The Office of Student Services has overall responsibility for the administration of all academic programs.
Student Services personnel advise students on non-academic program matters, Faculty of Information and School of Graduate Studies (SGS) regulations and procedures, and verify that degree requirements are met.
We offer a full range of services for students who wish to enrich their U of T experience, or who require assistance in their educational, career, and personal pursuits.
You are encouraged to consult with Student Services’ staff for any questions you may have about studying at the Faculty of Information.
OFFICE OF STUDENT SERVICES
Room 211, Bissell Building
Writing Support & Learning Services
A broad spectrum of writing resources and services including topic specific guides and tipsheets can be found here.
SGS specific writing centre and ELL supports including thesis writing intensive programs.
Academic skills and learning programming and services including workshops, one on one consultations, peer mentoring.
Career and Graduate Professional Skills
We offer an in-house Careers Officer, customized iSkills workshops, and personal advising to current students.
Career planning, searching and preparation programming and supports.
Certificates, workshops and other programming focused on professional skills development, transcript notation for completed program.
Teaching development and job training for all graduate students and/or teaching assistants including workshops, certificate programming, events.
Accessibility and Accommodation
Mental Health – Resources for You
In order to receive academic accommodations for the Fall 2019 term, complete intake packages must be submitted by July 17, 2019. Find out more about registering with Accessibility Services.
- Contact: Crisis line: 416-929-5200, Referral line: 416-929-9897 (24 Hours, 7 days a week)
Faculty of Information list on Personal Advising
Faculty of Information list on Where to Go for Program-related and Other Questions
Life @ UofT – Blog
Off Course On Campus Town Hall Series – CBC Videos with Counsellors and Students
Health and Wellness
Health and wellness services, programming and supports including medical appointments, counselling, peer support, health and wellness campaigns.
The Faculty of Information Student Services Office can assist students with any difficulties they may encounter in their personal, financial, or academic lives.
Student Services staff will meet with you, discuss your issues, and if necessary, direct you to appropriate professional services available at the St. George campus of the University of Toronto. U of T offers its students a wide range of services to help support them in achieving their personal and academic best. Take advantage of what we have to offer!
Health & Wellness offers a wide range of services to U of T students, including those that can help students to cope with the psychological and emotional challenges that can arise in university life. They are located in the Koffler Student Services Centre.
In addition to selected Health & Wellness services described below, this office has developed a online kit of tools and resources called iCope, puts out a student health newsletter, and works towards achieving a healthy campus.
This department provides the same services as a family doctor’s office, including disability documentation, smoking cessation, birth control, and more.
Grief Talking Circles are comprised of men and women with mixed types of loss. Specifically suited
for students who have experienced the death of a grandparent, parent spouse/partner or close friend. See the list of 2013-14 grief circle dates and times.
Health Promotion & Education Programs
These programs actively support the health and well-being of University of Toronto students. The office also works towards integrating health into the culture, processes and policies of the university, and fostering a health-positive campus culture.
Learning Skills Services
A team of dedicated professionals helps students to develop the skills, strategies and competencies needed for academic success. They also offer workshops to help students overcome learning barriers. For example, workshops targeted to graduate students include: Stress Management: What to Do When Everything is Going Wrong; Perfectionism; Write Fright; and, Motivation for Grad Students. Signing up for courses is an online procedure. The ASC is located in the Koffler Student Services Centre.
Counsellors are available for consultation on a drop-in basis.
Other U of T resources
Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office
Community Safety Office
Family Care Centre
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Resources & Programs
Safety Abroad Office
Sexual Education & Peer Counselling Centre
Sexual Harassment Office
Stress Management Tools
Student Advising for International Students
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Resources
Student Life and Experience
Conflict resolution and dispute prevention, workshops and consultations, peer advisors.
Supports, events, community and services for aboriginal students.
Programming and supports related to family care including pregnancy, childcare and eldercare.
Innovative education, programming, resources and advocacy on sexual and gender diversity for students.
Services and programming for international students and domestic students studying or researching abroad.
Peer Mentoring @ iSchool
Are you wondering what to expect at the iSchool? Do you have questions about life as a student or living in Toronto? Wondering where you can get an informed perspective on the whole iSchool experience?
By joining the Peer Mentoring @ iSchool program, you’ll be able to network with like-minded fellow students and ask questions about classes, student life, food trucks, or anything else that might interest you!
No matter what your interests are, we’ll try our best to match with other iSchool student(s) who will partner with you to make the most out of your time and experience here!
Please consider joining the Peer Mentoring @ iSchool Facebook group for the latest updates and upcoming mentorship events.
Send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
YOUR 2019-20 PEER MENTORSHIP COORDINATORS:
JOSHUA SHUM is a second-year MI, Library and Information Science student. He has a BA in Interdisciplinary Social Science, and is interested in information policy, information behaviour, social equity, and information ethics. Joshua is a content developer and administrator for an online database where he works with organizations to facilitate the information needs of new immigrants to Canada. He is also an aircraft and locomotive enthusiast, and enjoys gaming, reading, or travelling, whenever he finds the time. As a Peer Mentoring @ iSchool Coordinator, he hopes to promote a mutually beneficial community within the Faculty of Information between every individual, regardless of level of study or occupation.
SABRYNA EKSTEIN is a second year candidate in the Master of Museum Studies (MMSt) program. She has a BA in English and American Studies from the University of Toronto. Her interests include community accessibility, local histories and theatre. When she’s not in the library or at a barre class you can find her reading or writing somewhere that serves cold brew, craft beer, and/or hot tea. She hopes to one day grow a successful vegetable garden full of butternut squash.
MIMI CHEUNG is a second-year iSchool student in the Library and Information Science concentration. She is also a TALint student at the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library and the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library, where she works on social media and website management, and outreach and operational support. Mimi enjoys nature, travel, and explore around in the city. She had a great mentor when she started the MI program, and she hopes that she can help the incoming students too this year.
SYDNEY STYPE is a third-year Combined Degree Program student in Museum Studies and Library and Information Science. She hails from Columbus, Ohio and has a Bachelor of Science in Sports Industry from The Ohio State University. Sydney is the Administrator and Collections Assistant at the Hockey Hall of Fame Resource Centre. She is also the MISC-MUSSA liaison and is a member of the iSchool Book Club. Hockey is her passion, and she finds any way to incorporate it into her studies. She has played field hockey for 14 years and loves running, Broadway shows, and all things Disney.
Keep your passwords, devices, and online identity safe while you study with us. Please review the University of Toronto’s information security education and awareness campaign today.
Meet & Greet Resources
Congratulations on your offer of admission for Fall 2019! We are excited to welcome you to the Faculty of Information.
Below are some helpful resources from the Meet & Greet event that took place on April 6, 2019:
- If you choose an MI concentration(s), it WILL appear on your final transcript when you graduate; it will NOT appear on your diploma.
- A maximum of two concentrations is allowed; however, it is strongly advised that students choose only one concentration. Students choosing to do two concentrations may encounter scheduling difficulties. You can enrol in courses from all concentrations as an elective, no matter what concentration you choose.
- The attached course sequences are based on last years timetable; this is only to give you an idea of what your required courses are and when they are typically offered. The timetable does not usually change very much; nonetheless, you will receive an updated sequence once the 2019-20 timetable has been finalized.
- For a list of required courses for the new Human Centred Data Science Concentration, please look under the ‘Concentration Requirements’ tab on the website.