Student Services

Office of the Registrar and Student Services

The Office of the Registrar and Student Services is made up of a team of individuals committed to facilitating students’ academic experience at the University and the Daniels Faculty. In addition to performing registrarial functions (the nuts and bolts of university registration), we are also the first stop for academic, financial, personal, and general advising, and are here to assist students experiencing any difficulties that might have an impact on academic work, such as illness, a family emergency, or financial problems. 

Areas with which we provide assistance include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic and general advising and guidance
  • Student counselling and resource referral
  • Degree and program requirements
  • Course registration and enrolment
  • Fee payment or fee deferral
  • Financial counselling/grant applications
  • Petitions/appeals

Student experience is about more than the academic experience. The University and Daniels Faculty offers an array of leadership, mentorship, and discipline-specific opportunities designed to augment the academic experience and encourage co-curricular involvement.

Students are strongly encouraged to visit the Current Students – Undergraduate and Current Students – Graduate pages regularly for more information, up to date information, and application deadlines.

Fall 2023 Announcement

Due to the high volume of requests and current staffing resources at the start of the fall term, virtual and in-person advising drop-in sessions have temporarily been paused.

We encourage students to send any questions or requests directly to Please include your full name and student number. We will endeavour to respond to all messages within 48-72 business hours. 

The Office of the Registrar and Student Services is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room DA100 of the Daniels Building. 

The Writing Centre

The Writing Centre at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design located in room ESC1019 is a resource for all Daniels students seeking assistance with writing and related skills in design and visual studies. The Writing Centre offers academic support for integrating written, spoken, and visual communication.

The Writing Centre also works closely with faculty members and teaching assistants to support teaching by developing resources as well as delivering in-class workshops and collaborating on tutorials. We offer individual consultations on designing more effective assignments and evaluation methods that help align academic expectations with student learning.

Book student appointments at: (wait list available)

Access workshop recordings, handouts, and other resources at: Writing Centre website:

Contact: Rim Fathallah, Coordinator

Fall/Winter 2022-23

  • 50 minute in-person appointment: Conversational format ideal for working on 1-2 concerns such as brainstorming, English language learning, or developing a thesis -- Monday to Friday 10:00 am--6:00 pm, room ESC1019
  • 50 minute online appointment: Synchronous or asynchronous format ideal for chatting with a writing instructor or uploading a text for feedback (not an editing service) -- Monday to Friday (10:00 am -- 6:00 pm)
  • 25 minute in-person and online appointments: Shorter appointment length ideal for follow-up visits or targeted concerns -- Monday to Friday 10:00 am--6:00 pm, ESC1019 or ONLINE

Please bring the assignment brief as well as feedback or comments from your instructor and TA.

We offer instruction on a variety of skills including:

  • Formal analysis, artist statements, grant proposals and applications, portfolio organization and writing, conference presentations, research articles and writing in the sciences.
  • Developing your voice and exploring multiliteracy
  • Linguistic conventions and possibilities
  • Building vocabulary
  • Brainstorming and ideation
  • Giving credit to sources and influences (Chicago Manual of Style)
  • Developing a thesis
  • The art and craft of persuasion
  • Organizing ideas for essays, presentations, exhibitions, and publications
  • Revising and editing

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Learning Strategist

Daniels Faculty students have access to Learning Strategists through the Student Success Centre to support the development of their study skills and academic strategies. Whether you are an exceptional student looking to refine your skillset or a struggling student unsure of the next steps to improve your learning process; meeting with a Learning Strategist is a great way to reflect on your experience and develop new strategies in a supporting environment. Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Learning as a Process
  • Motivation & Goal Setting
  • Time Management & Procrastination
  • Stress Management & Anxiety Reduction
  • Study Focus
  • Critical Reading & Note-Taking
  • Presentations & Public Speaking
  • Test, Exam, Review & Critique Preparation

Pre-bookable 50-minute or 30-minute appointments can be arranged by phone at 416-978-7970, or in-person at the Student Success Front Desk located in the Koffler Student Services building (214 College Street, room 150). 

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Academic Success

On-Location Wellness Counsellor


Chiara Frigeni, Registered Psychotherapist

What they do: Chiara offers single-session and short-term psychotherapy and counseling on a range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationships, self-esteem, burnout, stress, and more. Chiara is invested in providing anti-oppressive approaches to therapy and has training in a variety of therapeutic modalities. They are now providing in-person service, as well as virtual appointments based on students’ preferences and needs.

To book a session, you can call the Health & Wellness Centre directly at 416-978-8030 (select option 5) and ask to book a session with the “Daniels counsellor” who is located at New College (40 Willcocks Street).

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Health & Wellness Centre

On-Location Career Educator

A Career Educator, Saddiya Rose, is available to meet with Daniels students to assist with a variety of services and resources including career guidance, summer employment information, further education options or general advice on how to prepare for life after graduation. She guides current students and recent alumni in exploring careers that align with their academic experiences, to develop effective job search strategies, and to apply for positions. She will be partnering with Daniels to provide specific workshops and one on one appointments throughout the term.

Email: Phone: 416-978-8007

For Career Education services , contact the main Career Exploration & Education front desk at 214 College St. in person or by:

*There are no drop-in appointments at this time due to COVID-19.

Workshops and programs are offered at Career Exploration & Education (214 College St.) and further information is available on Career Learning Networking (CLN)

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Career Exploration & Education