Services and Resources Services and Resources Registrar’s Office The Registrar’s Office is the first stop for academic advice. There, students will find highly professional advisors with a wealth of experience in all areas of academic life at the University of St. Michael’s College and at the University of Toronto. Assistance with registration, course selection, program selection and scheduling are all available. In addition, advisors can provide students with guidance regarding workloads relative to other aspect of their time on campus. Office Location & Contact Information: Alumni Hall, 121 St. Joseph St., Room 207 416-926-7117 email@example.com Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please note that our office is closed daily from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Our drop-in hours for academic advising are from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. daily. We receive drop-ins on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are a high school guidance counselor looking to introduce your students to the University of St. Michael’s College, click here to book your visit today. Scholarships In-course Scholarships are merit-based awards based on a student’s academic performance. In course scholarships are available for students at the end of their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd years. Graduation Awards are available for graduating students based on academic achievement, as well as on other criteria through an application. Click here to apply for any of the awards listed below. The Father Henry Carr, CSB, Award Amount: No monetary value Donor: St. Michael’s College Principal’s Office to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Federation of St. Michael’s College and the University of Toronto. Purpose: To be awarded to a St. Michael’s College student who has made an outstanding contribution to the University of Toronto in athletics, academics, leadership, or student life. Requires good academic standing. Application deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018 The Fr. Robert Madden Leadership Awards Amount: No monetary value Donor: St. Michael’s College Alumni Association in honour of Father Robert Madden’s many years of service to the College. Purpose: To be awarded to students who have made significant contributions to the St. Michael’s College community by demonstrating leadership, cooperation, and solidarity in student-run organizations or community endeavors. Application deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018 The Marina Santin Award Amount: $2,400 and a certificate Donor: The Santin Family, in memory of their daughter, Marina. Purpose: To be awarded to a woman graduand who has distinguished herself by an active and constructive involvement in the life of the college and who exemplifies the Christian ideals of joyful engagement in life, openness to others, service to the community, and responsible leadership. Requires a good academic record. Application deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018 The Principal’s Medal Amount: No monetary value Donor: St. Michael’s College Foundation and the Lynch Family to honour the late Professor E. Lynch’s years of service as principal and professor of the College. Purpose: To be awarded to a student who has made a distinctive contribution to life at the college, who has upheld the practice of Catholicism proper to a university community, and who has participated fully in college life. Requires an excellent academic record (minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average). Application deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018 The Sir Bertram C.A. Windle Graduate Scholarship Amount: $2,000 Donor: The Sir Bertram C.A. Windle Trust Fund Purpose: To be awarded to a student with an excellent academic record and who will be entering a liberal arts graduate program at the University of Toronto in the September following graduation. Application deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018 The W.B. Dunphy Medal Amount: No monetary value Donor: The Dunphy Family to honour the late Professor William Dunphy who served as College Principal from 1980- 1991. Purpose: To be awarded to a student who has been most successful in combining very good academic achievement with sustained commitment to volunteer service in the wider community. Requires a minimum 3.3 cumulative grade point average. Application deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018 W.H. Broadhurst Graduate Scholarship Amount: $1,750 Donor: To be awarded to a graduating student graduating with a Hons. B.A. degree and with a CGPA of 3.20 or higher who will be entering in a liberal arts graduate program at the University of Toronto in September following graduation. If there is no qualified candidate proceeding to a liberal arts program at the University of Toronto, students entering a graduate program in liberal arts at another Canadian university will be considered. Application deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018 Awards that do not require applications: The Alberto and Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni-Centro Scuola Scholarships Purpose: Awarded annually to graduating students with the best academic achievement in Italian Studies. The award is designed to encourage studies of the Italian language (Two $1,000 scholarships) The Ambassador of Switzerland Book Prizes Purpose: Awarded to outstanding graduating students who have completed a Specialist, Major or Minor program in French or German or Italian. The College Gold Medals Purpose: Awarded to graduating students with the highest CGPA upon graduation in (i) Humanities/Social Sciences, (ii) Sciences, (iii) Commerce and Finance The College Silver Medals Purpose: Awarded to graduating students with a CGPA of at least 3.70 in any area of study Father H.B. Gardner Campus Ministry Community