Monthly Archives: January 2017

CLASSU Goings-on!

Be sure to check out the Events page to see what’s coming up (recently updated)!

1. Classics Department Merch Interest Survey

Are you mad that the U of T Bookstore doesn’t sell Classics Dept. merch? Let us know if you want to remedy that! If there’s enough interest, we’ll solve that problem! Click on this link to go to the form. Note that this is not going to ask for payment—we’re simply seeing whether there’s demand.

 2. CAC Greek Sight Translation Contest

If you’re interested in translating for fame and fortune (literal cash prizes), check out the Classical Association of Canada’s sight translation contests. Greek is Thursday (Thu 26 Jan) in LI 205 at 11:00. Click on the link above to see more details!

3. Backpacks to Briefcases (b2B)

Check out these opportunities! Click on the link to see the latest update!

4. Mediaeval Studies Undergraduate Society Conference

Check out our upstairs neighbours’ conference!

5. Congratulations to Professor Alison Keith

Yesterday, the appointment of Professor Alison Keith as Director of the Jackman Humanities Institute, for a five-year term, effective July 1, 2017, was announced. Professor Keith serves as the Classics Department’s Acting Chair for this year. Congratulations, Professor Keith!

B2b January Opportunities

From the B2b Co-ordinator:

Dear students,

The Faculty of Arts & Science invites you for more Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) events for the Winter term! Take part in b2B career skills workshops and connect with alumni at speed networking events, mentorship dinners, industry networking receptions, and the U of T Next Steps Conference.

Here are a few b2B events you can register for now: 

b2B Speed Networking – Social Sciences
Tuesday, January 24th (6-8pm)
Alumni from various Social Sciences departments will discuss their U of T education, the value of their degree, and their pursuit of successful careers. Over a series of 10-minute conversations with each group of alumni, you can broaden your connections and increase your exposure to career options. Complimentary food and refreshments will be served!

b2B Industry Night: Careers in Government, Social Justice, Not-for-Profit

b2B Industry Night: Careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Wednesday, February 15th (6-8pm)

Thinking about a career in government, social justice, not-for-profit, or STEM fields? Mix and mingle with alumni at this networking reception at Hart House. Make connections and speak with multiple alumni who graduated from the Faculty of Arts & Science and have gone on to pursue a career in government, social justice, not-for-profit, or STEM. Complimentary food and refreshments will be served!

Register for these b2B networking events at

NOTE: Full participation in the b2B program can be included on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR). This involves: attendance at one b2B Career Centre workshop, one student-alumni b2B networking event, and completion of a related b2B reflection activity. Your CCR is an official U of T document that lists approved activities/experiences that you’ve participated in outside the classroom.

We look forward to seeing you at upcoming b2B events – feel free to get in touch if you have questions about the program!


Carlo Siochi & Lara Roccatani

Alumni Relations Officers
Faculty of Arts and Science, Office of Advancement

University of Toronto
Rm 111, The Stewart Building

149 College Street | Toronto, ON | M5T 1P5 | Canada

p.s. Staying Connected through b2B
Learn how to stay connected to the alumni you’ve met at b2B events and through the b2B LinkedIn group. Hear how to grow your network and prepare/practice for informational interviews. Expand your understanding of where your degree could take you in the future. Register at

Wednesday, January 18th (2 – 4pm)

Friday, January 20th (10am – 12pm)