Student Services

IBU is Ontario’s first independent, not-for-profit university, devoted entirely to excellence in higher education. Students from across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ontario and Canada, and over time from across the globe, will engage with faculty with all class sizes capped at 30 students. They will benefit from their professors’ subject matter expertise and from a campus environment designed to make out-of-class interactions not only possible but easy, both informally and formally.

At IBU, your academic, personal, and professional successes are important to us. Since university life can be challenging, whether transitioning from high school, the workplace, or into the next semester, we want you to know that we’re with you every step of the way. You will be provided support in dealing with personal, social, and financial issues as well as strategies for receiving better grades.

Lifelong Learning

At the core of IBU’s values and mission is a belief in lifelong learning. That means we support you, both while you are completing your degree as an undergraduate student and afterward, when you will be a contributing member of the global business community. Once you’ve achieved your degree, you are still a part of IBU.

Networking is a high priority in business, and IBU wants to be a part of your network. Alumni meetings and networking functions occur throughout the year, keeping you in touch with your fellow classmates, and helping you stay informed about what’s going on in the community. And sometimes it’s just nice to say hi!

IBU offers seminars and webinars on current business topics ranging from best practices in training to modern currency conversion to translation software technology. You will be invited to them all. Maybe you’d like to present one of your own? You’re always welcome back at IBU.

At IBU, we’ve got your back.

Current Accreditation

Global Business and technology don’t stand still and neither should you. As an IBU graduate, you can be assured that you will always be up to date with the current trends and technologies. We’ve got your back!

Environment and Sustainability

We are committed to operating in an environmentally responsible manner for all of the university’s administrative activities. The President’s Advisory Committee on Environment and Sustainability, including faculty, student and administrative staff representation, provides advice on potential teaching, research and administrative initiatives to support good environmental and socially responsible practice.

Community Engagement and Social Responsibility

We know IBU is part of a larger community and are committed to making that community better than how we found it. IBU will explore ways in which we can partner with organizations, institutions and corporations on projects and initiatives that support the economic, social, cultural, and environmental health and welfare of society and its citizens.

01. Health and Wellness

If you are experiencing health issues and do not have a family doctor, staff in Enrolment Services will provide you with the name of a local walk-in medical clinic. Enrolment Services can also suggest vision care, dental care, pharmacy, and counselling options available in the IBU neighbourhood.

For emergencies, go directly to one of the nearby hospitals. Two of the closest are:

  • Toronto General Hospital: 200 Elizabeth St
  • Women’s College Hospital: 76 Grenville St, Toronto

02. Medical and Dental Plan

If you require any specific insurance please let us know, we shall direct you to the appropriate private and/or public services.

03. Counseling

IBU has a commitment to developing and nurturing an ethos and culture in the institution that is ‘student focused’. They will work with the Academic Council/Senate to reinforce that ethos across all facets of the academic and administrative components of the institution. They will work also, through appropriate structures and consultative mechanisms, with the University community, including students and student bodies, to infuse the student focus into academic and administrative practices and procedures, while articulating students’ reciprocal responsibilities to engage with the University community and reinforce the ethos. The University will implement and continue to review and revise its mechanisms, including various forms of financial support and mentorship, to ensure that it provides access and a positive environment for students from all backgrounds.Students at the University will engage, inside and outside the classroom, with teaching faculty who will be encouraged and supported to pursue scholarly and creative initiatives in their specialty fields, in the process enriching the learning experience, refining curriculum content, and reinforcing an institutional culture of scholarly enquiry and debate, while adding to the body of public knowledge and practice. Leadership and mentorship in this process will be provided by a select cluster of senior faculty, recognized as stars in their fields.

One of your professors will be assigned to you as your academic advisor. Your academic advisor can give you advice about your courses, program and graduation requirements, counsel you regarding study habits, tutor you as necessary and also provide information regarding future career options. You may meet with your academic advisor as often as necessary.

IBU is committed to nurturing a ‘student first’ culture across all facets of the institution. We will work with the University community, including students and student groups, to ensure that every student and faculty member is living by our core values and fostering an inclusive, collaborative, respectful learning environment.

03. Counseling

IBU has a commitment to developing and nurturing an ethos and culture in the institution that is ‘student focused’. They will work with the Academic Council/Senate to reinforce that ethos across all facets of the academic and administrative components of the institution. They will work also, through appropriate structures and consultative mechanisms, with the University community, including students and student bodies, to infuse the student focus into academic and administrative practices and procedures, while articulating students’ reciprocal responsibilities to engage with the University community and reinforce the ethos. The University will implement and continue to review and revise its mechanisms, including various forms of financial support and mentorship, to ensure that it provides access and a positive environment for students from all backgrounds.Students at the University will engage, inside and outside the classroom, with teaching faculty who will be encouraged and supported to pursue scholarly and creative initiatives in their specialty fields, in the process enriching the learning experience, refining curriculum content, and reinforcing an institutional culture of scholarly enquiry and debate, while adding to the body of public knowledge and practice. Leadership and mentorship in this process will be provided by a select cluster of senior faculty, recognized as stars in their fields.

One of your professors will be assigned to you as your academic advisor. Your academic advisor can give you advice about your courses, program and graduation requirements, counsel you regarding study habits, tutor you as necessary and also provide information regarding future career options. You may meet with your academic advisor as often as necessary.

IBU is committed to nurturing a ‘student first’ culture across all facets of the institution. We will work with the University community, including students and student groups, to ensure that every student and faculty member is living by our core values and fostering an inclusive, collaborative, respectful learning environment.

04. AccessAbility

Academic Accommodation supports students with diagnosed disabilities through the development of Academic Accommodation Plans that the student can share with faculty and staff. These can include, for example, allocation of longer times for tests or requests for a note taker. Course materials follow AODA standards and are developed and available in digital form in the Learning Management System for easier use with accessibility tools.

Our campus has been designed to accommodate those with physical challenges such as wheelchair access.

IBU is committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly and equitably. IBU engages to provide accessible learning spaces and learning materials, as well as required accommodations to allow you access to the supports you need to succeed.

IBU upholds and affirms the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Contact AccessAbility Services if you believe you require accommodations to succeed in your studies.

05. Campus Life

Our campus space is being designed to include large common room areas conducive to group discussions. Extra-curricular activities on campus will include seminars, conferences and workshops, involving faculty and partners from local and international business, as well as non profit and public sector organizations. These activities will be augmented by conferences drawing together scholars, businesspeople, and public policy experts to explore key challenges and emerging priorities in business today.
Campus life is up to you – get involved!

  • Take advantage of the student lounge to meet with your classmates.
  • Volunteer to participate in a university committee and have a direct impact on the governance of IBU and the life of future students.
  • Start a student group for students who have a common interest, and request recognition of the group through Enrolment Services.
  • Participate in – or volunteer for – orientation activities.

Library
The IBU library is digital. Contact IBU’s librarian if you need assistance to access the library.

06. Academic Advising and Support

One of your professors will be assigned to you as your academic advisor. Your academic advisor can give you advice about your courses, program and graduation requirements, counsel you regarding study habits, tutor you as necessary and also provide information regarding future career options. You may meet with your academic advisor as often as necessary.”

07. Important Dates and Deadlines

It is your responsibility to be familiar with all important dates and deadlines.

Important Dates and Deadlines

August 2021

Tuesday August 24

Deadline for payment of 2021 fall semester fees

September 2021

Monday September 6

Labour Day, university closed

Tuesday September 7

First day of fall semester classes

Monday September 13

Last day to register for fall semester courses; fall semester registration closes at 11:59 p.m.

October 2021

Saturday October 9  through
Sunday October 17

Fall semester reading week, no classes scheduled

Monday October 11

Thanksgiving Day, university closed

November 2021

December 2021

Monday December 6

Last day of fall semester classes

Tuesday December 7

Make-up day for university closures/ study day

Wednesday December 8 through
Tuesday December 14

Final examination period, student participation required

Tuesday December 14

End of fall semester

Friday December 17

Deadline for payment of 2022 winter semester fees

Saturday December 25 through
Sunday January 2

Winter holiday break, university closed

January 2022

Monday January 3

University reopens after holiday break

Monday January 10

First day of winter semester classes

Sunday January 16

Last day to register for winter semester courses; winter semester registration closes at 11:59 p.m.

February 2022

Saturday February 19 through
Sunday February 27

Winter semester reading week, no classes scheduled

Monday February 21

Family Day, university closed

March 2022

April 2022

Friday April 8

Last day of winter semester classes

Monday April 11

Make-up day for university closures/ study day

Tuesday April 12 through
Tuesday April 19

Final examination period, student participation required

Friday April 15

Good Friday, university closed

Tuesday April 19

End of winter semester

Wednesday April 28

Deadline for payment of 2022 summer semester fees

May 2022

Wednesday May 11

First day of summer semester classes

Tuesday May 17

Last day to register for summer semester courses; summer semester registration closes at 11:59 p.m.

Monday May 23

Victoria Day, university closed

June 2022

Saturday June 25 through
Sunday July 3

Summer semester reading week; no classes scheduled

July 2022

Friday July 1

Canada Day, university closed

August 2022

Monday August 1

Civic holiday, university closed

Wednesday August 10

Last day of summer semester classes

Thursday August 11

Make-up day for university wide closures, study day

Friday August 12 through
Thursday August 18

Final examination period, student participation required

Thursday August 18

End of summer semester