A variety of advising opportunities and registrarial services are available to undergraduates in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Depending on the service, the services can be accessed through a department office, the Office of the Registrar or the University.
Commonly requested services are listed below.
The Office of the Registrar works closely with departments and the First Year Office concerning all matters related to engineering students. U of T Engineering's Undergraduate Admissions Office (GB 157) manages the admissions process, transfer credits, financial aid and OSAP distribution.
Some of the services offered include:
For more information, visit the Office of the Registrar. If you have questions regarding any aspect of your undergraduate experience, you can email the Office of the Registrar at email@example.com or visit the office (GB 157).
OFFICE OF THE FACULTY REGISTRAR
Don MacMillan, Faculty Registrar
Helen Bright, Associate Registrar & Director, Admissions
Khuong Doan, Associate Registrar, Student Services & Records
Dan Pettigrew, Associate Registrar, Information Systems, and Director of Administrative Systems
Rosemary Guido, Assistant Registrar, Admissions
Pierina Filippone, Assistant Registrar, Scholarships & Financial Aid
Chris Brown, Assistant Registrar, Academic Scheduling & Senior Business Analyst
35 St. George Street, Room 157
FIRST YEAR OFFICE
Micah Stickel, Vice-Dean, First Year Engineering
Chirag Variawa, Director, First Year Curriculum
Leslie Grife, Assistant Director, First-year Academic Services & Advisor
Emzhei Chen, Assistant Director, First-year Student Success & Transition & TrackOne Advisor
Jennifer Fabro, First Year Advisor
David Bird, EngSci Student Counsellor (Years 1 & 2)
Mikhail Burke, Inclusion & Transition Advisor
JesusMiracle Chiadika, First Year Coordinator
35 St. George Street, Room 170
Upper-year students should contact their academic advisors for assistance related to their programs. Academic advisors can provide detailed guidance regarding course selections and options for your specific program, as well as assistance in interpreting Faculty policies and procedures.
Wallberg Building, Room 216A
CIVIL & MINERAL ENGINEERING
Galbraith Building, Room 116
ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Sandford Fleming Building, Room B600
CROSS-DISCIPLINARY PROGRAM OFFICE (ENGINEERING MINORS AND CERTIFICATES)
44 St. George Street
David Bird (Acting advisor)
Bahen Centre, Room 2110
Brendan Heath (third- and fourth-year students)
Bahen Centre, Room 2110
MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
Mechanical Building, Room 109
Wallberg Building, Room 140
ACORN stands for "Accessible Campus Online Resource Network." For those unfamiliar with the system, it is where students enrol in courses, check fees and finances, transcripts, academic standing, and do other records and registration tasks such as making updates to their contact information. The purpose of ACORN is to provide a more convenient, personalized and guided experience for students using U of T’s online services.
Responsible Use of ACORN
You are expected to be responsible when using ACORN. You should not attempt to flood the system with requests or to automate the process of course enrolment. Such activity may clog the system so that other students may be denied access or experience degraded performance. Any student(s) attempting such activity may be denied access to ACORN until after the relevant registration period.
Detailed information on ACORN can be found online.QUERCUS
Quercus is the hub of academic life for U of T students. As of Sept. 1, 2018, the Quercus online teaching and learning system will officially be in use across the University’s three campuses. It replaces the old Blackboard (Portal) system, which has been officially phased out.T-CARD/LIBRARY CARD
The student photo identification card is a wallet-sized card bearing the student’s photograph and signature; the card serves as evidence of registration in the Faculty. It is used for identification purposes within the University, such as Faculty examinations, University libraries, student activities and Athletic Association privileges. There is a fee to replace a lost card.LETTERS OF REGISTRATION
If a current U of T Engineering student needs a letter that confirms their registration, they can make such a request through the Registrar’s Office. Letters of Registration are $8.00 with tax included. Payment must accompany the request; processing takes up to five business days. The Office of the Registrar cannot be responsible for letters lost or delayed in the mail.
Third-party requests for confirmation of degree should be submitted through U of T's degree confirmation website: degreeconfirmation.utoronto.ca/degree/online.TRANSCRIPTS
The transcript of a student’s record reports the standing in all courses attempted, information about the student’s academic status including a record of suspension and refusal of further registration and completion of degree requirements. Course results are added to each student’s record at the end of the session. Individual courses from which a student withdraws within the normal time limit are not shown.
