December exam timetable
The December exam timetable has just been posted! If you have an exam time conflict (i.e. two exams at the same time; or three in three consecutive time slots, for example: afternoon, evening, next morning), don't worry - the Faculty Registrar's Office can help. Just drop by our office in room 1006, Sidney Smith Hall, and fill out a form - we'll resolve the conflict.
June 2012 graduation
Planning to graduate in June 2012? You must confirm your intention to graduate on ROSI by December 9, 2011. We encourage you to check your degree requirements on Degree Navigator and if you have any questions, check with your college registrar's office. For questions about program requirements, check with the relevant department or college offering the program. You can access Degree Navigator via the ROSI website.
Last date to cancel F courses
The last day to cancel F section code courses without academic penalty is November 3. For more information on course-fee and program fee refund dates, visit the Student Accounts website.
Gentle reminder about outstanding fees
The first installment of your fees was due in August. The remainder - or all your fees if you deferred them for OSAP - is due by October, in the sense that a monthly service charge on the outstanding balance will be put on your ROSI account beginning November 15 (and applied on the 15th of each month after that.) Note that students are not permitted to enrol in courses and register for future sessions if they have not paid their fees from the previous session.
Dean's Student Initiatives Fund
The Dean's Student Initiative Fund has been established to provide financial support for student initiatives that aspire to create dialogue and foster a greater sense of community through special events, lectures, or other forms of community engagement. This competition is open to undergraduate or graduate Faculty of Arts & Science students or student groups. There two competions per year - the deadline for the first competion is November 1, 2011 at 5:00pm.
New undergraduate research fund
ASSU and Arts & Science have collaborated on a fund to help undergraduate students defray the costs of engaging in research. There will two competitions per year, with the first occurring in November 2011. Final details are being completed now, and you will receive a separate email announcing this fund and the application details and deadline.
New GO Transit Student ID
Getting your GO Transit discount has never been easier! If you're full-time at U of T, you can get on the GO at special student rates. Just bring your TCard to the TCard Office on your campus and you'll get your GO Student ID on the spot. Carry your GO Student ID card when you're travelling on the system on a student fare - don't get caught without it during a ticket check! This year's cards are valid until October 31, 2012. If you already have a GO discount card, keep using it until it expires, then pick up your new card at the TCard Office.
Living the research life in Taiwan
Not many undergraduate students can say that they spent their summer performing brain surgery on rats. But that's exactly what Sarah Lam did in July and August this year.
Linguistics students chart changes in Toronto English by looking north
Research by linguistics professor Sali Tagliamonte and her students look at the differences in English language between urban Toronto and smaller locations further afield.
Student feedback on the University's Grading Practices Policies
A working group has been established by the Provost's Office to review, harmonize, and update the University's Grading Practices Policy. To read more about the process and to review the draft policies, please consult the Office of the Vice-Provost, Academic website. Everyone in the university community is invited to respond with their feedback at email@example.com. Please respond by December 1.
More Arts & Science news...
Canada Post unveils stamp of U of T chemist John Polanyi
A limited-edition stamp in honour of John Polanyi celebrates his 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He received the Nobel for his work in developing the field of reaction dynamics.
What's your tree?
Almost 15 years ago, Julia climbed into in a tree and stayed there for 738 days in an effort to protect an ancient forest from clear cutting. Join us on October 18 to hear Julia's inspiring story, hear how her experience changed her, her community and the world, and discover how you can be a catalyst for social change. Discover your tree.
How to become a NASA mission specialist
Ever wondered what it takes to become an astronaut? Interested in learning about research opportunities for students in space sciences and engineering? RSVP by October 19 for a presentation by NASA astronout Drew Feustel and a look into the U of T space program.
Super Skills for Jobs of the Future!
Parents and families of U of T students are invited to explore the campus, meet other parents and learn about the skills employers seek in new graduates. Hear from one alum who discovered that getting involved on campus built and strengthened his career. Thursday, October 27, 4:00-6:00pm. Register online at family.utoronto.ca.
The sweetest tour
Recent graduate Audrey Ooi's walking tour offers a sampling of some of the world's most interesting desserts in Toronto's Kensington Market: a nice distraction as midterms and assignment deadlines approach.
What are you doing after class? For detailed listings of events and opportunities for students, be sure to check out Ulife at ulife.utoronto.ca and follow us on Twitter @UTulife.
Try something new this October
During the third week of October, a series of activities will take place at the Multi-faith Centre, Hart House and the Centre for International Experience to encourage you to try something new, or make time for something you used to enjoy: anything from poetry to knitting to yoga and meditation.
Office of the University Ombudsperson
The University of Toronto is committed to fairness in its dealings with its individual members and to ensuring that their rights are protected. In support of this commitment, the Office of the Ombudsperson offers confidential advice and assistance to students, faculty and staff on all three U of T campuses.
Overcoming the Stigma
U of T Health and Wellness has named October as Mental Health Awareness month, in hopes of raising awareness of those often suffering in silence due to stigma and misunderstanding of mental impairments and disease. Read more about mental health from our blogger, Jon.