2019-2020 Student Socials

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The IEC organizes a variety of events and programs for all students to participate in. We offer a variety of regular Student Socials and we invite you to attend!

Social Themes

Date Time Location Social Theme
Tues Oct 1 2-4pm UTM Room Board Games and Snacks
Fri Oct 11 2-4pm Meet by Library Nature Walk
Tues Oct 22 2-4pm UTM Room Preparing for Winter Tips
Thurs Oct 31 2-4pm UTM Room Halloween Pumpkin Painting
Mon Nov 4 2-4pm UTM Room Sharing Your Story
Fri Nov 15 9:30-11:30am UTM Room Buddy Breakfast
Mon Nov 25 2-4pm UTM Room Make Your Own Snow Globe
Mon Jan 13 11am-1pm UTM Room Welcome Back Lunch
Wed Jan 29 2-4pm UTM Room Theme to be confirmed
Tues Feb 11 2-4pm UTM Room Theme to be confirmed
Thurs Feb 27 9:30am-11:30am UTM Room Theme to be confirmed

What is a Student Social?

It's a very casual time and space for UTM students to get together, take a break, have some snacks, and meet some new people. Bring a friend, or come on your own. All are welcome!

We keep the time low-key, we always have a theme or small activity available, and the time is flexible - stay for as little or as long as you like during the event.

You can bring some school work and enjoy a space to think, participate in the activities we have, or just chat with the other students who attend.

Where and When?

We typically hold our events in UTM Room. The UTM Room is held on the 3rd Floor of the Davis Building, above Tim Horton's. 

We try to choose different days of the week and times of day for the Student Socials to try and give as many options as possible.

Who is this for?

Much of the content is put together for new-to-UTM students who identify as international students. We try to put together topics and discussions that would be helpful to being on a new campus and in a new country. However, all UTM students are welcome and encouraged to attend our Student Socials. One of the goals of our socials is to give a space for our diverse student body to interact with each other.

We invite a number of upper year students who volunteer with the IEC. These students are a great resource for new students and a really great opportunity to meet someone who has been on the UTM campus for a couple of years. 

You might also hear these socials referred to as the 'Buddy Program'. Socials count towards participation in the IEC Buddy Program. If you are interested in joining this program, please see more details under the Buddy Program tab and then let us know.