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Our Past Month | What's Next | Awards | Social Media
Habitat for Humanity Build
We spent the Friday of our Fall Reading Week (Oct 14th) with Habitat for Humanity! Our students loved getting involved and giving back to their community.
Evergreen Tree Planting
We had our second tree planting event on campus on Oct 22nd with Evergreen. Our volunteers were eager to make our campus a greener space, and had lots of fun planting small trees close to the university entrance.
Conscious Activism Documentary
On Oct 25th, we screened Poverty Inc, a documentary that highlights a new take on solving the poverty crisis of our world.
We followed the screening with a discussion on the current poverty issues the world is facing with the students who were in attendance.
We collaborated with the Muslim Students Association and UTM Running Club to organize an event that paid tribute and honoured those affected by Breast Cancer.
We invited a guest speaker to discuss how to become aware of breast cancer and the benefits of learning about early screening followed by a candlelight vigil walk around campus.
Alternative Reading Week Applications Open
If you are a studentand would like join, sign up here
If you are a Community Partner and would like to be part of this opportunity, sign up here
16 Days of Activism
We're launching our 16 Days of Activism to support the end of gender-based violence against women world wide. We're partnering with Interim Place, who will lead lead a discussion on this topic, as well as conducting a food and clothing drive.
From Dec 1st to Dec 16th, we will be collecting food items that will be donated to Eden Food Bank.
If you have a food item you'd like to donate, please come by DV2075C (In the Davis Building), and drop off your item.
STUDENT OF THE MONTH
The student of the month for September is Andrea Jerom, a first year life science student at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Andrea has demonstrated strong qualities of persistency, leadership, and determination. She is an Athlete on the Canadian National Team for Taekwondo, and won a silver medal at the senior Pan-American Championships. She is flying to Vancouver next month to represent her hometown and new community at a 2016 FACE Summit in Richmond, BC.
To read the full article on her, click here
If you'd like to be next month's Student of the Month, apply here!
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