Student Services

TST provides a rich spiritual and learning community for its students - particularly through its worship, libraries and research resources. Aided by its affiliation with the University of Toronto, itself immersed in the rich multicultural fabric of Toronto, TST offers a wide selection of services, resources, and activities to its students. As well, each college offers services for its students.

Below is a non-exhaustive listing of services, activities, and resources available to TST students (please note that access to some services is restricted to Basic Degree students who pay a University of Toronto Student Life program fee).

Services available to all TST students:Trinity College Dining Hall

Accessibility Services
Health Service
Counselling and Learning Skills
Psychiatric Service
Multi-faith Centre

Services available to all full-time students:

University of Toronto Students' Union
Health and Dental Insurance

Services mandatory for international students:

University Health Insurance Plan

Services available to basic degree students who pay the U of T Student Life program fee:

Career Centre
Housing Services
Athletics and RecreationEmmanuel College Chapel
Centre for International Experience
First Nations House
Hart House

Resources:

Housing Services
Computing Resources
Child and Family Care

Of Interest:

Arts and Culture
Clubs and Student Groups
Hart House Events Listings
U of T Events Listings

 


Services available to all TST students

Accessibility Services

A variety of accessibility services are provided on the U of T's St. George campus where most TST colleges are located. Services are provided to students with a documented disability. It can be physical, sensory, a learning disability, or a mental health disorder. Students with temporary disabilities (e.g. broken arm) are also eligible for the service.

Students first go through an intake interview to discuss their eligibility and needs. Where appropriate, students are referred to one of the Service's professionals (e.g. Adaptive Equipment Consultant, Learning Disability Specialist, Occupational Therapist) to discuss strategies and determine accommodations. All discussions are kept confidential with AS and information is disclosed outside the Service only with permission of the student.

Services provided include:

* alternative test & examination arrangements
* notetaking services
* sign language interpreters
* on-campus transportation (St. George Campus only)
* adaptive equipment & assistive devices
* alternative format for printed materials
* information & resource materials on health conditions & disability related issues
* liaison with academic & administrative units within the University & with off-campus agencies.

The offices also play an educational role, raising awareness of the needs of students with disabilities among students, staff and faculty at the University, and the wider community.

Location: Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, First Floor
Telephone: 416-978-8060; 416-978-1902
Website: http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/accessibility.htm

Health Service

The University of Toronto Health Service offers a wide range of services which are covered by the provincial health plan, OHIP, or by the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). The health team includes Family Physicians, Registered Nurses, a Community Health Coordinator, a Health Promotion Nurse, a Dietician, a Lab Technician, Support Staff, and Peer Health Educators. Health Service is a designated Health Canada Travel Medicine Clinic and offers a complete travel immunization and education program for students.

Physician services include comprehensive medical assessment, care/treatment, counselling, and referral. Nurses provide health-related information, education, counselling, and a wide range of other health services such as dressing care, immunization, and travel education.

Location: Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College Street, Second Floor
Telephone: 416-978-8030
Website: http://www.utoronto.ca/health/

Counselling and Learning Skills

The Counselling and Learning Skills Service (CALSS) is the professional counselling service for students of the University of Toronto. Its services include short-term crisis counselling and brief psychotherapy for individuals and couples. As well, we provide counselling and assistance to victims of assault and offer individual counselling and group programmes in learning skills and stress management.

The CALSS learning skills program includes lectures, workshops and individual consultations on time management, exams, textbook reading, concentration, memory, and other aspects of study. Schedules are available at the CALSS office, at Sigmund Samuel and Robarts Libraries, and on the CALSS Home Page. Individual appointments for assistance with study problems can be arranged with our Learning Skills Counsellors. We also have a Resource Library staffed by a Learning Skills Assistant.

