Office of the Registrar and Student Services
The Office of the Registrar and Student Services is made up of a team of individuals committed to facilitating students’ academic experience at the University and the Daniels Faculty. In addition to performing registrarial functions (the nuts and bolts of university registration), we are also the first stop for academic, financial, personal, and general advising, and are here to assist students experiencing any difficulties that might have an impact on academic work, such as illness, a family emergency, or financial problems. To book an appointment with an advisor please contact email@example.com.
Areas with which we provide assistance include, but are not limited to:
- Academic and general advising and guidance
- Student counselling and resource referral
- Degree and program requirements
- Course registration and enrolment
- Fee payment or fee deferral
- Financial counselling/grant applications
Student experience is about more than the academic experience. The University and Daniels Faculty offers an array of leadership, mentorship, and discipline-specific opportunities designed to augment the academic experience and encourage co-curricular involvement. Students are strongly encouraged to visit the Current Students page regularly for more information, up to date information, and application deadlines.
Location: 1 Spadina Crescent, Room 100
Toronto, ON M5S 2J5
Office Hours: Monday, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
ORSS Adjusted Hours
Friday, October 5th | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday, October 8th | Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
The Writing Centre
The Writing Centre at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design is a resource for all Daniels students seeking assistance with academic writing and related skills in design and visual studies. The Writing Centre offers academic support for integrating written, spoken, and visual communication.
The Writing Centre also works closely with faculty members and teaching assistants to support teaching by developing resources as well as delivering in-class workshops and collaborating on tutorials. We offer individual consultations on designing more effective assignments and evaluation methods that help align academic expectations with student learning.
Book student appointments at: https://awc.wdw.utoronto.ca/awc-login (wait list available)
Contact: Erica-Allen-Kim, coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall 2018 Schedule
- 50 minute face-to-face (Individual or Group): Conversational format ideal for working on 1-2 concerns such as brainstorming, English language learning, or developing a thesis - Monday to Friday 10:00am–6:00pm in DA238
- 50 minute online: Electronic feedback on an assignment draft, ideal for follow-up visits (not an editing service) - Monday to Saturday
- 20 minute drop-in: Follow-up visits or targeted concerns - Monday to Thursday (Oct. 1 – Dec. 13, 2018) 12:00-1:00pm in DA238 (sign-up sheet outside office, posted daily at 12 pm)
- Friday drop-in at the Commons: Informal visit to discuss writing and communication concerns - Friday's (Sept. 21 – Dec. 14, 2018) 12:00-1:00pm in the Commons, 1 Spadina Crescent
Please bring the assignment brief as well as feedback or comments from your instructor and TA.
Book up to 4 appointments in advance of your deadlines:
- Assessing general writing strengths and weaknesses
- Mechanics, usage, grammar, and style
- Building vocabulary
- Pre-writing and Brainstorming
- Citing and Integrating Sources (Chicago Manual of Style)
- Developing a Thesis
- Rhetoric and argumentation
- Formal analysis and other types of writing
- Outlines, paragraphs, topic sentences, intro and conclusions
- Revising and editing skills
U of T Resources
Benjamin Pottruff is the Daniels Faculty Learning Strategist available to all graduate and undergraduate students to support the development of their study skills and academic strategies. Whether you’re an exceptional student looking to refine your skillset or a struggling student unsure of the next steps to improve your learning process; meeting with a Learning Strategist is a great way to reflect on your experience and develop new strategies in a supporting environment. Topics include (but are not limited to):
- Learning as a Process
- Motivation & Goal Setting
- Time Management & Procrastination
- Stress Management & Anxiety Reduction
- Study Focus
- Critical Reading & Note-Taking
- Presentations & Public Speaking
- Test, Exam, Review & Critique Preparation
Pre-bookable 50-minute appointments can be arranged through the Office of the Registrar and Student Services or by contacting Benjamin directly at Benjamin.Pottruff@daniels.utoronto.ca. Drop-in hours are available on Mondays from 11:30am-1:30pm in the Commons, 1 Spadina near the café.
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On-Location Wellness Counsellor
The Faculty, in partnership with the U of T Health and Wellness Centre, offers confidential on-location counselling services to Daniels’ students enrolled in degree programs. Many students find it helpful to meet with a counsellor to learn how to manage stress around schedules or exams, relationships, or any unexpected challenge.
To book an appointment, contact the Health and Wellness Centre at 416-978-8030 (select option “5”) and ask to book your first appointment with the Daniels’ counsellor (follow-up appointments are booked directly with the counsellor or through Health & Wellness).
The office is located at New College @ 40 Willcocks Street and appointments are available Monday through Friday.
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On-Location International Transition Advisor
International students with questions are encouraged to meet with CIE’s international transition advisor, Yaseen Ali, who has office hours from 11:30am to 1:30pm on Wednesdays in the Commons, 1 Spadina near the café. Students with international experiences or who are interested in learning abroad opportunities are also welcome to connect with Yaseen to discuss their intercultural learning.
The International Transition Advisor can support you with questions around cultural adjustment, preparing for winter, working in Canada, finding immigration resources, and navigating new academic expectations. Or drop by for an informal chat about making the most out of your degree and planning ahead.
Students can drop in during drop-in hours or book an appointment for more in-depth advising. To contact Yaseen, you can e-mail him directly at email@example.com or make an appointment on the Career Learning Network under "Appointments".
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On-Location Career Educator
A Career Educator, Diana Kudla Byers is available to meet with Daniels students to assist with a variety of services and resources including career guidance, summer employment information, or advice on how to prepare for life after graduation. During the summer term please book an appointment via:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (416) 978-8000
- Chat: http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/cc/chat
Workshops and programs are offered at Career Exploration & Education (214 College St.) and further information is available on Career Learning Networking (CLN). On-location drop-in hours will resume in September 2018 on Fridays in the Commons, 1 Spadina across from the café.
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