Events + News

MMI Convocation

MMI students posing at convocation        MMI students posing at convocation

November 8, 2017

The Class of 2017 graduates!  Congratulations to you all!  We wish you continued success and look forward to working with you as MMI alumni.  The sky is the limit!  

Mock Interviews

MMI students posing with employers

November 3, 2017

Another successful mock interview event! 

The current MMI class got to practice their interview skills with company reps from Amaris, BMO, GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Oracle and RBC.  The best way to get comfortable with interviews is to practice, practice, practice. 

Thank you to our reps for your enthusiasm and your willingness to coach and mentor our students towards getting summer internships.

Internship Supervisor Panel

October 11, 2017

Ever wonder what makes an intern stand out?  We got this answer and many more from supervisors who worked with MMI interns last summer.  Their best advice:  be you, be humble and be open to learning new things.  We couldn’t agree more!

Thank you to our reps from Amaris, Johnson & Johnson and GSK for your valuable insights and support for the MMI program.   

MMI 10th Anniversary

October 4, 2017

Ten years!  Wow what a night!  Thank you to everyone who came together to celebrate MMI’s 10 anniversary.

It was fantastic to reconnect with alumni, faculty, staff and industry partners from over the last decade and we look forward to what the next ten years bring!

Click here to watch a video commemorating the event!

MMI Director Tanjim Hossain        Students talking at MMI 10th anniversary

Students talking at MMI 10th anniversary        Students posing at MMI 10th anniversary

MMI staff posing at MMI 10th anniversary       

 

MMI Internship Poster Presentations

July 2017

Thank you to all of our partner companies for your support of the MMI program and our students!

 list of students and companies

Go Jays Go!

MMI at Blue Jays game        MMI at Blue Jays game

June 2017

Go Jays Go!  The current and incoming MMI classes came together to cheer on the Toronto Blue Jays.  Alumni, faculty and industry reps also joined in.  We were so pleased with the fantastic turnout for this event and even though the Jays lost it was great to have such a strong MMI turnout.

Site visits begin soon!

MMI students at BMO

May 2017

We are looking forward to catching up with our MMI interns at their placements.  Each summer, we stop in at our partner organizations to meet with students and supervisors to see how their placements are going.  This year, we have many new partners including RBC, Apotex, Dash MD and Amaris.  Can’t wait to hear about how students are applying what they have learned in class!

Internship Time!

April 2017
 
The MMI Class of 2017 has secured their summer internships!  We are very pleased to have placed all of our students in exciting summer roles and look forward to learning about the placements during our Poster Presentations on July 12, 2017 – save the date!

First ever GMCA UTM MMI case competition

March 2017
 
What an amazing event!  Congratulations to the GMCA’s UTM chapter for putting on a fantastic case competition!
 
Thank you to our judges who provided feedback on the presentations and to the many people who worked behind the scenes to make this event a success!  Special thanks to reps from Deloitte, RBC, PWC, MaRS, IMS Health and ZS Associates for your guidance and support of our event. 

Let’s make the 2018 competition even bigger and better!

Bayer SIT Interactive Session

February 2017

Bayer’s support of the MMI program and our students has been phenomenal over the years.  This February, we welcomed several members of Bayer’s Innovation team to campus as they hosted an interactive event with our current class.  MMI students learned about cognitive fixedness and were challenged to work in teams (under very tight deadlines) to come up with creative solutions that have the potential to have positive impact.

Thank you Bayer for your continued support – we make a great team!

IMI Alumni Mixer

January 2017

It was great seeing familiar faces at our Alumni Mixer!  Alumni from several graduate programs including MMI gathered for a networking event to kick of the New Year.

Strategies for Canadian Universities to foster innovation

November 2016

Daniel Munro, associate director, public policy, Conference Board of Canada:

"We should be careful not to blow up the university system trying to do something it wasn’t designed to do."

Munro emphasises that Canada lags in innovation management skills. "It’s important for students to first get a grounding in a discipline before acquiring management skills. Programs like the Master of Management of Innovation at the University of Toronto at Mississauga strike me as promising in that they supplement, rather than replace, education in a core discipline".

Read more

Grad Campus Day 2016

What a great turnout for Grad Campus Day!  Thank you to the MMI Ambassadors for representing our program and sharing their experiences with prospective students.
 
This year’s application deadline is February 28, 2017.  We can’t wait to see your submissions and select the Class of 2018!
 

MMI Class of 2016!

