Student Services

Undergraduate

The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education offers a wide range of student support services to help you make the most of your university experience - inside and outside the classroom. Key supports are listed below.

Academic advising is delivered by KPE's Student Advisor via group advising and one-on-one private academic advising appointments. Review the information below for details about these support services.

Group Advising

Group advising is your opportunity to explore a topic of interest with KPE's Student Advisor and a group of peers. Group advising sessions will usually start with a brief presentation by the Student Advisor followed by a Q&A session and group discussion. Winter 2019 group advising sessions are listed below. Online registration will open one week prior to the session. Slides from all presentations will be provided online.

  • Arts & Science Minors - Tuesday January 15, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in TBA
  • Degree Planning for Medical School (U of T) - Monday January 21, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. in TBA
  • GPA and Academic Standing - Monday January 28, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in TBA
  • Planning for Second Year and Beyond - Tuesday March 12, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in TBA
  • Planning for Third Year Choices - Monday March 18, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in TBA 
  • Planning for Fourth Year and Graduation - Wednesday March 20, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in TBA

One-on-one Appointments

Private thirty-minute academic advising appointments are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays between 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and on Fridays between 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the KPE Registrar’s Office (BN110).

Drop-in appointments are available on Monday mornings between 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Academic advising is your opportunity to explore your personal strengths and dreams in a supportive environment to assist you with personal goal setting and decision making. Appointments are also recommended if you experience any challenges during your time at U of T. Please contact Darryl McSherry directly to make an appointment: darryl.mcsherry@utoronto.ca. Appointments may also be made via the front counter of the KPE Registrar's Office.

Your Academic Advisor: Darryl McSherry

Darryl has worked at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education for over 23 years in a variety of roles and as of November 1, 2014 holds the position of Student Advisor in the Office of the Registrar. Darryl has extensive knowledge of the policy, programs and services of the Faculty and the University. Appointments with Darryl focus on your strengths, goals and priorities so you can make the most of your time at U of T.  

Darryl completed a B.A. degree in Geography and History at the University of Toronto and a B.Ed. at the University of Western Ontario. Darryl has also completed a course in Appreciative Advising with Florida Atlantic University.

Beyond the U of T campus, Darryl enjoys travel, cooking, gardening, outdoor activities, music, gaming and spending time with family and friends.

KPE in partnership with the Academic Success Centre offers a series of workshops and one-on-one academic success advising appointments with a learning strategist to support KPE undergraduate students' academic success goals. Winter term 2019 workshop and appointment opportunities are detailed below.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS SKILLS WORKSHOPS

All workshops are tailored to the needs of KPE undergraduate students and will take place at the Faculty. Online registration will open one week prior to the workshop.

  • Winter Workshops TBA

ONE-ON-ONE APPOINTMENTS

Learning strategist appointments are recommended for students who wish to achieve academic success in their university studies and improve their grades, learning skills and study habits. Private forty-five minute, one-on-one academic success advising appointments are available in the winter 2019 term on most Mondays (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.) and Thursdays (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.) in room WS2072.

To book an appointment with a learning strategist please email undergrad.kpe@utoronto.ca with your request. Ensure that you include the following information with your appointment request:

  • Full name
  • Student Number
  • UTORid
  • Name of the advisor you would like to meet with
  • Appointment dates and times that work for you
  • Topic(s) you would like to discuss during the appointment

 

Your Learning Strategist: Jacquelyn Laurenda

Jacquelyn earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts (English) from he University of Toronto. She has held a variety of leadership positions at Woodsworth College in which the primary objective has been to support students from varied, often non-traditional backgrounds. The guiding principle of her work in student services has always been to create an environment of inclusion and belonging. Jacquelyn's previous roles at the University of Toronto profoundly influenced her understanding of diverse learning experiences, and enhanced her awareness of the challenges many students face as they pursue higher education. Extremely grateful for her own degrees, which she obtained later in life than the 'norm', Jacquelyn is passionate about helping others understand their learning processes and potential so that they can access the education they want and deserve. In order to better help students facing educational obstacles, she is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Applied Learning Disability Studies. When she's not on campus, Jacquelyn enjoys spending time with her family, teaching and practicing Pilates, and traveling.

Academic Success Centre

All KPE undergraduate students have access to the services and programs offered at the Academic Success Centre. The Academic Success Centre is dedicated to making sure students achieve their highest possible learning potential. Please visit the Academic Success Centre website for more information.

KPE in partnership with the Career Exploration and Education at U of T offers a series of workshops and one-on-one career advising appointments with a career educator to support KPE undergraduate students' career goals. Winter term 2019 workshop and appointment opportunities are detailed below.

CAREER LEARNING WORKSHOPS

All workshops are tailored to the needs of KPE undergraduate students and will take place at the Faculty. Online registration will open one week prior to the workshop.

  • Winter Workshops TBA

ONE-ON-ONE APPOINTMENTS

Half hour, one-on-one career advising appointments are available on most Wednesday afternoons in the fall term between 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in WS2072. Career Advising appointments are for those facing challenges in identifying, strategizing, and moving forward in their own career journey. To book an appointment with a career educator please email undergrad.kpe@utoronto.ca with your request. Appointments can also be made in person in the KPE Registrar’s Office, room BN110 during office hours. Ensure that you include the following information with your appointment request:

  • Full name
  • Student number
  • UTORid
  • Name of the advisor you would like to meet with
  • Appointment dates and times that would work for you
  • Topic(s) you would like to discuss during the appointment

Your career educator: Mary Stefanidis

Mary is excited to be offering career development programming and 1-on-1 advising within the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education for the 2018 - 2019 school year. As an undergrad student, Mary was the president of the Innis College Student Society and worked within the department of Clubs & Leadership Development. Mary graduated with a B.Sc. in Psychology and Political Science and most recently graduated from a Masters in Student Development and Student Services in Post-Secondary Education from OISE. Previously working at the University of Waterloo with the Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Applied Health Science and the Faculty of Science, Mary brings with her 8+ years of facilitation and advising experience. Mary enjoys playing basketball, talking about social justice and listening to the podcast Radio Lab. She looks forward to supporting your career exploration by helping you make meaning of your academic, co-curricular and personal experiences.


Graduate

Professional Development Workshops

GRADUATE SEMINARS 2018-2019

4-5 pm 

Earth Science Building, Room ESB142 
33 Willcocks Street

Fall 2018 Dates:
October 1
November 5
December 3

Winter 2019 Dates (tentative):
January 7
February 4
March 4
April 1
May 6
June 3 

 


KPE Wellness Counsellor

The Faculty, in partnership with the U of T Health and Wellness Centre, offers confidential counselling services to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in KPE degree programs. 

Many students find it helpful to meet with a counsellor to learn how to manage stress around schedules, exams, relationships, or any unexpected challenge. Perla Pardias, RSW, is available to listen and help you identify strategies to enhance your own inner resources.  

To book an appointment, contact the Health and Wellness Centre at 416-978-8030 and ask to book a time with the KPE counsellor. Perla meets with students Monday - Friday at New College, 40 Willcocks St, 2nd Floor, Office of Residence and Student Life.


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