• campus,  first year,  UTM

    the BAchelor


    I am in my first year and I am deciding what my major and minor is going to be. I know I want to major in Eng and minor in Soc. However, I want to take courses in Mississauga because I live closer. I can’t find rules or regulations that can help guide me on choosing my course.

    And can I take a minor in Mississauga campus? The minor is only offered in Mississauga (however a similar minor is offered in St. George). I would like to take the minor Education Studies in Mississauga. But I don’t know if I am allowed.

    And if I wanted to change my campus from St George to Mississauga how would I go about that? Is there a certain link that I can apply through?



    you are allowed to take courses at another campus and have them count towards your POSt (program of study). however, you can’t take a minor that is only offered at UTM; your POSts must be at your home campus (in your case, st. george).

    to take a course at UTM, all you need to do is add it on ACORN during the course enrollment period, just as you would for any other normal course. just make sure that you have all the prerequisites and enrollment controls. take a look at the faculty calendar for more info.

    to make sure that the courses you wanna take will count towards your majors/ minors, you should take a look at the transfer explorer. it’s a really nifty tool that allows you to see what the equivalents are at st. george. it’s also probably a good idea to speak with someone from the department(s) involved to make sure that those credits will actually transfer and that they will accept them. so, for example, if you wanted to take an english course at utm, you should get in contact with someone from st. george’s english department to make sure that they’ll accept it in their program.

    colton underwood GIF by The Bachelor

    (but like, the rose is the course)

    in terms of the education studies minor, as i said earlier, your POSts must be at your home campus. so, if you decide to stay at st. george, i suggest that you take a look at the education and society minor that they offer at vic (i think that’s what you’re referring to in your question).

    if you wanted to switch campuses, that’s called an internal transfer. you can check out this link for more info. i also suggest talking to someone at your registrar’s office about your internal transfer (should you decide to go that route).

    i hope this helps! good luck!



  • campus,  clubs,  extracurricular,  international relations,  polisci,  residence,  St. George,  student groups,  Toronto,  UTSU

    long time reader, first time asker

    Hello Aska!

    First – You are utterly brilliant!
    I will be applying to UofT this fall, and scrolling through your blog has
    saved me many a panic attack! Within this wall of flesh, there is a soul
    that counts thee its creditor.

    P.S. I went through the tags before writing this (true fan here) so don’t
    worry – this doesn’t have ‘another college question’…..(or does it…..?).

    1. Oh all seeing eye, how do you know everything that’s happening at UofT’s
    massive campus? What are some of the best ways to keep on top of student
    events, displays, Disney serenades, aska fan-fests, food trucks etc? (Most
    importantly – food trucks!).

    2. Slightly beyond UofT – which are the best natural sites to explore in
    and around Toronto – hikes, trails, hidden Narnias perhaps?

    3. Innis is one of the only apartment style residences on campus, and as
    far as I can see this style of residence (and Innis in general) seems
    perfect. But, as an Innis insider, what are some of the disadvantages of
    apartment style living?

    4. I have been looking through the PolSci and International Relations
    department pages, and although I found a massive list of internships
    offered to PolSci students, I could not find a similar list for
    International Relations. Does PolSci generally have more available
    internship and exchange opportunities in general?

    Finally, I feel like I am compelled by tradition to put this question here,
    if only as a symbol:
    ‘Innis or UC?”

