Virag Fortis is a 4th year student and the president of the ELL Student Association. This is a club for multilingual students, planned and run by students. It has really taken off in the last two years, holding multiple and well attended events. Leora Freeman co-ordinator of the program said, "Virag is truly an important campus leader right now in her role as ELLSA president." Find out more about the services available.
Tanya Hyland, BA, MA
Tanya Hyland has joined Woodsworth College as a Learning Strategist, in partnership with Accessibility Services.
As a Learning Strategist, Tanya works one to one with students from Woodsworth College and students referred by Accessibility Services. She meets with students to assess and practice academic skills related to time management, note taking and test-taking. She has significant experience in supporting students with disabilities with goal-setting, meeting deadlines and exploring adaptive technology.
Tanya also develops and delivers academic skills workshops in collaboration with Woodsworth College Faculty, the Dean of Students and Registratial staff, to meet the diverse needs of Woodsworth students.
Tanya comes to Woodsworth from Accessibility Services (UofT) where she was a Disability Counsellor for 13 years, with expertise in working with students with complex mental health issues, visual disabilities and chronic health issues.
She has been a frequent presenter at local and national conferences on issues related to disability and academic accommodation, transitions to post-secondary as well as collaborations with campus partners, such as residences and Student Health and Wellness.
Counselling Certificate - Centennial College 2007
MA - Institute of Political Economy - Carleton University - 2011
BA, Hons - History and Political Science - Trent University - 1997
Rashelle Litchmore, BA, MA, PhD (in progress)
As Learning Strategist, Rashelle works with students in the Academic Bridging Program at Woodsworth College, the Transitional Year Programme, as well as graduates of these programs who are currently registered in full time undergraduate studies. Through one-on-one sessions and integrated workshops, she uses learner centred approaches to assist students in developing their academic skills, specifically time management, goal setting, essay writing, study skills and others. In working with these students she encourages critical self-reflection that emphasizes students’ current strengths and prior experiences that will assist them in improving their academic abilities at UofT.
Rashelle held a prior position with University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, where she was a Learning Skills Advisor for First Generation students through the Department of Student Life. She also has many years of experience working with programs that assist students systemically directed away from university to consider it as an option. This includes the Imani Mentorship Program that she established as an undergraduate at UTSC. She is currently completing her PhD in Applied Social Psychology at the University of Guelph. Her research is on the experiences of Black high school students in Toronto under Ontario’s current inclusive education policies. She has also published research on the experiences of racial and religious minorities in Canada.
BSc., Psychology – University of Toronto (Scarborough) - 2008
MA, Applied Social Psychology – University of Guelph - 2012
PhD (in progress), Applied Social Psychology – University of Guelph
To assist students in their mathematical studies, the Woodsworth College Math Aid Centre provides a drop-in centre for all Woodsworth College students.
Dr Lindsey Shorser will be available for math assistance on a one-on-one basis. All services are free of charge to registered Arts & Science Woodsworth College students.
Fall 2016: September 19 – December 8 (excluding Nov 7 & 8)
Drop in Hours: Monday 10-12, Tuesday 11-1, Thursday 1-3
Winter 2017: January 9 – April 4 (excluding Feb 20, 21, 23)
Drop in Hours: Monday & Tuesday 3-5, Thursday 12-2
Location: WA102 , 123 St George Street (St George and Bloor, just south of "WO" Rotman Commerce), See map.
Other Math Aid Centres on Campus:
|New College||All First Year Courses||MAT 137Y open to all students.
Priority for all other courses to New College students
|Trinity College||All First and Second Year Courses||Priority to Trinity College students|
Sidney Smith Hall (SS1071)
|MAT133Y, MAT135H, MAT136H, and possibly other courses||Open to all students.
Course-specific TAs used.
The Academic Writing Centre, Room 214 in the new wing of the College, offers one-on-one help with all aspects of academic writing. You can come in at any stage of the writing process, from the starting point to the final draft, and you can bring the same paper in for several appointments if necessary. In a 45-minute session an experienced instructor will read your work-in-progress and help you understand the topic, develop an effective thesis, organize a strong argument, document your sources correctly, and improve your grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation.
