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We’ve got all the information for current and newly-admitted students and our many services. It’s all here. Browse around and find out what makes Indigenous U of T the heart of one of the world’s truly great universities.

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Accessibility Services

Indigenous students can access test and exam accommodations, note-taking services, mentoring, and more. 

St George Campus: Accessibility Services


Scarborough (UTSC) Campus: AccessAbility Services 


Mississauga (UTM) Campus: Accessibility Services

Career Services

Indigenous students can access a variety of career services and supports including resume-building workshops, career exploration, academic advising, as well as a variety of other events and services.

All Campuses: Career & Co-curricular Learning Network X (the X is for eXperience)


St George Campus: Career Exploration & Education 


Scarborough (UTSC) Campus: Academic Advising and Career Centre 


Mississauga (UTM) Campus: Career Centre  

Accessibility Services

Indigenous students can access test and exam accommodations, note-taking services, mentoring, and more. 

St George Campus: Accessibility Services 


Scarborough (UTSC) Campus: AccessAbility Services 


Mississauga (UTM) Campus: Accessibility Services

Career Services

Indigenous students can access a variety of career services and supports including resume-building workshops, career exploration, academic advising, as well as a variety of other events and services.

All Campuses: Career & Co-curricular Learning Network X (the X is for eXperience) 


St George Campus: Career Exploration & Education 


Scarborough (UTSC) Campus: Academic Advising and Career Centre 


Mississauga (UTM) Campus: Career Centre  

Childcare 

The on-campus child care centers are staffed by professionally qualified early childhood educators. 

All University of Toronto Campuses: Child Care Services 


Mississauga (UTM) Campus: Child Care Resources

 

Exchange Opportunities

Indigenous students can access a variety of opportunities to travel abroad, and gain academic and cultural experience while completing course requirements.

St George Campus: Outbound Exchange Program


Scarborough (UTSC) Campus: Student Exchange Program (SEP) 


Mississauga (UTM) Campus: Outbound Exchange  

Childcare 

The on-campus child care centers are staffed by professionally qualified early childhood educators. 

All University of Toronto Campuses: Child Care Services 


Mississauga (UTM) Campus: Child Care Resources

 

Exchange Opportunities

Indigenous students can access a variety of opportunities to travel abroad, and gain academic and cultural experience while completing course requirements.

St George Campus: Outbound Exchange Program


Scarborough (UTSC) Campus: Student Exchange Program (SEP) 


Mississauga (UTM) Campus: Outbound Exchange  

Health Services

Students have access to a variety of medical and mental health services to help support them in achieving their personal and academic best.

 

St George Campus: Health and Wellness Centre  


Scarborough (UTSC) Campus: Health and Wellness Centre 


Mississauga (UTM) Campus: Health and Counselling Centre 

Housing Services

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.

All University of Toronto Campuses: Residence and off-campus housing 


Off-campus Housing: Off-campus Housing and Roommate Finder Tool

Mentorship

Indigenous students can access general mentoring programs and resources to assist and support them in their educational and professional growth and development on all University of Toronto campuses.

St George Campus:  Student Life Mentorship and Peer Programs 


Scarborough (UTSC) Campus: First Year Experience Program


Mississauga (UTM) Campus: Mentorship Opportunities

Many faculties, divisions and departments also offer Indigenous-specific mentoring opportunities.  For example, the Faculty of Medicine offers a Diversity Mentorship Program.

Check with your Registrar’s Office for Indigenous-focused mentorship opportunities.

Housing Services

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.

All University of Toronto Campuses: Residence and off-campus housing 


Off-campus Housing: Off-campus Housing and Roommate Finder Tool

Mentorship  

Indigenous students can access general mentoring programs and resources to assist and support them in their educational and professional growth and development on all University of Toronto campuses. 

St George Campus:  Student Life Mentorship and Peer Programs 


Scarborough (UTSC) Campus: First Year Experience Program 


Mississauga (UTM) Campus: Mentorship Opportunities

Many faculties, divisions and departments also offer Indigenous-specific mentoring opportunities.  For example, the Faculty of Medicine offers a Diversity Mentorship Program. Check with your Registrar’s Office for Indigenous-focused mentorship opportunities. 

Graduate Students

Indigenous graduate students can access a variety of services tailored to the graduate experience through the School of Graduate Studies.

Getting

Involved

St. George Campus

The Indigenous Students’ Association (ISA) has an office and a lounge at First Nations House where students can relax, work on assignments, enjoy a cup of coffee, and develop new friendships. The ISA also organizes regular meetings, social gatherings and events throughout the year. 