Transcript requests should be submitted through ACORN. Requests may also be made in person or by writing the University of Toronto Transcript Centre 172 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G3. A fee is charged for each transcript. Cheques and money orders should be made payable to the "University of Toronto." Transcripts are not issued for students who have outstanding financial obligations to the University. The University is not responsible for transcripts lost in the mail.OTHER RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS IN THE FACULTY
ENGINEERING COMPUTING FACILITY (ECF)
Engineering Computer Facilities (ECF) provides a variety of computing services for teaching and research within the Faculty, as well as offering support for departmental computers and computer communication.
ECF has numerous networks accessible to the Faculty from hundreds of PC workstations. Every undergraduate and graduate student in the Faculty is entitled to an ECF account. Relatively few constraints are placed on the usage of the system. The intention is to have the systems used as often as a student requires for his or her studies, just as one might use a library or other communal resource.
ECF operates five Windows labs and three Linux labs totalling 428 workstations. In addition, there are over 630 Windows workstations accessible from departmental labs in various buildings. Remote access is provided for both Windows and Linux so that students can access ECF software and their files from off campus.
ENGINEERING COMMUNICATION PROGRAM
Our purpose is to help engineering undergraduates build professional-level communication skills. Our instructors are integrated into courses across the curriculum from first to fourth year. Additionally, we facilitate one-to-one tutoring, offer elective courses (part of the Certificate in Communication) and workshops.
We create practices, programs and partnerships that enable engineering undergrads to become confident and effective communicators who will become leaders in their fields. For more information, visit us online.
ENGINEERING CAREER CENTRE (ECC)
The Fields Institute
222 College Street, Suite 106
The Engineering Career Centre (ECC) supports all undergraduate engineering students and recent graduates in preparation for their future careers. The Centre strives to match individuals with meaningful opportunities that fit. ECC connects students with industry ranging from local start-ups to large international companies across every sector.
The foundation of all ECC programs and services is a focus on student development. We take great pride in our students and their abilities, which is why we work with each individual to support their growth into an emerging professional at every stage of their education — through workshops, advising and coaching. Success is credited with intensive preparation for the work environment, introducing students to concepts and dynamics within the workplace and developing an awareness of their own potential and contribution.
The ECC offers several unique professional development programs to introduce the country’s best and most innovative students to industries, namely the Professional Experience Year Co-op Program (PEY Co-op) and the Engineering Summer Internship Program (ESIP). These programs are extremely valuable to both students and employers. For employers, it means having eager and highly-capable individuals working in their organization as co-ops/interns and as prospective full-time employees post-graduation. For students, these programs provide invaluable professional experience along with an opportunity to chart their career paths.
Individual appointments, development workshops and employer events are scheduled throughout the year. Support is also available to fourth-year engineering students to help them assess and effectively market their skills and identify full-time employment opportunities that fit.
As alumni embark upon their career journey, they are encouraged to connect with ECC staff and counsellors should they require support in their employment-related endeavours. LinkedIn groups and networking opportunities are available to build their network and stay connected.UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDENT LIFE
The Division of Student Life brings coherence to the complexity and creates opportunities to build skills, foster community and integrate learning. They connect life to learning.
Through their work and partnerships, every student has the opportunity to actively participate in university life; find connection, community, and friendship; encounter new ways of thinking and being in the world; and experience leadership, independence, and success.
Academic Success Centre
Student Success Front Desk
Koffler Student Services Building
214 College Street, room 150
Online chat: www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/asc/chat
The Academic Success Centre is dedicated to ensuring you achieve your highest possible learning potential. Through lectures, workshops, groups, counselling and online assistance, the ASC helps students become better learners. The Centre is open to students at all levels and has specialized programming for both undergraduate and graduate students. Staff members at the ASC also collaborate with student groups, staff members and faculties to develop tailored programs on a wide range of learning topics.
455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400
Accessibility Services's mission is to provide students with a network of resources to succeed at the University of Toronto, both inside and outside the classroom. We strive to create a safe and comfortable community for students where they can navigate their disability and related barriers, facilitate peer support and interactions, and provide various academic and social opportunities. Services include, but are not limited to test and exam accommodations, tutor list, class notes through their volunteer note-taking program, and much more.
