Summer Academic Skills Institute

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What is SASI?

The Summer Academic Skills Institute (SASI) is a comprehensive learning and academic skills program for all incoming UTM students with disabilities. This free program will provide students with the opportunity to develop the essential academic skills and knowledge for success in their upcoming courses.

SASI Quercus Module (Online)
Students registered for the program will have access to the SASI Quercus Module which contains pre-recorded content on various topics such as:

  • Introduction to Assistive Technology (Kurzweil 3000, Dragon, Sonocent, Jaws, ZoomText)
  • Academic Resilience
  • Wellness and Stress Management
  • Career Counselling
  • Library Services
  • Learning Skills Workshops (Time management, Note-taking, Test-taking Strategies)

Live Virtual Q&A Sessions
Monday, August 17th to Friday, August 21st, 2020 

To complement the pre-recorded content, students can also register for live interactive sessions to ask questions and engage in meaningful discussions with staff and other students.  Live sessions will cover the following topics:

  • How can assistive technology help you in your studies?
  • What is academic resilience and why is it important?
  • Tips and techniques managing stress and maintaining balance.
  • Q&A with a Career Counsellor
  • Q&A with a UTM Librarian
  • What's in a course syllabus and why does it matter?
  • How to create an effective study plan
  • Strategies for taking effective notes in lectures and from readings.
  • Test-taking strategies for multiple-choice, math, and essays.

How do I register?

Please schedule an appointment with an Accessibility Services Advisor by calling 905-569-4699, emailing, or dropping by the main office (room 2037 Davis Building).

Do I need to provide medical documentation?

Yes - Students must provide a recent medical certificate or psycho-educational assessment completed by a medical professional to register with Accessibility Services. Please bring your completed medical documentation to your appointment.

The Accessibility medical certificate can be found online 


Please contact the Coordinator of Volunteer Services for more information:

Phone: 905-828-5422
Room: 2037, Davis Building

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