Additional programs and services
Indigenous Resource Centre
The Indigenous Resource Centre (IRC) strives to provide a sacred space and programming to foster well-being for the Indigenous community at UOIT. A counsellor and elders are available to provide students with academic tools, specialized resources and support to ensure personal growth and academic success. The Indigenous Services and Initiatives website provides more information about programs, services and community outreach.
The Career Centre at UOIT offers comprehensive services, as well as a variety of valuable resources to assist your student in learning more about potential career paths, seeking internships or co-ops, and searching for employment, both as a student or following graduation. Encourage your student to make an appointment to learn more about:
- creating effective job-search documents
- career counselling
- interview preparation
- job market information
- job-search strategies
The Career Centre also hosts a variety of workshops for students throughout the year to explore these subjects. In addition, there are several events available to students throughout the year featuring off-campus stakeholders, including:
- employer information and networking sessions
- job fairs
- interviews conducted by leading employers
A variety of peer mentor programs are available at UOIT. Peer mentors are upper-year student leaders who can answer questions about the university, provide helpful referrals, offer encouragement and share their experiences as a UOIT student. These mentorship programs allow students to establish connections with the larger university community while having individualized guidance and support from their mentor. Program participants can also earn recognition on their Involvement Record, which will acknowledge their participation in the program. Some of the programs currently offered include the Gen-F: Generation First and College to University Transfer (CTUT) peer mentor programs. Encourage your student to get involved in our many peer support programs!
Student Association services
The Student Association aims to provide all students with a positive academic experience by developing a sense of community and diversity on campus through the delivery of superior advocacy, support and services.
The Student Association provides a variety of supports for students, such as:
- Campus Food Centre
- Campus Emergency Response Team
- Legal Services
- LGTBQ Centre
- Sexual Health Resource Centre
- Women's Centre
Please encourage your student to visit the Student Association website, where he or she can learn more about the services, supports and activites that are available.