"Music for Haiti" with Innis students and registrar and others on Monday, June 3, 2013
You are cordially invited to an exciting concert featuring members of the University of Toronto Faculty and Arts and Science community (students, staff and faculty). All proceeds go to Doctors without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) for medical relief work in Haiti. Please join us in what promises to be a very enjoyable concert. READ MORE
"Midnight's Children" with Award Winning Director and Screenwriter, Deepa Mehta on Friday, May 31, 2013
Innis College and the Cinema Studies Institute Present the screening of Midnight's Children with Deepa Mehta on Friday, May 31, 2013. A discussion and Q&A will follow the film. The event is FREE. READ MORE
USP Community Development Panel Discussion
Urban Studies Program recently hosted a panel discussion on the theme of community development with alumnus Anthony Fernando, Gillian Mason and Heaher Ann Kaldeway. READ MORE
Talking about Cities: An Undergraduate Conference
The Urban Studies Program at Innis College and the University of Toronto Libraries are sponsoring a day-long showcase of undergraduate research on March 22, 2013. Taking place at the Blackburn Room, Robarts Library, the Conference will be a lively day of panel discussions covering all aspects of cities – history, geography, economics, design, environment, policy, planning and more. To learn more about the conference, CLICK HERE
USP Alumnus Profile - James Thoem
James Thoem tells us a bit about his life after university and his most recent work with the No Casino Toronto campaign. READ MORE
Devouring Images Symposium
CSI faculty members, Meghan Sutherland and James Leo Cahill, organize symposium exploring what the methods and objects of cinema and media studies may offer to the study of food. READ MORE
CSI Alumnus Profile – Peter Kuplowsky
Cinema Studies graduate, Peter Kuplowsky is an aspiring filmmaker, working to marry his passion of video gaming and new media with film at TIFF Nexus. READ MORE
CSI Alumna Profile – Alicia Fletcher
CSI Masters’ program graduate Alicia Fletcher and how her quest to preserve film led her to launch an exciting new initiative called Silent Sundays. READ MORE
Brett Hendrie – 2012 Arbor Award Recipient
Innis College and the Cinema Studies Institute are proud to announce that Mr. Brett Hendrie was the recipient of the 2012 Arbor Award. Recipients were recognized at a special ceremony held at the President’s official residence at 93 Highland Avenue. READ MORE
Urban Studies Program Student Profile – Reiner Kravis
Find out more about USP student, Reiner Kravis, his passion for public transit and his pursuit of childhood wonder. READ MORE
Urban Studies Program Alumna Profile – Tiffany Vong
Former USP student, Tiffany Vong (HBA 2009), and her post-graduation path from UofT to CivicAction (formerly the Toronto Summit Alliance). READ MORE
Urban Studies Program Student Profile – Taylor Surman
Mature student Taylor Surman tells us how a love of cities drove her to return to school. READ MORE
Backpack to Briefcase at Town Hall
Cinema Studies alumnus, Paul Kapsos (BA 1992, MBA 1999), recently returned to Innis College to speak to students and alumni on his wide ranging experiences at UofT. As part of the Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) series, co-hosted by the Cinema Studies Institute and the Departments of History, English and Political Science, Mr. Kapsos discussed his UofT education and his career path, offering valuable advice on how to remain engaged and involved in the University community. READ MORE
Student Profile: Brad Doner
Brad Doner, a mature student currently completing a double major in Urban Studies and Human Geography at Innis College, is a self-described Post-Punk Renaissance Man. READ MORE
Student Profile: Lily Choi
Innis College student Lily Choi shares her experiences as an exceptionally active and engaged Innis College student. READ MORE
Alumni Profile: Q & A with Fan Li
Former Innis College student, Fan Li (HBA 2009 INNIS) is in his first year at Harvard Law following adventures at home and abroad. READ MORE
Innis College Launches Innis One Program, “The Creative City”
Toronto-oriented Seminars Bringing Together the College’s Three Specialties: Cinema Studies, Urban Studies and Writing and Rhetoric.
Launched in the fall of 2012, Innis One (“The Creative City”) is a unique program designed to encourage first-year students to develop their creative and critical capacities by exploring the dynamism of the urban environment. READ MORE
2012 Arbor Award Recipients
Innis College is proud to announce that Mrs. Norma Wiens, Mr. Frank Jones, Mr. Ira Levy and Mr. Brett Hendrie have all been selected as 2012 Arbor Award recipients. READ MORE
Innis College Hosts Queer Spirits! Film Festival Toronto
In conjunction with the Multifaith Centre at the University of Toronto, Innis College is hosting Queer Spirits! Film Festival featuring four highly charged films exploring faith, sexuality, gender, religion and culture.
