Students

Services open to all students at the University of Toronto
Services open to all students at the University of Toronto
Academic Success Centre

Having a firm belief that all students at the University of Toronto have the ability to excel, Academic Success Centre (ASC) is committed to provide those students who need to develop new skills or competencies; to overcome possible barriers to learning (ineffective study techniques, for example, or a lack of confidence in their own abilities); and to nurture qualities that might be latent within them (resilience, adaptability, flexibility, determination, curiosity) in order to succeed. By working cooperatively and creatively with you, ASC counsellors support you in developing these essential competencies and qualities. ASC offers a wide range of lectures & workshops such as Time Management & Student Survival, Reading & Note-Taking, Memory & Concentration, Critical Thinking, Preparing for Tests & Exams, Stress Management, Giving Oral Presentations, Overcoming Exam Anxiety, Write Fright just to name a few. For further information or appointments, please directly contact the Academic Success Centre.

Student Life Programs & Services
214 College Street, Toronto ON, M5T 2Z9
Telephone: (416) 978-7970
mail.asc@utoronto.ca
www.asc.utoronto.ca/


Accessibility Services: Programs and Services for Students with a Disability

University Commitment

The University, in its statement of institutional purpose states: "The University of Toronto is dedicated to fostering an academic community in which the learning and scholarship of every member may flourish with vigilant protection for individual human rights, and a resolute commitment to the principles of equal opportunity." The University will make every attempt to provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations to persons who have disabilities. Faculty and staff carry a responsibility for creating and maintaining an inclusive environment in their teaching and work settings and responding appropriately to requests for accommodation of a disability. Accessibility Services provides support and advice for faculty and staff regarding appropriate accommodations, information about disabilities, and community resources.

Responsibilities of Students who have Disabilities

Students who request accommodations for their academic programs and related activities at the University are obligated to disclose their disabilities to the respective campus Service for Students with Disabilities, and request accommodations in a timely manner to facilitate the implementation of support and services. It is vitally important that students discuss their needs as early as possible with the Service in order to put accommodations in place. Relevant and up-to-date documentation, as outlined on the website, must be provided by an appropriate health care professional.

Support Services For Students

There are offices on all three UofT campuses that work to facilitate the inclusion of students with disabilities into all aspects of university life. The focus is on skills development, especially in areas of self-advocacy and academic skills. Services are provided to students who have a physical, sensory, or learning disability, mental health disability, acquired brain injury or chronic health condition as well as students who have temporary disabilities such as a broken dominant arm. The Service provides a wide range of support, including:

To access the Service, students meet with a counsellor to discuss individual needs, accommodations, and strategies for success. Where appropriate, eligible students are referred to one of the professionals on staff such as the Adaptive Technology Equipment Consultant, Learning Disability Specialist, or Occupational Therapist, for assessments to identify strategies and determine accommodations. Any information about a student's disability is confidential and is not shared outside the Service unless the student gives permission. Students are encouraged to meet and discuss their needs with their instructors. There is a Bursary for Students with a Disability (BSWD) for students who have applied and established eligibility for OSAP. The BSWD helps students with disability related educational costs while attending post-secondary institutions. To access the bursary, students meet with a Service counsellor on their campus. University alternate bursaries are also available for eligible support and services.

Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, 1st Floor, Toronto, ON, M5S 3H1
Voice: (416) 978-8060
TTY: (416) 978-1902
Fax: (416) 978-8246
disability.services@utoronto.ca
www.accessibility.utoronto.ca/


Counselling and Psychological Services

The University of Toronto's Counselling and Psychological Services provides short-term counselling, therapy, group therapy, workshops, and psychiatric medication services to all registered students in the University. Incidental fees and tuition must be paid for you to be considered a student (or an appropriate deferral obtained).

The interprofessional team offers assessment, treatment and referrals for a wide range of emotional and psychological problems, including:

Services are covered by your provincial health insurance. If you are not covered by provincial health insurance, contact your First Nation council or your regional MSB, Health Canada office.

Flu-related Absences:

Since students are being encouraged to stay at home if they're feeling unwell, the university has developed guidelines around the temporary suspension of the need for a doctor's note or medical certificate in relation to flu-related absences. In order to receive academic accommodation, students will need to record all flu-related absences through a new tool on the Student Web Service of ROSI @ http://www.rosi.utoronto.ca

For a full explanation of the university's guidelines on flu-related absences, visit http://www.preparedness.utoronto.ca/pandemic/Information_for_Students.htm (see the section entitled "H1N1 flu-related absences").

Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
214 College Street, Main Floor
Koffler Student Service Centre
Toronto, ON M5T 2Z9
Phone: 416-978-8070
Website: www.caps.utoronto.ca/index.htm


Family Care Office

The mission of the Family Care Office is to assist people who are navigating the challenges of balancing family responsibilities with education and/or work. We are committed to developing knowledge, researching resources, working with other departments, and implementing policies that promote educational and employment equity in order that U of T can continue to provide a caring and supportive work and study environment.

The Family Care Office has always emphasized an inclusive definition of family. Any member of the University community is entitled, for the purposes of the Office, to define family in a way that is most appropriate for his or her own circumstances. The Office is committed to providing culturally sensitive service to clients. Referrals are offered to a wide array of resources including those that have a specific faith or cultural perspective.

Through all of its functions, the Family Care Office aims to raise awareness of family care issues and of quality of life issues central to the achievement of educational equity and employment equity at the University of Toronto.

Koffler Student Services Centre
214 College Street, Room 103
Phone: 416-978-0951
E-mail: family.care@utoronto.ca
Website: www.familycare.utoronto.ca


Student Housing

The office of Student Housing is your resource for on- and off-campus housing at the University of Toronto. We can offer you the information, resources, and personal assistance you need to meet your housing goals. Come visit our office to work with a member of the team one-on-one or check out our online resources at your convenience.

We are happy to answer your questions about:

Student Housing Service - General Inquiries
214 College St., Toronto, ON M5T 2Z9
Phone: 416.978.8045
Fax: 416.978.1616
Email: housing.services@utoronto.ca
Website: www.housing.utoronto.ca/index.htm

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