Carrie Smeenk is a Learning Strategist who joins us this year from the Academic Success Centre. On Thursday afternoons from 2-5 pm Carrie 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. To make an appointment, call (416)-978-2513 or speak to the frontline advisor in the Registrar’s Office.
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.
As an Innis College alumni (U of T BSc ’14 & U of T Masters of Higher Education ‘17), Mary is excited to be supporting career development programming and offering 1:1 appointments for all Innis College students. As an undergraduate student, Mary was the President of the Innis College Student Society, participated in Innis College Council committees and worked within the department of Clubs & Leadership Development. Mary advises on what to do with your degree, career exploration, finding work, and applying to professional schools plus more. She looks forward to supporting your career exploration by helping you make meaning of your academic, co-curricular and personal experiences. Drop by the Office of Student Life or the Registrar’s Office to book an appointment!
Also a part of the Career Exploration & Education Team at Innis:
Who: Gloria, Career Start Peer
Where: Innis Residence Lobby, Monday’s 12-2PM, drop in!
Year: 4th Year
Academic Programs: Health & Disease, and Equity Studies
Dream Career: Something that enables me to use the skills I have, while also giving me the freedom to pursue my other interests.
Have questions about applying to further education, what to do with your degree, networking and more? Visit Gloria to learn about the CEE resources, job shadowing programs, workshops and how we can help you on your journey!
Who: Lorraine, Resume Ready Peer
Where: Innis Residence Lobby, Monday’s 12-2PM, drop in with your resume & cover letter!
Year: 3rd Year
Academic Programs: Sociology and Employment Relations
Dream Career: HR Management
Looking to apply for work/volunteer, starting a resume or want to know more about what skills you have? Lorraine can help you develop a strong resume and cover letter whether you’re just getting started or applying for your dream job!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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).