Chaplains Picks, March 7, 2019

Sat, March 9 – Mindfulness for Academic Success, Half -Day Retreat 11 am – 3 pm , Multi-Faith Centre, Rm 208,   Participant in a half-day mindfulness retreat for academic success. Practice yoga, meditation, and learn mindful exercises to help you stay calm, resilient and focused. Suitable for beginners to practiced practitioners. Includes lunch! Please register at:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mindfulness-for-academic-success-an-on-campus-retreat-tickets-55349739561

Tues, March 12 – “Muslim Enough? Queer Enough?” Queer Muslims in Conversation
7 – 8:30pm, Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall, Second Floor, 569 Spadina Avenue
Share insight into everyday experiences of Queer Muslim communities in an open discussion of these intersecting identities.

Thurs, March 14 – Reclaiming Religion: Unreading Patriarchy 
6 – 8pm, Multi-Faith Centre
A dinner and open discussion with Dr. Asma Barlas and Dr. Jaspreet Kaur Bal on how women in faith traditions negotiate religion, spirituality, and patriarchy by reclaiming what they hold sacred. Please register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reclaiming-religion-unreading-patriarchy-tickets-56134254065

Thurs, March 14 – Secure the Bag: African Black Caribbean Social Capital3:30 – 7:00 pm, Wilson Hall, Room 1017, New College, 40 Willcocks Street  Registration required (includes Networking Reception Dinner limited to 80) at: https://clnx.utoronto.ca/stb.htm Facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/568788243639834/ “Secure the Bag” is colloquial, urban, Black terminology meaning the act of obtaining something of value, in this case, social capital towards a career.  African Black Caribbean students and recent alumni will connect with African Black Caribbean experts in their fields. This will be achieved through as many interactions as possible, to maximize information sharing and discussions.  This interactive event will augment student / alumni capacity to access real opportunities in this competitive job market.  

3:30 – 7:00 pm, Wilson Hall, Room 1017, New College, 40 Willcocks Street  Registration required (includes Networking Reception Dinner limited to 80) at: https://clnx.utoronto.ca/stb.htm Facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/568788243639834/ “Secure the Bag” is colloquial, urban, Black terminology meaning the act of obtaining something of value, in this case, social capital towards a career.  African Black Caribbean students and recent alumni will connect with African Black Caribbean experts in their fields. This will be achieved through as many interactions as possible, to maximize information sharing and discussions.  This interactive event will augment student / alumni capacity to access real opportunities in this competitive job market.  

Wed, March 20 – Body & Soul: Faith Perspectives on worry, stress and anxiety
6 – 8pm, Multi-Faith Centre
This workshop provides an opportunity for students to hear, share and discuss different views on how faith intersects with stress and feelings of worry and anxiety in an informative way while also focusing on everyday methods of relaxation. Please register https://faithandstress.eventbrite.com

Chaplains’ Picks, Jan 17, 2019

Thursdays, Jan 17 & 31 – Unsettling the Word Study Group @ U of T
6 pm, Divinity Common Room (North), Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Ave.
Join the Student Christian Movement in exploring Unsettling the Word, an anthology of “biblical experiments in decolonization.” No advance reading necessary, drop in anytime! Vegan and gluten-free snacks will be provided.

Tues, Jan 22 – Grief Support Sharing Circle 5:10-7:30 pm, Rm 418, Faculty of Social Work  Everyone grieves in their own unique way. When someone you love dies, you may feel angry, isolated, sad, guilty and lonely. The Grief Support Sharing Circle is an informal mutual support group for students who have experienced a death, as well as students experiencing anticipatory grief. Please RSVP: student.minister@utoronto.ca & laurie.coleman@utoronto.ca. Other dates for the term: Feb 26 and March 19.

