Past SLP Presents...


SLP Presents: Re-Imagining the Student Life Professionals Organization through Design Thinking

Wednesday September 27, 2017 2pm-4pm

Main Activity Hall, 2nd floor Koffler House 569 Spadina Crescent

We invite you to join us and the Innovation Hub in our exciting “welcome back” event! Members will learn about staff and faculty needs in a completely unique framework, and work through a Design Thinking methodology to help explore how SLP can better meet these needs.

  • Feedback and Recommendations from our SLP Summer Member Survey
  • Insights from the Innovation Hub’s conversations with faculty and staff
  • The Development of a new SLP structure to support a more diverse community of practice at U of T
  • Our intention to use Design Thinking as a way of Reimagining SLP and initiatives in the future
  • Opportunities to network with individuals across the university while sharing ideas and best practices

This event will be followed by an ice cream social!


Implementing Recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in Student Life
March 22, 2016 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Main Activity Hall, 2nd floor Koffler House 569 Spadina Crescent

 The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada released its Final Report in December 2015. Within the report are 94 Calls to Action, or recommendations; many of which are directly related to higher education. Join the U of T Student Life Professional network as we welcome Jonathan Hamilton-Diabo, Co-Chair of U of T’s TRC Steering Committee, to articulate the TRC’s Final Report and share its recommendations as they pertain to supporting student life. This session is intended to begin a conversation on implementing the recommendations and how to work collaboratively to create genuine and dynamic change for all students, faculty, and staff at U of T.


SLP Presents... The Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC)
Wednesday, April 8,2015 10:00am-12:00pm
TPASC Facility, 875 Morningside Ave – directions to the room will be indicated in the lobby

At the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), we are excited to be an integral part of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.  UTSC welcomes our SLP colleagues to join us for an exciting session at our new TPASC facility. You will have the chance to learn about the strategic planning, development and execution that goes into being a part of this legacy. This session will provide participants the opportunity to hear from UTSC’s Director of Athletics and Student Recreation, along with touring the facility. The final portion of our session, will include a panel of Student Affairs professionals to speak about the collaborations between Athletics and other departments at UTSC to foster an environment of student health, wellbeing and success. We will also include the student perspective on how they have used their co-curricular involvement with the department to pursue their educational, professional and personal aspirations.   

SLP Presents: The Mental Health Framework
Thurs March 5, 2015 10am-12pm
Main Activity Hall, 2nd floor of the Multifaith Center in Koffler House at 569 Spadina Ave

As student life professionals and student service providers we understand the impacts of mental health and the challenges that our students face.  Join us as Janine Robb, Executive Director, Health and Wellness, University of Toronto, presents the recently released Mental Health Framework, to better understand impact for all student life professionals across the institution.  This presentation will be followed by guided discussion on how we can bring the Framework’s recommendations into our functional areas, work collaboratively, and better support students we work with.  Examples of current initiatives will also be presented.

SLP Presents: National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) – U of T is Listening
Weds Feb 25th, 2015 10am-12pm
Main Activity Hall, 2nd floor of the Multifaith Center in Koffler House at 569 Spadina Ave

Last February and March, all first- and senior- year undergraduate students at U of T were asked to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). This is the fifth time U of T has participated in NSSE, a survey now used by all Ontario universities and Canadian peer universities to measure the quality of undergraduate education. And the results are in! Join us for our February SLP Presents to learn how we’re doing as an institution, and to consider the various ways we can use this tri-campus data to shape the work that we do across the institution as Student Life Professionals.

The Value of the Degree: Looking at Employability for University Graduates
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 10:00am-12:00pm
Blackburn Room, 4th Floor, Robarts Library

There has been a lot of debate recently in the media, with policy makers, and the general public about the value of the university degree and employment outcomes for university graduates. 

For this session, Cecilia Brain, Senior Policy Analyst at the Council of Ontario Universities will present recent data that demonstrates a university education does lead to a lifetime of positive employment outcomes and long-term success. We will then have the opportunity to engage in roundtable discussion related to a selection of areas of ‘employment enrichment’ taking place across the University of Toronto. There will be roundtable contributors from the following departments:

Career Exploration, Career Exploration Programs,
Experiential Learning, Internships & Career Development, Munk School of Global Affairs
Entrepreneurship, The Hatchery
International Experiences,  Centre for International Experience
Student Groups,  Life Sciences Career Development Society
Experiential learning through Alumni Connections, Partners in Leadership Alumni Mentorship Program, UTSC

SLP Presents: What the @#$% are you doing? Creating Purposeful Programming
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10-12pm (we have the space booked from 9am-1pm)
The Coop, Brennan Hall, St. Michael's College Campus 


Bring your programming initiatives (new or old) and discover how to develop an assessment plan to ensure that you are meeting your objectives and goals. Melinda Scott, Dean of Students at University Colege will lead a step-by-step workshop on developing an assessment programs for initiatives from start to finish. This workshop will be followed by round table discussions on Student Voice Assessment tools and focus groups led by Adam Kuhn, Assistant Director in the Office of Student Life and Tricia Kenderline, Communication Coordinator in the Office of Student Life.

SLP Presents: Connections & Collaborations
Thurs Sept 11, 2014 10am-12pm
Main Activity Hall, 3rd Floor of the Multi-faith Center

The Student Life Professionals Group is evolving and broadening our membership! Welcome to a new year, in which we will collaborate across all divisions to achieve our common goal of expanding our capacity to better support students at U of T. At this session you will have the chance to connect with leaders at U of T around hot topics in higher education, such as community engaged learning, mental health, assessment, staff-faculty collaborations, equity and more.  This will also be your chance to learn about the evolution of SLP and the future of our network.  If you are a returning SLP member, we ask that you bring a new staff person to help broaden our network and strengthen our connections at this event. Those who bring  a new SLP member will have their business card entered into a draw for a chance to win a prize! The session will also include a resource sharing table where you can share current resources and promotional items or showcase past programming successes. Start this year with new knowledge and productive connections across the University with SLP Presents: Connections & Collaborations.