Eugenia Tsao is a Learning Strategist who joins us this year from the Academic Success Centre. On Tuesday afternoons, Eugenia meets with students in the Innis College Registrar’s Office and offers practical guidance on tackling dense readings, taking useful notes, developing sustainable habits, and navigating the transition from high school to university. In these one-on-one sessions, students learn how to craft realistic study schedules, prepare for exams, manage distractions, and plan ahead. Eugenia is also the Learning Strategist for the J.D. program at the Faculty of Law and the New College community. She holds a Ph.D. in medical anthropology and brings seven years of course coordination experience to her work with students in all fields. To make an appointment, please send her your weekday availability (firstname.lastname@example.org) and identify one or two areas of concern that you would like to discuss—or ask your academic advisor for a direct referral.
Innis College has invited Asim Ashraf, International Transition Advisor, to hold office hours on-site to support the transition of students and promote global learning opportunities. If you are an international student or new-to-Toronto, a transition advisor is for available to you. Asim assists students in making an effective transition to academic and cultural life of the University of Toronto. Asim works alongside the Residence and Student Life staff team to support your transition. Issues you wish to discuss may include:
If you are a student – domestic or international – who is seeking out global learning opportunities, Asim can help start your planning for those goals too! We have over 150 partnerships across the world, so come meet Asim and learn which one will fit you.
Asim’s drop-in hours will be on Tuesdays inside the Residence Life office. You can drop-by, or book an appointment online via the Career Learning Network.
Kate is excited to be supporting career development programming and offering one-on-one appointments at Innis College. With a background in leadership development, Kate brings 8+ years of facilitation experience to her role at the Career Centre. She most enjoys helping students to clarify what is meaningful to them in their studies, their co-curricular involvement and life in general to help identify key directions for exploring career options. Kate has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science from the University of Toronto and is trained in facilitation, conflict resolution, and Appreciative Inquiry. She also maintains a small business focusing on delivering workshops that explore the intersections between leadership and well being and is currently pursuing a Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology. She also enjoys playing board games, cards and the occasional sport. Kate is available for drop-in Tuesdays from 12:00 – 2:00pm in the Innis Residence Lobby.
In her role as the new Embedded Counsellor at Innis College, Jaylin Bradbury, MSW RSW, brings compassion and understanding to each of her counselling sessions. Since graduating from the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work in 2011, Jaylin has been working predominantly as a counsellor in community mental health settings. She is well-versed in evidence-based therapies and works from a holistic and client-centred approach. Most importantly, she is here to listen to your story and help you gain greater insight into your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours to improve your overall wellness.
Jaylin will provide counselling support two days per week from September 2016 to May 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm at her office located in the iSchool, directly across from Innis College.
As Jaylin will be providing services to two different student communities, students may be scheduled with her on either Tuesdays or Thursdays. For more information, to book an appointment with Jaylin, or to get a referral to see Jaylin you can:
Call the Health & Wellness Centre directly at 416-978-8030 and request an appointment with Jaylin. Mention that you are a student at Innis College.
Speak to Sonja Smiljanic, the Residence Life Coordinator in the Residence.
Speak to Sarah Burley Hollows, Assistant Dean, Student Life, through the Office of Student Life (email her at email@example.com or drop in to her office in the Student Life Office).
Speak to someone in the Registrar’s Office (416-978-2513 to make an appointment or drop in to speak to someone there).