Upcoming events

    • July 29, 2017
    • Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto M3C 1K1

           The First Iranian-Canadian Women's Leadership Conference


    Dear SUTA Associate

    We are delighted to announce that Tirgan and Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) in affiliation with Mohandes, Sharif University of Technology Association (SUTA), Iranian Women of Ontario Organization (IWOO), Shabeh Jomeh and Karafarin Canada  are organizing the first Canadian Leadership Conference on July 29th, 2017 with a focus on women with Iranian origins and will be IAWF’s first international conference. 

    The First Iranian-Canadian Women's Leadership Conference

    Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 8:30 AM

    Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto M3C 1K1


    • Anousheh Ansari (The first, and only, Iranian Astronaut; Co-Founder of Prodea Systems and Telecom Technologies)
    • Maryam Ghiai (VP of Corporate Technology, TD Bank)
    • Honorable Judge Shahla Sabet (The first Iranian Judge in the U.S)
    • Azar Nafisi (Author and Professor of English Literature)
    • Neda Nobari (Founder and President of the Neda Nobari Foundation)
    • Ferial Govashiri (Assistant to President Obama)
    • Rudi Bakhtiar (Journalist, Reuters News Agency, previously CNN)
    • Nazie Eftekhari (Founder of HealthEZ and The Araz Group)
    • Foojan Zein (Speaker, Author, Psychotherapist, Life and Executive coach)
    • Linda Bernardi (Founder and CEO of StraTerra Partners)

    Discounted tickets:

    We offer discounted tickets for SUTA members for a limited time.  

    Established as a non-profit organization in 2012, the IAWF aims to empower and inspire Iranian women of all ages and career paths through its Women’s Leadership Conferences and other programs such as Circle of Visionaries, Youth Leadership Conference, Connect Series, and Mentorship program. 

    Over the past five years, IAWF has hosted sold-out conferences in various cities across the United States, including Washington D.C, San Diego, San Francisco, Beverly Hills, New York City, and Orange County. We are delighted to be bringing this Leadership Conference to Canada for the first time and are hoping for a grand success to enable a continued initiative.

    Please like us on Facebook to stay up to date and get more information about the program schedule and our speakers. 

    Please see which of your friends are attending on FB event: FB.com/events/257482608047546/

    If you are willing to learn more about our sponsorship program, please contact Mahboob at mahboob@bolandi.ca.

    Link to purchase conference tickets: iawftoronto.eventbrite.ca

    Best regards,
    SUTA- Toronto Chapter

    • August 05, 2017
    • August 07, 2017
    • RiverRun rafting resort, Renfrew, Ontario
    Dear Members, 
    SUTA is
     proud to announce they have organized another exciting event, a 2-day 3-night Camping and Water Rafting trip on Ottawa River with optional side trips to Bon Echo provincial park, Bonnechere caves and Ottawa

