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Services for Students


This section provides a brief description of some of the student services and facilities available at OISE and at the University of Toronto.

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OISE  University of Toronto  |  Student Associations

Student Services This office provides a range of services, all of which are designed to support and enhance your experiences at OISE. The department also acts as a liaison between students and faculty and works in co-operation with numerous student groups. Support services include:

Specifically, Student Services provides:
• Personal support and referral to counselling services
• Financial aid
• Support and accommodation for students with disabilities and/or illness
• Assistance related to crisis situations
• Equity resources
• Advising through the OISE Student Success Centre (OSSC)
• Discussion Groups for Black Educators and for Internationally Educated Teachers
• Pre-Field Experience Programme (PREP), a specially designed non-evaluated, feedback-rich alternative to the first practicum for Internationally Educated Teacher Candidates (IETCs)
• Opportunities for observation visits to schools
• Referrals to other services on and off campus

Employment Services for Teacher Candidates The OISE Student Services Office offers a number of services to support teacher education students in the search for a teaching position. These include:
Education Commons The EC provides the services traditionally associated with libraries, distance learning, computing, and media centres to meet the information and technology needs of the OISE community. The EC seeks to provide "one-stop-shopping" for knowledge services. It supports and promotes the use of technology, including computers and multimedia, in all aspects of OISE activity. Services include:
  • a specialized collection in the field of education
  • a wide range of Internet and multimedia resources, including support for telecommunications, interactive video and computer graphics...


Student Housing Service The Student Housing Service provides an online registry for family, shared and private accommodation in all three U of T communities, temporary accommodation, buy and sell boards, street maps, legal information and residence information. An Emergency Housing Coordinator is also available to help students facing a temporary housing crisis.

NOTE: OISE has a limited number of recruitment spaces available to Bachelor of Ed. & Diploma in Tech. Ed. students in Graduate House. If you would like to be considered for a recruitment space please email Mary MacDonell (mary.macdonell@utoronto.ca), OISE Student Services, by May 1.  As decisions are based on distance from Toronto, please indicate your address in the email. Visit Graduate House for more information.

Accessibility Services The mission of Accessibility Services (St. George Campus) is to facilitate the inclusion of students with disabilities into all aspects of university life. Services are provided to students with a documented disability, be it physical, sensory, a learning disability or a mental health condition, temporary or long-term.
Student Life Programs & Services The division of Student Life Programs & Services on the St. George Campus consists of 11 distinct units supporting a variety of personal and learning needs. Visit there homepage to find out more about the range of services offered.

Centre for International Experience 

The Centre for International Experience is a watering hole for domestic and international students. Our community is as unique as the building that houses us. Come and visit the Cumberland House to find information or make new friends.
gradNAV Formerly known as the Graduate Student Initiative (GSI), gradNAV connects graduate students to specialized workshops, social events, and online resources designed to enhance their graduate student life. Programming covers both academic and personal support issues.
ULife This one-stop website features a large and diverse collection of student clubs, organizations, activities and opportunities on all three campuses. Entries include film appreciation clubs, debating societies, sports teams, social activism, drop-in classes, and research opportunities and awards.
Family Care Office The Family Care Office's mandate is to support students, staff, faculty and their families with any family care issue by providing information, guidance, referrals and advocacy.
Career Centre Provides Career Education and Employment Services for University of Toronto Students and Recent Graduates.


OISE Student Teachers' Union The STU provides opportunities for professional development, works on a democratic basis to advance students' interests and rights, and provides a framework through which students can communicate and share experiences and skills.
OISE Graduate Students' Association OISE's official graduate student government; affiliated with the Graduate Students' Union. It is an advocacy group which lobbies on behalf of students in social, cultural, and political events of interest to students.
OISE International Students’ Association OISE’s International Students’ Association (ISA) works jointly with other organizations to serve international students interests and represents international students on committees and councils established at OISE.
Graduate Student Union The GSU at the University of Toronto represents over 17,000 students studying in over 80 departments.
University of Toronto Students’ Union The UTSU represents the 40,000 full-time undergraduates at the University of Toronto. Visit the website for information on Health and Dental Plans and opting-out, the student discount MetroPass and bike share among other services.



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