Faculty of Arts & Science
2016-2017 Calendar

The Colleges

Innis College

Innis College offers its 1,950 students high academic standards, a dedicated faculty and staff, and a vibrant undergraduate community within the University of Toronto. Innis is home to the Cinema Studies Institute and contributes two interdisciplinary programs to the Faculty of Arts & Science, listed under “Innis College” in the Calendar: Urban Studies and Writing and Rhetoric. The College academic services provided by the library and the writing centre are designed to ease the transition to university and support Innis students throughout their university careers.

Founded in 1964 and named in honour of the late Harold Innis, political economist and pioneer in communication studies, Innis College is housed in a unique three-story building that blends old and new styles by incorporating a substantial Victorian home into a functional modern structure. At the core is the Town Hall, a forum-style auditorium. Classrooms and offices for the 25 professors associated with the College, its programs, and the Cinema Studies Institute occupy the second and third floors. A library, a café with an outdoor patio, a rooftop garden, and study, lounge and student union space complete the facilities. Across the street, the Innis Residence is a modern apartment-style complex featuring 327 single rooms in four- or five-bedroom suites. The residence houses a diverse community of Innis students and students from professional faculties.

Innis is the only undergraduate college at U of T that ensures equal representation of faculty and staff and students in its decision-making process. With its parity governance structure, innovative academic programming, independent community living, civic outreach, and informed activism, Innis College has created a community in which students can flourish academically and socially.


E-mail: registrar.innis@utoronto.ca

Website: http://innis.utoronto.ca/

New College

New College, established in 1962, is open to students of all Faculties and Schools in the University. Approximately 4,700 of its students are in the Faculty of Arts and Science, and 300 in other divisions. Members of the College, whether in humanities, social science, science or professional programs, may broaden their university experience by meeting others from different fields and subject areas.

Arts and Science students have the full range of the Faculty curriculum open to them. The College takes part in their instruction through University courses taught by cross-appointed staff; and also through interdisciplinary programs in African Studies, Buddhism, Psychology & Mental Health, Caribbean Studies and Equity Studies. Individual tutoring is offered in Mathematics and Statistics, and the Writing Centre provides instruction for written assignments and reports. The College Registrar’s Office provides academic, financial, and personal counselling.

The College’s three modern, conveniently-located buildings provide academic, library, computing, dining and social facilities for all members, and also house the College residences. This creates an atmosphere of community, promoting contacts among students and staff and encouraging non-residents to become involved in college life. The residences accommodate approximately 800 students and welcome applicants from the Toronto area as well as from out-of-town. Further information about residence may be obtained from the Office of Residence and Student Life, New College. For further information about the College, please contact the Registrar, New College, 300 Huron Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3J6.

E-mail: newcollege.registrar@utoronto.ca
Website: www.newcollege.utoronto.ca

St. Michael’s College

St. Michael’s College

St. Michael’s College is rooted in a rich intellectual and Catholic tradition. At the same time, it welcomes students, staff and faculty from every faith and background. It actively seeks to build a community in which cultural and other differences are appreciated and celebrated.

Building on its distinguished tradition of academic excellence, the College is committed to developing the academic and personal growth of its students.  Facilities include the John M. Kelly Library, the Students Centre, the Research and Academic Skills Centre and the Chaplaincy.  Its students are also involved in a wide range of clubs and sports.

The academic programs sponsored by St. Michael’s College are Book and Media Studies, Celtic Studies, Christianity and Culture, and Medieval Studies.  First-year students can participate in SMC One (Cornerstone), which provides experiential learning in social justice. Issues addressed in Cornerstone speak to the heart of the mission of St. Michael’s College as expressed in the motto of its Catholic founders: “to teach goodness, discipline, and knowledge.” 

Trinity College

Trinity College opened its doors as a university on Queen St. West in 1852, graduating students in Arts, Music, Medicine and Divinity; in 1904 it federated with the University of Toronto, building a near-replica of its original building when it opened on this campus in 1925. The College enrols approximately 1,800 students in Arts, Science and Commerce. 

The College sponsors three cutting-edge interdisciplinary programs: Ethics, Society and Law; International Relations; and Immunology. It also offers the Trinity One Program in five streams (Public Policy; Ethics; International Relations; Biomedical Health; and Health Science and Society) and several seminar courses specially designed for first-year students.  

The fact that Trinity is a small college means its close-knit community offers students a supportive, personalized and engaging academic and social environment. There are many opportunities for Trinity students to interact with each other and with staff and College Fellows and Associates, who are faculty members drawn from many Arts and Science departments as well as from other Faculties.  

Trinity’s unique student government, which operates as a direct democracy, provides leadership opportunities and ensures that the student voice is heard. Anchored by a strong student government, student debating, and athletic, drama and volunteering societies, Trinity provides a rich and engaging community for all students.  

The College is home to campus landmarks including Strachan Hall, St. Hilda’s College, the John W. Graham Library and the Quad. The Graham Library houses 200,000 volumes (with particular strengths in its program areas as well as in English, History and Philosophy), convenient technological resources and comfortable study spaces. The College campus also includes a dining hall, common rooms, sports facilities and the Trinity College Chapel. The Gerald Larkin Academic Building, on Devonshire Place, includes the George Ignatieff Theatre, the Centre for Ethics, lecture rooms, offices of many of the teaching staff, and the Buttery, which provides eating, lounge and study space that is ideal for group discussions. The Buttery also houses the Non-Resident Affairs Office and is often seen as the centre of commuting student life. Trinity has two traditional-style residence buildings that house approximately 425 first-year and upper-year students, most of whom are Trinity Arts & Science students.

