Academic Resources

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At the University of Toronto Mississauga, there are many academic resources that are available to students. Click on the icons below for a comprehensive list of resources within each category.  

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Course Support

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Map and Poster Printing

The library offers low cost printing service to students who have academic posters to present.

Map and Poster Printing Website

Offered By: UTM Library

Netbook Loans

The library offers netbooks for short-term five-hour loan. Our netbooks are fully integrated into the library's wireless and printing system, feature Microsoft the Office Standard 2010 productivity suite, and by default have administrative privileges for all users. This allows you to install software not available on other library workstations, including textbook and tutorial packages. To sign out a netbook, please see the Information and Loans desk on level 2.

Netbook Loans Website

Offered By: UTM Library

Old Exams Repository

Use your UTORID to login in to gain access to old exams from all three campuses. Be aware that faculty must submit their exams to be added to this collection so not all courses will be found here.

Old Exams Repository Website

Offered By: UTM Library

Peer Facilitated Study Groups (FSGs)

These weekly study groups give students the opportunity to study discipline-related material in an organized, regularly-scheduled format. An upper-year Peer Facilitator leads the session with the goal of helping students structure and prioritize their study routine, so that they can get the most out of their study material. Skills practiced include comparing and reviewing study notes, discussing and clarifying concepts with peers, developing and evaluating study strategies, and preparing for tests and exams. Peer Facilitated Study Groups are set up on a per-course basis. Check with your professor to see if there is one for your course.

Peer Facilitated Study Groups Website

Offered By: Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

Reserve Course Materials

Textbooks and other printed materials on reserve for your courses can be accessed from the Information and Loans desk located on the main floor of the library.

Course Reserves Website

Offered By: UTM Library

Technology Help

If you need help with the technology required for your classes including Blackboard/Portal, iClickers, or signing into the wireless network, the HIT Squad is available in person on the main floor of the library. If your problem is Blackboard related, you can also call the Blackboard hotline at 905-601-8859.

Offered By: UTM Library

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Skills & Writing Support


Accessibility Learning Strategy Services 

The Accessibility Learning Strategist/Assistive Technologist meets individually with UTM students who have learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder and acquired brain injuries and are registered with the Accessibility Resource Centre. Students can access this service by contacting the Centre at  905-569-4699 or email

Accessibility Learning Strategies Website

Offered By: Accessibility Resource Centre

One-On-One Skills Development Appointments

You can consult one-on-one with an RGASC strategist on a variety of academic topics including learning styles, development of study plans, academic writing, oral presentations, critical reading support, and scientific problem-solving. Drop-in and scheduled appointments available. 

One-On-One Skills Development Appointment Website

Offered By: Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

Skills and Writing Workshops

The RGASC offers a variety of workshops throughout the fall and winter terms to assist you in enhancing your skills. Workshops are offered on demand when students request them, and they cover topics including core academic skills (time management, test preparation, study habits, etc.) and writing skills (argumentation, editing, outlining, etc.).

Skills and Writing Workshops Website

Offered By: Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

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Academic Integrity

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Academic Integrity Website

Visit the UTM Academic Integrity, Office of the Dean website here for more information, including:

Find more resources for Students, Faculty/Staff, Family & Friends, and more at

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Study Spaces on Campus

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Study Space Website

The following site provides a comprehensive listing of campus study spaces and allows you to search for study spaces based on noise level, time of day, and building location. Additionally, this site provides you access to the bookable study rooms that are available in the library and Instructional Building.  

Study Space Website

Adaptive Technology Room

For the Accessibility students, there is an Adaptive Technology Room with height adjustable tables, specialized accessibility software and equipment such as the CCTV text enlargement station. To gain access to this room, you must first register with the Accessibility Resouce Centre.

Offered by: Accessibility Resource Centre

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Professional Skills Programs

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Bloomberg Market Concepts Course

The Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre (FLC) has three Bloomberg terminals that are used by industry professionals around the world to access real-time and historical company and industry data. A self-paced e-learning course, Bloomberg Market Concepts, was developed to provide students with an interactive introduction to the essentials of financial markets and the core Bloomberg functionalities. Students can complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts course for free and at their leisure in the FLC. If you are interested in completing this course, please email FLC librarian Catherine Fournier-Boulianne at

Bloomberg Market Concepts Website

Offered By: Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre


FactSet Financial Modelling Certification 

Interested in obtaining an industry-recognized certificate in financial modelling and analysis? One of the financial software available at the Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre (FLC), FactSet, offers a free, online self-paced training program which features interactive model-building exercises to develop financial analysis and Microsoft Excel Skills. If you are interested in completing this certification, please email FLC librarian Catherine Fournier-Boulianne at

Offered By: Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre


Preparation to Launch (Prep2Launch)

Preparation to Launch provides two ways for upper year undergraduate students, who are preparing for careers or further studies, to improve their professional and professional-academic skills: workshops and one-on-one appointments.

