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Greetings from Professor Dionne Pohler, Acting Director, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources (CIRHR)  

I would like to welcome new and returning CHRM program students to the 2020-21 academic year.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical importance of understanding issues related to the world of work—everything from compensation of essential workers, access to sick days, and legal obligations around workplace safety, to the design of remote working arrangements and policies like employment insurance and basic income. The CHRM program is a place to explore these topics and many others. 

The events planned throughout the year may look different this time around, but whatever their format, I encourage you all to take full advantage of these opportunities, including our two annual public lectures: the Morley Gunderson lecture celebrating work in labour economics and industrial relations and the Sefton-Williams lecture on trade unions and other labour issues. 

Whether online or in person, the real learning will, as always, occur in your courses and through your interactions with fellow students, teaching assistants, and professors.  I wish you all the best in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Professor Dionne Pohler, Acting DirectorCentre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources

The 2020-21 academic year will be different at the University of Toronto. Our community of students, faculty and staff will learn, teach, research and work in new ways. But what won’t change is our shared commitment to creating rich, inclusive environments for learning, and to pursuing research that unlocks solutions to global challenges, while protecting the health and safety of every member of our community.

Read the full roadmap for the University of Toronto here.

For the 2020 Fall and 2021 Winter session lectures and tutorials will be offered in one or more of the following modules:

  • Online - Synchronous: Course may be completed fully online; some required real-time activities will be held online, as scheduled in the timetable. 
  • Asynchronous: Course may be completed fully online without requirement for participation in scheduled, real-time activities. 
  • In Person: Some course activities will be held on campus at a set time as scheduled in timetable.

 

The University of Toronto has identified the following minimum technical requirements needed for students to access remote/online learning:

 

Requirement Windows-based PC Apple Mac/macOS-based PC
Operating System Windows 10 macOS X
Web Browser Firefox or Google Chrome Firefox or Google Chrome
Processor Intel Core i5 based model Intel Core i5 based model
RAM/Memory 4 GB 4 GB
Storage 5 GB of available space 5 GB of available space
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 1024 x 768
Connectivity Ethernet or WiFi; available USB port(s) to accommodate recommended accessories Ethernet or WiFi; available USB port(s) to accommodate recommended accessories

For additional information regarding recommended accessories, internet connectivity and frequently asked questions please visit this link.If you have additional questions, please contact your local IT St. George Campus help desk: help.desk@utoronto.ca

 

We know this situation brings uncertainty and stress for everyone – and some will experience this more than others. Please know that if you are struggling, there are resources and supports available.

Article: Managing stress and feelings of powerlessness can be a challenge in times of uncertainty. U of T’s Dr. Suze Berkhout shares seven tips for mentally coping with the challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The article can be found here.

We know that your academic pursuits are important to you and the University is committed to maintaining academic continuity. If you have questions about academic continuity and how your classes are affected during COVID-19, CHRM students should first review the upcoming registration and timetable information and contact the Program Office for additional help.

  • U of T My Student Support Program (U of T MySSP) provides University of Toronto students with immediate and/or ongoing confidential, 24-hour support for any school, health, or general life concern at no cost to students. You can call or chat with a counsellor directly from your phone whenever, wherever you are for a range of concerns.  Download the MySSP app: Apple App Store | Google Play and keep reading so that you understand what to expect.  You can also access the service 24/7 by calling 1-844-451-9700. Outside of North America, call 001-416-380-6578.
  • U of T has partnered with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to launch an online discussion forum where University of Toronto students can share stories about how they are dealing with their new reality.  This online peer-to-peer discussion offers space for support, encouragement, and to share experiences with managing  stress and anxiety related to the COVID-19 virus. Students can also get tips and suggestions for how best to cope in this difficult time. Students can sign up with their U of T email address to join the online discussion board, or view the topics and follow along without signing up. The forum will be monitored by social workers who can volunteer advice and refer students to additional mental health resources.
  • Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information. A Registered Nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
    Phone: 1-866-797-0000 or TTY: 1-866-797-0007
  • Toronto Public Health Hotline
    8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Call if you have questions about COVID-19.
    Translation is available in multiple languages.
    Telephone: 416-338-7600
    TTY: 416-392-0658
    Email: PublicHealth@toronto.ca

     

What programs/events/workshops are still running on my campus?  Many co-curricular events and workshops have moved online, so you’ve got fantastic content from all three campuses right at your fingertips. From Career Chats and Mindful Moments, to resources that help you do your best learning from home, you’ll find just what you need to stay motivated, focused and connected. See St. George Student Life.

How do I get help using library services and resources while the libraries are closed? How do I access print materials?  U of T Libraries has a dedicated student support page where you can find out how to chat with a librarian, do research, find old exams and more.

U of T has formed a partnership with HathiTrust Digital Library that gives current students and faculty access to more than 2.5 million digitized versions of the library’s in-copyright print books published before 2004 through the HathiTrust Digital Library.

To access, follow the instructions on the HathiTrust Digital Library terms of use page. The ETAS collection will only be available while library buildings remain closed.

Additional information on this service can be found on this webpage. Please contact your faculty liaison librarian or email libraryhelp@utoronto.ca for help finding a specific title.

Beginning June 22, Robarts Library will offer a Curbside Pickup Service for print books not available through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service. Students, faculty and staff are eligible to use this service. Initially, the service will only provide access to books housed in the Robarts Library building stack and storage locations, including in the East Asian Library within the building.

Do I need a doctor's note if I'm ill and can't attend class?  The University is temporarily suspending the need for a doctor’s note or medical certificate for absences from academic participation. Please use the Absence Declaration tool on ACORN to declare an absence if you require consideration for missed academic work. You are responsible for contacting your instructors to request the academic consideration you are seeking. Record each day of your absence as soon as it begins, up until the day before you return to classes or other academic activities.

Can I get my T-card and UofT email address before arriving on campus?  Yes. You can authenticate your TCard and get your U of T email address before arriving.  Having these tools will make it easier for you to connect with U of T and access resources. For full information, visit https://tcard.utoronto.ca/.  You can pick up your physical T-Card when you arrive on campus.

