UTSU Handbook 2013/2014 - University of Toronto Students` Union

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UTSU Handbook 2013/2014 - University of Toronto Students` Union
university
of toronto
students’ union
SERVING UOFT STUDENTS SINCE 1901
2013/2014 MEMBERS’ HANDBOOK
Local 98, Canadian Federation of Students
What’s Inside
About UTSU
Welcome Letter2
Meet Your Executive
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UTSU Mandate6
UTSU History7
Board of Directors
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UTSU Structure10
Commissions, Clubs, Groups
UTSU Commissions11
Community Action Commission
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Academic & Student Rights Commission 13
Social Justice & Equity Commission
14
Sustainability Commission
16
Campus Life Commission
18
UTSU Clubs20
UTSU Levy Groups
22
UTSU Services
Introduction to Services
24
TTC Metropass25
Health & Dental Plan
26
Entertainment Tickets
29
Food Security30
Grants & Bursaries
31
Office Services32
Student Discounts33
Campaigns
Sustainability34
Mental Health Services
35
I <3 the Blues
36
Unpaid Internships37
UofT Information
Sister Students’ Unions
38
Colleges & Faculties
39
Association of Part-time
Undergraduate Students
40
UofT Map42
UofT Directory44
Handbook Sponsors51
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDENTS’ UNION
Local 98, Canadian Federation of Students | 416-978-4911 | WWW.UTSU.CA
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Letter From Your Executive Committee
The University of Toronto Students’ Union represents
all 47,000 full-time undergraduate and professional
faculty students at UofT’s St. George and Mississauga
campuses. We work to build community on campus
and ensure you have the best possible student
experience while you are here.
Throughout the year, we host awesome
events like concerts, club nights, exam
destressors, speaker series and much
more! We know that university is expensive, and we work to ensure that all of
our events are free or low-cost while also
providing cost-saving services like the
cheapest printing on campus, discounted
sports and entertainment tickets, and
one of the best Health & Dental Plans
in the country.
This year, we’ve made a strong commitment to improving our services and
events; we’re hosting a bigger and better
UTSU Fest, ramping up the I <3 the Blues
campaign to support Varsity athletes,
expanding the hours of our food bank, increasing clubs funding and finding new
ways to support our hundreds of campus
clubs. We look forward to hearing from
you throughout the year about how we
can continue to serve you better.
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But your Students’ Union does much
more than coordinate awesome events
and services to save you money. Over
the years we’ve found that students
united across the university, throughout the GTA, across the province and
even across Canada, have the power to
effect change (see page 7 for some victories we’ve won by working together).
This year, get involved in campaigns to
improve mental health resources at UofT;
lobby for discounted transit for students
across the GTA; fight illegal incidental
fees charged to students; and combat all
forms of oppression and discrimination
to ensure our campus is a safe space for
everyone.
We’re happy to provide this handbook
as a resource for you to learn about UTSU
events, campaigns and services, and as
an introduction to the rest of our campus
community. Throughout these pages,
you’ll find information about the work
that we do and how you can be a part
of it. Join a Commission, speak to a
board member or drop by our office. It’s
YOUR Students’ Union – get involved,
and together we’ll ensure an incredible
university experience for all.
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Local 98, Canadian Federation of Students | 416-978-4911 | WWW.UTSU.CA
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDENTS’ UNION
Local 98, Canadian Federation of Students | 416-978-4911 | WWW.UTSU.CA
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Meet Your Executives
President Munib Sajjad
[email protected] | 416-978-4911 ext. 223
My name is Munib Sajjad and I am the President for
your Students Union, the UTSU. As we embark on this
school year, we will be facing the highest tuition fees in
Canada. I know what potential we have when we work
together as students. That’s why my top priority is to
mobilize and begin the groundwork to build a strong
student movement. Come by our office or check out our
website to see the great campaigns, events and services
your students union provides for you!
Vice-President University Affairs Agnes So
[email protected] | 416-978-4911 ext. 230
Hello to all fellow students, my name is Agnes and
I’m your Vice-President University Affairs. I’m really
excited for the coming year! My goal is to provide
a positive school experience to you all. This is your
Students’ Union and I’m thrilled to get more of you
involved and make sure that you know your rights!
Together we can build a more united campus and fight
for a better post-secondary education.
Vice-President Equity Yolen Bollo-Kamara
[email protected] | 416-978-4911 ext. 237
I’m proud of the diversity at UofT, but it’s impossible
to ignore the fact that the same forms of oppression
– including racism, sexism, classism, homophobia,
transphobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, ableism, and
ageism – that exist within greater society are reproduced
on campus. All members of our community have a right
to live, work and study in a safe environment. As your
Vice-President Equity, I’m committed to responsing to
your concerns and ensuring that equity and accessibility
resources at UofT are working for you. We must work
together to eliminate all forms of discrimination and
build inclusivity within our community.
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UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDENTS’ UNION
Local 98, Canadian Federation of Students | 416-978-4911 | WWW.UTSU.CA
Vice-President Internal & Services Cameron Wathey
[email protected] | 416-978-4911 ext. 240
We know how nerve-wracking it is to start a new
beginning. That’s why one of our main goals is to
assist and to help you to achieve the best possible
university experience. A major way we give back to UofT
is through our abundant services! You can check out
many of them in this handbook. We hope to continue
to expand our services and foster a better connection
with you through an updated website, more clubs’
promotion and more sporting events!
Vice-President Campus Life Onik Khan
[email protected] | 416-978-4911 ext. 234
Hello fellow students, my name is Onik Khan and
I’m your Vice-President Campus Life this year. I’m
excited about all the opportunities you will have to
get engaged with your campus community throughout
the year. I look forward to enhancing your student life
experience whether it’s with great events, well-resourced
clubs or a successful orientation. I’m passionate about
creating a strong campus community that will ensure
we have a successful school year and the best student
life experiences.
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDENTS’ UNION
Local 98, Canadian Federation of Students | 416-978-4911 | WWW.UTSU.CA
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UTSU Mandate
Your Students’ Union mandate is three-fold:
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Advocacy
We advocate & lobby on behalf of our members to
improve the quality of and access to education, and
to protect our rights.
Enhance the
Student Experience
We work to build community on and off campus,
organize great events and support campus groups that
meet academic, political, religious and social needs.
Provide Cost –
Saving Services
We offer members services to save them money – like
Health & Dental Plans, free Income Tax Clinics, TTC
Student Metropasses, discounted entertainment
tickets, a Food & Clothing Bank and more.
Your place is in your Students’ Union.
Join our monthly mailing list by emailing
[email protected]
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UTSU History
Your Students’ Union has a long history of mobilizing
towards victory. Here are some highlights.
1972
After an occupation of Simcoe Hall, the University
administration concedes to the Students’ Union
demand to ensure Robarts library could be accessed
by undergraduate students.
Center for Women and Trans People is established
1986The
through funding by the Students’ Union and supported
by the students of the University.
1990
Students occupy the UofT President’s office and force divesting
$20 million in pension funds invested in South Africa apartheid.
members vote in favour of uniting with students
2002UTSU
across Canada through membership in the Canadian
Federation of Students.
across Ontario, UofT students help
2004United withtostudents
win a two-year tuition fee freeze,
saving over $100 million in additional fees.
2006
International students win the right to work off-campus.
2008
Canada’s first ever national grants program is created,
worth $350 million, to help alleviate student debt.
2010
Students successfully pressure the University to eliminate
the wasteful sale and distribution of bottled water on campus.
2012
Your Students’ Union stops the illegal collection of some
of your ancillary fees, and makes problematic unpaid
internships an issue in the media.
