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16 March 2017

Registrar's Office Newsletter


In this issue: Upcoming Dates | Need to Know | Academic Matters | Awards & Financial Aid | Around Innis | Around U of T | Hours | Location

Need to Know


There are several upcoming events on how to select your program of study, offered by both our office and the Faculty of Arts and Science. Check out the Around Innis and Around U of T sections for details!

Applications for our Innis College Leadership Awards are now available. These awards encourage and recognize students who use their talents and creative energies to make voluntary contributions to the world around them. The deadline to apply is Thursday 6 April at 11:59 pm.

T2202A & T4A forms are now available on ACORN. The Canada Revenue Agency has information on filing your taxes for 2016.

Be sure to review the April 2017 exam schedule and add all your exams to your calendar.

If you would like to review your financial plan or you find yourself in financial difficulty, contact the Registrar's office at 416-978-2513 to book an appointment with our Financial Counselor, Daniela Pirraglia. Sooner is always better!

Around Innis


Program Information Sessions

The Registrar's Office is presenting multiple information sessions to students on the different programs of study — how to sort through the different types, and strategies for choosing (or re-choosing) well.
 
The sessions will be of special interest to current first-year students, but all years are welcome.All take place at 4:00 PM in the Innis Residence Events Room, located at 111 St George Street. Free and no RSVP required.
  • Life/Computer/Physical Science: March 21
  • Humanities/Social Science/Commerce: March 23

 


Thinking about Grad School? What to Know and How to Prepare on March 21, 2017

Are you thinking of applying to graduate school? Tailored to undergraduate students in the arts and sciences, this session, Eugenia Tsao, Learning Strategist, will help you understand and navigate the process of considering, applying to, and preparing for a graduate degree program. Eugenia will talk about statements of intent, reference letters, funding, key differences between undergraduate and graduate program requirements, and questions to reflect on before taking the plunge. This event takes place on March 21, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM at the Innis Residence Events Room, located at 111 St George Street. Cookies will be served!
 
 

Innis Student Life eNewsletter

The Current Issue of the Innis Student Life newsletter is available! Check it out for lots of info on upcoming events.

Around U of T

 

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) begins on February 8, 2017

A survey that matters.  No, really!  Look for your NSSE email today. If a student submits a survey, does anyone listen?  The answer is YES!  The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is how you tell us about your U of T experience and how it can get even better. And that leads to actual change. Want proof? Visit uoft.me/listening. Look for your NSSE email today.
 


Plan your Program Expo on March 22 & 23, 2017


It’s time to think about selecting your programs of study! Whether you have already made your choice or are still deciding, you should attend the Faculty of Arts and Science Plan Your Program Expo in Sidney Smith Lobby! 
  • On March 22 from 12pm-3pm: Sciences, Math & Computer Science programs
  • March 23, 12-3pm: Humanities & Social Sciences programs 
At the Plan Your Program Expo, you’ll be able to:
  • Discover your program options
  • Introduce yourself to future professors
  • Meet with program advising staff
  • Speak to future fellow students in your program
  • Speak to career educators to plan your future
Make the most of your time and plan your perfect program! See you at the Expo! 
 


How to Choose your Human Biology Program Information Session on March 23, 2017 



Are you weighing the options between a general Human Biology major and a concentration of Human Biology like Neuroscience? Are you wondering what is the difference between Fundamental Genetics and its Applications and Molecular Genetics?  Are you interested in the Global Health and Health & Disease programs, but wondering how they prepare you for life after undergrad?

If so, join HMB for a special information session hosted during the Faculty of Arts & Science Plan Your Program Expo! Get a review of the different programs, hear from current students about their experiences in the programs, and ask questions and get answers!

There are two one-hour sessions (to help accommodate for your busy schedules! 👌)
  • Session #1:  1-2 PM in SS2117
  • Session #2:  5-6 PM in SS2102
Add the event to your Facebook Calendar. 
 


Dream Job Academy

The Career Centre and Hart House are excited to announce that the Winter cycle for Dream Job Academy is open for registration.The Dream Job Academy is a career exploration program designed to help students explore passions, values and potential careers. Over the course of six sessions, you will engage in arts, narrative and play-based activities and experiences designed to help you realize and recognize your passions, engage in career exploration and find your “dream job," and make new friends. Upcoming sessions take place on: Mar 3, Mar 10, Mar 17, Mar 24, Mar 31 and Apr 7. 
 



Developed by the Career Centre in partnership with the Faculty of Arts & Science, Career Navigator was developed to help our students with career research and planning. Career Navigator connects a strong network of Alumni who, when they share their stories, provide examples of all that is possible with a University of Toronto degree. 

Academic Matters


Academic Success Centre 

The Academic Success Centre (ACS) offers a variety of services to students. Here are some of their offerings this year.
 

