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, iSchool 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 iSchool.
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
- Contact: Crisis line: 416-929-5200, Referral line: 416-929-9897 (24 Hours, 7 days a week)
iSchool’s list on Personal Advising
iSchool’s 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 iSchool 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.
Counselling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS provides students with short-term individual counselling, psychotherapy, group therapy, assault counselling, workshops, psychiatric medication services, and more. CAPS staff can assist students in dealing with academia-related issues, such as attention and concentration difficulties, as well as personal challenges, such as relationship problems and eating disorders.
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
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.
Julia Zungri is a second year Master of Museum Studies student. She graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours BA in English and History and received a Masters in History from McMaster University. Julia is excited to see how she can incorporate her historical interests in a museum setting as an educational tool for different generations. After having a wonderful experience being a mentee last year, Julia is looking forward to being a mentor this year and working with her colleagues to making this program a success.
Martin Chandler is an MI student in the LIS concentration. He hails from Atlantic Canada, where he studied music and education. Giving up the glamour of teaching, he is now delighted to be studying Library and Information Science, and is leaning toward a future as an academic librarianship. He is also pleased to be co-leading the mentoring program, having been a mentee himself such a short year ago.
Marina Witvoet is an MI student in both the LIS and ARM concentrations. Before joining the iSchool, she completed her Bachelor of Arts at Queen’s University which fostered her excitement for learning. She enjoys reading and working at her local public library where she hopes to instill a love of reading in her community. She is looking forward to help make the mentoring program a success this year along with her other co-leaders.
Kaelan Caspary is an MI student in the Library and Information Studies concentration. Prior to beginning her work at the iSchool she spent over five years in auditing and accounting. A keen and excited graduate student, she enjoys balancing her passion for academia with practical experience working in the UTL. She plays soccer and lacrosse and, naturally, loves to read. She is delighted to work with her co-leaders, mentors, mentees, and faculty to make the mentoring program a great success.
For the incoming students to be mentored:
Are you wondering what to expect at the iSchool? Do you have questions about life as a student, life in Toronto, or where to find good food on campus? Wondering where you can get an experienced perspective on this whole iSchool thing? Sign up for the mentoring program! If you’re in the MI, MMSt, or CRO; coming here from undergrad or after a few years in the world; planning to conquer the world or conquer a thesis, we’ll match you with someone who can help!
To sign up, just fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/bkaTLosJouDKSok72
Fill out the form by August 11th; matches will be sent out soon after that, in time to meet and talk with your mentor before the school year starts.
You can also join the Mentoring @ iSchool Facebook group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/43407440976/.
Any questions about Mentoring @ iSchool can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For current students to be mentors:
Want to help new students adjust to the iSchool? Sign-up is open for the 2016-2017 mentoring program! Incoming MI students are full of questions about Toronto, the iSchool, student life, and much more. Becoming a mentor is your chance to share your tips and tricks, your sagely advice, and to lend them a helping hand. What’s more, participating in Mentoring @ iSchool is fun, will give you the opportunity to meet new people, and looks great on your resume!
To sign up, fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/vYfVGIp9AwcQ3gyu2 Fill out the form by August 11th; matches will be sent out soon after. You can also join the Mentoring @ iSchool Facebook group at:
Any questions about Mentoring @ iSchool can be sent to email@example.com.