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SHIFT

SHIFT is Toronto Metropolitan University's summer transition program for incoming students with disabilities.

Open to all students with disabilities entering any Ontario post-secondary institution for the 2022-2023 academic year, SHIFT offers sessions that guide students through transitioning to post-secondary with a disability.

SHIFT sessions provide information to students and parents/support persons about navigating Academic Accommodation Support (AAS). Students have an opportunity to learn from AAS staff and connect with students with similar experiences. 

This year SHIFT is excited to offer hybrid programming! Students can choose to attend SHIFT either virtually or in-person on Toronto Met campus!  

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2022-2023
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SHIFT will be offered three times over the summer!

Each day will consist six (6) sessions, with one (1) additional session for graduate students. 

Sign up for the date that works for you:

  • Thursday, July 14, 2022 (Virtually on Zoom)
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2022 (Virtually on Zoom)
  • Thursday, August 18, 2022 (In-Person on TMU Campus)

SHIFT Session Topics

  Session 1:
AAS Orientation

This session provides an overview of AAS.

Here you will learn how to register with AAS, access supports, and take part in a Q&A to have all your questions answered. 

  Session 2:
Campus Tour

In-person? Attend an accessible tour of TMU campus with us!

Attending virtually? We’ll discuss the spaces and places you will want to know about!

  Session 3:
LS/AT Support

Join us to find out what learning strategies and assistive technology support can offer to your learning!

  Session 4:
Financial Support

Find out what financial support is available to you as a student with a disability.

Please note: this session will be primarily relevant for students who are Ontario residents.

  Session 5:
Communicating with Professors

Explore what it means to connect with your professor about your access needs and how to advocate for yourself in a university context as we provide tools to help you put self-advocacy into practice.

  Session 6:
Carousel Q&A

Listen, ask questions, and connect with TMU student groups, as well as other helpful university services!

 For Graduate Students - Session 7: Grad Connect

If you are a Grad student, don't miss out on our SHIFT session designed just for you! Connect with other grad students, learn about the research support available for you and have your AAS questions answered.

Our 1-hour Parent* Webinar will provide you with information regarding the transition from high school to post-secondary education, registering with Academic Accommodation Support, and your role in supporting your TMU student!

Register for the date that works for you:

  • July 7, 2022 at 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • July 19, 2022 at 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • August 10, 2022 at 6:30 - 7:30 pm

* "Parent" refers to parent(s), guardian(s), and/or support persons

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Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at shift@ryerson.ca