Foundations LLC




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In collaboration with The Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy, the Foundations LLC is for first-year students to learn and acquire the foundations of being a successful student at UTM. This LLC was designed with a focus on helping students develop reading and writing skills, in addition to learning how to live on their own for the first time. 
If you want the opportunity to take your learning outside the classroom to continue to develop your reading and writing skills and make long-lasting friendships, we encourage you to apply!


Course Requirement

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Students in the Foundations LLC must be enrolled in ISP100 'Writing for University and Beyond'. This is a required course for any student interested in pursuing a program in Anthropology (excluding Forensic Science), Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Physics, Political Science, or Visual Studies. Acceptance into the LLC will preferably be given to those planning to enrol in the fall. However, students planning to enrol in ISP100 in the winter term may also apply to the LLC.


LLC Program Highlights

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Through the unique programming offered, in the past, members of this community have participated in the following:

  • Exclusive LLC Orientation & End-of-Year Dinner/Social

  • Field trips with faculty to the Rec Room and TEDxUofT

  • Skating and dinner with faculty

  • Writing and presentation skills workshops

  • Upper-year and alumni AMA panels


Residence Placement

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Students in the Foundations LLC will be placed in Erindale Hall and all eligible candidates will be guaranteed residence so long as they meet application and eligibility requirements.


Hear from our students!

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Hello! My name is Mya and I was a part of the Foundations LLC in the 2019-2020 academic year. Genuinely, I credit the LLC program as one of the top reasons for my success at UofT. Not only did the LLC allow for a comfortable, easy transition into residence life away from home as well as into my academics, but it also provided me with a great network of like-minded individuals who were studying the same material as me! Without the helpful guidance from my LLC PAL and peers, I don’t think I personally would have adjusted as well as I did to the university lifestyle. Putting yourself out there to make new friends can be really intimidating at first, so the LLC program was a fantastic way to engage with peers, get help on school work, and get to know some really cool people. What I enjoyed most about my time in the Foundations LLC was the opportunity to learn new academic skills and the safe space to ask any question that was on my mind. The LLC program also hosts two faculty field trips that allow the students to get to know their professors while doing something off-campus; my favourite event was when we donated food, hygiene products, and clothing to welfare centers in Mississauga and Toronto. The best part about these events is that we, the students, get to plan them!

Overall, I wholeheartedly recommend to any new student who can to join the LLC program as it truly is such a helpful tool and experience!