Preparation to Launch Website

Offered by: Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

Professional Advancement for Geography and Environment Students (PAGES)

The program is based on a series of workshops, career events and related activities designed to help students develop: an awareness of research, career and graduate possibilities; skills required to apply successfully for employment and graduate studies; and personal skills to improve self-confidence and potential within the workplace, professional direction and self-awareness. On successful completion of the program students receive a transcript notation.

PAGES Information (PDF)

Offered by: Department of Geography & Programs in Environment

Professional Development and Learning Centre (PDLC)

The Professional Development and Learning Centre (PDLC) office works to support the career needs of the Commerce and Management students at UTM. The Careers Officer assists students with career exploration, developing work experience and advancing their overall job search. Through one on one appointments, tailored workshops, events, panels and recruitment activities, the PDLC ensures our undergraduate Commerce and Management students have the tools they need to be successful in their careers.

PDLC Website

Offered by: Department of Management 

Professional Skills Development Program (PSDP) 

The Professional Skills Development Program (PSDP) was created exclusively for Commerce and Management students as a way to encourage professional and personal skill development beginning in first year through to final year. Students who consistently take part in PSDP activities throughout their years of study will be eligible to receive a notation on their official University of Toronto transcript. Students actively involved in the PSDP program will have the opportunity to improve their skills in the following competencies: Academic Development, Building Relationships, Develop Skills, Industry Research, Job Search and Know Yourself.

PSDP Website

Offered by: Department of Management

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English Language Skills

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Communication Café

Do you speak, write, or read in more than one language? Communication Cafés are peer-led workshops offering assistance with key developmental skills in the academic setting. Our goal is to provide you with foundational skills linked to the improvement of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. By participating in these workshops, you will obtain instructional support, while gaining a useful network of peer scholars in a wide range of disciplines. Communication Cafés are offered in both Fall and Winter terms and are run through the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre (RGASC). 

Offered By: Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

English Language Enhancement Workshops

Our English Language Enhancement Workshops focus on aspects of critical reading and writing that help to prepare you for university level studies. These workshops typically attract International or English Language Learners and offer specific strategies to improve your overall comprehension in reading and quality in writing. English Language Enrichment Workshops are run by faculty members from the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre (RGASC) and are offered in both Fall and Winter terms.

Offered By: Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

One-On-One Language Development

Do you have difficulty with various aspects of the English language? Our Language Development program is designed to provide you with one-on-one support. This can include grammar and sentence structure as well as coherence at the paragraph level. Through 30 minute personalized appointments with the English Language Specialist at the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre (RGASC), you can obtain specific assistance with the development of ideas on academic writing assignments or more general help in areas of English language learning. Book your appointment now! 

Offered by: Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

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Research Support

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Library 101 Certificate Program

The Library 101 Certificate Program is designed to introduce UTM students to the rich resources that will help them excel in their academic career. Each session provides an opportunity to meet a liaison librarian who will teach students how to navigate the library system and develop research strategies beyond Google.

Library 101 Website

Offered By: UTM Library

One-on-One Library Research Help

For research for a course assignment, there are four different options available from the Library:

  1. You can email your question to
  2. You can use our CHAT service, which is available Monday to Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and can be found here.
  3. You can book a research consultation with a subject librarian here.
  4. You can call our reference desk at 905-828-5237 or visit us in person on the main floor of the library.

Research Help Website

Offered By: UTM Library

P.A.R.T. - Program for Accessing Research Training

P.A.R.T. (Program for Accessing Research Training) is designed to prepare UTM students for possible participation in the Research Opportunity Program (ROP) and other research opportunities available across campus. Each research training module will include hands-on-practice and pragmatic tips about navigating the logistical challenges of carrying out research.

P.A.R.T Website

Offered By: Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

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Department Advisors

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Anthropology:            Angela Sidoriak (

Biology:                      Diane Matias (

Chemical and Physical Sciences: Christina Fortes (

CCIT:                            Truc Tran (

Computer Science:    Yvette Ye (

Economics:                  Ferzeen Sammy (

English and Drama:    Megan Janssen (

Geography:                 Sabrina Ferrari (

Historical Studies:      Sharon Marjadsingh (

Language Studies:     Rosa Ciantar (

Management:              Natasha Hanif (

Mathematics & Statistics, Applied:  Laura Ferlito (

Philosophy:                 Jane Medeiros (

Political Science:         Norma Dotto (

Psychology:                 Jodie Stewart (

Sociology:                   Ania Joly (

Visual Studies:            Stephanie Sullivan (


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