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Month: May 2016

2016-2017 Executive Applications

That’s it folks! Thanks and good luck to all who applied!

The 2015-2016 term is drawing to a close, and with that comes executive application time! Interested in improving your community in an unique and meaningful way? Apply today!

General Executive Responsibilities (1 year terms) 

  • Term starts in July 2016 and ends August 2017
  • Training starts in July 2016
  • Meeting attendance is EXTREMELY important! All executive team members are expected to attend all of the meetings for their role unless a valid reason is given.
  • All executive members must be residing in the Greater Toronto Area and must be able to attend meetings in person.

Without further ado, here are the positions available for this year.

Applications Closed
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Do you know what it means to go 100%?

“You f*ckin tryhard!”

I hate it when people use that term. It’s less than they’re calling me one, and more of their tone. When someone calls you a tryhard it sounds like they’re accusing and they’re mad at you for working hard, like it’s some disease they don’t want to catch. I just don’t understand it.

If I had to guess, I think that on the inside, everyone just wants to be successful at life. They want to get the grades, to win the race, be chosen for the scholarship or university. Of course, everyone has their own definition of success, but at the end of the day, there’s always someplace we want to be.

To get there, you will need to try…hard. Read more

How “Stranger Danger” is Making You Miss Out

That guy who just smiled at you is dangerous. The cashier who asks how your day went is going to kidnap you if you tell him. It’s no coincidence that the person walking behind you is going to the same place, they’re following you. We have to stay away from strangers.

We all have a deep-rooted suspicion of strangers. Those unfamiliar adults who approach us, ask a question, or who smile and say “Good morning!”? They set off the alarms in our head.

So we try and end the conversation as quickly as possible. Just smile politely, avoid eye contact, and keep on walking. No need to spend time talking to someone you don’t know.

But here’s the thing. When we cut off the conversation, when we walk away, we miss out on valuable advice, rare opportunities, even lasting friendships. Strangers can make your day, give you perspective, and even change your life. So why do we avoid them? Where does it start? Read more

I Want to go Backpacking, 3 Reasons Why You Should Too

Backpacking. Taking a gap year. Travelling to foreign countries. DON’T DO IT!

You don’t have time to do that stuff. I mean you gotta study to get into university, go to university, get a job, keep your job. Priorities right?  There’s going to be plenty of time to travel once you’re 35, sitting in an office cubicle, and eating Fibre-1 bars as you wonder where it all went wrong.

Well, we’re students, and even though it feels like you’re managing 20 things at once, now is when we have the most time on our hands. As my coach put it once, it doesn’t get any easier as you get older. You have to start paying the bills, managing your vacation days, and start taking care of your family. Right now, we get two months in the summer all to ourselves.

So what do you think of when I say the word “travelling”. Are you sitting in a resort? Drinking pina coladas? Getting tans (and tan lines)? As great as that sounds, I think travelling can be just a little bit more than an opportunity to fill up your Instagram with artsy photos. Read more

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