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Beware of Scams!

Beware of Scams!

Please be aware of ongoing scams that have been targeting international students.  

Some recent scams include text messages claiming to be from the CRA asking to click a link, reply to an email, or input personal information. In these cases, do not reply to the text or click the links in the message. Also do not provide them with personal or financial information. For more information on recent scam alerts please take a look at the CRA scam alerts page.  

The Office of Community Safety website also has fraud prevention tips, important information, and tips on what to do when encountering a scam. If you have any questions or concerns, you can also contact the Community Safety Office (CSO) directly at 416-978-1485 or  

IRCC Labour Disruption

We are looking forward to welcoming you to U of T this year. As you may have learned, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, which includes Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada employees, declared a general strike on Wednesday, April 19th.  

If you are a newly admitted student outside of Canada, we encourage you to apply for the required documentation (Study Permit and/or Entry Visa/eTA) at your earliest convenience. At the moment, your ability to submit your application is not impacted, nor are the Visa Application Centers where you book appointments for submission of biometrics, if needed.  

If you are a newly admitted student within Canada, we encourage you to apply for or extend the required documentation (Study Permit).  

If you are a continuing student and need to renew your Study Permit, we encourage you to review our step-by-step instructions on how to maintain your documentation or to connect to one of our advisers.  In-Canada applicants are reminded that they can remain in Canada while waiting for a decision about their application, even if their existing permit expires while they are waiting. Information and guidance about the various Canadian permits and visas students and their dependents may apply for is available in the Immigration section of our site

If you still have questions after reviewing the applicable page(s) of our site, there are multiple ways to connect with one of our International Student Immigration Advisors.  The Advisors are looking forward to working with you.  

CIE’s ISE Team is Hiring for Summer Work Study Positions! 

The Centre for International Experience (CIE)’s International Student Experience team is recruiting work study students to join us for the Summer 2023 term! Join our team, gain invaluable experience, and make an impact on the lives of international students. Apply on CLNx! 


Resource & Information Communications Assistant (1 Position)   

  • Work Study Job ID: 216258 
  • Application Deadline: May 5th, 2023 

At CIE’s Resource and Information Hub, we work to provide international students with the tools and knowledge they need to successfully navigate student life at UofT. Under the supervision of the Resource & Information Coordinator and Program Coordinator Inclusion and Diversity and Team Lead, ISE the successful candidate will support the promotions and communications activities at the CIE to help connect international students with relevant resources and other members of our community 


Intercultural & Global Programs Assistant (1 Position)   

  • Work Study Job ID: 217629 
  • Application Deadline: May 1st, 2023 

The Intercultural & Global Programs Assistant will directly support the development and implementation of intercultural and global programs for globally-minded students. The Program Assistant will provide support in improving and developing programs set to take place in the Fall 2023 term by conducting research and reviewing data. In addition, the Program Assistant will support the planning and implementation of in-person/virtual programming scheduled in the Summer 2023 term and engage students by communicating with program participants, co-facilitating workshops, and encouraging intercultural connections among program participants. 

Orientation & Community Program Assistant (1 Position)   

  • Work Study Job ID: 217597 
  • Application Deadline: May 1st, 2023 

The Orientation and Community Programs Assistant plays an important role in the organization and facilitation of events and programs designed to support international students as they navigate student life at U of T, providing opportunities to build community and make connections. The Programs Assistant will directly support ISE programming scheduled for the 2023 Spring/Summer term which includes on-going programming for continuing students as well as pre-arrival programming for incoming international students. In addition, the Programs Assistant will support the planning of orientation and community programs set to take place during the 2023 Fall term. 

Global Fluencies for Teaching Staff Program Assistant (1 Position)   

  • Work Study Job ID: 217834 
  • Application Deadline: May 1st, 2023 

At the Centre for International Experience (CIE), we are committed to providing all University of Toronto students the opportunity to engage with the world, offering support and resources for international students/newcomers in addition to enabling global learning for the U of T community. The successful candidate will directly support the development and implementation of the Global Fluencies Series for Teaching Staff project by helping to perform literature reviews, focus groups and data collection. 


How to Apply 

To view detailed job descriptions and to apply for a position, log in to CLNx  then go to Work Study Positions and search by keyword or the posting number.  

Visit this website for more information about the Work Study Program and eligibility requirements.  

Make sure to apply early and don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to develop transferable skills and grow professionally in a team-oriented environment!  

“My Research in France” Competition

The scientific cooperation service of the Embassy of France in Canada, in partnership with the Royal Canadian Institute for Science (RCIScience), is pleased to announce the opening of the third edition of the competition “My Research in France”. This is an opportunity to share the experience of a research internship in France through the use of social networks, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok. One winner will receive $1,500 to return to France from Canada in 2024. All the details are available on the website:   

Registration is open and the deadline is Oct. 31th, 2023.

Join the International Student Experience Student Advisory Committee (ISESAC)!

The ISESAC provides advice and feedback to staff representatives from the Centre for International Experience (CIE) on the strategic direction, services, physical space, and programming related to international student experience on the U of T St. George campus. Student feedback is invaluable to the development of our programming. If you are an undergraduate or graduate international student at U of T St. George and you would like to contribute your experience and knowledge on international student life to improve our international community, then this opportunity is for you! More details about the committee and its aims can be found on the ISE Student Advisory Committee webpage on the CIE website.

Applications are now open for the 2023-2024 term!

To apply, please fill out the Microsoft Form before April 16th, 10:00 p.m.

