as it will be screened on 16mm archival print – it is not available on DVD or Blu-ray.

When: Sunday March 10

Where: Innis Town Hall

The Human Scale 

Congested roads. Unfriendly spaces. Loneliness. These are some of the symptoms of the mega city. In this documentary featuring architects and urban planners from around the world, Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl shows that it is possible to make cities better for us all. Part of the Ethics in the City film series.

When: Wednesday March 13

Where: Centre for Ethics, Larkin Building

City of God 

This fun crime drama is set in a suburb of Rio de Janeiro. Drug empires, guns, money, and the evolution of organized crime. Part of the ARC354 History of Housing film series.

When: Thursday March 14

Where: Room 200, 1 Spadina

Josie and the Pussycats 

End your week with this cult film: full of bubbly fun, throwback fashion, and commentary on crass consumerism. Part of the CINSSU Free Friday Film series at Innis Town Hall.

When: Friday March 15

Where: Innis Town Hall

The Lives of Others 

East Berlin, before the fall of the wall. A playwright is under surveillance, and he doesn’t even know. He does some transgressional stuff. Will he be caught? This is also part of the ARC354 History of Housing film series.

When: Wednesday March 20

Where: Main Hall, 1 Spadina

Metropolis 

See this classic sci-fi film by Fritz Lang as part of the Ethics in the City film series. Enjoy the story that plays out in the visually powerful scenes of this sharply divided dystopian city, complete with art deco influence. To make it more fun, a case of mistaken identity throws a wrench in the characters’ pursuit of love.

When: Wednesday March 27

Where: Centre for Ethics, Larkin Building

In the Mood for Love 

A doomed love affair, driven by fantasy but never fulfilled. This classic film is hauntingly beautiful and is set in 1960s Hong Kong, with the city cast in lush colours and deep shadows. Also part of the ARC354 History of Housing film series.

When: Thursday March 28

Where: Room 200, 1 Spadina

Four upcoming career fairs to keep your eye on

1. Get Experience Fair!

A bunch of U of T organizations and offices are partnering to host the Get Experience Fair next Wednesday at Hart House. The fair promises to equip students with skills necessary to gain experience for the workplace. According to the Facebook event, the fair will provide “a relaxed environment” to explore various job opportunities.

When: Wednesday, January 16, 11am-3pm.

Where: The Great Hall, Hart House, 7 Hart House Cir.

2. Get Hired: Summer and Full Time Job Fair

UTM’s annual job fair is one of the largest career fairs at U of T. With over 80 organizations participating, the Get Hired fair is solid place to being job-searching. Come to this fair with an updated resume in hand and a professional outfit. Have questions? UTM’s Career Centre has put together a video with tips to prep:

When: Wednesday, January 16, 10am-2pm.

Where:  RAWC, 1825 Outer Circle.

3. UTSC: Summer and Full-Time Job Fair 

UTSC’s career fair boasts over 70 organizations with both summer and full-time positions available. Starting this year, the job fair will also have an “Entrepreneur Alley” to help students learn skills needed to start a business. UTSC has created a tip sheet to help students prepare for the fair.

When: Thursday, January 24, 11am-2pm.

Where: Highland Halls Events Centre, 1265 Military Trail.

4. New Grad Career Fair 

U of T has partnered with Ryerson University to host a career fair specifically designed for recent grads. This fair provides current students and recent grads with the opportunity to chat with recruiters and learn about the requirements for a variety of jobs. Ryerson has created a guide for fair attendees to ensure you’re ready for the day. According to the event page, you might even score an interview at the fair – so be prepared for anything!

When: Thursday, February 7, 11am-3:30pm.

Where: Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut St.

Things to do on campus this weekend

Here’s your list of to-do’s for this chilly January weekend on campus.

Saturday 

1. Varsity Blues Men’s Hockey vs. Brock Badgers 

Come out and cheer on our Varsity Blues men’s hockey team this Saturday at 6pm. Students get in free with their TCard and the first 100 guests will get a complementary Varsity Blues toque!

When: Saturday, January 12, 6pm.

Where: Varsity Arena, 299 Bloor St. W.

2. Making the Dead Talk 

The Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology Student Union is hosting their annual symposium this Saturday exploring a variety of topics in forensic science.  The conference will include a career panel, a poster fair, multiple speakers, and a demonstration of live forensic techniques. As an added bonus, food is provided!

When: Saturday, January 12, 6pm.

Where: Macleod Auditorium, 1 King’s College Circle.

3. Tommy Thompson Park Winter Outing

Okay, it’s technically not on campus but the U of T Ornithological Club is hosting a hike at Tommy Thomas Park this Saturday and it’s definitely worth checking out. The club plans to walk a few kilometers hoping to spot ducks, raptors, and owls. Even if you’re not a birder, it’s still worth tagging along; a winter afternoon hike is the perfect opportunity to clear your mind. If birds are your thing, make sure to bring binoculars!

When: Saturday, January 12, 11am.

Where: The group is meeting in the parking lot at Unwin Ave. and Leslie St.

Sunday

4. Day of Percussion 2019 

U of T’s Faculty of Music has teamed up with the Ontario Percussive Arts Society to host a day in celebration of percussion instruments. The event will include clinics by drummer Sarah Thawer, mallet players Frozen Earth Duo, and the percussion section of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. There will also be a afternoon and evening concert for your listening pleasure.

When: Sunday, January 13, 10am-9pm.

Where: University of Toronto Faculty of Music, 80 Queens Park Cres.

5. Drop-In Basketball 

Keep up that new years exercise resolution with drop-in basketball this Sunday. Shoot some hoops or participate in a low-stakes scrimmage.

When: Sunday, January 13, 12pm-4:50pm.

Where: AC Field House 1 and AC Field House 4.

6. Copy Editing  

Come copy edit for The Varsity! No experience is required – we’ll show you the ropes.

When: Sunday, January 13, 11am-2pm.

Where: The Varsity‘s second floor office, 21 Sussex Ave.