For more FAQs and up-to-date info please visit this link:  https://www.viceprovoststudents.utoronto.ca/covid-19/

Course Delivery Methods for the 2010 Fall and 2021 Wnter term:

  • Online - Synchronous: Course may be completed fully online; some required real-time activities will be held online, as scheduled in the timetable. 

  • Asynchronous: Course may be completed fully online without requirement for participation in scheduled, real-time activities. 

  • In Person: Some course activities will be held on campus at a set time as scheduled in timetable.

Each course will indicate the delivery method in the timetable.  Some courses may offer more than one delivery method; these are listed as two distinct lecture sections.   

For example, IRE339H1 (Fall term) will offer an in-person lecture section and an online synchronous lecture section.  

Students can enrol only in one of these sections.  The in-person sections have lower enrolments to allow the Faculty of Arts and Science to adhere to provincially mandated social distancing protocols.  

Students who are  not officially registered  in the in-person lecture section (or waitlisted for an in-person section) will not be allowed to attend the in-person class.  No exceptions.

The Winter session currently lists 2 delivery modes for each course offering.   The in-person delivery could change to online if Health advisories no longer permit an in-person course delivery.  Any changes to the delivery mode will be comunicated to students as soon as possible and posted on this page.  The days and times for IRE courses are unlikely to change at this stage.  

One: Select Courses

Review the information provided in the timetable to decide which courses you wish to take. Enrol only in program courses. Prerequisites, co-requisites and exclusions are listed in the timetable. Course descriptions must be carefully observed. Students who do not observe these regulations may be removed from courses at any time. Non-program courses will be removed at any time they are discovered and this may have fees implications.Double-check the time for courses you have chosen to avoid conflicts. ACORN does not check for time conflicts - it is your responsibility to create a conflict-free schedule, unless otherwise noted.Students using courses taken at another university (including the University of Toronto Mississauga and the University of Toronto Scarborough) to fulfill prerequisites must contact the offering department prior to enroling or immediately after enroling in the course to avoid being removed.

You are advised to register for all courses, including courses starting in January, on the following dates.  Some courses will fill on the first day of registration (including courses that begin in January!).

Two: Register in Courses

Registration Start Times: July 13 at 6 a.m. 
The last day to add courses or make section changes to F and Y courses is September 23, 2020; for courses that begin in January, the last day to add courses or change sections on ACORN is January 17, 2021. 
No course enrollment allowed on ACORN: July 30, August 4 and 6. On these days DO NOT try to add or cancel courses, or change or cancel "waitlisted" sections.

Three: Pay Fees 

To be registered for the summer session  you must both enrol in courses and pay or defer your fees by September 2, 2020 or risk being removed from classes! After this date, students who do not provide proof of payment or that their fees have been deferred.  If you have a UofT fees waiver, you must follow the instructions on the waiver and pay the incidental fees  by September 2, 2020 or risk being removed from classes.

Course removals:  Prerequisites, corequisites and exclusions must be observed. Students enrolled in courses for which they do not have the published prerequisites, or enrolled in courses that are not part of CHRM, will have their registration in those courses cancelled without warning at any time if such registation is discovered.  Students will be charged the appropriate fees according to the fees refund schedule.

Delivery Method for the 2020 Fall and 2021 Wnter term:

  • Online - Synchronous: Course may be completed fully online; some required real-time activities will be held online, as scheduled in the timetable. 

  • Asynchronous: Course may be completed fully online without requirement for participation in scheduled, real-time activities. 

  • In Person: Some course activities will be held on campus at a set time as scheduled in timetable.

Each course will indicate the delivery method in the timetable, below.  Some courses may offer more than one delivery method; these are listed as two distinct lecture sections.    For example, IRE339H1 (Fall term) will offer an in-person lecture section and an online synchronous lecture section.  Students can only enrol in one of these sections.  The in-person sections have lower enrolments to allow the Faculty of Arts and Science to adhere to provincially mandated social distancing protocols.  Students who are  not officially registered  in the in-person lecture section (or waitlisted for an in-person section) will not be allowed to attend the in-person class.  No exceptions.

The Winter session currently lists 2 delivery modes for each course offering.  The in-person course delivery could change to online pending provincial health advisories. The University of Toronto will monitor the situation and make a final determination sometime in the Fall term.  Any changes to the delivery mode will be communicated to students as soon as possible and posted on this page.  Please note that the days and times for IRE courses are unlikely to change at this stage (July 2, 2020).

IRE446H1:  Registration instructions are listed here.