Career Exploration and Education
Koffler Student Services Centre
214 College Street
Career Exploration and Education engages, empowers and supports students, prospective students and recent graduates as they explore and create life goals that integrate career planning with academic studies, and co-curricular and personal pursuits. Working with strategic partners, they offer career education and experiential opportunities, which foster career clarity and build skills and lifelong competencies.
Health and Wellness Centre
Koffler Student Services Centre
214 College Street
The Health & Wellness Centre provides the same services as your family physician. Students who have registered and paid fees at the University of Toronto are eligible for services.
Centre for Community Partnerships
569 Spadina Avenue, Suite 315
The Centre for Community Partnerships connects students with opportunities to take action and learn from intentional community-based experiences outside the classroom, while building sustainable partnerships with community organizations across the GTA and Peel regions. These mutually beneficial partnerships help students on all three University of Toronto campuses deepen their understanding of the social, cultural, ethical and political dimensions of civic life through hands-on experiences working with Toronto’s social sector.
First Nations House: Indigenous Student Services
North Borden Building
563 Spadina Avenue, Third Floor
First Nations House provides culturally relevant services to Indigenous students in support of academic success, personal growth and leadership development. We also offer learning opportunities for all students to engage with Indigenous communities within the University of Toronto and beyond.
7 Hart House Circle
Hart House is the co-curricular centre of the University of Toronto: a place that welcomes both campus and community to explore cultural, intellectual and recreational activities. Aside from a wide array of events, lectures, live music and performances, Hart House offers classes for every interest from filmmaking and acting to archery and dance.
Open 365 days a year, our facilities include a range of impressive rooms for study, dining, recreation and socializing, a modern athletics and aquatics facility, a satellite farm location, the acclaimed Justina M. Barnicke Art Gallery, a dynamic theatre, complete wedding, meeting and event services as well as the top-rated Gallery Grill restaurant all housed within a stunning, neo-Gothic building.
Centre for International Experience (CIE)
33 St. George Street
The Centre for International Experience (CIE) is a meeting place for a diverse community of international students coming to U of T and domestic students looking to go abroad. Come and visit us at Cumberland House to find information and make new friends.
569 Spadina Avenue
The Multi-Faith Centre supports the spiritual well-being of everyone on campus and provides opportunities for people to learn from each other while exploring questions of meaning, purpose and identity. Their facilities and programs accommodate a wide variety of spiritual and faith-based practices and encourage interfaith dialogue and spiritual development as part of the learning experience for all students.
Koffler Student Services Centre
214 College Street, Room 150
Residence inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
All other inquiries: email@example.com
Finding and maintaining suitable housing is a key part of your personal and academic success. Housing Services offers the information, resources and support you need to meet your housing goals. Drop by for a visit and see what we have to offer!
Ulife is a one-stop website listing a large and diverse directory of student clubs, organizations, activities and opportunities on all three campuses. The thousands of entries include film appreciation clubs, debating societies, sports teams, social activism, drop-in classes, and research opportunities and awards.
Other Resources (additional information located below):
The University of Toronto is deeply committed to the free and open exchange of ideas, and to the values of independent inquiry. As such, academic integrity is also fundamental to the University’s intellectual life. What does it mean to act with academic integrity? U of T supports the International Center for Academic Integrity’s definition of academic integrity as acting in all academic matters with honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage.
The University offers many resources to help you if you’re feeling stuck or confused by an assignment or in a course. The first place to start is always your instructor, who can also tell you about further resources available within your faculty and department.
Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street
3rd Floor (Faculty offices, room 356)
The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO) collaborates with equity offices and community partners to promote a University campus that is free of discrimination and harassment based on race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship and/or creed (faith) and as they intersect with other social identities.CAMPUS COMMUNITY POLICE
University of Toronto Campus Community Police
21 Sussex Ave, Main Floor
24/7 Dispatch: 416-978-2323
24/7 Urgent: 416-978-2222
Working in partnership with our community, we are dedicated to creating a safe and secure environment for all students, staff, faculty and visitors. We provide programs on personal safety, protection of property, conflict resolution, maintenance of public order, community service and referral, emergency response assistance, crime prevention and detection, enforcement of the criminal code, selected provincial and municipal statutes and University policies.
