Engaging Faculty Events

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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. 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 five (5) Engaging Faculty Events this year, three (3) in the fall, and two (2) in the Winter term.  Attendance at two (2) events throughout the year will earn participants a Co-Curricular Record (CCR) notation!

This experience is approved on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR)! Links to the ccr website.

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Fall 2017 Events *CLOSED*

Gingerbread House and Cookie Decorating

  • Faculty: Dr. Mairi Cowan, Department of Historical Studies
  • Date: Friday November 24
  • Time: 10:00am - Noon
  • Location: DH3050

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.

Ultimate Frisbee Skills Clinic

  • Faculty: Dr. Norman Farb, Department of Psychology
  • Date: Friday September 29, 2017
  • Time: 10:00am - Noon
  • Location: North Field

Join us for 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.

Board Game Night

  • FacultyProf. Alex Rennet & Prof. Andrew Petersen, Department of Mathematics and Computational Sciences
  • Date: Thursday, October 26 2017
  • Time: 7:15-9:00 pm
  • Location: Deerfield Hall Cafe
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.  


Winter 2018 Events *CLOSED*

Escape Room

  • FacultyBrett Beston, Department of Psychology
  • 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 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. 

Board Game Night

  • FacultyMarc Dryer and Andrew Petersen, Department of Mathematics and Computational Sciences
  • Date: Wednesday, February 28 2018
  • Time: 5-7 pm
  • Location: Deerfield Hall 3075
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!  



For all questions and feedback regarding Engaging Faculty Events, please contact:

Svitlana Frunchak
Student Success Coordinator, Academic Initiatives

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