Location: 14 College Street, Room 111
Telephone: 416-978-7970
Website: http://www.calss.utoronto.ca/

Psychiatric Service

The Psychiatric Service offers assessment and treatment of emotional and psychological concerns. Examples of problems which students bring to the service include:

* anxiety
* depression
* obsessions and compulsions
* phobias
* relationship difficulties
* eating and body image issues
* attention and/or concentration problems
* problems with sleep
* substance abuse

The clinical staff possess expertise in a wide variety of therapeutic methods, including individual, couple and group psychotherapy. The staff is also active in the provision of education, outreach, and community health, including collaboration with others to improve health related resources and supports for students.

The service is available to all students, is confidential, and fully covered by OHIP, other provincial health plans or UHIP.

Location: Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College St., Main Floor
Telephone: 416-978-8070
Website: http://www.utoronto.ca/psychservices/

Multi-faith Centre

The Multi-faith Centre at the University of Toronto accommodates a variety of spiritual and faith-based practices, and encourages interfaith dialogue and spiritual development as part of the learning experience for all students. It is a remarkable new facility offering event space, programming and resources for students interested in issues of faith, religion and spirituality.

Location: 214 College Street
Website: http://studentlife.utoronto.ca/multifaith

Services available to all full-time students

University of Toronto Students' Union

All full-time students in TST are automatically members of the University of Toronto Students' Union of the University of Toronto and are required to pay UTSU fees through the Student Web Service/ROSI. For purposes of such membership, a TST student at the Basic Degree level students are full-time in a session if they are taking 3 or more 0.5-credit courses. AD students are full-time if they have declared full-time status.

The UTSU is the representative body for the more than 30,000 full-time undergraduate students at the University of Toronto. Their website also includes an events calendar listing many events on campus.

Location: 12 Hart House Circle
Telephone: 416-978-4911
Website: http://www.utsu.ca/

Health and Dental Insurance

All full-time students in the Toronto School of Theology are automatically members of the University of Toronto Students' Union of the University of Toronto and are automatically enrolled in the extended Health and Dental Insurance Plan of UTSU. The Health and Dental Insurance Plan is medical and dental insurance coverage, which includes 80% reimbursable curative prescription coverage, 80% coverage on dental exams, 65% coverage on dental cleanings and 50% on most fillings. The plan covers each eligible student for a full 12 month period beginning September 1 of the current academic year and ending August 31. Brochures, information and claim forms can be obtained from any UTSU office or downloaded from their website.

Your Health and Dental Plan premiums are included in your UTSU society fees. If you are charged the full year fee, you are covered from September 1 to August 31. If you are charged a one session fee you are insured either for September to December or January to August, depending on the session you are registered in. Coverage remains in force until the end of the session you were charged for, provided you have not been refunded your fees. BD students are full-time in a session if they are taking 3 or more 0.5-credit courses. AD students are full-time if they have declared full-time status.

Part-time students in TST are not covered by the Health and Dental Insurance Plan.

You may opt-out of the Health portion and receive a refund of the fees charged to you, if you are covered by another comparable plan. Anyone may choose to opt out of the dental portion. Refund cheques are mailed out by UTSU in March.

During the same time period, students may pay an additional fee for family coverage.

For more information, contact UTSU.

Location: 12 Hart House Circle
Telephone: 416-978-4911
Website: http://utsu.ca/index.php?section_id=2

Services for International Students

Health Insurance for International Students

The University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) provides all visa students in Ontario with health care comparable to that provided for Ontario citizens (OHIP). This plan is compulsory for all visa students and dependents not entitled to OHIP protection, unless they can satisfy UHIP that they already have coverage which equals that provided by UHIP. Visa students admitted to study in TST may seek further information on this matter from their college of registration before coming to Canada.

Fees for UHIP are automatically added to the fees invoice for all students who are not Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents. Students must enrol all their dependents who are not eligible for OHIP coverage in UHIP within 30 days of the dependents' arrival in Ontario.

