Essential Grad Guide (PDF) - School of Graduate Studies

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Essential Grad Guide (PDF) - School of Graduate Studies

table of contentsThe Essential Grad Guide is published in partnership with the School of Graduate Studiesand the Gradlife program in the Office of Student Life, Student Life Programs & Services.School of Graduate Studies63 St. George Street | Toronto, Ontario | M5S 2Z9 | 416.978.6614graduate.information@utoronto.ca | www.sgs.utoronto.caSGS Student Services hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pmGradlifeOffice of Student Life, Student Life Programs & ServicesKoffler Student Services Centre | 214 College Street | Toronto, Ontario | M5T 2Z9 | 416.946.0148gradlife@utoronto.ca | gradlife.utoronto.cafacebook.com/GradlifeUofT | instagram.com/uoftgradlife | twitter.com/UofTGradlifeGrad Tip:Flee the stacks! Leave the lab!Experience Grad Escapes andthesis avoidance with style!bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca= grad only= tri-campus= St. George Campus= UTM Campus= UTSC Campuswelcome 2by the numbers 4grad school 6grad community 10grad connections 17grad family 20grad finance 22grad housing 25grad international 26grad resources 30grad wellness 34index 36important dates 40


y the numbers1600 +number of students registered in the Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) Program15,282number of graduate students in 2012250number of students who held new SSHRC awardsranging in value from $17,500 to $35,000170 +number of students who held new NSERC awards2077230,000,000the amount of financial support the Graduate students at the University of Torontoreceive each year from various sources including University of Toronto fellowships,teaching assistantships and research assistantships as well as external awards950number of Ontario Graduate Scholarshipsheld by U of T graduate students - almost30% of the awards offered in the provinceranging in value from $17,500 to $35,000number of international students in 201280different GPS course/workshop offerings4.5.


Grad Tip:Complete your registrationby September 13 toensure that you do notlose full-time attendancecredit for income-taxpurposes by RevenueCanada (T2202A).grad school“The program in machine learning hasexceeded my expectations. The groupand the department produce highcalibreresearch and my professorsand classmates are creative andfriendly. I am grateful for theopportunity to work with them.“ILYA SUTSKERVER. PHD CANDIDATE. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCESGS is here …When you need assistanceor information regardingregistration, enrolment,program progress, thesispublication, convocation orfinancial support,SGS Student Services ishere to help!The SGS Student Services counter is openMonday to Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm, on themain floor of 63 St. George Street. A completelisting of SGS registrarial services and forms isavailable online uoft.me/sgsregistrarservicesand uoft.me/sgsstudentforms.course enrolmentMost graduate units allow students to enrol incourses through the SWS (www.rosi.utoronto.ca)within the course enrolment deadlines; however,some graduate units require students to fill out aform. In order to take an undergraduate course,permission must be obtained from your homegraduate unit and the undergraduate departmentoffering the course. For detailed information andinstructions, consult your home graduate unitand the SGS Sessional Dates for course enrolmentdeadlines: uoft.me/sgssessionaldates.change ofcampus affiliationp?Affiliation with a campus is automatic and basedon your program of study; however,you may apply to change your campus affiliation(uoft.me/sgsstudentforms) if you meet specificcriteria. Deadlines for requesting a change incampus affiliation are the same as the registrationdeadline at the beginning of each term.Retroactive rebates are not allowed.Grad Tip:If your degree program isoffered at UTM or UTSCthen you are automaticallyaffiliated accordingly.6.7.


egistrationGrad Tip:What is the differencebetween enrolment andregistration? Enrolmentoccurs when you addyourself to courses.Registration happenswhen you pay or deferyour tuition fees.As a new graduate student, you can register after you have accepted your offer of admission and havecleared any outstanding conditions (be sure to decline offers you do not wish to accept if you appliedto multiple graduate programs).You are considered officially registered as soon as you have paid tuition and incidental fees, or haverequested to register without payment. To register on time, pay or register without payment bySeptember 13 (if you are starting in September) or January 10 (if you are starting in January).With the permission of the graduate units and SGS, you can be simultaneously registered in onefull-time program and one part-time program, or two part-time programs – but not two full-timeprograms. Simultaneously registered students are responsible for tuition fees for both programs.register without paymentYou may request to register without payment (i.e. fee deferral) through the Student Web Service(www.rosi.utoronto.ca) if you have no outstanding fees from a previous session and are the recipientof one of the following which exceeds the Minimum Payment to Register amount on your invoice:OSAP loan;Other provincial government loan;US government loan; orUniversity funding package (major award, research stipend or teaching stipend).If you are receiving a major award, research stipend or teaching assistantship that is not part of afunding package, submit the form Register Without Payment (Fee Deferral) form(uoft.me/sgsstudentforms) to your graduate unit. If you are registering late, you must come to theSGS Student Services office to register without payment in person (late registration fees will be assessed).late registrationAfter September 13 (fall/winter sessions) or January 10 (winter session) you must provide proof ofpayment and register at the SGS Student Services counter. A late registration fee of $44, plus $5 peradditional day to a maximum of $94, will be charged.balance of degree feeAll graduate students must pay a minimum degree fee based upon the program length whichis assessed prior to graduation. If, at the end of your program, the total amount of academic feeswhich you paid during the time you were registered is less than the academic degree fee, you willbe required to pay the outstanding balance. Consult your graduate administrator who will know thespecific program length for your degree.Grad Tip:Every effort is made to ensurethat only students who areeligible to register receiveregistration material; however,receiving it does not overrideany other notification you havereceived about your academicstatus and eligibility.8.9.


While graduate school isyour focus, we encourageyou to build connectionsin the graduate communityat U of T. Make the most ofyour grad experience –the vast array of optionsand adventures are yoursto discover!Arts & CultureArtszone416.946.8522 | www.arts.utoronto.caEngage with celebrated artists and writers throughexhibitions and readings, workshops, classes andopportunities to perform; or escape to one of themany theatres and concert venues on campus.Faculty of Music Box Office80 Queen’s Park | 416.978.3744uoft.me/musicboxofficeEnjoy one of the many concerts or performances byfellow students and faculty. Events are often FREE!Galleriesuoft.me/galleriesExperience diverse, rich, and provocative visual arts atone of several art galleries on campus!Hart House7 Hart House Circle | 476.978.2452 | harthouse.ca/artsWith a gallery, a theatre, live music, many classes andprograms, Hart House is the creative hub of campus.Poet in the Communitypoet.utoronto.caExplore through writing! Experience facilitated learningwithout the formality of the classroom throughworkshops, conversations and one-on-one meetings.UofTtix7 Hart House Circle | 416.97.UTTIX (88849)www.uofttix.caPurchase tickets for events on all three campusesonline or by phone.grad communityEating WellUeaTueat.utoronto.caIt’s never fun studying on an empty stomach! Find outabout the over 40 food locations across campus.Harvest NoonGraduate Students’ Union, 16 Bancroft Ave.416.978.5247 | www.harvestnoon.caVolunteer-run café offering homemade and locallysourcedvegan menu options, in a relaxed andinclusive space.Mealplansmealplan.utoronto.caVoluntary meal plans offer convenience and flexibilitywith the declining balance card that is accepted at allARAMARK Food Service locations.St. George Food Mapmap.utoronto.ca/foodCheck out our food map and explore different placesto eat on campus, or search for microwaves or waterfilling stations.UTM DineonCampusWilliam G. Davis Building, Room 2098 | 905.569.4795www.dineoncampus.ca/utmDineonCampus is the source of information for allyour UTM on-campus foodservice needs: locations,hours of operation, menus, and off-campus andresidence meal plan information.UTSC Food & Beverage Servicesuoft.me/utscfoodbeveragesUTSC retail food service operations include: H-WingMarketPlace, Tim Hortons B-Wing Bladen Foyer, TimHortons S-Wing Meeting Place, Beechgrove MarketSocial Sciences Building, and La Prep InstructionalCentre.UTSC Meal Plans416.287.7057 | uoft.me/utscmealplansVoluntary meal plans offer convenience and flexibilitywith the declining balance card that is accepted at allARAMARK Food Service locations.10.11.


