UTM Collaboration Fund

Are you a student organization who has an idea to bring students in the UTM community together? We're looking for groups to collaborate on ideas to engage students on campus. Through this fund, we encourage student groups to collaborate with other groups that are of a different area of interest. 

Here are some examples:

  • Host a film screening
  • Plan a speaker series
  • Organize a conference
  • Hold a talent show

It could be annual initiative or a first-time event. Tell us your idea and you could be awarded funding!

Read the Application Guidelines to learn more

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Complete and submit the following forms to studentorganizations.utm@utoronto.ca to apply!

Deadline

Applications will not be accepted after March 24th 2017.

The deadline is on a rolling basis. Organizations must submit the application before the actual event for which the funding will be used. 

The UTM Collaboration Fund Committee will make all funding decisions. Once an application has been submittied, a decision will be made available to the organization within two business weeks. 

Past Winners of this award: 

Atomic Banquet

"The main goal of this event was to empower and inspire students toward pursuing Medicine as a career. The speakers testified their involvement with the Pre-Medical Club and their achievements. However, it also allowed for students to become informed of other pathways from successful representatives of the other clubs (which include dental/pharmacy/other graduate schools). 

The key speakers each represented their club, thus allowed for a discussion on how each representative accomplished their career goals and/or continue pursuing it. This event provided our members with a positive environment in which they were able to connect with like-minded individuals and learn more about their career pathways. The collection of speakers and representatives created a dynamic environment which inspired and encouraged all that were present. In this regard we were able to accomplish our goal since all those attended confirmed that they had a good time, would like to attend similar events in the future, and found it informative."

Collaborators: Pre-Medical Club, Pre-Dental Club, Erindale Biology Society, and Pre-Pharmacy Committee

I Pink I Can

"We hoped to accomplish community engagement where students learned more about breast cancer, early detection, getting support and how they can contribute to the community through volunteerism or donation. We also hoped to achieve a collective initiation to pay tribute to victims and survivors of breast cancer and attempt for a collective healing through our candlelight vigil walk.

This project helped students become more aware about Breast Cancer, and better equipped with knowledge. It also helped develop a sense of togetherness in this battle towards finding the cure."

Collaborators: Centre for Student Engagement, Muslim Students' Association, and Running Club

Christmas Banquet: The First Noel

"The purpose was to create a night for students of all backgrounds and cultures to celebrate Christmas together. It was a great experience to collaborate with different clubs, not just for the company of new people, but also for the diversity they brought to execute the event itself. As a result, there was a good amount of people who attended the banquet for the first time this year and enjoyed it. The band and alumni speakers got great reception. Overall, it was engaging and a light-hearted environment where students could enjoy food and fun.

The general feedback we got from those who attended was that it was well put together and looked professionally done. On our end, we were thankful that the various parts and groups were able to cooperate and put everything together. We’re all pleased with the turn out of the event, and hope for more collaboration opportunities for next year."

Collaborators:  Christian Unity Association, UTM Gospel Choir, Baptist Student Ministries, and Music Club

Toys for Tots

"Toys for Tots is an annual toy drive hosted over the course of an entire day, specifically from 12PM-5PM. This event was to collaborate with other groups in order to donate monetary donations and toys to Salvation Army. The purpose of this collaboration was to gain more attraction and student involvement. Additionally, this event allowed for partnerships with other charity-oriented and non-for-profit organizations to bring awareness of different causes. Each student club had their own activity station that helped fundraise for the cause. Overall, the event was a huge success with over 25+ toy donations as well as almost $100 in donations towards The Salvation Army."

Collaborators: Habitat for Humanity, Rotaract, Helping Hands, and FIMRC

RotarACTION: Resume and Interview Workshop

"The main goal of the event was to provide opportunities for students to become better prepared in the job search process. Through engaging in mock interviews and resume critiques with industry professionals, our hope was to give students the opportunity to obtain constructive feedback and work on their own professional development. The event also had a session on tips to write resumes and there was a great discussion between reps and students on what to include on resumes to get to the next stage of the job search process. Students that came out to the event felt that mock interviews were a great way for them to focus on their weak spots with an industry representative and all students mentioned that the representatives gave great tips for interviews."

Collaborators: UTM Rotaract Club and UTM Pre-Medical Club