Deepa Mehta’s acclaimed feature on women in love in India, “Fire”, will round out the festival on February 27 at 7 pm in the Innis Town Hall. READ MORE
Matching Program for the Town Hall Revitalization Project
Principal Janet Paterson is very pleased to announce that as of January 2013, all donations to the Town Hall Revitalization Project will be matched dollar for dollar by Innis College. This exciting development will bring the College closer to its goal of $3.2 million to revitalize Town Hall as it is renovated to modern standards. Principal Paterson notes, “With this matching program, we can look forward to a renovated Town Hall which will significantly contribute to our students’ learning experience and to the community at large.”
To learn more about the Town Hall Revitalization Project, CLICK HERE
New transcript to record extracurricular involvement: University of Toronto’s Co-Curricular Record
U of T has announced an exciting new initiative that will help students find involvement opportunities on campus, connect their co-curricular activities to the competencies that they have developed, and have them validated on an official institutional document.
Over the past year, staff, faculty and students have already provided valuable input into the Co-Curricular Record (CCR) during more than 100 consultations on the three campuses. READ MORE
Congratulations Amy Daye
Innis College is pleased to announce that alumna Amy Daye (HBA Innis 2004) has been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award in the category of Best Visual Effects for her work on Titanic (Global TV; Shaw Media). READ MORE
Edwin Boyd: bank robber, war veteran, family man
Edwin Boyd Citizen Gangster, the first feature film of alumni Nathan Morlando (BA 1992 VIC) and Allison Black (HBA 1998 NEW –Cinema Studies) received The Skyy Vodka Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and opens across North America later this month. Read MORE
Principal Janet Paterson Participates in International Women's Day Panel.
The U of T event was organized by the status of women with panellists Principal Janet Paterson (Innis College), Dean Sandy Smith (Forestry), Dean Sioban Nelson (Nursing), and Dean Julia O’Sullivan (OISE). Read More
Q&A with William Walker
William Walker has just completed his undergraduate education as a Cinema Studies Institute student and will be furthering his education when he begins his MA in Cinema Studies this Fall at Innis College, U of T. He is the recipient of multiple scholarships including the Mark and Lorraine Weisdorf Scholarship, the Nathan Taylor Scholarship, and the 2012 Atom Egoyan Cinema Studies Scholarship. Read more.
Q&A with Innis Student Trevor Wang
Trevor Wang is a third year international student who is majoring in Cinema Studies at Innis College. Learn more about Trevor's experiences at Innis College.
Alumnus Peter Knegt Heralded as "Canada's New Gay Voice".
Peter Knegt (HBA 2006) has recently returned to the University as an advisory board member for the Centre of Sexuality and Diversity Studies and recently wrote a history of the Canadian queer rights movement for Fernwood Publishing’s About Canada series. Published this past September, Queer Rights explores how Canada has become one of the most progressive countries in the world for queer rights and how far we have to go. Read More.
Profile on Innis Alumna: Lydia Pilch
Lydia Pilch is one of the up and coming young associates at Goldman Sloan Nash and Haber LLP, a well-respected corporate and commercial law firm in Toronto. Called to the Ontario Bar in 2006, Lydia's practice focuses in the areas of corporate/commercial, real estate/leasing, information technology law, and she also acts as the firm's Chief Privacy Officer. Read More.
Twelfth Night In Theatres
Twelfth Night (the film) premieres in theatres on March 10, 2012. Read More.
Torontoist editor Hamutal Dotan (HBA INNIS 2001) seeks out storis from the underground. Read More.
Director Deepa Mehta at Innis College
On Tuesday, November 1, 2011, Innis College and the Cinema Studies Institute hosted "An Evening with Deepa Mehta" for alumni,friends, students, and the wider community. Dr. Mehta, who received an honorary degree from U of T on November 7th, shared clips from her current project, "Midnight's Children". READ
Innis College Launches Town Hall Capital Campaign.
More than 150 alumni, donors, students, faculty and staff kicked off the transformation of Innis College’s Town Hall on Oct. 16, 2011. Principal Janet Paterson announced a $3.2 million fundraising goal for the Town Hall renovation and was pleased to say that the College has already committed $250,000 with the hope that all Innis stakeholders participate in the campaign. READ MORE
Top Canadian Screenwriters in the Classroom
Since its very first offering in 2005, the Universal Studios Canada Screenwriter-in-Residence Program has been one of the most popular classes among Cinema Studies students. Read More.
