Final marks and GPAs
Most final marks and GPAs are available now on ROSI. Over the weekend of May 13, GPAs and Academic Standing were calculated. Should a mark be changed or a new academic standing calculated, students will be contacted by email. The Facultu of Arts & Science calendar has more information about grading and academic standing.
Unresolved matters from 2010-2011
Any academic matters that remain unresolved from the past Fall/Winter session should be brought to the attention of your College Registrar's office as soon as possible. Don't delay if you've had, or still have, a problem.
Summer course drops & refunds
Those students who normally pay their Fall/Winter fees by the program-fee method should recognize that Summer session enrolments all operate on a per-course basis. The academic fees for each course are treated separately, and a different mechanism for calculating refunds etc. is in effect.
The University Provost is re-thinking the way we do course evaluations at U of T. We in Arts & Science value your feedback and we know your fellow students do too. We will still be working with the Arts & Science Students' Union (ASSU) to make the results available to students, but we are trying to make the questions even more useful and the mechanism more convenient. You've just been through the process at the end of the year; do you have some thoughts on course evaluations? Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Owe fees from 2010-2011?
If you still have fees to pay from the fall/winter session, you should do so as soon as possible. Fees were due in full by April 30. Note you cannot register for the Fall/Winter Session with fees owing from past sessions. And just so you know, service charges (i.e. interest) will be applied until your fees are cleared. You can always check your student account on ROSI.
Mobile apps aplenty at computer science Research In Action fest
If you've ever wondered, "Is there an app for that?" you would likely find it at the Department of Computer Science's Research in Action fair, the annual showcase that welcomes the general public and industry representatives from the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.
New chemistry technology promises more effective prescription drug therapies
Scientists at the University of Toronto, Stanford and Columbia Universities have developed a new way to measure the action and function of candidate prescription drugs on human cells, with the potential to advance personalized medicine - notably for cancer and HIV treatments - by offering more and less aggressive options for treatment.
"What's an education for?"
What's an education for, some might ask? Philosopher and award-wining teacher Mark Kingwell offers his opinions in the journal Academic Matters, and suggests that it's about making us better and more engaged citizens, perhaps even better people.
University Professors Bond and Lee elected to National Academy of Sciences
U of T researchers Richard Bond of the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and Richard Lee of Anthropology were among the 18 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Science (NAS) May 3 in recognition of their excellence in original scientific research.
Top U of T teachers recognized by president, provost
The sixth class of faculty members to be admitted to U of T's Teaching Academy with President's Teaching Awards was announced recently - and three of them are from the Faculty of Arts & Science.
Got video? Here’s a job opportunity for good storytellers
Student Life and the Faculty of Arts and Science are looking for a great writer/videoblogger to create blog posts devoted to the student experience at U of T. Your focus would be international programs and opportunities for undergraduates at the University of Toronto, using creative ways to capture and convey the range of international experiences and opportunities available.
U of T Pride Planning
The U of T Pride Planning Committee brings together LGBTQ students, staff, faculty, alumni and allies from all three campuses to collaborate, plan and prepare for U of T's presence at Pride Toronto's celebrations at the end of June and beginning of July. There are a number of events, including the community fair, the Pride Run and of course the annual Pride Parade, with new events and activities to be considered! The next meeting is May 24, 5:30pm, Hart House South Dining Room.
2011 Ontario Youth Summit on Sustainable Transportation
Want to make an impact on the future of transit in the GTA? Transit: Past, Present, Future is a summit for the next generation of advocates and experts in the field of sustainable transportation hosted by the TTC and Metrolinx. Participants will have the opportunity to find out about current projects and emerging trends in the field as well as have ample networking opportunities with peers, transit and industry professionals. Applications are due by June 3.
For detailed listings of events and opportunities for students, be sure to check out Ulife. What are you doing after class?
Where to eat this summer
If you're going to be hanging out on campus this summer, you'll need to know where you can grab a bite to eat. Most food locations at U of T will be open throughout the summer on reduced hours. Visit Ueat for a complete list of locations and hours.
Serving you this summer
Most student services are available to you over the summer, even if you're not taking classes until the fall. The Academic Success Centre, Career Centre, Counselling and Pyschological Services, Health Service, and others are here to help all summer long! We suggest you contact the service directly if you have any questions concerning summer hours.