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The Founding College of the University of Toronto
Students stand with Meric Gertler, and professors

Student-Faculty Engagement

Your professors, lecturers, instructors and teaching assistants are people too. We encourage you to engage with our faculty members, and it starts here at UC.

Why Should You Connect with Faculty?

We strive to achieve our collective vision of a welcoming community that challenges undergraduate students to excel intellectually and that prepares them to engage in the wider world. Opportunities for meaningful student-faculty engagement inside and outside the classroom are critical to the realization of this vision. When you discover that faculty are approachable and caring individuals, boundaries disappear and opportunities for discussion and growth are created.

Dinner Series

Students with Principal Donald Ainslie


Our popular student-faculty dinner series provides an opportunity for students to interact with faculty in an informal setting. Each dinner is targeted to different members of our community and is designed to help students and faculty share experiences and learn from each other. Dinners are hosted by the principal of University College, Principal Markus Stock in Bissell House free of charge.

To attend a dinner, look out for an email closer to dates listed here. Registration is confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early to avoid disappointment.

2020-21 Schedule

International Students Dinner

First-year Students Dinner

Second-year Students Dinner

Third-year Students Dinner

Graduating Students Dinner