U of T's Student Mental Health web portal
This portal helps students find mental health supports at U of T.
It has search and filter functions that allows students to match their needs with the many types of supports available through the University and its community partners.
The Division of Engineering Science provides comprehensive support to all students throughout their academic careers.
Our dedicated staff includes highly trained and compassionate Academic Advisors eager to help students match their individual strengths and aspirations.
Our faculty members embrace an open-door policy that fosters a student-centered culture. Several activities run by staff and faculty encourage students to candidly express their thoughts and opinions.
EngSci-specific student resources include:
- Guided Engineering Academic Review Sessions (GEARS)
- NSight Peer-to-Peer Mentorship Program
- EngSci News weekly student newsletter
- EngSci Info Hub on Quercus (utorID login required)
- Option Lunches - a forum for Year 3 and 4 students to discuss the curriculum with the Chair of their major
- Workshops and seminars on career choices, graduate school, networking and job/graduate school application skills.
Find more resources on our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion page.
Mental Health & Wellness Resources
U of T Engineering is committed to fostering a culture of care and support. We strive to embed these principles into the ways we administer our programs and services. Through our current Academic Plan we have made a commitment to leverage and create resources, and develop policies and procedures to support mental wellness, assist students in need and promote healthy lifestyles.
Please see our Faculty's Mental Health & Wellness webpage for a list of current resources, and upcoming training and education opportunities.
U of T Health & Wellness Centre
The Health & Wellness Centre provides general medical services including health check-ups as well as mental health services such as counselling and group therapy. All students who have registered and paid fees at U of T are eligible for services.
The Centre is located at the Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College Street (2nd floor) and is open Monday to Friday.
Call 416-978-8030 (Monday to Friday between 9 am and 4:30 pm) to book an appointment with a doctor or counselor.
Dial 1-866-925-5454 to talk
Good2Talk is a free, confidential helpline providing professional counselling and information for mental health, addictions and wellbeing for post-secondary students in Ontario. Call the helpline at 1-866-925-5454, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
My SSP helpline for international students
Call 1-844-451-9700 (or 001-416-380-6578 outside North America)
My SSP provides international students with free, confidential, 24 hour support for any school, health, or general life concern at no cost and in over 140 languares. Call or chat with a counsellor directly from your phone whenever, wherever you are at 1-844-451-9700 (or 001-416-380-6578 outside North America).
Wellness programs at Hart House
Hart House hosts many fitness and wellness programs, including mindfulness meditation, fitness and nutrition workshops, sports programs, crafting, and more.
Get Moving with MoveU
MoveU is a U of T initiative to promote healthy living and a more active lifestyle across all three campuses. Visit the MoveU website for events and programs that will get you moving.
The NSight Mentorship Program is an EngSci student-run organization dedicated to helping first-year EngScis with their transition to University. The program pairs first-year students with upper-year mentors for guidance and help. Incoming students are invited to join this community at the start of the fall term. Follow Nsight on instagram at @nsightmentorship!
Guided Engineering Academic Review Sessions (GEARS)
GEARS connects Year 1 EngSci studentswith upper year students who can answer questions related to courses, the Engineering Science program and opportunities within Engineering and the University. GEARS Mentors represent different Majors, clubs & societies - some have completed PEY or summer research at U of T or abroad.
Benefits of attending GEARS include:
- Successful upper-year students provide guidance and support as you transition from high school into Engineering Science.
- Build a sense of community. Get to know your classmates and meet upper-year students.
- Develop key academic skills. Learn to integrate how to learn with what you need to learn to solve problems.
- All sessions are drop-in, no registration required. Unable to attend an entire session? Join GEARS for part of one.
- Judgement-free zone. No marks are issued and your attendance is not reported to your instructors.
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