St. Michael's College
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Tuition: $4,900.00  Students: 2,316
81 Saint Mary Street
Toronto, ON      M5S 1J4

St. Michael's College

St. Michael's College started its first class in 1852 under the supervision of the Basilian Fathers. From its humble beginnings, the College has grown to become one of the biggest Catholic, English-speaking, post-secondary educational institution in Canada. Today, it is federated with the University of Toronto, and its mission is to become Canada's leading English-speaking Catholic Institute.
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About St. Michael's College

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The College has the Kelly Library, the Nouwen Archives, the USMC Archives, and the Sable Ctre 19th c French Studies. Residence accommodations are also offered by St. Michael's. The SMC Student Residence is the oldest residential community found at the University of Toronto. It is located on the eastern side of the St. George Campus, and it offers around 430 rooms for students within five buildings. The Loretto College Women's Residence is within the University of Toronto. It is owned by the Loretto Sisters, and its aim is to encourage students to join Christian and academic activities within the community.

Student Services and Student Life

St. Michael's offers the following services: Hospitality services (Food Service Outlets, Conference Facilities, and Catering Services); Parking services (offers approximately 200 parking spaces in two areas of the campus -- Basil's Church Lot and the Muzzo Family Alumni Hall lot); Janitorial and Housekeeping services; and Grounds Maintenance (over 160 different shrubs and trees in the campus in addition to the 30 city trees).

All of the registered undergraduate students of St. Michael's belong to the St. Michael's College Student Union. This group plans numerous spiritual, athletic, and cultural activities to make the students' experience more fun and exciting. There are also other groups available to students. They can join the Mike newspaper (the official student newspaper of St. Michael's College); St. Mike's Residence Council (SMRC) (organizes social and athletic events); The Rabanus Project (social club for everyone who are connected to the Christianity and Culture Program of the University); COMPASS Catholic Fellowship (student evangelizers who share ideals and support in deepening the holiness of its members).

Academic Programs

St. Michael's College offers more than 2,000 courses offered in 300 programs by the University of Toronto's Faculty of Arts and Science. They are divided into six admission categories:

Accounting, Finance and Economics, Management;

Computer Science and Economics, Computer Science and Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence Option, Foundations Option, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Systems Option, and Software Engineering Option;

Animal Physiology, Anthropology, Behaviour, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology, Environment and Behaviour, Environment and Health, Environment Biology, Environment Chemistry, Evolutionary Biology, Forest Conversation Science, Human Biology, Human Biology: Neuroscience, Immunology, Life, Environmental and General Physics, Nutritional Sciences, Past Environments, Pathobiology, Pharmacology, Zoology, Toxicology;

Applied Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics, Chemistry, Economics and Mathematics, Financial Economics, Materials Science, Molecular Biophysics, Physics, Statistics;

Language, Literature, History, Fine Art, Architecture, Philosophy, Classics, Religion, Drama, Music, Cinema, Bioethics, Christianity and Culture, French Cultural Studies, Health Studies, History; and

SOCIAL SCIENCES (Anthropology, Criminology, Employment Relations, Archaeology, Geography, International Relations, Political Science, Women and Gender Studies.

Famous Alumni

Some of the most notable alumni of the college include: Michael Colle - Former Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration; Dr. Michael W. Higgins - Current President of St. Thomas University and former President of St. Jerome's University; Emile John - Vice Principal, track and field coach, Commonwealth Games medalist; and Michael McGowan - Former English teacher, director of the Gemini-nominated movie Saint Ralph.

Toronto Information

Toronto is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario. With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth-most populous municipality in North America, and the 46th most populous in the world. As Canada's economic capital, Toronto is considered one of the top financial cities in the world.

Toronto's climate is moderate for Canada due to its southerly location within the country and its proximity to Lake Ontario. It has a humid continental climate, with warm, humid summers and generally cold winters, although fairly mild by Canadian and many northern continental U.S. standards. The city experiences four distinct seasons with considerable variance in day to day temperature, particularly during the colder weather season.

Toronto is a major scene for theatre and other performing arts, with more than fifty ballet and dance companies, six opera companies, and two symphony orchestras. The city is home to the National Ballet of Canada, the Canadian Opera Company, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Notable performance venues include the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Roy Thomson Hall, the Princess of Wales Theatre, the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Massey Hall, the Toronto Centre for the Arts, the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres and the Hummingbird Centre.


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