The Indigenous Studies Students’ Union (ISSU) provides a welcoming and inclusive space for students taking Indigenous Studies courses from all backgrounds, disciplines, and interests to come together and engage with Indigenous cultures and knowledges.


Ciimaan/Kahuwe’yá/Qajaq is a language initiative that supports the study and everyday use of Indigenous languages.

The Indigenous Education Network (IEN) is based out of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). It is comprised of students, faculty and community members who share a common commitment to Indigenous education and research. 

Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) is a graduate, student-led group operating out of the Centre for Indigenous Studies. SAGE plans workshops, presentations, meetings and other events that focus on promoting the academic and personal development of Indigenous graduate students. 

The Indigenous Law Students Association (ILSA) provides a social support network for Indigenous Students at the Faculty of Law, creates opportunities for students interested in practicing in the area of Indigenous and Aboriginal Law, advocates for the inclusion of Indigenous laws in the curriculum, programming and in resources at the Bora Laskin Library and raises awareness of legal issues that impact Indigenous people at the Faculty of Law and in the broader legal community. 
Mississauga Campus (UTM)
The Indigenous Centre at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites students, faculty and staff to learn about Indigenous culture (stories, philosophies, and ceremonies).

The Waawaahte Northern Lights Initiative provides opportunities for students to engage with various traditional Indigenous cultures providing a space for transformational learning and growth to take place while building strong partnerships and an appreciation for the knowledge of Canada’s Indigenous peoples.

Scarborough Campus (UTSC)

The Indigenous Experiential Journey Trip is an opportunity for students to connect with an Indigenous community on traditional teaching land and experience direct, meaningful opportunities for cultural exchange and dialogue with First Nations peoples.

The Indigenous Outreach Program lets students connect with the Indigenous community on traditional land. Students engage in meaningful opportunities of cultural exchange and dialogue with Indigenous peoples.

Higher Ed Indigenous Community

Infinite Reach Métis Student Solidarity Network is a community of Métis learners across Ontario universities and colleges. The network provides Métis students with the support of the Métis community in order to inspire them to achieve their full potential.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students seeking academic advising are encouraged to contact their college or faculty Registrar’s Office.  

First Nations House offers academic advising and tutoring support for Indigenous students, as well as orientation for new students and a resource center with a computer lab to support students in their journey to academic success. 

Indigenous students can schedule an appointment at First Nations House to speak about advocacy, academic advising, learning strategies, graduate school applications, referrals, and more.  Contact Julie Ann Shepard, Coordinator of Academic Supports at julie.shepard@utoronto.ca or 416-978-1290.  

Some faculties also offer support specifically for Indigenous students. The Faculty of Law provides a variety of services and programming for Indigenous law students. The Faculty of Medicine has established the Office of Indigenous Medical Education (OIME) for students in Undergraduate Medical Education. 

Graduate Students

Graduate students should speak with the Graduate Coordinator or Director in their graduate unit.

Additional Graduate resources:

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Learn about the costs associated with attending university at Tuition and Fees

Indigenous students seeking financial supports will find a variety of resources available. Students should contact their registrars and First Nations House to learn about the wide variety of financial aid resources.

Scholarships and Awards 

There are many scholarships and awards available that recognize academic excellence and may take into account community involvement, leadership, creativity and other qualities.

The President’s Awards for the Outstanding Indigenous Student of the Year are presented to students of Indigenous ancestry (Status, Non-Status, Metis, Inuit). Recipients are selected based on academic achievement and previous and/or intended contribution to the Indigenous community. Students must be studying full-time and involved in course work. 

The Dr. Lillian McGregor Aboriginal Award of Excellence and the Marilyn Van Norman Aboriginal Student Leadership Award are granted to Indigenous Students studying full/part-time at the University of Toronto, on the basis of financial need and Ontario residency. Preference is given to applicants who can demonstrate a contribution to the Indigenous community.

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Bursaries and Grants   

These need-based resources are available to students, who are encouraged to visit their Faculty websites, Registrars and First Nations House to learn more. 

Work Study/Part-Time Employment  

The Career & Co-curricular Learning Network X (the X is for eXperience) maintains a job board where postings for work-study positions, on-campus jobs, and off-campus jobs are posted. Any University of Toronto student or recent graduate can access the board. 

This handy Finance Calculator provides a budget summary based on the numbers provided and directs students to useful resources. 

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