If you are showing symptoms of H1N1, you should stay at home, use the ROSI Absence Declaration, and not come to class or to tests while you are sick. The ROSI Absence Declaration provides a printable page with a confirmation number you can use as documentation for your instructor, should the need arise.
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If you have not already, you will soon be getting back results from your first set of tests and other assignments in your courses, or you might be in the middle of midterms now. Don’t forget that help and advice is available.
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LWD: Late Withdrawal
Your college registrar’s office has the authority to approve a Late Withdrawal (LWD) for up to 3.0 degree credits. This is in addition to the petition process whereby students may seek Withdrawal (WDR) from courses when they have extraordinary circumstances that are compelling and documented. Students must make a request for LWD at their college registrar’s office before the end of last day of classes at the end of the course. For F courses this term, that deadline is Friday, December 4, and no requests will be approved beyond that deadline.
The December exam schedule covers formal final exams or term tests scheduled for after classes have ended. The exam period runs from Wednesday, December 9 until Friday, December 18. PLEASE NOTE that the only authorized exam aids are those listed on the question paper. No materials or electronic devices of any kind may be brought into the room or used for any examinations except those authorized by the Chief Presiding Officer or Examiner. Of course, NO CELL PHONES under any circumstances.
June 2010 Graduation
Planning to graduate in June 2010? You must confirm your intention to graduate on ROSI by December 6, 2009. Check your degree requirements on Degree Navigator and if you have any questions, check with your college registrar's office. For questions about program requirements, check with the relevant department or college offering the program.
Service Charge on Tuition Balances
Remember that outstanding balances on fees for this year are subject to a monthly service charge of 1.5% compounded (19.56% per annum) that is first assessed as of November 15th and as of the 15th of every month thereafter until paid in full. Outstanding charges on your account from prior sessions are subject to a service charge as of the 15th of every month until paid in full. Check your account on ROSI.
Students offer their perspectives on service-learning
For the first time U of T undergraduate students presented their learning experiences to faculty at the annual Teaching and Learning Symposium. The three-member student panel was featured at a session entitled Student Perspectives on Leading and Learning and outlined the students' experiences in courses that have elements of service-learning, experiential learning and leadership development.
Iranian-Canadian scholar’s commitment to non-violence garners Spanish peace prize
Political philosopher Ramin Jahanbegloo is the recipient of the 2009 Peace Prize awarded by the Association for the United Nations in Spain. The award recognizes Jahanbegloo’s extensive intellectual work advancing non-violence both as a philosophy and a political strategy, supporting the ideal of universal freedom of thought, and the promotion of dialogue and building bridges between different cultures.
Dean’s Student Leadership Award
The Dean's Student Leadership Award recognizes an Arts & Science student who has played a significant leadership role in his or her extra-curricular activities and in so doing has had a demonstrable impact on improving the quality of student experience at the University of Toronto. This award is open to any undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled in a degree program in the Faculty of Arts & Science. The application deadline is December 15, 2009, at 5:00 p.m.
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Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards
The University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA) and the Division of University Advancement are currently accepting nominations for the annual Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards. These awards are designed to recognize outstanding undergraduate or graduate students in their final year who have demonstrated extra-curricular leadership in their college, faculty or the University in general.
Nominations still open for Faculty of Arts & Science Outstanding Teaching Awards
Is there a teacher somewhere in the Faculty of Arts & Science who has really left an impression on you sometime during your studies at the University of Toronto? Let the world know by nominating him or her for an Outstanding Teaching Award.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Opening on November 20, Hart House Theatre is proud to present a magical start to the holiday season with William Shakespeare's most widely performed comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Tickets are $15 for students ($10 on Wednesdays) and are available through the UofTtix Box Office.
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Wiegand Memorial Foundation Lecture explores attitudes towards religion in the USA and Canada
Professor Michael Ruse of Florida State University will give the 2009 Wiegand Memorial Foundation Lecture at the University of Toronto on Monday, November 23 contrasting American and Canadian attitudes towards religion in the public sphere. The lecture is at 7 p.m. in the Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West. Admission is free.
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For detailed listings of events and opportunities for students, be sure to check out Ulife at www.ulife.utoronto.ca. What are you doing after class?
New student lounge opens
With the informal student opening of Kruger Hall Commons on October 28, students now have a new home away from home on the St. George Campus.
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Changes in Student Life improve services for students
If you have visited the Career Centre lately, you've probably noticed some construction. Student Life Programs & Services has made some changes to improve their level of service and access for students. The former Career Centre space has been renovated, and is now a home for the Career Centre, the Academic Success Centre (previously the Learning Skills Service) and the Office of Student Life. Students interested in the Explore U of T: Passport program should visit this new location to pick-up their passport booklets. Please drop by for a visit!
Elder Care Information Day
Join the Family Care Office (214 College St., Koffler Centre) for an Elder Care Information Day on November 19 from noon to 2 p.m. There will be displays on elder care resources, on-site counselling appointments and concurrent information sessions available for students, staff and faculty caring for or supporting an elderly family member.
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Overcoming Exam Anxiety
This two-part workshop looks at causes of and strategies to overcome exam anxiety. November 19 and 26, 2:30 p.m to 4:00 p.m. Registration required.
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