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The Hart House

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The Hart House

The Hart House is probably my favorite place of the U of T Campus. It has everything you need. From a music room where you can play the piano, a library, a chapel, a fitness centre. Everything. There is no reason for an international student to not spent time at this hub. During the fall and the winter, if you are a full-time student, you are entitled to use the Hart House without paying any additional fees. However, during the summer, some fees are being charged. However, in comparison with other gyms or art centers at Toronto, the fees at the Hart House are really affordable for students.

 

Sports

IMG_1553 IMG_1554If you are a sportive person but do not want to train as an athlete, at the Hart House you can find a really nice and low-key fitness centre in where you can practice different sports. Also, you can find cardio machines and rooms for different activities. The pool is amazing, and you can it use for training or for taking different swimming classes. And don’t worry if you are just starting learning to swim, there are lifeguards that would keep you safe.

 

 

Dance and Fitness

Yoga, Nia, Latin Grooves, Pilates, Zumba are some of the different dance and fitness class that you can take. These classes are really fun, they keep you in shape and with a good mood for the week.

If you want to take advanced dance classes, the Hart House also offers ballet, hip hop, salsa, and other classes for paying some little fees. Come and enjoy!IMG_1524 IMG_1526 IMG_1547 IMG_1548 IMG_1552

 

Art and Music

Can you believe that there is an Art Gallery inside the Hart House? And a Theater? You can watch different plays, concerts, and an art collection in the same place! And if you want to play some music, there are different opportunities for performing during the year at Hart House.

Clubs and Committees

Do you want to get socially involve in Toronto? Hart House is a good place to start. Is there an event that you would like to volunteer? Hart House clubs and committees have something for everyone, find the group that’s right for you. If you find an organization that you would like to be a part of, contact them directly for membership information.

Restaurants

Cheap and good meals always available at Hart House.

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En Español: La Hart House

 

Campus Life (I)

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Campus Life (I)

In the following weeks, I will post a series of anecdotes that I have been living in the past few weeks getting to know the U of T campus. I will present a selection of sites that you can sight and the things that you can do around campus and outside OISE. The various University buildings are scattered in downtown Toronto. OISE students are a bit removed from the rest of the campus, not by distance, but in relation to activities and facilities. Our building is very large and there are always things to do around here. Being in my last semester of the M.Ed. in Social Justice Education, I decided to leave OISE’S building and discovered whatever the university has to offer. As international students, part of our transition is to also feel part of the city. Don’t be like me during my first year, go out and meet the campus and the city. Toronto is awesome.

SpadinaFor this first post of Campus Life I visited three sites around campus that can help you make a better transition into being a new international student in Canada and its educational system. They are all are at 563 Spadina Av. 15 minutes walk from OISE.

 

 

 

 

The first is The Centre for Women and Trans People

women centreThis centre is close to Kensington Market on Spadina (if you want to go and eat after your visit). In there, you can find a safe space to discuss any concerns you have about sexual and gender identities, and how they are being addressed by the University. Moreover, you can find spaces available for work and a friendly, feminist, and inclusive environment to study or just to have a nice conversation.

women centre IIIn the centre you can find out all about the activities conducted by the university and the city for social and gender justice. I encourage you to participate in this center and its initiatives as a member or volunteer. For more information, visit their website.

 

 

 

The Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives

aboriginal centreThe next place I visited was the Centre for Aboriginal Studies and Initiatives Aboriginals. In this centre you can find literature and research related Aboriginal peoples’ studies, primarily in North America. Activities have been suspended for the summer. But stay tuned for news during the academic year. For more information, check out their website.

 

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The last place I visited was the First Nations House. I must confess that this place has been my favorite until now. FNII FNIII In here, you can find a friendly environment and nice people to talk with. The first thing that struck me when I got there were the paintings with indigenous demonstrations across the floor.

In the centre you can find all kinds of help. The staff is ready to help with literature research, academic advice, help with grammar and spelling, among other things. You can also find free coffee and snacks, as well as computers and a cozy reading room.

If you need it, you can talk to some of the Elders found in residence. Being in the center feels like home. For more information, visit their website. If you are interested in helping and volunteering, contact Jackie at fnh.library@utoronto.ca

If for some reason you find it difficult to go, check the magazine of the residence so you can be aware of the activities around the house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In Spanish: Campus Life (I)

Campus Life (I)

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En la siguiente serie de posts, les presentaré una selección de sitios que puedes conocer y de actividades que puedes realizar en el Campus de la Universidad. Los edificios de la Universidad se encuentran dispersados dentro del centro de la ciudad de Toronto. Los estudiantes de OISE estamos un poco alejados del resto del campus, no geográficamente, pero sí en relación a actividades y facilidades. Nuestro edificio es muy grande y siempre hay cosas que hacer por aquí. Quedándome solo un semestre más para terminar el M.Ed. en Social Justice Education, decidí salir del edificio de OISE y conocer qué más tiene la universidad que ofrecerme. No dejes pasar la oportunidad de conocer la Universidad a través de la ciudad.

