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BEYOND YOUR GPA: The Importance of Networking

WRITTEN BY: Jessica Chan, Newsletter Editor, The Actuarial Science Club Within the U of T actuarial science community, there is an emphasis on becoming a better student and job candidate by looking beyond our GPAs. Throughout the year, the U…

Fighting in Solidarity

WRITTEN BY: Daphne Wang, University of Toronto Taekwondo Organization Contrary to what many may assume, Taekwondo is not just about learning a martial art. Indeed, much of what we do involves the technical aspect of performing high difficulty kicks, memorizing…

Advice from a First Year

WRITTEN BY: Sahar Rahimi, First Year Representative of the Afghan Students’ Association One step into university and you are exposed to the reality of the world that is outside of the walls of the small high school classrooms. You have come this…

Leadership at UTCCF and Winter Retreat

Leadership at UTCCF and Winter Retreat

As part of the University of Toronto Chinese Christian Fellowship’s extensive history, the vision for a winter retreat is built upon and centered around satisfying two key aims – to offer a weekend of rest amidst a taxing time of…

Meeting the Mosaic of Talent at WISENC16

Meeting the Mosaic of Talent at WISENC16

As graduation comes closer and closer, I often ask myself what have I learnt from the University that can translate into the professional realm? If I had to narrow it down to a certain experience or club, I’d have to…

Tri-Campus First Generation Trailblazers Conference

Tri-Campus First Generation Trailblazers Conference

This Saturday (January 23, 2016), the University of Toronto is holding its annual Tri-Campus Conference for first-generation mentees, mentors, and alumni. A first-generation student is one who is the first in their family to attend post-secondary education in Canada. The theme for…

Reach Out!

Reach Out!

How would you describe your most influential life moments? The time when you realized that you are proud of yourself for doing something extra-ordinary, or perhaps the time when you realize everything falls into the right place. But even more…

Graduate Student Perspectives on Service-Learning

Graduate Student Perspectives on Service-Learning

Service-Learning is a community based learning experience in which students are active participants in creating knowledge through supporting projects that address community-identified needs. A key difference between volunteerism and service learning is in the intentional capacity for mutual benefit and…