2013
You decide! Help us plan and implement
another great victory for students!
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Board of Directors
DIVISION I
Arts and Science At-Large
Ben Coleman | [email protected]
Yasmeen Emadi | [email protected]
Innis College
Will Warnica | [email protected]
St. Michael’s College
Bilal Duranni | [email protected]
Cullen Brown | [email protected]
Vere-Marie Khan | [email protected]
New College
Dalia Hashim | [email protected]
Khalid Khan | [email protected]
Silviu Kondan | [email protected]
Transitional Year Program
Eric Jadidzadeh | [email protected]
Trinity College
Ben Crase | [email protected]
University College
Nadiv Hossain | [email protected]
Aimee Quenneville | [email protected]
Victoria College
Shak Gobert | [email protected]
Lynn Scherloski | [email protected]
Woodsworth College
Josephine Petrolo | [email protected]
Tannishtha Pramanick | [email protected]
ZiJian Yang | [email protected]
DIVISION II
Professional Faculty At-Large
Mathew Krawczyk | [email protected]
Helen Phan | [email protected]
Faculty of Architecture,
Landscape & Design
Katrina Lorn | [email protected]
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UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDENTS’ UNION
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Faculty of Dentistry
Vacant at time of printing
Faculty of Engineering
Vanessa Bridge | [email protected]
Vacant at time of printing
Vacant at time of printing
Faculty of Law
Vacant at time of printing
Faculty of Medicine
Alexander Wasserman | [email protected]
Faculty of Music
Nia-Imara BarberOUSSE | [email protected]
Faculty of Nursing
Vacant at time of printing
Faculty of Pharmacy
Suyoung Aaron Chin | [email protected]
Faculty of Kinesiology &
Physical Education
Alexandra Khalil | [email protected]
Ontario Institute
for Studies in Education
Vacant at time of printing
Toronto School of Theology
Vacant at time of printing
DIVISION III
University of Toronto
Mississauga
Nabil Arif | [email protected]
Fatima Zahra Hamaimou | [email protected]
Frishta Bastan | [email protected]
Maaham Malik | [email protected]
Ming Zang | [email protected]
Muhammad Bilal Sandeela |
[email protected]
Waiz Akhtar | [email protected]
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UTSU Structure
The University of Toronto Students’ Union unites and
represents all full-time undergraduate and professional
faculty students at UofT’s St. George and Mississauga
campuses.
Membership in UTSU is automatic. Every UTSU member is eligible to vote
in UTSU elections – during which the Board of Directors and Executive
Committee are elected – and at UTSU Annual General Meetings and
Commission meetings – where decisions are made about union campaigns,
events and finances.
600,000
members of the Canadian
Federation of Students
46,000+
members of UTSU
46,000+
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UTSU Executive
Committee
UTSU Commissions
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UTSU Board of Directors
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UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDENTS’ UNION
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UTSU Commissions
UTSU Commissions provide the chance for you to get
involved with your Students’ Union! Membership is
open to all full-time undergraduate and professional
faculty students. All decisions about campaigns are
made at Commissions.
Academic and Student
Rights Commission
Social Justice and
Equity Commission
Build a strong and empowered
campus community!
Build a more inclusive university
experience for everyone!
Contact: [email protected]
Contact: [email protected]
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University Governance
Academic Policies
Student Rights
Grade Appeals
Fighting Discrimination
Local and Global Issues
Celebrating Diversity
Building Inclusivity
Campus Life Commission
Sustainability Commission
Build a strong student life
and campus community!
Help reduce the size of UofT’s
environmental footprint!
Contact: [email protected]
Contact: [email protected]
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Athletics & School Spirit
Semi-Formal Unity Ball
Showcasing Clubs
Cultural Events
Orientation
Food Security
Public Transit
Campus Agriculture
Access to Tap Water
Emissions Reductions
Community Action
Commission
Be the change you want
to see in the world!
Contact: [email protected]
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Reduce Tuition Fees
Transit & Housing
Government Lobbying
Community Engagement
Keeping Education Public
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Community Action Commission:
This Commission is responsible for student activism
in the world around us. This is where we fight against
high tuition fees and student debt.
Privatization
of Education
Student
Debt
Get involved with students across the
province and country to fight the privatization and corporatization of education.
Every year there is less public funding
as the government and our university
rely more and more on tuition fees and
corporate funding. This hurts the quality
and accessibility of our education. Students in post-secondary institutions are accruing mortgage-sized debts.
Student debt in Canada has surpassed
$16 billion dollars! Get involved and
fight back!
Pedestrianize
St. George
Fair
Student
Fares
Students have to pay for all sorts of
things at university, and our education
becomes less accessible when we cannot
afford the cost of getting to campus.
Rising transit fees are a huge concern for
students, the majority of whom commute
to campus. Students in this Commission
will unite with students’ unions across
the Greater Toronto Area to fight for
more student discounts.
Let’s shut down St. George Street and
make it pedestrian-friendly! No cars, just
students. At the University of Toronto
there is a lack of communal student
space. By shutting down St. George
Street, we can open it up to students,
activities, and events hosted by your
Students’ Union as well as hundreds of
other student groups across the campus.
This initiative will also make a significant
positive environmental impact in our city.
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Academic & Student Rights Commission:
Many students don’t know what their rights are.
To ensure that students are not taken advantage of,
this Commission fights for student rights and does
everything possible to ensure students are aware of
their rights.
Drop Credit
Flat Fees
The Drop Credit policy is an initiative to create a new student-friendly academic policy at the university to give
students a way of repeating a course
with little negative impact to their grade
point average (GPA). Currently, only your
first attempt at a course counts toward
your GPA. Many other universities allow
students a “second chance” at a course
and only count the highest of the two
grades received toward a student’s GPA.
This Commission is working to bring
this policy to UofT.
In 2009, the University of Toronto
lost over $1 billion when the economy
crashed. UofT passed its financial loss
on to students in the Faculty of Arts and
Science by implementing a flat tuition
fee payment policy, forcing students to
pay for five courses even if they only take
three or four. This is a huge barrier to accessible education. Students who do not
take a full course load often do so because
they either cannot afford to pay for a full
course load or have personal circumstances which prevent them from doing
so. We want a fair, per-course tuition fee
policy just like most other universities
across the province and country.
Fighting Illegal
Incidental Fees
Last year, your Students’ Union investigated the incidental fees that you pay
with your tuition fees. Termed ancillary
fees, these fees are costs downloaded
onto students to help pay for services
that are not part of your academic tuition
fees, but for campus services and other
administrative costs. We found that some
fees charged to students were against
government policy. Some of these fees
were removed, but it is up to students in
this Commission to fight illegal incidental fees that the University of Toronto is
charging us.
FACEBOOK.COM/ASRUTSU
The ASR Commission
also pressures the university
to develop new policies
that improve the quality of
our academic careers.
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Social Justice & Equity Commission
Join the Social Justice and Equity Commission!
• Organize campaigns and events to build a safe and inclusive campus
• Raise awareness about local, national, and international social
justice issues
• Meet and collaborate with individuals and clubs who are involved
in anti-oppression work and social justice initiatives on campus
The Social Justice and Equity Commission is a space for students to address
issues like ableism, ageism, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, islamophobia,
anti-Semitism, classism, and other forms of oppression, both on campus and within
greater society. It works to develop events and campaigns that focus on creating safer
spaces, developing campus and community dialogue and progressively working
for a more equitable society.
www.facebook.com/SJEutsu
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Educate, Agitate,
and Organize
eXpression Against Oppression
Plan a series of events with campus groups aimed at
challenging oppression and raising awareness about
equity and social justice issues. In the past, XAO has
included socials, workshops, and exciting guest speakers.