SpadinaPara este primer post de Campus Life visité tres sitios alrededor del campus que pueden ayudarte a tener una mejor transición al ser un estudiante internacional en Canadá, así como también a su sistema educativo. Todos se encuentran en 563 Spadina Av.

El primero es The Centre for Women and Trans People women centre

Este centro se encuentra cerca al Kensigton Market en Spadina (por si luego te animas a comer algo rico y regional). Aquí puedes encontrar un espacio seguro para conversar sobre cualquier inquietud que tengas al respecto de las identidades sexuales y de género y cómo están siendo atendidas por la Universidad. Además, hay espacios disponibles para trabajar y un ambiente amigable, feminista e inclusivo con todxs. Si estás en OISE, solo te toma 15 minutos caminando llegar al centro.

women centre IIAdemás, ahí te puedes enterar de todas las actividades que se realizan en la universidad y en la ciudad a favor de la justicia de género. Anímate a participar de este centro y sus iniciativas siendo miembro o voluntario. Para mayor información visita su página web.

 

 

 

aboriginal centreEl siguente destino fue el Centre for Aboriginals Initiatives and Aboriginal Studies. En este centro puedes encontrar literatura e investigaciones relacionadas a los estudios sobre poblaciones aborígenes, principalmente en Norte América. Por el verano las actividades están paralizadas, pero estate atento a las actividades que se realizarán durante el año académico. Para mayor información revisa su página web.

 

First Nation I FNIVFirst Nations House. Debo confesar que hasta el momento ha sido mi favorito. Aquí puedes encontrar un ambiente muy agradable y gente muy amable para conversar. Lo primero que me impresionó al llegar aquí fueron las pinturas con manifestaciones indígenas en todo el piso.

IMG_1500 FNV FNIII FNIIEn el centro puedes encontrar ayuda de todo tipo. El staff está preparado para ayudarte con búsquedas bibliográficas, asesoría académica, ayuda con la gramática y la ortografía, entre otras cosas. También podrás encontrar café y snacks gratis, así como también computadoras y una sala de lectura muy acogedora.

Si es que lo necesitas, puedes hablar con algunos de los Elder que se encuentran en la residencia. Estar en el centro se siente como estar en casa. Para mayor información visita su página web. Si estás interesado en ayudarlos y hacer voluntareados, comunícate con Jackie a fnh.library@utoronto.ca

Si por alguna razón se te hará difícil ir, revisa la revista de la residencia para que te enteres de sus actividades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


In English: Campus Life (I)

Master of Education FAQ

Wook
by Wook
Master of Education student
Developmental Psychology and Education

Thinking about pursuing a graduate degree? Our Master of Education programs are still open for 2015 Fall intake! Please visit here to see which programs are open for 2015 Fall admission.

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding Master of Education (M.Ed.):

1. Do I need to have a Bachelor of Education to apply? 

No, Master of Education is for students who would like to further their education, teachers who would like to enrich their knowledge in their field of interest, or people in the industry with passion for education, psychology, language, or social justice.

2. Do M.Ed. programs require thesis? 

No, Master of Education is a course based degree. If you are looking for a research intensive degree, I would encourage you to take a look at our M.A. or PhD programs.

3. Can M.Ed. students engage in research projects?

Yes! Although M.Ed. programs do not require students to conduct their own research, there are plenty of opportunities for M.Ed. students at OISE. Some departments allow M.Ed. students to pursue research projects if they can find a faculty member who is willing to supervise. In addition, there are tons of research opportunities at UofT. Students can work or volunteer as a research assistant and engage in various projects that suits their interests.

4. After I graduate with a Master of Education, would I be able to teach in Ontario?

No, Master of Education programs at OISE are not for teacher training. If you are interested in Teacher Education, please visit here.

Are you curious about OISE student experience? Contact me:

Email: oise.ambassador@utoronto.ca

 

M.Ed. Information Night on March 3rd

Wook
by Wook
Master of Education student
Developmental Psychology and Education

Get ready and get excited because M.Ed. Info Night is happening next week!  

Master of Education Info Night will take place at OISE on March 3 from 5:15 to 8 PM. Attend our event to learn about the degrees at OISE that can enhance your academic, professional knowledge and skills. Our M.Ed. programs are available on either a full-time or part-time basis. M.Ed. programs that are open for Fall 2015 intake are:

·         Adult Education & Community Development
·         Curriculum Studies & Teacher Development
·         Development Psychology & Education
·         Educational Leadership & Policy
·         Language & Literacies Education Commons
·         Social Justice Education
During the evening, you will have an opportunity to:
–  learn about admission requirements
–  break out into smaller groups for detailed program information
–  have the opportunity to ask questions about the program, financing, and applying 
–  hear and connect with a selection of current students and alumni

Come with your questions and your passion! Plus, you can visit our lovely Registrar’s Office’s table to say hi (I WILL BE THERE!). Details and RSVP about the event are available at:
www.uoft.me/oisemed