Fall 2020
Course Code Title Lecture Section Delivery Day Time
IRE240H1F Introduction to Employment Relations LEC9101 SYNC Tuesday 1 pm to 4 pm
IRE242H1F HRM for IRHR Professionals LEC6101 SYNC Tuesday 5 pm to 8 pm
IRE260H1F Organizational Behaviour LEC6101 ASYNCH Monday 5 pm to 8 pm
IRE339H1F Labour Markets and Public Policy LEC0101 INPER Wednesday 2 pm to 5 pm
IRE339H1F Labour Markets and Public Policy LEC9101 SYNC Wednesday 2 pm to 5 pm
IRE342H1F Finance and Accounting for HR/IR Professionals LEC6101 SYNC Monday 6 pm to 9 pm
IRE348H1F Recruitment and Selection LEC6101 SYNC Wednesday 5 pm to 8 pm
IRE367H1F Compensation LEC6101 SYNC Thursday 5 pm to 8 pm
IRE430H1F Cdn Employment Law & the NonUnion Workplace LEC9101 SYNC Monday 10 am to 12 pm
IRE472H1F Negotiations LEC9101 SYNC Thursday 3 pm to 5 pm
Winter 2021
Course Code Title Lecture Section Delivery Day Time
IRE244H1S Labour Relations LEC6101 SYNC Thursday 6 pm to 9 pm
IRE244H1S Labour Relations LEC5101 INPER Thursday 6 pm to 9 pm
IRE260H1S Organizational Behaviour LEC9101 SYNC Tuesday 1 pm to 4 pm
IRE260H1S Organizational Behaviour LEC0101 INPER Tuesday 1 pm to 4 pm
IRE346H1S HR Planning & Strategy LEC6101 SYNC Tuesday 5 pm to 8 pm
IRE346H1S HR Planning & Strategy LEC5101 INPER Tuesday 5 pm to 8 pm
IRE347H1S Training & Development LEC9101 SYNC Monday 4 pm to 7 pm
IRE347H1S Training & Development LEC0101 INPER Monday 4 pm to 7 pm
IRE378H1S Employment Health LEC6101 SYNC Wednesday 5 pm to 8 pm
IRE378H1S Employment Health LEC5101 INPER Wednesday 5 pm to 8 pm
IRE379H1S Rsch Analytics for IRHR LEC9101 SYNC Wednesday 10 am to 1 pm
IRE379H1S Rsch Analytics for IRHR LEC0101 INPER Wednesday 10 am to 1 pm
IRE431H1S Cdn Labour Law & the Unionized Workplace LEC9101 SYNC Monday 10 am to 12 pm
IRE431H1S Cdn Labour Law & the Unionized Workplace LEC0101 INPER Monday 10 am to 12 pm
IRE446H1S Working as an Internal Org Consultant LEC9101 SYNC Tuesday 1 pm to 3 pm
IRE446H1S* Working as an Internal Org Consultant LEC0101 INPER Tuesday 1 pm to 3 pm
IRE494H1S Adv Topics:  Discrimination, Harassment and Violence  LEC9101 SYNC Monday 1 pm to 3 pm
IRE494H1S Adv Topics:  Discrimination, Harassment and Violence  LEC0101 INPER Monday 1 pm to 3 pm

*IRE446H1:  Registration instructions are listed here.

    [The Group B courses (ECO, SOC, STA) listed below have NOT been updated for 2020-21 yet; this will be added soon]

ACORN (Accessible Campus Online Resource Network) is the University's student information service. There are many self-serve functions on ACORN.

A step-by-step guide to the most commonly used features on ACORN

Logging In

Log in to ACORN using your UTORid and password. If you are a visiting student, you will first need to obtain your University of Toronto TCard (https://tcard.utoronto.ca/) and activate your UTORid before you can log in: https://www.utorid.utoronto.ca/

Normal Hours of Operation: ACORN is normally available 24 hours/7 days a week, aside from scheduled maintenance or technical reasons. 

Dashboarad: The dashboard/home page provides a quick glance of your calendar, registration status, financial account balance as well as key dates.

Profile & Settings: View and maintain your personal information: address, phone number, email address, emergency contact, other personal informationSet up direct deposit banking information

Academics

Enrol & Manage: This menu allows you to manage your program and course enrolments. You may view, add, modify or delete courses and programs during the appropriate times.  

View Timetable: View your weekly academic timetable, including your lectures, practicals and tutorials 

Planning Tools: Links to planning tools Degree Explorer, Course Finder, Transfer Explorer and Program Finder

Academic History: View/print your academic recent or complete history

Order Transcripts: Request your official transcript, view previous transcript requests

Graduation & Convocation: Confirm or cancel a request to graduate  

Finances

Financial Account: View your account details, payment history and fees invoice

Tuition Fee Deferral: Defer your tuition fees based on OSAP or other government financial aid

Tax Forms: View and print your T2202A form/other income T4A form for tax purposes

Logout

Once you have logged in, the session will remain active until YOU log out or the system finds it inactive. Be sure to log out after you're finished to protect your personal and academic information.


Important Notes

Changes are made in real-time.

Changes are recorded immediately on the student record system. You will know right away whether or not the transaction is successful.

View your courses in the Enrol & Manage menu

Always take a look at your courses in the Enrol & Manage: Courses menu after you add or cancel courses or make changes to verify you have done what you intended to do. You are charged fees for all courses in which you are enrolled. 

Cancellation of Your Last Course

ACORN will warn you if you are cancelling your last course. If you do not intend to take any other courses in the summer session, choose the "cancel registration" option. This will ensure that your fees account will be adjusted properly. If you intend to enrol in other courses later in the session, consult your College Registrar's office for advice.

Mailing Address and Contact Information

Be sure to keep all your contact information, including your Mailing Address, telephone number and U of T email, current on ACORN at all times. Communications from the University are sent to your U of T email address or Mailing Address only. The University is not responsible if these communications are not received because of incorrect information recorded on ACORN.

All students at the University of Toronto have a student account. To review your account balance and invoice, log in to your ACORN account and click on "Financial Accounts". Your student account is managed by Student Accounts, which is also referred to as the Fees Office. The Fees Office is responsible for your tuition and ancillary fees, processing payments, issuing refunds and applying service charges.

Fee payments must be made at a financial institution. The easiest way to do this is to set up a U of T account with your online banking service. Details on how to do this can be found on the Student Accounts website.

How and when to pay

For full payment instructions, see the Office of Student Accounts website. To be automatically registered for the fall-winter session you must enrol in courses AND pay at least the minimum first installment of your fees (or officially defer them) by September 2, 2020If your payment has not been received or officially deferred by September 2, you will be removed from your courses at any time. We will allow a processing time of 10 days for bank payments to be received by the University.

IMPORTANT: Students on waiting lists will be added to the course when space is made available at any time. You may not be able to get back into a course that you have been removed from because students on waiting lists may have filled the space created.

Students who have been removed from courses and had their registrations cancelled will have to show proof of payment before they can attempt to enrol in courses again. A late registration fee will also be charged. As the September 2 payment/deferral deadline approaches, ACORN will warn you that your registration is about to be cancelled when you log on, if your payment has not been received by the University.

You can check to see if you are registered on ACORN. Log on and select “Course Enrolment” from the main menu. Your registration is complete if your status shown is "Registered" for the current session. If your status is “Invited” you need to pay or defer your fees or you risk being removed from your courses! You should check your status a few days after you have paid to be safe.

What happens if I don't pay or defer by September 2?

