Ian Orchard Student Initiatives Fund

Established in 2010 in honour of his service to the University of Toronto Mississauga as vice-president and principal (2002-2010), the Ian Orchard Student Initiatives Fund supports university recognized student groups who have inspiring and engaging projects or events that enhance the student experience and foster a sense of campus community.  

Application submissions are now closed and will re-open in the fall 2018. For inquiries, please contact advancement.utm@utoronto.ca.

Examples of winning submissions include special initiatives such as festivals celebrating the arts and student talent; academic initiatives such as case competitions; service learning initiatives such as Alternative Spring Break; diversity initiatives and community development projects. Specific award criteria and guidelines are detailed on the application form. 

2017 recipients:

DECA UTM; UTM Islamic Relief; Middle Eastern Students Association; UTM Boxing Club; UTM Muslim Students Association - "Outside the Box"; Undergraduate Commerce Society - "Ready, Set, Market"; Undergraduate Commerce Society - "IMI Finance Competition".

2016 recipients:

Because I Am A Girl; Business Consulting Association; Caribbean Connections; Choose Humanity; Concurrent Teacher Education Society; DECA UTM; Erindale Biology Society; Helping Hands; Italian Club of Erindale; Musical Theatre Club; Partners in Health; Scribes; Student Management Association; Style and Profyle; Undergraduate Commerce Society.

2015 recipients:

ArtsFest; Because I Am A Girl; Business Consulting Association; Community Action Projects; Community Engagement; Community Innovation Projects; ECSpeRT; Erindale Chemical and Physical Sciences Society; Global Experience Ambassador; Hindu Student Council; ICCIT Council; Psychology Association of Undergraduate Students Erindale; Student Association for Geography and Environment; Student Life; Student Management Association; Women in Medicine (UTM); Undergraduate Commerce Society; University of Toronto Biotech Investment Club; UTM Concurrent Teaching Education Society.

2014 recipients:

Debating Club at U of T Mississauga, Digital Enterprise Management Society, Hindu Student Council, ICCIT Council, Out@UTM, Psychology Association of Undergraduate Students at Erindale, Student Housing and Residence Life, Undergraduate Economics Council, Undergraduate Commerce Society, and UTMSU Pride Week.

2013 recipients:

Concurrent and Consecutive Teacher Education Society, Digital Enterprise Management Society, Education, Discover Your Potential, Erindale College Special Response Team, Hindu Student Council, ICCIT Council, Lifeline - UTM Blood and Stem Cell Society, Psychology Association of Undergraduate Students at Erindale, Undergraduate Commerce Society, Undergraduate Economics Society, UTM Dance Team, UTMSU Pride Week, and Venture.

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