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. Fall 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 - Thursday September 19, 3-4 pm in WS2007
  • Planning for U of T Medical School Requirements - Thursday October 10, 3-4:30 pm in BN302
  • Planning for U of T Physical Therapy Requirements - Thursday October 24, 3-4:30 pm in BN302

One-on-one Appointments

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

Drop-in meetings are available on Monday mornings between 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Thursday afternoons between 1:30 - 4:30 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 24 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. Fall term 2019 workshop, study hub, and appointment opportunities are listed below.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS SKILLS WORKSHOPS

All workshops are tailored to the needs of KPE undergraduate students and will take place at the Faculty. Fall 2019 workshop offerings are listed below. Online registration will open one week prior to the workshop.

  • Reading and Note Taking - Thursday September 12, 3-4 pm in BN304
  • Preparing for Midterms - Thursday October 3, 3-4 pm in WS2007
  • Time Management - Thursday October 17, 3-4 pm in WS2007
  • Final Exam Preparation - Thursday November 21, 3-4 pm in WS2007
  • Final Exam Preparation - Thursday November 28, 3-4 pm in WS2007

Study Hubs

Looking for a distraction-free environment to study? Come to the KPE Study Hub!

The Study Hub is a quiet and welcoming space which will allow you and a supportive community of peers to complete readings, work on assignments, and prepare for exams with the support of a Learning Strategist, Jasjit Sangha. You are welcome to come and go at your convenience.

  • Thursday October 3, 2-3 pm in WS2007
  • Thursday October 10, 2-4 pm in WS2007
  • Thursday October 17, 2-3 pm in WS2007
  • Thursday October 24, 2-4 pm in WS2007
  • Thursday October 31, 2-4 pm in WS2007
  • Thursday November 7, 2-4 pm in WS2007
  • Thursday November 14, 2-4 pm in WS2007
  • Thursday November 21, 2-3 pm in WS2007
  • Thursday November 28, 2-3 pm in WS2007
  • Thursday December 5, 2-4 pm in WS2007
  • Thursday December 12, 2-4 pm in WS2007

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 fall 2019 term on most Tuesday and Friday mornings, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 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: Jasjit Sangha

Dr. Jasjit Sangha is a Learning Strategist with Academic Success and the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. She has also worked as a Learning Strategist with Accessibility Services and the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. She brings comprehensive experience to her work with students through her background in adult learning, student development, mindfulness, and equity and inclusion. Her knowledge is also informed by her work teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. Jasjit completed her Ph.D. in Adult Education through OISE / U of T. 

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. Fall term 2019 workshop and appointment opportunities are TBD.

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.

ONE-ON-ONE APPOINTMENTS

Half hour, one-on-one career advising appointments will be available in the fall term (locations and dates TBD). 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: TBA

 


Graduate

Professional Development Workshops

GRADUATE SEMINARS 2019-2020

Fall 2019 Seminars TBA

Winter 2020 Seminars TBA

 


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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