Faculty of Arts & Science
2014-2015 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.

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 gives help with 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 was founded in 1852 and is situated on the historic east side of campus in the heart of Toronto. St. Michael's provides an oasis within the University of Toronto and the city itself. St. Michael’s is located just minutes from public transit, libraries, Bloor & Yonge Street shopping, museums and theatres. St. Michael’s is rich in tradition and has some of the most spectacular architecture on the University of Toronto campus.

Building on its distinguished tradition of academic excellence, the College is committed to enhancing and enriching the academic and personal growth of all of its students. There are approximately 4500 full-time and 500 part-time students registered in a variety of programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Commerce degree.

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

St. Michael’s students have access to all of the facilities located at the University of Toronto; however, the facilities and programs within St. Michael’s College are second to none. Facilities such as the John M. Kelly Library with its 400,000 volumes and over 1000 periodicals, the student centre, Chaplaincy program, the various clubs and sports, Research and Academic Skills Centre , Debating Union and Theatre groups are just a few examples. Programs offered at St. Michael’s College are Book and Media Studies, Christianity and Culture, Mediaeval Studies and Celtic Studies. In 2008, and in partnership with the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE/UT), St. Michael's College began admitting second-year students into a Concurrent Teacher Education Program (CTEP) which will train teachers of Religious Education for the Catholic high schools in Ontario. This program will combine a Bachelor of Arts degree, built around a specially-designed major in Christianity and Culture, with a Bachelor of Education degree. The program will be completed over five years. SMC One:  St. Michael's Cornerstone began September 2012. Cornerstone is designed to give students registered in their first year of study at the University of Toronto a unique educational experience within four different learning frameworks. Topics addressed in Cornerstone speak to the heart of the mission of St. Michael's College:  "to teach goodness, discipline, and knowledge."

Residence accommodations are available for both men and women. Applicants interested in visiting the residences should contact the Dean of Students, St. Michael’s College Residence at smc.residence@utoronto.ca OR Dean of Women, Loretto College at loretto.college@utoronto.ca.

Prospective students may contact the Registrar’s Office for information about the college.  The Registrar's Office is in Room 207, Alumni Hall, 121 St. Joseph Street.  The college mailing address is 81 St. Mary Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1J4.

Telephone: 416-926-7117.

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. The College enrols approximately 1,800 students in Arts, Science, and Commerce. It has established interdisciplinary programs in Ethics, Society, and Law; Immunology; and International Relations. The College maintains particular library strengths in these areas as well as in English, History and Philosophy.

The College’s limited enrolment helps create a strong academic and  social community where students form strong connections with each other and with staff and College Associates and Fellows, who are faculty members drawn from many Arts and Science departments as well as from other Faculties.  The College’s Academic Dons, a program unique to Trinity, are senior graduate students who offer tutoring assistance in the Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences. The John W. Graham Library occupies a heritage building renewed for the 21st-century, with 200,000 volumes, 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, the Math Aid and Writing Centres, 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 and computer use.  The Buttery also houses the Non-Resident Affairs Office and is often seen as the centre of commuting student life.

Trinity provides a rich and engaging community for all students, anchored by a strong student government, student debating, and athletic, drama and volunteering societies.  Nearly 25% of the College students live in Trinity’s two residence buildings, both housing women and men, on separate floors. Trinity’s students are also greatly supported by academic and personal advising provided by the Registrar’s Office and the Dean of Students’ Office. 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.  For course listings in the Calendar for any of the above programs, please see University College except for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies’ courses which are listed under Drama.
University College offers residence accommodation for 700 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 (dining hall and common rooms); the 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 Concurrent Teacher Education, 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.

2014 marks Woodsworth College’s 40th anniversary.  Faculty, staff and students, donors and friends of the College will be taking part in a series of celebratory events throughout the year. 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, access to the Academic Writing and Math Aid Centres, and a learning strategist.
Woodsworth offers an exceptional range of programs for current students as well as those seeking post-graduate opportunities:

International Experience:

First-year Experience:

Access Programs:

Post-baccalaureate Programs:

Centre Programs affiliated with Woodsworth College:

In 2013, the undergraduate Woodsworth College Criminology and Employment Relations programs became integrated with the graduate programs at 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 will help to foster ongoing academic excellence for students enrolled in the Criminology and Sociolegal Studies and Employment Relations programs as they will continue to benefit from the rich academic support services and facilities available at the College. Woodsworth College remains the home of the Undergraduate Program Office.

Woodsworth College (119 St. George Street) is conveniently situated just south of Bloor Street West on St. George Street and boasts a beautiful courtyard, smart classrooms, a large computer lab, and Kruger Hall Commons event and student interaction space as well as individual and group study space.

In June 2014, portions of 123 St. George Street will become part of  the Woodsworth College community.  The addition of the ‘Woodsworth College Annex’ will support the growing needs of the Woodsworth ONE and Academic Bridging Programs.        

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.

Woodsworth College is a vibrant and dynamic community for students, staff and faculty.

For more information please visit our website: Woodsworth College.