    May the odds and even be ever in your favor.



    thank you so much! i am always humbled and delighted to meet a fan like yourself.

    since you’ve asked me a five-part question, here’s a five-part answer:

    1. first, you could check out the student life website. they have a lot of stuff on events, displays, clubs, anything you may desire! if that isn’t enough, you can also check on facebook- lots of clubs and societies post when they’re hosting events (and whether or not there’ll be free food). you could also check out hart house (they always have a bunch of stuff going on), the utsu (university of toronto student’s union), your college’s student society, and the clubs fair during orientation week.
    2. there’s lots of nature-y stuff to do in and around toronto. so much so, that i’ll just redirect you to this. in all seriousness though, there are a lot of places to go hiking in toronto, check out this article.
    3. it all has to do with your personal preferences. however, you’ll have to think a lot about things like food (innis doesn’t have a dining hall, but you could still get a meal plan) and cleaning (you’ll have to look after a kitchen and a bathroom and a common area AS WELL AS your own room).
    4. i don’t know if there are MORE internships for polisci students as opposed to international relations students… it just looks like the IR department’s student experience page hasn’t been updated as recently as the polisci department’s. you could get in contact with the IR department and they’d probably have way more information than me, a humble not-IR student.
    5. innis or uc?





  • astronomy and astrophysics,  campus,  GPA,  internal transfer,  St. George,  subject POST,  Transferring,  UTSC

    please be the new neil degrasse tyson

    I am a first year student currently majoring in the Physics and Astrophysics program at UTSC and was wondering what GPA I should strive for in order to be admitted into UTSG. I know that competitive programs tend to require 3.7 – 4.0 GPA’s, but I’m assuming competitive means engineering rather than physics.

    Also, do you know the deadline for internal transferring? I can’t seem to find it anywhere. I’m assuming that it’s sometime after, or maybe during, the winter semester since that’s when the latter half of my physics related courses are.

    Thank you for your help


    hello hello!

    so first of all, we don’t actually have a physics and astrophysics program at the st. george campus so it would mean for you to find a similar subject POSt, like astronomy and astrophysics.

    there isn’t really a GPA range posted anywhere in regards to astronomy and astrophysics specifically, but i’ve been told by admin that the grade that we were accepting last year was B+~ A- (3.3-3.7) for internal transfers, but these averages do change from year to year, so keep that in mind. if you want something more accurate/ updated, you could always contact enrolment services directly!

    in terms of evaluating your GPA, they would be looking at your CGPA as well as your most recent annual GPA.

    when it comes time to apply, go see your registrar’s office to make sure you’re on track for your transfer. once that’s all settled, you’ll have to complete an online application right here.

    the next deadline for an internal transfer to UTSG is january 13th 2017 for a september 2017 start date.

    it will ultimately be up to you to decide whether you want to major, minor, or specialize in astronomy and astrophysics, but since astronomy and astrophysics subject POSt’s are all part of type 1, you can apply following the completion of 4.0 FCE’s.

    best of luck! i hope you get in and become the new neil degrasse tyson.


    peace and love,



  • campus,  internal transfer,  rules,  St. George,  Transferring,  UTSC

    sticky situation


    So I originally enrolled at UTSC because I had missed the application
    deadline for SG. I decided to start in Scarborough and brave the commute (I
    live downtown) for a year to hopefully try for an internal transfer later.
    I dilly-dallied and decided I enjoyed Scarborough bc of a course offered
    (IDS) but then started to hate the commute and now want to return to my
    original idea of transferring.

    My question is about courses at another campus:
    I have the intention of transferring (again missed the deadline last year
    BC I thought I liked Scarborough) so ideally I would like to gather
    downtown courses this year so i can transfer in my third year.
    So. I currently have 3 utsc FCE’s (from 2015/2016) and took 1 FCE this
    summer at SG. As of this fall, I enrolled in 2 more FCE’s on the st.george
    campus, but have a sneaking suspicion that I am in violation of the rules
    for taking courses at another campus.

