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What is Eagle2Eagle Summer

During the months of June, July and August, Upper Year UTM students are available to answer your questions through a Live Chat option on the New Student website and by phone through our Request a Call initiative.

Why Request a Call?

Are you a newly accepted UTM student? Interested in speaking to a successful Upper Year student about the first-year experience? Then Request a Call with one of our team! Our Upper Year students are engaged students from the same academic stream as you (Science, Business, Social Sciences and Humanities) who have previous experience in mentorship and leadership programs at UTM and are knowledgeable about life on campus.

You can take advantage of this call by asking our upper year students a variety of questions such as:

  • What was your first year at UTM like?
  • What is Orientation and how do I take part?
  • What kind of support exists to help me transition successfully into university?
  • Do you have any tips on how to get involved on campus?

Our Team

To get to know our team better, read through their profiles below. When you book a Request a Call, you will have the option of selecting who you would like to speak with:

Fatima Atyani

Photo of Fatima Atyani.Year of Study: Just graduated!

Program of Study: Major in Biology for Health Sciences, Double Minor in Chemistry and Sociology.

One Fun Fact About Yourself: I have mentored new-to-UTM students for the last two years of my undergrad and it has been the best experience I’ve had at UTM. I have met so many incredible people and got many great opportunities throughout it, such as this one!

One Thing I Wish I Had Known in First Year: I wish I knew that it was okay (and encouraged!) to reach out for help. Getting help was looked down upon in my high school, but at UTM, your tuition pays for so many on-campus resources to help you become a successful student that it’s silly not to take advantage of them.  

Janina Malapitan

Photo of Janina Malapitan.Year of Study: 3rd year.

Program of Study: CCIT major, PWC and Cinema Studies double minor.

One Fun Fact About Yourself:  I am a New-to-Canada student! New-to-Canada students are domestic but have lived in Canada for less than 5 years. 

One Thing I Wish I Had Known in First Year: I wish I knew about all the support first year students have available to them, specifically academic planning. You have Academic Advisors at the Office of the Registrar, Departmental Undergrad Advisors for your specific program, and Career Counsellors at the Career Centre. 

Leah Hamid

Photo of Leah Hamid.Year of study: 5th year.

Program of Study: Double Major in Biology and Anthropology, Minor in Education Studies.

One Fun Fact About Yourself: I broke my nose falling up a flight of stairs because my hands were so deep in my pockets that I couldn't break my fall (I'm clumsy).

One Thing I Wish I Had Known in First Year: I wish I had known just how many different support programs exist to make your transition easier. I found first year incredibly hard and felt as though I couldn't do anything but focus on school work. I wish I had known about programs like LAUNCH, our first year transition program, where first years can not only learn how to do better academically but also build up a better support network. 

Louis Nguyen

Photo of Louis Nguyen.Year of Study: 4th year.

Program of Study: Finance Specialist, Economics Major.

One Fun Fact About Yourself: I have a boating license.

One Thing I Wish I Had Known in First Year: I wish I had known the value in getting involved with the university community in my first year. After joining different clubs and societies, it fostered my educational experience and I met so many new people. The self-growth and novel friendships from these experiences are truly unforgettable.

Megan Judd

Photo of Megan Judd.Year of Study: 4th year.

Program of Study: Communication, Culture Information and Technology (CCIT).

One Fun Fact About Yourself: I love performing! I've done stand up and lounge singing and EmCeeing simply because I love being on stage so much!

One Thing I Wish I Had Known in First Year: Getting involved on campus, whether through student groups or student affairs, is the best way to get involved, meet new friends, and help you have the best time while you're here at UTM!

Minal Ghayur

Photo of Minal Ghayur.Year of Study: 3rd year.

Program of Study: Commerce (Accounting Specialist and Economics Major and Sociology Minor).

One Fun Fact About Yourself: I'm a very enthusiastic person with everything I do. I start every morning with a positive mind and strongly believe that if you do something with a smile, it will make the biggest difference with the outcome.

One Thing I Wish I Had Known in First Year: I wish I had known in my first year that it is okay to ask questions. I was constantly afraid of approaching professors and campus partners to aid me during first year and found that I was carrying a lot of the stress on myself when I could have reached out to the appropriate person for support. Take advantage of the resources you have on campus and seek help and support when you need it because at UTM we all care for your success.

Shaheera Mubashir

Photo of Shaheera Mubashir.Year of Study: 4th year.

Program of Study: Digital Enterprise Management Specialist.

One Fun Fact About Yourself: I like walking through nature trails.

One Thing I Wish I Had Known in First Year: I wish I visited my department’s academic/undergraduate advisor more often because I find them to be much more helpful in planning the right courses I should take for my program, and they provide valuable career advice.

Shalini Nanayakkara

Photo of Shalini Nanayakkara.Year of Study: Just graduated!

Program of Study: Double Major in English and Professional Writing.

One Fun Fact About Yourself: I self-published a novel when I was twelve—I know, nerdy me.

One Thing I Wish I Had Known in First Year: One thing I wish I knew in first year was to get involved on campus ASAP— there are so many cool people to meet and amazing opportunities to discover here at UTM! 

How to Request A Call

If you would like to Request a Call, register here, and please keep the following in mind:

  • Calls can be up to 30 minutes long
  • Depending on your availability, we will try our best to get back to you with a call as soon as possible!
  • The availability of our Upper-Year students is in Eastern Standard Time (EST) and we will be scheduling calls in EST

A quick note:

  • Our calls are primarily for students who have been newly accepted into the University for our Undergraduate programs. If you are a prospective graduate student, we invite you to connect directly with the host department for information on transitioning to UTM
  • If you are a student who has already completed courses at UTM (0.5+ credits) and has questions, please connect with your department offering your program of study


For all questions and feedback regarding Eagle2Eagle, please contact:

Sako Khederlarian
Student Engagement Coordinator, Student Organizations & Outreach

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