Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you're new at UofT or in your final year of international relations, the IRSociety is here for you! Here's a list of frequently asked questions. If you have any other comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to email the Co-Presidents at copresidents@irsociety.ca

Q: How do I become a member of the IRSociety?

A: If you are an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, St. George, and are planning to study or are studying international relations, you are automatically a member of the IRSociety. As a member, you are entitled to attend events, apply to become part of the executive, get involved with the journal, be part of the mentorship program, have access to our resources, submit an event idea, and have our executive advocate on your behalf on academic-related matters. If you do not fit in this category, you are still more than welcome to attend our events!

Q: How do I get involved with the IRSociety?

A: Thanks for your interest! Depending on the level of which you wish to be engaged, the IRSociety has an opportunity for you!

1. Sign up for the listserv found on the homepage to hear about upcoming events!

2. Sign up for our mentorship program (check “opportunities” on our website)

3. Have an event idea? Fill out our Submit an Event section under "Opportunities" and we can help set it up!

4. Check out our journal (The Attaché) where you can submit your academic essays or apply to become an editor.

5. Come to our events and sign up for receptions with speakers.

6. Apply to become an IRSociety Trustee. (More information on these new positions will be released in September 2015).

Q: How do I involved with the mentorship program?

A: Email Nadim Dabbous: n.dabbous@irsociety.ca for more info. If you are a professional in international relations and would like to assist in the program, please email Nathan to set up a meeting.

Q: If I am not in international relations, can I still come to the events?

A: Of course! While part of the IRSociety’s role is to represent International Relations students at UofT, its role in hosting academic and mentorship events is to engage UofT and the greater community with International Relations topics and issues. We often host interdisciplinary events and look forward to seeing unique faces and hearing unique voices.

Q: How do I meet fellow IR students?

A: Great question! The IR program is a great community to meet friends and enhance your undergrad. Come join us at academic and mentorship events, at our socials and on our annual trip to Ottawa! If you have any questions email the exec any time at copresidents@irsociety.ca

Q: I’ve got an idea for an IRSociety event. What should I do?

A: Great! While most of the events are planned by the executive and the department, you can put forward ideas and help out too! If you have an idea please email the Co-Presidents at copresidents@irsociety.ca or fill out this event idea form here.

Q: I have a question about enrolling in IR and courses. Who should I speak to?

A: You have come to the right place! The IRSociety is to help IR students and provide guidance. If you would like to hear about the program and courses from us please email copresidents@irsociety.ca or come up to one of us at our events. Stay tuned as well for Mentorship events that will cover the basics of enrolling and succeeded in the program. It is also advisable to message the IR Department directly for more indepth academic and personal questions about the program.

Q: There are some things which I think the IRsociety should differently, who should I talk to to facilitate that change?

A: The IR Society is here to represent students to the department, and we are here to advocate on your behalf. Please email us directly at copresidents@irsociety.ca and we will carry your concerns to the department.