Vic One is a distinctive academic program and student experience which evolves from Victoria College's history and identity. The program began in 2003 with two streams and has since grown to six different streams of study each strongly centred on small-group learning.
Each Vic One Stream is associated with distinguished names in the history of Victoria College:
The Northrop Frye Stream focusses on the Humanities with investigation of literary, philosophical and cultural influences.
The Norman Jewison Stream is suited to students interested in The Arts and Society.
The Lester Pearson Stream examines current and historical events in a political, social and cultural context.
The Egerton Ryerson Stream is ideal for pursuing studies in Education.
The Augusta Stowe-Gullen Stream is focused on science as seen through literature, the arts, philosophy of science and ethics, scientific communication (rhetoric), and statistical methods.
And in 2013-2014 we will add the Arthur Schawlow Stream for exploration of the Physical Sciences.
These six streams feature small group seminars, lectures, tutorials and informal conversation, and are enriched by weekly plenary sessions with guest professors, visiting artists, writers, ambassadors and other public figures.
Vic One enrolment is limited to 200 and a maximum of 25 students per section. Students in the program get to know their fellow students and instructors well and engage in an enriched multidisciplinary curriculum. This introduction to university level studies provides an excellent foundation for further studies by encouraging the development of critical thinking, research and writing skills.
"Vic One gives me the opportunity to escape that feeling of anonymity that one can find at a university as large as U of T; in Vic One I don't feel like another face in the crowd. The seminar-style classes give me a chance to express my ideas, to learn from my peers, and to become an active participant in the shaping and directing of my education."
- Malcolm Johnston
Admission to Vic One is by application only. Eligibility criteria include strong academic and extracurricular performance. Students entering the Faculty of Arts & Science in Computer Science or Commerce are not eligible for admission to Vic One.
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For further information, please contact:
Vic One Liaison Officer
73 Queen's Park Crescent, VC110
Toronto, ON M5S 1K