Ian Orchard Student Initiatives Fund

The Ian Orchard Student Initiatives Fund (IOSIF) was created in 2010 in honour of Ian Orchard's service to the University of Toronto Mississauga as Vice-President and Principal (2002-2010). The IOSIF's objective is to assist student groups across campus fund projects and events which look to enhance the student experience and foster a sense of community on campus.

The IOSIF is open to university recognized student groups and organizations and will consider requests for activities like:

  1. Special Initiatives
    Festivals celebrating the arts and student talent (music, theatre, art, etc)
  2. Academic Initiatives
    Case/academic competitions held by various student groups
  3. Service Learning
    Alternative Spring Break
  4. Diversity initiatives
  5. Community Development Projects

Funding proposals must demonstrate how funding will:

  • Promote the importance of student engagement beyond the classroom in enhancing the overall student experience.
  • Contribute and foster a sense of community on the U of T Mississauga campus.
  • Strengthen the image and reputation of U of T Mississauga.
  • Be of interest and service to a significant number of U of T Mississauga students.

Successful applications may be provided with full or partial funding of their overall request, typically in the range of $250-$1000. Groups and organizations can reapply on a yearly basis, with a maximum of two consecutive years of funding available to any particular group, organization, event or activity. Funding will not be provided for general operating expenses of student groups and organizations - the funds are for specific events and activities.

All applications should only reflect programming and/or events for the upcoming academic year. No late applications will be considered and will be returned to the primary contact.