A guide from Minds Matter Magazine for students seeking to navigate through their stressors and find the right campus resources.
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Bursaries and grants are non-repayable funds given to eligible students who demonstrate a need for financial assistance. They are non-repayable (read: free money), and are intended to assist you in financing your education.



UTSC students also have access to approximately $1.49 million in scholarships and awards, provided generously by the University and many donors. These awards are usually awarded based on academic performance.

Your Financial Aid Advisors can meet with you privately and can provide you with financial counseling, help with your OSAP loans, budgeting, or other matters related to your finances.


The Registrar's Office supports current undergraduate students with their registration, financial needs, scholarships & awards, as well as graduation, petitions, and TCards.


The Health & Wellness Centre has health care providers who provide medical, nursing, counselling, health promotion and education services to University of Toronto Scarborough students. You can access these services even if you’ve opted out of SCSU Health & Dental Insurance as long as you have other health coverage, such as OHIP or UHIP!!



Feel constrained financially or want to become more financially independent? Your Financial Aid Advisors can meet with you privately and can provide you with financial counseling, help with your OSAP loans, budgeting, or other matters related to your finances



Really anxious about upcoming tests and exams? Consider visiting AccessAbility services.

Scarborough and UTSC campus are both safe, fun and vibrant places to call home. Whether you are looking for accommodations on campus or off, or you want to know more about campus amenities and services, the staff at Student Housing and Residence Life are always there to help.



U of T Housing Services is a member of the Greater Toronto Apartment Association (GTAA). Housing Services offers the information, resources and support you need to meet your housing goals.



The SCSU Tax Clinic, first operated in 2006, is a walk-in service held over two weeks available to all UTSC students. In collaboration with the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the Tax Clinic is a free service for UTSC students to complete their income tax and benefit returns.

What is your status at UTSC?



You’re covered thanks to APUS!

You’re covered thanks to SCSU!






The Transition Advisors at the International Student Centre are here to help! They can help you in adjusting to Canada, building your new community, building a plan, and more.



The Health & Wellness Centre has health care providers who provide medical, nursing, counselling, health promotion and education services to University of Toronto Scarborough students. You can access these services even if you’ve opted out of SCSU Health & Dental Insurance as long as you have other health coverage, such as OHIP or UHIP!!



Residence Life Staff (full-time and student-staff) are available to support students, including in crisis after-hours; they can provide personal support and are aware of resources to connect students to other support networks



The Immigration Advisors at the International Student Centre are here to help! They advise international students on a wide range of issues, ranging from immigration to employment.


Participate in one of the groups offered through Health & Wellness. Examples include Strengths-based Resilience, Coping with Loss, Self-Compassion, and Creating Social Connections. There’s also a specific group for Mandarin-speaking students



The Buddy Program provides support to first year international, inbound exchange, and newcomer students to Canada. By joining the Buddy Program, students can connect with an upper year student buddy and a staff buddy and get the inside scoop on how to be successful with both academic and student life.



The Transition Advisors at the Department of Student Life are here to help! They can help you in adjusting to Canada, building your new community, building a plan, and more.



Settling in the City is an off-campus excursion with an International Student Centre Transition Advisor and student staff to the local shopping mall, Scarborough Town Centre. You will also have the opportunity to visit the St. George campus and downtown area. You will explore the community around the UTSC campus, navigate and ride the TTC (bus and subway), purchase essential items such as a phone, laptop and grocery items), and set up a bank account.



Looking to try a new sport or activity? Don't know where to start your fitness?
The Athletics and Recreation Centre at UTSC is one of the hubs of activity on Campus and a gathering place for those pursuing a healthy active lifestyle. It strives to create a respectful and inclusive environment that promotes opportunity and overall well-being through physical activity.

Conversation Community is a peer-to-peer, non-academic service for students who wish to practice their conversational English while experiencing diverse cultural aspects of Toronto.



Communication Café is one of the most popular programs of the English Language Development Centre. Cafés are welcoming, dynamic workshops with games and interactive activities specially designed to help you improve your academic and oral communication skills.



Residence Life Staff (full-time and student-staff) are available to support students, including in crisis after-hours; they can provide personal support and are aware of resources to connect students to other support networks





Still unsure about your Health Insurance status? Visit Health & Wellness’ page on Health Insurance or ask one of the staff at the front desk at SL-270 (Student Centre)

Good Food Boxes are volunteer packed with fresh, high-quality, culturally appropriate vegetables and fruits. With the box menu changing weekly, each Good Food Box presents a convenient and affordable way to eat good healthy food.



TCard+ is a new way to pay using your existing official University of Toronto Identification Card (TCard). Your TCard will be accepted as a form of payment at food outlets, vending machines, laundry machines, printers, photocopiers and academic departments across UTSC as well as the UTSC Bookstore.

