#MyUTM

A collage featuring students that have appeared in My UTM social media campaign

Our campus community includes 14,000 academically accomplished and culturally diverse students. They chose UTM to explore their potential, share their passions, and grow into the leaders, visionaries, entrepreneurs, artists, and intellectuals our society needs.

The #MyUTM campaign is dedicated to sharing the unique stories of our students, one by one. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to join the conversation and hear from our amazing students about why they call UTM their home.


Tiana Guido

Tiana Guido

4th year
Major in Communications, Culture, and Information Technology with a Double Minor in Visual Culture and Italian

"To get myself settled in my dorm, I brought over some personal items such as photos of family and friends and other things that reminded me of home. Also, I learned how to make home-cooked meals!

Some of my favourite events this year were Southside September and Northside November which included activities like pumpkin carving and cookie decorating."


Brynne Savage

Brynne Savage

1st year
Studies in Psychology

"My favourite thing about residence is the sense of community: each residence area is based on programs. For me, the majority of the people on my floor are Psychology students so it’s nice to have that community even before you start classes! Also, we have a Don and a Peer Academic Leader (PAL) for extra support for transition and academic success."


John Louisse Fernandez

John Louisse Fernandez

3rd year
Digital Enterprise Management Specialist

"It wasn't until I joined the DEM Association that I started truly learning. As Vice President, I got to do amazing things that I never thought I would ever do, like meeting with the Design Director of IBM Canada. Being in this academic society taught me how to be resilient and I have changed my mindset in a positive way. Being involved in a student association has widened my circle of friends and has changed the way that I approach my academic and career goals."


Precious Benemerito

Precious Benemerito

4th year
Specialist in Accounting and Major in Economics

"As my first year of university came to a close, I arrived at the difficult realization that I was not entirely passionate about my program. I then decided to take a huge risk and switched into a degree where I had to start entirely from scratch.
 
The initial transition was really difficult and there were moments when I had sincere doubts as to my abilities and even my future. However, through perseverance and the support of student services, I managed to pull myself out of hard times and pursue every available opportunity to learn and achieve personal growth."


Olivia Adamczyk

Olivia Adamczyk

3rd year
Double Major in Chemistry & Biology for Health Sciences

"Once you stay a little longer on campus, rather than rushing to take the bus home (#commuterlife), you discover that there are so many wonderful, helpful, interesting people at #UTM who can make your experience here even more worthwhile. I remember expecting that my classmates would be extremely competitive and unwilling to help, so I would need to go at it alone in my classes. I was wonderfully surprised when most of my peers were so kind and thoughtful, making the experience of classes at university so much better."


Sarah Girgis

Sarah Girgis

3rd year
Accounting Specialist and Economics Major

"The commerce program at UTM is competitive and challenging, but it offers unparalleled training and networking opportunities. I chose commerce, specifically accounting, because it’s so versatile. My first accounting teacher taught me that “it [accounting] is the language of business”. Being business savvy, coupled with my strengthened interpersonal skills gives me the opportunity to work in many industries with various individuals. I value the availability of having options. Who knows where life takes me? But I know I can apply the skills I have in my business degree to analyze any problem from our unique perspective."


Louis Nguyen

Louis Nguyen

3rd year
Specialist in Finance with a Major in Economics

"I chose UTM because of the beautiful campus and diverse community. The moment I stepped on campus, I fell in love with the nature and wildlife surrounding the buildings. It’s always nice to look at while walking to class. UTM also offers endless opportunities to get involved! This year, I’m a LAUNCH Leader. I always considered myself as a shy and quiet person in high school but once I got into university, I broke out of my shell and quickly became passionate about my ability to grow as a leader and as a mentor. I saw it as an opportunity to begin my growth, and quickly became conscious of the various ways I could positively impact other students."


Mohamed Mohamed

Mohamed Mohamed

4th year
Major in Biology for Health Sciences, Double Minor in Psychology and Canadian Studies

"In first year, I didn’t do anything other than studying in the library. When 2nd year came around, I started looking at things outside of academics such as joining clubs, going to the gym, and playing sports. This year, I’m the social media executive at the East African Student Association (EASA). I chose this club because it centers around my East African heritage and ancestry. If I could talk to my first year self, I would tell him to look for non-academic opportunities. I would tell him to join clubs, volunteer, and keep a healthy balance between school and leisure."


Amandip Dhindsa

Amandip Dhindsa

5th year student
History & Political Science Major

"I went into university knowing that I was passionate about history, but I was worried because adults told me that there are no jobs, you won’t get paid, etc. This is a common misconception about many different programs in university. I went into first year with a different intended major but I still took history and political science courses. I excelled in those courses because I was passionate about the subject matter; passion fueled my desire to learn. My first year also taught me that there are jobs in all fields of study. It's about the skills you learn, the connections you make, and most importantly, the reason you study. You need to choose a program because you love it and want to succeed in it, not because others tell you it has a future."


Ali Taha

Ali Taha

2nd year student
Double Major in Political Science and Professional Writing & Communication

"I started off first year not really understanding how important learning was to me, and it took me a while to fall back in love with education. Now, I’m really making the effort to read as much as possible and take advantage of all the opportunities that are presented to me. If I could talk to my first-year self, I would tell him to go to the library and start reading. There’s so much knowledge; it’s priceless."