We will also work with you on time management, lecture-listening and note-taking, studying and test-taking strategies, or any other academic skills that you want to improve. The portable documents on this page are examples of the many self-help handouts we offer; you’ll find many more on the main U of T Writing site.
Click here to login with your UTORid and book an appointment, either Face-to-Face or Online.
NEW FEATURE: The Daily Call-Up List!
If you can’t get an appointment at a time that works for you, put your name and cellphone number on the Daily Call-Up List and we’ll phone you if one becomes available. This is strictly for making last-minute arrangements: you should put yourself on the Call-Up List ONLY if you’re going to be on campus and free to drop whatever you’re doing and come to the Centre if we call you. When you put yourself on the List, you must specify the time period(s) when you’ll be available. The List is open daily, but it can’t be used in advance: it’s always for today only. You'll see the link for it as soon as you select the type of appointment you want after logging in. Check it out!
ONLINE APPOINTMENTS: Upload your paper--or even just some questions or rough notes--and at the appointed time one of our instructors will add comments and suggestions, then put it back on the system for you to download. After initially booking your online appointment, you can log in again closer to the appointment time to upload the most current version of your draft. PLEASE NOTE: Occasionally we run into technical problems uploading commented-on documents. If your paper doesn’t show up on the system for you to download after your appointment time, our instructors will try to email it to you, so check your inbox.
DROP-IN APPOINTMENTS: these are possible whenever the Centre is open for Face-to-Face appointments. Most drop-ins happen when another student misses an appointment or cancels at the last minute, so we can't guarantee their availability, but if you can wait for a while (bring some reading!), we'll try to fit you in.
|Monday, Wednesday, Thursday||10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (4:30 pm in July and August)|
|Tuesday||10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (5:30 pm in July and August)|
|Friday||10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
Woodsworth College distributes over $225,000 in scholarship awards to over 250 students each year. The majority are in-course scholarships, awarded to students who have achieved academic excellence.
Woodsworth College awards over $75,000 in admission scholarships each year to our most promising new students. Some scholarships are awarded based on academic performance and financial need. Woodworth College also recognizes academic excellence in the form of Admission scholarships for graduates of the Millie Rotman Shime Academic Bridging program.
Upon graduating from the University of Toronto and Woodsworth College there are also graduation scholarships available. These awards recognize academic excellence.
Woodsworth College also sponsors scholarships and awards for those studying abroad through the Summer Abroad Programs.
Woodsworth College is grateful to the Woodsworth College Students Association, the Alumni Association, and the many private and corporate donors whose active support adds so much to the quality of student life at the College.
Arts and Science students who have completed a minimum of 4.0 credits toward their degree are required to enrol in a suitable combination of Programs. Allowable combinations include:
Students not enrolled in an appropriate combination of Programs will be blocked from enrolling in courses on ROSI.
Students apply for and/or choose their Programs beginning in April, and responses to applications where appropriate are available on ROSI prior to Fall/Winter course enrolment.
Programs in the Faculty of Arts and Science are divided into three categories:
Type 1 : April 1 to September 25
Type 2 and Type 3
First Request Period Dates:
|Request Programs||April 1 to May 11|
|Results Available||June 30 (July 1 - Canada Day Holiday)|
|Accept offer||July 4 to August 3|
Second Request Period Dates:
|Request Programs||July 4 to August 28|
|Results Available||September 16|
|Accept Offer||September 17 to 25|
Type 3 Programs: Not all departments/sponsors accept second round applications. If listed on the Faculty website on July 2, follow the instructions. If not listed, contact the department.
Academic Success Centre
The Academic Success Centre provides lectures and workshops to help students develop skills, strategies and competencies to meet students' academic needs and personal learning style. Individual and drop-in consultations are available as well as online services.
Accessibility Services provides accommodation for students with disabilities to that they can reach their academic potential. Services are provided to students with a documented disability or temporary/long-term health condition.