Involvement on CampusConnect with people beyond your department orlab. No matter what your interest, there are manyopportunities to get involved including specialinterests, volunteer work, student government,and club activities.Centre for Community Partnerships569 Spadina Ave., Suite 315 | 416.978.6558ccp.utoronto.caGo beyond the campus and into the community. Joinhundreds of other students who have already gainedvaluable leadership skills through community-basedlearning.Governing Council27 King’s College Circle, Room 106 | 416.978.6576uoft.me/governingcouncilHelp oversee the academic, business and studentaffairs of the University. Graduate students have twoelected seats on the Governing Council and are alsoeligible for appointed positions on GC boards.Gradlife214 College St. | 416.946.0148gradlife.utoronto.cablogs.studentlife.utoronto.ca/gradlifefacebook.com/GradlifeUofTinstagram.com/uoftgradlifetwitter.com/UofTGradlifeConnect to the graduate community throughGradlife blog, enewsletter, online resources andsocial media highlighting upcoming seminars,workshops, and events designed to provide support,build your portfolio, and develop skills!Graduate Education Council416.946.3427 | uoft.me/sgsHelp develop and implement regulations andoperating procedures for graduate studies at U of T.Elections are held in the spring for student positions.There are also a number of committees that you canjoin.Graduate Students'Association @ Scarborough1265 Military Trail | gsas@utsc.utoronto.cauoft.me/gsasGSAS brings together graduate students from allacademic departments and ensures the needsof UTSC graduate students are met. Membershipin GSAS is automatically granted to all graduatestudents affiliated with UTSC.Graduate Students’ Union (GSU)16 Bancroft Ave. | 416.978.2391 | utgsu.caAdvocates on behalf of all full- and part-time gradstudents and represents student interests on avariety of decision-making bodies. Become involvedthrough your course union and the General Council,or volunteer for one of the GSU’s many committeescovering a broad range of areas, including governance,academics, funding and social justice, as well asLGBTQ, women’s, and international students’ issues.Student Life Programs & Servicesstudentlife.utoronto.caMake use of services that help you improve yourbody and mind and participate in programs and takelearning to a whole new level.Sussex Clubhouse21 Sussex Ave. | uoft.me/sussexClubs are not just for undergrads! More than 50different student clubs call the top three floors of 21Sussex home. There is also a resource room, meetingrooms, prayer room, rehearsal studio and the StudentLife Leadership team!ThreeMinute Thesis Competition (3MT)uoft.me/3minutethesisA university-wide competition for doctoral studentsin which participants have 3 minutes or less topresent their doctoral research to a panel of nonspecialistjudges.Ulifeulife.utoronto.caYour central source for student clubs and more!Everything from award opportunities, mentorshipprograms, community service, student groups andintramural sports are listed in a searchable database.University of Toronto Mississauga Associationof Graduate Students (UTMAGS)uoft.me/utmagsUTMAGS is responsible for organizing social eventsand represents the interests of UTM graduatestudents at the Graduate Students’ Union, ErindaleCollege Council, Quality Service to Students Council,and several other UTM committees.UTM Campus Counciluoft.me/utmcampuscouncilUTSC Campus Counciluoft.me/utsccampuscouncilOn behalf of the Governing Council, the CampusCouncils exercise governance oversight of campusspecificmatters, as well as matters assigned to themby the Governing Council from time to time.Volunteer Opportunitiesuoft.me/volunteersMake a difference and give back to the community.Check out the online list of volunteer opportunities orvisit the volunteer fair in the Fall.“Don’t let your school life consumeyou. Ultimately, you’re at U of T tolearn, but don’t forget to have fun.U of T has something for everyone somake sure you take advantage of theclubs and sports teams before thatsmall window of opportunity closes.“ADAM SHELDON. MASTERS GRADUATE. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES12.13.


Places & SpacesCampus Mapsuoft.me/campusmapsThematic maps for all three campuses.U of T Librarieslibrary.utoronto.caThere are over 50 libraries at the University.Explore the humanities, arts, sciences, engineeringand theology. There’s even a rare book or two.Visit uoft.me/library orientation for a quickorientation guide.St. George Interactive campus mapmap.utoronto.ca | itunes.ca/apps/uoftmapSearch using keywords or browse specific layers.Downloadable iPhone and android apps available.SocialMeet people with common interests and give yourbrain a welcome break from your studies.Grad Escapes214 College St. | 416.946.0148uoft.me/gradlife | bookit.studentlife.utoronto.caGrad school can be a tiring and isolating experience -sometimes you just need to escape! Explore Toronto’sgreat cultural riches with other graduate students,come alone or bring a friend. Enjoy discountedand student priced tickets and experience thesisavoidance with style!Grad LoungeDavis Building, Room 11003359 Mississauga Rd. Northuoft.me/utmgradloungeNeed a place to chill on campus? Stop by theGraduate Student Lounge! All UTM Grad studentscan request a key code to the lounge from theirdepartmental secretary or from the office of the Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies.Grad Room66 Harbord St. | 416.946.7666uoft.me/gradroomA bright, naturally lit, accessible space featuringcomfortable seating, a food and coffee kiosk, smartclassroom and wireless internet. Drop by to study,hold meetings, eat, meet friends or just relax.Graduate Students'Association @ Scarborough1265 Military Trail | gsas@utsc.utoronto.cauoft.me/gsasGSAS brings together graduate students from allacademic departments and ensure all the needsof UTSC graduate students are met. Membershipin GSAS is automatically granted to all graduatestudents affiliated with UTSC.GSU Pub16 Bancroft Ave. | 416.978.5247utgsu.ca/pubcafeRelax and recharge with friends at this popular gradstudent haunt! Sample a variety of inexpensivemicrobrews, shoot some pool or grab a pizza slice.LGBTOUT Graduate Eventsuoft.me/sgdogradThese social events provide a forum for LGBTQgraduate and professional students and their friendsand allies to meet in a friendly social setting.Munk School of Global Affairs1 Devonshire Place | 416.946.8900www.munk.utoronto.caAttend one of the hundreds of seminars and speakerevents hosted by the centre, including intellectualluminaries from around the world.U of T Eventsevents.utoronto.caYou’ll find activities and events for every interest orcause across all three campuses.University of Toronto MississaugaAssociation of Graduate Students (UTMAGS)uoft.me/utmagsUTMAGS is responsible for organizing social events(i.e. food nights, pub crawls, sports tourneys andmuch much more!) and represents the interests ofUTM graduate students at the Graduate Students’Union, Erindale College Council, Quality Service toStudents Council, and several other UTM committees.Sports & RecreationExercising your body is just as important as exercisingyour brain. With a variety of sporting and recreationoptions, keeping in shape is both convenient and fun.Athletics and Recreation Centre1265 Military Trail | 416.287.7090uoft.me/utscathleticsThe Athletics and Recreation Centre at UTSC is one ofthe hubs of activity on campus and a gathering placefor those pursuing a healthy active lifestyle.Department of Physical Education,Athletics & Recreation3359 Mississauga Rd. Northuoft.me/utmathleticsOffering a continuum of programming from casualrecreation to varsity level athletics; and fosters anenvironment of respect and fairness that promotesindividual pride and UTM spirit.Faculty of Kinesiologyand Physical EducationAthletic Centre | 55 Harbord St.Varsity Centre | 299 Bloor St. Westphysical.utoronto.caYou are automatically a member of two majorrecreational facilities. The Athletic Centre features twopools, a 200 m track, weights and aerobics facilities,drop-in volleyball, basketball and soccer, a steamroom and drop-in fitness classes. The Varsity Centreincludes a 5,000-seat stadium, an artificial playingfield, a 400m eight-lane international-class track, anelectronic scoreboard and an air-supported domeover the field to enable winter use.GSU Gym16 Bancroft Ave. | 416.978.2391utgsu.ca/servicesExclusively for grad students, the GSU gym can bebooked free of charge (weekly limit of one hour perstudent). Volleyballs and basketballs are available,and students can also use the gym for badminton,fitness activities, or join the co-ed grad studentvolleyball league!Hart House7 Hart House Circle | 476.978.2452harthouse.ca/recreationWith a pool, indoor track, exercise rooms, courts,and fitness classes, you are sure to find somethingfit for you.Intramuralsuoftintramurals.caParticipate in one of over 40 activities based at thecollege and faculty level.Varsity Blues Athleticsvarsityblues.caIf you are looking for something more competitive,try out for one of the varsity teams in 26 sports.Contact the coaches of the sports in which you wishto compete!14.15.