No Means No
Join the campaign to prevent and raise awareness about
sexual violence on campus and in our communities.
Accessibility Audit
Study the (in)accessibility of UofT for students of
different physical and mental abilities and push for
the University to take action.
Say What You Mean
Examine common words and expressions and the
ways in which they can oppress and reinforce negative
stereotypes and structural discrimination.
Mental Health Campaign
Works to break down stigma around mental health
awareness and address gaps in campus services for
students, staff and faculty with mental health concerns.
The Social Justice and Equity Commission works
on a wide range of issues throughout the year. If
you have an equity concern or an idea for a new
event and campaign, come out to a Commission
meeting and get involved!
[email protected]
facebook.com/SJEutsu
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Sustainability Commission
The UTSU Sustainability Commission covers a broad
spectrum of events and advocacy, from political issues
on the national scale to internal university issues.
Urban Agriculture
Eco-Collaboration
The world’s globalized food system
has detrimental effects on society. The
prioritization of maximizing profits for
agro-business has caused the destruction
of livelihoods, displacement of peoples
and the devastation of the natural environment. Urban agriculture allows us
to minimize our transport footprint and
makes local food accessible.
The Sustainability Commission plans
to connect groups with each other to
create a community of solidarity, which
will include EcoFest, a week of sustainability-themed events held in partnership
with various groups. Events include:
Help us maintain our urban garden
located on the lawns of the UTSU
building by emailing:
[email protected]
Meatless Mondays
Raising animals for food can have a
disastrous environmental impact. Factory
farms produce more greenhouse gas
emissions than the entire transportation sector. A tremendous amount of
arable land, water, and energy is used to
produce meat, leading to deforestation,
fresh water depletion, and pollution.
UTSU has endorsed Meatless
Mondays and plans on hosting
more vegan BBQ’s in collaboration
with the Hot Yam!
• Winter Bike Riding Seminar – Bikechain
• Meatless Mondays Movie Screenings
and Talks – Students for Meatless
Mondays
• EcoFest Potluck & Mix n’ Mingle –
Univeristy of Toronto Graduate
Students Union (UTGSU) and UTSU
Sustainability Commission
• Green Scavenger Hunt – University
of Toronto Sustainability Office
• Food Justice Film Festival – Dig In!
Campus Agriculture
• Vegan Lunch – Hot Yam!
• EcoFest Speaker Panel – Enactus
(Greenspire) and UTSU Sustainability
Commission
• Rally for Climate Justice – University
of Toronto Environmental Action
• Environmental Fashion Show – VUSAC
Sustainability Commission
• Sustainable Engineers Association
(SEA) Conference – SEA
[email protected]
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facebook.com/
SUSTUTSU
This Commission also works with
groups like the On Tap Committee, the
Public Water Initiative, the Sustainability
Office, UofT Environmental Action and
Sustainability Advisory Committee and
Enactus.
PowerShift Conference
Members of this Commission may
have the opportunity to attend this
conference, organized by youth for youth
interested in social change. Last year’s
speakers included Winona LaDuke,
Naomi Klein, and Bill McKibben.
Bottled Water-Free campus
Your Students’ Union, in conjunction
with the Public Water Initiative, successfully lobbied UofT to ban the sale of
bottled water on the St. George campus,
as well as phasing it out at the Mississauga
and Scarborough campuses.
Help us lobby for more access
to tap water on campus!
[email protected]
Tarsands
UofT students are concerned about
the pumping of fossil fuels in Northern
Alberta. More than 20 corporations are
operating in tar sand rich lands. This
practice negatively impacts our environment and the indigenous peoples
of Canada.
Join the fight against infrastructure
projects and tar sands expansion
like the Enbridge Northern Gateway
pipeline and the Keystone XL pipeline!
[email protected]
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Campus Life Commission
Throughout the year, the Campus Life Commission
works to engage students and build campus life at
UofT. The Commission organizes a number of events,
from food fairs and exam destressors, to concerts, club
nights, cultural events and much more!
If you are interested in:
• Organizing, promoting, managing and attending events
• Experiencing and celebrating the diversity of campus life activities
• Athletics, artistic expression and school spirit
• Creating safe, inclusive and stress-relieving environments
• This is the commission for you!
Have an idea for a new event or campaign to build community at UofT?
Join the Campus Life Commission!
www.facebook.com/
CLCutsu
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[email protected]
utsu.ca/events
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Campus Life Commission
UTSU Events
Throughout the year, the Campus Life Commission
plans a number of events to engage students and build
campus life at UofT!
I <3 the Blues
Culture Show
Support Varsity Athletes! Build community and blue and white spirit on campus
(also see p36 for more information!).
UofT’s clubs community is incredibly
diverse, and this show brings our clubs
together for an evening of dance, vocal,
and theatre performances.
UTSU’s Got You
Late night snacks, drinks and
de-stressing activities provided for free
at libraries during exam periods.
UTSUfest
Have an idea for a new event or campaign to build community at UofT? Join
the Campus Life Commission!
www.facebook.com/CLCutsu
[email protected]
Includes the tri-campus Orientation
parade and events for all students, including a free concert, an after-party, a
street festival on St. George Street and
much more!
utsu.ca/events
Winter Week of Welcome
The third annual week of exciting
events for students beginning their
studies in January or returning after
the winter break! In the past, the Winter
Week of Welcome has included events
like a concert, ski trip, winter clubs festival, pancake brunch and more.
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UTSU Clubs
Finding A Club
Clubs Directory
This UTSU directory showcases more than 400 campus clubs, student societies
and academic unions. Pick up your copy at UTSU or at various outreach tables
across campus throughout the year.
Orientation Clubs Day
UTSU’s annual Clubs Day is open to ALL students and lets you browse hundreds
of booths featuring different clubs and campus groups, located at Hart House Circle
each September.
Winter Week of Welcome
There are always new opportunities to get involved in the second term.
Check out our January clubs showcases and explore your options!
The Unity Ball
This annual Clubs Semi-Formal recognizes outstanding clubs and brings campus
groups together to celebrate student life.
Unity Through Diversity
The Food and Performance Fair during Unity Through Diversity showcases amazing
culture, dance and culinary groups on campus. There is also free food and music!
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Club Services
Each UTSU member is able to create and develop their
own UTSU club! Here are some of the requirements and
benefits of becoming a recognized club.
Requirements
• Approved recognition by ULife,
ASSU or EngSoc
• Online recognition application
submitted at utsu.ca/clubs
• A club’s constitution emailed to
[email protected]utsu.ca
• At least 30 members
• At least 50% + 1 members
must be UTSU members
Funding deadlines
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October 18, 2013: Long-Term Funding
January 17, 2014: Start-Up Funding
February 7, 2014: Short-Term Funding
July 4, 2014: Summer Funding
UTSU recognition benefits
• Clubs promotion (Clubs Days,
Clubs Directory, mobile app, website)
• Event promotion (mobile app,
website, Facebook)
• Clubs funding
• Club executive training sessions
• Free photocopying
• Event planning, budgeting,
constitution consultation
• Clubs mailboxes
• BBQ, coffee urn, water jug rentals
• Bulk purchasing
• Third party insurance
• Discounted banners
Visit utsu.ca/clubs to apply for
recognition and for more
information about clubs services.
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UTSU Levy Groups
Bikechain
bikechain.utoronto.ca | 416-978-6849
33 St. George St, Basement
UofT’s cycling promotion and educational repair facility, offering hands-on
education on bicycle repair and maintenance, seminars on bike safety, and free
rental bikes.
