The Colleges

Innis College

  • Principal: C. Keil, PhD
  • Assistant Principal and Registrar: D. Boere, MA
  • Associate Registrar—Academic: C. Li Tang, Hon BA
  • Associate Registrar—Administrative: D. Pirraglia, Hon BA
  • Associate Registrar—Recruitment and Transition: D. Gray, M Ed
  • Dean of Students and Residence: T. Worgan, M Ed
  • Chief Administrative Officer: C. Clairmont, BSc, BBA

Innis College offers its 2,100 students high academic standards, a dedicated faculty and staff, and a vibrant undergraduate community within the University of Toronto. Innis is home to the Cinema Studies Institute and contributes two interdisciplinary programs to the Faculty of Arts & Science, listed under “Innis College” in the Calendar: Urban Studies and Writing and Rhetoric. The College academic services provided by the library and the writing centre are designed to ease the transition to university and support Innis students throughout their university careers.

Founded in 1964 and named in honour of the late Harold Innis, political economist and pioneer in communication studies, Innis College is housed in a unique three-story building that blends old and new styles by incorporating a substantial Victorian home into a functional modern structure. At the core is the Town Hall, a forum-style auditorium. Classrooms and offices for the 25 professors associated with the College, its programs, and the Cinema Studies Institute occupy the second and third floors. A library, a café with an outdoor patio, a rooftop garden, and study, lounge and student union space complete the facilities. Across the street, the Innis Residence is a modern apartment-style complex featuring 327 single rooms in four- or five-bedroom suites. The residence houses a diverse community of Innis students and students from professional faculties.

Innis is the only undergraduate college at U of T that ensures equal representation of faculty and staff and students in its decision-making process. With its parity governance structure, innovative academic programming, independent community living, civic outreach, and informed activism, Innis College has created a community in which students can flourish academically and socially.



New College

  • Principal: B. McElhinny, PhD
  • Vice-Principal: J. Larkin, PhD
  • Assistant Principal and Registrar: K. Huffman, BA, MEd
  • Associate Registrar (Administrative): D.M. Chang, BA
  • Associate Registrar (Student Services): P.W. Russell, BEd, MA
  • Director, Residence and Student Life: L. McCormack-Smith, HBA, MEd
  • Chief Administrative Officer: R. Vander Kraats, MASc, MBA, PEng
  • (Acting) Director, Writing Centre: E. Newbery, BA&Sc, BEd, MA
  • Associate Director, Advancement: A. Liddell, BSc
  • Alumni Development Officer: B.A. Registe, BA, MEd
  • College Librarian: J. Newman, BA, MISt 
  • Director (Academic), International Programs: B. Russell, MEd, BA (Hons), BMus
  • Director (Administration), International Programs: H. Si, BA

Established in 1962 and one of the youngest colleges, New College is committed to providing the highest quality of academic support, interdisciplinary programs, facilities for learning, and residential experience, in ways that intentionally promote and foster social responsibility, diversity, equity and global awareness for commuter and resident students, faculty, staff, colleagues, alumni and community partners of New College in and beyond the University of Toronto. More than 5,000 students in the Faculty of Arts and Science make New College their UT home and create a lively, diverse and international community.  

Arts and Science students pursue degree programs and take courses across the full range of the Faculty curriculum. The College takes part in their instruction through interdisciplinary programs in African Studies, Buddhism, Psychology & Mental Health, Caribbean Studies and Equity Studies. It also offers a foundational year program for entering students, New One: Learning without Borders. Courses in Community Engaged Learning provide opportunities to integrate academic and practice-based learning. The Human Biology Program and the Women and Gender Studies Institute are housed at New College. The D.G. Ivey Library, Writing Centre, and Mathematics and Statistics Aid Centres offer students from first to final year individualized instruction in research, writing, presentation, and quantitative reasoning skills. The College Registrar’s Office, the Office of Residence and Student Life, and the Alumni Office provide a range of academic support and opportunities for personal development, including academic, financial, and personal counselling, career mentorship, mental health and well-being programming and a Leadership Certificate.      
The College’s three modern, conveniently-located buildings provide academic, library, computing, dining and social facilities for all members, and also house the College residences. This creates an atmosphere of community, promoting contacts among students and staff and encouraging non-residents to become involved in college life. The residences welcome approximately 880 students from over 30 countries. A cohort of students from professional faculties further diversifies this residential community. Further information about residence may be obtained from the Office of Residence and Student Life, New College. For further information about the College, please contact the Registrar, New College, 300 Huron Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3J6.