Student MediaEver wanted to express yourself through the media?Develop your communication skills by volunteering atone of the many media outlets on campus!CIUT 89.5FM7 Hart House Circle | 416.978.0909 | ciut.fmLearn about what goes into making a radio show, ormaybe even get on the air!The Varsity21 Sussex Ave., 2nd floor | 416.946.7600thevarsity.caWriting for The Varsity is one of the cheapest thrillson campus. Become an instant expert on all kinds ofissues, be one of the most well-informed studentson campus, and put your perfectly-honed researchskills to work informing the community on everythingfrom Hart House to Human Rights!TransportationBikechain33 St. George St., basementuoft.me/bikechainAn educational bike repair facility where you canlearn to maintain your bike.Bikeshare (UTM)uoft.me/utmbikeshareA free bicycle rental and repair service on theMississauga campus.Bixitoronto.bixi.comBIXI, a bike-sharing system, offers riders the freedomof 1000 bikes and 80 docking point stations aroundToronto’s downtown core.GO Transit Discountutoronto.ca/tcard | gotransit.comDiscounted student passes are available for registeredfull-time graduate students requiring transportationto and from campus on the GO Transit system.Go Transit student ID cards are available at theTCard office.Inter-Campus Transportationuoft.me/utmshuttleThe UTM shuttle bus runs between the St. Georgecampus and UTM Monday-Friday. Non UTM studentsmust purchase tickets in advance via the HUB atHart House.MiWay (Mississauga Transit)mississaugatransit.comMiWay (Mississauga Transit) links Mississaugawith TTC, GO Transit, and other neighbouringtransit systems. Rates, schedules, and maps areavailable online.Parking Services (St. George)100 College St., Room 222 | uoft.me/parkingParking & Transportation Services (UTM)3359 Mississauga Rd. NorthAlumni House, Room 108 | 905.828.5254uoft.me/utmparkingParking Services (UTSC)1265 Military Trail, Instructional Centre Room I.C. 40416.287.7576 | uoft.me/utscparkingMonthly student parking permits for each campus aresold through these offices. Daily cash parking varieswith the time and day at each parking garage/lot.Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)ttc.ca | utsu.caPost-secondary Student Metropasses are availablethrough the University of Toronto Students’ Union.You will need to carry a Post-secondary TTC StudentPhoto ID, which can be obtained at SherbourneSubway Station.U-PassOffice of the Vice-Dean, Davis Building, Room 3200uoft.me/upassU-Pass student transit card allows unlimited farefreerides on Mississauga Transit’s bus system. Amandatory U-Pass fee is automatically charged toeach UTM-affiliated graduate student’sU of T account. U-Pass arrangements are madethrough the Office of the Vice-Dean Graduate, inpartnership with your student union, UTMAGS.VIA Railviarail.caFull-time students under 25 years of age are eligiblefor an adult regular fare economy discount when youpurchase a VIA 6 pak.Grad Tip:Validate your UTORid andcreate your Universityissuedemail account atutorid.utoronto.ca.Activating your UTORIDalso gives you access to theUniversity’s student portalat uoft.me/portal.grad connectionsyour TCardGovernment issued photo ID and and your offerof admission letter are required to obtain yourTCard (www.utoronto.ca/tcard). Email service,wireless network, and access to the Portal willbe available upon receipt of your TCard andauthentication of your UTORid. You can obtainyour TCard from the following locations:Robarts LibraryRoom 2054A, 130 St. George St.William G. Davis BuildingRoom 2122, 3359 Mississauga Rd.University of Toronto Scarborough Library1265 Military Trailstudent web serviceThe Student Web Service (SWS)www.rosi.utoronto.ca, allows you to viewyour academic history and account information,change personal information, add/drop coursesand order U of T transcripts.Grad Tip:Before you can validateyour UTORid, you mustobtain a TCard?obtain a TCard.16.17.


Grad Tip:Students beginning theirprogram in May or Januarymust have a registeredstatus in the SWS beforeobtaining a TCard.“I am in a small program which results in closefriendship with fellow students, and we learna lot from each other. I plan to stay connectedwith them beyond graduation. In addition,the professors, who are passionate about thecourses they teach, are experts in their fieldand some of the best mentors I’ve ever had.“KYLYN ATHEY. MASTERS CANDIDATE. MANAGEMENT & PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTINGVirtual ConnectionsEmergency Alertsalert.utoronto.ca/callme/Sign up to receive notification on your phone in caseof emergency.Information Commons130 St. George St., 1st floor | 416.978.4357utoronto.ca/icComputer access facility with internet, email,headphone jacks, USB ports for connectingremovable USB drives and access to self-serve laserprinters. You must have a valid UTORid to login.The Portalportal.utoronto.ca | uoft.me/sgsstudentsThe Portal connects you to services and information,while making it easier to interactwith your friends, instructors and the University.Click the Portal link on the SGS website.ROSIrosi.utoronto.caThe Repository of Student Information (ROSI) is theUniversity’s student information system, throughwhich you can add/drop classes, request transcripts,check your tuition balance, among other essentialservices. Be sure to update your contact informationupon your arrival at U of T!UTORidutorid.utoronto.caYour UTORid and password allows you access tomany services including email, the Portal, UTORweband wireless access.UTMail+email.utoronto.caA completely new email system for students givesyou the ability to aggregate all your email accountsto one interface, 10GB of storage, a calendar, mobileaccess to email and more!UTORwebuoft.me/utorwebAn online space for personal web pages, pictures,documents and more! Use it to save and access filesfrom any networked computer. Set up and manageyour account at utorid.utoronto.ca.Wireless Accesswireless.utoronto.caThe campus wireless network provides free wi-ficonnectivity for all students.18.19.


