Scholars Collective Community

What is the 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.  

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

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.

Click here to register for the Re-framing Failure event.

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 test out some creative exercises to help you present your work with confidence. We will also have more time to network and make connections with your peers after the formal portion of the event. More details coming soon!

Click here to register for the Sharing Your Research event.


Past Events

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Scholars Collective Newsletters

Click here to access the November 2020 newsletter.

Click here to access the February 1, 2021 newsletter.

Click here to access the Feburary 23, 2021 newsletter.