Student Resources and Supports
It’s not unusual to be dealing with challenges that can impact your performance in the program. We encourage you to review the various supports and resources available to you.
You can also find out more about the available resources through the:
The Graduate Coordinator is a faculty member who takes responsibility for dealing with program/curriculum issues pertinent to a particular year. The Graduate Coordinator is available to meet with you at any time regarding issues related to the program, financial issues or personal matters. For 2023-2024, the Graduate Coordinator is Professor Jaimie Coleman.
Messages for faculty can be left in faculty mailboxes. However, e-mail is one of the easiest and preferred ways to leave a message for faculty. You may also call the faculty member directly and leave a voice-mail message.
Bulletin Boards on the 7th Floor
Bulletin boards are arranged according to year. Please consult the boards regularly as important information (e.g., clinical education information, job postings, events, etc.) is posted on a regular basis.
Health, Well-Being & Safety
- The Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office addresses discrimination and harassment.
- The Campus Community Police can be contacted at any time for personal safety issues, crime, insecure premises, noise complaints and non-life-threatening violations of federal, provincial laws, municipal by-laws & university policies.
- The Community Safety Office responds to personal safety concerns.
- Counselling: Laurie Coleman provides individual counselling/psychotherapy. You can book an appointment by calling 416-978-8030 dial option 5 and identify yourself as a PT student.
- The Family Care Office (FCO) assists students balancing family responsibilities with education.
- First Nations House (FNH) provides culturally supportive student services and programs for Indigenous students.
- The Gerstein Centre offers free crisis intervention services to adults living in the City of Toronto who experience mental health problems.
- Good2Talk offers free, confidential support services for post-secondary students in Ontario.
- As a Physical Therapy student, you have coverage for some medical and dental expenses through the UT GSU Health & Dental Insurance Plan.
- Health and Wellness offers confidential health care, including mental health services.
- The Multi-Faith Centre encourages interfaith dialogue and spiritual development.
- Telus Health Student Support provides students with immediate and/or ongoing confidential, 24-hour support in multiple languages.
- The Sexual and Gender Diversity Office provides resources, promotes equity and challenges discrimination.
- The Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre supports students who have been impacted by sexual violence or sexual harassment.
- Student Life Programs and Services provides academic, health and personal support services.
- Visit Student Mental Health Resources for comprehensive information on mental health and wellness resources.
- The Toronto Distress Centre provides a telephone crisis hotline.
- The Toronto Police Services provides emergency and non-emergency police services within the City of Toronto.
- The TravelSafer program escorts students to and from any campus location.
You can find information on campus residences, lists of rooms, apartments, and houses for rent, and lists of students seeking roommates using the University of Toronto’s Housing Services. This site also has valuable information regarding rights, and responsibilities as tenants.
Graduate House Residence
Graduate House Residence is a ten-minute walk to any point on the campus. It is designed with three- and four-bedroom apartment style suites for full-time graduate and second-entry professional students. Demand always exceeds spaces so apply as early as possible.
There are a number of residence facilities in downtown Toronto that are not owned or operated by the University of Toronto or any of the city's other post-secondary institutions. These residences accept applications from all University of Toronto students as well as students from other post-secondary institutions and, in some cases, the public. The residences vary in location, facilities, and cost.
University Family Housing
The University has a limited number of unfurnished apartments for full-time students who need a place that can accommodate a spouse/partner and/or children. You should complete an application as soon as possible to increase the chances of obtaining a spot.
Research & Academics
Academic Success Centre
The Academic Success Centre (ASC) supports you to achieve your highest possible learning potential.
Accessibility Services (AS) provides services for students with permanent or short-term disabilities.
The Career Centre offers employment and volunteer listings, workshops, a library and a resume clinic.
Faculty of Medicine Research Office (FMRO)
This FMRO site provides varied information on research ethics and provides links to the Faculty of Medicine’s policies on Ethical Research and Guidelines to Address Research Misconduct.
Gerstein Science Information Centre
Gerstein provides research help and online tutorials, including PDF documents and training videos, for many research databases and article and journal resources. Research help is available in person at the Gerstein Information Desk as well as by appointment.
Graduate Centre for Academic Communication
The Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC), provides advanced training in academic writing and speaking.
Intellectual Property Guidelines
You need to understand and follow Intellectual property guidelines within the framework of research policies of the University of Toronto.
The Office of Research Ethics
The Office of Research Ethics at the University of Toronto provides information for faculty and students conducting research.
TCPS 2—Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (2010)
This guidance document contains detailed information on ethical issues in human subjects’ research.
Writing at the University of Toronto
The University of Toronto writing website contains tips on academic writing, links to other web resources and further information.
Support for Instances of Learner Mistreatment
The Department of Physical Therapy is committed to enabling a positive learning and working environment for everyone in our community. We support an integrated approach to addressing learner concerns that champions the principles articulated in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine Learner Mistreatment Guideline which describes the steps that will be taken to support learners that witness or experience mistreatment
Follow the link to learn more about discussing, disclosing or reporting instances of learner mistreatment.
The University of Toronto Campus Safety is dedicated to creating a safe, secure and equitable environment for students, staff, faculty and visitors.
The Campus Safety website has programs and supports for personal safety including:
- Travelsafer - A Building Patroller or Special Constable will escort you to and from any location on campus and abutting TTC stations for added peace of mind.
- Personal safety tips on theft prevention, bike safety, personal safety resources and a buy and sell exchange zone.
There is also a U of T Safety app you can download on your phone from the App Store or Google play