Academic Student Advising
Students can meet with an Academic Student Advisor in the KPE Registrar’s Office by appointment. Academic advising appointments are recommended for students who would like assistance with degree planning, timetable troubleshooting, academic disruptions and/or personal issues. For more information about academic student advising please visit http://uoft.me/KPEStudentServices
Academic Success Support
KPE in partnership with the Academic Success Centre offers a series of workshops and one-on- one academic success advising appointments with a learning strategist to support KPE undergraduate students’ academic success goals. Appointments are recommended for students who wish to achieve academic success in their university studies and improve their grades, learning skills and study habits. Book an appointment with a learning strategist by contacting email@example.com or via the front counter of the KPE Registrar’s Office. For more information about academic success supports please visit http://uoft.me/KPEStudentServices
455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400
Services are provided to students with a documented disability. It can be physical, sensory, a learning disability, or a mental health disorder. Students with temporary disabilities (e.g. broken arm) are also eligible for the service. Students first go through an intake interview to discuss their eligibility and needs. Where appropriate, students are referred to one of the Service’s professionals (e.g. Adaptive Equipment Consultant, Learning Disability Specialist, Occupational Therapist) to discuss strategies and determine accommodations. All discussions are kept confidential with AS and information is disclosed outside the Service only with permission of the student. The offices also play an educational role, raising awareness of the needs of students with disabilities among students, staff and faculty at the University, and the wider community.
Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office
The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Officer works collaboratively across the three campuses to promote an environment of inclusion and engagement through a variety of policy, program and consultative initiatives.
Responsibility for recognition of organizations where the membership is drawn from a single College, Faculty or School rests with the council of that division. Where campus-wide organizations (or organizations drawing members from more than one division or constituency of the University) are concerned, responsibility is vested in the University Affairs Board of Governing Council. Applications for recognition of campus groups can be made at https://studentlife.utoronto.ca/department/clubs-leadership-development/
Career Exploration & Education
214 College Street
The Career Centre offers career development guidance through workshops, job shadowing programs and individual appointments, as well as employment, internship and volunteer listings, resume clinics and practice interviews
KPE in partnership with the U of T Career Centre offers a series of workshops and one-on-one career advising appointments with a career educator to support KPE undergraduate students’ career goals. Career Advising appointments are for those facing challenges in identifying, strategizing, and moving forward in their own career journey. Book an appointment with a career educator by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or via the front counter of the KPE Registrar’s Office. For more information about career supports please visit http://uoft.me/ KPEStudentServices
Centre for International Experience
33 St. George Street
The Centre for International Experience offers programs and services to promote and support international education. For international students, help will be available to make their adjustment to the University of Toronto easier. For U of T students looking to go abroad, a range of international opportunities and support will be provided.
Many jobs and leadership opportunities are recognized activities on the University of Toronto Co-Curricular Record (CCR) which allows students to “build their experience and tell their story”. An official record of the university, the CCR allows students to discover opportunities outside the classroom that further their learning, experience and skills. These activities connect them to the University of Toronto community and prepare them for future study, employment and community engagement upon graduation. https://clnx.utoronto.ca/ccr/overview.htm
It is possible for students registered at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education to become members of a college. Such membership is not obligatory, and application is at the option of the student. A College fee is required for all students accepted for membership. Requests for application forms and other inquiries should be directed to the individual colleges: New, Innis, University, Victoria, Trinity, St. Michael’s, and Woodsworth.
Community Safety Office
21 Sussex Avenue, 2nd Floor
The Community Safety Office addresses personal and community safety issues for students, staff and faculty across all three campuses. The CSO provides safety planning and support to individuals dealing with issues such as domestic and family violence, assault, stalking and harassment, bullying and intimidation, and/or any other personal safety issue. The CSO also offers women’s self-defense workshops and educational outreach and programming on topics related to personal safety. Consultations with the CSO are confidential.
