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St. Michael’s College presents a unique student orientation event

September 7, 2010

TORONTO, ON – St. Michael’s Col­lege is putting on a spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tion dur­ing ori­en­ta­tion week in an effort to help new stu­dents adjust to uni­ver­si­ty life.

The pre­sen­ta­tion, called “UniS­mart: The Live Sur­vival Guide to Uni­ver­si­ty,” is a 75-minute inter­ac­tive show that cov­ers a wide range of sub­jects of impor­tance to stu­dents, such as: diver­si­ty, iso­la­tion and shy­ness, mak­ing friends, study habits, cul­ture shock, drugs, alco­hol, loud music, drink spik­ing and stay­ing safe.

Stu­dents from St. Michael’s Col­lege and Trin­i­ty Col­lege will be attend­ing the event, to be held at Con­vo­ca­tion Hall on Sep­tem­ber 10, 2010.

The pre­sen­ta­tion is deliv­ered by a New Zealand-based com­pa­ny called The Ideas Agency Ltd. and is mak­ing its North Amer­i­can debut at UofT. Known for its inno­v­a­tive and inter­ac­tive approach – the com­pa­ny recruits street buskers as pre­sen­ters – UniS­mart has received high praise from stu­dents and fac­ul­ty when deliv­ered in the Unit­ed King­dom and oth­er coun­tries around the world.

“UniS­mart was rec­om­mend­ed by a col­league in the UK who loved the fact that they tack­led seri­ous sub­jects in a fun and dynam­ic for­mat that appealed to stu­dents,” says Duane Ren­dle, Dean of Stu­dents at St. Michael’s Col­lege. “My col­league was so effu­sive in her praise for UniS­mart that I decid­ed to see whether they’d be will­ing to expand their oper­a­tion into North Amer­i­ca and come to St. Mike’s.”


WHAT: Ori­en­ta­tion pre­sen­ta­tion “UniS­mart: The Live Sur­vival Guide to Uni­ver­si­ty”

WHEN: 11:15 a.m., Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 10, 2010

WHERE: Con­vo­ca­tion Hall, King’s Col­lege Cir­cle, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to


For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact:

Duane Ren­dle
Dean of Stu­dents
Saint Michael’s Col­lege
Phone: 416–926-2264