If your payment or deferral has not been received by the University by September 2, you will be removed from your courses and your space in each course may be filled by a student from a waiting list. We will allow a processing time of 10 days for bank payments to be received by the University. If you are reinstated because of late fees payment, you will also be charged a late registration fee. You will only be reinstated into courses if there is space.

Electronic payments

Once you enrol in courses, you should pay your fees using electronic payment (see below). You can obtain an up-to-date balance on ACORN immediately after changing your course enrolments.

You can pay your fees using telephone or online banking if your bank offers this service. Provide your financial institution with your account number and the name "University of Toronto" for their telephone or online banking service. Your account number is displayed on the invoice format of your account on ACORN. The account number consists up to the first five characters of your surname (in capital letters) and 10 numbers which is your student number with leading zeroes (if applicable). Make sure you distinguish between the letter ‘O’ and the number ‘zero’.

Sample account numbers

  • Anthony Cho’s student number is 1000123456; his account number is CHO1000123456.

  • Jane Seto-Paul's student number is 987654321; hyphens and spaces are not used, so her account number is SETOP0987654321.

  • Christine Elias' student number is 9234578; her account number is ELIAS0009234578.

Be sure to make a note of the confirmation number in case there is a delay in processing your payment. If you pay after September 2, make sure you get proof of payment that shows the date and amount you paid, and show it to your college registrar’s office as soon as possible to complete your registration. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of all your course enrolments.

For full payment instructions, see the Office of Student Accounts website.

Official Registration

Registration will occur automatically if you pay at least the minimum first installment of your fees (or officially defer them) by September 2. We will allow a processing time of 10 days for bank payments to be received by the University. If you've made your minimum payment on or before September 2 and the payment doesn't appear immediately, don't worry - just check back on ACORN a few days after you pay. 

How do I know that my enrolment is complete?

You can check to see if you are registered on ACORN. Log on and select “Course Enrolment” from the main menu. Your registration is complete if your status shown is "Registered" for the current session. If your status is “Invited” you need to pay or defer your fees or you risk being removed from your courses! You should check your status a few days after you have paid to be safe.

Just taking courses starting in January?

If you enrol in 2021 winter session courses only, you must pay at least the first installment of fees by September 2 to avoid being removed from your courses. If you enrol in 2021 winter session courses only after September 2, you must pay at least the first installment of fees and show proof of payment to your college registrar's office as soon as possible or risk removal from the course(s). A late registration fee may be charged.

Owe fees from a previous session?

Students with outstanding financial obligations to the University (including tuition and residence charges) must pay their fees in full before registering in the next academic session.

NOTE: Those students with significant fees arrears from previous sessions will not be allowed to enroll in courses until the arrears are paid in full.

Fees payments will be applied first to outstanding debt from previous sessions before being applied to new academic term. Please ensure that your payment is sufficient to cover all arrears as well as the minimum first payment, or you will not be registered.

OSAP deferrals

If you have no outstanding fees from previous sessions and if you applied for OSAP by the specified deadline (see below), you may request deferral of your fees payment. This deferral is not automatic! You must complete the deferral:

  • online, on ACORN or

  • at the Office of Student Accounts, 215 Huron Street; or

  • at Woodsworth College registrar's office

by mid-August or you will be removed from your courses.

For details, see the Student Accounts website and the Enrolment Services OSAP page.

Returning students should apply for OSAP by May 31 and new students by June 15. It is important that you meet these deadlines; if you do so and you are eligible to receive loans, you may request a fees deferral, your OSAP entitlement will be determined before classes begin, and you can budget accordingly.

Breakdown of fees

Compulsory fees for registration consist of academic, incidental and ancillary fees.

See the Student Accounts website in mid-July for the fees schedule.

Fees for the 2020-2021 fall/winter sessions had not been approved by the University’s Business Board and Governing Council at press time. Check the Student Accounts website for updated fees amounts. The updated fees will be reflected on your financial account on ACORN in mid-July.

Paying fees for changed course loads

If you change your course load after you have made a payment, you can find out how much you owe by going to ACORN and selecting “Financial Accounts” from the main menu. Your current balance is displayed at the top of that page. You can make another payment for the balance. Please be aware that changing your course load could sometimes result in significant changes in your fee charges, depending on when you make the change.

Refunds

If you withdraw from courses within the appropriate refund period and do not enrol in further courses, you may request a refund of the fees by emailing a request to the Office of Student Accounts. Before you send your email, check your account balance on ACORN to make sure you have a credit balance. You may also wish to set up direct deposit by recording your banking information on ACORN prior to requesting the refund.

Your student account is managed by Student Accounts, which is also referred to as the Fees Office. The Fees Office is responsible for your tuition and ancillary fees, processing payments, issuing refunds and applying service charges. 

Adding/Cancelling Courses

Section Code

Final Date to Add

Final Date to Cancel (see important note*)

F

September 23, 2020

November 9, 2020

Y

September 23, 2020

February 15, 2021

S

January 17, 2021

March 8, 2021

*Important Note: The last date to cancel a course or cancel your registration in a session with no academic penalty DOES NOT coincide with the last date to be eligible for a refund. The refund schedule is posted on the Student Accounts web site.

Cancelling courses and fees implications

If you decide that you do not want a course, you must cancel it as soon as possible. This applies to courses that you have waitlisted as well as those in which you are enrolled. Please do not occupy a space that you know you do not want. Only by cancelling the course using ACORN will your space become available to another student.

It is important to officially cancel a course as soon as you have decided you do not want to continue in it, since fees refunds are calculated according to the date the cancellation is recorded. Cancellations must be done on ACORN. Courses that are not cancelled by the deadlines will remain on your record and may count as failures. A cancellation of your registration in the fall/winter session is subject to a minimum charge. Check the Student Accounts web site for details.

Cancellation of Your Last Course

 ACORN will warn you if you are cancelling your last course. If you do not intend to take any other courses in the Fall 2020 / Winter 2021 sessions, choose the "cancel registration" option. This will ensure that your fees account will be adjusted properly.

