Beat the Midterm Blues

Written by: Vaiva Slapsys

Welcome back everyone!

September has come and gone, our first ever Fall reading week has passed, and now we find ourselves in mid-October, sandwiched between midterms.  Although there’s always lots to do, it’s important to take a break from our studies and our hard work from time to time and go enjoy ourselves!  Our brains and our bodies need a break, and here are some cool things you can do to destress and restore some energy.

  1. Winters College is hosting free yoga classes! Classes are in the Senior Common room, 021 Winters College. Classes are Mondays from 10:00-11:00am and Fridays 2:00pm-4:00pm.  Go revive and rejuvenate your body and mind!
  2. DIY Halloween crafts and costumes by Winters!  Get festive and spooky just in time for the big day!  Materials will be provided to help you bring your costume ideas to life. Pop in to get crafty, or just to hang out! Tuesday, October 23rd from 1:00pm-5:00pm in the Junior Common Room (012), Winters College.
  3. Toronto also has exciting news on the museum front. Ever since September 22nd, Toronto is now home to the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto. With student pricing listed at $5.00., this is a great place to check out and get inspired!  Check out what’s going on here:


  4. If you’re into seeing live theatre, TOnight has a way to get $5 tickets as a student. Download their app and go onto the Hiptix page to see what professional shows you can see at an extremely discounted rate.
  5. The Toronto Cinesphere at Ontario Place is screening iconic films on weekends over the next few months, transforming classic movies into an experience unlike any other.  Starting with Back to the Future this weekend and next, films like Ghostbusters, Blade Runner, and Die Hard will be played, too! Find a full list of films, as well as buy tickets, here: result for toronto cinesphere
  6. imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival is happening this weekend until October the 21st.  imagineNATIVE is the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous screen content, supporting Indigenous artists and boasting excellence and impact on even larger festivals such as TIFF and Hot Docs.  With many events — some of them free — it’s easy to get involved and become a part of the initiative. The events are not only limited to this weekend: they go on all year long!  Learn more about the Festival imagineNATIVE at
  7. Art Toronto is happening October 26-29: Canada’s international contemporary and modern art fair.  With a speaker series, a free West-End Gallery Hop, and countless exhibiting galleries from around the world, there’s no better place to check out some great contemporary art!  Find more information here: Toronto

So go out and have some fun this fall before the cold really sets in!