The Weekly Breakdown

The Weekly Breakdown

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Upcoming events at U of T and SMC

Alessia Baptista, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, and Natasha Aust, SR. COPY EDITOR

As we enter this new school year and in-person events resume, the University of Toronto (U of T) and the University of St. Michael’s College (USMC) are ready to bring back the spirit of community at the St. George Campus. 

Check out the events below to see how you can get involved this week at St. Michael’s College and beyond! Registration for USMC events is available on the St. Mike’s website or through the @ustmikesstudents Instagram page. 

U of T-wide events 

Event: The Multi-Faith Centre Welcome Walk 

Where: Cumberland House, 33 St. George Street 

When: September 27th from 11 am – 12:30 pm 

Interested in learning more about resources that support your emotional and spiritual wellbeing? Check out the Welcome Walk hosted by U of T’s Multi-Faith Centre! This is the perfect opportunity to learn about developing healthy habits and meet new people. Bonus: Hart House will be offering a 5-buck-lunch during this time, so be sure to get some delicious food for a great price! 

Event: Hart House Get Crafty! Workshops 

Where: 7 Hart House Circle, Room 1002

When: Every Thursday from 11 am – 1 pm 

Unleash your inner artist at Hart House’s drop-in craft sessions. It’s the perfect way to destress between classes and learn a new skill like papercraft, painting, or even sewing! Follow @harthousegetcrafty on Instagram for more updates. 

St. Mike’s Events 

Event: The Friends of Kelly Library Book Sale 

Where: Father Madden Hall, 100 St. Joseph Street 

When: September 28th – October 1st 

The Friends of Kelly Library Book Sale is back! Join us in Father Madden Hall to browse various books at great prices. All proceeds help support the Kelly Library to provide better resources to the St. Mike’s community. 

Event: Michaelmas 

Where: St. Michael’s College, Elmsley Place 

When: September 29th from 11 am – 3 pm 

Michaelmas is an annual tradition for our college in which we celebrate the Feast of St. Michael. There will be free food trucks and opportunities to engage with SMC staff and students, so be sure to stop by for endless fun! 

Event: SMCSU’s Welcome Back Social  

When: September 29th at 8 pm 

Where: Firkin on Bay, 1075 Bay Street 

Join SMCSU for their first pub night of the year! Spend your Friday night with friends and making memories in a relaxed setting. Students who attend must bring valid government ID. 

St. Mike’s Wellness Studio Classes 

Event: Boxing

When: Every Tuesday from 4 pm – 6 pm

Where: St. Mike’s Wellness Studio 

Have you been wanting to learn how to box, but haven’t known how to start? St. Mike’s offers weekly boxing classes for students of all skill levels. Classes will include technical training, strength and conditioning, and lessons in knowledge about the sport. 

Event: Budo-Tiajustu

When: 12 pm – 1 pm Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; 5 pm – 8 pm Mondays; 5 pm – 9 pm Thursdays 

Where: St. Mike’s Wellness Studio 

Budo-tiajutsu is a form of martial arts that focuses mainly on training methods for self-defence and the defence of others. Emphasising personal growth and psychological development, students will work to develop their ability to defend themselves, while also engaging in lessons of respect for humanity and life. 

Event: Yoga

When: Every Wednesday from 4:15 pm – 5 pm 

Where: St. Mike’s Wellness Studio 

Join St. Mike’s for beginner-friendly yoga classes facilitated by graduate student Lisa Malinowski. Come take a break from studying and become reinvigorated to complete your assignments through flowing exercises aimed to improve flexibility and breath work. 

Event: Dance 

When: Thursdays (bi-weekly) from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm 

Where: St. Mike’s Wellness Studio 

Come get your groove on! Join USMC students Kavya and Giovanna and get moving through weekly dance. Classes will explore various styles, music, and energy, so there is bound to be something for dancers of all backgrounds. 

Event: Gospel Sharing

When: Every Thursday at 3 pm 

Where: St. Mike’s Wellness Studio 

Bring your favourite beverage and a Bible and join St. Mike’s Director of Campus Ministry, Sonal Costelino to engage in prayer and reflection on passages from the Gospel. Each session will use passages from Sunday’s Gospels. 

Event: Knitting & Crocheting 

When: Every Thursday at 8 pm 

Where: St. Mike’s Wellness Studio

Learn how to knit or crochet just in time for the winter season! Classes will provide students with the skills and techniques to knit and/or crochet any project of their choosing, including scarves, blankets, and sweaters. Students of any skill level are welcome to join, even complete beginners!