First-Year Learning Communities: Economics

The Economics FLC will provide you with the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with Economics instructors, upper-year students, alumni and other first-year students. It will also support your transition to U of T and help you learn different skills to succeed in your academic journey. 


  • First-year students in the Faculty of Arts & Science who have been admitted to the Social Sciences admission category or the Physical and Mathematical Sciences admission category on the St. George campus. 
  • Students living off campus are encouraged to apply to the Economics FLC. 

Apply to Economics FLC 

  • FLC Applications are currently closed for the 2022-2023 year. You can join a waitlist for the program by completing the following application form.  Please note: You will only be contacted if a spot becomes available.

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FLC Courses Overview

Students in the Economics FLC will meet at a welcome session during the first week of classes and then every other week starting September 19, 2022.  

As an Economics FLC student, you are required to enrol into one of the following calculus courses, depending on your planned program of study: 

  • MAT133Y1-Y: Calculus and Linear Algebra for Commerce – Suitable for Economics Majors and Minors 
  • MAT135H1-F & MAT136H1-S: Calculus 1 (A & B) - Minimum requirement for Economics Specialists 
  • MAT137Y1-Y: Calculus 1 - Minimum requirement for Economics and Mathematics Specialists 

In addition to your FLC sessions, you can also connect with your FLC peers in core first-year courses. You will be automatically enrolled into two of the same first-year courses (and accompanying tutorials) as the other students in your FLC. You will have the option to choose additional courses to complete your first-year course schedule. These courses include: 

  • ECO101H1-F: Principles of Microeconomics 
  • ECO102H1-S: Principles of Macroeconomics 
  • Economics FLC ECO099Y1Y Lecture 0501, Fridays 2 – 3:30 pm
  • ECO101H1-F LEC0201, Tuesdays 12 - 2:00 pm
    • TUT0501, Fridays 11 am - 12:00 pm
  • Economics FLC ECO099Y1Y Lecture 0501, Fridays 2 – 3:30 pm
  • ECO102H1-S LEC0401, Tuesdays 1:00 - 3:00 pm 
    • TUT0502, Fridays 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Your FLC Team

Headshot of FLC Peer Mentor Devyani Chandra on-campus

Devyani Chandra, Peer Mentor

Year: Three

Program: Economics 

College: Trinity College

Hometown: Delhi, India

Studies: I'm pursuing a major in Economics with a Focus in Data Analytics along with minors in Statistics and Philosophy. I am also involved in various student government roles across campus, primarily at the University of Toronto Student's Union (UTSU) and the Trinity College Meeting (TCM).

Why peer mentorship? I am interested in being a peer mentor because I believe that I have a lot to offer incoming first-year students in order to help them succeed in their first year at U of T. It can be a daunting time for many of us to start college and I was eager to make this process more comfortable and smooth.

Advice to first-year students: Take some time out for yourself as often as you can! You don't realise when you start overworking yourself and breaks are always important to destress and feel more relaxed.

Photo of Shreyansi Gandhi, Economics FLC assistant peer mentor

Shreyansi Gandhi, Assistant Peer Mentor

Year: Three

Program: Economics & Statistics Major; Spanish Minor

College: University College

Hometown: Mumbai, India

Studies: Hello froshies! My name is Shreyansi, and I will be your Assistant Peer Mentor for the Economics FLC! I am in the Economics major. Apart from academics, I have been consistently involved in the student government at my college and the Statistics Student Union.

Why peer mentorship? I wanted to be a peer mentor to help students find their place and voice within the larger university ecosystem and the Economics department. I want to help foster a sense of curiosity and enthusiasm for Economics amongst a group of people who are hoping to commit to this wonderful field of study!

Advice to first-year students: One piece of advice I want to give to first year students is to count to three and do whatever it is that your gut says! Don't let your mind overthink its way out of what you want to do.