You’re covered thanks to UHIP!

The International Student Centre can help you with setting up a bridge period before the start of your coverage.

If you’re a full-time international student, you’re also covered by the SCSU health plan!










See if your course has a facilitated study group and attend! Research shows that students who attend study groups do better than those who don’t.

Professor’s and/or TA’s Office Hours and/or email!

Need help finding their contact information? First, check the top of your syllabus. If not, search their name on the UTSC People Directory for their email and/or office number




Attend one of the many Study Skills workshops offered by the Academic Advising & Career Centre. Some of their many workshop topics include: Time Management and Procrastination, Learning how YOU study, Memory and Concentration, Strategies for Reading and Notetaking, and Preparing for Multiple Choice or Essay-type Examinations



Don’t hesitate to reach out to the English Language Development Centre if you’re finding it hard to keep up! They have a wide array of student support programming, ranging from discussion skills workshops to developing personalized academic reading and writing skills.



Take a free Academic English Health Check to ensure that your language skills are up to speed!



Take a visit down to our Library located in the Academic Resource Centre (ARC) building and chat with a friendly librarian


Really anxious about upcoming tests and exams? Consider visiting AccessAbility services.



The Health & Wellness Centre has health care providers who provide medical, nursing, counselling, health promotion and education services to University of Toronto Scarborough students. You can access these services even if you’ve opted out of SCSU Health & Dental Insurance as long as you have other health coverage, such as OHIP or UHIP!!



Department Student Associations (DSAs) are student-run, student-led associations that aim to provide students within their departmental majors with resources such as study groups, destressor events, and much more!



The Old Exams Repository contains many past exams that can help you prepare, for free!



APPS i.e. Academic Programmers & Promoters, are part of the support available on residence.



Many students find presenting scary and nerve-wracking, and would prefer to completely avoid public speaking. The Presentation Skills Team offers workshops on a variety of topics related to Academic Communication.

Do you feel like your time management skills could use some improvement? Worried that your study skills are weak? Tired of cramming for exams and still not getting the marks you want? It's time to get into academic shape! Attend workshops designed to focus on your weak areas and capitalize on your strengths.



Get support with degree and program planning, study skills, job searching and career development at the Academic Advising & Career Centre!

Fun fact: You can still meet with a career counsellor for up to 2 years after you graduate!





AccessAbility provides services and academic accommodations to students who have a documented learning, physical, sensory, mental health disability or medical condition. These services cater to the individual, and are tailored to the student’s individual needs.

Check your course syllabus and email your Teaching Assistant (TA) if your course has one
Contact your respective Departmental Student Association (DSA) as many offer essay or writing support.



Check out the Writing Centre’s Writers’ Space, a regular drop-in writing session where students give and receive help with their writing.



The Writing Centre supports student learning at any stage in the writing process, from planning an outline to polishing a final draft. We help all UTSC students: undergraduate and graduate students from every discipline. The Writing Centre not only allows for bookable appointments via Intranet, but also for drop-in sessions from 10am to noon.

The Math and Stats Learning Centre offers in-person tutoring, drop-in support, virtual tutoring, and some amazing new online modules for Calculus students.



Contact your program's liaison librarian for some friendly and helpful research advice!

Checkout this webpage of Resume tips and tricks, compiled by the Academic Advising & Career Centre



Book an appointment with a Career Counsellor or a Peer Coach to review your resume and help with the career process



Co-Op Student Association has weekly drop-in hours to help with peer guidance on things like resume writing, interview tips, and more!

The official UTSC Calendar, created by the Registrar's Office, is your go-to source for official information related to your program, pre-requisites, and degree.



The University of Toronto's Official Course Finder tool will help you filter courses by breadth requirements, see estimated course enrolment numbers, and provide a snapshot of all of the courses offered, among other things.



For degree planning, the University of Toronto's Degree Explorer tool is invaluable in helping you review your academic history, view your degree requirements, or to determine how future course choices might help you meet your requirements.



Trying to develop an academic plan? Need some advice? Discuss your courses, program(s) and degree requirements with an Academic & Learning Strategist. Appointments are available on a booked or drop-in basis.



Have questions or concerns about satisfying your program requirements? There are knowledgeable staff and faculty available to assist you in navigating your academic program(s).




















Check out safe spaces like SC:OUT (BV334), Women & Trans* Centre (SL224), Racialized Student Committee





The University of Toronto Scarborough Equity & Diversity Office (BV536) serves faculty, staff and students at UTSC. In cooperation with its campus partners, the EDO promotes an equitable and inclusive campus community, free from discrimination or harassment.



