REACH Upper-Year Program

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REACH Upper-Year Program

Are you in your second-year or beyond?

Do you miss all of the opportunities available to you during your first-year at UTM? 

If so, the REACH program is a community-based program just for you!

REACH is a new program designed exclusively for upper-year students as a way to encourage holistic skill development.  REACH aims to encourage personal and academic skill development, community building, and faculty-student interactions, while applying creative and critical thinking to help you become successful in your upper-years at UTM.

Being a REACH participant also allows you to build relationships with other motivated, engaging, encouraging and fun students in a celebratory atmosphere!

What are the benefits?

  • Knowledge and support from an academically successful upper-year student mentor (REACH Leader)
  • Learn and develop personal skills
  • Engage with other students, and the UTM community
  • Engage with faculty members

What are the elements of the program?

REACH Upper-Year Mentorship Program (Fall 2017)

  • Weekly Sessions on topics including:
    • Do You Have Grit?
    • Speaking Up!
    • Creating Collaborations
    • Put On Your Thinking Hat
    • Money Smarts
    • And more!
  • Engagement with and become a part of the UTM Community

REACHout First Gen Programming & Mentorship (Winter 2018)

  • Weekly team meetings to develop skills
  • Winter term opportunities for engagement including:
    • Trailblazers First Generation Conference
    • 1-to-1 meetings with a first-year first generation student
    • Attending workshops with a mentee
    • Engaging faculty events

This program is not-for-credit, therefore there is no homework, assignments or tests.  All upper-year students are eligible to enrol.

To enrol in REACH:

Registration is open for the Fall 2017-18 REACH program.

If you have any questions regarding the REACH program, please contact Jessica Silver, Student Success Coordinator, Transition at or call (905) 828-3957.


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