Resource Referral Guide
The University of Toronto’s Resource Referral Guide for the St. George campus is intended to help campus community members make appropriate and meaningful referrals to resources and supports available on campus. You can access the referral guide through the Student Life app.
Responding to a student in distress
If you find yourself dealing with a critical issue or student crisis, refer to the Distressed Student page for faculty and staff at the University of Toronto, St. George campus.
Student Life departments have embedded their services in over 60 locations on campus. Services include Career Advising, International Transition Advising, Learning Strategists, Counselling Services and many more.
Academic Success provides support for students to develop skills, strategies and competencies to succeed. Academic Success offers numerous events, workshops, appointment opportunities, resources and drop-in sessions where students can meet others and learn new strategies for success.
Accessibility Services provides academic accommodation and support for students who have a disability. The office also provides resources for faculty including general tips and information on accommodating students, the volunteer note taking program and information about test and exam accommodations.
Apart from referring students to register for note-taking accommodations, you can promote more accessible note-taking by following three best practices:
1. Provide lecture slides before class: Providing access follows universal design beneficial to all students in the course .
2. Post lecture slides before classes: This allows students to download slides prior to lectures, providing them with more complete notes.
3. Make in class announcements: Make an in-class announcement to refer students to note-taking accommodations to help recruit new volunteer note-takers (who will receive credit on their Co-Curricular Record)
Additional questions regarding note-taking accommodations:
- Unable to accommodate? If instructors feel as though they cannot accommodate volunteer note-taking due to the structure of the class, they should contact Accessibility Services to discuss what accommodations would be reasonable.
- Late requests? While most students will request volunteer note-taking at the beginning of the year, there are always temporary disabilities and disability flares. As a result, there might be requests later in the term for note-taking.
Universal Instructional Design (UID) is a method of designing course material to make teaching more accessible for all students. The focus is on removing barriers in the curriculum so that students with different abilities are able to participate.
AccessAbility Services at the Scarborough campus has created a guide providing recommendations and ideas for incorporating UID into the classroom.
Students in distress
If you find yourself dealing with a critical issue or student crisis, refer to this quick resource guide for faculty and staff at the University of Toronto, St. George campus.
Health & Wellness offers a range of support services for students facing challenges during their time at university. Student mental wellness is a priority at the University of Toronto. The Mental Health Framework makes 22 recommendations in five key areas to help all members of the University community support student mental wellness.
Students seeking sexual assault information can find various resources and support at the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre.
Child and elder care
The Family Care Office provides services to students, staff and faculty who need support with their family life during their time at the University of Toronto. Child care and eldercare information and resources are provided by the Office.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
ASIST is a two-day course, run by LivingWorks Education providing training to individuals who want to learn about suicide first aid. Participation in the full two days is required. Watch and discuss videos on suicide intervention, and participate in interactive workshops based on adult learning principles. For more information, on ASIST and LivingWorks Education Training, please visit livingworks.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost to Internal Participants: TBA
Cost to External Participants: TBA
Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre
Conflict can make us feel uneasy or alone. Conflict can also push us to think creatively and challenge our assumptions. The Conflict Resolution Centre (CRC) supports the University of Toronto graduate community in taking steps to prevent, manage or resolve conflict.
Faculty and staff can refer graduate students to the G2G Peer Advisors (an amazing and diverse group of Masters and PhD students) and/or contact the CRC directly to discuss early and effective conflict resolution strategies and opportunities for skills development and training for your department.
Identify, Assist, Refer (IAR)
This online training module was created to strengthen the University of Toronto's systems of support for student mental health and was informed by the University of Toronto Student Mental Health Strategy and Framework. The “Identify, Assist, Refer” approach that you’ll learn about in this training will provide you with the basic skills and information needed to be able to support people experiencing many different types of challenges that impact their mental health.