Information on reporting an incident is available online: campuspolice.utoronto.ca/reporting-an-incident.COMMUNITY SAFETY OFFICE
21 Sussex Avenue, 2nd Floor
The Community Safety Office responds to students, staff, and faculty members of the University of Toronto community who have personal safety concerns.
The Office responds to all personal safety concerns by addressing the complaint, assessing the personal and community safety risks, providing a continuum of intervention options that the complainant can explore in order to address their personal safety concern(s), presenting information about the particular issue experienced, co-creating a safety plan, referring and working in partnership with various offices in order to address the individual’s personal safety concerns. Additionally, the Office provides consultations to those dealing with difficult behavior, facilitates women’s self-defense sessions, and organizes Men Against of Violence initiatives.CO-OP JAPAN PROGRAM
The Canada-Japan Co-op Program is a Canadian university/college based, international co-op/internship program linking some of the best engineering, science, business and arts discipline undergraduate and graduate students from across Canada with highly committed Japanese businesses. The Canada-Japan Co-op Program formally integrates an undergraduate student’s Canadian academic studies with valuable work experience in a Japanese company. The program is open to Canadian universities and colleges and is currently administered from The University of British Columbia.EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Through our equity programs, services and offices, U of T is working to remove a range of barriers and support our community members in fulfilling their academic, research and employment goals.
Equity offices provide resources and conduct education and awareness initiatives on how to best realize the University’s commitment to equity, diversity and human rights and provide guidance on specific issues as they arise.FAMILY CARE OFFICE
Koffler Student Services Centre
214 College Street, Room 103
The Family Care Office provides confidential guidance, resources, referrals, educational programming and advocacy for the University of Toronto community and their families. They raise awareness of family care issues central to the achievement of education and employment equity at the University of Toronto.
The Office supports current University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, post-doctoral fellows and their families with any family care related issue. The FCO has always emphasized an inclusive definition of family.FREEDOM OF INFORMATION & PROTECTION OF PRIVACY OFFICE
The University of Toronto respects your privacy. The University is committed to the requirements of FIPPA. Established University of Toronto values and long-standing practices for privacy and access are consistent with FIPPA principles. These principles were reflected in University practice and policy long before FIPPA applied to the University. The University continues to support access and privacy through its commitment to the requirements of FIPPA.INFORMATION COMMONS
U of T's Information Commons provides telephone and walk-in support for UTORid, email and internet access, wireless connectivity and more; software at negotiated discounts for U of T students, faculty and staff; access to their 3D printing service; video and production services; access to computers and printers in the Computer Access Facility on the first floor of Robarts Library.INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGES
Centre for International Exchange (CIE)
33 St. George Street, Room 209
The Centre for International Experience is a meeting place for a diverse community of international students coming to U of T and domestic students looking to go abroad. Come and visit us at Cumberland House to find information and make new friends.
Interested in studying abroad? Visit U of T Global: global.utoronto.ca.REPORTING HOMOPHOBIC OR TRANSPHOBIC HARASSMENT ON CAMPUS
The University of Toronto has a large and diverse population of students, staff and faculty. As a university, we celebrate this diversity and are committed to equity; equal access to opportunities for all members of the community; freedom of expression and academic freedom; and providing a safe, welcoming and harassment-free working and learning environment for all.
We also recognize that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people are still frequently the targets of hostile, intimidating and harassing behaviours on our campus, and we attach high priority to dealing with any such incidents.
If you have experienced harassment or discrimination, we encourage you to find support and discuss your experiences. This can be done with a trusted friend, partner or family member, a staff person at the University, or a health professional. You are always welcome to meet with staff at the SGDO to discuss their experiences and find support, even if you do not want to file a report.SEXUAL & GENDER DIVERSITY OFFICE
21 Sussex Avenue, Suites 416 & 417
The Sexual & Gender Diversity Office (SGDO) develops partnerships to build supportive learning and working communities at the University of Toronto by working towards equity and challenging discrimination. The Office provides innovative education, programming, resources and advocacy on sexual and gender diversity for students, staff and faculty across the University’s three campuses.