The Athletic Centre
The Athletic Centre is an expansive multi-story, multi-use health and fitness facility that is conveniently located at 55 Harbord Street on U of T’s downtown campus. Members of the Athletic Centre also enjoy access to the state-of-the-art facilities at the new Varsity Centre, located just steps away at 299 Bloor Street West. All U of T students are automatically members of the Athletic Centre and Varsity Centre.
The Career Centre provides counseling, workshops and services to assist you in planning for your career. In addition they can help you prepare a resume and search for part-time or summer employment.
Centre for International Experience
The Centre for International Experience offers lounges and meeting rooms for students and some student groups. Specialized services for international students are available as well as a Work and Study Abroad Resource Centre for Canadian students. Also offered are events and activities for students with cross-cultural interests.
Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Counselling & Psychological Services (CAPS) provides students with short-term individual counselling: assessment, treatment and referrals for a wide range of emotional and psychological problems.
Family Care Office
The Family Care Office offers guidance, information, referrals and advocacy on child care, elder care, and programs in the community for families. Workshops and discussion groups on child care, parenting, and elder care are available. There is also a Resource Centre containing practical material on family issues ranging from pregnancy and infant care to lesbian and gay parenting and caring for elderly family members.
First Nations House
First Nations House offers academic and financial aid counselling, Elders in Residence, cultural programmes, recreational activities, a library and computer centre. The House provides a forum for all U of T students and Aboriginal community members to share a meal, visit with one of the Elders or access resources on Native issues. The Native Student Association, housed on the fourth floor, offers cultural support, peer tutoring, mentoring and social events.
It is a great place on campus to get involved in student clubs, exercise, be creative, relax, eat and meet other students. Please visit the website for a full listing of everything that is available.
Health Services offers a wide range of services for U of T students and their partners. Physician services include comprehensive medical care, counselling and referrals. Nurses provide information and a range of services including dressing care, immunizations and travel health education. Comprehensive sexual health assessment, care and counselling is available, including contraception counselling, education, prescriptions and products. Health Service is a designated Health Canada Travel Medicine Clinic and offers a complete travel immunization and education program for students. Diagnostic lab facilities are also available.
The Student Housing Service provides residence information, a registry of off-campus housing, information on landlord and tenant rights, emergency housing referrals, and functions as the admissions and community development office for student family.
The joint Woodworth/Commerce computer facility has a computerized reservation system. The lab is equipped with 13 PCs (Windows). Current versions of MS Office (which includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer are available on each computer. The computer lab is also equipped with a scanner and graphic program for student use. The Lab is located in Room WW116.
Hours of Operation: September 26 - December 20, 2016 and January 5 - April 29, 2017
|Monday to Thursday||9 am – 10 pm|
|Friday||9 am – 4 pm|
|Saturday and Sunday||CLOSED|
Lab Administrators are available for assistance during these hours:
|Monday, Tuesday, Thursday||10 am – 2 pm|
|6 pm – 10 pm|
|Wednesday||6 pm – 10 pm|
|Friday||10 am – 4pm|
The Computer Access Facility (CAF) is located on the first floor of Robarts Library and is available during regular Robarts Library hours. You will need your UTORid to access the workstations. There are 2 computers that do not require a UTORid login adjacent to the Infostation computers that provide access to the UTL Catalogue and to ROSI.
Students previously registered as degree or non-degree students at Woodsworth College in the Faculty of Arts and Science who wish to return after an absence must submit a Request for Re-registration Form
“Request for Re-Registration” forms should be submitted at least one week prior to the fall/winter enrolment window for your year of study. Prior to course selection you will need to make sure you are enrolled in an appropriate combination of Programs for your degree. It is advisable for you to make arrangements to see a counsellor at Woodsworth College to go over changes in policies and procedures as well as to clarify the degree requirements you are following.
“Request for Re-Registration” forms can be accepted until mid-August for Fall/Winter enrolment although space in courses will be limited at this point.
Students who request to register for courses late will be subject to a $44 late registration fee. Any student who has been removed from courses they were enrolled in because they did not pay or defer their fees on time will be required to pay a $61 reinstatement fee. Administrative fees collected by Woodsworth College are payable at the Office of the Registrar by debit or credit card.
