Engaging Faculty Events

Engaging Faculty Events. Banner. A professor and group of students having a conversation.

Engaging Faculty Events are facilitated on-campus experiences meant to provide you with a unique connection to the UTM community while giving you the opportunity to connect with faculty outside the classroom.

This experience is approved on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR)! Links to the ccr website.

Winter 2020 Events

February 27, 2020

Indigenous People and the History of UTM

Date: Thursday, February 27
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Meet at MN 3180 

A partnership between Engaging Faculty Events and Indigenous Initiatives.

Join a professor for an interactive event with a presentation from Mississauga Nation Coordinator Veronica King-Jamieson and Kaeliana Smoke! 

Why participate? 

  • Learn more about UTM and its history with the Indigenous people of this land
  • Get to know two of our UTM faculty members outside of the classroom
  • Snacks to enjoy throughout the event 
  • Get CCR recognition! 

Space is limited! Register here by February 26th!

March 25, 2020

Tea & Talk with Professor Sadia Sharmin (Mathematical and Computational Sciences)

Date: Wednesday, March 25
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: TBD

Approaching faculty can seem daunting, join us for this low-key event designed to demystify seeking support and interacting with faculty.  Gain confidence when approaching and getting to know a faculty member outside of the classroom. Relieve stress and participate in a supportive dialogue as you prepare for your final assignments and exams. Enjoy conversation with Professor Sharmin and your peers over tea and delicious pastries!  Participants will also get to sample local honey from UTM’s very own beehives! 

Space is limited.  Register here by March 22!

Past Events

November 8, 2019

A Night at the Theatre!

Join Associate Professor and Chair Andrea Olive and Assistant Professor Christopher Petrakos for a night at Theatre Erindale right here on the UTM campus! Meet us early at 6:30 to enjoy a snack and some lively discussion with our Engaging Faculty!  

Theatre Erindale offers a full season of plays including the upcoming experimental play, Oresteia. The classic Greek tragedy will be performed using multiple locations in Deerfield Hall.  Register for our Engaging Faculty Event for a free ticket!

Date: Friday November 8
Time: 6:30 pm
Meet at DH 2070
Registration required: Register here! before November 6

Theatre ticket included while supplies last.  

October 10, 2019

The Forest and the Bees!

Did you know that UTM has its own family of bee hives? Register to participate in our October Engaging Faculty Event, The Forest and the Bees.  

Join us for this unique experience to learn more about our UTM bees and how they contribute to making our campus more sustainable, while also connecting with one of our stellar UTM instructors.  Assistant Professor, Andie Burazin will join you to discuss your experience at UTM, university expectations, career goals, etc. Any questions you have ever wanted to ask a faculty member? This is your chance!

Meet for hot chocolate before embarking on a forest walk on the UTM Nature Trail.  End at IB for a visit with the UTM Beekeeper.  Attend for a chance to win 1 of 3 jars of UTM honey!

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Meet at DH 2085

Space is limited!  Please register here before Wednesday, October 9, 2019.


Rebecca Shaw
Student Success Coordinator, Academic Initiatives

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