Recent Publications From CSI Faculty
New publications from Professor Charlie Keil, Director of the Cinema Studies Institute, and Cinema Studies Professor Angelica Fenner hit bookselves. READ MORE.
Urban Studies Student Union (URSSU) Hosts Panel Discussion: Let's Talk Toronto.
On November 14th, URSSU hosted a panel discussion focussed on a variety of issues in Toronto. Read More.
Question and Answer with Urban Studies Alumnus Anthony Fernando
Urban Studies alumnus Anthony Fernando recently started a non-profit consulting firm called inTo Consulting. Read More.
Urban Studies Student Profile: Erin Kang
Fourth-year USP student Erin Kang is currently interning at the Centre for Social Innovation assisting mainly with the 2012 opening of a third location in Regent Park. She was also recently appointed Editor of their bi-monthly newsletter. Learn more.
Q&A with Cinema Studies Student Cathryn Hostick
Cathryn Hostick is currently enrolled in the Cinema Studies Institute at Innis College. Read about her program experiences and her internship at Walt Disney Canada.
Q&A with Cinema Studies Alumna Jing Jing Chang.
Professor Chang recently joined the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty as an Assistant Professor. Read More
Graduating Student Profile: Zannah Matson
Zannah Matson is selected as U of T’s 2011 John H. Moss Scholar -the highest leadership honour offered to an undergraduate student. Read More
2011 Arbor Award Recipients Announced.
Innis College is proud to announce that Ms. Julia Deans, Mrs. Terry G. Harris, Ms. Pat MacKay, and the late Mr. D'Arcy McGee have all been selected as 2011 Arbor Award recipients. Learn more about the contributions of our 2011 recipients.
From the MTV studios to the Maasai Mara.
Jessi Cruickshank (HBA 2004 INNIS) is giving back through 'Fashion with Love'. Read More
Innis alumnus Dr. Stanley Zlotkin combats childhood vitamin deficiency. Read More.
Q&A with Eddy Moretti, Chief Creative Officer of VICE Media.
As Chief Creative Officer, Moretti oversees all content produced by Vice’s various channels and divisions including Vice Magazine, and the web video channel VBS.TV. Read More.
Q&A with Patrick Adler, Research Associate, Martin Prosperity Institute
Urban Studies alumnus Patrick Adler talks about his work at the Rotman School's Martin Prosperity Institute, his experiences as an Urban Studies student, and offers advice to current students. Read More.
Q&A with Alison Chan, a 2009 Urban Studies graduate.
Chan works at the Centre for Community Learning & Development and coordinates the management of the Regent Park Centre of Learning. Learn More.
Alumni Profile: Jeff MacOsei (HBA 2009)
MacOsei shares his experiences working in Ghana with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly. Learn More.
Fostering Tomorrow's Top Leaders.
Seven Innis College graduating students are awarded with the prestigious U of T Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards. Read More
Making a Difference In The Lives of Students.
Longtime friend and donor, Mrs. Terry G Harris, donates $20,000 to Innis College in support of two key projects. Read more.
Q&A with Sumaiya Naveen Sajjad (HBA 2006 Innis).
Sumaiya shares her experiences working at the Aga Khan Agency of Microfinance in Egypt, and her most recent experiences in Cairo with the revolts and demonstrations. Read More.
Q&A with Michael Zryd (HBA 1986 Innis). Read More.
60 Seconds with Cass Enright (BA 1998 Innis).
The founder of the Golden Tap Awards is hopped up on Ontario’s specialty breweries. Read More.
Barney's Version on the Road from the Venice Film Festival to TIFF to the San Sebastian Film Festival to Innis College. Read More.
Student Profile: Zexi Wang
Trying to find your niche in the University community? Zexi Wang, a fourth year double-major in Anthropology and Peace and Conflict studies has some good advice: “Find your passion, keep an open mind, and collaborate!” Zexi has since taken this mantra to heart. Read More.
MBNA Extends Support for Innis College Student-Alumni Programs. Read More.
Innis Alumna Wins King and John Redevelopment Contest. Read More.
Win Tickets to Toronto Film Society. Learn More.
Win Tickets to Toronto Silent Film Festival. Learn More.
Win Tickets to Toronto Japanese Short Film Festival. Learn More.
Innis alumnus Jim Shedden (BA 1996 INNIS) is appointed Manager of Publications and Special Projects at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Read More.
Tim Worgan is Appointed Dean of Students and Residence. Read More.
Congratulations to Innis College's Gordon Cressy Award recipients.