Centre for Women
and Trans People
womenscentre.sa.utoronto.ca
416-978-8201
563 Spadina Ave., Room 100
A safe, harassment-free drop in space
for all women and trans people on
campus, providing free support, referrals, resources and advocacy on issues of
sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia,
ableism, ageism, violence, health and
poverty through workshops, events, services and programming.
Downtown Legal Services
(DLS)
dls.sa.utoronto.ca
[email protected] | 416-934-4535
655 Spadina Ave., Fasken Martineau
Blg, Faculty of Law
The Cinema Studies
Student Union (CINSSU)
cinssu.ca
Both a representative for undergraduate
students enrolled in Cinema Studies
programs at UofT and a film society
promoting and celebrating film through
a variety of screening series, seminars
and an annual academic journal. Volunteers facilitate student concerns with
the faculty, and organize and run film
screenings, especially the popular weekly
series: Free Friday Films.
The Hot Yam!
hotyam.ca | [email protected]
UofT’s all-volunteer, all vegan, mostly
organic lunch party! The Hot Yam! serves
a $4 vegan lunch on Wednesdays from
12pm – 2pm at 33 St. George St.
Ontario Public Interest
Research Group Toronto
(OPIRG-Toronto)
opirgtoronto.org
A campus-based group with a mandate
of action, education and research on
issues of social and environmental justice.
This community legal clinic operates
out of the UofT Faculty of Law and provides free legal services to low income
communities.
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Local 98, Canadian Federation of Students | 416-978-4911 | WWW.UTSU.CA
Students for Barrier-free
Access (SBA)
UofT International
Health Program (UTIHP)
sba.sa.utoronto.ca | [email protected]
416-967-7322 | 800-268-9242 TTY
utihp.ca
1 King’s College Circle, Room 2171B
215 Huron St., Suite 924
SBA works toward eliminating physical,
informational and attitudinal barriers
on campus, and offers American Sign
Language (ASL) and Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation (CPR) courses.
UofT Blue Sky Solar Racing
blueskysolar.utoronto.ca
A student–directed program that
provides a unique learning experience
through the design, construction, logistical operations, public relations and
administration of a world-class solar
race system.
UofT Environmental
Resource Network (UTERN)
A student-run, non-profit organization
that provides a forum for discussions on
health issues, resources for international
health outreach, and an opportunity for
students to develop leadership skills.
UofT Sexual Education &
Peer Counselling Centre
(SEC)
sec.sa.utoronto.ca | 416-978-311 admin |
416-978-8732 counselling
21 Sussex Ave., Unit 612
A non-profit, volunteer-run campus
service/student group offering free
condoms, sex-positive education,
workshops and counseling to the UofT
community in a confidential, non-judgemental, pro-sex atmosphere.
utern.org
An umbrella organization that serves
as the meeting point for everyone in
the university community concerned
about the health of our environment.
UTERN provides funding for environmental initiatives to aid in networking
and collaboration.
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UTSU Services
We know that the little things can add up. That’s why
UTSU provides a diverse range of services to help
you save money. The following pages contain a brief
overview of some of the services we provide.
Be sure to look
through this handbook
for many more of our
services too!
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TTC Post-Secondary
Student Metropass
pg 25
Discounted
Entertainment Tickets
pg 29
Health & Dental Plan
pg 26-28
Grants & Bursaries
pg 31
Student Discounts
pg 33
Food Initiatives
pg 30
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TTC Post-Secondary Student Metropass
UTSU sells the $106 Metropass starting the last five
business days of each month, and continuing into the
following month while supplies last. We accept debit
only. Students can also purchase the Metropass at
most subway stations.
Fair Student Fares
The discounted Post-Secondary Student Metropass came about in 2009 as a result
of your Students’ Union’s Fair Student Fares campaign. Together with students’
unions from across the GTA, we fought and won a discounted Metropass, saving
students thousands of dollars every month.
For the past two years, Toronto City Council has proposed TTC cuts and increased
TTC fares. Two years ago, the Council eliminated part-time students from being
eligible for the discounted Metropass.
Let’s mobilize to
protect student
discounts,
and lobby for fair
student fares.
Join the campaign: [email protected]
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UTSU Health & Dental Plan
Saving You Money!
All full-time undergraduate and fulltime Toronto School of Theology students
are automatically enrolled in the UTSU
Health & Dental Plan. The plan provides
extended health and dental coverage for
a full twelve months – the benefit year
runs from September 1 to August 31. The
cost is automatically charged to your
ROSI account and appears as a separate
charge on your detailed statement.
Blackout Period
If you are joining the plan for the first
time, or returning from a leave of absence
or part-time studies, your account with
Green Shield Canada will not be activated until UTSU has received a list
of members from the university. This
usually occurs shortly after the add/drop
deadlines have passed in mid-November.
During this period claims cannot be
processed, however, after your account
has been activated you can submit claims
for eligible expenses incurred as of September 1. Please note that dentists who
participate in Green Shield Canada’s
Dental Discount Network are obligated
to submit claims electronically and may
not be able to offer services until the
account is activated.
Information About
Your Benefits
utsu.ca/health
On-Campus Health Clinics
Koffler Student Services Centre
214 College St. – 2nd Floor
416-978-8030
my.healthandwellness.utoronto.ca
Insurance Company
Information
(for filing claims)
Name of Provider: Green Shield Canada
ID Number: If you have a 9 digit student number:
SACstudent number– 00
Example: SAC999999999-00
If you have a 10 digit student number:
SAC –amended student number– 00
To amend your student number,
drop the first digit and any zeros that
immediately follow the first digit.
For example, 1000111222 becomes 111222.
Example: SAC111222-00
Green Shield Customer
Service Centre
1-888-711-1119
Note: Graduate students and part-time
undergraduate students are covered
under different plans offered by the Association of Part-time Undergraduate
Students (APUS) and the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU).
Manual claim forms and ID cards for
direct payment at a pharmacy or dental
office are available online:
greenshield.ca/studentcentre
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Opting Out
ALREADY HAVE COVERAGE?
OPTING IN/OUT DEADLINES
Opt out for a refund
Students starting in September
Friday, October 4, 2013 at midnight
Students starting in January
Friday, January 31, 2014 at midnight
If you have equivalent extended
health insurance, you can opt out
online and receive a full refund.
Anyone can opt out of the dental
insurance.
LOST COVERAGE?
Opt out online at: studentplans.ca
Online opt out applications must be
submitted at with acceptable proof of
existing coverage before the deadline.
There are no exceptions. All successfully
completed applicants will receive an
email confirming that the application
is being processed.
Opt out refund cheques are sent by
mail in March 2014 to the address on file
with ROSI. Please ensure your address
is up to date.
ADDING DEPENDENTS
Opt in to get them covered
If you opted out of either plan and
recently lost coverage, you can rejoin the
UTSU Plan. You have 30 days from the
date you lost your coverage to complete
an opt in form. Proof of loss of coverage,
such as a letter from an employer, must
be submitted to the UTSU office to rejoin
the Health & Dental Plan.
Contact: [email protected]
OPTED OUT BY MISTAKE?
If you opted out by mistake, you can
opt back in before the opt out deadline.
Fill out an opt in form at the UTSU
office. Opting back in must be done
while the opt out period is still active.
NO EXCEPTIONS.
Dependents (spouse, common-law
partner including same-sex, children)
can be added to either plan. This is also
called opting in. Just complete a form
and pay the opt in fee at the UTSU office
(cheque or debit). Opting in must be
done in person.
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Health & Dental Discounts
UTSU’s Dental Discount Network
Want to benefit from UTSU’s cost-saving services?
Check out the Dental Discount Network for savings
Save up to 30% on eligible procedures
Visit greenshield.ca/studentcentre for a list of participating dentists in your area.
UTSU’s Discount Vision Providers
Want to save some money on eyewear and accessories?
Check out the local discounts available in your area
with your UTSU – Greenshield ISIC card.
LensCrafters @ 50 Bloor St. West
30% off frames and lenses
20% off sunglasses, including Ray Bans!
Bay Optical @ 44 Bloor St. East
33% off frames and lenses
Also available: great discounts with ClearlyContacts.ca
Preferred pricing is offered to UTSU members
at Loblaws Pharmacies and Loblaw Optical with
an ISIC card. See page 35 for info on how to
get your free ISIC.
Visit greenshield.ca/studentcentre
for more participating retailers,
including Sears and Pearle Vision.
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Local 98, Canadian Federation of Students | 416-978-4911 | WWW.UTSU.CA
UTSU Discounted Entertainment Tickets
Your Students’ Union purchases a number of
entertainment tickets at discounted rates, for
savings that we pass on to you!
Your Students’ Union
purchases a number
of entertainment tickets
at discounted rates,
for savings that
we pass on to you!
Cineplex movie
tickets (including
former AMC at
Yonge & Dundas
Square)
Cineplex Combo Packs
(2 tickets, 2 drinks,
1 popcorn)
Canada’s Wonderland
Seasonal Sports
tickets – Raptors,
TorontoFC,
and more!
Clubs Box Office tickets – buy tickets for some of the biggest and best
campus events hosted by your Students’ Union and UTSU recognized clubs!
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UTSU Food Security
Initiatives
Food & Clothing Bank
utsu.ca/foodbank
Your Students’ Union operates a free, year-round
Food & Clothing Bank open to all UofT students in
need. That includes full-time or part-time, undergraduate
or graduate.
Where to find us:
UofT Multifaith Centre 569 Spadina Ave
(use Bancroft entrance)
Open Fridays (except holidays) from 12pm – 3pm
We need you!
Volunteer to help run the Food & Clothing Bank by
contacting [email protected]
Good Food Box
utsu.ca/goodfoodbox
A box of fresh fruits and vegetables, locally produced
wherever possible, delivered to UTSU for you. Boxes
start at $13 and range in cost depending on size and
organic options. Delivery is bi-weekly.
Community Garden
utsu.ca/garden
Your Students’ Union knows that using the space
around us to produce food is essential to sustainability.
The UTSU garden is located on the west and south
lawns of UTSU and produces food that is distributed
to students through the UTSU office and the UTSU
Food & Clothing Bank.
To volunteer in the garden
please contact [email protected]
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Grants & Bursaries
The UTSU Book Bursary
The UTSU book bursaryis a needs-based bursary to help you recover some of the costs
of books for school. Application forms: utsu.ca/bookbursary.
The UTSU Dollars for
Daycare Bursary
The UTSU Dollars for Daycare Bursary is available to part-time and full-time
students with financial needs related to childcare expenses. Application forms:
utsu.ca/daycare.
The UTSU Online
Scholarship Guide
The UTSU Online Scholarship Guide can help you navigate some of the scholarships
available through your program, faculty or college. Available: utsu.ca/scholarships.
The Ontario Tuition
Fee Grant
The Ontario Tuition Fee Grant is available to full-time, domestic, in-province
students registered in a first-entry program within four years of graduating from
high school. Students receiving OSAP automatically receive the grant; other
students can apply at: tcu.gov.on.ca.
Help us call on all levels of government to fund post-secondary education,
drop tuition fees, and keep our university public!
Contact [email protected]
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Office Services
utsu.ca/services
Printing & Copying Service
At-cost printing and copying is available at UTSU
for only $0.03/page! Print your essays, photocopy your
notes, and save some money. Black and white only. USB
or hard copy only (no internet access).
Faxing Services
Send local faxes for free at UTSU! Domestic long
distance faxes are $0.75/page and overseas faxes are
$3/page.
Free Income Tax Clinics
Need help filing your taxes? Register for our free
Income Tax Clinics, held at the end of March and
throughout April.
Volunteer:
[email protected]
Book appointment:
taxclinic.utsu.ca
STOP Anti-Theft Plate
This anti-theft device is great for laptops, desktops,
cameras or any other valuable item. Protect your item
for a one-time fee of $20. You must bring the item you
wish to protect to our office. More info at stoptheft.com.
Downtown Legal Services
If you need some legal advice, you can access the
community legal clinic at dls.sa.utoronto.ca
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UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDENTS’ UNION
Local 98, Canadian Federation of Students | 416-978-4911 | WWW.UTSU.CA
Student Discounts
Free ISIC
OOHLALA Mobile App
The International Student Identity
Card (ISIC) is the only internationally
reconzed proof of full-time student
status, and gives you discounts on travel-related expenses in North America,
Europe, Asia and everywhere else in
between.
Save money through social media!
Discover OOHLALA. It’s free for students
and always will be! Check out local discounts and coupons, get on the guestlist
for the hottest nightclubs, network with
friends, take a virtual tour of campus, join
a club, post or browse events, and play
virtual treasure hunt games for awesome
prizes!
More info: isiccanada.ca
Some Canadian ISIC
discounts include:
Free download at: gotoohlala.com
• 25% off Greyhound Canada
• West Jet and Porter
airline discounts
• Microsoft software discounts
• Raptors tickets
• LensCrafters at 50 Bloor St. West
• Bay Optical at 44 Bloor St. East
International
discounts are
even better!
Studentsaver Cards
In the back section of this Handbook,
and at our office, you will find a Studentsaver Discount Card and a listing
of businesses across Canada that offer
Studentsaver discounts.
More info: studentsaver.ca
The ISIC is free to
UTSU members –
just bring your TCard
to the UTSU office.
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Sustainability
FOOD
Where our food comes from, how much it costs and who has a say in
our food options are all important student and sustainability issues.
The UTSU is fighting for:
• Affordable food on campus
• Sustainable food on campus
• Student-run food options
To learn more or to get involved in this campaign, join the Academic and
Student Rights Commission. Visit our website.
TRANSIT
Accessible and affordable public transit is integral to city and campus
sustainability. The UTSU recognizes the increased need for affordable
and accessible public transit not only in Toronto, but across the GTA.
This year the UTSU will fight for increased student access to public
transit by lobbying for:
• Better TTC discounts
• Cross-city transit discounts for students
• Increased service expansion
To join this campaign contact: vpexter[email protected]
Visit utsu.ca/sustainability for more information.
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UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDENTS’ UNION
Local 98, Canadian Federation of Students | 416-978-4911 | WWW.UTSU.CA
Campaign For Mental Health Services
University can be a stressful time in your life.
The rising cost of tuition, the increased burden of student debt, and the
pressure to succeed can all negatively affect your mental health. What’s worse
is that mental health is rarely discussed, frequently ignored and those who are
suffering from mental health issues are often stigmatized in our society.
At the last general meeting of the UTSU, students voted
to create a campaign to address issues of mental health
on campus, focusing on:
• Fighting stigma around mental illness
• Ending discrimination against and dismissal of students
with mental health concerns
• Increasing support and improving resources for students on campus
The UTSU is committed to ending discrimination against and dismissal of students
with mental health concerns, fighting stigma around mental illness and increasing
support and improving mental health resources for students.
To join this campaign contact: [email protected]
Visit utsu.ca/mentalhealth for more information.
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDENTS’ UNION
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I <3 the Blues:
UofT boasts some of the top Varsity teams in the
country! With over 70 sports teams we have a lot to
be proud of. Let’s show our teams we support them by
attending their games and promoting our school
colours: blue and white.
You can learn all about our Blue & White Spirit events on our website
Join our “I Heart the Blues!” campaign through the Campus Life Commission
Find all the Varsity Blues teams and their upcoming games at:
www.varsityblues.ca
#bleedblue
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Celebrate
Blue & White
Spirit Through
Athletics!
Be Proud
of Your
School’s
Colours
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDENTS’ UNION
Local 98, Canadian Federation of Students | 416-978-4911 | WWW.UTSU.CA
Unpaid Internships
It is estimated that across Canada each year over
300,000 students and young workers are illegally
classified as interns, trainees, and non-employees.
Many internships and unpaid training programs create pools of free labour
from which employers directly benefit and profit from, often to the detriment
of students and young workers.
The Ontario Employment Standards Act (ESA) exempts these students
and young workers from its protections, and relies on a complaints-driven
enforcement model that ignores the power imbalances between intern or
trainee and employers.
The UTSU is fighting for the elimination of unpaid
internships in Ontario and across Canada.
We are lobbying for:
• Changes to the ESA that would prohibit all forms of unpaid labour
• A proactive enforcement strategy that targets employers who
exploit unpaid labour
• Data collection that would trace the extent and effects of unpaid
labour which targets students and youth
Visit utsu.ca/
internships
for more
information.
To join this
campaign contact:
[email protected]
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Sister Students’
Unions
University of Toronto
Mississauga STUDENTS’ UNION
(UTMSU)
utmsu.ca | 905-828-5249
3359 Mississauga Rd. North, Mississauga
UTM Student Centre, Room 100
All full-time undergraduate students
at UTM are not only members of UTMSU,
but also of UTSU with full benefits of services, events, campaigns and full representation. Together, UTSU and UTMSU
work closely to present a unified voice
with the university administration and
to ensure provisions for UTM students.
If you are a student at the UofT
Scarborough campus, you are a member
of the Scarborough Campus Students’
Union (SCSU). SCSU provides services,
events and advocacy for Scarborough students. Your SCSU Executive
Committee is:
Guled Arale - Vice President External
Yusra Khogali - Vice President Equity
Tahsin Cee - Vice President Campus Life
Sarah Worku - President
Ranziba Nehrin - Vice-President Academics and
University Affairs
Alice Liu - Vice President Operations
UofT Association of
Part-Time Undergraduate
Students (APUS)
apus.utoronto.ca | 416-978-3993
100 St. George St., Toronto
Sidney Smith, Room 1089
UofT Graduate Students’
Union (GSU)
gsu.utoronto.ca | 416-978-2391
16 Bancroft Ave., Toronto
United Nationally
UTMSU Executive Committee
Grace Slobodian
VP Campus Life
[email protected]
Hamza Ansari
VP University Affairs & Academics
[email protected]
Melissa Theodore
VP External
[email protected]
Raymond Noronha
President
[email protected]
Nausheen Adam
VP Internal & Services
[email protected]
Ro’a Saafan
VP Equity
[email protected]
University of Toronto
Scarborough Campus
Students’ Union
scsu.ca | 416-287-7047
1265 Military Trail, Scarborough
Room SL-108
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UTSU is Local 98 of the Canadian
Federation of Students, our national
Students’ Union. The Federation is
committed to saving students money
through services, ensuring students’
rights are protected through advocacy,
and building an inclusive community
for everyone. Being united in a national
movement gives us strength in numbers,
and helps to keep students’ issues at the
forefront of debate across Canada.
Take a moment to read through the
sections on the provincial and federal
components of the Canadian Federation
of Students in this handbook.
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDENTS’ UNION
Local 98, Canadian Federation of Students | 416-978-4911 | WWW.UTSU.CA
Colleges & Faculties
Arts & Science Students’
Union (ASSU)
St. Micheal’s College
Student Union (SMCSU)
assu.sa.utoronto.ca
[email protected]
smcsu.com | [email protected]
Dental Student Society (DSS)
[email protected]
Engineering Society
(ENGSOC)
slstoronto.ca | [email protected]
Faculty of Music
Undergraduate Association
(FMUA)
Transitional Year Program
Student Association
(TYPSA)
[email protected]
[email protected]
Faculty of Nursing
Undergraduate Society (NUS)
[email protected]
innisicss.com
[email protected]
fcis.oise.utoronto.ca/~st union/
[email protected]
Students’ Law Society (SLS)
skule.ca | [email protected]
Innis College Student
Society (ICSS)
Student Teachers Union
Trinity College Meeting (TCM)
trinlife.org
[email protected]
Undergraduate Pharmacy
Society (UPS)
ups.uoftpharmacy.com
[email protected]
Medical Society
University College Literary
& Athletic Society (UCLit)
torontomeds.com
[email protected]
uclit.ca | [email protected]
New College Student
Council (NCSC)
Victoria University
Students’ Administrative
Council (VUSAC)
[email protected]
vusac.ca | [email protected]
Physical & Health
Undergraduate
Association (PHEUA)
Woodsworth College
Students’ Association (WCSA)
[email protected]
mywcsa.com | [email protected]
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Association of Part-time
Undergraduate Students (APUS)
Welcome to what we hope will be an exciting and successful year for you
at the University of Toronto. As a member of the Association of Part-time
Undergraduate Students (APUS), you are united with thousands of part-time
students across all three campuses of the University, and across the country
through our national students’ union, the Canadian Federation of Students.
Part-time students who wanted to
improve the undergraduate educational
experience of all part-time students
formed APUS in 1968. APUS is here to
ensure you have access to a full range of
programs, services and resources at the
University. We represent the voices and
needs of part-time students to all levels
of decision-making at the University,
and in government. We also provide
our members with cost-saving services,
advocacy and events, helping to reduce
the barriers of accessing an education.
Our members are diverse, and have
many responsibilities outside of school
including families, jobs and other
personal obligations. This year we will
support our members by continuing to
be a strong advocate on issues such as
access to education, affordable childcare,
accessibility, more evening courses
and student life services. We will also
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continue to offer a comprehensive health
and dental plan, bursaries and other
services to help lower the cost of your
education.
For over 40 years, APUS has been
a strong voice and helped to build a
community for part-time students at UofT.
We look forward to meeting and working
with all of you to continue this tradition.
Visit the APUS office, drop us a line and
get involved with your students’ union!
Best wishes,
Susan Froom, President
Mavra Bari, VP Internal
Corey Scott, VP External
Kriya Siewrattan, Secretary
Susan Murray, Treasurer
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Local 98, Canadian Federation of Students | 416-978-4911 | WWW.UTSU.CA
Your Student Union Is Here For You
SERVICES
STAY CONNECTED
As a member of APUS, you have
access to the following services to help
save you money:
Visit the APUS office or website, email
us, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter
for more information.
• Health and dental plans
(including the Dental Discount
Network and discount vision providers)
• Scholarships and bursaries
• Tax clinics
• CFS Student Saver discounts
CAMPAIGNS
As the central voice for part-time
students, APUS lobbies on a local,
provincial and national level on behalf
of our members on issues such as:
North Borden Building (NB)
563 Spadina Crescent
Suite 236
Office hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm,
Monday to Friday
Website: www.apus.utoronto.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/apus97
GET INVOLVED
EVENTS
We aim to build a community for all
members – including mature students,
student-parents and marginalised
students through events such as:
APUS Orientation
Exam De-stressors
Film Screenings
Socials
Office Hours: 10 am to 7 pm, Monday to
Thursday; 10 am to 5 pm, Friday
Email: [email protected]
• Affordable, accessible and
high quality education, childcare
and transit
• Increased financial support
for part-time students
• More evening course
and service offerings
• Increased part-time student
representation in decision-making
• Building a safer community
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•
•
•
Sidney Smith (SS)
100 St.George Street
Room 1089
All U of T classes are able to elect
part-time class representatives. As a
Class Representative, you are a great
link between APUS and your classmates.
