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U of T Bring Our Children to Work Day
Thursday May 2, 2019
8:10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


8:10 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.

Registration (sign-in) Medical Sciences Building Auditorium (MS 2158) Lobby
Note that registration will close at 8:50 a.m., so please arrive early.  No food will be available.  A small snack will be given to the children during their tour.


8:50am – 9:00am

Move U Break with Camp U of T


9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome Remarks Prof. Heather Boon, Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Guest Speaker – Marcel Danesi, Professor of Semiotics and Linguistic Anthropology, University of Toronto

Title: "Riddles and What They Mean"

What are riddles and why do we respond to them so naturally? This talk will look at what riddles are, using a number of classic examples from childhood literature, and what they tell us about language, the mind, and even the origin of human cultures. There is no culture without riddle traditions and many of these are very similar. Some classic riddles are recycled in current children's literature, from the Hobbit to the Harry Potter stories. These will be discussed in a question-and-answer dialogue with the audience.

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. - Tour groups depart for their tours.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Departmental Tours

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. - Departmental Tours return to Medical Sciences Building Auditorium.

Parents must pick-up their children from this location.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch – Hart House, New College Wilson Hall Dining Room, or Faculty Club. Children eat for FREE; parents pay $10 please, and must PRE-REGISTER.  (Vegetarian option is available.)

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Job Shadowing
Accompany your parents to work!  All children are expected to job shadow with their parent/guardian at their workplace in the afternoon unless there are particular health and safety concerns associated with the parent’s/guardian’s work environment. Please read over the Health and Safety Guidelines for clarification.