Telephone: 416-978-0290 (U of T UHIP Information Officer)
E-mail: uhip.information @ utoronto.ca
Website: http://www.uhip.ca/

Services available to BD students who pay the U of T Student Life fee

Career Centre

The Career Centre offers a variety of services to meet the career planning and employment needs of graduate students pursuing academic and non-academic careers. Students pursuing academic careers are encouraged to register with the Graduate Dossier Service; a depository for confidential application material. Career counselors are available to meet with all students, one-on-one or in a workshop setting, to discuss career development and employment search plans including C.V. critiques. Additionally, the Career Centre has an extensive collection of academic and non-academic career and employment related information in the Career Resource Library - the largest in Canada, a Resume Clinic, practice interview sessions and an online employment listing service. Tailored career development presentations can also be arranged and delivered at specific departments through our student outreach service.

Location: Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College Street
Telephone: 416-978-8000
Website: http://www.careers.utoronto.ca/stuhome.aspx?tr=

Housing Services

Your resource for on- and off-campus housing at the University of Toronto. We can offer you the information, resources, and personal assistance you need to meet your housing goals. Come visit our office to work with a member of the team one-on-one or check out our online resources at your convenience.

Location: Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College St.
Telephone: 416-978-8045
Website: http://www.housing.utoronto.ca/

Athletics and Recreation

The University of Toronto offers excellent athletic and recreational facilities, as well as organized sports, instructional programs, and recreational programs for children.

In addition to Hart House, athletic facilities are located at the U of T Athletic Centre at 55 Harbord St.

Location: 55 Harbord St. (Athletic Centre)
Telephone: 416-978-3437
Website: http://www.athletics.utoronto.ca/home.htm

Centre for International Experience

The Centre for International Experience provides services that promote and support international education at the university. All members of the university community, both international students and Canadians are welcome to come to the CIE and meet in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

With the vibrancy of the city of Toronto and the heritage of the University, students are exposed to an enriching cultural and academic experience. The facilities of the Centre are used for social events, cultural programs and other activities of an international nature. In addition to programs organized by the many cultural, ethnic, and other student groups which use the CIE, the Centre organizes events and activities to introduce international students to Canada and help to bring the world to all students of the university. Students are welcome to use available unreserved rooms in the building for study. Table tennis equipment and a microwave oven are also available for student usage.

Staff are available on site to share their knowledge from issues such as immigration, crossing cultures and opportunities abroad, to tips on how to successfully adapt to Canadian society. CIE also organizes a number of social activities and trips to places of interest; designed with a student budget in mind, these programs aim to increase student interaction and participation in University life.

The Centre provides services to 5,262 international students attending the University of Toronto from over 141 countries.

Housed in the Baldwin Room of the International Student Centre is the Vegetarium Café, open throughout the school year (closed in summers), the Vegetarium offers a variety of healthy and unique eating options.

The CIE is a part of Student Services and is funded solely by Student Life fees. If you do not pay Student Life fees, but would like to use CIE's services and facilities, you may obtain a membership from the General Office on the 2nd floor.

Location: Cumberland House, 33 St. George Street
Telephone: 416-978-2564
Website: http://www.cie.utoronto.ca/

First Nations House

First Nations House, located at the St. George Campus at the University of Toronto, is a dynamic place where Aboriginal students from many Nations across Canada can seek culturally appropriate services.

Since 1992, the Office of Aboriginal Student Services and Programs has been supporting incoming and returning Aboriginal students, in all U of T programs. It provides students the opportunity to create a space where Aboriginal people from across Canada and the United States can work and grow in a community environment, which reflects the distinctive cultures of Aboriginal Nations.

First Nations House is not only the home of Aboriginal U of T students, it also provides a link to Toronto's Aboriginal community, allowing others in the university to learn and network.

First Nations House provides a number of culturally supportive student services and programs to Aboriginal students and the general university community, including:

* Academic counselling
* Tutors
* Financial aid counselling
* Bursaries and scholarships
* Resource Centre/Library
* Work Study Program
* Elder-in-Residence
* Cultural events
* Student recruitment
* Admissions support
* Housing, daycare & employment referrals
* Student computers labs

Location: Borden Building North, 563 Spadina Avenue, 3rd floor
Telephone: 416-978-8227 (1-800-810-9069)
Website: http://www.fnh.utoronto.ca/

Hart House

Hart House is the main cultural, recreational, and social centre on the University of Toronto campus. Hart House hosts a wide variety of clubs as well as athletic facilities, art galleries, and spaces where many other activities take place. The Hart House website also lists many upcoming events on campus.