For most full-time, undergraduate students at Woodsworth College, the first avenue of financial assistance is through the federal and provincial (ie OSAP) loan program. Eligible students must maintain a course load of at least 60% in each term to qualify for federal/provincial funding.
Woodsworth College Bursaries and Grants
The College has an extensive bursary and grant program. Students are encouraged to apply when applications become available October 1 for the Fall/Winter Session and the first week of classes in the summer session. Most students applying for a bursary will have already applied for other funding. However, students are encouraged to meet with the College’s financial advisor to discuss their individual circumstances.
Students who receive provincial loans may be eligible for a UTAPS grant. University of Toronto Advance Planning for Students (UTAPS) is a financial aid program for students who are assessed by OSAP as requiring maximum assistance, and whose assessed need is not fully covered by government aid. U of T will ensure that this need is met. Students who receive loans from provinces other than Ontario are required to submit an UTAPS application.
Financial Aid for Part-time Students
Depending on their course load, part-time students can apply for the Noah Meltz Grant, a grant offered though the University of Toronto to assist part-time degree students with their educational costs, or part time OSAP. The Noah Meltz Grant application and information about Part time OSAP can be found on the Enrolment Services website. The Noah Meltz Grant application (pdf) is now available.
If you have been financing your education with Canada or Ontario student loans (OSAP) you should consider a repayment plan. Your first payment is due in the seventh month after you cease to be a full-time student. This is your “Consolidation Date”. While you are a full-time student (i.e., 60% course load or greater), the Federal and Provincial governments pay the interest on your student loans. You are responsible for arranging repayment with your lender(s) before your six-month period expires by signing a Consolidation Agreement/Loan Repayment form. This will specify your monthly payments, the term and the interest rate. For detailed information go to this site.
Each year, Woodsworth College provides over $1 million in financial support through grants and scholarships to its students. Woodsworth College grants are awarded to students based on financial need. Grants provide modest assistance to students who have explored all other avenues of financial assistance (e.g. work, family support, OSAP, UTAPS, Noah Meltz Grant) and still have financial need.
Woodsworth College Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit. The flagship Peter F. Bronfman Scholarship Fund provides a $12,000 award to a graduating student who excels academically and has contributed to the university and the larger community. Additionally, Woodsworth College has many admission, in-course and graduation scholarships.
Upgrading a Previously Conferred Degree
If you have already graduated with a three-year equivalent degree and wish to upgrade it to a four-year or Honours degree, you must submit a request to upgrade your degree. This can be done on SWS or by filling out an ‘Upgrade Request’ form at the Registrar’s Office. Please note that students who upgrade their degrees are not eligible to attend the convocation ceremony.
The Career Centre offers a wide range of in-person and online services and programs to meet the diverse needs of students and recent graduates. The Centre is located in the Koffler Student Service building at 214 College Street. Contact them to discuss graduate studies or to launch your career.
Alumni Association of Woodsworth College
Your relationship with Woodsworth does not end with graduation. After completing your studies, you will automatically become a member of the Alumni Association of Woodsworth College (AAWC) and receive our quarterly newsletter, “Window on Woodsworth”. Woodsworth alumni are welcome to continue using the College’s Computer Lab and benefit from all the privileges extended to all U of T alumni, including the U of T MasterCard, library access, e-mail for life and much more. Graduates of Woodsworth College are members both of the University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA) and the Alumni Association of Woodsworth College (AAWC). We encourage you to remain involved with your university and college.
Woodsworth College takes pride in the excellent academic support services we offer our students. The Office of the Registrar and many of our services are open generous hours year-round. The academic advisors in the Registrar’s Office offer front-line, drop-in and scheduled counselling appointments. They can assist you in formulating an academic and financial plan to support your success.
Our excellent Academic Writing Centre assists you with all aspects of the writing process. You can arrange a 45-minute one-on-one appointment with a writing tutor to help you polish your writing style.