Life Awards Purpose: Awarded to one or more Graduating students at the University of St. Michael’s College who have demonstrated outstanding contribution and service to the Campus ministry, or active service and participation in their Parish. Contribution to building a sense of community within the USMC Campus; and fostering a sense of social solidarity and inclusiveness among students on campus. Governor General Silver Medal Nominee Purpose: A silver medal or a certificate awarded to a graduating student who achieves the highest academic standing from a bachelor’s degree program. James O’Brien 5T0 Book Award Purpose: A $200 gift certificate from a bookstore awarded to a deserving SMC student enrolled in the Christianity &Culture program as a major, minor or specialist. Khoury Memorial Award in Medicine Purpose: $800 award to a graduating SMC student who wishes to pursue studies in the Faculty of Medicine at U of T in September following graduation. The Mercier-Knowlton Prize for Philosophy in Christianity and Culture Purpose: Awarded to a St. Michael’s College graduating student in good academic standing, who has excelled in the study of Christianity and Culture or Philosophy or Religion with an emphasis on Christianity. The Tommaso Serrao Award Purpose: Awarded annually to a graduating student specializing in Italian Language and Literature studies at the University of St Michael’s College Yearly Alumni Representatives Award Purpose: Awarded to students in graduating class who have been identified as representatives for their year. The award is given out by the USMC Young Alumni Committee in consultation with USMC Awards Selection Committee. Young Alumni Award Purpose: Awarded to a student who have demonstrated involvement and leadership at USMC, in the U of T community, and in the local community that encompasses the values of UMSC, including volunteerism, contribution to student life, and spirit of inclusiveness. Applicants need to submit an essay (250 words) to describe how they have demonstrated the values of SMC through leadership in the college or in the broader U of T Community, and a resume. Grants Grants – sometimes also referred to as ‘bursaries’ – are non-repayable awards awarded according to demonstrated financial need. “Financial need” is determined via a student’s provincial student loan assessment (e.g. OSAP, BCSAP, etc.). Undergraduate Grants at St. Mike’s St. Michael’s need-based grants are non-repayable. Expected Student Contribution The university and the Province expect students with financial need to contribute annually toward their educational costs via summer and part-time study period employment. One of the best employment opportunities available to OSAP recipients is the Work Study program. Students may apply via the Career Centre. Eligibility Current, full-time, registered, domestic St. Michael’s College students who have applied for provincial student loans (i.e. OSAP, BCSAP etc.) and who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree are eligible to apply for consideration for financial aid towards educational costs accrued during the 8 month academic year (September – April). Non-degree students are not eligible. Students who keep the Ontario Tuition Grant (OTG) portion of their OSAP and elect to decline their OSAP loans are not eligible. Students receiving out-of-province student loans are expected to have applied for UTAPS before applying for college-level grant funding. St. Michael’s grants will not replace a student’s UTAPS funding. Application Students may apply for grants using the Undergraduate Grant Application available on ACORN. Grant funding is not made available to students until after the Fall session drop deadline. Grant applicants are expected to make reasonable use of their Fall student loan installment and generally should not demonstrate financial need until close to the end of the Fall study session. Direct deposit Grants will be credited against outstanding tuition or residence fees. Any amount remaining will be issued as a refund. Refunds will be processed only through direct deposit to a bank, which must be set up on ACORN. Value Grants vary in value from as little as $200, to as much as $4500. Most are in the $500-$2000 range. Decisions Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. Applications are reviewed within 4-6 weeks from the date of their submission. Inaccurate, incomplete, or unrealistic applications will take longer. Students who are eligible to submit an OSAP Review will have their grant application placed on hold, pending the outcome of their Review. Deadlines Grant applications will be accepted from eligible applicants until the last teaching day of the semester in April. Submissions and Accessibility If you are unable to submit your grant application via email due to Accessibility-related concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you with your application submission. Grants will not… A grant will not replace a lack of OSAP or other government assistance resulting from: failing to apply in a timely manner default/arrears on previous OSAP loans permanent restriction due to income verification issues OSAP academic suspension OSAP credit-check failure A grant will also not: provide support or emergency aid to parents, relatives and partners be used to pay credit card and other debts fund optional summer studies cover medical or dental costs covered by the UTSU and APUS or other Health Plans address misspending or financial mismanagement of OSAP replace increased OSAP funding potentially available to a student via any one of a number of OSAP Review appeals International Students Before being granted admission to Canada, Canada Immigration requires international students to demonstrate that they have adequate resources in place. International students are not eligible for the University’s general college-level grants program. If, however, your personal