Peer Counsellors

Peer counsellors are upper-year (3rd and above) Trinity College students who provide guidance and advice to 1st year students throughout the academic year. They provide unofficial advice and assistance in the selection of courses and programs (for the final word, please do see the Registrar's Office). If you are studying something pretty far-fetched and there is no Academic Don for your subject, or if you are just looking for good advice from people who have been through it before, talk to a Peer Counsellor.

2014-2015 Peer Counsellor Application Process

Apply now to be a Peer Counsellor: http://db.trinity.utoronto.ca/trinity/PeerCounsellors/

Applications are due Tuesday April 22, 2014, by 5:00 p.m.

All peer counsellors must:

  1. Expect to work 20-25 hours per year.
  2. Advise peers on specific academic programs (assigned at hiring) as well as 1-2 non-academic areas (assigned during training). Academic areas will be posted on the job advertisement; applicants will identify up to 2 academic areas on the application.  Non-academic areas might include, but are not limited to: Commuting Life, Varsity Athletics, Time Management, Research Methods, Note Taking, College Community Life/Student Life.
  3. Attend Academic Orientation on Tuesday, September 2 and the Subject POSt Selection Session in March.
  4. Attend a three hour training session during the 1st week of class.
  5. Be a student resource for academic programming organized by the Dons, the Registrar's Office and the Dean of Arts' Office.
  6. Help organize the Trinity College Academic Conference (details to follow).
  7. Help organize 1 Low table per year within their general subject area (Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences). 
  8. Help organize a speaker series by subject area.
  9. Provide content for the Dons' tumblr.

Eligibility:

  1. Applicants can apply for up to two positions.  Majors and Specialists in an area are preferred, but MInors will be considered.
  2. Applicants must be entering third or fourth year of their program in September 2014.
  3. Applicants should have a minimum 3.50 CGPA in the subject area for which they are applying.

The hiring committee will consider peer counsellors for the following subject areas:

Biochemistry
Cell and Molecular Biology
Classics
Commerce
Computer Science
Criminology
East Asian Studies
Economics
English
Ethics, Society & Law
French
History
Human Biology
Immunology
International Relations
Mathematics
Neuroscience
Peace & Conflict Studies
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Philosophy
Physics
Physiology
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Statistics