Our Woodsworth/Rotman computer lab is equipped with 36 PC workstations and is staffed by lab assistants at all times. As a U of T student, you will have access to the University of Toronto Library and current versions of MS Office software and Internet Explorer. Training courses are offered in September in word processing skills required for essay and report writing, and for creating personal web pages.
The Student-Parent Group hosted by Woodsworth College and the Transitional Year Programme is open to all students pursuing undergraduate studies while parenting, regardless of part-time/full-time status or college affiliation. The group meets bi-weekly for student parents to connect, develop support networks and build community. You are welcome, but not obligated, to attend as often as you like. The meetings are designed to meet the diverse interests and needs of group members, which may range from study skills, academic advising, career planning, financial aid or family care. The group meets on bi-weekly Mondays from 12:00pm to 2:00pm in WW123. Lunch is provided.
Emails/Mailings to expect:
Woodsworth College’s graduation photos are taken by Lassman Studios. The email from the College will include information on how and when to sign up for a sitting.
If your name on ROSI is not exactly how you wish it to appear on your diploma, you must come to the College with appropriate documentation and fill out a “Name Change” form. The deadline for submission of this form is March 17if you plan to graduate in June, and September 27 if you plan to graduate in November.
Students with outstanding fees are permitted to graduate however, they will NOT be able to collect their diploma/parchment at the Convocation ceremony (nor will they be able to order transcripts) until all arrears have been cleared. Please check your ROSI account to determine if you are still carrying a financial balance. Fees must be paid in full by the end of April to ensure that your diploma will be available in June and by mid-September for the November convocation.
Students who require confirmation of their eligibility to graduate prior to the convocation ceremony, can request a letter from the Faculty of Arts and Science. Please note that confirmation letters will only be issued to students with a zero balance.
The Office of Convocation will email you with information on how and when to get your tickets to the ceremony, how to arrange rental of your academic gown, and where to assemble for the ceremony. This information is usually sent a month or two prior to the ceremony.
Students who intend to graduate need to submit their request using ACORN.
Detailed instructions for graduating students can found in the Faculty Timetable.
NOTE: To receive information regarding graduation, it is essential that your contact details are complete and up to date on ACORN, including a valid U of T email address. In some cases, ACORN may not permit you to make a graduation request online so you will need to complete the “Graduation Request form" (see PDF to the right). After a certain point however, it will be too late to make additions to the graduation program, so submit your request as early as possible.
You may wish to read this document on what you should know about 2017 graduation.
It is each student’s responsibility to ensure that all degree and program requirements have been met. Review the degree requirements in the Faculty Calendar and use “Degree Explorer” to help assess your academic progress.
If any of your degree requirements show as ‘Incomplete’ on Degree Explorer and you believe the assessment is inaccurate, consult an academic advisor at Woodsworth; questions regarding program requirements should be directed to the department concerned.
TIMELINE TO GRADUATION
Graduation Photos: Woodsworth College’s graduation photos are taken by Lassman Studios. The email from the College will include information on how and when to sign up for a sitting.
Name Changes: If your name on ACORN is not exactly how you wish it to appear on your diploma, you must come to the College with appropriate documentation and fill out a “Name Change” form. The College email will specify the deadline to make name changes for your diploma.
Outstanding Fees: Students with outstanding fees are permitted to graduate however, they will NOT be able to collect their diploma/parchment at the Convocation ceremony (nor will they be able to order transcripts or confirmation letters) until all arrears have been cleared. Please check your ACORN account to determine if you are still carrying a financial balance. Fees must be paid in full by early April to ensure that your diploma will be available in June and by early September for the November convocation.
Confirmation Letter: Students who require confirmation of their eligibility to graduate prior to the convocation ceremony can request a letter from the Faculty of Arts and Science. Please note that confirmation letters will only be issued to students with a zero balance.
Convocation Ceremony: The Office of Convocation will email you with information on how and when to get your tickets to the ceremony, how to arrange rental of your academic gown, and where to assemble for the ceremony. This information is usually sent a month or two prior to the ceremony.
