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Academic, Wellness and On-campus Support Services

A student and staff member speaking to each other outside of the UTSC Health and Wellness Centre

UTSC offers a variety of resources and support services to assist students as they navigate their undergraduate studies.

Academic advising is offered at the Department for students contemplating or pursuing our minor, major, or specialist programs.

If you are a student in need of support and are unsure of who to contact, please connect with Urooj Khan hcs-uc@utsc.utoronto.ca or Heather Seto at hcs-psc@utsc.utoronto.ca

Academic Resources

Centre for Teaching & Learning

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) offers a variety of support services, including:

  • The Writing Centre - This free service is open to all University of Toronto Scarborough students and supports student learning at any stage in the writing process, from planning an outline to polishing a final draft. The Centre offers appointments, drop-in hours, writing groups and clinics and online resources. 
  • English Language Development (ELD) Support - The ELDC offers a suite of co-curricular academic support programs such as workshops and seminars, Communication Cafes and the Reading and Writing Excellence (RWE) program, as well as one-on-one consultations, Academic English Health Checks (AEHC) and online resources to enhance academic English and communication skills and help students communicate more effectively.
  • Facilitated Study Groups (FSGs) - In these weekly study groups for selected UTSC courses, students will discuss the lecture material and important concepts, develop study strategies and fresh approaches, and work through problems as a group to prepare for assignments and tests.

Academic Advising & Career Centre (AA&CC)

The AA&CC provides a wide variety of resources and supports to help students with their study skills, learning and academic and career planning by integrating developmental advising, learning skills, career counselling and employment coaching through individual appointments, workshops, experiential programming, events and a range of online resources.

Library Services

In addition to its large collection and access to the entire UofT Library system, the UTSC Library provides research assistance in person, by telephone, through email, and through the online Ask a Librarian chat service.  Students can book an appointment with a liaison librarian to assist with finding resources to fulfill course assignments. The Liaison Librarian for the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies is Elizabeth O'Brien (see contact information here). Students are encouraged to connect with Elizabeth early in the term for assistance with course assignments. 

On-campus Resources

UTSC Registrar's Office

The Registrar's Office supports current undergraduate students with their registration, financial needs, scholarships, awards, exams, graduation, petitions, and TCards.

AccessAbility Services

AccessAbility Services provides resources, services and tailored support to students who have a documented learning, physical, sensory, mental health disability or medical condition. The AccessAbility Services office also serves as an academic service and University of Toronto equity office on the U of T Scarborough campus to ensure that policies, practices, procedures and programs at UTSC are inclusive to ensure equal access for students with disabilities.

Health & Wellness

The Health & Wellness Centre has health care providers who provide medical, nursing, counselling, health promotion and education services to University of Toronto Scarborough students. Any student with a current student card and a valid health card is eligible to use their services.

UTSC International Student Centre

The International Student Centre (ISC) provides support and guidance to international, exchange and newcomers during their time at UTSC. Transition advisors are available to assist with immigration and transition, and handle any questions or concerns. The ISC also hosts a number of exciting events and programs throughout the year and supports all students with developing their intercultural skills and global mindfullness through their Global Learning programs.

Child Care Resources

The N’sheemaehn Child Care Centre, located at the North east corner of the campus, is a not-for-profit Centre that is dedicated to providing a happy & positive learning environment for the children in their care. The Centre offers programming for infant, toddler, preschool and kindergarten-aged children. 

Wellness Support Services

UTSC Health and Wellness Centre

The Health & Wellness Centre has health care providers who provide medical, nursing, counselling, health promotion and education services to University of Toronto Scarborough students. Any student with a current student card and a valid health card is eligible to use their services.

Mental Health Web Portal

The UofT Student Mental Health Resource website, developed in consultation with students, serves as an online portal that makes it easier for students to find mental health services and resources on all three campuses, as well as those of partner organizations in the community. The site also allows students to support their peers by suggesting mental health resources they have personally found valuable, with U of T clinicians and practitioners vetting and adding new resources to the site as appropriate.

My Student Support Program (MySSP)

My SSP (My Student Support Program) provides all students with immediate and/or ongoing confidential 24/7 counselling support for free. Ongoing support is available over the phone in 146 languages. Immediate support is available over the phone in 35 languages and over chat in simplified Chinese, English, French and Spanish. Students can call or chat with a counsellor directly from their phone whenever, wherever they are.

Navi

Navi, short for navigator, is a chat-based service that acts as a virtual assistant for students wanting to learn more about the mental health supports available to them at the University of Toronto.

Support when you feel distressed

If you are experiencing distress, this resource , created collaboratively across the three UofT campuses, can connect you to a variety of contacts and services that can help (24/7 Emergency, mental health, academic, financial, housing, sexual assault/safety, equity offices and communities of care on campus).