To join the SGDO Listserv to receive weekly communications about upcoming events and programs, sign up at sgdo.utoronto.ca/contact-us.SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND SUPPORT CENTRE
St. George campus
Gerstein Science Information Centre (Gerstein Library), Suite B139
Davis Building, Room 3094G
Environmental Science & Chemistry Building, EV141
416-978-2266 (all locations)
The Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre works to create a campus environment where all members of the University community can study, work and live free from sexual violence.
Established as part of the University of Toronto’s Action Plan on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence, the Centre has locations on each campus to help students, staff and faculty who have been affected by sexual violence or sexual harassment access support, services and accommodations.
The Centre offers:
North Borden Building
563 Spadina Avenue, Room 100
The Centre exists as a drop-in space for University of Toronto students and community members to hang out, meet, learn, and share experiences in a safe, anti-oppressive and communal environment.
A list of student resources is available: womenscentre.sa.utoronto.ca/student-resources.SUMMER ABROAD PROGRAMS
Professional and International Programs
Woodsworth College, 119 St. George Street, 3rd Floor
Administered by Woodsworth College and the Faculty of Arts & Science, the University of Toronto’s Summer Abroad program is designed to enrich students’ academic lives by providing an exciting and educational international experience. Students complete a University of Toronto undergraduate credit course that is relevant to the location in which the course is taught. The program takes place over 4-6 weeks in the summer. The courses offered through the Summer Abroad program are typically all Arts & Science courses, but U of T Engineering students are welcome to apply and use the credit as a possible elective.OFFICE OF THE UNIVERSITY OMBUDSPERSON
McMurrich Building, Room 102, 12 Queen’s Park Cres. West
As part of the University's commitment to ensuring the rights of its individual members are protected, the University Ombudsperson investigates complaints from any member of the University not handled through regular University channels. The Ombudsperson is independent of all administrative structures of the University and is accountable only to Governing Council.
In handling a complaint, the Ombudsperson has access to all relevant files and information and to all appropriate University officials. All matters are in strict confidence unless the individual involved approves otherwise. The Ombudsperson offers advice and assistance and can recommend changes in academic or administrative procedures where this seems justified. For additional information, please visit our website. The services of the Office are available by appointment at all three U of T campuses.TRAVEL SAFER
TravelSafer St. George campus: campuspolice.utoronto.ca/travelsafer-2/
TravelSafer UTM: www.utm.utoronto.ca/campus-police/safety-programs/work-alone-walksafe-programs
TravelSafer UTSC: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/police/travel-safer
A safer alternative when travelling on St. George campus, TravelSafer is a reliable and safe alternative to walking alone at night. Available 24/7, 365 days per year. Includes all U of T buildings and abutting TTC stations. To request a TravelSafer escort, call 416-978-7233 (SAFE). A security guard or special constable will meet you at your location.
Sandford Fleming, B740
10 King’s College Rd.
Every undergraduate in the Faculty is a member of the Engineering Society. Founded in 1885, it is the oldest formal Engineering organization in Canada. Together with its constituent “course clubs” (one for each program), the Society plans and operates many student activities and services. It is the focal point for that traditional unity of spirit among Engineering students, which is the envy of other groups in the University and which continues throughout its members’ professional careers. The Society operates the Engineering Stores in the basement of the Sandford Fleming building, which supplies students with most of their school supplies and instruments. In addition, the Society deals with matters of policy relating to student academic affairs and has representation on the Faculty’s governing body, the Council and its working committees.ENGSOC CLUB DIRECTORY
skule.ca/affiliated_clubsASSOCIATION OF PART-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS (APUS)
All part-time undergraduate students on all three campuses of the University of Toronto are members of the Association of Part-time Undergraduate Students (APUS). The mission of APUS is to ensure that part-time undergraduate students have access to the full range of programs, services and resources at the University of Toronto in order to improve the quality of the part-time undergraduate educational experience. APUS works to ensure that a variety of post-secondary educational opportunities are available for students who, for any reason, choose to study part-time. APUS believes that education can be combined with work, family and other activities and that part-time study represents a viable option for students who cannot study full-time. To this end, APUS promotes the concepts of life-long learning, evening, weekend and summer study and flexible academic programming across the University. The objectives of APUS services are to improve the quality of the total educational experience, in its broadest sense.