Concussion or Acquired Brain Injury Support
KPE has partnered with Accessibility Services to provide support to students with concussion or acquired brain injury symptoms. Students who require support should meet with the Academic Student Advisor for a referral to Accessibility Services. The resulting support system helps students manage their health and academic issues during and after the period of recovery. Appointments with an academic advisor may be made by contacting email@example.com or via the front counter of the KPE Registrar’s Office. For more information about concussion or acquired brain injury support please visit https://studentlife.utoronto.ca/task/concussion-and-brain-injury/
Division of People Strategy, Equity and Culture
The Division of People Strategy, Equity and Culture provides the U of T Community with the resources, education and awareness initiatives that support the University’s goal to eliminate, reduce or mitigate the effects of any barriers to full participation in University Life.
Family Care Office
Phone: 416-978-0951 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
214 College Street, Main Floor
The Family Care Office offers free and confidential guidance, information, referrals and advocacy on child care, elder care, and programs in the community for families. Workshops and discussion groups on these topics are available. There is also a Resource Centre containing practical material on family issues ranging from pregnancy and infant care, to lesbian, gay and trans parenting issues, and caring for aging family members.
Health and Wellness Centre
214 College Street
A central resource for both the physical and mental well being of students. Physician services such as comprehensive medical care, immunizations, sexual health care, prescriptions and referrals are available. Counselling and psychological services are also available, tailored specifically to challenges presented by university life. Full details and contact information is available online.
KINections is all about helping students connect with each other and get involved beyond the classroom. An initiative of the Registrar’s Office, KINections presents curated virtual and on-campus activities that support wellness and connection, at KPE and with the local and global community. Explore the KINections website at https://www.kinections.utoronto.ca/.
Navi is a virtual tool to help you navigate through the mental health resources available at U of T. It’s a good starting point to learn about the range of resources available or to narrow down your options to find what suits you best. You can use Navi to connect to community resources beyond U of T as well.
Visit the Housing Service website for access to exclusive off-campus rental listings (both private and shared) and the Roommate Finder service. You will also find valuable information on budgeting, inspection checklists, and tenant rights. One-on-one assistance is available by walk- in and appointment.
Office of the Ombudsperson
As part of the University’s commitment to ensuring that the rights of its individual members are protected, the University Ombudsperson investigates grievances or complaints, unresolved through regular University channels, against the University, or anyone in the University exercising authority, from any member of the University. The Ombudsperson offers advice and assistance with problems, and can recommend changes in academic or administrative procedures where this seems justified. In handling a grievance or complaint, the Ombudsperson has access to all relevant files and information, and to all appropriate University officials. All matters dealt with by the Ombudsperson are handled in strict confidence unless the individual involved approves otherwise. The Ombudsperson is independent of all administrative structures of the University, and is accountable only to the Governing Council.
Officers of the University
A list of officials of the University of Toronto be found online
Residence is guaranteed for all new full-time students entering their first year of university in an undergraduate program for the first time, provided that they have indicated their interest in residence by completing the University’s common residence application (StarRez) by March 31, and have received and accepted an offer of admission by June 1. https://studentlife.utoronto.ca/service/starrez-portal/ Students must respond to all deadlines and meet all deposit requirements in order to maintain their eligibility. Residence spaces are typically reserved for new first-year undergraduates and upper-year students who are currently living in residence. New upper year and transfer applicants should visit the Housing Service website for information on how to apply for on-campus residence and other housing options. Student Family Housing is available to students in full-time degree programs residing with their spouse/common-law partner and/or have custody of 1-2 children. Visit www.studentfamilyhousing.utoronto.ca for more information.
Sexual and Gender Diversity Office
21 Sussex Avenue, Suites 416 and 417
The Sexual and Gender Diversity Office is dedicated to and works towards addressing discrimination based on sexual and gender diversity. Through the provision of resources, education and consultation the office is a support and a resource to students, staff and faculty within the learning and working communities at the University.
Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre
The Tri-Campus Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre with a presence at UTM, St. George and UTSC. The Centre has a mandate to conduct intake, accept disclosure and reporting of sexual violence, and provide support to individual members of the university community who have experienced or been affected by sexual violence. The Centre will also provide education and training to members of the university community. Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education is the largest employer of students on campus and offers numerous student leadership and volunteer opportunities as well. Students can participate as members of the Council on Athletics and Recreation, the Intramural Sport Council and peer teams that help design and deliver programming such as the MoveU crew and the Equity Movement Team. They can work as game managers, referees, support program promotion, outreach programming, events and more! https://kpe.utoronto.ca/about/casual-and-student-jobs-listing
Student Family Housing
35 Charles Street West, Front Office
Student family housing is available on the St. George campus. Priority for these unfurnished apartments is given to student families. The term “family” refers to students in full-time degree programs residing with their spouse, partner and/or children. The waiting period ranges depending on peak periods, particularly between July and September. It is advisable to apply as soon as you are seriously considering attending the University.