Space in courses

It is University policy that the number of students enrolled in a course cannot exceed the capacity of the room as dictated by fire regulations. Some departments, for pedagogical reasons, assign lower capacities than room size.

The Faculty makes every attempt to ensure that the room assigned will accommodate the number of students expected to enrol; however, as there is not unlimited space to meet demand, some students may not obtain space in every course they want. You may add yourself to a waiting list for a course or courses, but this does not guarantee enrolment in the course(s); therefore, you are advised to select alternative courses in which to enrol in the event that you are unable to enrol in a course that remains full.

We recommend that you prepare as flexible a timetable as possible, with as many alternative course choices as possible.

If a class is full on the last day to enrol and you are not officially enrolled in the course, you do not have the right to be in the class, and will not be granted late registration.

Note: To be fair to all students, selling/buying places in courses is not permitted. Students found selling/buying courses will be reported to the Dean's Office for academic misconduct, and may face penalties.

Course (also called "Academic Activity")

  • 3 letters denoting the department or college sponsoring the course

  • 3 numbers denoting the level

  • 1 letter indicating the credit or full-course equivalent (FCE) value (H = 0.5 credit, Y = 1.0 credit)

  • 1 number indicating the campus (1 = St. George campus)

For example, ECO100Y1 is a 100-level course taught by the Department of Economics, with a credit value of 1, taught at the St. George campus.

Section Code

  • F = fall session

  • S = winter session

  • Y = fall and winter sessions

Title

  • abbreviated version of the full title of the course given in the Calendar; subtitle if used

Meeting Section

  • LEC or L = lecture

  • PRA or P = practical

  • TUT or T = tutorial

All courses have an L meeting section. If there is more than one L section listed, select the one that is offered at the time most convenient for your schedule. If a course listing also includes P and T meeting sections, you must select these in addition to an L section. Meeting sections that begin with the number 5 (e.g., L5102, P5101) begin at 5 p.m. or later. Meeting sections that begin with the number 3 have an off-campus location.

Meeting sections that begin with the number 2 are reserved for students in other faculties; Arts & Science students cannot enrol in these sections. On the SWS, meeting sections appear as: LEC = lecture, PRA = practical, TUT = tutorial.

NEW:  Course Delivery.  For the 2020 Fall and 2021 Winter sessions, lectures and tutorials will be offered in one or more of the following modules:

  • Online - Synchronous: Course may be completed fully online; some required real-time activities will be held online, as scheduled in the timetable. 
  • Asynchronous: Course may be completed fully online without requirement for participation in scheduled, real-time activities. 
  • In Person: Some course activities will be held on campus at a set time as scheduled in timetable.

The timetable may list more than one type of course delivery.  For expample, IRE339H1 (Fall term) will offer an in-person lecture section and an online synchronous section.  Student can enrol only in one of the sections.  Students not registered in the in-person lecture section will NOT be allowed to attend the class in person.  The in-person sections have lower enrolments to allow the Faculty to adhere to provincially mandated social distancing requirements.

Waiting List Indicator

  • Y indicates that the meeting section has a waiting list

  • N indicates that the meeting section does not have a waiting list

Time

  • M = Monday

  • T = Tuesday

  • W = Wednesday

  • R = Thursday

  • F = Friday

  • S = Saturday

Where more than one letter is used for a meeting section, classes meet on each day indicated. Classes begin at 10 minutes after the hour and finish on the hour. Unless otherwise stated, the duration of daytime classes is 50 minutes. For example, "TR10" meets both Tuesday and Thursday, beginning at 10:10 and ending at 11:00. Practical meeting times followed by (A) meet every other week.

Instructor

If the instructor for the course is known at the time of publication, the name will be listed in your timetable . As instructors are assigned to courses, information will be updated on the Faculty Registrar's timetable web site. Instructor names will be posted before classes begin.

Waiting lists enable you to "line up" for a space that might become available in a lecture section that is full, or in an enrolment category that is full. Being on the waiting list does not guarantee you a space in the course. If a space becomes available, and you are next on the waiting list, you will automatically be enrolled.

After the enrolment happens, a notification email will be sent to your UTORmail email address. You will be responsible for any academic and or incidental fees arising from the course enrolment. Failure to check your utor account or timetable will not exempt you from any fees arising from the course enrolment.

Not all courses have waiting lists. Check the timetable “waiting list” column. There are no fees associated with being on the waiting list for a course, but if you are enrolled from the waiting list, you will automatically be charged the appropriate academic and incidental fees.

Waiting lists will be closed as of September 18, 2020 for F and Y section code courses; January 14, 2021 for S section code courses. Log on to ACORN on September 19 and January 15 if you were on a waiting list and list your courses.

If courses still appear in the section called “Wait” in the listing, check back alter in the day. If the course is NOT listed in the section called “Approved” AND you no longer have courses in the section called “Wait,” you were not enrolled through the waiting list process.

From September 19-23 (for F and Y section code courses) and January 15-17 (for S section code courses), enrolment in courses that previously had waiting lists becomes first-come, first-served. At this stage, you should try to enrol using ACORN.

Please note that if you are on the waiting list for any S section code courses, and space becomes available, you will be automatically enrolled and your course load could become a full-time course load. If your status becomes full-time, you will be responsible for full-time program fees. If you change your course load and your status becomes part time after this occurs, you will be responsible for any charges resulting from the status changes. Your status will be reviewed periodically and updated to full-time if your course load changes to full-time; if this happens, your fees will be adjusted to reflect your full-time status.

When are waiting lists in use?

Waiting lists are available from the start of course enrolment until September 18, 2020 at the end of the day for F/Y section code courses and January 14, 2021 at the end of the day for S section code courses.

How many courses can I choose to "waitlist"?

You are allowed to be on waiting lists for a maximum of 2.0 full-course equivalents (i.e. any combination of Y and H courses totaling no more than 2.0 credits); however, “waitlisted” courses count towards your maximum allowable course load. The maximum allowable course load for part-time CHRM students is 3.5. If you are enrolled in 3.5 courses you may be waitlisted for 1.5 courses.