    On the office of the registrar website it states:
    “Courses at UTM or St. George
    You can take a maximum of 5.0 credits at another U of T campus (or 1.0
    credit if you have completed fewer than 4.0 credits) as a UTSC student.”
    I SWEAR I had spoken with a councilor who said I could only take 1 FCE in
    the first year only. NOT that I needed to also complete at least 4.0 FCE at
    utsc. What is your understanding of this rule? Can I appeal? I am enjoying
    my courses and do not want to be removed.



    you, my friend, are in a sticky situation! i honestly wasn’t sure if i should answer this question because i thought you would be removed from your courses by now, but since i haven’t heard anything about you being removed, i’m going to assume you’re still in your st. george courses.

    you are, indeed, in violation of a rule at U of T, but at the same time, getting kicked out of your courses this far in would suck.


    first, go back to your counsellor and be all, “yo wut?”

    okay, but seriously.

    in regards to your inquiry, i called the utsc registrar’s office and asked what they thought about your situation. based on what they told me, it seems like you have two options.

    first, (10/10 would recommend) you can call admissions at st. george to let them know about your intentions to transfer. in this scenario, you would probably have to tell them the number of FCE’s you have completed at scarborough and st. george. they may even subsequently remove you from your courses if they ask for your student number.

    on the other hand, it is also possible that they may make an exception for you if they know you’re thinking of transferring to st. george eventually. you’ll still have to wait until the next deadline (january 13th),  of course, but you may be able to keep the courses you’re in. you could definitely mention that you heard from your counsellor that it would be okay. i can’t guarantee that you’ll see this outcome, but you never know until you call!

    your second option, (1/10 would not recommend) is to not call at all. the course-remover people will eventually do their rounds and remove you from your st. george courses. after that, if you want to argue this, you’ll have to open up communication with the university and explain why you broke the rules. i can’t speak on behalf of the course-removing people, but if i were in their shoes, i would be less forgiving if it seems like you knowingly broke the rule and didn’t seek out any guidance or resources.

    if i were you, i would call admissions to see what they can do for you. you may be surprised at what they have to say. if they end up removing you from courses because you called, that blows, but remember, it would’ve happened sooner or later.


    just be honest and come clean about your intentions instead of living in fear!

    i hope you do the right thing.




  • campus,  commerce,  rotman,  UTM

    the ultimate showdown

    Is Utm commerce inferior to Rotman commerce? What are the significant differences?



    i’m going to present you with all the relevant information so that you can make your own informed opinion about the two programs. since i’m not in commerce, i don’t actually have my own opinion, and even if i did think one was better, i can’t actually tell you because i’d have some very angry people dressed in suits knocking on my door.

    Suits hell tv reaction usa

    that being said, i’m going to lowkey paraphrase an aska post from 2 years ago because they gave great info. don’t worry, this is not me throwing subtle shade at you for not looking through old posts. it took some digging to find!

    the main difference between UTM commerce and Rotman commerce are in the requirements needed. Rotman’s requirements can be found here and UTM requirements can be found here. if you are thinking of applying after first year, you’ll see a difference in the minimum grade requirements. you can take a look at both of them and see which one seems better suited for you.

    do keep in mind that if you are accepted to Rotman, you will not be able to take any RSM classes at UTM or at UTSC.

    the main takeaway of this post is: Rotman has a reputation that can’t be ignored; it is no doubt one of the best undergraduate business programs in canada. that being said, UTM is definitely part of this reputation, considering the fact that it is a branch of one of the best universities in canada. at any rate, whichever one you choose, you’ll get an excellent education, just because it’s still at U of T.

    i would highly recommend that you try to reach out to both schools for more information. a cool thing about Rotman is that they have student ambassadors who would be happy to connect with you and tell you more! for UTM, i would recommend that you direct your general inquiries to the department of management, which you can find here. you might also find it worthwhile to check out both campuses to see which one you like more! U of T campus tours are a great place to start.

    i wish you all the best in your commercial endeavours!



  • alcohol,  campus,  partying

    staying safe is staying great

    I have three night classes at uoft psych, women and gender and anthropology… I’m a little worried walking from the buildings to the subway when it gets dark being a tiny female… Is there any tips to stay safe? And is it pretty busy at night?



    i’m no overenthusiastic women’s self-defense coach from a 90s sitcom, but as a veteran commuter, i do have a few tips that have worked out well for me:

    1. when you’re walking, be present.

    be aware of your surroundings when you walk. if you’re staring down at the ground and shuffling along, you’ll be less aware, which is unsafe. walk like you could eat a bear at the slightest provocation. walk like you’ve killed a man with your thumb. walk like a murderess.

