Meet Our Student Leaders

ORIENTATION & OUTREACH

Bloggers 

As part of a larger social media student outreach campaign, three first-year students are hired each year to blog about life as a new UTM student. Through this virtual connection, new students can identify with many of the challenges and encounters shared by their peer bloggers, both normalizing the experiences of being a new student as well as building an online community.

You can check out the first-year blogs here!

Orientation and Outreach Ambassadors

Orientation and Outreach Ambassadors are student volunteers who represent the Office of Student Transition and help create a community atmosphere at UTM through orientation and outreach efforts.

Gaming App Team

The Gaming App Team works on a special initiative to create a UTM Gaming App, called Guardians of UTM, that supports the transition for new to UTM students. The team consists of Developers, Progammers, and Graphic Artists. 

TRANSITION

LAUNCH Leaders

LAUNCH Leaders are successful upper-year students who mentor a group of approximately 25-30 new undergraduate students enrolled in the LAUNCH program. They act as a resource to assist and support student transition to university.

LAUNCH Leaders focus on community building, engaging students with similar interests, educating students about campus resources, promoting out-of-classroom student-faculty interactions, and connecting students to existing services on campus.

LAUNCH Team Leaders

The LAUNCH Team Leaders (LTLs) are successful upper-year students whose primary responsibilities include helping transition and welcome incoming students to UTM through outreach to all incoming students, creating an online community for first-year students, responding to student inquiries, assisting with all Office of Student Transition Welcome Events, and continuing to support student transition throughout the first year.

The LTLs are drawn from different programs of study within the four degrees offered: BBA, BCom, HBA, and HBSc, representing the first-year cohort.  

Student Transition Advisory Council Members

Student Transition Advisory Council (STAC) members are new UTM students who are also participating in the LAUNCH program. This leadership opportunity provides new students a chance to offer insightful feedback to OST about our programming. STAC members also design and implement a leadership project that allows them to contribute to both their own leadership development and the first-year experience of their peers. 

FIRST GENERATION 

First Gen Leaders

First Gen Leaders are successful upper-year students who mentor a group of approximately 25-30 first-year undergraduate first generation students and act as a resource to assist and support their transition to university. Students selected for this position are first generation students themselves. (First generation students are students whose parents or guardians have not attended university or college in Canada.)

ACADEMIC INITIATIVES

Student Success Coaches

Student Success Coaches (SSCs) are upper-year peer leaders who play a key role in a university-wide effort to support students that are facing academic challenges. Through individualized telephone conversations, SSCs offer personalized support and campus resource recommendations.