“Studying at the University of Torontolate in life was one of the bestthings I ever did. It gave me the timeand space to read, research, learnand experience.“JENNIFER RUDDER. MASTERS GRADUATE. DEPARTMENT OF ARTgrad familyMany studentssuccessfully completetheir program ofstudy while balancinga variety of familyresponsibilities.Campus Community CooperativeDay Care Centre370 Huron St. | 416.946.0875campus.daycare@utoronto.caCampus & Community Cooperative Day Care is aparent/staff-managed day care centre.Childcare Servicesuoft.me/childcareU of T has several licensed childcare centres – there’sa wait for spaces, so apply early.Early Learning Centre7 Glen Morris St. & 252 Bloor St. West416.946.6725 | elc.utoronto.ca3359 Mississauga Rd.905.569.4422 | elc.utoronto.caThe Early Learning Centre (ELC) provides a safe,secure, supportive and stimulating environmentwhere children are free to grow to their potential.Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education55 Harbord St. | 416.978.3436uoft.me/kidsprogramsEnjoy some time with your children during family gymtimes! Additionally, receive a 15 % discount on athleticsprograms for your kids! Check out the March break andsummer camps that are also offered.Family Care Office214 College St., main floor | 416.978.0951familycare.utoronto.caThe Family Care Office promotes educational andemployment equity while providing assistance andresources to individuals who are navigating thechallenges of balancing school and work demandswith those of a family, whether it’s childcare oreldercare.N’sheemaehn Child Care Centre1255 Military Trail | 416.287.7624childcare.utsc.utoronto.caN’sheemaehn is dedicated to providing a warmand positive environment for children agedinfants to kindergarten.Student Family Housing (St. George)30 & 35 Charles St. | 416.978.8049studentfamilyhousing.utoronto.caFamily Housing is a supportive and welcomingplace in which to live with spouses and families. It isrecommended to apply early to avoid waiting lists.Student Housing & Residence Life (UTM)Oscar Peterson Hall, Suite 120 | 905.828.5286uoft.me/utmhousingUTM is committed to helping students with theirhousing needs, on campus within residencecommunity and off campus as a local commuter.With over 1500 student residence spaces, UTM offersa diverse range of housing options for graduatestudents, and for students with families within theUniversity of Toronto system.The Family Resource Centre7 Glen Morris St. | 416.946.0228elc.utoronto.ca/frcA family friendly environment where parents,caregivers or relatives can spend time with theirchildren and interacting with other families from theUniversity of Toronto community.University of TorontoChildcare Centre on Charles30 & 35 Charles St. | 416.415.2604uoft.me/childcareLocated within the University's Student FamilyHousing, the Childcare Centre on Charles providesfull-time and part-time care.20.21.


Grad Tip:Direct deposit is the mostefficient way to receiveaward payments, and youare encouraged to sign upfor direct deposit by visitingwww.rosi.utoronto.ca.“Receiving the prestigious Adel S. Sedra DistinguishedGraduate Award (2012) has been the highlight of myexperience at the University of Toronto so far.The interview process was warm and accommodating.It is one of the few scholarships/awards where theselection committee telephones the decision, rather thanconvey it via e-mail or letter.“grad financepay your feesInstructions on how to make a tuition feepayment (including a fee payment from outsideof Canada) may be found atwww.fees.utoronto.ca. To verify your tuitionowing, check your invoice atwww.rosi.utoronto.ca. Students enrolled incombined programs may be required to payadditional fees. Contact the SGS Student ServicesOffice or your home graduate unit for details.Outstanding fees/charges on your studentaccount are subject to a 1.5% monthly servicecharge (19.56% per annum). Service chargesare assessed on the 15th of every monthbeginning November for the fall/winter session,February for the winter session and June for thesummer session.awards and fundingU of T is committed to the financial support ofgraduate students in doctoral stream programs.Although financial support cannot be guaranteedfor all graduate students in all programs, weencourage you to ask about financial assistance atyour graduate unit.the graduate awards officeThe Graduate Awards Office provides a variety offinancial aid programs, as well as comprehensivefinancial counseling appointments to assist withplanning and identifying all possible sources andoptions of additional financial aid.The Graduate Awards Office administers a widerange of scholarships and awards includingexternal scholarships, federal awards such asNSERC, SSHRC and CIHR scholarships, as well asprovincial awards like the OGS.For information on how to manage your awards,visit uoft.me/sgsawardinstalmentsMOHAMED SOLIMAN. PHD CANDIDATE. DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR GENETICSAdel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award recipient, 2012Grad Tip:Submit payment before the sessionaldeadlines to register, which are listedat uoft.me/sgssessionaldates. It isrecommended that you keep yourproof of payment.22.23.


24.Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)uoft.me/3minutethesisA university-wide competition for doctoral studentsin which participants have 3 minutes or less topresent their doctoral research to a panel of nonspecialistjudges.Internal Awardsuoft.me/sgsinternalawardsThe Graduate Awards Office offers a range ofscholarships, travel and conference awards as wellspecialised grant programs.Connaught International Scholarshipsfor Doctoral Studentsuoft.me/sgsinternationalawardsThe Connaught International Scholarships for DoctoralStudents is an entrance scholarship (renewable for 3to 4 years, valued at $35,000 per year) for outstandinginternational scholars in U of T’s graduate programs.The W. Garfield WestonDoctoral Fellowshipwww.utoronto.ca/westonfellows/The W. Garfield Weston Doctoral Fellowship Programannually provides 16 Canadian doctoral students fromthe University of Toronto — across the humanities andthe social, physical and life sciences — a travel awardof $50,000 to further their research and broaden theirskills and networks in a global setting.SGS Accessibility Grantuoft.me/sgsaccessibilitygrantsAvailable to graduate students with a disability whohave registered with U of T Accessibility Services,UTM AccessAbility or UTSC AccessAbility Services, thegrant was established to assist with accommodationsnecessary to meet unexpected needs arising fromthe particular demands of the graduate program.SGS Conference Grantuoft.me/sgstravelgrantsThe SGS Conference Grant is intended to encouragedoctoral-stream students to present their researchat a regional, national or international conferences.Preference is given to applicants who have notpreviously attended a conference in their currentprogram and who are in the early stage of theiracademic program. Applications are available early inthe fall and winter sessions.SGS Masters Tuition Fee Bursaryuoft.me/masterstuitionbursaryThe Master’s Tuition Fee Bursary is intended formaster’s students in both course-work and researchprograms who are beyond the program lengthrequired for their degree, but who still have a smallamount of work outstanding, due to unanticipatedreasons and factors that are beyond their control.SGS Travel Grantuoft.me/sgstravelgrantsThe SGS Research Travel Grant is designed to assistfull-time PhD students in Humanities and SocialSciences, pursue research travel that is necessary tothe completion of their research. The competition isrun annually and applications are available early in thewinter session.University-Wide Awardsuoft.me/sgsinternalawardsNumerous scholarships of varying value beenestablished at the School of Graduate Studies that areopen to all U of T graduate students.External AwardsThe Graduate Awards Office also providesadministrative support for a wide range of awardsoffered outside the University of Toronto.Federal AwardsGovernment agencies offer external support in theform of scholarships and supplements to Canadiansand landed immigrants:The Natural Sciences and Engineering ResearchCouncil of Canadawww.nserc.caThe Social Sciences and Humanities ResearchCouncil of Canadawww.sshrc.caThe Canadian Institutes of Health Research:www.cihr.caVanier Canada Graduatewww.vanier.gc.caProvincial AwardsNumerous scholarships and awards funded by theProvince of Ontario are administered through theSchool of Graduate Studies:Ontario Graduate Scholarshipsuoft.me/sgsogsOntario Trillium Scholarship Program forInternational Students:uoft.me/sgsprovincialawardsQueen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarshipsin Science and Technologyuoft.me/sgsprovincialawardsGrad Tip:To find out the duration andminimum amount of fundingprovided to graduate students ineach doctoral stream program,check out the Graduate FundingStructures document:uoft.me/sgsfunding.“My advice to new students is to live as close to downtown as youcan. Get a bike. Don’t just do the minimum to get your degree. Takeopportunities when they come. If something seems like it will be too hard,or outside your comfort zone… do it. The rewards will come!BRANDON WEIGEL. MASTERS GRADUATE. FACULTY OF INFORMATIONThere are a variety ofhousing options availablefor graduate students whowould like to customizetheir experience by livingon or close to campus.Housing Services (St. George)214 College St., 2nd floor | 416.978.8045housing.utoronto.caHousing Services affords students the opportunity tocustomize their housing, including off-campus listings,online videos, residence applications, roommatefinder, and various events throughout the year.grad housing“Student Housing & Residence Life (UTM)Oscar Peterson Hall, Suite 120 | 905.828.5286uoft.me/utmhousingUTM offers a diverse range of housing options forgraduate students and students with families withinthe residence community and off campus.Student Housing & Residence Life (UTSC)1265 Military Trail | 416.287.7365 | uoft.me/utschousingClose proximity to faculty, services and campus lifepromotes a positive integration into academic lifeand the community on campus.25.