Note: You must be a current U of T student to join the committee. Student’s starting in Summer or Fall 2023 are not eligible to join this cohort.

U of T Film Festival 2023

Join us for the gala reception and screening featuring the best films and videos by University of Toronto students and Hart House members. Juried awards will be presented.

The University of Toronto Film Festival was started in 2002 by Hart House Theatre and the Hart House Film Board with a mandate to celebrate and promote U of T’s rich contribution to the arts through its student and alumni filmmakers. The Festival quickly gained popularity with other U of T agencies, student groups and community sponsors.

March 27, 2023 from 7-11 pm. More information on the Hart House Website.

Women in Hip-Hop: Refusal, Resistance, and Interruption

March 8, 3-4:30 pm

This curated conversation uncovers the historical and continuing contributions of women in Hip-Hop.

In celebration of Hip-Hop’s 50th year, we continue to shine an unapologetic light on the myriad contributions of women to the art, culture, and impact of Hip-Hop.

We continue threads of discussion from our 2022 installment, ‘Women in Hip-Hop: Erasure. Trailblazers, and Placemakers’ which took as its starting point Joan Morgan’s seminal work “When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks it Down”.  We would struggle to name 3 women jazz guitarists, 2 reggae artists, or countless women producers in Hip-Hop, based on the belief that women are accessories to culture, and not cultural producers themselves. This could not be more backwards. If the origin story of Hip-Hop continues this narrative, how do we interrupt it for all to see clearly, and retrace the steps and contributions of women to its history and evolution?

How can we retrace the origin story of the culture and art from Cindy Campbell’s idea to throw the first ‘jam’, and how many mold-breakers, interrupters, and disruptors need to be known more widely during this monumental anniversary for the culture and art form? What are the major accomplishments by women that have been ignored by media? Who are the cultural custodians keeping the culture alive on their shoulders?

Join us to unpack these and more questions in what is sure to be an enriching and celebratory conversation with giants in the origin story of Hip-Hop.  

Learn more and Register on the Hart House website.

UTGSU Bursary Now Open!

The Black Graduate Student Excellence Bursary (BGSEB)

The application will close on 31 March 2023 at 12pm.

The Black Graduate Student Excellence Bursary (BGSEB) was created by the UTGSU in partnership with the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies (SGS) in September 2020 to provide financial support to help improve fair and equitable access to educational opportunities for Black students in graduate studies at the University of Toronto. It recognizes that talent and excellence thrive in Black communities and that providing fair and equitable access to educational opportunities acknowledges the creativity, leadership capacity and gifted nature of Black students.

A total of fifteen (15) bursaries of $2000 each are available for distribution in the academic year. It aims to provide additional financial support to help offset the costs associated with academic endeavors for domestic and international Black students, completing graduate studies at the University of Toronto. Priority will be given to first-year students commencing graduate studies. The bursary will be offered and held by students in addition to any other financial aid or graduate funding they may receive (OSAP, major awards, or graduate funding).

The Graduate Community Development Fund (GCDF)

The application will close on 21 March 2023 at 12pm. 

The Graduate Community Development Fund (GCDF) was created in partnership with the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies (SGS) in March 2017 to provide merit-based equity awards recognizing exceptional students on campus for their contributions to the graduate student experience. Ten Awards will be disbursed with each award of $500 each.

Applicants who identify as Internal students, Women and Trans, non-binary, two-spirit students, Black, Indigenous and Students of colour, and students with disabilities will be prioritized for this bursary. 

What’s on at Sport & Rec – Reading Week Programs

Women Only Hours: Athletic Centre and Varsity Centre 

Women-identifying students are welcome to drop-in for any of our women only programs. We offer open gym, lane swimming, stick n’ puck, field sports, volleyball and basketball.

Check out for more details and a full schedule with all our offerings.  

Dance for everyBODY: Every Wednesday, February 8 – March 22, 8-9 p.m. @ Goldring Fitness Studio 

Join a weekly drop-in dance class for every-BODY, every mind and every experience level. Express yourself through popping, locking, breaking, house, freestyle and many other hip-hop sub-genres. Simplified and seated demonstrations will be provided. Come and find your groove! 

Move with Culture: Metis Jigging March 2 from 4-6 p.m. @ Goldring Fitness Studio 

Megan Southwell will teach you Red River jigging, partner dancing, and social (group) dancing all to vibrant live fiddle music from Alicia Blore! Learn something new and register at 

Personal Training with Sport & Rec 

Get access to a coaching team at the forefront of evidence-based practice and cutting-edge research! Maximize your fitness and performance by booking personalized training centred around you and your specific fitness needs, whatever level you are at. 8- and 12-session packages are available for purchase. Learn more at


Feb 15, 2023 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Multi-Faith Centre – Multi-Purpose Room, 569 Spadina Ave

Grief Support (In-person, drop in) – Earthquake in Turkey and Syria
Feb 15th, 12pm – 5pm
Multi-Purpose Room, 2nd Floor

This is a communal space that will be staffed by Yijia, MFC’s Peer Support person and Jeanette, Ecumenical chaplain. Students are welcome to come to talk, reflect/say a prayer, find a moment of silence and solace. You are welcome to drop in any time between 12pm to 5pm and stay for as little or long as you like.

Light refreshments will be available.
Prayer and meditation mats will also be available for those requiring them.

If you are looking for a virtual group session, please see the following:
Virtual Grief Support Group
Mar 7, 2023 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM