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About OVPS

Office of the Vice-Provost, Students

Under the direction of Professor Sandy Welsh, the Office of the Vice-Provost, Students (OVPS) has responsibility for non-academic policies and procedures affecting students and student organizations across the three campuses. The mandate of the Vice-Provost, Students is to ensure that university-wide programs and services are available in order for the academic divisions to deliver a meaningful and rich student experience.

The Vice-Provost oversees the operation and administration of:

  • Student Services and Programs
  • Hart House
  • Centre for International Experience
  • Tri-campus art collection and policy

The directors of these offices report to the Vice-Provost, Students. The Vice-Provost also serves as the senior assessor and a voting member of the University Affairs Board — one of the Boards of the University of Toronto governing structure.

On these pages, you will find policies, guidelines, and other resources to support and inform you.
Need to contact us? Find the staff member to help you in the OVPS staff directory.

Key Portfolios

  • Hart House has been recognized as the centre for the re-imagination and reinvention of the undergraduate student experience at the University of Toronto. It’s a place that welcomes both campus and community to explore cultural, intellectual and recreational activities. Aside from a wide array of events, lectures, live music and performances, Hart House offers classes for every interest from filmmaking and acting to archery and dance.

    Open 365 days a year, our facilities include a range of impressive rooms for study, dining, recreation and socializing, a modern athletics and aquatics facility, a satellite farm location, the acclaimed Justina M. Barnicke Art Gallery (part of the Art Museum at the University of Toronto), a dynamic theatre, complete wedding, meeting and event services as well as the top-rated Gallery Grill restaurant all housed within a stunning, neo-Gothic building.

    Commissioned in 1911 by Vincent Massey, Hart House was completed in 1919 and gifted to the University of Toronto as a gathering place for students. Learn more about Hart House History. Learn more about Hart House history.

    Please note that above description is taken from the ‘About Us’ section of the Hart House website.

    General Contact Information

    Hart House, University of Toronto
    7 Hart House Circle
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H3

    Main desk:
    Tel: 416.978.2452

    Please see the Hart House website for a full listing of department staff contacts:

  • In response to the increasing demand in all academic disciplines for world-wide collaboration and communication, the Centre for International Experience (CIE) seeks to provide U of T students with international and Canadian exchange opportunities, to help students gain a better understanding of the cultures, values, and lifestyles found across borders. Our exchange programs offer students a variety of opportunities to study at our partner institutions, through which students will be better equipped to function personally and professionally in the growing global culture in which we live.

    General Contact Information

    Cumberland House
    33 St. George St
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada M5S 2E3

    Tel: 416-946-3138
    Fax: 416-978-4090

  • Councils & Committees

    General Inquiry & Mailing Address

    Office of the Vice-Provost, Students
    University of Toronto
    27 King’s College Circle, Room 221
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1A1


    Phone: 416-978-3870
    Fax: 416-946-0678