Alternative Reading Week Presentation Photo

Alternative Reading Week: Community Leadership and Compassion

Alternative Reading Week (ARW) is a bi-annual program that encourages students to connect with their communities, develop skills such as verbal communication, and participate in social justice initiatives. Last year, for the first time at St. George Campus, ARW occurred…
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Managing Thoughts and Behaviours: I Attended Workshops and They Were Helpful

I didn’t know there were Health and Wellness Workshops until a few weeks ago. Or maybe I did, and the concept passed through my head, probably with the thoughts of “I’m too busy for that.” It wasn’t until my counsellor…
Picture of TIFA booklet during the festival dates

TIFA Small Press Market and The Arts: Community and Personal Fulfillment

As a new initiative in the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), I tabled for Augur Magazine (along with Terese Pierre and Lawrence Stewen!) at the Small Press Market in Harbourfront Center last Saturday. It was a very low-key area,…
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Literary Meet and Greet Event: An Overview

The Arts and Culture Commissioner’s portfolio for VUSAC (Victoria University Students’ Administrative Council) is really interesting and engaging. Some aspects of the position include Co-Producing The Bob, an annual sketch comedy show held at Victoria College, co-planning the Gardiner Gala,…
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Facilitation For Leaders Workshop: A Reminder of Identity, Memory, and Goal-setting

Now that the first month has passed by, I wanted to revisit my earlier goals for this work-study term. One skill I really wanted to develop was the ability to facilitate workshops and meetings. I have a quiet voice, so…