Wed, Jan 23 – And God Said, “Let There Be Sex”
6 pm, OISE room 5280
A timely open discussion of faith and sex-ed. What have we been taught and what haven’t we been taught? In what ways has our sex education been influenced by colonialism, patriarchy, sexism, heterosexism and cissexism? Join in a conversation unpacking how we understand sex through our faith. By ROARS and the Centre for Women and Trans People at U of T.

Tues, Jan 24 – Unsettling the Word Study with Graduate Christian Fellowship
6 pm, Chaplaincy office, Wycliffe College (basement), 5 Hoskin Ave.
Come join SCM Canada secretary Peter Haresnape and members of the Graduate Christian Fellowship for a special discussion session on Unsettling the Word and solidarity with Indigenous liberation struggles. Dinner at 6 pm, discussion at 7.

Friday, Jan 25 – Qu(e)erying Religion Meeting
11 am – 1 pm in the Meeting Room on the 3rd floor, Multi-Faith Centre

Flexibility Fusion – A free drop-in fitness class for women only. Hart House, Thursdays from 12:10 – 1 pm.Taught by Sadaf Jamal, an Emmanuel College student.

Chaplains’ Picks, Nov 29, 2018

Tues, Dec 4 – A Celebration of Light in Different Religious Traditions
5:30-7:30, Multi-Faith Centre
Come engage around light in different faith-based traditions and make your own beeswax candles. Make a friend from a different tradition and enjoy a light kosher dinner together. Register at: multi.faith@utoronto.ca
 
Wed, Dec 5 – Knox College Advent Service
7:30 pm, Knox College Chapel
An Advent Service of readings and music. The 50-voice Toronto Beach Chorale will sing choral excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, accompanied by the magnificent organ in the Knox College Chapel. Freewill offering.
Thurs, Dec 6 -Calling all Dirty Computers

6-8 pm, WI 2008 Wilson Hall, New College 
De-stress and jam to Janelle Monae’s afro-futuristic visual album, Dirty Computer. Reflect with us on the film’s take on race, gender, sexuality, faith, and decolonization. The Multi-Faith Centre has generously offered us pizza, salad, and fizzy drinks for this event. Vegan and gluten-free options will be available. Sponsored by the Student Christian Movement, The Muslim Justice Collective, VUSAC Equity Commission and Qu(e)erying Religion. https://www.facebook.com/events/205801913634974/
  
Mon, Dec 10 – Annual Holiday Sale For Guatemala
10:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fleck Atrium, Rotman School of Management 
Featuring clothing and accessories from Asociación Maya de Desarrollo, Solola, Guatemala including handwoven scarves, jackets and ponchos; fairly traded coffee from the Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA), Guatemala; and jewelry from Casa Milagro, Guatemala. https://guatemalaschool.wordpress.com/2018/11/18/holiday-sale-for-guatemala/ The Rotman School Events team will also be selling all of their overstock books from events over the past year. Read more about the titles (including some signed by the authors) here <http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/ProfessionalDevelopment/Events/HolidaySale2018> .
 
Wed, Dec 12 – Chaplains’ Christmas Party
5-9 pm. Knox College
All are welcome (staff, students, friends, alumni) to join the ECUT chaplaincy as we celebrate the end-of-term as well as the Christmas season

In loving memory

It is with sadness and gratitude that we remember founding ECUT board member and long-time treasurer, Brian Malcolm. Brian’s signature on the official articles of corporation for the Ecumenical Chaplaincy at U of T helped to form and to shape the chaplaincy as we know it. On April 30, 2014, Brian received the ECUT Legacy Award in recognition of his ground-breaking contributions to campus ministry as visionary treasurer and faithful office holder with ECUT from 2001-2014. He was committed to the chaplaincy and understood its importance on the campus. He was a pleasure to work with – he always showed up to meetings on time, with a wonderful warm smile on his face, ready to do the work required to keep the chaplaincy going!
The funeral for Brian Malcolm will be held on December 7, 1:00 pm, at Eglinton St.George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations in his honour be made to the organizations he supported so faithfully: Evangel Hall Mission and The Ecumenical Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto.