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Our tight-knit community thrives because success is a shared goal.

You’ll find support among your fellow classmates, in your professors and teaching assistants, and in the staff members who facilitate a range of specialized services and facilities that address the needs of engineering students. U of T Engineering's commitment to an outstanding educational experience is reflected in the number and variety of resources and options available to our students. This investment in student success has translated into an exceptional retention rate, with 95% of students transitioning from first to second year.

In addition to the engineering-specific supports listed below, every student has access to robust U of T-wide services including the Health & Wellness Centre, Academic Success Centre, Accessibility Services and the Centre for International Experience.

Engineering-specific Supports

First Year Office

The First Year Office team supports your transition to life as a U of T Engineering student. This includes a dedicated Inclusion and Transition Advisor who provides personalized guidance as you find your community. After first year and for the remainder of your degree, your departmental advisor will support you through your academic journey.

Registrar's Office

The Registrar’s Office facilitates all administrative aspects of your education, including financial aid and course scheduling. Through this office, you’ll have access to a learning strategist, an advisor for international students, a wellness counsellor and an accessibility advisor.

Engineering Career Centre

The Engineering Career Centre facilitates the PEY Co-op Program at U of T Engineering and offers a range of programming to help prepare you for your future career.

Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering

The first centre of its kind in Canada, the Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (Troost ILead) offers unique opportunities to help you discover your leadership potential. Troost ILead is part of U of T Engineering's Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education & Practice which works across the Faculty to better prepare our students for lifelong professional success.  

Academic Skills Support

To succeed in your studies, you’ll need a strong foundation in both communication and math. We created the Engineering Communication Program and the Math Aid Office to support your development in these areas.

Myhal Centre Fabrication Facilities

Located in the Myhal Centre for Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation is a makerspace filled with the tools, 3D printing technologies, workbenches and materials to move your projects from concept to prototype. Read more about how these Fabrication Facilities support budding entrepreneurs at U of T Engineering.

 

Peer Tutors & Resources

Beyond your professors and teaching assistants lies a wonderful support network in your peers. A service offered through the Engineering Society, the Tutor Exchange facilitates peer-to-peer, course-specific tutoring. The Blue & Gold Committee, a student-run Skule spirit group, also manages an impressive library of tools and materials engineering students can borrow. For those unsure of how to use certain power tools, Blue & Gold also offers peer-led training sessions.

Support for Community Well-being

In 2019, U of T Engineering created the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Professionalism. Led by the Assistant Dean and Director, Diversity, Inclusion and Professionalism, this office joins several other bodies and positions within the Faculty that are dedicated to equity, diversity and inclusivity.

The newly created role of Mental Health Programs Officer leads programs and training within U of T Engineering to support student well-being.

The student-led Skule Mental Wellness Team also actively promotes and supports wellness within the U of T Engineering community.

Engineering & Computer Science Library

Located in the Sanford Fleming Building is the Engineering & Computer Science Library. This library is the second-largest science library at U of T and contains a robust collection of books and journals, as well as standards, codes, conference proceedings, technical reports, handbooks and other technical material. It is one of 44 libraries across U of T's campuses that you'll have access to as a U of T student.

Alumni Support

When you begin your first year at U of T Engineering, you’ll receive an invitation to join U of T Engineering CONNECT, an online social network of engineering alumni. They can offer you industry-specific career advice, job leads and more. Current students can also learn from the experience of our incredible alumni through our successful Alumni Mentorship Program.

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University-wide Supports

Academic Success Centre

Through the Academic Success Centre, you will learn how to get more out of lectures, take better notes, read your textbooks more effectively, manage your time, prepare for tests and exams and conquer procrastination.

Health Services

On-campus Health Services provides the same services as a family doctor’s office, but is geared toward your needs as a student. Services include comprehensive medical care, travel education, immunization, sexual health care, counselling and referrals. They also offers assessment, treatment and referrals for students with emotional and psychological concerns such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, eating and body image issues, attention and/or concentration problems, as well as problems with sleep and substance abuse.

Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services provides support to students with a documented disability, be it physical, sensory, a learning disability or a mental health condition. Temporary and long-term services include: note-taking, sign-language interpreters, alternative test-taking arrangements, adaptive technology and assistive devices, on-campus transportation, and a variety of workshops and seminars on disability-related issues.

Centre for International Experience

Located close to the engineering buildings on the south side of campus is the Centre for International Experience (CIE). The CIE supports our diverse community of international students and facilitates experiences for domestic students looking to go abroad. Throughout the year, CIE hosts a number of events that will connect you with other students and services at U of T.

Family Care Office

The Family Care Office provides confidential guidance, resources, referrals, educational programming and advocacy for the University of Toronto community and their families.

Athletic Facilities

University of Toronto’s St. George campus offers a 5,000-seat outdoor stadium and turf field at the Varsity Centre; a 2,000-seat field house, a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning centre, and a sport medicine clinic at the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport; a 50-metre Olympic pool, squash and tennis courts, a gymnastics gym, basketball courts and more at the Athletic Centre; as well as multi-level fitness facilities at Hart House. Learn how engineering students stay active and athletic here.

My Student Support Program (My SSP)

U of T’s My SSP provides students with real-time and/or appointment-based confidential, 24-hour support for any school, health or general life concern at no cost. 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 Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Korean and Spanish.

 

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