Featured Experiences

The Experiential Education Unit (EEU) is excited to announce its "Featured Experiences," a new outreach initiative whereby instructors and students can share their engagement with curricular experiential learning (EL) opportunities offered at UTM with the broader community. At the beginning of each academic term, the EEU website will feature content on innovative, high-impact EL experiences that were offered in courses during the previous term. Featured Experiences may include personal narratives, video clips, examples of coursework, and more. Students and instructors interested in participating in this initiative and sharing their EL experiences should contact experientialeducation.utm@utoronto.ca

Gaining Experience Remotely

Our first set of features, entitled "Gaining Experience Remotely," focuses on innovative remote EL opportunities that ran during the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 terms.

Featured Experiences  

Meet the Experiential Education Unit

Members of the Experiential Education Unit (EEU) introduce themselves and the various curricular experiential learning opportunities that UTM students can engage in during their University studies.

Gaining Experience Remotely: A Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (CCIT) Internship

EEU Student Ambassador, Marian, speaks with fourth-year Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (CCIT) student Oyinkansola O. about their remote internship experience with Leggat Auto Group. Oyinkansola discusses the valuable skills gained, developed, and applied by engaging in remote work in the field of digital marketing.

Gaining Experience Remotely: Digital Marketing and Communications Internships

Anna P., a Professional Writing and Communication Major student, explores takeaways as a remote internship student in two academic internship courses. EEU Student Ambassador, Marian, inquires as to Anna’s insights and skills gained through remote internship work with Tech Coaches and The Mosaic Institute.

Gaining Experience Remotely: An Internship in Strategic Planning and Outreach

Management student, Reet S., speaks with EEU Ambassador, Haania, about the value of participating in a remote internship opportunity. Reet shares insights on how working as a remote Strategic Planning intern with ASE Community Foundation for Black Canadians with Disabilities generated professional and personal growth.

Gaining Experience Remotely: An Internship in the Chemical & Physical Sciences

Fourth-year Geology Specialist, Shalaila B., and EEU Student Ambassador, Britney, discuss Shalaila’s remote internship work with Orix Geoscience Inc. and the value of participating in an academic internship course. Shalaila conveys advice for students wishing to engage in experiential learning opportunities during their studies.

Gaining Experience Remotely: An Internship in Forensic Science

Join EEU Student Ambassador, Haania, and fourth-year Forensic Science student, Matthew P., as they discuss the professional and research skills gained through Matthew’s remote internship with The Innocence Project at Osgoode Hall Law School. Matthew conveys how the internship experience has been a meaningful educational endeavour.

Gaining Experience Remotely: An Internship with the Experiential Education Unit

Join EEU Student Ambassador, Ahmed, and Annie S., a Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (CCIT) student, as they discuss Annie’s experience as a remote intern with the EEU and the benefits of engaging in an upper-year academic internship course.

Gaining Experience Remotely: Exploring the Lifespan of Fruit Flies in the ROP

Join EEU Student Ambassadors Marian and Precia as they discuss Precia’s experience as a remote student researcher in the Research Opportunity Program (ROP). Precia describes her takeaways and what she found most interesting as a participant in an upper-year Biology ROP project.

Gaining Experience Remotely: A UTM Trip to Peru as the Foundation for Remote Research

Join EEU Student Ambassadors Ahmed and Haania as they discuss Haania’s experience as a remote student researcher in the Research Opportunity Program (ROP). Haania explores how an upper-year Biology ROP project developed out of her opportunity to observe healthcare practices in a UTM trip abroad to Peru in February 2020.

Gaining Experience Remotely: Developing Case Studies for Medicinal Approaches

EEU Student Ambassadors Precia and Britney delve into Britney’s experience as a remote student researcher in the Research Opportunity Program (ROP). Britney discusses her best accomplishments from participating in an upper-year Biology ROP project which had given her the opportunity to develop case studies on medicinal approaches.

Gaining Experience Remotely: An Internship with a Research Lab

EEU Student Ambassador, Haania, speaks with fourth-year Biology student, Jhankhana S., to learn more about her enriching experience as a remote research internship student with the Acquired Brain Injury Research Lab, University of Toronto Acquired Brain Injury & Society Research, KITE Research Institute Toronto Rehab, University Health Network.

Gaining Experience Remotely: Investigating Aquatic Birds in the Research Opportunity Program

Biology student Seema K. speaks with EEU Student Ambassador, Precia, about the benefits of participating in the Research Opportunity Program (ROP). Seema explores remote research on the foot morphology of aquatic birds and offers advice for students who are considering enrolling in a remote experiential learning course.