Nomination forms will be distributed
in classes this fall and winter. Pick up a
form, become a class representative and
get involved in your union!
Twitter:
www.twitter.com/apus97
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UofT Directory
Academic Success Centre |
www.asc.utoronto.ca
free of racial & systemic discrimination.
[email protected] | 416-978-7970
Athletics |
athletics.utoronto.ca
214 College Street | Rm. 150
Develop skills & strategies to help you
succeed academically.
Accessibility Services |
www.accessibility.utoronto.ca
[email protected] |
416-978-8060
130 St. George Street | 1st Floor
OR
416-978-3436
UofT athletics provides a variety of
programs in Varsity Athletics, intramurals, recreation, workshops & an array of
facilities to support the health & wellness
of UofT students.
Athletic Centre
55 Harbord St. | 416-978-3436
Varsity Centre
[email protected] | 416-978-7677
299 Bloor St. W | 416-978-6428
215 Huron Street | 9th Floor | Rm. 939
Hart House
Provides services & programs for students with a documented disability, be
it physical, sensory, a learning disability, mental health disorder or temporary
disability.
Admissions and Awards |
www.adm.utoronto.ca
7 Hart House Circle, Lower Level
416-978-3999
Varsity Sports
varsityblues.ca
[email protected]
416-978-3443
Intramurals
172 St. George Street
uoftintramurals.ca
[email protected]
416-978-6511
Information on UofT admission,
financial aid & scholarships.
Bikechain |
bikechain.utoronto.ca
[email protected] |
416-978-2190
Anti-Racism & Cultural
Diversity (ARCD) Office |
www.antiracism.utoronto.ca
[email protected] | 416-978-1259
215 Huron Street | 6th Floor | Rm. 603B
Supports students, staff and faculty
with anti-racism programming, policy
and services to build and environment
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[email protected] | 416-978-6849
33 St. George Street | Basement
UofT’s cycling promotion & educational repair facility, offering hands-on
education on bicycle repair & maintenance, seminars on bike safety & free
bike rentals. UTSU Levy Group.
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDENTS’ UNION
Local 98, Canadian Federation of Students | 416-978-4911 | WWW.UTSU.CA
Bookstore, UofT |
www.uoftbookstore.com
[email protected] | 416-640-7900
Centre for
International Experience |
www.cie.utoronto.ca
[email protected] | 416-978-2564
214 College Street
UofT’s primary bookstore. Offers
books, school supplies, UofT apparel,
gifts and printing. Includes a cell phone
store, computer shop (including repairs),
post office and more.
Campus Organization Services |
ulife.utoronto.ca
[email protected] | 416-946-7755
21 Sussex Ave. | 5th Floor | Rm. 514
Information on campus groups, group
recognition, & services.
Career Centre |
www.careers.utoronto.ca
[email protected] |
416-978-8000
214 College Street
33 St. George Street
Resources for international students
& students interested in international
opportunities. CIE offers information
on the UHIP program.
Centre for Women
& Trans People |
womenscentre.utoronto.ca
[email protected] | 416-978-8201
563 Spadina Ave. | Rm. 100
A drop-in space for UofT students
& community members to hang out,
meet, learn & share experiences in a safe,
anti-oppressive & communal environment.
UTSU Levy Group.
CIUT Radio Station |
www.ciut.fm
Career education and employment
services for students and recent graduates.
[email protected] | 416-978-1485
Centre for Health Promotion |
www.utoronto.ca/chp
UofT’s community radio station.
Request line: 416-946-7000
[email protected]
416-978-2182
155 College Street | 4th Floor | Rm. 400
Information on healthy living at UofT.
Centre for Community
Partnerships |
www.ccp.utoronto.ca
89.5 Tower Rd.
Community Safety Office |
www.communitysafety.utoro
nto.ca
[email protected]
416-978-1485
21 Sussex Ave. | 2nd Floor
[email protected] | 416-978-6558
Program connecting students with
meaningful learning opportunities
through community engagement.
Addresses personal & community
safety issues through support, referrals,
educational initiatives & workshops.
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDENTS’ UNION
Local 98, Canadian Federation of Students | 416-978-4911 | WWW.UTSU.CA
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Counselling & Psychological
Services | www.caps.utoronto.ca
[email protected] |
416-978-8070
Environmental Resource
Network, UofT (UTERN) |
utern.org
[email protected]
214 College St. | Rm. 111
33 Wilcocks Street | Rm. 2016A
Confidential & professional counselors
who are available for students dealing
with personal, psychological & emotional
stress.
An umbrella organization for anyone
in the UofT community concerned about
the environment, UTERN provides
support & funding for environmental
initiatives. UTSU Levy Group.
Daycare |
www.familycare.utoronto.ca
Campus & Community Cooperative Daycare
Centre on Huron Street | 416-978-0951
UofT Childcare Centre on Charles Street
| 416-415-2604
UofT Early Learning Centre on Bloor
Street | 416-946-0228
N’sheemaehn Child Care Centre,
Scarborough Campus | 416-287-7624
UofT Early Learning Centre, Mississauga
Campus | 905-569-4422
Downtown Legal Services
dls.sa.utoronto.ca
[email protected] | 416-978-6447
655 Spadina Ave.
Family Care Office |
www.familycare.utoronto.ca
[email protected] | 416-978-0951
214 College Street
Resource for students balancing
family responsibilities with education
and/or work.
Financial Services |
www.fees.utoronto.ca
[email protected] |
416-978-2140
215 Huron St. | 3rd Floor
Information on student fees, accounts,
refunds & tax receipts.
Community legal clinic that provides
free legal services to UTSU members &
low-income communities. Check out the
website to view legal services provided.
First Nations House |
www.fnh.utoronto.ca
Equity Website, UofT |
www.equity.utoronto.ca
Culturally supportive student services
& programs for Aboriginal students & the
general university community.
Equity resources at the University
of Toronto. Provides equity programs,
services and offices aimed at removing a
range of barriers and supporting community members in fulfilling their academic,
research and employment goals.
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[email protected] | 416-978-8227
563 Spadina Ave. | 3rd Floor
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDENTS’ UNION
Local 98, Canadian Federation of Students | 416-978-4911 | WWW.UTSU.CA
Food & Clothing Bank, UTSU |
www.utsu.ca/foodbank
Hot Yam! | hotyam.ca
[email protected]
[email protected] | 416-978-4911 ext. 224
Multifaith Centre | 569 Spadina
Crescent (Bancroft Street entrance)
| Lobby
The UTSU provides a food bank &
resources open to all UofT students (parttime, full-time, undergraduate, graduate).
Volunteers & donations welcome. Open
Fridays from 12-3pm.
Graduate Students’ Union |
utgsu.ca
International Student Centre |
33 St. George St
The Hot Yam! Is a volunteer-run,
vegan, mostly local & organic eatery that
serves a $4 weekly meal every Wednesday from 12-2pm at the CIE. Recipes &
other guides online. UTSU Levy Group.
