Around Campus: Feb. 3-9


First Thursdays takes place on Feb. 6 at the Art Gallery of Ontario. (Bryan Sparrow/Ryersonian Staff)

For the Rye local:

Engage your mind and your belly tonight at the Ram in the Rye’s Trivia Night. Bring your friends and challenge them to a fun game of PubStumpers, the campus quiz game that covers a variety of topics from Olympic history to Juno Award winners of the recent past. Festivities begin at 7 p.m.

For those with writer’s block:

Struggling to get a start on your essay? Join the Writing Centre’s discussion on effective approaches for term paper writing on Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. or Thursday from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Both presentations take place in LIB 272-B.

For the artistically inclined:

This Tuesday’s instalment of the CONVERGE Lecture Series features Israeli artist Sigalit Landau’s presentation, “The Work of a Bridge Maker”. Register here to secure your free admission and hear Landau speak about an array of environmental and political concerns that inspire her video work. Starting at 7 p.m., the presentation will be held in room 307 in the School of Image Arts.

For the chronically late:

Believe it or not good grades, regular sleep and a social life are all attainable goals for post-secondary students. The secret is time management. If you’re not too busy, come learn the dos and don’ts of organizing your week in LIB 386C from 12-1 p.m. Wednesday.

For the foodie:

Two words: free samples. Join the Community Food Room as it brings you The Foodies Fair in SCC 115 from 12-4 p.m. on Feb. 5. Don’t miss your chance to participate in some fun demos and learn about local organizations and sustainability.

For the gallery guys and girls:

On Feb. 6, the AGO brings you another edition of First Thursdays. This 19-plus event only happens once a month and includes surprise performances, discussions and drinks. Past events have included art classes, a presentation by Toronto-born artist Petra Collins and performances by Canadian bands like Doldrums and Fucked Up.  For more info and advanced $12 tickets click here.

For the spirituality seeker:

Take some time out of your week and seek calmness at the World’s Biggest Bookstore. Starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Reiki Master Stephanie Norwich will be giving a free workshop on the basics and benefits of Reiki healing. The Japanese practice focuses on stress reduction and relaxation administered through hands massages.

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