The Student Initiative Fund (SIF) offers financial support to projects that enhance the student experience and foster a sense of community at the University of Toronto.
The mission of the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto is to provide the intellectual core for cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and teaching on Asia, a continent of great historical depth and cultural richness that comprises more than half of the world’s population and the second- and third-largest economies. Just as Asia’s growing international influence is dramatically transforming global affairs in the 21st century, the Asian Institute is transforming our understanding of this dynamic region.
The Centre for the Study of Korea was established in the fall of 2006 with the goal of promoting critical approaches to the research of Korea. The Centre also aims to develop pedagogical materials for teaching about Korea both in the university and to the public. The Centre welcomes participation from members of the university community as well as communities throughout the Greater Toronto Area. The National Conversation on Asia, initiated by Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, is a broad and inclusive initiative to get Canadians thinking and talking about what Asia means to Canada. It is supported by Asia-engaged individuals, companies and organizations across Canada.
The Dr. David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies aims to foster and disseminate knowledge about the Asia-Pacific. Toward this end the program is especially interested in sponsoring activities that bring the Asia-Pacific into global conversations about the most pressing issues we face in the contemporary world, while at the same time reflecting on the significance of the past for us today. Their wide range of activities includes public academic events, teaching programs, scholarships, and more. These are aimed to strengthen undergraduate and graduate education, to contribute to excellence in scholarship, to support student initiatives and leadership development, and to advance knowledge of the Asia-Pacific in the wider community. The Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation is ever concerned with the vitality of the Korean-Canadian community within Canada and at large. Celebrating the success of post-secondary students by awarding scholarships is just one way that the Foundation aims to foster the growth of leaders, inspire the next generation, cultivate philanthropy and volunteerism, and ultimately, to ensure the healthy and active participation of the Korean-Canadian community in Canada. The Foundation also provides bursaries to those in financial need and through its Student Development Committee, promotes the growth of young leaders through events such as career conferences, mentorship programs, internship opportunities and networking receptions.
The Department of History at the University of Toronto offers broadly diversified programs of study for undergraduate and graduate students alike. The study of History covers an inexhaustible range of topics, from the history of aboriginal societies, conquistadors, ethnicity, fascism, labour, psychiatry, patterns of settlement and migration, politics, the Renaissance, revolution, to rock ‘n’ roll, slavery, superstition, trade unions, women studies, and more. In studying History one develops strong communication skills, both written and oral, which are relevant to a great variety of careers. With emphasis on how to analyze issues, read critically, do productive research, delineate a case, and present evidence in support of the case, studying History equips one with both the skills and knowledge for an ever-changing workplace and society.
Woodsworth College is a thriving community of over 6,000 students. The College celebrates excellence in a collegial setting, and is committed to promoting accessibility and equity, while remaining faithful to its mission of providing “the best educational experience for a diverse student body that includes a large number of part-time and non-traditional students.”
The Hart House Good Ideas Fund help enhance student life in support for student-initiated experiential learning opportunities.
The Contemporary Asian Studies Student Union (formerly known as the Pan-Asia Student Society) is the undergraduate course union for the Contemporary Asian Studies program at the University of Toronto. CASSU was founded in 2010 by students in the Dr. David Chu Asia Pacific Studies program, and strives to strengthen students’ understanding towards contemporary Asia from a global perspective in a non-classroom setting.
Anthropology is concerned with human diversity and commonality over time and across geographical space. It is the broadest of the social sciences, stretching from the life sciences to the humanities. The Department of Anthropology was established in 1936 and its faculty has consistently included distinguished anthropologists of international renown. Members of the department conduct research on present and past human societies, cultural knowledge and practice, human health and nutrition, evolutionary antecedents of humans, and closely related species.
The Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto ranks among the world’s best. It provides an ideal setting for students and learners at all levels to engage with novel ideas, thorough scholarship and creative research in all of the discipline’s subfields, as well as in an array of interdisciplinary areas of inquiry. As a community of established and emerging scholars — teachers and students — the Department of Political Science are uniquely positioned to draw upon a Canadian perspective as well as the university’s intellectual buzz and the city’s cultural diversity, to address the most enduring questions of politics, locally and internationally.
The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga is transdisciplinary in its approach to learning and research. Established by the merging of Classics, Religion and History in January 2005, this department provides students with a globally-framed historical education that encompasses programs in Classical Civilization, Diaspora and Transnational Studies, History, History and Political Science, History of Religions and the Study of Women and Gender. Students completing these programs will attain a deep and critical historical comprehension of the interplay of classical civilization, world religions and historical societies.
Arirang Korea is the only Korean television program broadcast on OMNI Television. It is a news magazine style program for Korean speaking Canadians, each week offering the local community 30 first-run minutes of news, coverage of local events, feature interviews and other segments from a Korean-Canadian perspective.