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18 October 2016

Registrar's Office Newsletter

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

Need to Know

As of 17 October 2016 a monthly service charge of 1.5% compounded was charged on any Fall Term fees not paid as of 30 September 2016. 

All students are encouraged to review the Fee Refund Schedules for Innis College and be aware of relevant dates when cancelling courses and/or registration.

Academic Matters


"Writing Plus" Academic Skills Workshops

These academic skills workshops are free and there is no need to pre-register. Come for one, or come for all! All the workshops are offered several times in the year, so check both Saturday and weekday schedules to find times that suit you.

Admission Letters Workshop

Two-hour workshops on admissions letters and personal statements for graduate and professional school applications are being offered as part of Writing Plus. Sign up online. Dates for fall/spring: 
  • Tue Oct 25, 2 - 4pm
  • Wed Jan 18, 2 - 4pm
You can also book up to two one-on-one appointments this year at the Innis College Writing Centre for help with your admissions letters. Book appointments online.
Visit the career educator at Innis College, Kate Bowers, to discuss career options, employment opportunities, resumé writing and interview skills. You can also visit the Career Centre.

The English Language Learning (ELL) Program

This program is designed to help you achieve the high level of English required for top academic work at U of T.  ELL are free and non-credit.  All sessions are taught by highly qualified university instructors. In September-October 2016, the ELL Program will offer free, online academic writing instruction through their Reading eWriting activity.  They also offer free, on-site Communication Cafes where you can practice academic speaking and presentations.  You do not need to write or speak English well in order to participate in these activities.  

Academic Success Centre Workshop Series

The Academic Success Centre (ACS) offer workshops on a variety of academic topics every semester. They keep the size of the group small enough to cater to your individual needs and answer all of your questions. 

Fall Workshops

Workshops are held Wednesdays from 5:15 - 6:45pm in the Blackburn Room (4th Floor), Robarts Library. To register, please visit the Career Learning Network.
  • October 19: Giving Presentations
  • October 26: Critical Thinking
  • November 9: Avoiding Procrastination
  • November 16: Effective Writing Structure & Sources
  • November 23: Managing Stress to Increase Learning
  • November 30: Exam Preparation & Anxiety

Awards & Financial Aid

Nomination Call for Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award: Due by 4 November

The Cressy Awards recognize outstanding volunteer contributions made to the University and wider community. To be eligible for this award, students must be currently enrolled at the U of T in their final year of study, or have completed their studies after June 2016, and be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 (B-).  Please consult the eligibility criteria for full details. 

Nominations are due by 3pm on 4 November 2016 and can be sent to Ben Weststrate, the nomination coordinator at Innis College.

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.

Around Innis

Interim Innis Library Hours: September and October

For the months of September and October while the Innis Library works to finalize their search for a new librarian, iSchool Graduate Student Library Assistants will provide basic reference and circulation services for the library.  The library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11am to 5pm. The library will be closed on Thursdays and weekends.

Current Issue of the Innis Student Life eNewsletter

The Current Issue of the Innis Student Life newsletter is available! Content includes: Office of Student Life | International Experience | ICSS | Registrar's Office | Event Dates & Deadlines
QuickQueries asked some upper year student leaders what they wished they knew when they were in first year. And if you have other questions, you can ask them on the QuickQueries Facebook page!

Around U of T

Lunch with Your Professors Series

Ever wonder how to talk to professors or how to navigate your exams? Arts & Science undergraduate students can enjoy lunch with professors and get advice on these questions. Lunch will be provided, and registration is required to participate.

The next session is Mid-term Troubleshooting, which takes place on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 from 12:30 - 2pm at Sidney Smith Hall, Psychology Lounge located at 100 St. George Street, Room 4043. Are you concerned about how you are doing? Do you want to know what your options are if you are not doing well and what you can do to reach your goals? Come join Professor Hilary Cunningham Scharper, Professor Andy Dicks and Donald Boere for lunch to get advice on your mid-Fall term concerns. 

Interested in a U of T Professional Program? 

Every fall representatives from various U of T professional programs offer information sessions about admission requirements. Participating departments include Medicine, Law, Education, Pharmacy, Rotman (MBA), Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, among others. This is a great opportunity to find out about the application process directly from the admissions counsellors and ask questions. Check out the list now if you are interested, as some sessions are coming up soon!

Dream Job Academy

The Career Centre and Hart House are excited to announce that the Fall cycle for Dream Job Academy is open for registration. The Dream Job Academy is an arts-based 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. Upcoming sessions take place on: Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 2, plus a bonus field trip on Nov 4. 

Fall Campus Day at U of T St George

Come to the U of T St. George Fall Campus Day open house to see the U of T campus and residences, meet students and faculty, and learn more about programs, services and student life. While this event is aimed at prospective U of T students, there will be some graduate and professional faculties representatives in attendance. Whether you are talking to an undergraduate program or a graduate/professional program, you can learn about what career possibilities can come from different paths of study. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.  

This event takes place on Saturday 22 October from 9:30am - 4:00pm, on-campus.

Rotman's Annual Open House

Rotman’s Annual Open House is a great opportunity for you to gain a first-hand experience of the School and its slate of educational programs. The day will be packed with engaging events: information sessions on all degree programs offered by the School, sample classes led by some of the School’s globally renowned faculty, and panel discussions with alumni, career advisors and current students. While entry is free, registration is required.

Discover Masters degree programs that will accelerate your career and fit your lifestyle:

  • Full-Time MBA
  • Morning & Evening MBA
  • One-Year Executive MBA
  • Omnium Global Executive MBA
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Financial Risk Management
The event takes place on Sunday 6 November from 12:30 - 4:30pm at Rotman School of Management, 105 St. George Street.

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. 

Beyond the Campus 

Lieutenant Governor's Visionaries Prize

The Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize wants to elevate Ontario’s profile in our country and the world by recognizing you—our most creative thinkers. This is your opportunity to identify and address the challenges that Ontario will face over the next 50 years, and they are open to it all: from evolving environmental pressures to the future of governance in the 21st century. Submit an essay (maximum 800 words) or video (maximum 2 minutes) containing a visionary idea in one of six categories (or all six if you so choose!) about the future of the province and a matter of important public policy. Up to 6 finalists in each category will be chosen. Submissions close on 6 March 2017 at 5pm.
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Upcoming Dates

2016-17 Fall/Winter Sessional Dates

Oct 21 | December examination schedule posted

Nov 7 | Last day to cancel F section code courses without academic penalty;

Nov 7 | Last day to add or remove a CR/NCR option for F section code courses

Nov 7-8 | November break; no classes
Monday 9 - 6 pm
Tuesday 10 - 4:30 pm
Wednesday to Friday 9 - 4:30 pm
* closed every day 1 - 2 pm *

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