Welcome all new Daniels students! Orientation for new Honours, Bachelor of Arts students started this week, running from Labour Day to Wednesday, September 6. Throughout their degree, Daniels undergraduate students are able to take advantage of the Faculty’s unique combination of Architectural Studies and Visual Studies programs. Our undergraduate student union, AVSSU (Architecture Visual Studies Student Union) has organized a slew of activities, including games and events throughout Toronto, to give new students the opportunity to get to know their fellow classmates and become more familiar with the University of Toronto and the surrounding city. The full schedule for Orientation Week is available on AVSSU’s website.
The Daniels Faculty focuses on interdisciplinary training and research in architecture, art, and their allied practices, with a mission to educate students, prepare professionals, and cultivate scholars who will play a leading role in creating more culturally engaged, ecologically sustainable, socially just, and artfully conceived environments.
We are so excited to start the school year at One Spadina Crescent. The Daniels Faculty’s new home has been designed to incorporate some of the most innovative urban design and sustainable building techniques, and is an unrivalled site for educating designers of the built environment, conducting pioneering research, and staging civic outreach. The new Daniels Building is enabling us to expand our curricular programs, pursue innovative research, and establish a space in which to model the many ways that the built environment will be made and remade in the future.