#MyUTM

A collage featuring students that have appeared in My UTM social media campaign

Our campus community includes 14,000 academically accomplished and culturally diverse students. They chose UTM to explore their potential, share their passions, and grow into the leaders, visionaries, entrepreneurs, artists, and intellectuals our society needs.

The #MyUTM campaign is dedicated to sharing the unique stories of our students, one by one. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to join the conversation and hear from our amazing students about why they call UTM their home.

Join us for new stories every Tuesday and Thursday.


Sarah Girgis

Sarah Girgis

3rd year
Accounting Specialist and Economics Major

"The commerce program at UTM is competitive and challenging, but it offers unparalleled training and networking opportunities. I chose commerce, specifically accounting, because it’s so versatile. My first accounting teacher taught me that “it [accounting] is the language of business”. Being business savvy, coupled with my strengthened interpersonal skills gives me the opportunity to work in many industries with various individuals. I value the availability of having options. Who knows where life takes me? But I know I can apply the skills I have in my business degree to analyze any problem from our unique perspective."


Louis Nguyen

Louis Nguyen

3rd year
Specialist in Finance with a Major in Economics

"I chose UTM because of the beautiful campus and diverse community. The moment I stepped on campus, I fell in love with the nature and wildlife surrounding the buildings. It’s always nice to look at while walking to class. UTM also offers endless opportunities to get involved! This year, I’m a LAUNCH Leader. I always considered myself as a shy and quiet person in high school but once I got into university, I broke out of my shell and quickly became passionate about my ability to grow as a leader and as a mentor. I saw it as an opportunity to begin my growth, and quickly became conscious of the various ways I could positively impact other students."


Mohamed Mohamed

Mohamed Mohamed

4th year
Major in Biology for Health Sciences, Double Minor in Psychology and Canadian Studies

"In first year, I didn’t do anything other than studying in the library. When 2nd year came around, I started looking at things outside of academics such as joining clubs, going to the gym, and playing sports. This year, I’m the social media executive at the East African Student Association (EASA). I chose this club because it centers around my East African heritage and ancestry. If I could talk to my first year self, I would tell him to look for non-academic opportunities. I would tell him to join clubs, volunteer, and keep a healthy balance between school and leisure."


Amandip Dhindsa

Amandip Dhindsa

5th year student
History & Political Science Major

"I went into university knowing that I was passionate about history, but I was worried because adults told me that there are no jobs, you won’t get paid, etc. This is a common misconception about many different programs in university. I went into first year with a different intended major but I still took history and political science courses. I excelled in those courses because I was passionate about the subject matter; passion fueled my desire to learn. My first year also taught me that there are jobs in all fields of study. It's about the skills you learn, the connections you make, and most importantly, the reason you study. You need to choose a program because you love it and want to succeed in it, not because others tell you it has a future."


Ali Taha

Ali Taha

2nd year student
Double Major in Political Science and Professional Writing & Communication

"I started off first year not really understanding how important learning was to me, and it took me a while to fall back in love with education. Now, I’m really making the effort to read as much as possible and take advantage of all the opportunities that are presented to me. If I could talk to my first-year self, I would tell him to go to the library and start reading. There’s so much knowledge; it’s priceless."