grad internationalInternational and domesticstudents normally paydifferent fees.legal status and feesIf you are eligible for the domestic tuition rate, youare claiming 'Status in Canada' exemption. Formore information, consult the Student Accountswebsite at www.fees.utoronto.ca. A change ofstatus is not retroactive to any previous session.Present original documents to SGS tosubstantiate your claim according to thefollowing deadlines:November 1 for reassessment for thecomplete fall and winter session.February 1 for the reassessment for thewinter session only.June 30 for reassessment for the completesummer session. This only applies tostudents who are charged tuition fees for thesummer session.If you are unable to provide the requireddocumentation by these deadlines, you mustpay the international tuition rate.“To retain an exemption for a subsequent session,you may be asked to submit supplementaryor new documents to prove that yourstatus has been maintained. If you presentacceptable documentation for exemptionfrom the international tuition rate, and thisdocumentation contains an expiry date, presentupdated documentation to SGS by the deadlinedates noted above.26.27.


“As an international student accompanied by my family,I had to make a balanced decision that would satisfyboth my professional/academic aspirations andpersonal life. Fortunately, the Centre for Criminology andSociolegal Studies offered me a prestigious entranceaward - the Connaught International Scholarship forDoctoral Students - that made U of T the ideal choice.“ALEXANDRA LYSOVA. PHD CANDIDATE. THE CENTRE OF CRIMINOLOGY & SOCIOLEGAL STUDIESCentre for International Experience (CIE)33 St. George St. | 416.978.2564 | cie.utoronto.caPlug into a variety of social events, includingsporting and cultural outings, dinners and parties,city tours, ice-skating nights and camping trips.Social programming at the CIE often showcasesinternational cultures, giving all students a chance tosample cultural traditions cuisines.English Language Program252 Bloor St. West, Suite 4-106 | 416.978.5104uoft.me/englishlanguageprogramNon-native English speakers can enhance theirlanguage abilities with training and acculturationin writing, speaking and vocabulary necessary tosucceed at U of T. All currently registered graduatestudents and post-docs receive a 25% discount ontheir courses.International CentreDavis Building, Room 1103, 3359 Mississauga Rd. North905.569.4716 | utm.utoronto.ca/internationalThrough its services and programs, the IC promotesan internationally informed, cross-culturally sensitiveuniversity community that enhances the studentexperience through educational, co-curricularprograms and activities that advance the culturalfluency of our students.International Student CentreInternational Student Centre,Room C-349, 1095 Military Trail | 416.287.7518http://utsc-isc.ca/The ISC is the hub for all information related tointernational studies and cultural events. Throughits services and programs, the Centre promotes aninternationally informed and cross-culturally sensitiveuniversity community that enhances the studentexperience through educational, co-curricularprograms and activities, and through promotionof U of T study abroad opportunities.International Transition Advisor,Graduate Students33 St. George St. | e.bailey@utoronto.cacie.utoronto.ca/Programs/Transition-Advising.htmThursdays from 3:00pm to 8:00 pmGrad Room, 66 Harbord St.Fridays from 1:00pm to 3:00pmSchool of Graduate Studies,Room 111, 63 St. George St.Are you an international student? Do you havequestions about your work or study permit? Lookingto connect with U of T resources and communities?Just need someone to chat to? Meet with theInternational Transition Advisor whose role is tosupport international students throughout academicand cultural life of the University of Toronto.Available to meet with students informally during onsitehours and also in one-to-one meetings Mondayto Friday. Bring any issues you may wish to discuss toyour meeting, the agenda will be directed by yourparticular concerns.University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)214 College St., Room 202 | 416.978.0290uoft.me/cieuhipIf you are an international or exchange student, youwill be automatically enrolled in UHIP for the timethat you are studying here. You are required to visitthe UHIP office to pick up your card.Grad Tip:Western Union Bank to BankTransfer allows international studentsto pay the Canadian dollar paymentin the currency of choice at a localbank at a competitive exchange rateand with NO transaction chargesfrom Western Union or the Universityof Toronto.uoft.me/westernunionbank-to-bank28.29.


“U of T provides the resources that graduatestudents need to produce high-qualityacademic work. The student experience isvery much an invitation to success. With thenecessary support and guidance, scholars canrealize their potential.“ROSEEN GILES. PHD CANDIDATE. FACULTY OF MUSIC30.grad resourcesAcademic SupportAcademic Advising & Career CentreAcademic Resource Centre,Room AC213, 1265 Military Trail416.287.7561 | uoft.me/aaccutscAcademic Success Centre214 College St. | 416.978.7970 | asc.utoronto.caThe Robert GillespieAcademic Skills CentreHazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre,Room 390K, 3359 Mississauga Rd. North905.828.3858 | utm.utoronto.ca/asc/Build proficiencies in preparing for a thesis defense,research strategies, comprehensive exams, workingwith your supervisor, and dealing with procrastinationand stress.English Language Program252 Bloor St. West, Suite 4-106 | 416.978.5104uoft.me/englishlanguageprogramNon-native English speakers can enhance theirlanguage abilities with training and acculturationin writing, speaking and vocabulary necessary tosucceed at U of T. All currently registered graduatestudents and post-docs receive a 25% discount ontheir courses.Office of English Languageand Writing Support (ELWS)63 St. George St. | 416.946.7485uoft.me/sgselwsEnhance your academic writing or speaking skillsthrough individual consultations, single-sessionworkshops and non-credit courses for both nativeand non-native speakers of English. Courses areprovided on various genres of writing/speakingrequired in graduate school, such as grant writing,thesis writing, and oral presentation skills.Office of Research Ethics12 Queen’s Park Crescent | 416.946.3273research.utoronto.caGet assistance throughout the ethical review process,from the preparation of a protocol submission to thefinal approval of the research and beyond.Reference and Research ServicesRobarts Library, 130 St. George St., 4th floor416.978.6215 | library.utoronto.caGet help with your research or get details on ajournal’s publication requirements.Research at the University of Torontoresearch.utoronto.caFind information about how research can beconducted, research ethics issues, intellectualproperty issues, and help if you wish to commercializeyour results and funding.Equity & DiversityAccessAbility Resource Centre (UTM)3359 Mississauga Rd. North | 905.569.4455utm.utoronto.ca/accessabilityAccessAbility Services (UTSC)1265 Military Trail, Room S302 (Science Building)416.287.7560 | utsc.utoronto.ca/~abilityAccessibility Services (St. George)130 St. George St., main floor | 416.978.8060accessibility.utoronto.caGet help navigating disability-related barriers. Registerearly to begin planning for accommodations andenjoy equal opportunities to achieve academic andco-curricular success.Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office215 Huron St., Room 603 | 416.978.1259antiracism.utoronto.caHelp foster a bias-free environment within which tolive, learn and work. Seek conflict resolution supportif you encounter disputes related to race, ancestry,place of origin, culture or ethnicity.Campus Chaplains Associationuoft.me/campuschaplainsChaplains from the world’s major religions areavailable to help you find community, providespiritual and religious care and organize events.Family Care Office214 College St., main floor | 416.978.0951familycare.utoronto.caThe Family Care Office promotes educational andemployment equity while providing assistance andresources to individuals who are navigating thechallenges of balancing school and work demandswith those of a family, whether it’s childcare oreldercare.31.


