Engaging Faculty Events
Engaging Faculty Events are facilitated 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.
Online Learning: Students' Ask & Faculty Answer**
Details: Submit your questions around learning in virtual formats. These questions will be pulled together, and different faculty will be interviewed to provide different perspectives on how to address them.
Location: Submit questions on the form below; you will be e-mailed information on how you can view the Faculty interviews in August
A partnership between Engaging Faculty Events and the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre.
The impact of COVID-19 has driven faculty and students to online learning and at a rapid pace. As we try to navigate this, there is knowledge, insights and resources that Faculty can share but we want to know what questions you have about this new, learning environment. These questions will inform our interviews and the resources that can be provided.
Submit your questions here before Aug. 10.
Please check your e-mail in late July for more information on how to access these Faculty Interviews.
**Please note that this event has been updated and has replaced "Building Community Online" originally scheduled for June 23.
March 25, 2020
Unfortunately, the event has been CANCELLED.
Tea & Talk with Professor Sadia Sharmin (Mathematical and Computational Sciences)
Date: Wednesday, March 25
Time: 2-4 p.m.
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!
Feb. 27, 2020
Indigenous People and the History of UTM
Date: Thursday, Feb. 27
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Meet at MN 3180
A partnership between Engaging Faculty Events and Indigenous Initiatives.
Learn more about UTM and its history with the Indigenous people of this land while getting to know faculty outside of the classroom. Learn alongside faculty members Jed Kuhn (Historical Studies) and Sherry Fukuzawa (Anthropology) and engage in an interactive discussion. Snacks will be provided and participants will receive CCR recognition.
Space is limited! Register here before Feb. 27!
Nov. 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 p.m. 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, Nov. 8
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Meet at DH 2070
Registration required: Register here! before Nov. 6
Theatre ticket included while supplies last.
Oct. 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 one of three jars of UTM honey!
Date: Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019
Time: 3- 4:30 p.m.
Meet at DH 2085
Space is limited! Please register here before Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019.