Undergraduate Education

Dear U of T Scarborough students,

Welcome to campus for 2023-24!  Whether it’s your first year at U of T Scarborough, or you have walked the Ma Moosh Ka Win Trail (formerly known as Valley Land Trail) a few times as a returning student, we are excited to be a part of your academic journey at UTSC. We expect you’ll feel the excitement in the air, as well as some anxiety, associated with the beginning of the term. Know that we are here to support you at every step along your journey to ensure that your experience is both academically rewarding and personally inspiring. 

To assist you along your pathways, I wanted to draw your attention to some of the on-campus resources available to you: 

  • Departmental staff and faculty are essential resources for you. Take advantage of office hours, and don’t hesitate to reach out to your instructor, or to your department, if you have any questions.  
  • The Centre for Teaching & Learning offers an extensive selection of academic supports, including writing help and English language development, math and stats tutoring, as well as peer tutoring through Facilitated Study Groups (FSGs) 
  • Academic Advising & Career Centre whether you are in your first year of university or preparing to graduate next June, the AACC is available to support you at every step along your journey.
  • AccessAbilityServices are available for those who may require additional support, and appropriate accommodation, because of a disability.  
  • Questions about financial aid, academic petitions, or time zone conflicts for exams? Connect with the  Registrar’s Office.  
  • University can be a challenging time. If you are in need of personal support, the  Health & Wellness Centre  offers access to confidential counselling, medical health promotion and education services.

We want to ensure that all members of our campus community thrive and experience a sense of belonging at U of T Scarborough. The UTSC Campus Curriculum Review Working Circle made up of students, faculty and librarians, staff, and community partners committed to furthering our campus commitment to equity, inclusive excellence, and anti-racism, are eager to hear from students about your experiences. We welcome all perspectives, as we work collectively to implement the 56 recommended actions outlined in the UTSC Campus Curriculum Review Working Circle 2020-2022 Report. We will be announcing upcoming opportunities to engage with this process shortly, however, you can submit your comments and ideas to at any time to curriculum.utsc@utoronto.ca.

This is my tenth year at U of T Scarborough, and my first as the Acting Vice-Dean Teaching, Learning & Undergraduate Programs. I’m looking very much forward to the coming year and hope that your experiences as part of our community, will engage your passion for learning. Along with challenges will come innovative opportunities, life-long connections and friendships, as you explore new pathways, and engage in transformative learning that will shape your contribution to our world and your chance to make a difference.  

Wishing you all the best for the year ahead. 


Professor Suzanne Sicchia

Acting Vice-Dean Teaching, Learning & Undergraduate Programs

September 2023