February - Neel Mistry

3 Apr 2018 - 3:57pm
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Neel Mistry is our Student of the Month for February. He is a second-year undergraduate student pursuing a double major in Biology for Health Sciences and Chemistry. While working with refugees and newcomer families over the summer, Neel noticed the social barriers concerning minority groups in Canada. He was inspired to do something about this and ensure equity for people of all backgrounds. As part of this year’s Black History Month, Neel collaborated with members from St. George to plan the MCAT Student Support Program.

January - Mariana Villada Rivera

3 Apr 2018 - 3:51pm
Mariana smiling at an outdoor location on campus

Mariana is a fourth-year undergraduate student completing major in Biology for Health Science and minors in Sociology and French. As an active member of the UTM community, she is involved in the UTM Governing Council as a member of the Academic Affairs Committee, Vice President of the student group UTM Because I Am A Girl, and Communications Programming Assistant for the Centre for Student Engagement. Mariana is also a Program Facilitator at Visions of Science Network for Learning.

November Student of the Month - Diala Saab

10 Jan 2018 - 10:17am
photo of Diala Saab

Diala Saab is our Student of the Month winner for November. She is a fourth-year psychology major, with a double minor in biology and linguistics. After volunteering with individuals with aphasia at the Halton-Peel Community Aphasia Programs, she was inspired to raise awareness about the disease on campus. In November, she reached out to a UTM clubs and societies to hold a fundraiser to donate towards the cause. She also collected resources to distribute on campus to raise awareness about aphasia and how to get involved.

October - Habon Ali

21 Nov 2017 - 12:18pm
Habon Ali

Habon Ali is a third year student pursuing a double major in biology and environmental sciences. This month she was awarded a fellowship with the Mosaic Institute, a charitable not-for-profit organization which fosters dialogue throughout diverse Canadian communities to advance justice and peace. Through this fellowship, she will be working with 17 student leaders from all across Canada to create a social action plan to showcase how our differences are our solutions.

The Meaning of Mentorship and Why We All Need it

3 Nov 2017 - 1:49pm
The best place to get answers about grad school is from a graduate student themselves

Think of a person in your life that pushed you to your limits, but made you stronger than you were before. Or perhaps, there was a time when someone changed your perspective on something. Or maybe you once felt lost, and someone helped you find your path. Whether there were formally or informally our mentors, the impact these people have in our lives can be long-lasting and hugely influential.