International Foundation Programs students will have access to an array of events throughout the year, hosted by the International programs office and other departments at the university. These events range from academic support workshops and exciting student life events. We will update this page throughout the year to provide information about current student opportunities offered throughout the University of Toronto campus.

Summer IFP Virtual Workshops

 Are you looking to learn new academic skill, explore UofT programs and courses, or learn about different support services you can access online? Join one of our upcoming Virtual Workshop sessions!  

Jul 13

Session 1 - Academic Success Office

Date: Monday, July 13, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

How to Register: Log-in to your QUERCUS
Eligibility: 2020 Summer IFP Student

Are you looking for effective ways to boost your productivity and manage your time, especially while you are distance learning? This session, hosted by Academic Success, will introduce you to tips for creating realistic weekly schedules, keeping track of your deadlines, and designing a study plan that works best for you. Feel free to bring your questions about learning strategies when studying virtually from home and about other academic expectations and resources at U of T. 

Presenter: Yaseen Ali 

Yaseen Ali is a Learning Strategist who has worked with international students and users of English as an Additional Language (EAL) for more than 10 years in higher education. His favourite part of his role is motivating students to experiment with new approaches to learning, both inside and outside of the classroom. 

Jul 20

Session 2 - Course Selection for First Year

Date: Monday, July 20, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

How to Register: Log-in to your QUERCUS
Eligibility: 2020 Summer IFP Student

This workshop is designed for students in the Faculty of Arts and Science and is designed to supplement the modules offered by the New College Academic Hub on Quercus. It is a practical-based workshop so please be prepared to do the following:  

  • Backup program planning 
  • Understand breadth courses  
  • Create multiple timetable plans 
  • Explore the Fall/Winter timetable and how to create draft schedules 
  • Figure out enrolment controls 
  • Learn the differences between program requirements and admission streams 

 

Presenter: Hanna Rashid

Hanna is an academic advisor who has designed, implemented, and supported various international student success programs. With more than 10 years of student services experience, Hanna’s professional and academic interests centres the experience of international learners, as they navigate the first few years of their undergraduate studies in Canada.  

Jul 27

Session 3 - Accessibility Services

Date: Monday, July 27, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

How to Register: Log-in to your QUERCUS
Eligibility: 2020 Summer IFP Student

An introduction to Accessibility Services, which assists in navigating disability-related barriers to students’ academic success at UofT. Learn more about how they provide services and supports for learning, problem solving, and inclusion in the virtual space.  

Presenter: Krystal Jagoo 

Krystal is an Accessibility Advisor who supports all New College students 

 

Aug 10

Session 4 - Health & Wellness

Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

How to Register: Log-in to your QUERCUS
Eligibility: 2020 Summer IFP Student

Learn more about what mental health wellness means, as well as types of support services available (both online and in person) at the Health and Wellness office.  

Aug 17

Session 5 - Centre for International Experience

Date: Monday, August 17, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

How to Register: Log-in to your QUERCUS
Eligibility: 2020 Summer IFP Student

Get advice straight from the expert! In this workshop, our International Student Immigration Advisor from the Centre for International Experience will go over study permits (extensions, application process, etc), options for working in Canada, transition to full degree status, and more.  

Presenter: Marc Arnold 

Marc is a certified Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor 

Aug 26

Session 6 - Transitioning into Degree Studies

Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

How to Register: Log-in to your QUERCUS
Eligibility: 2020 Summer IFP Student

“I finished IFP, now what?” This session, lead by the IFP Program Advisor, will answer questions and concerns about next steps in your undergraduate studies. By engaging in case studies, introspective exercises, taking inventory of individual strengths and weaknesses, Hanna will guide students through various activities designed to explore academic readiness.   

Presenter: Hanna Rashid 

Hanna is an academic advisor who has designed, implemented, and supported various international student success programs. With more than 10 years of student services experience, Hanna’s professional and academic interests centres the experience of international learners, as they navigate the first few years of their undergraduate studies in Canada.