The Ontario Universities Fair has passed, but that doesn't mean your student event calendar should be empty for the remaining autumn season. UniversityHub has uncovered the top five Ontario-based events that students should attend this fall.
1. Student Life Expo - October 14 & 15 (Toronto)
The Student Life Expo is Canada's largest post-secondary education and lifestyle event. You'll be able to meet with universities and colleges across Canada (and abroad), speak with prospective employers, and win cool prizes. They're even giving away $5,000 towards your tuition if you register in advance. It's also held right smack dab in the heart of downtown Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
uHub Tip: Check out Quest University - which, we believe, is one of the most innovative educational institutions in the world.
2. TEDxYouth @ Toronto - November 13 (Toronto)
We've all heard of TED Talks, but did you know there's a TED-affiliated event held in Toronto for high school students? It's called TEDxYouth@Toronto and it's been running for several years now. The speakers this year look amazing, and the delegates sound even more impressive.
uHub Tip: Applications are closed, but reach out to them to see if you can volunteer.
3. HIVEX: Engage Conference - November 5 (Hamilton)
The HIVEX Conference is a hidden gem. It's an incredible event for students over 18 years of age to network, build skills, and learn from industry experts. Over 300 are planned to attend -- anyone from post-secondary students, to entrepreneurs, artists, and freelancers. It's a one-day event, but the schedule is jam-packed with intersting workshops, high-profile speakers, and other fun activities.
uHub Tip: There are a ton of workshops, so pick the ones that relate to your personal and professional goals
4. WE Day - Various Dates
WE Day is an annual youth empowerment event organized by WE Charity. The event takes place in several cities across Canada, the US., and the U.K. -- one of which is broadcasted live. The speakers at WE Day are out of this world, including the likes of Demi Lovato, Natalie Portman, and Sir Richard Branson. Participating in the event is free, but you must be currently attending a registered WE School -- institutions that pledge to support one local cause and one global cause each year. Visit here to learn more about registering your school.
uHub Tip: If you're not at a WE School, try becoming an event volunteer. Register here and get to experience the event behind-the-scenes.
5. University Open Houses - Various Dates
Open Houses, or what some universities call 'Fall Previews' are a great way to get a feel for your prospective universities to determine which are the best fit. You can try the food, see the residences, tour the campus, check out the athletic facilities, and speak to academic advisors. One of our users assembled a list of all the Open House dates for Ontario universities. Have a look for yourself.
uHub Tip: Ask if you can sit in on a lecture.
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University of New Brunswick's Lady Beaverbrook Residence One of the oldest residence buildings in Canada built in 1928, the Lady Beaverbrook Residence has 23 double rooms and 18 singles.
Queen's University's Adelaide Hall Opening its doors in 1952, Adelaide Hall, or “Addy," is the second oldest residence on campus and home to 115 female students at Queen's.
University of King's College's Alexandra Hall The largest resident building on campus, Alexandra Hall holds about 150 students. With four floors, the residence offers single and double rooms.
University of Alberta's Graduate Residence Home to the university's grad students, this residence offers studios and two-bedroom apartments.
University of Guelph's Johnston Hall Johnston Hall is a co-ed residence that offers double and triple rooms for 315 students.
McGill University's University Hall McGill's University Hall has 40 single and double rooms, housing 45 student during the school year. Leases last for eight months.
University of Waterloo's Mackenzie King Village Built in 2002, MKV offers suites with four single bedrooms and sessions for students on how to grocery shop, cook and clean on their own.
Acadia University's Seminary House One of the oldest university buildings in Canada (it was built in 1879), Seminary House is a co-ed residence with single and double rooms.
Quest University's North And South Villages This condo-style residence at Quest has two bedrooms in each unit. But our favourite part? That view!
University of British Columbia's Ponderosa Commons Sitting in Vancouver, Ponderosa Commons has 1,150 beds and is mainly for upper year students and graduate students.
University of Manitoba's Pembina Hall Opened in 2011 (the newest residence on campus) this high-rise has 360 single room units.
Dalhousie University's Shirreff Hall Home to 440 students during the school year at Dal U, Shirreff Hall has both single and double rooms.
University of Saskatchewan's Saskatchewan Hall Home to 588 students, the residence has four halls including co-ed, male-only and female-only residences.
York University's Pond Road Residence A priority is given to upper year York students at Pond Road, offering two-bedroom suites.
Bishop's University's Norton Hall Built in the 50s, Norton Hall offers traditional style single and double rooms.
Victoria College's Annesley Hall (At The University Of Toronto) Built in 1903, Annesley Hall hosts female students in single, double and triple rooms. The building is also a National Historic Site of Canada.
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