First Nations House563 Spadina Ave., 3rd floor | 416.978.8227fnh.utoronto.caA dynamic place where students from many nationsacross Canada can seek culturally appropriate services.It also offers programs for Aboriginal students and thegeneral university community.Multi-Faith Centre569 Spadina Ave. | 416.946.3120multifaith.utoronto.caThere are many spaces available for regular prayer,meditation and other practices.Multi-Faith spaces @ U of Tuoft.me/multifaithspacesuoft.me/utmmultifaithspacesuoft.me/utscmultifaithspacesThere are many spaces available for regular prayer,meditation and other practices.Sexual & Gender Diversity Office (SGDO)21 Sussex Ave., Rooms 416–17 | 416.946.5624sgdo.utoronto.caWhether you identify as LGBTTIQQ2S, or arequestioning your gender identity, you can findsupport, community, advocacy and information atthe SGDO.Sexual Harassment Office215 Huron St., Room 603 | 416.978.3908utoronto.ca/shoGet information and advice on matters of harassmentbased on sex or sexual orientation. The office handlescomplaints and works with you to resolve issuesthrough mediation and other procedures.Status of Women Office215 Huron St., Room 603 | 416.978.2196status-women.utoronto.caGet information on policies, procedures, resources,services, and initiatives regarding women andwomen’s issues.LegalDowntown Legal Services655 Spadina Ave. | 416.978.6447uoft.me/downtownlegalGet legal assistance with student rights, familylaw, tenant’s rights, criminal law and immigrant/refugee law.Professional DevelopmentIt is important to think about your professional andpersonal development while pursuing your graduatestudies. The University has resources to help you inthese areas.Career Centre214 College St., main floor | 416.978.8000careers.utoronto.caDV 3094, 3359 Mississauga Rd. North | 905.828.5451utm.utoronto.ca/careersRoom AC213, 1265 Military Trail | 416.287.7561uoft.me/utsccareersStart planning your career now! Attend CVworkshops and special panels, participate in apractice interview, view job postings, or get one-ononeconsultations. Register for the Graduate DossierService to have your letters of reference, transcriptsand C.V. kept in a confidential depository. You canquickly and conveniently have them sent out whenyou apply for advertised academic positions. Theservice is offered for up to 10 years following astudent’s Ph.D. convocation.Centre for Community Partnerships569 Spadina Ave., Suite 315 | 416.978.6558ccp.utoronto.caGo beyond the campus and into the community.Join hundreds of other students who have alreadygained valuable leadership skills through communitybasedlearning.Centre for Teaching and InnovationTeaching Assistants’ Training Program130 St. George St., 4th floor | 416.946.3139teaching.utoronto.caThe Centre for Teaching and Learning1265 Military Trail | uoft.me/utscctlThe Robert Gillespie Academic Skills CentreHazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre,Room 390K, 3359 Mississauga Rd. North905.828.3858 | http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/asc/Develop your teaching skills and professionalismthrough resources and workshops, a certificate program,and awards in recognition of outstanding teaching byTAs, microteaching sessions, teaching dossier review, aresource library and individual consultations.Graduate ProfessionalSkills Program (GPS)66 Harbord St. | 416.946.3497 | uoft.me/gpsLearn to communicate effectively, develop writingand presentation skills, effective time planning andmanagement, be entrepreneurial, understand andapply ethical practices, work effectively in teams,leadership and much more!Work Study Programwww.careers.utoronto.caThe U of T Work-Study Program provides opportunitiesfor eligible students to be employed part-time oncampus during the fall and winter sessions.SafetyCommunity Safety Office (CSO)21 Sussex Ave., 2nd floor (SC) | 416.978.1485communitysafety.utoronto.caIt is important that you feel safe and secure on campus.The CSO responds to students, staff and facultymembers of the U of T community who have personalsafety concerns through consultation, training,workshops and self defense courses.St. George Campus Police –Working Alone Service21 Sussex Ave. | General Enquiries: 416.978.2323Emergency: 416.978.2222campuspolice.utoronto.caHere to protect you and your personal property, theCampus Police provide emergency assistance, crimeprevention and enforce the criminal code 24 hoursa day, 365 days a year. If you are working alone lateat night or on weekends or holidays, inform campuspolice and they will drop by and check in on you andprovide an escort, if needed, when you leave.UTM Campus PoliceDavis Building, Room #3116 | General Enquiries:905.828.5200 | Emergency: 905.569.4333utm.utoronto.ca/campus-policeThe UTM Campus Police Service is dedicatedto creating and maintaining a safe and secureenvironment for students, staff, faculty and visitors 24hours a day, 365 days a year.UTSC Community Police Services1265 Military Trail, Science Wing, Room SW304General Enquiries: 416.287.7398Emergency: 416.287.7333 | utsc.utoronto.ca/policeUTSC Community Police ensure safety and securityof the University community and are the primaryresponse agency for all personal safety and criminalincidents at U of T Scarborough 24 hours a day, 365days a year.U of T Scarborough Patrol416.287.7022Upon request, patrol staff provide safety escorts tostudents, staff, faculty and visitors.WalkSafer905.607.7233 | utm.utoronto.ca/walksaferWalkSafer is a security escort service for those seekingadditional comfort navigating campus in the evenings.Walksmart416.978.SAFE (7233)On campus late at night? Call the WalkSmart servicefor escorts between university buildings or to nearbytransit stops Monday to Friday from 7:00pm-12:00am(September to April only).Grad Tip:An initiative of the Schoolof Graduate Studies, thesuccessful completion ofthe GPS program will berecognized by an officialtranscript notation.32.33.