Location: 7 Hart House Circle
Telephone: 416-978-2452
Website: http://www.harthouse.utoronto.ca/

Resources

Housing Services

Many TST schools are able to recommend housing facilities for their students. In addition, students who have paid the incidental fee may avail themselves of the services available to University of Toronto students, described below. Single-student residence accommodations at U of T are available to graduate students during the fall/winter session (September to May). Each of the many residences on campus provide unique opportunities for living and learning, according to the facilities they offer and their philosophy. TST students may be especially interested in residences at one of the member TST colleges. For information on graduate student residence accommodations, go here or look at the websites of TST member colleges.

Unfurnished university apartments are available for full-time students but priority is given to couples, couples with children, and single parents. Applications are available online and at Housing Services (Koffler Student Services Centre). While many students can be housed within one to two years of their application, this is only an average, and the length of wait depends on many variables, the most important of which is the supply of vacant apartments in any given month.

Off-campus housing is available for as little as $400/month (shared accommodation). Students who rent off-campus lodging use the lists of advertisements displayed in their Housing Services (accessible to BD students only) as they would the "classified" section of a newspaper, locating accommodation to meet their needs while staying in temporary housing which they arrange in advance of their arrival. The Housing Service at the Koffler Student Services Centre will provide a list of temporary accommodation on request. (Another source of information for off-campus housing are the classified ads of the Toronto Star at http://www.torontostarclassifieds.com/.)

Computing Resources

Students registered in a TST school are entitled to an account in the University of Toronto Information Commons, which gives them access to email, internet, library catalogues, and various other services. They may access their account through a computer terminal in the University or through a modem. In the latter case there is a moderate fee.

Location: 130 St. George Street (Information Commons at Robarts Library)
Telephone: 416-978-4357 (Help Desk)
Website: http://www.utoronto.ca/welcome.html/

Child and Family Care

There are both day care facilities and schools located near the TST and its member schools. Early reservation of a place is highly recommended. Please contact your TST home college or the University of Toronto Family Care Office (see below) for information and advice.

For childcare information, view the website for the Children's Services Division of the City of Toronto at http://www.toronto.ca/children/childcare.htm. It has a full listing of all child care centres and other options available for childcare.

For school information, view the websites for either the Toronto District School Board at http://www.tdsb.on.ca/ or the Toronto Catholic District School Board at http://www.tcdsb.org/.

The University of Toronto Family Care Office provides free confidential information, guidance, referrals and advocacy for students, staff, faculty and their families. You can take advantage of free workshops, support groups and seminars. Their Resource Centre contains practical information on a broad range of family care issues, from pregnancy and infant care to new forms of parenting, from special needs children to caring for elderly family members. The Family Care Office promotes an inclusive definition of family that embraces the diverse family structures that make up the University community.

Location: Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College Street, Main Floor
Telephone: 416-978-0951
Website: http://www.familycare.utoronto.ca/

Of Interest

Arts and Culture

A wide variety of cultural and artistic activities are available in Toronto. On the U of T campus, Hart House is the main centre for such activities.

As well, there are a wide variety of cultural and artistic groups available on campus. The University of Toronto Arts and Culture website provides information on these as well as other useful links to cultural and artistic activities on campus.

Website: http://www.arts.utoronto.ca/home.htm

Clubs and Student Groups

U of T Student Affairs provides a listing of hundreds of recognized clubs and student groups on the University of Toronto Campus.

Website: http://www.sa.utoronto.ca/area.php?waid=2

Hart House Events Listings

The Hart House website contains a listing of upcoming events by day, week, or month.

Website: http://www.harthouse.utoronto.ca/index.php?cala=2

U of T Events Listings

A listing of upcoming events for the University of Toronto.

Website: http://www.events.utoronto.ca/

 


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