Graduate Studies: Getting Started


All graduate students are required to have a T-Card, which serves as your student photo ID and library card. To obtain a T-Card, please bring your Offer of Admission and proof of citizenship to the TCard Office at Robarts Library (130 St. George Street, room 2054A). For hours of operation and additional information, please visit the TCard Office website.


The UTORid is the username (and password) used to sign in to a number of different services offered by the University. You will receive instructions on how to activate your UTORid when you obtain your T-Card. We strongly recommend that you set up your password recovery options during this activation process.


During the UTORid activation process, students are given the opportunity to set up a University of Toronto email address. We encourage all students to use this email for communications with the program.

Campus Wireless Access

All students with active UTORids should be able to connect to the University's wireless network while on campus. For information on how to access this network, please visit the Information Commons website.


ACORN is the University's new student information service. You can use this service to manage course enrolments, check tuition fees and update your contact information. Students are responsible for ensuring that their information is correct and up-to-date.

Learning Portal

The Learning Portal is an online course management system which allows students to access materials and resources for the courses they are enrolled in.

AFGS Online Community

The AFGS Online Community is our private space on the web where all pertinent information — announcements, deadlines, events, etc. — will be posted. You can also use this space to discuss issues, throw around ideas and pass on interesting information. We encourage you to post and respond to any messages during your time with us.

Where to go for more information

Dates, Deadlines & Policies: Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Student Fees: Student Accounts

Resources for International Students: Centre for International Experience

General Questions: Program Staff

Program Questions:

Dr. Abbas Ghavam-Rassoul, Director, MScCH (HPTE)
Dr. Julia Alleyne, Director, MPH (FCM) and MScCH (FCM)

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