That moment you’re looking for an adult and you realize you are the adult.
— Everyone
Brought to you by your Leaving Class 2020 peers, the Parents’ Organization and the Board of Stewards, join a never-before-seen UCC program, The Blues Degree. From April 27 to May 22, sign up for a variety of sessions designed to set you up for success for your life beyond UCC: from personal finance, taxes and cooking lessons, to leadership skills, negotiation and an exclusive opportunity to earn a certificate from one of Canada’s top business schools. In other words, learn how to adult with an engaging program, designed by Year 12s, for the Year 12s. 

  • Learn how to life: Get ready for life beyond UCC! On Mondays learn all the skills and life hacks you need for life beyond Lonsdale Avenue. Lessons on everything from cooking to how to stretch your first year budget.
  • Fast Forward: On Tuesdays get a chance to prepare for your future. Audit a university course, learn from industry experts, earn a certificate from Ivey Business School by developing leadership, marketing, negotiation and financial skills. An exceptional opportunity to tap into the expertise at Ivey and learn things that will be essential no matter what career path you choose.
  • First-Year Survival Guide: In preparing for your next steps in the fall, check out University Prep Wednesdays. Recent alumni will share their post-UCC experiences, answer questions and offer valuable tips on managing university life. Morning sessions feature general themes of navigating life at school while afternoons are university-specific.
  • Speaker Series: Join some of Toronto’s most prominent leaders at our Speaker Series Thursdays for presentations and Q&As. Speakers include Mark Shapiro, President of the Blue Jays, Jordan Banks, President of Rogers Sports and Media and many more.
  • Fridays are For the Grads: Join your fellow grads for student-led trivia games, showcases and connections. Want to know more, just ask Troy. Fridays culminate in our Leaving Class Event on May 22. Mark it in pen and come join your advisers and teachers to celebrate you, share memories and temporary goodbyes
The Blues Degree provides a unique opportunity of a certificate course from one of Canada’s top leadership schools -  the Ivey Academy, part of the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western U. Modules include Personal Finance, Working in Teams, Leadership, Influence & Persuasion, and Communications. Make sure to sign up!

Service Projects

Students have created two great service opportunities for you to engage in during this month. We strongly encourage you to sign up for one of these. 

Pan(demic) Pals:
Participate in our student-run initiative, comprised of leaders from UCC, Bayview Glen, Bishop Strachan School, and other schools across the GTA, to connect seniors in retirement homes with student volunteers. The goal is to create meaningful connections that make social isolation easier for our seniors. As a volunteer, it would be a requirement that you call or email your senior a minimum of once per week. Options for those who want to make more of a commitment are available in design, marketing and operations. Email Shaan Hooey to sign up. 

Prep Peer Tutoring  
Join our student-run initiative to serve our brothers at the Prep in their online learning. Y12s can sign up as tutors and, every Monday from 2 to 3 p.m., work with a tutee. Because classes are still going on in the Prep, tutors are essential to providing supplementary one-on-one support to ensure that our younger brothers are best prepared for next year. Email Shaan Hooey or Alex Dreger to sign up. 
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