Student Voices

  • Good advice for us all

    I read the Life @ U of T blog regularly – interesting stories, great tips about campus life – but I found Sarah’s post this week particularly moving. It was a genuine “I’ve been there!” kind of feeling. Because yes, I’ve been there. My undergraduate degree took a rather long time (I will, at long […]

  • Grand Opening: CTSI, Robarts Library Reference Services and new student study areas

    It started with a need for new student spaces. After conducting focus groups, surveys and consultations with students, we knew U of T students wanted study spaces with natural light, comfortable seating, access to computers and wireless networks, and conveniently located to other resources (e.g. books). Thanks to a generous donation by Russell and Katherine […]

  • Well, there’s a map for that….

    We discovered this map (“Origins of First-Year Undergraduates at U of T”) on President Naylor’s blog. It is wonderfully addictive! There is one student from Iceland. 303 students from Vancouver. Two students from Senegal. Two students from Bermuda. Not only am I reminded of the diversity of people and cultures who attend the University of […]

  • My Life is Average (Part 3): How Did I Choose?

    by Tian-Yuan Zhao (Music & Electrical and Computer Engineering) This year, CTSI has worked with students to explore their perspective on learning at UofT. This blog post is the third in a series showcasing a student’s view of UofT, continuing with why he chose his major. Often times I’ve been asked, “Tian, why did you […]

  • My Life is Average (Part 2): Finding Harmony

    by Tian-Yuan Zhao (Music & Electrical and Computer Engineering) This year, CTSI has worked with students to explore their perspective on learning at UofT. This blog post is the second in a series showcasing a student’s view of UofT, continuing with how co-curricular activities have shaped his experience. Ever since I started university, I knew […]

  • “My Life is Average”: A Student’s Perspective

    “My Life is Average” by Tian-Yuan Zhao (Music & Electrical and Computer Engineering) This year, CTSI has worked with students to explore their perspective on learning at UofT. This blog post is the first in a series showcasing a student’s view of UofT, beginning with what brought him to study at UofT. There exists an […]

  • Office Hours and Talking to Professors

    In conjunction with Student Life, CTSI has been working on a series of videos for students visiting instructors during office hours. On the Student Life side, these videos are a part of their Talking to Your Professors campaign that offers tips and strategies for students who feel shy or uncomfortable (or overwhelmed) about approaching faculty. […]

  • Thank Your Teacher Today

    Do you have a favourite teacher? The one (or maybe more than one) who made the difference in your education? Perhaps it was a different approach to teaching (my grade six teacher, Mr. Zettle, helped me see that learning could be an adventure. He was enthusiastic about every subject and taught us integers by turning […]

  • UpbeaT: Yes, learning can be fun!

    When was the last time you visited a farmer’s market? Or mixed up sugar with salt when you were baking a cake? Or made peanut butter from scratch? For one class at UofT, all these things have already been transformed into learning experiences. UofT Student Life blogger Erin, with UpbeaT, shows us a fun side […]

  • TA Day 2011

    TA Day 2011 was held on Sept. 1st. It was the perfect way to kickoff the month of September and the back to school season at U of T. As a trainer with the TATP, I find that TA day is an interesting opportunity to meet returning and new TAs. While TAs are often very […]

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