“I think the U of T experience is allabout finding your passion andreaching for excellence. I hopeto gain all the knowledge I can tocatapult me to the next stage.“EUGENIA DUODU. PHD CANDIDATE. DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRYgrad wellnessCounselling & Psychological Services214 College St., Room 111 | 416.978.7341caps.utoronto.caCounselling & Psychological Services (CAPS)offers students short-term individual counselling,psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy,workshops, and psychiatric medication services.Dental Service101 Elm St. | 416.979.4927 x4335 | uoft.me/dentalclinicHave your teeth cleaned by supervised students atthe Faculty of Dentistry. They also offer fillings, braces,bridges, implants and other services.Health & Counselling CentreSouth Building, Room 1123, 3359 Mississauga Rd. North905.828.5255www.utm.utoronto.ca/health/our-servicesThe UTM Health & Counselling medical staff isexperienced in working with diverse universitypopulations and is comfortable discussing all topicsrelated to student health and wellness.Health & Wellness CentreStudent Centre, SL-270, 1265 Military Trail | 416.287.7065www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~wellnessThe Health & Wellness Centre has trained healthprofessionals to provide medical, nursing, counselling,health promotion and education services to Universityof Toronto Scarborough students.Health and Dental InsuranceGraduate Students’ Union, 16 Bancroft Ave.utgsu.caThrough the GSU you qualify for supplementaryhealth insurance that provides limited coverage forsome health care expenses not covered by yourprovincial plan. Opt out deadlines are early in theterm, so check with the GSU for details.Health and Wellness Serviceshealthandwellness.utoronto.caGet support in achieving your personal and academicbest, including access to a full-service health clinic,counselling services and peer support.Health Services214 College St., 2nd floor | 416.978.8030healthservices.utoronto.ca/MainHealth Services offers University of Toronto studentsthe same services as a family doctor's office courtesyof the multidisciplinary health team includingfamily physicians, registered nurses, a dietician, andsupport staff.University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)214 College St., Room 202 | 416.978.0290cie.utoronto.ca/Coming/UHIPIf you are an international or exchange student, youwill be automatically enrolled in UHIP for the timethat you are studying here. You are required to visitthe UHIP office to pick up your card.Grad Tip:Health Services is now seeingspouses of registered U of Tinternational students withvalid UHIP coverage.For more informationplease call 416.978.8030.34.35.


36.indexaAcademic Support, 30Academic Advising & Career Centre, 30Academic Success Centre, 30English Language and Writing Support (ELWS), 30English Language Program, 30Office of Research Ethics, 31Reference and Research Services, 31Research at the University of Toronto, 31The Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre, 30Accessibility Services. See Equity & DiversityArts & Culture, 10Artszone, 10Faculty of Music Box Office, 10Galleries, 10Hart House, 10Poet in the Community, 10UofTtix, 10cCareer Centre. See Professional DevelopmentCentre for Community Partnerships (CCP), 12, 32Centre for International Experience (CIE), 28Chaplains. See Equity & DiversityCommunity Safety Office. See SafetyConnaught International Scholarships for DoctoralStudents. See Grad Finance: Internal AwardsCounselling & Psychological Services. See Health & WellnessdDental. See Health & WellnessDowntown Legal Services. See Grad Resources: LegaleEating Well, 11Harvest Noon, 11Mealplans, 11St. George Food Map, 11UeaT, 11UTM DineonCampus, 11UTSC Food & Beverage Services, 11UTSC Meal Plans, 11Equity & Diversity, 31AccessAbility Resource Centre (UTM), 31AccessAbility Services (UTSC), 31Accessibility Services (St. George), 31Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office, 31Campus Chaplains Association, 31Family Care Office, 31First Nations House, 32Multi-Faith Centre, 32Multi-Faith spaces @ U of T, 32Sexual & Gender Diversity Office, 32Sexual Harassment Office, 32Status of Women Office, 32fFamily. See Grad FamilyFederal Awards. See Grad Finance: External AwardsFinance. See Grad FinancegGrad Community, 10Arts & Culture, 10Eating Well, 11Gradlife, 12Involvement on Campus, 12Places & Spaces, 14Social, 14Sports & Recreation, 14Student Media, 16Transportation, 16Grad Connections, 17Student Web Service (SWS), 17TCard, 17UTORid, 17, 19Virtual connections, 18Grad Escapes, 14Grad Family, 20Campus Community Cooperative Day Care Centre, 20Childcare Services, 20Early Learning Centre, 20Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 20Family Care Office, 21N’sheemaehn Child Care Centre, 21Student Family Housing (St. George), 21Student Housing & Residence Life (UTM), 21The Family Resource Centre, 21University of Toronto Childcare Centre on Charles, 21Grad Finance, 22Awards & Funding, 22External Awards, 24Internal Awards, 24Pay fees, 22Provincial Awards, 24Service charges, 22The Graduate Awards Office, 22Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT), 13, 24Grad Housing, 25Housing Services (St. George), 25Student Family Housing (St. George), 25Student Housing & Residence Life (UTM), 25Student Housing & Residence Life (UTSC), 25Grad International, 26Centre for International Experience, 28English Language Program, 28International Centre, 28International fee exemption, 26International Student Centre, 28International Transition Advisor, 29University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP), 29, 35Western Union Bank-to-Bank Transfer, 29Grad Resources, 30Academic Support, 30Equity & Diversity, 31Legal, 32Professional Development, 32Safety, 33Grad Room, 14Grad School, 6Balance of Degree fee, 8By the numbers, 4, 5Campus affiliation, 7Course enrolment, 6Registration, 8School of Graduate Studies, 6Grad TipCampus affiliation, 7Direct deposit, 22Doctoral funding, 24Eligibility, 9Enrolment & Registration, 8Grad Escapes, coverGraduate Professional Skills Program, 32Income tax, 6Invoices, 41Payments & sessional deadlines, 23Sessional dates iCal calendar, 41TCard, 17UTORid, 17Western Union Bank-to-Bank Transfer, 29Grad Wellness, 34, 35Gradlife, 12Graduate Professional Skills Program (GPS), 32Graduate Students' Union (GSU)Graduate Students' Union, 13GSU Gym, 15GSU Pub, 14Harvest Noon, 11Health and Dental Insurance, 34hHealth and Dental Insurance. See Health & WellnessHealth & WellnessCounselling & Psychological Services (CAPS), 34Dental Service, 34Health & Counselling Centre, 34Health & Wellness Centre, 34Health and Dental Insurance, 34Health and Wellness Services, 35Health Services, 35University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP), 29, 35Housing. See Grad HousingiInternational. See Grad InternationalIntramural sports, 15Involvement on Campus, 12Centre for Community Partnerships, 12, 32Governing Council, 12Gradlife, 12Graduate Education Council, 12Graduate Students' Association @ Scarborough, 12Graduate Students’ Union (GSU), 13Student Life Programs & Services, 13Sussex Clubhouse, 13Three Minute Thesis Competiton (3MT), 13, 24Ulife, 13UTM Association of Graduate Students, 13UTM Campus Council, 13UTSC Campus Council, 13Volunteer Opportunities, 13lLibraries, 14mMapsCampus Maps, 14St. George Food Map, 11St. George Interactive campus map, 14Mealplans. See Eating WelloOntario Graduate Scholarips (OGS).See Grad Finance: Provincial AwardsOntario Trillium Scholarship Program for InternationalStudents. See Grad Finance: Provincial Awards37.


