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Photo of residence students attending Residence Orientation Welcome in August 2019.

There are ample opportunities to be a leader in residence. Students can lead the community while developing leadership skills through experience and training opportunities.

Residence Life Team (RLT)

The Residence Life Team consists of student staff in three different roles.

A Lead Residence Advisor (LRA) at the University of Toronto Scarborough has many responsibilities and duties that are essential to developing a cohesive and safe residence community and to providing additional support and direction to Residence Advisors on the Residence Life Team. Reporting to the Residence Life Coordinator, this live-in position is fundamental in promoting a community culture of inclusivity and acceptance through facilitated dialogue, community development and peer education. LRAs are exceptional role models within the residence community and on the Residence Life Team and foster relationships through their skills in communication, conflict resolution and leadership.

A Residence Advisor (RA) at the University of Toronto Scarborough has many responsibilities and duties that are essential to developing a cohesive and safe residence community. Reporting to the Residence Life Coordinator, this live-in position is fundamental in promoting a community culture of inclusivity and acceptance through facilitated dialogue, community development and peer education. RAs are exceptional role models within the residence community and foster relationships through their skills in communication, conflict resolution and leadership.

A Residence Engagement Facilitator (REF) at the University of Toronto Scarborough has many responsibilities and duties that are essential to developing a cohesive and engaged residence community. Reporting to the Residence Life Program Coordinator (RLPC), this live-in position is fundamental to creating a sense of community through events, activities and leadership committees. The REF is a role model within the residence community and fosters engagement through their skills in communication, creativity, student engagement, and leadership

Hiring for the 2023-24 year will begin in December 2022 and more details can be found on our Job Posting webpage.

Student Housing Advisory Committee (SHAC)

The Student Housing Advisory Committee (SHAC) provides residence students with the opportunity to share their opinions and ideas with Student Housing & Residence Life at UTSC. This committee is critical in providing feedback on matters that include services, resources, programming, policies, budget, and departmental priorities.

Membership

The committee is composed of the following people:

  • Two UTSC Residence Council representatives
  • Two first year residence student representatives
  • One upper year residence student representative
  • One Residence Life Team representative (e.g., Resident Advisor, Resident Engagement Facilitator)

Elections

Elections for the 2022-23 acadeimic year will take place in September 2022.

Meetings/Commitment

The committee begins in September and ends in March. Meetings will typically be held once a month. The exception is October and November when more frequent meetings are scheduled to support the budget consultation process and are outlined below. Note: All meetings will be conducted virtually.

Scarborough Campus Residence Council (SCRC)

The Scarborough Campus Residence Council is the representative body of all students in residence and provides opportunities for residents to get connected with their community. Elections for the four core executive positions will take place in September 2022, following by hiring of DIrector positions shortly afterwward.

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