Study Jam

On Wednesday November 18th, a study jam was held in the GSA office! It was a day where everyone was able to come, relax, and eat some delicious sweets from SanRemo and Serano bakeries as they took a break from studying for their midterms. Many members from the GSA came by to hang out, and the executives really enjoyed mingling with everyone and meeting new people! It was a good way to de-stress from the hectic midterm season and chat with new and old friends!

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Halloween Havoc

Greek students of SEF and friends came together on Friday, October 28th, to wreak HAVOC at Orchid Nightclub. From sexy to scary to Snapchat filters, the clever costumes were endless. The night was a fun success spent dancing to both Greek and English tunes courtesy of DJ Sokin.

Alex Menelaou Night

A night to remember! This Friday, September 30th, the Greek community came together to support our friend, Alex Menelaou, in a night filled with greek dancing, sing alongs, and memories to last a lifetime! Over 300 people came to support Alex and together we raised over $3,000!! We wish Alex all the best and were honoured to be a part of this amazing night for an amazing member of our community!

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Clubs Cup

The clubs cup is a tournament held amongst the different associations which have enough members to form a soccer team. The goal is to create a socializing environment for the students between and within the associations while at the same time enjoying a sport which can be at the same time a great form of exercise. The GSA competed but unfortunately didn’t manage to advance to the later stages of the tournament. However, it was a fun way to exercise and bond with other members.14516385_1329235627087953_1229513744813822899_n.jpg14601064_1329235717087944_4233406030994026331_n.jpg

General Meeting and Pub Night

On the 21st of September the GSA held their annual general meeting and pub night for all new and senior members who gathered to discuss the 2016-17 year for an overview of some GSA initiatives and upcoming events. The general meeting also served for a chance to meet our exec team and learn more about them and the GSA. Another function of this meeting was for students to run as directors for this year’s council. Candidates all provided a short speech and were elected by anonymous ballot voting.

Following the meeting, members headed to O’Grady’s pub, a local UofT bar for drinks and snacks. Pub night allowed for everyone to mingle and catch up with new and prior members. Karaoke was also the hit of the night with multiple members doing their best rendition of classic and new songs. Overall it was a great kick off for the start of the year and a fun night for all.

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The launch of the Hellenic language program

An exciting big step was taken by the Hellenic language student community of the University of Toronto and the Munk School of Global Affairs with the official launch of the Hellenic language program! A ceremony was held at the Munk School where speeches were made about the importance of this program and what its future at UofT looks like. The official signing of the agreement took place and the presentation of a cheque was also presented. A special thank you to the Hellenic Heritage Foundation for their support for this program and as students we look forward to taking many courses to further our love and knowledge of our Hellenism.

Indoor Clubs Cup 2016

On Saturday April 2nd, the GSA competed for the first time in UofT’s annual indoor soccer Clubs Cup. The team had a great showing, and despite all odds against them rallied to finish second place. The team got off to a rough start losing their first game 0-2 to UTICA and tying the Nigerians 0-0. With the luck of a coin flip the team was able to move on to the quarterfinals and pulled off a shocking 1-0 upset in a rematch with UTICA, sending the heavy favourites home early. In the semi-finals with no substitutes the GSA continued to defy the odds and defeated OLAS 2-1, making their way into the final round. Unfortunately, their run of good fortune ended when they played against the Egyptians in the finals. A tired squad put up a valiant effort but lost in a tight 3-2 battle. The GSA would like to thank everyone who came out and both supported and competed for the team. Hopefully next year we will be able to bring the trophy home!

Independence Day Parade 2016

On April 3rd, 2016 SEF Toronto participated in the parade held in celebration of Greek Independence Day. Although it was a rather chilly day, we had a great time and turnout, ending our day with a meal at Astoria on Danforth with the members of the HSAs at York and Ryerson. Thank you to everyone who came out to march in honour of 25η Μαρτίου!

For a complete photo gallery, please CLICK HERE.

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Elections 2016

The GSA held their annual executive elections from March 14th to March 18th. On Monday March 14th we held a debates night where all of the candidates were invited to discuss their policies and ideas for the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year. The results for the 2016-2017 executive council that were revealed on Friday March 18th are as follows:

President: Angelica Dimoulias
Vice-President Internal: Theoni Kapetaneas
Vice-President External: Georgina Hadjiyianni
Vice-President Public Relations: Dimitra Simtikidis
Vice-President Student Life: Joanna Michalopoulos
Treasurer: Thanasi Kipouros
Secretary General: Voula Giannoulis

We would like to thank everyone who ran for an executive position and voted!

Greek Week 2016

From March 14th to March 18th, the GSA hosted their annual “Greek Week”; a weeklong event consisting of many delicious activities that promote Hellenism and the association. Monday was our “Gyro Day” at Bahen, sponsored by Messini Authentic Gyro, an event that is loved by all our members, along with the hungry students of UofT! Our first day of Greek Week was concluded with a Debates Night, where all candidates in our executive council elections spoke and answered questions from our members. Tuesday’s festivities included a bake sale at Medci, where all proceeds went to support the Nea Genia performing group. The most anticipated event of the week, Wednesday’s event was the lamb roast! Drawing in a large crowd taking photos, videos and learning about this Greek tradition throughout the day, our execs roasted a lamb on the UTSU lawn; the lamb was later enjoyed by the members who came out. Winding down from the excitement of the Wednesday, our GSA hosted a Study Jam on Thursday, with many of our members vising our office throughout the day to study, prepare for tests and enjoy some yummy snacks! The final day of Greek Week, Friday, was the day for any members to cast their last minute election votes.

Overall, Greek week was a great success and was enjoyed by member and non-member alike. Congratulations to all who were elected for the 2016/2017 executive council and hope to see everyone at our 2017 Greek Week!

For a complete photo gallery, please CLICK HERE

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