pParking. See TransportationPlaces & Spaces, 14Campus Maps, 14Libraries, 14St. George Interactive campus map, 14Police. See SafetyProfessional Development, 32Career Centre, 32Centre for Community Partnerships (CCP), 12, 32Centre for Teaching and Innovation, 32Graduate Professional Skills Program (GPS), 32Teaching Assistants’ Training Program, 32The Centre for Teaching and Learning, 32The Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre, 32Work Study Program, 33ProfilesAthey, Kylyn, 18Duodu, Eugenia, 34Giles, Roseen, 30Lysova, Alexandra, 28Rudder, Jennifer, 20Sheldon, Adam, 12Soliman, Mohamed, 23Sutskerver, Ilya, 7Weigel, Brandon, 25Pub. See Graduate Students' Union (GSU)qQueen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science andTechnology. See Grad Finance: Provincial AwardsrRepository of Student Information (ROSI), 17, 18, 22sSafety, 33Community Safety Office (CSO), 33St. George Campus Police, 33U of T Scarborough Patrol, 33UTM Campus Police, 33UTSC Community Police Services, 33WalkSafer, 33Walksmart, 33Working Alone Service, 33School of Graduate Studies (SGS), 6English Language and Writing Support (ELWS), 30Grad Room, 14Graduate Professional Skills Program (GPS), 32Important dates, 40Student Services, 6SGS Accessibility Grant. See Grad Finance: Internal AwardsSGS Conference Grant. See Grad Finance: Internal AwardsSGS Masters Tuition Fee Bursary. See Grad Finance:Internal AwardsSGS Travel Grant. See Grad Finance:Internal AwardsSocial, 14Grad Escapes, 14Grad Lounge, 14Grad Room, 14Graduate Students' Association @ Scarborough, 14GSU Pub, 14LGBTOUT Graduate Events, 14Munk School of Global Affairs, 14U of T Events, 14UTM Association of Graduate Students, 14Sports & Recreation, 14Athletics and Recreation Centre, 14Department of Physical Education, Athletics & Recreation, 15Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 15GSU Gym, 15Hart House, 15Intramurals, 15Varsity Blues Athletics, 15Student Life Programs & Services, 13Student Media, 16CIUT 89.5FM, 16The Varsity, 16tThe Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).See Grad Finance: Federal AwardsThe Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council ofCanada (NSERC). See Grad Finance: Federal AwardsThe Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council ofCanada (SSHRC). See Grad Finance: Federal AwardsThe W. Garfield Weston Doctoral Fellowship. See GradFinance: Internal AwardsThree Minute Thesis Competition (3MT), 13, 24Transportation, 16Bikechain, 16Bikeshare, 16Bixi, 16GO Transit Discount, 16Inter-Campus Transportation, 16MiWay (Mississauga Transit), 16Parking & Transportation Services (UTM), 16Parking Services (St. George), 16Parking Services (UTSC), 16Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), 16U-Pass, 16VIA Rail, 16uUlife, 13University of Toronto (St. George)Academic Success Centre, 30Accessibility Services, 31Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office, 31Bikechain, 16Campus Map, 14Campus Police, 33Career Centre, 32Centre for Community Partnerships (CCP), 12, 32Centre for International Experience (CIE), 28Centre for Teaching and Innovation, 32CIUT 89.5FM, 16Community Safety Office (CSO), 33Counselling & Psychological Services (CAPS), 34Dental Service, 34Downtown Legal Services, 32English Language and Writing Support (ELWS), 30English Language Program, 28, 30Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 15, 20Faculty of Music Box Office, 10Family Care Office, 21, 31First Nations House, 32Food Map, 11Governing Council, 12Grad Room, 14Gradlife, 12Graduate Education Council, 12Graduate Students’ Union (GSU), 11, 13, 14, 15, 34Hart House, 10, 15Harvest Noon, 11Health and Dental Insurance, 34Health Services, 35Housing Services, 25Information Commons, 18Mealplans, 11Multi-Faith Centre, 32Munk School of Global Affairs, 14Office of Research Ethics, 31Parking Services, 16Reference and Research Services, 31Sexual & Gender Diversity Office, 32Sexual Harassment Office, 32Status of Women Office, 32Student Family Housing, 21Sussex Clubhouse, 13Teaching Assistants’ Training Program, 32The Varsity, 16University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP), 29UofTtix, 10Walksmart, 33Working Alone Service, 33University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)AccessAbility Resource Centre (UTM), 31Bikeshare, 16Career Centre, 32Department of Physical Education, Athletics & Recreation, 15Grad Lounge, 14Health & Counselling Centre, 34Inter-Campus Transportation, 16International Centre, 28Parking & Transportation Services, 16Student Housing & Residence Life (UTM), 25The Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre, 30U-Pass, 16UTM Association of Graduate Students (UTMAGS), 13, 14UTM Campus Council, 14UTM Campus Police, 33UTM DineonCampus, 11WalkSafer, 33University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)Academic Advising & Career Centre, 30AccessAbility Services (UTSC), 31Athletics and Recreation Centre, 14Career Centre, 32Graduate Students' Association @ Scarborough, 12, 14Health & Wellness Centre, 34International Student Centre, 28N'sheemaehn Child Care Centre, 21Parking Services, 16Student Housing & Residence Life (UTSC), 25The Centre for Teaching and Learning, 32U of T Scarborough Patrol, 33UTSC Campus Council, 14UTSC Community Police Services, 33UTSC Food & Beverage Services, 11UTSC Meal Plans, 11University Wide Awards.See Grad Finance: Internal AwardsUTMail+, 19UTORid, 19UTORweb, 19vVanier Canada Graduate. See Grad Finance: Federal AwardsVarsity Blue Athletics, 15Virtual Connections, 18Emergency Alerts, 18Information Commons, 18ROSI, 17, 18, 22The Portal, 18UTMail+, 19UTORid, 19UTORweb, 19Wireless Access, 19Volunteer Opportunities, 13wWalkSafer. See SafetyWalksmart. See SafetyWelcome, 2Wireless Access, 19Working Alone Service. See Safety38.39.


important datesGrad Tip:An iCal calendar of importantdates is available for download atuoft.me/sgssessionaldates.Grad Tip:Invoices will be available on theSWS (ROSI) by July 15, allowingmost graduate students tomake payments or be eligibleto register without payment(i.e. defer fees).dateactivityAugust 12August 30September 9September 13September 13September 16September 22September 25October 4Registration for fall session beginsLast date for payment of tuition fees to meet registration deadlineMost formal graduate courses and seminars begin this weekCoursework must be completed and grades submitted for summer session courses andextended coursesRegistration for fall session ends; after this date a late registration fee will be assessedFinal date to submit final doctoral theses to SGS to avoid fee charges for 2013-14Final date to add full-year and fall session coursesSummer session grades available for viewing by students on the Student Web Service (ROSI)Final date to submit final doctoral thesis for Fall ConvocationJanuary 24January 24January 24January 24February 24April 17April 17Final date for receipt of degree recommendations and submission of any required theses forMarch or June graduation for master’s students without fees being charged for the winter sessionFinal date for all students to request that their degrees be conferred in absentia in MarchFinal date to submit final doctoral thesis for March convocation in absentiaFall dual registrants must be recommended for the master's degree by this date to maintaintheir PhD registrationFinal date to drop full-year and winter session courses without academic penaltyFor students obtaining degrees at June convocation, course work must be completed andgrades submitted for full year and winter session coursesFinal date for receipt of degree recommendations and submission of any required theses formaster’s degrees for June convocationOctober 4Final date for receipt of degree recommendations and submission of any required theses formaster's degrees for Fall Convocation without fees being charged for the fall sessionApril 17Final date for submission of final doctoral thesis for students whose degrees are to beconferred at the June convocationOctober 28January 6January 10January 10January 15January 15January 19Final date to drop fall session full or half courses without academic penaltyMost formal graduate courses and seminars begin this weekFinal date for registration of students beginning program in winter session; after this date, alate registration fee will be assessedCoursework must be completed and grades submitted for fall session coursesFinal date to submit doctoral theses without fee payment for winter sessionFall session grades available for viewing by students on the Student Web Service (ROSI)Final date to add winter session coursesApril 17May 2May 9May 11May 14May 30Final date for degree recommendations of winter dual registrants for the master's degree tomaintain their PhD registrationFinal date for registration for May sessionCourse work must be completed and grades submitted for full-year and winter sessioncourses (except for extended courses)Final date to enrol in May-June or May-August session coursesWinter session grades available for viewing by students on the Student Web Service (ROSI)Final date to drop May-June F section courses without academic penalty40.


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