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Student Life Events at St. George

Student Life Events at St. George

Moving Forward Summer Transition Program: Hybrid Orientation

Aug 29, 2022 09:00 AM to Aug 30, 2022 03:00 PM
Zoom

Registration Deadline: Aug 26, 2022 12:00 PM

Moving Forward: General Program Description:
 
Moving Forward: Orientation is a Summer Transition Program specifically designed for new, incoming students (who self-identify as living with disability) entering any level of post-secondary education (undergraduate, graduate, college). This event is also for students with disabilities who have not yet attended a Moving Forward orientation event. This two-day orientation provides support to students living with disabilities including:

  • Navigating accommodations at the post-secondary level
  • Introduction to online learning, lectures, & note-taking
  • Strategies for managing life in and out of the classroom (including tips for virtual and hybrid learning)
  • University-level academic learning strategies and skills
  • Meeting a community of peers & connect with Accessibility Services staff
  • Transition to the next stage of your academic career.
 
Moving Forward is a series of workshops, panels, and strategy sessions to introduce you to Accessibility Services, accommodations, and tips to prepare you for post-secondary learning!
 
*When completing the registration process, please ensure to click "Complete Registration" after clicking the submit button in order to fully complete your registration and receive the (automatic) registration confirmation message.
 
 Program Eligibility
  
Moving Forward is open to any student entering post-secondary studies at any university or college in Canada. Incoming students to University of Toronto St. George, Mississauga, & Scarborough are all welcome to attend!
 
This summer program is for undergraduate and graduate students entering first-year at any post-secondary institution, who identify as living with a disability. Moving Forward offers multiple opportunities/dates to enroll, with some programming days specifically designed with certain populations in mind (those events/dates will clearly specify if there is a programming focus).
 
Format: These events, taking place on Monday, August 29th and Tuesday, August 30th, 2022, will be hybrid and take place from 9:00AM-3:00PM each day. Students will be able to choose to either join us virtually over Zoom or in person. The event will include multiple sessions with both large group and breakout room opportunities. Breaks will be incorporated in the event. Students are encouraged to attend the full two days of programming to make the most of event. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the registration process, next steps, and other questions related to the transition to post-secondary education.
 

Participation: Being on camera, using your mic, or participating in the chat are all optional. We welcome you to participate in a way that works for you. You are welcome to ask your own questions or simply observe these sessions to learn from ongoing discussions.
 
Materials: You are not required to bring any materials to these sessions, but we encourage you take notes if this works best for you. We encourage students to watch our prerecorded Transition Day video series to help frame the day.
 
Platform access information: This event will be delivered both in person and using Zoom. Students will have the opportunity to choose how they would like to attend. If joining virtually, please ensure your Zoom access is up to date to make the most of this session. For information and guidance on how to set up and use Zoom, please check the Zoom website and tutorials (e.g., how to join meetings, meeting controls, breakout rooms, closed captioning, etc.). Participants who are attending in person will receive more details on room location about one week prior to the event. The event will take place on the St. George campus.
 
The workshops/events hosted by Accessibility Services on CLNx are geared to students who self-identify as living with a disability. If you require any accommodations to fully participate in this event, please connect with Morghan Brett (morghan.brett@utoronto.ca) in advance of the date. Please note that some accommodations may require at least 12 business days notice.
 
Questions: If you have other questions about Moving Forward, please feel free to contact us at as.learning@utoronto.ca
 
Please note: the information you provide by signing up for this Accessibility Services event through CLNx is held confidentially, in line with FIPPA standards. Only limited Accessibility Services staff and 2 CLNx administrators will have access to it. If you have any questions or concerns, please connect with Morghan Brett (morghan.brett@utoronto.ca).