Students attend a Trinity One Talk in Seeley Hall in November 2017
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The Margaret MacMillan Trinity One co-curricular program events enable students in all Trinity One streams to meet guest speakers and to engage in informal, but high-level conversation with one another, their professors and guest experts. The events draw upon the rich resources of the University of Toronto’s Centre for Ethics, the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Affiliated Hospitals and beyond.

The events are usually held over lunch on Tuesdays between 12 pm and 2 pm at Trinity College. Students are encouraged to keep this time-slot open. We are always looking for interesting speakers. If you have ideas for speakers or would like to give a Trinity One talk, please contact the Program Director, Prof. Michael Kessler at mkessler@trinity.utoronto.ca.

 

2019-2020 PROGRAM EVENTS

Trinity One at 6th Annual TCURC

March 7, 2020

The Trinity College Undergraduate Reference Conference (TCURC) is an annual conference in March organized by the Academic Dons & Peer Advisors of Trinity College. Presenters are Trinity College students, students enrolled in a Trinity College program or students enrolled in a Trinity College course. This year, 22 Trinity One students from all six streams, presented the research they have been doing in their Trinity One courses at TCURC through presentations, 3 Minute Theses, posters and alternative modalities. Way to go Trinity One class of 2020! For photographs from this event please click here.

Lunch Talk: Jon Bray

March 3, 2020

“Job search tools & strategies”

Communication is at the heart of any effective career exploration and job search strategy, and it’s not the uncomfortable, transactional communication that probably comes to mind. In this session Jon helped students explore how to construct compelling application documents while recognizing that the means through which we transmit our applications are equally important to the content itself. Students also worked on developing an approach to networking that makes the process significantly easier.

Jon Bray is the Career and Academic Advisor at Trinity College. His office hosts numerous events throughout the year including financial literacy workshops and summer job opportunities. Trinity One students can book appointments with Jon through the Student Services Centre.

Lunch Talk: Ronna Bloom

February 25, 2020

“The Forgotten Dialect of the Heart: Connecting to A Passion for Writing”

Sometimes the relationship with what we are studying, or how we’ve been doing it, goes stale. The head hurts. We lose heart. This workshop aims to coax you into different kinds of conversations between your academic readings and your creative self, between heart and page, between who you are and what you are learning. Using poems and prompts, bring yourself back into the room with what you know in a new way.

Ronna Bloom is the author of six books of poetry. Her most recent book, The More, was published by Pedlar Press in 2017 and long listed for the City of Toronto Book Award. Her poems have been recorded by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and translated into Spanish, Bangla, and Chinese. Ronna is Poet in Community to the University of Toronto and Poet in Residence in the Health, Arts and Humanities Programme. She runs workshops and gives talks on poetry, spontaneity, and awareness through writing. www.ronnabloom.com

Careers and Experiences Workshop Series

January/February, 2020

This year the months January and February were focused on providing Trinity One students with career exploration skills and the resources to look for academic and career-related experiences. A series of workshops helped students navigate their online presence, build-professional relationships, craft resumes, cover letters, CVs and participate in mock interviews.

Lunch Talk: Jon Bray

January 21, 2020

“Career Exploration & Decision Making Strategies”

Jon Bray is the Career and Academic Advisor at Trinity College. His office hosts numerous events throughout the year including financial literacy workshops and summer job opportunities. Inevitably, career decision-making is involves significant ambivalence, investigation, and happenstance. This year, Jon kicked off the Careers and Experience Workshop Series with a discussion about what students would like to get out of their experiences, how to plan, and explore what kinds of career opportunities are out there. Students were given different tools, tasks, and strategies to deploy in engaging with their career exploration process. Trinity One students can book appointments with Jon through the Student Services Centre.

Trin One Welcome Back Social

January 7, 2020

Trinity One faculty and students gathered in Seeley Hall for some afternoon tea featuring student musical performances as they settled into the second academic term. For photographs of this event please click here.

Trin One Holiday Social

December 3, 2019

As the first term came to a close, students were invited a holiday gathering for lunch. This was an opportunity to celebrate a successful term, and de-stress before Fall final exams.  Trinity One students, faculty, and mentors chatted over holiday treats, hot chocolate, arts and crafts, board games, and Christmas crackers!

Preparing for TCURC

November 26, 2019 & Tuesday January 14, 2020

All Trinity One students were encouraged to present their research papers from their Trinity One courses at the annual Trinity College Undergraduate Reference Conference (TCURC) in March. The benefits of attending and presenting conferences as a first-year student will prepare them for success in future years as students may look for academically rigorous seminars, lab, independent study and thesis courses. These sessions guided students on selecting a suitable presentation format by showing examples of structuring each presentation and students gained a better idea of which of their research paper was suitable to present at an academic conference.

A visit to the Trinity archives

November 19, 2019

Trinity College Rolph-Bell archivist Sylvia Lassam and Student Outreach and Archival Projects Librarian Christopher Hogendoorn, gave an introduction to the use of primary documents (i.e. archival materials) for research. The aim of this session was to familiarize students with some key archival concepts, explain the differences between libraries and archives, and let them know what to expect when they visit an archives facility on campus.  Their goal is to make students comfortable visiting and using archives.  Students engaged with hand select items from the Trinity College Archives holdings to view.

Lunch Talk: Jonathan Vandor and Ramada Tarawally

October 29, 2019

“Finding Your Strength: Managing yourself, your stress and procrastination”

Jonathan Vandor and Ramata Tarawally to explored the academic and self-care side of university to help Trinity One students through making use of periods of down time in preparation for Fall reading week. They discussed the relationship between stress and productivity, some of the common reasons students procrastinate, and some useful self-care techniques.
Jonathan is a Learning Strategist with the Trinity College Writing Centre and the University of Toronto Student Success Centre. Jonathan has been working with Trinity One the last few years helping create and deliver the Public Speaking Workshops to students. He also sees students on a one-on-one basis to discuss how to manage time and how to fine tune studying and writing skills. Ramata is the Associate Director of Community Wellness at Trinity College. She is also a licensed RN working with Wellness Programming Assistants to deliver fun and relaxing programming for students throughout the year. She is the best person to reach out to for one-on-one advising regarding health and wellness here at Trinity College.

Lunch Talk: Prof Heather MacDougall

October 22, 2019

Students are given opportunities to brush up their seminar class discussion skills and oral presentations skills in public speaking workshops led by learning strategists and mentors. This year students kept the Trinity College Undergraduate Research Conference  (TCURC) in mind as they practiced their academic presentation skills.

Public Speaking Workshops

September/October 2019

Students are given opportunities to brush up their seminar class discussion skills and oral presentations skills in public speaking workshops led by learning strategists and mentors. This year students kept the Trinity College Undergraduate Research Conference  (TCURC) in mind as they practiced their academic presentation skills.

Opening of term luncheon

September 3, 2019

This year’s Opening of Term Luncheon welcomed new students to the Trinity One Program with the help of second year mentors. Students were ushered to their respective streams with their mentors following the lunch to play icebreaker introductions and be familiar with their peers before the start of class during the breakout sessions. View photos from this event here.

 

Contact Us:

Susan He
Program Coordinator, Margaret MacMillan Trinity One
trinityone@trinity.utoronto.ca

 

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