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 2020 group advising sessions are listed below along with slides from past sessions. Online registration will open one week prior to the session. Slides from all presentations will be provided online.

  • GPA & Academic Status - Monday January 27, 2-3 pm in BN304
  • Planning for Second Year and Beyond - Monday March 2, 2-3 pm in BN304
  • Planning for Third Year Choices - Thursday March 12, 11:30 am-12:30 pm in BN302
  • Planning for Fourth Year and Graduation - Wednesday March 18, 4-5 pm in BN302
  • Arts & Science Minors - Click for past presentation
  • Planning for U of T Medical School Requirements - Click for past presentation

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. Winter term 2020 workshop, drop in, 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. Winter term 2020 workshop offerings are listed below. Online registration will open one week prior to the workshop.

  • Stress Management for Academic Success - Thursday February 13, 2-4 pm in BN304
  • Stress Management for Academic Success - Thursday February 27, 5-7 pm in WS2007

Drop-in Chat

Join KPE's Learning Strategist, Jasjit Sangha, for an informal group chat about the topics that are important to you. Topics may include, but are not limited to: Time management, Note taking, Managing stress, Preparing for exams, Multiple choice exam questions, Concentration and motivation.

  • Thursday mornings 11 am-12 pm starting on January 16 in room BN223 (except Mar. 19)
  • Thursday afternoons 1:30-3 pm starting on January 16 in room BN223 (except Jan. 23, Feb 13, & Mar. 19

No registration is required. 

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 term 2020 on most Tuesday and Friday mornings, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in room BN223.

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. Winter term 2020 workshop and appointment opportunities are listed below.

CAREER Education 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.

  • Resumes and Cover Letters - Wednesday January 22, 2:30-3:30 pm in TBA
  • Exploring Career Options for KPE Students - Wednesday March 4, 2:30-3:30 pm in TBA

ONE-ON-ONE APPOINTMENTS

Career advising appointments are for those facing challenges in identifying, strategizing, and moving forward in their own career journey. Half hour, one-on-one career advising appointments will be available in the fall term on most Wednesday afternoons between 1:30 - 3:30 pm in BN223.

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 mcauliffe

Mary McAuliffe is a Career Educator, Career Exploration & Education. In her role Mary works with undergraduate and postgraduate students to help them identify career exploration opportunities and navigate career decisions, through one on on appointments and workshops. Prior to her work at U of T, Mary worked as an HR consultant, corporate recruiter and job developer for a number of organizations, both domestically and internationally. She has a vast understanding of organizational culture and diverse recruitment and selection practices having worked in a wide range of sectors including Government, Not-for-profit, Education, I.T. and Banking. Mary holds an M.Sc. in Work and Organizational Psychology, together with Postgraduate Diplomas in Special Needs Education and Human Resource Management.  


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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