St. Michael’s College

  • Chancellor: His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, SSL, STD, DD
  • President and Vice-Chancellor: D. Sylvester, PhD
  • Principal and Vice President: R. Boyagoda, PhD
  • Registrar and Director, Student Services: G. Mazzanti, BA, BEd
  • Associate Registrar (Administrative): M. Memari, BA
  • Associate Registrar (Transition and Scholarships): M. Cheng, BSc, MEd
  • Assistant Registrar (Academic Integrity and Advising): M. Taylor, BA
  • Assistant Registrar (Academic Advising and Recruiting): F. Alemu, BSc
  • Assistant Registrar (Financial Aid and Academic Advising, Admissions): N. Khangkar, BA
  • Dean of Students: D. Rendle, BA, MIR
  • Bursar: E. Slapnicar, BA, MBA
  • Chief Librarian: S. Hook, BA, MA, MLS

Founded in 1852 by the Congregation of St. Basil at the invitation of the Bishop of Toronto, the University of St. Michael’s College provides an excellent undergraduate experience at the heart of Canada’s premier research university. It offers a close-knit community out of its Catholic identity that welcomes people of all backgrounds.

Building on its distinguished tradition of academic excellence, the College is committed to developing the academic and personal growth of its students. Facilities include the John M. Kelly Library, the Brennan Hall Student Lounge, the Research and Academic Skills Centre and the Chaplaincy. Its students are also involved in a wide range of clubs and sports.

The academic programs sponsored by St. Michael's College are Book and Media Studies, Celtic Studies, Christianity and Culture, and Mediaeval Studies. St. Michael's College also offers first-year students the chance to join one of three SMC One courses: the McLuhan Seminar in Creativity and Technology, the Boyle Seminar in Scripts and Stories, and the Gilson Seminar in Faith and Ideas. These three exclusive seminars provide entry-level university studies and opportunities for international learning experiences in small-group settings. 


Trinity College

  • Chancellor: The Hon. W. C. Graham, BA, LLB, Doctorat de l'Universite de Paris, C.M.
  • Provost and Vice-Chancellor: M. Moran, BA, B.Ed., LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D.
  • Vice-Provost and Dean of Arts: M.J.H. Ratcliffe, B.Sc., PhD
  • Assistant Provost: J. Steels, BSc., PhD, M.Ed.
  • Registrar & Director of Student Services: N. De Melo, BA, M.Ed.
  • Associate Registrar: J. Chang, BA, MA
  • Dean of Students: K. Moore, BA., B.Ed., M.Ed.
  • Bursar and Chief Administrative Officer: J. MacIntyre,  BA, M.Ed.
  • Librarian: J. Papadopoulos, JD, MISt

Trinity College opened its doors as a university on Queen St. West in 1852, and federated with the University of Toronto in 1904. Trinity built a near-replica of its original building when it opened on this campus in 1925.

Trinity offers an exceptional academic experience and sponsors three cutting-edge interdisciplinary programs: Ethics, Society and Law; International Relations; and Immunology. It also offers the Margaret MacMillan Trinity One Program in six streams: Policy, Philosophy, & Economics; Ethics, Society, & Law; International Relations; the Anne Steacy Biomedical Health Stream; the Butterfield Environment & Sustainability Stream; and the Anne Steacy Medicine & Global Health Stream. Trinity attracts gifted and engaged students who benefit from its many challenging opportunities, including student government, sports, drama, debates, choir, outreach programs, clubs, and research and conference opportunities associated with academic programs.

The College enrols approximately 1,800 students in Arts, Science, and Commerce, making it the smallest of the seven Colleges at the University of Toronto. This has created a close-knit community that allows students to access a supportive, personalized and engaging academic and social environment. Students have many opportunities to interact with each other and with staff and College Fellows and Associates, who are among the University of Toronto’s most distinguished and are highly involved in student life. The College fosters community, responsibility, and leadership, and celebrates a culture of openness and respect for differences.

