Life at MITT: More than Hands-On Training

Originally posted: August 17, 2017

Life at MITT: More than Hands-On Training

MITT is pleased to welcome students to campus for a new fall session. As you prepare for a busy but rewarding academic experience, we also want to remind you to make the most of life on campus at MITT by taking advantage of the many activities and campus spaces MITT provides for you to relax, socialize and get to know your classmates.

Balance work and wellness

Taking a break from classes and study time is very important for keeping a good school-life balance. Throughout the year you will find:

  • Weekly times for playing organized sports (soccer, basketball and volleyball)
  • Equipment for rent for playing soccer and cricket
  • Dog therapy sessions (yes, we get to pet some dogs every now and then!)
  • Food giveaways (soup, samosa, pizza, cookies, etc.)

Stay in the loop on Current events

The Current is the monthly student newsletter at MITT where you will find events, sports, stories, and activities happening on campus and around Winnipeg.  Student content (ideas, announcement, etc.) is welcome. Watch for The Current in your email at the beginning of each month. Email thecurrent@mitt.ca if you have something you’d like to share.

Get to know Manitoba

The Settle > Adapt > Integrate (SAI) workshops are designed to support International Students in their transition to life in Canada. These sessions touch on practical issues for living, studying, and working in Winnipeg.
Examples of previous SAI workshops include:

  • Winter is coming! – Dressing for winter and winter activities
  • Preparing for summer – Top 10 things to do in Winnipeg this summer
  • Building a network and obtaining Canadian Experience
  • Friendships and Relationships in Canada
  • Top 10 tips to get hired in Canada
  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program Session
  • Applying for a Co-Op Work Permit

Meet, greet, enjoy a treat: FIKA

FIKA is a Swedish concept that involves coffee, sweet treats, and socializing. FIKA cannot be experienced alone, it is a social thing! At MITT, FIKA is the time at the end of day programs and before evening programs where students meet for some coffee, cookies, and great conversations. This is a great way to make new friends or meeting up with others in a friendly and social atmosphere. Come and join us for FIKA on Thursdays from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Watch campus monitors for locations.

Get involved in campus life: volunteer opportunities

Gaining experience outside of the classroom is just as important as your formal studies. MITT offers students the opportunity to volunteer on and off campus at different events. Students participating in the MITT Volunteer program receive a monthly summary of volunteering opportunities. The program is based on an hour tracking system that offers different levels of recognition. The more you volunteer, the better the perks!

Email volunteer@mitt.ca for detailed information about the program.

Celebrate cultural diversity at MITT

Folk & Tell is a student group for those who are interested in cultural traditions and their meanings. The group meets once a month and organizes monthly Folk & Tell Immersion Days where members of a cultural group share their traditions and knowledge with the MITT community. Folk & Tell also organizes Mini Folklorama – an annual showcase of the diverse cultures present at MITT, typically held in late March. Folk & Tell is open to all students as MITT is a place where global and local cultures converge and build bridges. For more information contact studentlife@mitt.ca.

MITT’s Indigenous Student’s Club (ISC) is located in the Aazhogan Aboriginal Student Centre and is open to all students who wish to participate in Indigenous cultural events, Mini Folklorama, and share similar experiences while attending MITT.

For more information contact ryan.bruyere@mitt.ca.

MITT’s Women In Trades and Technology (WITT) group meets regularly throughout the year to provide opportunities for women in trades and technology at MITT to connect. WITT activities include meetings and professional development opportunities with guest speakers and groups relevant to women

entering careers in the trades/technology sectors. WITT is a great way to for women at MITT to network and gain workplace skills relevant to their chosen professions.

For more information contact marnie.groeneveld@mitt.ca.

Students are encouraged to form groups to facilitate events and activities that enhance the student experience. If you are interested in starting a group, email volunteer@mitt.ca to get more information.

Decompress and socialize: student spaces

Aazhogan Aboriginal Student Centre

The Aazhogan Aboriginal Student Centre in the Henlow building is MITT’s on-campus meeting place for First Nations, Inuit, and Metis students. The Centre is a smudge-friendly zone and a place to find support, study, or spend time and socializing with friends and classmates.

Student Success Centre

The MITT Student Success Centre is located at the center of the Henlow building and provides students access to computers, printing, and a quiet study area. The Student Success Centre is also where students can access Student Advisors, Career Services, and Clinical Services staff.

Student Relaxation Zone

Across the hall from the Student Success Centre is MITT’s Student Relaxation Zone. This is a dedicated space for students to socialize, play foosball, watch television, or simply relax and meet with their friends.

Café 130 @ Henlow
Enjoy the daily delights served up by Chef Sachin, chat with classmates or simply chill out in MITT’s main cafeteria space.

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