    2. walk with a friend.

    if you’re leaving an evening class, chances are there will be other people heading to the subway station like you. meet a couple of them and walk together. it may even blossom into a friendship – even if it doesn’t, you won’t have to walk with them for more than ten minutes.

    3. if you have to walk alone but you feel very uncomfortable with it, consider using walksmart. this is campus police’s service which allows students to request patrollers to walk with you wherever you need to go on campus.

    4. try and stay in well-lit areas.

    Queen’s Park tends to get a bit dodgy at night, but ever since they put up lights, it’s been a lot less daunting to cross. most other places on campus are well-lit, but if you can avoid going into an unlit field or back alley, then do that.

    5. familiarize yourself with the emergency phones and where they are located on campus.

    6. put campus police’s emergency and non-emergency numbers into your phone, so you can call them quickly should you ever need to.

    7. get to know the campus.

    as well as generally needing to know where you’re going so you can get to class and lunch and your casual origami club meetings, being confident in where you’re going will help you look and feel more confident when you’re walking around campus at night, too.

    8. don’t do stupid s#!t.

    this may seem obvious to you, but bad things tend to happen when you do bad things. not doing bad things will keep you a lot safer in most situations.

    firstly, and above all, you should NOT DRINK UNDERAGE. I DON’T CARE IF YOUR FRIENDS ARE DOING IT. DON’T DO IT. you think you can handle the alcohol – you can’t. you’re not going to look cool. you’re going to look very, very dumb. trust me.

    however, if you must drink (which you shouldn’t):

    DO go dancing/drinking/partying with friends you trust not to abandon you, vomiting, on the side of the road.

    DO have emergency numbers in your phone, as per #6.

    DO NOT get blackout drunk in an anonymous location in the city. know where you are at all times. don’t drink past your limit.

    DO NOT mix drinks – it’s dangerous because you could underestimate how much alcohol you’ve ingested, since different drinks have different alcohol content.

    finally: i know it might seem a little counterproductive to say this after giving all those tips, but don’t be super worried. the campus is safe. as long as you exercise reasonable caution, and especially if you do everything i listed, you can consider yourself safe and secure on campus.



    P.S. i know the title doesn’t rhyme. shut up. art doesn’t have to rhyme.

  • campus,  maps


    I have a question about back to back courses. I have psych at 11 (it’s one hour for that day)and then a first year foundations at 12. Is it horribly hard to sprint across campus in like 1 second….


    hey there,

    i guess it depends on what you mean by ‘across campus.’ most buildings are within 10 minutes of each other, but if you’re trying to get from, say…isabel bader to earth sciences in ten minutes, you may have to book it.

    fortunately, university lectures are not like high school classes. in the unlikely event that you need to dip out from your psych class five minutes early to get to your college one class, no one’s going to chew you out about it. (unless you’ve got an especially crabby professor).

    also, if you’re going to be near the city in the summer, i would highly recommend practising your route between classes. once the timetable is updated with lecture locations, use the uoft map to figure out where all your classes will be. then get on campus and trace your steps. the surer you are about where you’re going, the faster you’ll go.

    or you could just hire a runner to carry you on their back.



  • campus

    a tour of the uoft tours

    Hi aska I signed up for one of those student tours where you get put into a group with a student leader at U of t and you get to meet with a recruitment officer as well. Could you give me a rundown of what that whole thing is like?


    hey there,

    it’s pretty much like any other kind of tour. you know, bit of history about each building you visit, and some highlights of the infinite cool services and programs that different departments and colleges offer.

    i know for sure, for example, that robarts library is a stop on the tour. also, there will be a focus on undergrad opportunities, so if you’re going into first year, the tour will be ideal for you.