Seven outstanding Innis College students have been recognized for their leadership, and honoured with a 2010 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award. Learn more about the recipients.
Innis alumnus Jesse Wente (HBA 1996 INNIS) is named Head of Film Programmes at TIFF Bell Lightbox
Student Luncheon with Inspirational Innisian Larry Wasser.
A group of past recipients of the Wasser Achievement Awards and the Wasser Leadership Scholarships returned to campus to enjoy an intimate lunch with Mr. Larry Wasser, Innis alumnus (HBA 1978) and donor. Read More.
University of Toronto Alumni Mastercard Funds Student Research.
Thanks to the support of alumni who have signed up for the U of T Affinity Mastercard, Innis College was able to help fund a student’s travel to Germany to conduct physics research with a University Professor. Read More.
Co-Creator and Executive Producer of Gossip Girl Visits Innis College.
Innis College alumna Stephanie Savage (BA 1990) is graciously welcomed back to Innis. Read More.
Atom Egoyan on Chloe, U of T, and Cinema Studies.
U of T alumnus and Innis College benefactor and friend Atom Egoyan interviewed by PopMatters Contributing Editor Matt Mazur. Egoyan talks about directing Chloe, and about his connection with U of T, the Cinema Studies Institute, and the importance of a continuing education in cinema studies. Read the article.
Investing in Our Future :
A generous gift of $25,000 from Mark Weisdorf (BCom 1979 INNIS) and Lorraine Bell will provide much needed scholarship support for Innis College students. Matched by the Ontario government’s OTSS matching program, the Weisdorf Family donation will create an endowment of $50,000. Read more.
The City as Laboratory:
Urban Studies students do volunteer work as part of the program's first year course. Read more.
Innis Residence -In the business of proposals?
Aaron Small (BASc 2000) knew he was going to marry girlfriend Diana Stefanescu (HBSc INNIS 2004)shortly after they started dating, but it took him 5 ½ years to think of the perfect proposal. Read more.
Dining Etiquette 101.
A group of graduating students and young alumni gather at an event hosted by the Innis Alumni Network designed to help them improve their table manners, and their social and networking skills. Read More
Writer Tony Pi
(Cinema Studies Graduate Program Assistant) draws on his Chinese heritage to create a magical alternate history. Read More
Arbor Award Recipients
Ann Atkins, Jim Dunn, and Atom Egoyan are recognized for their outstanding contribution to Innis College and our students. Read More
September 23, 2009: Innis College Admission and Leadership Awards Ceremony.
Alumnus Jared Bland, Managing Editor of the Walrus Magazine, delivered a clever and inspiring keynote speech to a room full of the College’s brightest and most promising students. Read Jared's Speech
Exploring the Backyard: Defining Ourselves Through Experiences With Aboriginal Culture.
Garbage Man in Cannes: A Cinema Studies Student's Escapades at the World's Most Prestigious Film Festival.
Motivating the Next Generation of Innis Leaders.
Innis alumna Jessi Cruickshank speaks at New Student Welcome Day. Read More
Innis College Class of 2009 graduates.
From Toronto to A’quila: A Unique Experience For Political Science Specialist Masashi Crete-Nishihata.
Alumnus Dr. Stanley Zlotkin to speak to BSc students as part of the Principal's Luncheon Series.
Students Helping Students: Innis Students Support Student Refugee Program.
Berlin: The Birthplace of German Cinema.
Cinema Studies student Katrina Lagace shares her impressions of Berlin and Innis College’s study abroad course, “Berlin: Cinema, City, Memory.” Read More
Screen Saver: Film savvy helped Brett Hendrie land one of Hot Docs’ top jobs.
Read feature interview with Innis alumnus Brett Hendrie (Innis 2001), Managing Director, Hot Docs.
Atom Egoyan donates $50,000 to the Cinema Studies Institute in support of scholarships.
Academy award nominee visits the Cinema Studies Institute.
As part of the Cinema Studies Institute’s Universal Screenwriter-in-Residence program, students and faculty enjoyed a special day-long visit from award winning screenwriter Timothy Sexton. Read More
Student leadership at its best.
Five Innis College graduating students are awarded with the prestigious U of T Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards. Read More
Innis College students for change
Two Innis College students run for University of Toronto Student Union Elections. Read More
Dinner with Twelve Strangers. Bon Appétit!
Saima Khan, a first-year Innis College student studying Life Sciences, writes about Dinner with Twelve Strangers, a new program inviting local alumni to host dinners in their homes for students, faculty and fellow alumni. Read More
Read feature interview with Innis alumna Jessi Cruickshank, host of MTV's The Hills After Show.