    We will drive to the resort on Saturday and will camp for the night, will raft Sunday morning and camp for the second night. It is also possible to camp with the group (with the meal package) without taking the rafting trip. There is also an optional visit to the Bon Echo provincial park ($20 per car, http://www.ontarioparks.com/park/bonecho) on the way to the resort on Saturday and another side trip to Bonnechere caves ($17 per person,http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/near the resort Sunday afternoon after the rafting trip. Interested people can also join us to drive to Ottawa on Monday for an optional city visit with a tour of the parliament building. Others can stay at the resort and enjoy the resort facility (beach volleyball, basketball, canoe, kayak, sandy beach, ...). Those who join on the Ottawa tour will also have lunch in Ottawa area on Sunday and may visit a museum there if we get enough time before heading back to Toronto
    Time: Saturday, August 5th to Monday, August 7th, 2017
    Location: RiverRun rafting resort, RenfrewOntario
    Carpooling: 8 am at Finch TTC passenger pickup at North-West corner of Yonge and Bishop. 
    (If you need a ride or can give rides to people in your car please contact the event coordinator.)
    The package (Weekend - High Adventure) at RiverRun resort:
    - Package includes a full river rafting trip in a 12-passenger raft on Sunday (August 6th), 2 nights of camping, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner and a resort day to enjoy as you please (beach volleyball, basketball, swimming, Canoeing, Kayaking, ...).
    - Anyone rafting in a 12 passenger raft must be minimum 13 years of age and 90 lbs.
    - It's possible to hang out with the group, camp and don't raft. You have to buy the non-participant package which includes the meal package.
    - We will have waterproof camera to take picture while on the river. We will provide all the digital pictures and the Video of the rafting sold by the resort on the river for every person buying the High-Adventure resort package.
    - You can bring along your camping gear with you, however tents are available for rent at the resort (if available and booked ahead of time) at $25-$30 a night for 2-people tent (it will be cheaper to buy a tent rather than renting though). We can try to find you space in our tents as well.
    Cost estimate:
    Everybody has to pay for the package ahead of time by cash or cheque or through e-mail money transfer. No seat is booked before we receive the payment.
    1- Resort Weekend – High Adventure Rafting: Discounted price is $220 per person (tax and resort fee included). Package includes a full river high adventure rafting trip in a 12-passenger raft, 2 nights of camping, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner and a resort day to enjoy as you please. It includes video and photos of the trip.
    2- Non-participant package for two nights of camping and 4 meals. Resort fee charge plus 13% HST is included. Total price will be $140.
    3- Carpooling: If you are not providing your own means of transportation, you have to pay $60 directly to the driver who provides the ride to you.It will be a 1,100 km long trip (return trip including all side trips). We will organize for 4 or 5 passengers in a car depending how big the car is. 
    Note: Full Camping & Rafting (High Adventure Resort) package is discounted but the discount does not apply to the non participant package. Full Camping & Rafting package includes the extra benefits such as rafting, waterproof camera photos, resort and side trip photos, video of the rafting trip and a DVD package containing all the photos and videos.
    Note: Carpooling cost is extra to the package cost and is paid directly to the drivers giving ride. 
    Registration process:
    Please be advised that the spots fill very fast at the resort, so you have to register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Usually they are fully booked two weeks before the rafting day, and sometimes three week before.
    We have booked a 12-passenger raft and are registering the first 12 people, and will book more spots as we get more people registered. We expect to close the registration by mid July or as soon as the resort runs out of spots.
    To register, please call 416-826-7814 or e-mail morteza_tehrani@yahoo.com to arrange for the payment. You can mail a cheque, pay in person or pay through e-mail money transfer. 
