Student Life (Frequently Asked Questions)

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Frequently Asked Questions
Student Life

This is a one-stop guide to give you a brief look of what a day in the life of an APHD student would be like. From resources across the university to specially designed opportunities for our APHD department, we cover it all!

General Questions

You can contact the Education Commons (EC) team for any technical questions. EC is the central IT hub for all of OISE serving all our faculty, staff and students. EC is located on the 3rd floor in the OISE building. Visit the Educaton Commons website .

Check out a list of all the University of Toronto libraries.

Visit our pages about our Research Centres and Research Labs.

Your TCard is your University of Toronto card that gives you access to a number of different systems across the university. Your TCard is also linked to your UTORID which is your university ID for access to a multiple number of platforms such as Quercus etc. More information on your UTORID and Tcard.

We have three UofT bookstores - one for each University of Toronto campus. You can find more information about each location.

Visit the University of Toronto bookstore website. The St. George campus location is at: 
214 College Street
Toronto, ON M5T 3A1
(416) 640-7900 

Yes! Check out the University of Toronto Student Life website for a variety of upcoming social and academic events!

All current student material/forms etc has been moved into an internal platform called Quercus. If you are a current student and do not have access to this platform, please email

Please visit our Awards page under Current Students for more information. 

Yes! We are happy to announce that we have a newly formed (as of fall 2021) APHD racialized group of students who get together throughout the academic year for social events and connect with each other to support each other through various issues. 

If you have an experience that has made you feel uncomfortable within the department in relation to inequality or simply have a suggestion or comment that you would like to pass on to the departmental chair and associate chair, please feel free to fill out your comment on the following "anonymous form" here.

Athletics Questions

Athletic Facilities

University of Toronto’s St. George campus offers a 5,000-seat outdoor stadium and turf field at the Varsity Centre; a 2,000-seat field house, a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning centre, and a sport medicine clinic at the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport; a 50-metre Olympic pool, squash and tennis courts, a gymnastics gym, basketball courts and more at the Athletic Centre; as well as multi-level fitness facilities at Hart HouseCome see what you can do at U of T’s athletic facilities.


Have fun, make friends and keep active by joining an intramural sports program. From soccer, hockey and basketball, to ultimate frisbee and water polo, you have lots of options to choose from. U of T Intramurals are open to all students and offer wide-ranging levels of competition in many sports through including regular season leagues, weekend tournaments and special events. Participate with your faculty or college team, or form/join an open team. Check online for available sports, how to sign up, and registration deadlines. Learn more about Intramurals on the St. George campus

Varsity Sports

Grab some friends and come out to cheer on your favourite Varsity Blues sports team. As a member of the U of T community, you too are a “Blue”. U of T’s varsity sports program is the largest in the country with 44 teams competing in 24 sports – including basketball, football, hockey and volleyball. U of T students get into regular season games for FREE with a valid T-card. #BLEEDBLUE. Cheer on the Blues!