Scholars Collective Community

As a utmONE Scholar you belong to a community of dedicated and engaged students including both students who are new to utmONE Scholars and upper-year students who experienced utmONE Scholars in their first-year.  We host events throughout the year that provide opportunities to connect and also to explore your personal and academic goals.  Currently, all events are online, but we will host in-person events when it is safe to do so.

Socials and community-building events are coordinated by the Scholars Collective Committee, a volunteer student committee, consisting of both new and past utmONE Scholars.  The Scholars Collective Committee also publishes an informative newsletter and a Scholars Collective blog exclusively for utmONE Scholars.  

IN THE MEDIA! The Scholars Collective community was recently featured in the Medium, UTM's independent student run newspaper.  Read the article written by first-year student and utmONE Scholar, Veronika Sizova, here.

Meet the Scholars Collective Committee!

Check out our Featured Blog Posts!

Read our most recent Scholars Collective Newsletters!

Register to attend one of our upcoming events!

Scholars Collective events are CCR recognized! In order to get CCR recognition, you must attend at least two events and submit the reflection survey provided at both events.  What is the CCR?


If you have any questions about Scholars Collective events or the Scholars Collective Committee, please email

Upcoming Events

Summer Reading Groups!  The Scholars Collective Community will be emailed an invitation to register for one of our summer reading groups in early July.  The summer reading groups will meet four times in July and August and will be facilitated by upper-year student leaders.  The books that we will be reading this summer are:

~ The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World by Jamil Zaki
~ Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life


Past Events

Sharing Your Research with Creativity and Confidence
March 25, 2021: 7:00 - 9:00 PM EST

Join us to explore the creative ways that research can be communicated and engage with faculty, staff and fellow students about how they have developed confidence in presenting their work.   

We will be joined by Carla Demarco, Research Communications Manager with The Office of the Vice-Principal, Research, who will talk about the different, varied ways that research can and has been communicated at UTM.  We will then have a panel of faculty from the Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy so that you can engage and learn from their experiences.  We’ll finish up with a few interactive activities meant to get you inspired and boost your confidence as you approach your final presentations for the year. 

Re-framing Failure: Growth in Times of Challenge
March 4, 2021: 7:00 - 9:00 PM EST

Are you feeling anxious, exhausted, discouraged? Then this event is for you! Join us and learn useful tips on reframing your outlook on failure and challenge to build academic resilience. Dr. Fiona Rawle and Dr. Krystal Nunes from the Failure: Learning in Progress (FLIP) research group will be joining us to share their perspective, as well as Thomas Klubi, Learning Strategist from the RGASC.  We will also be joined by senior students who will talk about their journey through failure to growth.

Exploring Undergraduate Research
February 11, 2021: 7:00 - 9:00 PM EST

Don’t miss it! This event will let you explore undergraduate research opportunities at UTM and connect with students, staff and faculty to discuss how getting involved in research can be a major boost for your academic career!  We will also have more time to network and make connections with your peers after the formal portion of the event. 

December 9, 2020

Welcome to utmONE Scholars: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Join us to get to know your professor, learn more about what to expect next term, connect with past utmONE Scholars and your future classmates.

Healthy Minds Workshop: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Reflect on your own relationship with stress, explore the Healthy Minds Model, and develop a Healthy Minds plan to support your well-being now and next term.

November 26, 2020
Virtual Scavenger Hunt: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Come join us for a virtual scavenger hunt coordinated by the Scholars Collective Committee.  Have fun and get to know your peers while learning more about the resources UTM has to offer to support your academic and personal wellness.

Reading Break Social
October 15, 2020: 12:00 - 1:30 PM EST

Get to know your future classmates and connect with past utmONE Scholars.  It's been a difficult term to get to know your classmates, this is a chance to make social connections, talk about the first-year experience with upper-year students, and to play some fun online games in teams.

Scholars Collective Newsletters