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Right before UTM Reading Week, our volunteers headed over to Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga to help promote urban agriculture.
Alternative Reading Week
We had over 100 students participate in 18 different projects with Community Partners all over the Peel Region. We hope all our students and Community Partners had a great three days together!
Coldest Night of the Year
In partnership with The DAM Youth Centre, our volunteers helped facilitate a walk & fundraiser to raise money for the hungry and homeless across Canada.
Girl Guides of Canada
This past weekend, we invited over 120 Girl Guides to campus to earn their STEM badges. 28 UTM students volunteered to facilitate activities to help the girls get their badges!
Why your Vote Matters
Learn why our STUDENT YOUTH should be participating in all types of elections: campus elections, city elections and finally national elections. Learn how not participating in elections can be detrimental for a system and ultimately a country.
On March 11, from 10-3pm, join UTM’s Centre for Student Engagement and the Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre host workshops for newcomers to become familiarized with certain services in Canada. In particular, this event will focus on providing Syrian Refugees with information on topics such as mental health and career advice. SIGN UP HERE
Hart House Global Commons On March 22nd, from 9-12pm, Hart House will host students from all three campuses in the Great Hall at Hart House and connect them virtually with students from France (Sciences Po, Reims Campus) and the United States (Indiana University Bloomington) to share ideas, fears and opinions about the state of the world. Students will be joined by Doug Saunders from the Globe and Mail, who will present on the topic, as well as Natasha Fatah of CBC News, who will be moderating the entire event.
At the end of the group discussion, which will include guided questions, breakout sessions, and student presentations, participants will be asked to transform their talk into action and produce practical responses and actionable items to foster social change on each of their campuses.
Indigenous Learning Circles
In partnership with the Indigenous Centre and the Equity & Diversity Office, we are excited to present Indigenous Learning Circles happening every Tuesday all through March! All Learning Circle sessions will be lead by Traditional Indigenous Elder, Cat Criger
Here's what we'll be covering throughout March:
March 7th from 1pm-3pm; DV2122A (launch room)
Theme: Inclusivity in Community
March 14th from 11am-1pm; Spigel Hall
Theme: Teachings on the Full Moon
March 21st from 1pm-3pm; DV2122A (launch room)
Theme: Future Visioning
March 28th from 1pm-3pm; Spigel Hall
To all our volunteers and Community Partners!
We invite you to join us March 21st for a Thank You event to celebrate all the great work we've done together this academic year!
Are you a new student to UTM or a Student Organization that has done something outstanding this year?
Apply for the Emerging Leaders Award or the Student Organizations Awards
Let us recognize all the wonderful things you achieved this year!
Our Student of the Month for February is Amit Yadav!
Amit Yadav is the Vice President of Finance for University of Toronto Mississauga Athletics’ Council (UTMAC), and is pursuing a double major in Biology for Health Science and Psychology along with a Geography minor. This month, Amit introduced a new campaign called “Fitness Stories of the Month”. Through this, monetary prizes are given to individuals if their fitness story is randomly chosen in the monthly draw. It is aimed to increase student participation in physical activity as a way of promoting a healthy lifestyle and a natural way of stress reduction. He also volunteered with Community on Campus for the past four years, which supports individuals with intellectual disability by allowing them to engage with student volunteers in various activities on campus. After graduation, he intends on pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Health. After that, he wants to travel before starting work in his field. By providing for students both on and off campus, Amit says the student interactions helped him gain self-confidence and improve his communication skills. Ultimately, his involvements have helped him grow as an individual.