UTM’s Undergraduate Commerce Society Named Academic Society of the Year

Management Program Director Louis Florence, his wife, and members of the Undergraduate Commerce Society.
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 8:26pm
Sarah Jane Silva

UTM’s largest academic society was celebrated for their outstanding contributions to student life on campus. The evening was hosted by the University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union and took place at the Payal Banquets & Convention Centre in Mississauga late March.

“The Undergraduate Commerce Society prides itself in our dedication to contribute to the lives of commerce students,” said UCS President Sunny Gill, who felt extremely proud when the students’ union made the announcement. “This would not be possible without the hard work of the more than 45 execs and associates in our society, who have continuously shown me how much is possible for a student organization.”

The primary role of the UCS is to enhance the UTM Commerce students’ university experience by providing events and services that create opportunities for academic and professional development, such as helping students to define their careers through mentorship programs, networking events, student competitions, and more.

But to reduce their contributions to a single role or activity does them a great disservice.

“We really strive to motivate people to get outside the classroom so they can develop personally,” says Daniella Trivanovic, UCS Vice President of Internal Affairs and third-year marketing specialist. “So getting the award is definitely a great acknowledgement because we do work so hard and everyone on council… we all strive to better ourselves and the experiences of students.”

Made up of a council of 18 volunteers, the UCS’s reach and impact goes beyond the classroom as they have made an immeasurable difference in the lives of their fellow peers.

UTM’s Undergraduate Programs Director, Louis Florence, was also in attendance and acknowledged both the UCS and the Student Management Association that placed in the top three out of 19 academic societies on the Mississauga campus. “Both societies deserve our applause and recognition,” he emphasized.