Are there waiting lists for practicals and tutorials?

No. You are responsible for adding practical and/or tutorial sections on ACORN yourself.

Can I be on a waiting list for more than one lecture section of the same course?

Yes. If you are on the waiting list for multiple lecture sections of a course, and are subsequently enrolled into any one of these lecture sections, you will automatically be removed from the other waiting lists, so make sure that you are only on the waiting list for lecture sections of the course that fit your schedule and that you are willing to take.

Can I be enrolled in one lecture section and be on a waiting list for another lecture section of the same course?

No. If you are enrolled in a lecture meeting section of a course, and choose to waitlist for another lecture meeting section of the same course, you will be removed from the lecture section that you are enrolled in, along with any associated practical or tutorial sections, as soon as you join the waiting list. For this reason, it is important that you carefully consider a choice to “waitlist” for a meeting section if you are already enrolled in a course.

Can I change or drop sections that I'm on a waiting list for?

Yes. To change sections, you must ADD yourself to the waiting list of the new section, and THEN WITHDRAW from the waiting list of the original section. Once you remove yourself from a waiting list, you lose your position—if you add yourself back, you will be at the bottom of that list.

How do waiting lists work?

If you try to enrol in a course that is full, or in a course in which the space for your enrolment control group is full, ACORN will give you the waiting list option (if the course has a waiting list.)

The message that ACORN will display varies depending on whether the course is completely full, or if the space allotted for your enrolment category is full. The message will contain information about the number of students already on the waiting list and the number of spaces available.

You will be given the choice to join the waiting list for any lecture section that has a waiting list option. If you decide to join a waiting list, you will get a message indicating the sections to which you have successfully added yourself. You will now have to view your courses to see your rank on the waiting list(s) that you joined.

Will I be notified if I'm enrolled in a course through a waiting list?

Yes! ACORN will send an email to your UTORmail account notifying you that have been enrolled into a course from a waiting list. It is extremely important that you activate and regularly check your UTORmail account, and update your ACORN personal information to include the UTORmail email address. You will still be responsible for enrolling in any practical or tutorial sections associated with the course.

How do I know if I've been successfully enrolled?

Log in to ACORN periodically, and list your courses and/or check your rank or check your UTORmail account regularly for an email notification of enrolment. It is recommended that you check your rank on ACORN occasionally so that you can assess the situation and make an informed decision about remaining on the waiting list or choosing an alternate course that has available space.

It is important to note that ACORN does not enrol students from the waiting lists into courses in real-time; instead, the enrolments are done in batches. This means that there is no need to check ACORN many times per day to see if you’ve been enrolled from a waiting list.

Since the last day that you can join a waiting list or be enrolled into a course from a waiting list is September 18 for F and Y section code courses and January 14 for S section code courses, you should log on to ACORN on September 19 and/or January 15 and list your courses to see if you were enrolled in anything through the waiting list process. You’ll know that you’ve been enrolled because the course will be listed in the section called “Approved." If the course has any practical and or tutorial sections, you are responsible for enrolling in these sections as per the departmental instructions. You are also responsible for any academic and or incidental fees arising from the course enrolment.

  1. Review course offerings and program requirements
    Review the information provided in the timetable to decide which courses you wish to take. Enrol only in program courses. Prerequisites, co-requisites and exclusions are listed in the timetable. Course descriptions must be carefully observed. Students who do not observe these regulations may be removed from courses at any time. Non-program courses will be removed at any time they are discovered and this may have fees implications.Double-check the time for courses you have chosen to avoid conflicts. ACORN does not check for time conflicts - it is your responsibility to create a conflict-free schedule, unless otherwise noted.    Courses cannot be taken at the UTM or UTSC campus. 
    New UofT students:  Enable your JOINid well before March 1st!  See instructions here.  Returning students:  If you need assistance accessing your UTORid please see instructions here.
     
  2. Enrol in Courses on ACORN starting on March 2, 2020 - 9 a.m. 
    You are advised to register for all courses, including courses starting  on March 2!  Some courses may fill on the first day of registration (including courses that begin in July!) If a course is full you may add yourself to the waiting list (if that option is avialble).  That is the only option available to try to secure a space in a course.  The last day to add courses or make section changes to F courses is May 10, 2020; for courses that begin in July, the last day to add courses or change sections on ACORN is July 12, 2020. During the open enrolment round, you can add/cancel/change your course selections. 
     
  3. Pay your fees
    To be registered for the summer sessions you must both enrol in courses and pay or defer your fees by April 29, 2020 or risk being removed from classes! After this date, students who do not provide proof of payment or that their fees have been deferred (OSAP or Tuition Waiver) will be removed from your first and second term classes at the begininng of May.
     
  4. Go to class!

 

Course Planning - Things to Consider:

Summer maximum course load limit

  • For the summer session: 2.0 FCEs
  • Per term: It is recommended that students take no more than 1.0 FCEs

Note: If your academic standing is On Academic Probation, you can only take a maximum of 1.0 FCE per term.

Prerequisites, Corequisites, Exclusions
Before enrolling in a course, make sure you understand any prerequisites, corequisites and exclusions that may apply. Prerequisites, corequisites  and exclusions are listed as part of the course descriptions on ACORN, on this website and CHRM Calendar.

Keep in mind that ACORN doesn't check prerequisites, corequisites and exclusions and will let you enrol in a course even if you don't have the prerequisites or have previously completed an exclusion. The academic unit offering the course can remove you at any time if you don't meet the requirements.

Course Conflicts
If you enrol in two courses that take place at the same time, you will have a conflict. When planning your schedule, it's important to make sure none of your courses overlap in time.

If you choose to enrol in conflicting courses, please note that no special consideration or accommodation will be made for any problems that occur as a result (e.g. term tests scheduled at the same time, assignment due dates, attendance). Since you can't be at two places at the same time, avoid conflicts in your schedule.

Note: ACORN will not prevent you from enrolling in courses that conflict.

