Ideas for the World Programs

The Office of the Dean of Students is running two Ideas for the World programs this semester:

Forging your Future in the Sciences

In Forging Your Future, students will get to explore practical realities and approaches relating to future career paths.

Theatre for Thought

In Theatre for Thought we will examine works of theatre starting with Greek Tragedy and ending with a Contemporary Canadian play. 

8 weeks
Begins on Tuesday, January 30, 2018
6:00 pm  - 9:00 pm in Alumni Hall, Victoria College Building

Science in Action

Science in Action will look at basic science concepts and the political and social implications science can have on society. 

5 weeks
Begins on Wednesday, January 31, 2018
6:00 pm  - 9:00 pm in Alumni Hall, Victoria College Building

Theatre for Thought and Science in Action are unique courses because members of the community are invited into the college to listen to lectures by U of T faculty and guest speakers, and also engage in discussion about a selection of broad questions related to these topics.  Currently we recruit participants for our programs from The Centre for Community Learning & Development (CCL&D), The Stop, Parkdale Project Read and the CRC in Regent Park.

We impose no specific criteria on community members for eligibility into the programs.  Anyone intrigued by the idea of working through the subject matter is welcome!  We cover the costs of the reading material, public transit to and from the college and we provided a hot meal to be eaten in common before each session. There are also no exams or assignments.  In other words, we aim to eliminate every barrier that would in many circumstances prevent individuals from enjoying a robust learning experience within the university.

Please feel free to visit our media page to learn more about our programs: http://www.vic.utoronto.ca/students/I4W/Media_Coverage_of_Ideas_for_the_World.htm

Might I suggested watching the short documentary  The Ivory Castle , shared on the media page, which gives a glimpse into our Humanities for Humanity course and the general spirit and goal of our programs that involve community members.

The Office of the Dean is recruiting student mentors to facilitate Theatre for Thought and Science in Action.  The primary responsibilities of mentors are to create an inviting environment for our community participants and to help nurture conversation and discussion in small groups after the lecture.  Rest assured, you do not need any background knowledge about either of these subjects in order to qualify as a candidate.  As long as you have a love of learning, curiosity, enjoy working with diverse groups, and can commit to attending the majority of sessions, then this will be a good fit for you! 

Should you wish to volunteer with either of these opportunities, please send a brief statement of interest to vic.ideas@utoronto.ca or drop by the Dean’s Office (main floor of the Goldring Student Centre, 150 Charles Street West) to speak with 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