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A LOVEly Valentine’s Day

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Alone on Valentine’s Day? Do not fear, for Aphrodite is here (jokes, it’s just me)! Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and while being with that special someone on this holiday is always great (if you have one), who better to spend the day of love with than your girl friends? These ladies are, after all, the ones who have been there and supported you since the beginning. What’s also amazing is the fact that we live in a vibrant and fabulous city with tons of potential for V-Day fun.

Firstly, what’s better than a night full of food and gossipping? Nothing! Toronto has a wide range of restaurants and pubs that have the perfect Valentine’s Day atmosphere. For those (like me) whose heart is dedicated to Hogwarts, there’s The Lockhart near Dufferin Station. For those (like me again) who like sweets, there’s the Nutella Bar! Another entertaining idea is going to a theatre production. Possibilities? Kinky Boots at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, The Winter’s Tale at the Coal Mine Theatre, Gaslight at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, and many more.

If your ideal girls day is one of relaxation, what better way to spend it than at the spa? Toronto has a variety of spots doing Valentine’s Day packages. Want to stay home instead? A DIY spa is easy to make.  Glamour has some great tips, including how to make a sugary scrub and tasty (healthy!) drinks. Another way to relax on Valentine’s Day is to watch a rom com. Whether at home or at the movies (How to Be Single is coming out on February 12th), binge-watching romantic comedies with your besties at a sleepover with popcorn and nail polish is a good idea any time of year.

Hope you feel the love! XOXO!

Free Entry to Grad School Information Fair!

Whether you’re ready to fast-track your career with a Masters or PhD or simply curious about what programs and opportunities are available, check out the QS World Grad School Tour returning to Toronto on January 30.

This event brings together the world’s top grad schools and gives you the opportunity to meet face-to-face with admissions directors, learn about the best graduate programs in the world, apply for exclusive scholarships, and attend complimentary info sessions from industry experts.

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As a BlogUT reader, you’ll get in FREE (a savings of $15) by pre-registering online here and saying “BlogUT promo” at the door.

From expanding your network to increasing your lifetime earnings, graduate school can be a major game-changer for your career. The QS World Grad School Tour Toronto page has the full list of attending grad schools, complimentary seminars, and events agendas.

Event Date & Time:

Saturday, January 30 2016, 12:30pm-6pm, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building 255, Front Street West  Level 200

Club Profile: University of Toronto Electronic Music Community (UTEMC)

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Interested in electronic music? As per one commenter’s request, read on to learn more about U of T’s only electronic music community!

blogUT: How was the UTEMC created and what is its mission?

UTEMC: The UTEMC was created by two close friends who have been going to EDM events together forever. They decided to create a club where U of T electronic music fans could come together to meet other people and attend events together, as well as foster a culture of electronic music appreciation by fans from all over the three campuses. Our mission is to establish a group of like-minded individuals with an interest in electronic music and DJ events. Our goal to is set up a place for everybody to congregate and discuss events (both upcoming and past), new music, or just to meet somebody else with whom you might share a similar electronic music taste to. Throughout the year we’re going to be hosting events to bring people together, including in-house DJing events and workshops. Continue reading Club Profile: University of Toronto Electronic Music Community (UTEMC)

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13th Annual Regent Park Film Festival

Celebrate diversity, community, and creativity at the 13th Annual Regent Park Film Festival. The best of emerging filmmaking talent and films from around the world.

November 18 – 21 at Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. East, Toronto).

FREE ADMISSION | FREE CHILDCARE

FULL PROGRAM SCHEDULE

As Toronto’s only free-of-charge multi-cultural community film festival, we are dedicated to showcasing local and international cinematic works relevant to inner-city communities. Continue reading 13th Annual Regent Park Film Festival

Club Profile: Treasure Map UofT

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Have you ever wanted to go on an adventure in the mystical land of U of T? Well, look no further! Here is the first part of our clubs series.

blogUT: How was Treasure Map UofT created and what is its mission?

Treasure Map UofT: Treasure Map UofT was created on the vision of bringing students into an inclusive environment to achieve something different and step out of their comfort zone. Be it as small as finding your new favourite spot in this campus jungle through Treasure Hunts or as fulfilling as developing confidence and event-planning skills through our various projects. It’s your treasure, find it!

blogUT: What does Treasure Map UofT do/how can students participate? Is there a set time commitment/is it flexible?