    (they probably won’t stop at my personal favourite service, the starbucks inside of robarts, so here’s a shout-out to the folks over there from yours truly. you guys do great work.)

    my top tip would be to come with some questions prepared. tours are a great opportunity to ask questions, and because the tour guides are uoft students, they likely have personal and in-depth knowledge of a lot of the places they’ll be talking about.

    also, if questions occur to you as the tour is happening, don’t be shy to ask those, either.

    talking to a recruitment officer is something i did not know they did, but i think it’s a fabulous idea. all your sort of nit-picky admissions questions would be great to ask the recruitment officer. also, take notes! you likely will not remember everything they throw at you on the tour.

    the tour will be 1.5 hours long, so wear comfy shoes.

    also, the residences run their own tours of rez, so if you want to see that, you’ll have to book a separate tour.

    that’s the rundown! i hope you enjoy your tour. make sure to say hi to the second cup folks for me.



  • campus,  stress

    i wish i could bake a cake made out of rainbows and smiles

    I have a good three hours between some of my classes this year so I’m wondering where are some good, quiet places to let it all out at U of T. Preferably near the sciences (Queen’s Park, St. George) and with some nice comfy seats but I’ll settle for stairs…not like the ones at Sidney Smith though, I almost got trampled last year.

    Thank you,



    If you need to cry-cry, like wet-faced, snotty-nosed sort of crying because you’re like depressed and stuff, you can always head over to CAPS at the Koffler Centre.

    But if you just need a small secret place to let out all your feelings, my personal picks are

    • Queen’s Park. There are lots of crazies there. At least if you get seen crying in the middle of the day, then you’ll blend in.
    • One of the third floor balconies of Con Hall. Yes, this is mildly creepy, but as long as there’s no class going on, I’m pretty sure you’ll have the little space to yourself.
    • The park behind University of Toronto School, just north of Sussex and Huron. Just sit on the hill and cry. Not quite the “comfy seat” you’re looking for but it can suffice. Hills are lovely.
    • An abandoned classroom of UC. Not only will you get privacy in that no one will be around, but people will probably think you’re some kind of wailing ghost haunting UC and run the other way.
    • The staircases of SidSmith (if you’re willing to settle for a staircase).

    happy screeching,

  • campus,  studying

    places to study past the ttc on the way to your exam


    Where are the top 5 best places to study on campus EXCLUDING Robarts!



    Yo yo

    Am I right to assume that somebody has exams coming up?

    Anyhow, thanks for the question. I quite like this question. 😀

    So here are aska’s five favourite places to study on campus in no particular order.

    5) St. Mike’s, the coop — I wrote like four essays here and studied for a couple of exams. Now what I like about the coop is the lack of total silence. So if you’re a person who needs a liiiiittle bit of buzz around them to study, this place works. It’s essentially a large empty room with giant windows for two of the walls so there’s a lot of natural light. I suppose that can be a little distracting though if you’re the kind of person who needs to raise their head every time someone walks by…

    Also, there’s a Tims just down the street on Bay, and a sushi place I like to frequent just on Charles St. But yeah since it’s not exactly a “legit” study space, there aren’t many tables/chairs. I’d say that’s the only drawback. I mean there’s a sweet vending machine right outside to fulfill your Frito fix.

    4) Gerstein — I have a special place in my heart for Gerstein. It was the first library I ever sat around in while waiting to pass that boring one hour between Narrative and Intro to Sociology at con hall. I always liked the spot towards the end where there are bunch of windows so you can look out at the trees. (As an aside, this post is making me realize my weird love of windows.) Granted, I think something was wonky with my laptop at the time because then, for whatever reason, I just could noooot get wifi — or like, it kept going in and out until I got fed up and went to medsci.

    But aside from that spot, there’s also the room on the left-hand side. Um I think it was called the “reading room” or something like that, but yeah, it’s really pretty. Basically, it’s in the older part of the building. I like the quiet and the wide desks for my many disorganized papers.