Housing Service |
housing.utoronto.ca
[email protected] |
416-978-8045
[email protected] | 416-978-2391
214 College Street | 2nd Floor
16 Bancroft Ave.
Students’ Union representing graduate students across all three UofT campuses.
Online registry for family, shared
and private accommodation buy & sell
boards, street maps, legal information &
residence information.
Health Insurance Plan,
University | uhip.ca
Income Tax Clinics, UTSU Free |
utsu.ca/taxclinic
All full-time international students
& incoming exchange students on a
Study Permit are registered for this
province-wide private insurance plan.
Consult with the Center for International
Experience for info.
Health Service |
www.healthservice.utoronto.
ca
[email protected] | 416-9788030
[email protected] | 416-978-4911 ext. 224
12 Hart House Circle
Student volunteers staff the UTSU
income tax clinic, helping UTSU
members file their taxes every year. The
clinic runs in March & April.
Information Commons |
www.utoronto.ca/ic
[email protected] | 416-978-4357
130 St. George Street | 1st Floor
214 College Street | 2nd Floor
Confidential, student-centered health
care, including comprehensive medical
care, travel education, immunization,
counseling & referrals.
Information on computer facilities,
UTORid, email, internet access, wireless
connectivity, media equipment & more.
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDENTS’ UNION
Local 98, Canadian Federation of Students | 416-978-4911 | WWW.UTSU.CA
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International Health Program,
UofT (UTIHP) | utihp.ca
Newspaper, The |
thenewspaper.ca
[email protected]
[email protected] | 416-593-1552
21 Sussex Ave. | Rm. 534
1 Spadina Crescent | 2nd Floor | Rm. 245
Student-run program that provides a
forum for discussions on health issues,
resources for international health outreach & opportunities for students to
develop leadership skills. UTSU Levy
Group.
Canada’s largest independent student
newspaper, publishes once a week on
Thursdays.
LGBTOUT Drop-in Centre |
www.lgbtout.com
12 Queen’s Park Crescent W. | Rm. 102
[email protected]
73 St. George Street
Student-run queer-positive anti-oppressive space for students to drop-in, chat
& find resources. Staffed by student volunteers trained at the beginning of each
semester. Open Mon-Thurs 11am-6pm,
Fri 11am-3pm
Libraries |
www.library.utoronto.ca
Ombudsperson |
www.utoronto.ca/ombudsperson
[email protected] | 416-978-3485
This office is independent of the rest
of the University and offers confidential
advice to students, staff & faculty on how
to address their concerns about treatment by University offices & authorities.
Ontario Public Interest
Research Group-Toronto
(OPIRG) | opirgtoronto.org
[email protected] | 416-978-7770
563 Spadina Ave. | Rm. 101
Your guide to services & hours at
UofT’s 50 libraries.
OPIRG-Toronto is a campus-based
group with a mandate of action, education & research on issues of social &
environmental justice. UTSU Levy Group.
Multi-Faith Centre |
multifaith.utoronto.ca
Parking Office |
www.parking.utoronto.ca
[email protected] | 416-946-3120
[email protected] | 416-978-7275
569 Spadina Ave.
1 Spadina Crescent | Rm. 105
The MFC supports students, staff &
faculty with accommodations to practice their faith, and supports interfaith
dialogue to promote understanding &
respect of religious beliefs & practices.
Surface & underground parking available to students for monthly, 4-month, or
8-month rates.
[email protected] | 416-978-8450
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UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDENTS’ UNION
Local 98, Canadian Federation of Students | 416-978-4911 | WWW.UTSU.CA
Police, Campus |
www.campuspolice.utoronto.ca
[email protected] |
416-978-2323
Trinity College
[email protected] |
416-978-2687
Transitional Year Program
21 Sussex Ave. | 1st Floor
[email protected] | 416-978-7832
University College
Emergency
[email protected] |
416-978-3170
416-978-2222
Victoria College
Walksafe Program
[email protected] |
416-585-4508
Escorts available Mon-Fri,
7pm-12am 416-978-SAFE [7233]
Woodsworth College
[email protected] | 416-978-4444
Registrar Offices
Robarts Library | www.library.
utoronto.ca/robarts/
Faculty of Arts & Sciences
130 St. George Street
[email protected] | 416-978-3384
Faculty of Applied Sciences
& Engineering
[email protected] | 416-978-5896
Innis College
[email protected] | 416-978-2513
Faculty of Kinesiology
& Physical Education
[email protected] | 416-978-4796
Faculty of Law
[email protected] |416-978-0210
Faculty of Medicine
[email protected] |
416-946-8720
Often confused as being the only
library, Robarts boasts 14 stories of easy
access computers, library stacks, and
study space. Open 24 hours a day, 5 days
a week, Robarts has enough room for both
quiet space and common study space.
Sexual Education and Peer
Counselling Centre (SEC) |
sec.sa.utoronto.ca
[email protected] | 416-978-8732
Counselling line: 416-978-8732
Administrative line: 416-946-3100
21 Sussex Ave. | 6th Floor | Rm. 612
Faculty of Music
[email protected] |
416-978-3740
Faculty of Nursing
[email protected] | 416-978-8069
OISE
SEC offers free safer sex supplies,
educational talks & workshops, peer
counseling, print & online resources, an
enganing, non-judgmental social space
& fun, sex positive events throughout the
year. UTSU Levy Group.
[email protected] | 416-978-4300
Faculty of Pharmacy
[email protected] | 416-978-2873
St. Michael’s College
[email protected] | 416-926-7177
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDENTS’ UNION
Local 98, Canadian Federation of Students | 416-978-4911 | WWW.UTSU.CA
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Sexual Harassment Education,
Counselling and Complaint
Office | www.utoronto.ca/sho
416-978-3908
215 Huron St. | 6th Floor | Rm. 603
Handles complaints of harassment
based on sex or sexual orientation. For a
full definition of harassment & the complaint process visit the website. Communication recommended via phone/
voicemail.
Sexual & Gender
Diversity Office
[email protected] | 416-946-5624
21 Sussex Ave. | 4th Floor | Rm. 416
Supports students, staff & faculty who
experience discrimination based on
diverse sexual and gender orientations.
Aims to create a positive space for all
LGBTTIQQ2S-identified students.
Spice, The
Centre for Women and Trans People |
563 Spadina Ave.
Free and delicious food every Thursday
12-3pm
Status of Women Office | www.
status-women.utoronto.ca
[email protected]o.ca | 416-978-2196
Supports students, staff & faculty
who experience gender discrimination,
focusing on policies to address gender
inequity; explores intersectionality of
gender with other identities to look at
the diverse lived experiences of women
in the UofT community.
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Students for Barrier-free
Access (SBA) | sbacentre.ca
[email protected] | 416-978-0210
SBA is a student-run organization
that advocates for equity, access & the
rights of students with disabilities.
Offers themed workshops, ASL and CPR
courses. UTSU Levy Group.
Student Life
Programs & Services |
studentlife.utoronto.ca
[email protected] | 416-946-7752
21 Sussex Ave. | 3rd Floor | Rm. 322
This office provides support, opportunities & resources to foster student
success & development.
Sustainability Office |
sustainability.utoronto.ca
[email protected] | 416-978-6792
487 Spadina Crescent | Rm. 208
Develop & support projects, policies
& initiatives that reduce consumption
of resources while enhancing social
engagement & inclusion.
T-Card Office |
www.utoronto.ca/tcard
[email protected] | 416-946-8047
Official UofT student identification
card.
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[email protected] | 416-926-7200
21 Sussex Ave. | 3rd Floor | Rm. 306-21
Canada’s second oldest student
newspaper, publishes once per week on
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