ASSU Writing Seminars – Cite Right: Citing and Writing for University Courses

Friday, November 16th from 1-3 p.m. – Cite Right: Citing and Writing for University Courses
So many sources, so little time! How do you find good sources and use them in your writing so you earn top marks and avoid plagiarizing? This session will give you strategies and tips for writing research papers, from summarizing and paraphrasing to using online citation builders that will save you time.

If you want to sign-up for either date, please email and indicate which one – there is only room for 60 students in each seminar.

Tests Wanted!!

Attention students! As many of you know already, we have a fantastic test bank. The test bank is composed of tests that have been donated by students. This is a call for past term tests from the 2011-12 school year.  You can bring your tests to the ASSU office (room 1068 of Sidney Smith). Upon donating a test that we don’t have, your name will be entered into a draw for fantastic prizes in the form of gift certificates for Second Cup and Tim Hortons.


Come to Exam Jam, next Monday and Tuesday!

April 9 and 10 at Sid Smith:

* De-stress with a free massage, do some kick boxing, learn meditation, and get free snacks

* Study with your friends and classmates in our open study spaces

* Get study help and learn tips on how to write great exams from the Academic Success Centre

* Attend exam review sessions by your profs or TAs for:  CHM138H1S, CHM139H1S, CSC148H1S, ECO100Y1Y, FSL100H1S and FSL102H1S, MAT136H1S, MAT137Y1Y, MAT157Y1Y, MAT223H1S, POL101Y1Y, PRT100Y1Y, PRT110Y1Y, RLG100Y1Y, SPA100Y1Y

* Stop in to assigned drop-in study rooms for many more courses

This event is FREE and all are welcome!

See the full schedule at

Good luck on your exams!

Attention First Year Students – Exam Jam!

Review and Refresh
at Arts and Science Exam Jam 2012 April 9 & 10, at Sidney Smith Hall

Review course material with instructors
Study with your classmates – Improve your study skills.
Eat healthy snacks, do some fun physical activity, Relieve stress!

Sponsored by:

Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education

UofT Food Services

Office of Student Life

Hart House


ASSU Executive Elections 2012-13

ASSU Executive Elections 2012-13

one (1) President

four (4) Executive Members

Nominations Open:

Monday, February 13 – 10 a.m.

Nominations Close:

Wednesday, March 7th – 5 p.m.


Thursday, March 15th – 12 noon

All full-time Arts & Science undergraduates registered on the St. George campus and fee paying members of ASSU are eligible to stand for the position.

Nomination Forms and rules are available at Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1068.


New Undergraduate Research Fund

The Undergraduate Research Fund has been established, jointly with the Arts & Science Students’ Union (ASSU), to help undergraduate students defray the costs of engaging in research. The purpose of the Fund is to foster research experience at the undergraduate level by providing students with an opportunity to develop a research project of their own, for which there is no other available funding. The Fund should be used for research initiated by students and related to their degree, either through a regular course, an independent study, a research essay, or other academic project supervised by a faculty member. Students may want, for example, to explore in more depth ideas that emerged in a 299Y course, or develop further some implications of the research they have done in a seminar, or undertake the additional research required to turn a final essay into a journal article, etc.

The Fund is open to all Arts & Science students in good academic standing – no minimum GPA is required. Group research is eligible (with a maximum of three students per group). There will be two competitions per year:  November 28, 2011 and March 12, 2012.

For more details, click here.