Engaging Faculty Events

Engaging Faculty Events are designed to increase the opportunities for out-of-classroom interactions between students and faculty and allow for meaningful relationships to develop between students and faculty in an area of academic interest.

Our Fall/Winter term Engaging Faculty Events are open to ALL UTM students and will maximize your UTM experience by providing the opportunity to connect with faculty of the university. These events are meant to create a friendly and open environment for students - they are not academic, they are social.

Past events include Ice Skating, Wings and Things, Board Games, Theatre Productions and more all with a Faculty member.

There will be 5 Engaging Faculty Events this year, three in the fall, and two in the Winter.  Attendance at 2 events throughout the year will earn participants a CCR notation.

Winter 2018 Events

Event: Escape Room

Faculty: Brett Beston
Date: Monday March 26th, 2018
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: DV 1143 (Davis Building)
Join us for the final Engaging Faculty Event for this school year in an Amazing-Race-style escape room scavenger hunt with Professor Brett Beston, from the department of Psychology! 

Come out to this 2-hour event of fun activities to get your mind off exam season as the semester draws to a close. This is a great opportunity to get to know Professor Beston in a fun, interactive environment with free food provided! Make lots of great memories at this event and enjoy the company of the fabulous UTM community. 

Registeration closed - event full 

Event: Board Game Night
FacultyMarc Dryer and Andrew Petersen
Date: Wednesday, February 28 2018
Time: 5-7 pm
Location: Deerfield Hall 3075
Following up on the huge success of our October event, our Engaging Faculty Event for February is another Board Game Night, this time with Prof. Dryer from Biology Department and Prof. Petersen from the Mathematics and Computational Sciences Department.
If you're looking to have a great time and meet new people, come play a game that combines strategy, fun, and entertainment. This is an excellent chance to get to know your professors over a cup of coffee while battling out with them to win the game!!! The board games include the mutli-award winning Settlers of Catan and others. Register soon as space is limited!  

Fall 2017 Events

Event: Gingerbread House and Cookie Decorating

Professor: Dr. Mairi Cowan, Department of Historical Studies
Date: Friday November 24

Time: 10:00am - Noon
Location: DH3050

Our final Engaging Faculty Event for the semester is Gingerbread House and Cookie Decorating with Prof. Mairi Cowan from the Department of Historical Studies.

Come out and get into the spirit of festivities as the semester draws to a close. This is a fun opportunity to get to know your professors a little more over a cup of hot chocolate as you create your own gingerbread dream homes. Make lots of merry and enjoy the company of our close-knit UTM community."

Event: Ultimate Frisbee Skills Clinic
Professor: Dr. Norman Farb
Date: Friday September 29, 2017
Time: 10:00am - Noon
Location: North Field

Our first Engaging Faculty Event is an Ultimate Frisbee Skills Clinic run by Dr. Norman Farb, Assistant Professor, Psychology Department and former member of the UofT Varsity Frisbee Team (winning nationals 3 years in a row!).

Come out and get to know your professor in a more open environment (literally out on the North Field) and practice some Frisbee skills while the weather is still warm. Equipment will be provided but students are invited to bring there own discs if they have them.

Participants MUST be in appropriate footwear (close toed running shoes preferred) or they will not be permitted on to the field.



Event: Board Game Night
FacultyProf. Alex Rennet & Prof. Andrew Petersen
Date: Thursday, October 26 2017
Time: 7:15-9:00 pm
Location: Deerfield Hall Cafe

Our Engaging Faculty Event for October is a Board Game Night with Prof. Rennet and Prof. Petersen from the Mathematics and Computational Sciences  Department.
Come out and get over the Midterm woes over some exciting board games that we have selected for you.This is an excellent chance to get to know your professors over a cup of coffee while battling out with them to win the game!!! The board games include the mutli-award winning  board games Pandemic, Settlers of Catan and much more.  

This event has passed and is no longer accepting registrations.