    Cancellation policy:
    Due to the fact that we have to pay for the package 4 weeks before the event, the only way to cancel is to find a replacement for your spot. We will try to find someone for you but it's not guarantee. You probably have to find a replacement yourself. 
    What to bring along (recommended by the resort) 
    Rafting Essentials: 
        * Footwear that does not easily slip off, such as aqua shoes, strap-on sport sandals or running shoes, with rubber soles
        * Swimwear or nylon shorts, something that dries quickly and does not hold water (cotton is not recommended)
        * If you must wear eye or sun glasses use strap retainers (there is no guarantee your glasses will stay on)
        * Wetsuits can be rented before safety briefing; $15 for two pieces, $10 for half suit
        * Wetsuits are at no extra charge for children 6 - 15 (subject to availability) on the family trip
        * Please note: No flip-flops or crocs will be allowed for rafting 
        * Young children get cold easily - Bring warm sweater or fleece (no cotton)
        * Sunscreen, hat, insect repellent (especially in spring), flashlight
        * Towel, personal items, change of clothing and footwear
        * Cold weather: thermal socks, wind resistant jacket and pants, fleece wear or sweatshirts
        * Accommodations (cabins): all accommodations have mattresses, however, some accommodations require guests to bring bedding and pillows, please ask for details at time of booking
        * Accommodations (cabins) are in addition to trip and package prices
        * Camping: tent, ground sheet, sleeping bag, pillow, camping mattress 
    Things you need to know 
        * Washroom and shower facilities are located close to campgrounds
        * Personal campfires are not permitted; guests may enjoy bonfire area in lower campground, or Pavilion
        * Pets; must be on leash at all times, and guests with pets may reserve space in Pet Haven campground
        * Resort Accommodations; Check-in 4:00 pm and check-out is10:00 am or before rafting
        * LondonHouse Inn guests; Check-in 4:00 pm and check-out is11:00 am or before rafting
        * LondonHouse Spa; we encourage our guests to book in advance
        * Please note: There is a security deposit required by credit card upon registration for all accommodations 
        * Optional zip-lining and paintball games are available at extra cost. 
    Here is my short list of the things you might want to bring along: 
    1.      Tent, sleeping bag, extra clothing
    2.      Water, soft drink, juice
    3.      Non-perishable food or meat for BBQ if you plan to make food, munchies
    4.      Suntan lotion/sun screen, swimming suit, comfortable clothing, wet suit, wet-socks
    5.      Insect repellent and after bite
    6.      Personal items (tooth brush, tooth paste, floss, razor, shampoo, soap, …)
    Directions from Toronto:
    Approximate driving time: 4.5 hours...and worth every minute
    - Travel Hwy 401 or Hwy 7 to Hwy 41
    - Take Hwy 41 north to Eganville
    - Continue through Eganville to the traffic lights
    - Turn right at the lights (Hwy 60) which becomes County Rd 8. This will take you into Cobden
    - In Cobden, turn right onto Hwy 17
    - Make a left onto Foresters Falls Rd which is approximately 1 km away
    - Continue through Foresters Falls
    - Make a left at Grants Settlement Rd which is approximately 1 km outside of Foresters Falls
    - Turn left at Grants Settlement Rd, and follow the RiverRun signs to our resort 
    Travelling long distances and outdoor activities including (but not limited to) camping, water rafting, hiking on uneven trails, climbing, canoeing and swimming in open water involve risks of injury and/or loss/damage to properties. By participating in this event you waive and release any and all claims for yourself and people you bring to this event against the organizers of this event in conjunction with any injury, illness, or death, or loss or damage to property, which may directly or indirectly result from your participation in the event. You acknowledge that you will not receive any financial payment for any of the above and that your compensation is the opportunity to participate in the event and contribute to the activities of the event. You warrant that you are fit to participate in this event and your attendance in the event means that you admit the Agreement.