Student Housing Services
214 College Street, Room 150
Housing Service offers comprehensive on- and off-campus housing information and resources. Services include off-campus rental listings, an off-campus Roommate Finder, residence vacancies and application information, regular workshops and events, and one-on-one assistance and referrals for students who are in need of help with a housing situation. Visit them in person or on the web for more information.
Student Life Programs and Services – St. George Campus
Dedicated to student success and development, the division of Student Life Programs & Services on the St. George Campus provides the support, opportunities and resources students need to reach their full potential. The division consists of 11 distinct units dedicated to supporting a variety of personal and learning needs as well as a central team of program, communications, and information technology professionals who pull it all together.
Student Support Services at KPE
KPE offers a wide range of in-house student support services to undergraduate students. Many of these services are a product of embedded service partnerships with various Student Life departments at U of T.
TravelSafer is a service provided by the Campus Community Police. Students can request for an escort 24/7 365 days a year on the U of T St. George Campus (including 89 Chestnut and the Charles Street residences) and surrounding TTC stations. A TravelSafer escort can be requested directly through the UofT Safety App on your cell phone, or by calling.
MoveU is a university wide initiative that engages students through physical activity and wellness opportunities that will help them successfully transition to university life, reduce stress and contribute to growth, healthy living and success over the course of their student experience.
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education’s Sport & Rec team provides an extensive array of sport and physical activity opportunities for all University of Toronto students. Sport & Rec is also one of the lead partners in MoveU.
All students will a valid T-Card can access Sport & Rec programs and services in all our facilities including the Athletic Centre (3 pools, 200m indoor track, fitness, strength and conditioning centre, 2 gyms, field house and studios), the Goldring Centre (field house gym, strength and conditioning centre, Sport Medicine Clinic, studio) Varsity Centre (field, 400m outdoor track, arena) and the Back Campus Fields (2 artificial turf fields).
Students can participate in activities and events that allow them to learn something completely new, get active recreationally, or foster their competitive spirit through sports. There are drop-in and instructional programs across group fitness workouts, aquatics, weightlifting, gymnastics, and indoor, outdoor and arena sports as well as special events throughout the year. With over 200 programs and services, we have something for everyone at any skill level so come by our spaces and “find your fit”! Learn more about Sport & Rec programs, services and facilities at uoft.me/sportandrec.
Students interested in organized sports can participate in intramurals offering several different levels of competition in many different sports through regular leagues, tournaments and special events. Students can participate as a member of a faculty or college team, or can form or join “open” teams that bring participants from smaller programs or student clubs together.
For more information about the programs and how to sign up, please visit uoftintramurals.ca
A big part of the University of Toronto experience is Varsity Blues athletics. Students can take pride in the century-old sport history of the school and join fellow students in the stands to cheer the Blues to victory.
Varsity Blues athletics is an integral part of campus pride and school spirit. When you become a student at the University of Toronto, you also become a Varsity Blue. Whether you are an athlete, a student, a staff member, or a fan – we all Bleed Blue.
U of T students can earn Varsity Reward points when they attend Varsity Blues football, basketball, hockey or volleyball home games and select non-ticketed games. The more games you attend, the more points accumulate to earn prizes throughout the season. Admission is FREE for all U of T students at regular season home games.
The Varsity Blues program provides students with the unique opportunity to pursue athletic excellence and a challenging academic program at one of the world’s leading public research universities. Almost 900 students are members of the Varsity Blues program and earn the right to represent U of T locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.
Student-athletes are promoted through our online home at varsityblues.ca, as well as through Facebook (/VarsityBlues), Twitter (@ Varsity_Blues), Instagram (/VarsityBlues) and YouTube (/UofTVarsityBlues).