Industrial Relations and Human Resources - Group A

IRE242H1

F

LEC5101

HRM for IRHR Professionals

Asynchronous online delivery

IRE244H1

F

LEC5101

Labour Relations

Hybrid online delivery

IRE260H1

F

LEC0101

Organizational Behaviour

Hybrid online delivery

IRE430H1

F

LEC5101

Canadian Employment Law & the Non-Union Workplace

Asynchronous online delivery 

IRE431H1

S

LEC5101

Canadian Labour Law & the Unionized Workplace

Asynchronous online delivery

Sociology - Group B

SOC100H1

F

LEC5101

Introduction to Sociology I: Sociological Perspectives

Tuesday and Thursday 18:00-21:00

SOC150H1

S

LEC5101

Introduction to Sociology II: Sociological Inquiries

Tuesday and Thursday 18:00-21:00

Statistical Sciences - Group B

STA220H1

F

LEC5101

The Practice of Statistics I

Tuesday and Thursday 18:00-21:00

Section Code

Classes Start

Last Day to Cancel

Classes End

Final Examination Period

F

May 4

June 1

June 15

June 17 to 25

S

July 6

August 2

August 17

August 19 to 27

 University Closure

  • Monday, May 18 – Victoria Day Holiday

  • Monday, July 1 – Canada Day Holiday

  • Monday, August 3 – Civic Holiday

*Important Note: The last date to cancel a course or cancel your registration in a session with no academic penalty DOES NOT coincide with the last date to be eligible for a refund. The refund schedule is posted on the Student Accounts web site.

Cancelling courses and fees implications
If you decide that you do not want a course, you must cancel it as soon as possible. This applies to courses that you have waitlisted as well as those in which you are enrolled. Please do not occupy a space that you know you do not want. Only by cancelling the course using ACORN will your space become available to another student.

It is important to officially cancel a course as soon as you have decided you do not want to continue in it, since fees refunds are calculated according to the date the cancellation is recorded. Cancellations must be done on ACORN. Courses that are not cancelled by the deadlines will remain on your record and may count as failures. A cancellation of your registration in the summer session is subject to a minimum charge. Check the Student Accounts web site for details.

Cancellation of Your Last Course
ACORN will warn you if you are cancelling your last course. If you do not intend to take any other courses in the summer, choose the "cancel registration" option. This will ensure that your fees account will be adjusted properly.

Space in courses
It is University policy that the number of students enrolled in a course cannot exceed the capacity of the room as dictated by fire regulations. Some departments, for pedagogical reasons, assign lower capacities than room size.

The Faculty makes every attempt to ensure that the room assigned will accommodate the number of students expected to enrol; however, as there is not unlimited space to meet demand, some students may not obtain space in every course they want. You may add yourself to a waiting list for a course or courses, but this does not guarantee enrolment in the course(s); therefore, you are advised to select alternative courses in which to enrol in the event that you are unable to enrol in a course that remains full.

We recommend that you prepare as flexible a timetable as possible, with as many alternative course choices as possible.

If a class is full on the last day to enrol and you are not officially enrolled in the course, you do not have the right to be in the class, and will not be granted late registration.

Note: To be fair to all students, selling/buying places in courses is not permitted. Students found selling/buying courses will be reported to the Dean's Office for academic misconduct, and may face penalties.

All students at the University of Toronto have a student account. To review your account balance and invoice, log in to your ACORN account and click on "Financial Accounts". Your student account is managed by Student Accounts, which is also referred to as the Fees Office. The Fees Office is responsible for your tuition and ancillary fees, processing payments, issuing refunds and applying service charges.

Fee payments must be made at a financial institution. The easiest way to do this is to set up a U of T account with your online banking service. Details on how to do this can be found on the Student Accounts website.

How and when to pay:  For full payment instructions, see the Office of Student Accounts website. To be automatically registered for the summer session you must enrol in courses AND pay at least the minimum first installment of your fees (or officially defer them) by April 29If your payment has not been received or officially deferred by April 29 you will be removed from your courses at any time. We will allow a processing time of 10 days for bank payments to be received by the University.

IMPORTANT: Students on waiting lists will be added to the course when space is made available at any time. You may not be able to get back into a course that you have been removed from because students on waiting lists may have filled the space created.

Students who have been removed from courses and had their registrations cancelled will have to show proof of payment before they can attempt to enrol in courses again. A late registration fee will also be charged. As the April 29 payment/deferral deadline approaches, ACORN will warn you that your registration is about to be cancelled when you log on, if your payment has not been received by the University.

You can check to see if you are registered on ACORN. Log on and select “Course Enrolment” from the main menu. Your registration is complete if your status shown is "Registered" for the current session. If your status is “Invited” you need to pay or defer your fees or you risk being removed from your courses! You should check your status a few days after you have paid to be safe.

What happens if I don't pay or defer by April 29?  If your payment or deferral has not been received by the University by April 29, you will be removed from your courses and your space in each course may be filled by a student from a waiting list. We will allow a processing time of 10 days for bank payments to be received by the University. If you are reinstated because of late fees payment, you will also be charged a late registration fee. You will only be reinstated into courses if there is space.

Electronic payments
Once you enrol in courses, you should pay your fees using electronic payment (see below). You can obtain an up-to-date balance on ACORN immediately after changing your course enrolments.

You can pay your fees using telephone or online banking if your bank offers this service. Provide your financial institution with your account number and the name "University of Toronto" for their telephone or online banking service. Your account number is displayed on the invoice format of your account on ACORN. The account number consists up to the first five characters of your surname (in capital letters) and 10 numbers which is your student number with leading zeroes (if applicable). Make sure you distinguish between the letter ‘O’ and the number ‘zero’.

Sample account numbers

  • Anthony Cho’s student number is 1000123456; his account number is CHO1000123456.

  • Jane Seto-Paul's student number is 987654321; hyphens and spaces are not used, so her account number is SETOP0987654321.

  • Christine Elias' student number is 9234578; her account number is ELIAS0009234578.

Be sure to make a note of the confirmation number in case there is a delay in processing your payment. If you pay after April 29, make sure you get proof of payment that shows the date and amount you paid, and show it to your college registrar’s office as soon as possible to complete your registration. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of all your course enrolments.

