As an international student at U of T, you will encounter many new experiences and challenges. Our transition advisors are here to help you adjust to the University and life in Canada.

We can help you:

  • Adjust to Canada – Learn how to form friendships in Canada, succeed in the U of T classroom, live in Toronto’s climate, or deal with feeling homesick.
  • Build your new community – Get involved on- and off-campus, find groups and sign up for activities.
  • Make a plan – Achieve your goals during your time here at the University of Toronto.
  • Find help when you need it – Get access to helpful programs, services and information.

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Contact us To meet with a transition advisor, book an appointment on CLN, contact us by email, or drop in when you have free time
Transition advisor for Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design students
Transition advisors for Faculty of Arts and Science students
Transition advisor for Faculty of Engineering students
Transition advisor for Graduate students
Transition advisor for Students living at Student Family Housing
Transition advisor for Students living at Chestnut Residence
Drop-In or Book an Appointment Book an appointment online by going to www.cln.utoronto.ca

Contact us

There are a number of ways to connect with a transition advisor:

  1. Make an appointment on CLN to meet at one of many locations across campus 
  2. Drop by office hours at one of our campus locations 
  3. Email an advisor
  4. Drop by our office
  5. Give us a call

You can ask about anything at your meeting.  We’re happy to help!  

 

Centre for International Experience

 33 St. George St., Room 204

MAP Cumberland House 

 

Transition Advising Office

416-978-1754

Photo, from left to right:
Top row:
 Yaseen Ali, Hanna Caplan
Bottom row:  Marc Arnold, Asim Ashraf

Photo of Yaseen Ali, Hanna Caplan, Asim Ashraf, Marc Arnold

Transition advisor for

Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design students

Time & location:

Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

1 Spadina Crescent

MAP Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design

Contact: Yaseen Ali

yaseen.ali@utoronto.ca | 416-708-1208

Book appointments at www.cln.utoronto.ca

Transition advisors for

Faculty of Arts and Science 

Students in the Faculty of Arts and Science can visit an international transition advisor at any of the college/residence locations identified below.

 

Innis College students

Time & location:

Tuesdays 2 - 4:30 p.m.

Innis Residence Lobby

MAP Innis Residence

Contact: Asim Ashraf

asim.ashraf@utoronto.ca | 416-579-8310

Book appointments at www.cln.utoronto.ca

 

New College students

Time & location:

Mondays 3 - 6 p.m. (Wilson Hall Lounge)

MAP Wilson Hall

Tuesdays 4 - 7 p.m. (Wilson Hall Lounge)

MAP Wilson Hall

Contact: Hanna Caplan

hanna.caplan@utoronto.ca | 416-525-5158

Book appointments at www.cln.utoronto.ca

Rotman Commerce students

Time & location:

Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Woodsworth Residence Lower Level, Room WO13

MAP Woodsworth Residence

Contact: Marc Arnold

marc.arnold@utoronto.ca | 416-459-1740

Book appointments at www.cln.utoronto.ca

 

St. Michael's College students

Time & location:

Mondays 1 - 5 p.m.

Alumni Hall, Room AH202A

MAP Alumni Hall

Contact: Marc Arnold

marc.arnold@utoronto.ca | 416-459-1740

Book appointments at www.cln.utoronto.ca

 

Trinity College students

Time & location:

Tuesdays 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Strachan Hall

MAP Trinity College

Contact: Asim Ashraf

asim.ashraf@utoronto.ca | 416-579-8310

Book appointments at www.cln.utoronto.ca

University College students

Time & location:

Wednesdays 4 - 6 p.m.

Howard Ferguson Dining Hall

MAP University College

Contact: Hanna Caplan

hanna.caplan@utoronto.ca | 416-525-5158

Drop in or book appointment by emailing uc.studentlife@utoronto.ca

 

Woodsworth College students

Time & location:

Wednesdays 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Kruger Hall Commons)

Thursdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Room 100)

MAP Woodsworth College

Contact: Hanna Caplan

hanna.caplan@utoronto.ca | 416-525-5158

Drop in or book an appointment on the CLN or by emailing dean.woodsworth@utoronto.ca.

Transition advisor for

Faculty of Engineering students

Location & time:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Galbraith Buidling, Room GB141

MAP Galbraith Building

Contact: Asim Ashraf

asim.ashraf@utoronto.ca | 416-579-8310

Book appointments at www.cln.utoronto.ca

Transition advisor for

Graduate students

Locations & times:

Tuesdays 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Thursdays 9:30 – 11 a.m.

School of Graduate Studies

63 St. George Street

MAP School of Graduate Studies

 

Wednesdays 4 – 6 p.m.

Graduate House, 60 Harbord Street, Lobby

MAP Graduate House

 

Thursdays 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Grad Room, 66 Harbord Street

MAP Grad Room

 

Contact: Yaseen Ali

yaseen.ali@utoronto.ca | 416-708-1208

Book appointments at www.cln.utoronto.ca

Transition advisor for

OISE students

Location & time:

Mondays 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 5th floor lounge (OISE)

Mondays 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. OISE Student Success Centre (Room 8-202)

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)

252 Bloor Street West

MAP OISE

Contact: Yaseen Ali

yaseen.ali@utoronto.ca | 416-708-1208

Book appointments at www.cln.utoronto.ca

Transition advisor for

Students living at Student Family Housing

Location & time:

Thursdays 3 – 5 p.m.

Student Family Housing

35 Charles Street West, Lobby

MAP Student Family Housing

Contact: Yaseen Ali

yaseen.ali@utoronto.ca | 416-708-1208

Book appointments at www.cln.utoronto.ca

Transition advisor for

Students living at Chestnut Residence

Location & time:

Wednesdays and Thursdays 4 - 7 p.m.

MAP Chestnut Residence

Contact: Asim Ashraf

asim.ashraf@utoronto.ca | 416-579-8310

Book appointments at www.cln.utoronto.ca

Drop-In or Book an Appointment

The Transition Advisors are available for drop-in appointments at some locations. In certain cases, you may wish to book an appointment. You can book an appointment online using the Career Learning Network (CLN).

  • Login to the  CLN using your UTORid.
  • On the left-hand panel, click on Appointments, then St. George Centre for International Experience, and then Book St. George CIE Appointment.
  • You can then select By Appointment Provider and choose Asim, Marc, Hanna or Yaseen to view appointments available. If you are looking for the Immigration Advisor, please see their contact information.