and/or familial financial circumstances have unexpectedly changed since your arrival, you may be eligible to be considered for funding by a central committee at U of T’s Enrolment Services. Contact email@example.com to discuss the matter with your Registrar’s Office. The University of Toronto provides other kinds of support for international students. For more information, please see our International Students page. Summer Study Session Students taking summer studies may apply for funding consideration via Summer OSAP. St. Mike’s does not provide grant funding to students enrolled in Summer Abroad programs. The Summer Abroad office offers a number of need-based grants to registrants. Summer Abroad students who enroll in additional summer courses may be eligible for Summer OSAP. St. Mike’s does not make grant applications available to students who elect to undertake studies during the Summer sessions. Student parents (students with their own dependent children) constitute an exception, and are invited to email the award officer for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. The university’s expectation is that students with financial need will pursue employment during the summer months in order to contribute toward their education-related costs during the upcoming eight-month academic year (September – April). External Funding You may also wish to review the following sources of funding external to St. Michael’s: Arts & Science Awards Other U of T awards Fees and Payments Full payment instructions are available through the University of Toronto’s Fees website. Accessibility Services Accessibility Services at the University of Toronto provides students who have temporary and permanent disabilities with academic accommodations. Further information on how to register can be found here. Learning Strategists Learning Strategists help students—one-on-one and in group workshops—with all aspects of academic performance including time management, stress management, study strategies, writing, procrastination, critical reading and critical thinking. They can help you discover your best ways of learning, adapt to university work and expectations, increase your efficiency, identify and pursue your goals, improve your work, and get the most out of your academic learning experience. Learning strategists meet with students at the Academic Success Centre, or on-site at St. Mike’s. More information and details on how to make an appointment with a Learning Strategist can be found here. Health and Wellness The Health & Wellness Centre at The University of Toronto provides a variety of services similar to what a family doctor offers. Details about these services, and how to make an appointment, can be found here. Wellness Counsellor Nicole LeBlanc MSW, RSW has been the Wellness Counsellor at USMC since the fall of 2016. Prior to this position, she worked in Toronto and abroad counselling people through various life challenges ranging from depression, anxiety and relationship issues to more severe mental health diagnoses, trauma and addictions. Nicole draws from psychodynamic, EMDR, person-centred, CBT and solution-focused therapeutic frameworks. All students and residents of USMC are welcome to contact her via email to set up an appointment. Her services are completely confidential, in compliance with the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). Contact: email@example.com Office: Kelly 227 (from April 4 to the end of August) Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (by appointment only; the best way to make an appointment is through email) General Wellness Resources General Counselling and Mental Health Good2Talk 24-hour phone counselling: 1-866-925-5454 Counseline: 416-946-5117 Catholic Family Services (walk-in counselling available) Wellness Workshops at U of T Mental Health services at U of T Crisis Support Services Toronto Distress Centre: 416-408-4357 Toronto Rape Crisis Centre 24-hour phone line: 416-597-8808 Crisis Pregnancy Support: 416-463-2722 U of T Sexual Violence Prevention and Support: firstname.lastname@example.org Mental Health and Addictions Smoking Cessation Problem Gambling Helpline: 1-888-230-3505 Drug and Alcohol Helpline: 1-800-565-8603 Eating Disorders support Spiritual Support USMC Campus Ministry St. Basil’s Catholic Parish The Newman Centre Multi-Faith Centre Academic Support Academic Success Centre at U of T Accessibility Services Centre for International Experience Physical Health USMC Intramurals: email@example.com Athletics at U of T: firstname.lastname@example.org USMC Wellness Studio General Health services For other resources in Toronto, call or visit 211. In case of emergency, please call 911 or visit your nearest hospital. USMC Writing Centre Students may find university writing more challenging than in high school, but writing instructors are available to help students write more clearly, analyze thoughtfully, construct reasoned arguments, and ace their assignments. More information about our Writing Centre is available here. Career Support Career support, advice and workshops are available to students both at the Career Centre and on-site at St. Mike’s. To access tools, register for workshops, or make an appointment, please visit the Career Centre website. For on-site career advising, book a meeting with Wei Huang, St. Michael College’s career educator from the St. George Campus Career Center. Wei provides group conversations and workshops on career planning, exploration, and job searching that are integrated into St. Michael’s existing programs. She invites you to book time for a 1:1 appointment or for a small-group conversation with your friends: email@example.com. Library Services The Kelly Library at USMC offers a variety of services to students, including assistance with all aspects of researching and writing assignments. For more information, check out the library’s Services for Students page here.