Services & Resources
From the labs where innovation happens every day to the spaces where students unwind, U of T Engineering’s classrooms, services and research centres span 16 buildings on campus — all within walking distance of each other — and two (U of T’s Institute for Aerospace Studies and MaRS Discovery District) off campus.
In and around the engineering buildings are a number of resources and services to support you throughout your time at U of T Engineering. The map below identifies some of these supports.
KC - Koffler Centre
GB - Galbraith Building
SF - Sandford Fleming Building
FI - Fields Institute
CIE - Centre for International Experience
This confidential service facilitates the inclusion of students with a wide range of accessibility needs into all aspects of university life. If you are a student with a disability (including chronic or mental health conditions, sensory or physical disabilities, ADHD or ASD spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, concussion or brain injuries or temporary physical disabilities), and had academic accommodations in high school (e.g., extra test time, note-taking assistance, alternative-format textbooks), you may be eligible for similar support through this service.
We encourage you to register early with Accessibility Services to ensure you can access academic accommodations in a timely fashion if you need them.
More services to support our diverse community
Diversity deepens the engineering creative process and enriches the student experience. We are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive community, and to improving access to engineering studies for communities that have historically been underrepresented within the profession.
In May 2019, U of T Engineering created the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Professionalism. Led by Assistant Dean & Director Marisa Sterling, who is also president-elect of Professional Engineers Ontario, this office joins several other bodies and positions within the Faculty that are dedicated to aspects of EDI.
Examples include the Dean’s Advisor on Black Inclusivity Initiatives and Student Inclusion & Transition Advisor (held by Mikhail Burke), Eagles’ Longhouse (Indigenous initiatives steering committee), the Engineering Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Group, and the U of T Engineering Positive Space Committee.
Further, second-year Engineering Science student Savanna Blade served as Equity & Inclusivity Director of the Engineering Society in 2019-2020. She worked with 15 student groups and external organizations to make equity topics more visible and accessible to students, including facilitating consent presentations for first-year students and providing equity training for other student leaders.
Here are some of the broader ways we support and promote equity and inclusivity at U of T:
- All U of T students can access medical and mental health support and services through doctors, counsellors, psychologists and 24-7 services like the My Student Support Program.
- Indigenous students can tap into a network of centres and resources across campus, such as First Nations House.
- The Sexual & Gender Diversity Office provides programming, resources and advocacy on sexual and gender diversity.
- The Multi-faith Centre supports spiritual well-being and encourages interfaith dialogue. There are dedicated spaces for prayer and meditation across U of T, including in the Bahen Centre.
- The Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office provides a safe space for students, faculty and staff to strengthen the diversity of the University community.
- Through the Access and Inclusion Peer Program, experienced upper-year student mentors are paired with first-year students who are members of underrepresented groups, including Indigenous, Black, LGBTQ+ and first-generation (first in a family to attend postsecondary studies).
- Student-run associations such as the National Society of Black Engineers, Women in Science and Engineering, Queer Sphere, Muslim Students’ Association and the Indigenous Students Association host a range of special events and outreach activities year-round.
Learn more about U of T Engineering’s commitment to fostering equity, diversity and inclusion online: www.uoft.me/engedi