How can I contact Registrarial Services during the strike, and what are their hours of operation?
Registrarial Services remains open during the strike and will provide services as normal. If you want to check their hours of operation or have questions regarding courses and enrollment, your academic program, exams and tests, graduation or petitions, contact Registrarial Services in person, via phone or by email.
If you are a student at the Glendon campus, visit the Glendon website for a list of service providers.
How can I contact the Office of Student Community Relations during the strike, and what are their hours of operation?
The Office of Student Community Relations (OSCR) remains open during the strike and will provide services as normal. Visit the OSCR website for a complete list of resources and services provided and to check their hours of operation. You may also contact the OSCR by phone at 416-736-5231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org during regular business hours.
How can I contact the Sexual Violence Response Office during the strike, and what are their hours of operation?
The Sexual Violence Response Office (SVRO) remains open during the strike and will provide services as normal. If you need support, you can contact SVRO 24/7 by calling 416-736-5211 or by emailing email@example.com. You can visit the office in person at W128 Bennett Centre for Student Services during the week. Visit the SVRO website for a complete list of services and resources and to check their hours of operation.
What services will the Career Centre provide students during the strike?
The Career Centre will be offering the following activities and options for students:
- Students with scheduled appointments have the option of attending them in person or conducting them via telephone, e-mail or video chat. Students with scheduled appointments will be contacted directly and presented with these options.
- The following sessions, originally designed as in-person workshops will be offered in webinar format for students who may not wish to come to campus:
- TASTE bite-sized mentoring opportunities will take place throughout the month of March as these activities take place off campus.
- We are offering extended Drop-in Sessions in person and via webinar. Students may drop-in to speak with a Career Educator in person to get advice and feedback about their job search, find out about career development and job search resources and supports, or get quick tips for their résume or cover letter. Drop-ins are 15-minutes and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. In the event we have students waiting, students will be asked to discuss only one main concern. Drop-ins are available at:
- The Red Zone in Vari Hall on Tuesdays from 10am -12pm
- The Learning Commons at Scott Library on Thursdays from 1-3pm
- The Career Centre (extended hours to be posted on the Career Centre website)
- We will also be offering drops-in via live webinar on March 15th from 11am-1pm and on March 22nd from 11am – 12pm. Once students register for these webinar drop-ins through the Career Centre's online systemand they will receive login instructions.
What transportation resources can I utilize during the labour disruption?
My courses have been suspended and I haven’t been coming to campus. Can I return the unused portion of my Meal Plan?
Yes, any unused portion can be returned. Please contact Food Services to return the unused portion of your Meal Plan.
I am still attending my classes. Will restaurants and food service outlets be open on campus?
Yes. Food Services has confirmed that restaurants and food service outlets will be operating during the labour disruption; however, some are operating on a modified schedule. Please visit the Food Services website for hours of operation and details.
NEW: Will I still be able to use my Meal Plan after April 25?
If you purchased a Meal Plan for the Fall-Winter 2017-2018 session, you may continue using it until the completion of the Winter term and examination period following the conclusion of the labour disruption.
Please review the information about additional bursary support on the Financial Aid & OSAP FAQ page should you require financial assistance covering non-tuition related costs as a result of the disruption.
Will Athletics & Recreation switch to summer hours during the labour disruption?
No. During the disruption, Athletics & Recreation will continue to operate according to the regular Fall/Winter schedule to provide students with as many recreation, wellness and sport options as possible. Please visit the Athletics & Recreation website for a list of activities, fitness classes and equipment available.
Will I be charged library fines during the labour disruption?
No. While overdue notices may continue to be issued for library materials, no fines will accrue on any material.
The Libraries will remain open during the disruption. After the labour disruption ends, there will also be a grace period to give students sufficient time to return their materials. Please visit the Library Services website for more information about library operations during the labour disruption.
I’ve been renting my textbooks from the bookstore during the labour disruption. Now that the term has been extended, I still need my texts for my courses. Will I be subject to non-return fees?
No. The date by which rentals are due has been extended to accommodate the labour disruption and students will not be charged a non-return fee if you return your texts by April 23.
NEW: Will my locker rental in Tait Mackenzie be extended during the labour disruption?
Yes, the locker clear-out program which traditionally ends the Fall/Winter semester on April 30th is presently suspended indefinitely. If you have a locker rental you should have received an email confirming that your rental period has been extended until further notice. Further developments relating to the locker rental program will be communicated when available. Should you have any questions please contact Tait McKenzie Client Services at (416) 736-2100 extension 55185.
NEW: PARKING PERMIT OPTIONS FOR STUDENT PERMIT HOLDERS AFFECTED BY THE STRIKE
The following options are now available to students who have parking permits that would normally have expired on April 30, 2018 and whose courses have been suspended or who have chosen not to participate in courses that are continuing.
I purchased a permit that expires on April 30 and will be participating in courses during the extended term and exam period. What will happen to my parking permit?
- Students who retain their Winter 2017 parking permit that normally expires on April 30, 2018 will have their permit automatically extended until the end of the extended exam period at no additional cost. No action is required on your part for this extension.
I returned my permit for a refund in April but did not participate in courses in March. What will happen with my account?
- Students who returned their parking permit for a refund in April will also receive a credit on their Parking account for the month of March. The credit may be used during the 2018/19 academic year toward the purchase of a parking permit.
I did not return my parking permit in March or April and I have not participated in courses since the strike began. If I do not need a parking permit during the Winter term extension period, can I obtain a credit?
- Students who have not participated in courses since the strike began, and who do not require parking during the extension period, have until May 11, 2018 to return their parking permit to receive a credit on their Parking account for March and April. Permits must be returned to Parking Services in person or by mail and must be postmarked by May 11, 2018. The credit may be used during the 2018/19 academic year toward the purchase of a parking permit. If you require parking during the Winter term extension period, you will need to purchase a permit for the applicable period.
Parking Services’ regular permit purchase and refund policies will apply to all permits purchased after May 1, 2018.