Past events

June 09, 2017 گردهمايی تابستانی و مجمع عمومی سالانه سوتای سوئد
June 19, 2016 "Father's Day Hiking" Organised by SUTA-Toronto
May 19, 2016 SUTA-Toronto Student Entrepreneurship Seminar: An Open Discussion
March 19, 2016 Nowruz 2016 Gala Organized by SUTA-Toronto in Affiliation with Mohandes and Fanni Ontario (SOLD OUT)
March 12, 2016 SUTA SC SUTA, Nowruz Gathering
March 04, 2016 SUTA DC Pre-Nowrooz Party
December 18, 2015 SUTA Toronto Chapter Yalda Night Celebration organized jointly with Mohandes and Fanni Ontario
November 29, 2015 SUTA-Toronto Annual General Meeting 2015
August 01, 2015 SUTA Toronto Chapter: Camping and Water Rafting Ottawa River
May 28, 2015 SUTA Toronto Chapter: next SUTA Toronto Board of directors
March 19, 2015 SUTA Toronto Chapter Nowruz Event
March 05, 2015 SUTA Montreal Chapter: Two businessmen on the bench
February 26, 2015 SUTA Toronto Chapter event on Data Science
January 15, 2015 SUTA Toronto Chapter event on "Basic Sciences in Emerging Technologies"
December 19, 2014 SUTA Toronto Chapter Yalda Night 2014
December 03, 2014 Mohandes event with Professor Fazlollah Reza
November 27, 2014 SUTA Toronto Chapter event with Dr. Reza Moridi
November 05, 2014 SUTA Montreal Chapter Opening Ceremony
October 30, 2014 SUTA Toronto Chapter Talk on "Congress of Vienna: How a master diplomat created 100 Years of peace in Europe after defeat of Napoleon" by Mr. Ali Rahmani
September 14, 2014 Washington DC End of Summer Family Potluck Picnic
September 07, 2014 Toronto Summer Family Picnic
August 04, 2014 Second-Round SUTA low-cost trip to Rome
August 04, 2014 SUTA low-cost trip to Rome
August 01, 2014 8th Global SUTA Reunion 2014
July 31, 2014 SUTA low-cost trip to Venice
July 24, 2014 Toronto Chapter Monthly Gathering: Thursday 24 July 2014
May 29, 2014 SUTA Toronto Chapter and ISW Talk on "Stars and planets formation ..." by Dr. Mohaddesseh Azimlu
May 24, 2014 SUTA Toronto Chapter is a sponsor of the talk at ROM: "Discovering Cyrus: The Persian Conqueror Astride the Ancient World" by Mr. Reza Zarghamee
March 16, 2014 SUTA Toronto Chapter Nowruz Event
February 26, 2014 SUTA Toronto Chapter Talk on "Breast & Prostate Cancer" by Dr. Manijeh Mohammadi and Mr. Bahman Nasiri
January 28, 2014 SUTA Toronto Chapter Talk on "Entrepreneurship: Why and Why not" by Mr. Behrang Ajam
December 19, 2013 SUTA Toronto Chapter Yalda Night
November 29, 2013 SUTA Toronto Chapter Cultural Event: visit of the Mesopotamia Exhibition at ROM
November 22, 2013 SUTA DC Chapter Social and Networking Event
October 22, 2013 SUTA Toronto Chapter Talk on "American Civil War and Abraham Lincoln" by Mr. Ali Rahmani
September 20, 2013 SUTA Toronto Chapter Special Event: Dr. Hojabri's presentation of his book "Upon Water & Fire"
September 15, 2013 SUTA's Southern California Chapter's gathering: Presentation by Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis entitled: Technological Creativity and Invention
August 18, 2013 Summer Family Picnic
August 02, 2013 SUTA Toronto Chapter Camping and Water Rafting Ottawa River
July 20, 2013 Invitation to Public Lecture by Dr. Firouz Naderi
June 27, 2013 SUTA Toronto Chapter Special Event: Talk on "3 degrees: A discussion on climate change" by Lee Norton
June 15, 2013 SUTA Toronto Chapter Cruise to 1000 Islands
June 15, 2013 SUTA Sweden Chapter Event
May 30, 2013 [Event postponed] SUTA Toronto Chapter Talk on "American Civil War and Abraham Lincoln" by Mr. Ali Rahmani
May 11, 2013 SUTA Washington Committee invites you to its first gathering at the University of Maryland
May 03, 2013 SUTA Ottawa Chapter's Networking Night
April 25, 2013 SUTA Toronto Chapter Special Event: Talk on "How Coatings Have Improved our Lives!" by Dr. Mostaghimi & Panel Discussion on Research in Canada/Ontario
April 21, 2013 The next Bi-monthly Meeting of the Southern California Chapter, April 21, 2013 from 2:30-5:30 PM
March 30, 2013 SUTA Vancouver Chapter Special Event: Entrepreneurship Panel
March 28, 2013 SUTA Toronto Chapter Nowruz Event
February 28, 2013 SUTA Toronto Chapter Bowling Night (canceled)
February 22, 2013 SUTA Ottawa Chapter Special Event: Reading Shahnameh with Professor Reza
January 24, 2013 SUTA Toronto Chapter Special Event: Talk on The New Frontier in Learning by Dr. Nivi
December 16, 2012 Southern California Chapter Bimonthly Networking Luncheon: Sunday December 16, 2012
November 29, 2012 Toronto Chapter Monthly Gathering: Thursday 29 November, 2012
November 02, 2012 Ottawa Chapter organizes "How to exploit our new ideas and put them to work for us?"
October 25, 2012 Toronto Chapter Monthly Gathering: Thursday 25 October, 2012
September 27, 2012 Toronto Chapter Monthly Gathering: Thursday 27 September, 2012
September 22, 2012 Social Mixer- SUTA Northern California Chapter, Saturday Sept. 22nd 2012, Azari Vineyards, Petaluma
March 29, 2012 Nowruz 1391 Event in Toronto
July 31, 2011 Summer 2011 Family Event: Potluck Picnic
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