Robarts Library Workshop Series

The following workshops take place on Wednesdays from 5:15 - 6:45 p.m in Blackburn Room, 4th Floor, Robarts Library.
  • March 22 – Giving Effective Presentations
  • March 29 – Managing Stress to Increase Learning
  • April 5 – Exam Preparation & Anxiety

To register, please visit the Career Learning Network (CLN) and view the St. George Academic Success Centre events calendar. Registration opens two weeks prior to the workshop date.

 

Study Hubs

Why study alone when you can study with friends? The Academic Success Study Hubs are quiet and welcoming spaces that allow you to complete readings, work on assignments, and prepare for exams with the support of academic peer leaders. 

Drop in to one or all Study Hubs! Academic peer leaders can provide you with study tips and they can help you connect with academic resources at U of T. They are not tutors and won’t cover specific course content. 

The Study Hubs run in different classrooms across campus so you can easily drop in between different classes: University College (UC) and the Bahen Centre (BA). 

Winter Term
  • Mondays (4:00pm-6:00pm) – UC 44 
  • Tuesdays (10:00am-12:00pm) – UC 55 
  • Thursdays (3:00pm-5:00pm) – BA 2139 


The English Language Learning (ELL) Program

The ELL Program will offer a non-credit course, ELL011H1F, Intensive Academic English, from May 1 - May 10, 2017. Focus on enhancing your English for scholarly reading, academic writing, oral presentations and more. Register on ACORN along with your Summer 2017 courses. The course is very high quality and it is FREE.

Awards & Financial Aid


Applications for Leadership Awards Now Available! Due by 6 April

Applications for the Innis College Leadership Awards are now available. These awards encourage and recognize students who use their talents and creative energies to make voluntary contributions to the world around them. Innis College recognizes that its students demonstrate leadership in many contexts, including the College, the University of Toronto, their communities, and their workplace.

There are awards for both returning and graduating students, and there are also awards for students who either currently live or have lived in the Innis College Residence. If you have demonstrated leadership, either inside or outside the University of Toronto, you are encouraged to review these awards and consider submitting an application.

The deadline to apply for all Leadership Awards is Thursday 6 April at 11:59 p.m. If you have questions, email the Registrar's Office at registrar.innis@utoronto.ca.

 




Award for Scholarly Achievement in the Area of Gender-Based Violence: 1 April 2017

The undergraduate award was established by the University of Toronto in memory of the 14 women who died tragically at the École Polytechnique on December 6, 1989. It is awarded annually to an undergraduate student who demonstrates an interest and commitment to academic work and/or community or co-curricular involvement on issues of violence against women and girls and/or against trans and gender non-binary people. Interest and commitment may be demonstrated through academic studies, research, on- or off-campus projects related to issues of violence against women, or other related activities.

Award: $1,500 (1 award available)
Deadline: 1 April 2017 at 5:00 pm EDT

Eligibility requirements and the application are available on the Enrolment Services website. Please direct inquiries to scholarship.enquiry@utoronto.ca.
 



Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) Undergrad Fellowships: 17 April 2017

JHI Undergrad Fellowships offer undergrad students in the humanities and social sciences the opportunity to create a major research project under the supervision of a faculty member outside their home discipline. A different theme is used every year — for 2017-18, they are seeking projects about “Indelible Violence: Shame, Reconciliation, and the Work of Apology”. Fellows get a carrel on the 10th floor of the Jackman Humanities Building, a full credit for Independent Study, an honorarium of $1,000, and limited travel support. The deadline to apply is 11:59 pm on 17 April 2017.

Additionally, join them for weekly lunches with the Circle of Fellows every Thursday — it is a huge learning experience, a great way to make some lifelong friendships, and a big career boost for your future. Questions can be directed to Associate Director Kim Yates.
 



Repaying your OSAP Loans (in person session) on March 23, 2017

On Thursday 23 March the National Student Loans Service Centre is offering an in-person session on repaying your OSAP loans. Two sessions (identical in nature) are being offered at 10:30-11:30 AM or 12:00-1:00 PM at the Sidney Smith Building, 100 St. George St., Room 2108. This event is sponsored by the University of Toronto, Enrolment Services and the National Student Loans Service Centre.
 


OSAP Repayment Webinars

Dates for online "Webinars" about repaying OSAP after graduation are available and new webinar dates continue to be added regularly. Hosted by the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC), these Webinars are the best resource for this information.
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Upcoming Dates


2016-17 Fall/Winter Sessional Dates

Winter 2017

Mar 13 | Last day to cancel S section code courses without academic penalty

Mar 13 | Last day to add or remove a CR/NCR option for S section code courses

April 5 | Last day of classes in S and Y section code courses

April 5 | Term work in S and Y section code courses must be submitted unless an earlier date has been stipulated

April 5 | Last day to request LWD from S and Y section code courses

April 6-7 | Study break; no classes

April 10-28 | April examination period

April 14 | Good Friday; University closed
Hours:
Monday 9 - 6 pm
Tuesday 10 - 4:30 pm
Wednesday to Friday 9 - 4:30 pm
* closed every day 1 - 2 pm *

Location:
Office of the Registrar
Innis College
University of Toronto
2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto ON M5S 1J5
p 416-978-2513
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