The Residence Centre is a safe drop-in space with advisors who can offer you support.





Cat Criger is an Aboriginal Elder, Traditional Teacher and Mentor from the First Nations People. He is Cayuga (Guyohkohnyoh), Turtle Clan of the Six Nations Haudenosaunee or People of the Longhouse.

The Community Safety Office responds to students, staff, and faculty members of the University of Toronto community who have personal safety concerns.



The University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Community Police Services has, as its primary responsibility, the safety and security of the University community. All officers are sworn special constables and act under the authority of the Ontario Police Services Act to enforce federal and provincial statutes on University of Toronto property. UTSC Campus Community Police coordinate community relations programs, provide speakers, answer inquiries on matters of law enforcement, advise on personal safety and security and other related topics.



Browse this list of Safety Programs and Services housed at the University of Toronto and contact the right one for your need



Residence Life provides students with access to emergency or short-term housing in situations related to safety

The First Generation program offers first-year, first generation students with support when transitioning into university. Students attend academic and co-curricular programming led by upper year students to enhance their academic success.

Residence Life provides students with access to emergency or short-term housing in situations related to safety



Finding and maintaining suitable housing is a key part of your personal and academic success. Housing Services offers the information, resources and support you need to meet your housing goals.

Good2Talk is a free, confidential and anonymous helpline providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario, 24/7/365.



The Health & Wellness Centre has health care providers who provide medical, nursing, counselling, health promotion and education services to University of Toronto Scarborough students. You can access these services even if you’ve opted out of SCSU Health & Dental Insurance as long as you have other health coverage, such as OHIP or UHIP!!



The University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Community Police Services has, as its primary responsibility, the safety and security of the University community. All officers are sworn special constables and act under the authority of the Ontario Police Services Act to enforce federal and provincial statutes on University of Toronto property. UTSC Campus Community Police coordinate community relations programs, provide speakers, answer inquiries on matters of law enforcement, advise on personal safety and security and other related topics.


Looking to try a new sport or activity? Don't know where to start your fitness?
The Athletics and Recreation Centre at UTSC is one of the hubs of activity on Campus and a gathering place for those pursuing a healthy active lifestyle. It strives to create a respectful and inclusive environment that promotes opportunity and overall well-being through physical activity.

Browse opportunities listed in the Volunteer Network Program, offered in collaboration with the SCSU



Login with your UTORid on the Career Learning Network (CLN) and click the “Volunteer” Category



See if there's a club that interests you! Here is a full list of clubs registered under the Department of Student Life.



The Department of Student Life is focused on creating connections between the university and the surrounding community.



The DSAs at UTSC are student-led organizations with a specific academic focus. Every academic department at UTSC has a representing academic society that unites and enriches student life and allows them to participate in accomplishing a set of academic objectives. The DSAs primary objective is to provide useful services to advocate for student interests including but not limited to accessibility and equitability of the academic culture at UTSC.





By systematically identifying academic and character strengths, the Flourish program will help you to learn effective stress management, improve your academic performance and boost your overall well-being.



The First Year Experience Program helps first year students connect to the campus community, ensuring their success at the Scarborough campus.
By joining the First Year Experience Program and first year students will have the opportunity to connect with an upper year mentor in their field of study as well as other students, staff and faculty.



Do you feel like your time management skills could use some improvement? Worried that your study skills are weak? Tired of cramming for exams and still not getting the marks you want? It's time to get into academic shape! Attend workshops designed to focus on your weak areas and capitalize on your strengths.




Attend a study success session with a peer in AC321 to talk about study strategies to ace your test, time management tips, and effective reading + note-taking strategies



AccessAbility provides services and academic accommodations to students who have a documented learning, physical, sensory, mental health disability or medical condition. These services cater to the individual, and are tailored to the student’s individual needs.



The Health & Wellness Centre has health care providers who provide medical, nursing, counselling, health promotion and education services to University of Toronto Scarborough students. You can access these services even if you’ve opted out of SCSU Health & Dental Insurance as long as you have other health coverage, such as OHIP or UHIP!!



The Health & Wellness Centre has health care providers who provide medical, nursing, counselling, health promotion and education services to University of Toronto Scarborough students. You can access these services even if you’ve opted out of SCSU Health & Dental Insurance as long as you have other health coverage, such as OHIP or UHIP!!

Are you specifically worried about the job hunt?





Worried about Graduate school?

Check out safe spaces like SC:OUT (BV334) and Women & Trans* Centre (SL224).





The University of Toronto Scarborough Equity & Diversity Office (BV536) serves faculty, staff and students at UTSC. In cooperation with its campus partners, the EDO promotes an equitable and inclusive campus community, free from discrimination or harassment.