The College is home to campus landmarks including Strachan Hall, St. Hilda’s College, the John W. Graham Library and the Quad. The Graham Library houses 200,000 volumes and provides research help, convenient technological resources, and comfortable study spaces. The College campus also includes a dining hall, common rooms, sports facilities, and the Trinity College Chapel. The Gerald Larkin Academic Building includes the George Ignatieff Theatre, the Centre for Ethics, lecture rooms, offices of many of the teaching staff, and the Buttery, which provides eating, lounge, and study space for all students. Trinity has two traditional-style residence buildings that house approximately 430 first-year and upper-year students. Both buildings are co-ed, with students living in either all-gender or gender-specific areas.

Trinity’s students are greatly supported personally and academically by an enhanced and diversified student services team composed of the Office of the Registrar and the Office of the Dean of Students, as well as staff from the Graham Library and Writing and Math Aid Centres, the Learning Strategist, the International Student Advisor, and the Academic and Career Advisor. The College also places a significant emphasis on promoting health and wellness through the inclusion of on-site mental health counselling and robust health and wellness programming led by the Associate Director of Community Wellness. Trinity is the only College that appoints Academic Dons – graduate students or professional faculty students living in residence – to provide academic and community support for all Trinity students, both resident and commuter. The College also offers a Peer Advisor program which consists of upper-year Trinity College students who offer guidance and advice to first-year students throughout the academic year. Finally, Trinity supports students financially through an impressive bursary and scholarship program, as well as through financial advising and referrals. For further information about the College, please contact the Registrar’s Office.



University College

  • Principal: Donald C. Ainslie, BSc,  MA, Ph D
  • Vice-Principal: J. W. Marshall, BA, MA, Ph D
  • Registrar: R. Woolfrey, BA, MA
  • Associate Registrar: L. Nauman, BA, M Ed
  • Associate Registrar: M. Van, Hon BSc 
  • Assistant Registrar: J. Rodriguez
  • Dean of Students: M. Scott, BA, M Ed
  • Chief Administrative Officer: C. Yvonne MacNeil
  • Director of Advancement: N. Handley, CFRE
  • Librarian: M. Fulford, BA, MLS
  • Writing Centre Director: J. Plotnick, MA, M Sc

University College was established in 1853 as the Provincial Arts College (the successor to King’s College, founded in 1827); its campus includes its original building, a national historic site at the centre of the St. George Campus. The College’s students may enrol in any of the courses within the Faculty of Arts and Science. In addition, University College sponsors several interdisciplinary programs (Canadian Studies, Cognitive Science, and Health Studies) and is affiliated with two interdisciplinary centres (the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies and the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies). The College also offers UC One, a foundational year program for first-year students. Course listings in the Calendar can be found under the above program names with the exception of UC One courses which are listed under University College.

University College has three co-educational residences providing accommodation for 720 undergraduates: the Sir Daniel Wilson Residence, Whitney Hall, and Morrison Hall. Enquiries should be addressed to the Residence Office, 15 King’s College Circle, D-Wing, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3H7 416 978-2530; Social and study space for off-campus students is provided at the University College Commuter Centre. The College also runs a Writing Centre and, through its sUCcess Commons, hosts a learning strategist and embedded advisors from the Centre for International Experience, the Career Centre, and the Centre for Health and Wellness. Other amenities include the University College Library, which comprises a circulating collection supporting UC programs and a spacious reading room; the University of Toronto Art Centre (UTAC), one of two sites for the University of Toronto’s Art Museum; the UC Union (common rooms); and the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, a theatre for student productions.

All UC students are members of the University College Literary and Athletic Society, Canada’s oldest student organization. It sponsors a great variety of athletic, intellectual and social activities, and is headquartered in the College’s Junior Common Room.



Victoria College

  • Chancellor: C. Taylor, BA, OC
  • President and Vice-Chancellor: W. Robins, MPhil, PhD
  • Principal: A. Esterhammer, BA, PhD
  • Academic Programs Director: I. Wells, PhD
  • Associate Director, Office of the Principal: P. Kutasi, BA, MPhil
  • Registrar: Y. Ali BA, MSc (Pl)
  • Associate Registrar: E. Melo, BA
  • Associate Registrar, Student Awards, Financial Aid and Ceremonies: A. Prediger
  • Assistant Registrar: V. Ferrier, BA
  • Assistant Registrar: A. Kot, BA, MISt
  • Executive Director of Alumni Affairs and Advancement: L. Yearwood, BA
  • Bursar: R. de Souza, BA, AIST
  • Dean of Students: K. Castle, BA
  • Librarian: L.J. Sherlock, BA, MLS, MA

Victoria College, founded in 1836 as Upper Canada Academy, was granted a university charter in 1841 and federated with the University of Toronto in 1892. It offers the intellectual and social community of a small liberal arts college within a large research university. From its renowned “Vic One” first-year curriculum to upper-year programs in Creative Expression and Society, Literature and Critical Theory, Material Culture, Renaissance Studies, Science and Society, Semiotics and Communication Studies, and Education and Society, Victoria offers a personalized and diverse university experience inside and outside the classroom.

