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2 February 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


The Registrar's Office will be closing at 3:30 p.m. on Friday 10 February. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday 13 February, as per our regular office hours.

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!

Thinking of taking a course this summer? Check out the 2017 Summer Preliminary Course Listings. The final version with timetable information will be posted in mid-March and course enrolment will begin on 6 April.

Academic Matters


Fresh Start Conference

Now is your time to thrive! Learn how to bounce back from academic setbacks at U of T. You are invited to attend the Fresh Start conference, taking place on Saturday 4 February 2017. Build resiliency skills and learn how to bounce back from academic stumbles at this one-day conference!

Event details
Saturday 4 February 2017
9:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. (breakfast and lunch provided)
Bahen Centre (40 St. George Street)
Registration is required, cost is free

Highlights:
  • Hear from alumni and professors about how they thrived after academic setbacks at U of T 
  • Develop core learning strategies and set academic goals
  • Attend interactive sessions: hear from registrars and professors; learn about mindfulness for academic success; and learn about self-care and finding balance
  • Get a notation on your Co-Curricular Record for attending Fresh Start
If you have questions, please feel free to contact: Rahul Bhat, Learning Strategist, Academic Success Centre. 
 


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.
  • February 8 – Effective Writing: Planning & Process
  • February 15 – Exam Preparation & Anxiety
  • February 22 – Effective Writing: Space and Time
  • March 1 – Critical Thinking: From Observation to Critique 
  • March 8 – Effective Writing: Structure & Sources
  • March 15 – Critical Thinking: From Critique to Response
  • 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: 
  • 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

ELL is offering two programs designed for multilingual students in the Winter 2017 term. These programs are open to all Arts & Science undergraduate students.  
  • *FREE* high quality English language instruction with the ELL Program will start again in Winter 2017!  The Communication Cafe offers drop-in discussions, presentations, and debates, along with learning about Canadian culture (starting January 9, 2017—no registration necessary). Sessions are facilitated by writing centre instructors.  
  • Registration is open NOW for Reading eWriting, which includes online writing practice with a writing centre instructor (starting January 13, 2017). 

Awards & Financial Aid


University of Toronto Student Engagement in the Arts Awards: 10 February 2017


The University of Toronto celebrates student engagement and leadership in art related initiatives annually with the University of Toronto Student Engagement in the Arts Awards (SEAA). This Award recognizes students who have made significant leadership and/or volunteer contributions to co-curricular arts activities at the University.

The SEAAs recognize undergraduate and graduate student work outside the classroom in the arts related activities. Previous recipients have been awarded for contributions through dance, theatre, curation, visual arts, and arts administration activities. Students from all three U of T campuses are eligible for these wards.

The nomination guidelines outline eligibility requirements. Nominations are open until 10 February 2017 at 5 pm. 
 
 

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship

Do you want to gain international work experience? The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship (QES) allows you to complete a paid internship at an organization in a commonwealth country that focuses on social impact, literacy, scientific research, education, or Indigenous advocacy. Successful candidates receive $7,000 toward a 90-day internship. Applications for summer 2017 are due January 15, 2017 for Trinity opportunities, and February 20, 2017 for all other opportunities.
 


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 p.m. EDT

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



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 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

 

Lunch with Your Professors Series

The next session in this series is on Undergraduate Research, which takes place on Wednesday 8 February from 12:30 - 2:00pm at the Faculty Club, Upper Dining Room located at 41 Willcocks Street, Toronto. Attend the session to learn the benefits of conducting research during your undergrad, the qualifications professors look for when taking on undergrad research assistants, and the research opportunities that you can apply to. Attending will be Professor Nicholas Provart (Department of Cell & Systems Biology) and Professor Pamela Klassen (Vice-Dean, Undergraduate & International and Professor, Department for the Study of Religion and Anthropology). Registration is required to participate.
 


Summer Abroad

Woodsworth College's Summer Abroad programs are designed to enrich students' academic lives by providing an exciting and educational international experience. Students complete a full-year U of T undergraduate degree credit course from the Faculty of Arts & Science that is relevant to the location. New programs in 2017 include courses such as Famine & Freedom: Irish History in an International Context in Maynooth, Ireland and Field Archaeology in Georgia. The deadline to apply for all Summer Abroad programs is 13 February 2017 at 5 p.m.
 

Department of Medical Biophysics: 2017 Summer Student Program
The Department of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto is currently accepting applications for their 2017 Summer Student Program. The program is open to all undergraduate students. For students who are considering a career in interdisciplinary medical research, these positions provide a great opportunity to experience the research environment first-hand. Students will be involved in an on-going research project, trained in the proper use of laboratory equipment and introduced to a number of laboratory techniques. The summer student positions are available for up to four months beginning in May 2017.  Students are paid at an hourly rate determined by the year of studies they have completed at the time they join the summer program. At the end of the program, students are required to present a poster at the Summer Student Poster Day. Certificates and prizes will be awarded to the top posters. The application is a competitive process, and only a limited number of positions are available. The deadline for submitting a complete application is Monday, February 6, 2017
 



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. 

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Upcoming Dates


2016-17 Fall/Winter Sessional Dates

Winter 2017

Feb 17 | April examination timetable posted

Feb 20 | Family Day - University closed

Feb 21 | Last day to cancel Y section code courses without academic penalty

Feb 21 | Last day to add or remove a CR/NCR option for Y section code courses

Feb 21-24 | Reading Week - 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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