    3) Pratt Library, where the heck ever — This is the place to go if you want utmost silence. Seriously. If you go to Pratt and like… cough, prepare to be on the receiving end of some dirty looks unless you’re in that open area on the bottom floor. But once you pass through the glass doors, it’s nice and quiet, assuming that’s what you’re looking for.

    For starters, there’s the bottom floor. As you know from the past two places, I like giant walls of windows to fulfill my daily quota for people creeping. You can get a nice individual carrel here to sit quietly and work your butt off.

    But if you’re too lazy to venture down the stairs, you can always stay on the main floor and go to that big room on the right-hand side. You can either use on the of the tables and spread your stuff all over even though you won’t use half of it (that’s how I get comfortable haha) or you can head past the shelves and hope there’s an empty little nook in the wall. I’d say the only downside of those spots is that sweet baby Jesus, the lights there are reaaaaaally bright. Granted, I tend to go to the library like first thing in the morning… hm.

    2) Munk Centre — It’s just so pretty. And serene. And pretty. Did I mention pretty? Now it’s soooort of gated off so I’m not particularly sure who gets access to it, but I know I did for the past semester because I had a class there. Granted, said class required me “signing in,” but for the most part… if you must “sneak in,” just don’t look sketchy and all should be fine. But yeah, it’s just so lovely.

    This particular place is an outdoors one. So if it’s a warm April — which I suppose we haven’t had in a while — or you just want to do some reading in September, or heck, you just have summer classes, this place is nice. I like the sound of the water from the fountains just drowning out the zooming cars on Hoskin and the construction on Devonshire.

    But yeah, like I said, this place’s perfection totally just relies on the weather sooooo.

    1) Innis College, third floor carrels — This would have to be my favourite place if I had to pick anything on the west end of campus. I’ve spent the past three years heading here between classes just because I find it to be incredibly overlooked!

    Now it’s a liiiiittle quiet, but for the most part, I tend to listen music anyway. You get a large carrel all to yourself, a nicely padded spinny wheely chair, and best of all, diiim liiiights. I think my favourite part of the place has to be the dim lights. It’s just such a cozy place. I suppose its downside is the fact that said coziness also makes you want to fall asleep. Then downstairs, there’s the Innis Cafe with its delicious chicken kebabs and fresh orange juice.

    And there you have it — aska’s five favourite study nooks on campus. Or well, some of them.

    There are a lot more like the little roomie things around the staircase at the Bahen Centre, the fifth floor of Robarts (granted, you said no Robarts), the grass outside of Robarts by Sussex and Huron, second floor of Kelly Library, Wymilwood Cafe at not-lunch hours, and so on.

    It’s kind of hard to tell YOU where to study since finding that perfect spot comes with soooo many factors.

    Where is the nearest bathroom? How quiet is it there on a scale of Pratt lower level to Kelly Cafe in the day time? Can I eat there? Is there any coffee shop/machine/whatever around? Are we allowed to talk? What are the chairs like? How big are the desks? Outlets? Good wifi connection? Lighting? Temperature? What part of campus? Blah blah blah.

    There’s just so much to consider!

    But or some other ideas, take a look at this three part post by Life @ UofT on “the best quiet spots on campus“! They have a loooot to look at so I’m sure that’ll be helpful too.

    hoping you find the perfect spot,

  • admissions,  campus,  colleges,  student groups

    the perks of being a uoft student


    I am going into gr.12 IB and I am REALLY interested in going to u of t. However, some people have told me that going to u of t is overwhelming and that it is only “worth it” if you can get into the private colleges. Could you give me a brief overview (regarding application, student life, academics) of trinity, rottman and woodsworth?

    Thanks, I hope I am not asking too much. I love your askastudent website, finding it very helpful!