Trinity’s students are greatly supported by academic and personal advising provided by the Registrar’s Office and the Dean of Students’ Office, as well as from staff from the Graham Library and Writing and Math Aid Centres, the Learning Strategist, International Student Advising and Career Educator. The College recently enhanced its student support services with the inclusion of on-site mental health counselling and other health and wellness programs. Trinity is also the only college that appoints Academic Dons (graduate students or professional faculty students living in residence) to provide academic and community support for all Trinity students, both resident and non-resident. For further information about the College contact the Registrar’s Office.

E-mail address: registrar@trinity.utoronto.ca
Web site: http://www.trinity.utoronto.ca

University College

University College was established in 1853 as the Provincial Arts College (the successor to King’s College, founded in 1827); it still occupies its original building at the centre of the St. George Campus. The College’s students may enrol in any of the courses offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science. In addition, University College offers courses in the interdisciplinary programs it sponsors:  Canadian Studies, Cognitive Science, and Health Studies. The College also offers UC One, a foundational year program for first-year students and is affiliated with two interdisciplinary centres:  The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies and the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies.  Course listings in the Calendar can be found under the above program names with the exception of UC One courses which are listed under University College.
University College offers residence accommodation for 720 undergraduates in both single and double rooms in its three co-educational residences, the Sir Daniel Wilson Residence, Whitney Hall, and Morrison Hall. Enquiries should be addressed to the Residence Office, 15 King’s College Circle, D-Wing, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3H7 416 978-2530; uc.residences@utoronto.ca. University College offers study and social space for off-campus students at the University College Commuter Centre. The College also runs a Writing Centre and hosts embedded advisors from the Centre for International Experience, the Career Centre and Health and Well Being through the UC sUCcess Centre. Other amenities include the University College Library, which comprises a circulating collection supporting UC programs and a spacious reading room; the University of Toronto Art Centre (UTAC);  the UC Union (common rooms); the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, a theatre for student productions; the Junior Common Room; and the University College Literary and Athletic Society, Canada’s oldest student government, which sponsors a great variety of athletic, intellectual and social activities.

Victoria College

Victoria College, founded in 1836 as Upper Canada Academy, was granted a university charter in 1841 and federated with the University of Toronto in 1892. It offers the intellectual and social community of a small liberal arts college within a large research university. From its renowned “Vic One” first-year curriculum to upper-year programs in Creative Expression and Society, Literature and Critical Theory, Material Culture, Renaissance Studies, Science and Society, Semiotics and Communication Studies, and Education and Society, Victoria offers a personalized and diverse university experience inside and outside the classroom.

The College is located on a 15-acre site at the north-east corner of Queen’s Park opposite the Royal Ontario Museum. It offers many facilities to its students, including the E.J. Pratt Library with its 220,000 volumes and the new Goldring Student Centre. The Victoria College building, opened in 1892, contains classrooms, faculty and administrative offices, the Chapel and Alumni Hall. Northrop Frye Hall, completed in 1966, provides office space for teaching and administrative staff and contains classrooms as well as a large auditorium. The Isabel Bader Theatre, opened in 2001, offers a 500-seat state-of-the-art lecture theatre with excellent facilities for the performing arts. In addition to the academic advising and support provided by the Registrar’s Office, the College has a Writing Centre and tutorial services in a range of subjects.

Residence accommodation for approximately 800 students is available on campus. Annesley Hall, Margaret Addison Hall and Burwash Hall provide accommodation in single and double rooms chiefly for undergraduate students. The Lower Houses of Burwash Hall and Rowell Jackman Hall, an apartment-style residence, house upper-year undergraduate and graduate students. All residence students take their meals in Burwash Dining Hall. Non-residence students may purchase meal tickets for Burwash or take light meals at Ned’s Café in the Goldring Student Centre. Further information about residences may be obtained by writing to the Dean of Students, Victoria College, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1K7.  

Web site: www.vic.utoronto.ca

Woodsworth College

Woodsworth College is named in honour of James Shaver Woodsworth (1874-1942), minister, pacifist, social activist and Member of Parliament, who was strongly committed to broadening educational opportunities for all. The College traces its roots to 1905, when a part-time program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree was established at the University of Toronto. In 1920 the Department of University Extension was organized to offer credit and non-credit courses.  Woodsworth College was formally constituted in 1974 to offer credit courses primarily for part-time students in a number of faculties. In 1999 the College opened its doors to students proceeding directly from high school to full-time studies. Woodsworth College is now home to nearly 6000 students who enrol in the full range of Arts and Science courses and programs leading to Bachelor of Arts, Science or Commerce degrees.

A special feature of Woodsworth College is the outstanding academic support it provides to students. These services include academic counseling, financial aid, study skills seminars, mentoring programs, the Academic Writing and Math Aid Centres, and a Learning Strategist.    The College offers an exceptional range of programs for current students as well as for those seeking post-graduate opportunities.

Woodsworth College is conveniently situated just south of Bloor Street West on St. George Street and boasts a beautiful courtyard, smart classrooms, a large computer lab, the Kruger Hall Commons event and student interaction space, student association and club space, and individual and group study areas.  The Woodsworth Residence is connected to the College via the Alex Waugh Courtyard. It accommodates 371 students in air-conditioned suites with private single bedrooms and offers students an exceptional residential experience located close to classrooms, libraries, athletic facilities and the subway.

In 2013 the Woodsworth College undergraduate programs in Criminology and Employment Relations were integrated with the graduate programs at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies and the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources respectively. The continuing close relationship between the Centres and Woodsworth College fosters ongoing academic excellence for program students thanks to the rich academic support services and facilities available at the College. 

In June 2014, 123 St. George Street became part of the Woodsworth College community.  The addition of the ‘Woodsworth College Annex’ supports the growing needs of the Woodsworth One and Academic Bridging Programs.

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Woodsworth College: http://wdw.utoronto.ca

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