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3 November 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


The Registrar's Office will be closed from 11:30am to 2:30pm on Tuesday 8 November as we celebrate the convocation of our November 2016 graduates. 

The Fall 2016 exam timetable is now available. Check your exam timetable before making any travel plans!

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!


Fall Workshop Series

The ASC holds 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. 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. Upcoming workshops include:
  • November 9: Avoiding Procrastination
  • November 16: Effective Writing Structure & Sources
  • November 23: Managing Stress to Increase Learning
  • November 30: Exam Preparation & Anxiety

 

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: Sidney Smith Hall (SS), Wilson Hall in New College (WI), University College (UC), and the Bahen Centre (BA). 

Fall:
  • Mondays (3:00pm-5:00pm) – SS 2123  
  • Tuesdays (3:00pm-5:00pm) – WI 2006  
  • Thursdays (12:00pm-3:00pm) – UC 152 
Winter: 
  • Mondays (4:00pm-6:00pm) – UC 44 
  • Tuesdays (10:00am-12:00pm) – UC 55 
  • Thursdays (3:00pm-5:00pm) – BA 2139 


"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: 
  • 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.

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.
 


Arts & Science Scholarships

The Faculty of Arts & Sciences has two scholarships with upcoming deadlines. 
 

Undergraduate Research Fund: 24 November

The Undergraduate Research Fund fosters research experience at the undergraduate level by providing students with an opportunity to develop a research project of their own, for which there is no other available funding. The fund is open to all Arts & Science undergraduate students in good academic standing and no minimum GPA is required. The Fund is to be used for research initiated by students, related to their degree, and supervised by a faculty member either through a regular course, an independent study, a research essay, or other academic project. 

There are two competitions held each year; deadlines are November 24 and March 3. All applicants will be informed of their results approximately one month after the competition has closed.

Dean's Student Leadership Award: 15 December 

The Dean's Student Leadership Award recognizes an Arts and Science student who has played a significant leadership role in his or her extracurricular activities and in so doing has had a demonstrable impact on improving the quality of student experience at the University of Toronto. Such work could include, but is not limited to, launching mentorship or community outreach programs and organizing social and cultural events, educational forums, workshops and lectures.
 


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


Innis Library Hours

The library hours are now Monday to Friday, 11am to 5pm. The library is closed on 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 | ICSS | Around Campus | International Experience | Residence LifeRegistrar's Office | Event Dates & Deadlines

 


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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 Navigating Your Exams, which takes place on Monday, November 14th from 12:30 to 2pm at the Faculty Club, 41 Wilcocks Street. Attending will be Professor Karen Reid (Department of Computer Science) and Professor Christian Caron (Department of Sociology).
 
 

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: Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 2, plus a bonus field trip on Nov 4. 
 


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.
 


Department of Department of Medical Biophysics Open House

Are you an undergraduate student considering a career in leading-edge translational biomedical research? The Deptartment of MBP invites you to attend their Open House to explore their interdisciplinary MSc and PhD Graduate and Summer Undergraduate Research programs. This is your opportunity to speak with Medical Biophysics (MBP) profs and graduate students. Learn how to apply to their graduate program, take a guided tour of the extensive research facilities and visit poster displays by world leading research labs.

The Department of Medical Biophysics (MBP) at the University of Toronto will be holding an Open House on Saturday, 12 November from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 610 University Ave, 7th Floor Atrium, Toronto. Registration is required. Admission is free; lunch and refreshments will be provided to all attendees.
 
 

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

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
Hours:
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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Office of the Registrar
Innis College
University of Toronto
2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto ON M5S 1J5
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