For more information about after graduation see the links below:
Students completing a minimum of 4.0 credits will be required to select Program(s) this spring, and it must be active on ROSI before you will be able to enrol for 2016-17 Fall/Winter courses. If you have been unable to attend one of the information sessions we held in Kruger Commons about Program selection, you can view the powerpoint presentation on the Programs page.
Counsellors in the Registrar’s office are always available to assist you with academic and financial counselling throughout the year. You may contact our office to schedule an appointment or come to our DROP-IN hours on Tuesdays (10-12 pm and 2-4 pm).
How and when to pay your fees
To be automatically registered for the fall-winter session you must enrol in courses AND pay at least the minimum first installment of your fees (or officially defer them) by August 23.
If your payment has not been received or officially deferred by August 23, you will be removed from your courses.
IMPORTANT: Students on waiting lists will be added to the course when space is made available at any time. You may not be able to be reinstated to a course that you have been removed from because students on waiting lists may have filled the space created.
Deferring your fees
If you have been approved for OSAP and aren’t able to pay the minimum payment before you receive your OSAP loan you may be eligible to defer your fees by August 23. To defer your fees on ROSI, click the Financial Account tab. The deferral button is near the bottom of the page.
If you defer all or part of your fees, service charge will be assessed on your outstanding account balance beginning November 15th and on the 15th of every month thereafter until the account is paid in full.
The deadline to receive a tuition refund can be found on the Student Accounts website under “refund schedule”. Don’t confuse the dates to drop courses for a tuition refund and the dates to drop courses without academic penalty!
Outstanding Tuition Balance
If you have a balance remaining in your student account it must be cleared before you can register in any subsequent session.
The Registrar’s Office is your reliable first stop for help and advice in all aspects of your university studies. Front-line advisors are able to assist you in understanding and interpreting the rules and regulations of the Faculty of Arts and Science and/or refer you to the appropriate services. To plan your academic programs or progress you can make a one-on-one in person or telephone appointment with an academic advisor.
We understand that financial issues often impact on your studies; therefore, we provide financial advice and assistance. We encourage you to contact us!
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
We understand that financial issues often impact on your studies; therefore, financial planning is an important component of assuring academic success at university. Students are encouraged to examine their entire financial picture carefully and to plan their studies accordingly. Woodworth College provides financial advice and assistance.
Academic Skills Workshops
Academic skills workshops are offered at various times on weekdays and Saturdays throughout the Fall and Winter sessions in the Writing Plus series. These workshops are designed to help you acquire and polish the skills you need to make your university experience a successful one. They can help you get the most out of your lectures and course readings, strengthen your writing skills, improve your performance on tests and examinations, and develop skills which will transfer to the marketplace.
Tutors from Woodsworth’s Academic Writing Centre conduct many of the workshops; the rest are given by tutors from the other St. George Campus College Writing Centres, from the Counselling and Learning Skills office, and from the U of T Library. For detailed information on workshop topics, dates, times, and locations, visit the main Writing Plus site.
The Academic Success Centre offers lectures and workshops on general study skills. All U of T students may attend. Lecture topics include Time Management & Student Survival, Reading & Note-Taking, Memory & Concentration, Dealing with Procrastination, and Giving Oral Presentations. No Registration is required. Workshops are between one-and-a-half and two hours, and they require registration. Topics include Exam Preparation, Get Reading! Get Writing! and Know Your Learning Style.
You can also get one-on-one help with any of your study skills than need improvement by making an appointment with the Academic Writing Centre.
Math Aid Centre
2016 Fall Session: September 19 - December 8, 2016 (excluding November 7 & 8)
|Monday||10:00 - 12:00||WA102, 123 St. George Street|
|Tuesday||11:00 - 1:00||WA102, 123 St. George Street|
|Thursday||1:00 - 3:00||WA102, 123 St. George Street|
2017 Winter Session: January 9 - April 4 (excluding February 20, 22, 23)
|Monday||10:00 - 12:00||WA102, 123 St. George Street|
|Wednesday||10:00 - 12:00||WA102, 123 St. George Street|
|Thursday||11:00 - 1:00||WA102, 123 St. George Street|