    Hey Ellen,

    As someone who goes to U of T and has experienced its ups and downs for a lovely three and a half years, I want to tell you that contrary to the idea that U of T is only worth it if you’re in a private college, that is sooo untrue. Firstly, we don’t have private colleges. All seven of the colleges here, despite their varying sizes and apparent snobbishness, are accessible to anyone. Secondly, being in a larger college can be fun in terms of meeting new people.

    Your application really depends on what you’re aiming to take. For example, if you’re an Ontario student hoping to join the Humanities stream or the Social Sciences stream, we look at your top 6 grades (which must include grade 12 English). If you’re not an Ontario student, however, refer to the admissions site to get a vibe for what they want from you.

    Now student life is at U of T is always pretty active. Every college has its own student society and if you’re going to be part of residence, there will definitely be a council of sorts planning things for you there. Likewise, if you have any specific interests, there’s a huge number of student groups you can join. So if you like Hip Hop or helping children or even Quidditch, U of T probably has a club for it.

    The academics at U of T, like any other university, are quite rigorous. We are a very research-oriented institute and take pride in our work. I mean, there’s a reason we were once again named Canada’s number one university, so studying here won’t be a walk in a park, but it’ll definitely be worth it.

    As for the rundown on the colleges, refer to this post or just check out the ‘college’ tag for the website since there will probably a number of entries about them. Rotman, on the other hand, is not a college, but the larger name essentially for U of T’s business program.

    always happy to help,


  • admissions,  campus,  Transferring,  UTM,  UTSC

    campus switcheroo

    heyy, super helpful humanbeing!

    I want to ask one question. Can I transition from one U of T campus to another during my first year?

    Also, probably I wouldn’t have asked if I’d known where I can find info about transitioning on U of T website. Could you give me a link if there is one, please 🙂

    Thanks in advance!

    -confused humanbeing


    Hi there confused!

    What you’re asking about is called an internal transfer, and lots of students consider making such a campus-to-campus switch. The application to do as much is on the admissions website here, and you can apply as soon as today to start classes at a new campus next Fall. As to whether you can do that after just one semester, the answer is “no” for a couple of reasons. Enrolment services (the new, sexy title for “admissions”) will only accept transfer students after at least one year at any of the U of T campuses. Much like transferring universities, transferring campuses can only happen for September.

    Since admissions officers have only recently looked at your admission application, they want you to show improvement over a full year before looking at it again and re-assessing your acceptance for the various campuses.

    If you’re still bent on trying your luck, confused, your best bet is to contact admissions. I hope you’re charming!


    P.S. I’d like to correct the assumption that I am a “super helpful humanbeing.” I am, in fact, a super helpful cyborg. But thanks for the compliment!

  • art,  campus,  choosing

    a would-be potter debates U of T and UBC


    I was just wondering if there was a pottery club or a pottery studio on campus such as one in UBC? Also, for the radio station at UBC, they have a self published magazine, so I was just wondering if there were any magazines for U of T that mainly focus on students artists and bands? Thanks!


    It sounds like you should really be going to UBC, what with their pottery clubs and studios and artistic radio stations. I searched high and low for a pottery club here on campus (which we should have, since this school has friggin’ everything), and nothing came up! I know that there’s an installation for Visual Arts Students, which must mean there’s a studio somewhere – but nowhere, even Hart House, seems to list anything accesible to the whole campus. Luckily the Gardiner Museum is right next to Victoria College which does offer a bevy of sculpture/pottery classes open to the public if that’s your thing.

    I know for a fact that The Varsity produces an annual arts magazine that is pretty damn incredible, which focuses on Toronto arts and culture (including bands and artists). You can read a past issue here. That issue is usually produced in January and would be a great thing to get involved with. Otherwise, there’s a ton of campus media and a tremendous radio station at U of T as well as a million other student groups and organizations. I recommend going through this exhaustive list to get started, though you can’t beat BC for rainforests, foilage and other special…er, greenery.

    xoxo, Askastudent