Congratulations to the MMI Class of 2016 who graduated on November 7, 2016.  We wish you all of the best in your future endeavors and are proud of all of your hard work and accomplishments.
 
It was a pleasure to celebrate the class along with their families at our graduation reception and to share such a special day with loved ones.  Jacob Sigler was named this year’s valedictorian and noted the strong bonds this year’s class built during their time together.
 
We look forward to staying in touch with our newest alumni!

Mock Interview Day

The current MMI class was able to practice their interview skills with a group of recruiters and company reps on November 4, 2016. 

Students also received valuable feedback on how improve their resumes, cover letters and interviewing skills. 

We would like to thank our company reps for their commitment to helping our students develop real-world skills that are in high demand.  We appreciate all of you support!
 

Run for the Cure

October 2, 2016

Each Fall, MMI creates a team to join in UTM’s Run for the Cure.  MMI encourages students to be active in campus life and to give back. 

We are pleased to have been part of this amazing fundraising effort to help UTM raise over $16,000 for breast cancer research.  Cancer can be beaten!

MMI Team at Run for the Cure

Alumni Panel

September 20, 2016

The Class of 2017 met with several alumni recently to learn more about their experiences in our program.  It is fantastic to hear your success stories, alum! 

Thank you for giving back to the MMI community – we love staying in touch with you!

Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies

MMI at Blue Jays game        MMI at Blue Jays game

June 2016

The current and incoming MMI classes came together with faculty, staff, alumni and MMI partner organizations to cheer on the Toronto Blue Jays. 

It was a fantastic opportunity to learn about the MMI program and to hear about what the current class is up to on their internship term.  The Jays may not have won but we enjoyed making new connections.  Looking forward to a getting the program officially started soon!

Welcoming the MMI Class of 2017!

Thank you Class of 2017 for coming out to our first official MMI event of the year! 

We enjoyed meeting you and seeing you start to form connections with your classmates and our faculty.  We are excited to officially welcome you in September – it’s going to be a great year!

MMI Meet & Greet 2016        MMI Meet & Greet 2016

MMI Meet & Greet 2016

Class of 2017 Meet & Greet

June 2, 2016
 
We are excited to welcome our brand new class to MMI!  On June 2nd we will gather to connect and kick off the year with networking games, a formal intro into the program and introductions to some of our faculty and key IMI team here at UTM.  The Meet & Greet will be the new class’ first  time coming together in a community setting so don’t miss it!
 
All admitted students are to RSVP to Beate Ensminger at beate.ensminger@utoronto.ca by May 26, 2016
 

MMI visits IBM

April 2016

Our class was recently invited to visit IBM’s Bloor Street East offices to learn about how business and technology consultants are changing the game – literally!  We learned about the Toronto Raptors’ new War Room and IBM’s recent partnership with MLSE. With technology at their fingertips, the team is sure to reach new heights this post season!
 
Thank you to the many senior partners and Consulting by Degree IBMers who came out to network with our students.
    

MMI Mock Interviews

Mock Interviews - Class Shot

Mock Interviews - Mix and Mingle shot        Mock Interviews - group shot

On November 6, 2015 MMI hosted our Mock Interview Sessions. 
Reps from Bell, BlackBerry, Deloitte, Johnson & Johnson and Siemens joined us on campus to help guide students through the interview process. 

Thank you for your guidance and feedback! We look forward to having you back on campus again soon.
 
If you would like to participate in a future career development event or have a job posting you would like to share with our students, please contact Afrodite Cruz at afrodite.cruz@utoronto.ca

UTM Run for the Cure

MMI Group in Run for the Cure

 

MMI students, faculty and staff participated in Run for the Cure 2015 on October 4, 2015 as part of the UTM Team.

The event was a great success, and the UTM Team successfully raised  $ 23,380 in support of women's cancer research.

 

 

MMI Alumni Panel

MMI Alumni Panel

September 2015

"Thank you to our panel of alumni who recently joined us to share their experiences and enthusiasm for MMI.
We are so pleased that you are able to give back to the program and are very proud of your accomplishments!
Our current class values your advice and will certainly put it to use as they start their MMI journey with us!"
 

 

MMI students participate in academic showcase tackling real-world problems

In July 2015 Master of Management of Innovation (MMI) students presented their Capstone Projects to the wider UTM community, taking aim at pretty big issues such as how to reduce medical wait times.

Read more and see more photos here

MMI students present their capstone projects MMI students present their capstone projects