Department of Visual Studies Student Society (DVSSS)


The Department of Visual Studies Student Society (DVSSS), also known as Devious Minds, was formed in the fall of 2011. Our purpose as an academic society is to enrich the experience of students at UTM enrolled in Department of Visual Studies programs (AAH, AH, VCC, CIN) by offering support, resources and events that promote academic, professional, personal and social development. We are dedicated to building an arts and culture scene on the UTM campus. Membership is free and open to all students of the University of Toronto and new members are accepted throughout the academic year. To join DVSSS, send a note to

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You can keep up with DVSSS through our website, blog and social media accounts:

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And if you have an idea or want to get involved, please send an email to:

2023-24 Executive

Member Title
Treasure Fatile President
Kellsy Meneses Vice President - Internal Affairs
Milica Samardzic Visual Communication & Culture Liaison
Milroy Stanislaus Academic Director
Jimin Kang Social Director
Mariam Mostafa Art & Art History Liaison
Iman Hassan Cinema Studies Liaison
Isabella Iacoe Advertising & Communications Director

Department of Visual Studies Student Society’s Accomplishments

In 2021-2022 DVSSS won the Academic Society of the Year Award, which represented that DVSSS went above and beyond on membership engagement, had successful initiatives, completed the mandatory UTMSU procedures, and contributed to a more equitable and accessible campus community. DVSSS has collaborated with other campus groups and internal and/or external organizations. All the DVSSS executives of 2021-2022 have received the Co-Curricular (CCR) recognition. DVSSS strives to be our best every day and always do better tomorrow for our members and is a proven ambassador of the UTM school spirit.

In 2018-2019 DVSSS won the Most Improved Academic Society of the Year Award, which showcased that DVSSS has improved tremendously to exhibit exemplary deeds within and beyond the UTM campus community. DVSSS is widely active, organized, impactful and known by the UTM community.