Treasure Map UofT: We welcome all individuals who would like to meet new friends and have fun! Students can be participants of TMapUT events such as Treasure Hunts (campus-wide scavenger hunts). To take the next step, we would like to invite all students to be part of our projects, where we impact a greater body of students by initiating interaction and spreading positivity. Currently, the Treasure Hunts happen on the third Thursday of each month. Planning and preparation of projects will come in the weeks without the Treasure Hunts. More information will be released soon.

blogUT: Why should students participate/join your club?

Treasure Map UofT: We encourage students to take 2 hours a month out of their hectic school life to engage in a pre-planned fun filled activity, since we understand how stressful university is. Not only will participants be able to relax and momentarily forget about their woes, they are provided with a great opportunity to build new friendships. Running around like a maniac, bonding over random mishaps, a chance of nibbling on some free food, what’s not to like?

blogUT: Would it be easy for commuters to get involved?

Treasure Map UofT: YES! Our schedules are flexible and not demanding of huge commitments. The Treasure Hunts especially benefit commuter students who often go between classes and home for the days at the university. Through the fun events, you can take your mind off from school work for an hour and explore the campus that you have never seen before.

blogUT: What is the most interesting or exciting thing that your club has done?

Treasure Map UofT: Although we didn’t “do” it, we are on the front page of the Ulife website!!! Other than that, who has ever volunteered into the maze that is the University College or had a sword fight in the quad of Trinity College?

blogUT: How can students contact Treasure Map UofT/find out more about the club?

Treasure Map UofT: If you ever feel compelled to join in on one of our events or help plan our projects, we would love for you to contact us! We have a fantabulous Facebook page and will be putting up a website soon. Feel free to also shoot us an email at treasuremapuoft@gmail.com for any burning questions or to simply subscribe to our list serve. Lastly, if you spot an executive Royal Court member, feel free to approach us; that’s what we’re here to facilitate!

blogUT: Is there anything else that you would like students to know about Treasure Map UofT?

Treasure Map UofT: Be bold and open to experiences and opportunities. Give yourself a chance to try everything out at least once. Academic related experiences are not the only way to grow.

Stay tuned for more club profiles!

Federal Election Sustainability Primer – Oct. 14

After 11 weeks of promises and accusations, where exactly to the federal parties stand on important issues like climate change, clean energy and the environment?

Join Jim Harris, former leader of the Green Party of Canada and the Hart House Debate Team on Oct. 14 at the Revival Bar for an insightful look at these important issues, including whether or not Canada should support a national carbon tax policy. Continue reading Federal Election Sustainability Primer – Oct. 14

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Regent Park Film Festival Annual Fundraising Screening

Come out and support Toronto’s only free multicultural film festival by attending our Annual Fundraising Screening, featuring a 2015 Hot Docs Film “Mom and Me”. A $50 ticket will include a cocktail reception, entertainment, film screening and more!

Mom and Me directed by Lena Macdonald and produced by Gordon Henderson and Lena Macdonald, is a personal and intimate documentary about a young filmmaker coming of age in extraordinary circumstances. It follows the complicated relationship between director Lena Macdonald and her mother, who was once a filmmaker herself, but ended up homeless, crack-addicted and on the streets. MOM and ME is about addiction, prostitution and despair but it is also a story about family, the power of hope and the tenacity of love.

For the trailer, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgbeHlW-7Bw

To purchase tickets go to: http://www.universe.com/rpff2015fundraiser

Event Information:

Annual Fundraising Screening
October 22, 2015
6:30PM Cocktail Reception
8:00PM Film Screening & Panel
Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East

Ticket Options:

  • Individual Ticket ($50)
  • Includes cocktail reception, entertainment, film screening and more!
  • Sponsor a Regent Park Youth ($50)
  • Buy a ticket for a Regent Park youth to attend the screening or participate in a Regent Park Film Festival workshop
  • Sponsor Ticket ($250)
  • Includes two individual tickets, festival merchandise and special recognition at the Film Festival

All tickets include a charitable tax receipt.

All proceeds go towards keeping the Festival and all our activities FREE!

Regent Park Film Festival Charitable Registration # 8459 14613 RR0001

Ticket Page: http://www.universe.com/rpff2015fundraiser

Regent Park Film Festival website: http://regentparkfilmfestival.com/