For full payment instructions, see the Office of Student Accounts website.

Official Registration
Registration will occur automatically if you pay at least the minimum first installment of your fees (or officially defer them) by April 29. We will allow a processing time of 10 days for bank payments to be received by the University. If you've made your minimum payment on or before April 29 and the payment doesn't appear immediately, don't worry - just check back on ACORN a few days after you pay. 

Just taking courses starting in the second term of Summer?
You must pay at least the first installment of fees by April 29 to avoid being removed from your courses. If you enrol in the Summer session  after April 29, you must pay at least the first installment of fees and show proof of payment to the Program Office as soon as possible or risk removal from the course(s). A late registration fee may be charged.

Owe fees from a previous session?
Students with outstanding financial obligations to the University (including tuition and residence charges) must pay their fees in full before registering in the next academic session.

NOTE: Those students with significant fees arrears from previous sessions will not be allowed to enroll in courses until the arrears are paid in full.

Fees payments will be applied first to outstanding debt from previous sessions before being applied to new academic term. Please ensure that your payment is sufficient to cover all arrears as well as the minimum first payment, or you will not be registered.

OSAP deferrals
If you have no outstanding fees from previous sessions and if you applied for OSAP you may request deferral of your fees payment. This deferral is not automatic! You must complete the deferral:

  • online, on ACORN or

  • at the Office of Student Accounts, 215 Huron Street; or

  • at Woodsworth College registrar's office

by April 29th or you risk being removed from your courses.

For details, see the Student Accounts website.

The OSAP Application deadline for returning students is Feb 28.  New students should apply as soon as possible as  it can take 4-6 weeks to process the application form.   Please check the Student Accounts website for updates.  

Breakdown of fees
Compulsory fees for registration consist of academic, incidental and ancillary fees.  See the Student Accounts website in mid-April for the fees schedule.

Paying fees for changed course loads
If you change your course load after you have made a payment, you can find out how much you owe by going to ACORN and selecting “Financial Accounts” from the main menu. Your current balance is displayed at the top of that page. You can make another payment for the balance. Please be aware that changing your course load could sometimes result in significant changes in your fee charges, depending on when you make the change.

How do I know that my enrolment is complete?
You can check to see if you are registered on ACORN. Log on and select “Course Enrolment” from the main menu. Your registration is complete if your status shown is "Registered" for the current session. If your status is “Invited” you need to pay or defer your fees or you risk being removed from your courses! You should check your status a few days after you have paid to be safe.

Refunds
If you withdraw from courses within the appropriate refund period and do not enrol in further courses, you may request a refund of the fees by emailing a request to the Office of Student Accounts. Before you send your email, check your account balance on ACORN to make sure you have a credit balance. You may also wish to set up direct deposit by recording your banking information on ACORN prior to requesting the refund.

Waiting lists enable you to "line up" for a space that might become available in a lecture section that is full, or in an enrolment category that is full. Being on the waiting list does not guarantee you a space in the course. If a space becomes available, and you are next on the waiting list, you will automatically be enrolled.

After the enrolment happens, a notification email will be sent to your UTORmail email address. You will be responsible for any academic and or incidental fees arising from the course enrolment. Failure to check your utor account or timetable will not exempt you from any fees arising from the course enrolment.

Not all courses have waiting lists. Check the timetable “waiting list” column. There are no fees associated with being on the waiting list for a course, but if you are enrolled from the waiting list, you will automatically be charged the appropriate academic and incidental fees.

ACORN (Accessible Campus Online Resource Network) is the University's student information service. There are many self-serve functions on ACORN.

A step-by-step guide to the most commonly used features on ACORN

Logging In

Log in to ACORN using your UTORid and password. If you are a visiting student, you will first need to obtain your University of Toronto TCard (http://sites.utoronto.ca/tcard/) and activate your UTORid before you can log in: https://www.utorid.utoronto.ca/

Normal Hours of Operation: ACORN is normally available 24 hours/7 days a week, aside from scheduled maintenance or technical reasons. 
Dashboarad: The dashboard/home page provides a quick glance of your calendar, registration status, financial account balance as well as key dates.
Profile & Settings: View and maintain your personal information: address, phone number, email address, emergency contact, other personal informationSet up direct deposit banking information

Academics
Enrol & Manage: This menu allows you to manage your program and course enrolments. You may view, add, modify or delete courses and programs during the appropriate times.  
View Timetable: View your weekly academic timetable, including your lectures, practicals and tutorials 
Planning Tools: Links to planning tools Degree Explorer, Course Finder, Transfer Explorer and Program Finder
Academic History: View/print your academic recent or complete history
Order Transcripts: Request your official transcript, view previous transcript requests
Graduation & Convocation: Confirm or cancel a request to graduate  

Finances
Financial Account: View your account details, payment history and fees invoice
Tuition Fee Deferral: Defer your tuition fees based on OSAP or other government financial aid
Tax Forms: View and print your T2202A form/other income T4A form for tax purposes

Logout
Once you have logged in, the session will remain active until YOU log out or the system finds it inactive. Be sure to log out after you're finished to protect your personal and academic information.


Important Notes

Changes are made in real-time.

  • Changes are recorded immediately on the student record system. You will know right away whether or not the transaction is successful.

  • View your courses in the Enrol & Manage menu

  • Always take a look at your courses in the Enrol & Manage: Courses menu after you add or cancel courses or make changes to verify you have done what you intended to do. You are charged fees for all courses in which you are enrolled. 

Cancellation of Your Last Course
ACORN will warn you if you are cancelling your last course. If you do not intend to take any other courses in the summer session, choose the "cancel registration" option. This will ensure that your fees account will be adjusted properly. If you intend to enrol in other courses later in the session, consult your College Registrar's office for advice.

Mailing Address and Contact Information
Be sure to keep all your contact information, including your Mailing Address, telephone number and U of T email, current on ACORN at all times. Communications from the University are sent to your U of T email address or Mailing Address only. The University is not responsible if these communications are not received because of incorrect information recorded on ACORN.