The College is located on a 15-acre site at the north-east corner of Queen’s Park opposite the Royal Ontario Museum. It offers many facilities to its students, including the E.J. Pratt Library with its 220,000 volumes and the new Goldring Student Centre. The Victoria College building, opened in 1892, contains classrooms, faculty and administrative offices, the Chapel and Alumni Hall. Northrop Frye Hall, completed in 1966, provides office space for teaching and administrative staff and contains classrooms. The Isabel Bader Theatre, opened in 2001, offers a 500-seat state-of-the-art lecture theatre with excellent facilities for the performing arts. In addition to the academic advising and support provided by the Registrar’s Office, the College has a Writing Centre and tutorial services in a range of subjects. There are many supports in place for an enriching Student Life experience, with a variety of student clubs and a large team of upper-year residence and commuter dons who act as mentors to students.

Residence accommodation for approximately 800 students is available on campus. Annesley Hall, Margaret Addison Hall and Burwash Hall provide accommodation in single and double rooms chiefly for undergraduate students. The Lower Houses of Burwash Hall and Rowell Jackman Hall, an apartment-style residence, house upper-year undergraduate and graduate students. All residence students take their meals in Burwash Dining Hall. Non-residence students may purchase meal tickets for Burwash or take light meals at Ned’s Café in the Goldring Student Centre. Victoria College has many unique spaces for residence and non-residence students to engage in student life experiences in the Goldring Student Centre, such as the music room and the Cat’s Eye student lounge.

Further information about residences may be obtained by writing to the Dean of Students, Victoria College, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1K7.  



Woodsworth College

  • Principal: J.R. Desloges, BES, MSc, PhD, FRCGS, P.Geo
  • Vice-Principal (returns July 1, 2018): W.B. MacDonald, BA, MA
  • Acting Vice-Principal (until June 30, 2018): K. Reid, BSc (Hon), MSc
  • Assistant Principal & Registrar: C. Shook, BA, MA, CTESL
  • Associate Registrar: J.N. Guyatt, BA, MEd
  • Associate Registrar: A.M. Blackett, BA
  • Manager, Access Programs, Frontline Services & Registrarial Communications: C. Norman, BA, MEd
  • Dean of Students: L. Nassim, BA
  • Director (Academic), Millie Rotman Shime Academic Bridging Program: T. Socknat, MA, PhD
  • Director, Professional & International Programs: S. Witol, MA, MBA, CMA
  • Executive Director: Advancement, Alumni & Communications: B. Track, BA, CFRE
  • Chief Administrative Officer: R. Bulgin, BA, MBA, CMA

Woodsworth College is named in honour of James Shaver Woodsworth (1874-1942), minister, pacifist, social activist and Member of Parliament, who was strongly committed to broadening educational opportunities for all. The College houses two access programs and is home to nearly 6,000 students enrolled in the full range of Arts and Science subjects. Woodsworth’s own offerings include Woodsworth One, a selection of First-Year Seminars, the Summer Abroad, TESOL Certificate, and THE500 programs, plus the new Minor program in Digital Humanities. Woodsworth also supports the undergraduate programs in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies and in Industrial Relations, offered by the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies and the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources respectively.

A special feature of Woodsworth College is the outstanding academic support it provides to students. These services include academic counseling, financial aid, study skills seminars, mentoring programs, the Academic Writing and Math Aid Centres, and the College’s Learning Strategists.

Woodsworth College is conveniently situated just south of Bloor Street West on St. George Street and boasts a beautiful courtyard, smart classrooms, a computer lab, the Kruger Hall Commons event and student interaction space, student association and club space, and individual and group study areas. The Woodsworth College Residence accommodates 371 students in air-conditioned suites with private single bedrooms and offers an exceptional residential experience located close to classrooms, libraries, athletic facilities and the subway.