The first year of the MScOT program begins with a Department-run academic orientation, followed by the start of classes.  Attendance is considered mandatory for the Department-run orientation; it is optional for students to participate in the student-run “O-Week” social events.

Upon entering the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, a student becomes part of several academic “communities.”  The relationships between these communities will become more apparent to the student as they spend time in the program. These communities are:

  1. University of Toronto (U of T)
  2. School of Graduate Studies (SGS)
  3. Faculty of Medicine
  4. Rehabilitation Sciences Sector (Rehab Sector). The Sector consists of:

At the Departmental orientation, students will be directed to the online MScOT Graduate Student Handbook.  It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with the policies and regulations within each of the sections.  It is recommended that students keep the following resources available for easy reference throughout the program:

Course Enrolment
Email & Internet
Faculty Advisor
Financial Planning
Front ID Photos (first year only)
Health Coverage
Health Requirements
Invoices + Fee Payment (Request to Register Without Payment)
Mask Fit-Testing
O-Week, Student-Run for OT1 by OT2
The Student Web Service, known as SWS
Student Card / TCard
Timetables & Program Schedule