Faculty Engagement Opportunities

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Are you a faculty member at UTM? The Centre for Student Engagement (CSE) cordially invites you to participate in a variety of UTM student programming in the Summer 2022 term! 

In 2020-2021, 116 faculty members participated in various initiatives and helped staff and students build and enrich the greater UTM community. This year, we are happy to repeat our successful past initiatives and welcome returning and new faculty members to participate!

Why Participate in Co-Curricular Student Activities?

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We highly appreciate faculty contributions to our initiatives and recognize the work and time of every faculty participant. All instructors participating in CSE programming receive letters in support of the Progress Through the Ranks (PTR) process in April outlining their contributions to our programming. Learn more about the PTR process

Fall 2022 Opportunities

Engaging Faculty Events (EFEs)

An active learning experiences that offer students a hands-on opportunity to engage in discussion, inquiry, and learning alongside faculty members. CSE offers three (3) Engaging Faculty Events (EFEs) per semester. 

Campus Hunt

Description: Students and faculty will participate in a campus wide scavenger hunt, giving students the opportunity to explore campus through an engaging activity. Faculty and students will work together in solving various riddles and clues, leading them through campus.

Faculty Role: The faculty will participate within the event, as the the student will. The focus of these events is to promote the student and faculty interactions and faculty to provide insight to the UTM Campus.  

Date: Friday, September 23th, 2022
Time: 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Location: UTM Room (DV3140)


Spooky Story Social

Description: Students and faculty will share various short stories, specifically regarding horror fiction. The session will be led by a experienced facilitator, however, all participants will have an opportunity to hear horror stories and share their own. 

Date: Friday, October 28th, 2022
Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Location: UTM Room (DV3140)


Paint Night

Description: CSE will be hosting a painting night! Students and faculty will have the opportunity to sit in a painting session and will than be given the opportunity to paint their own masterpiece.

Date: Friday, November 18th, 2022
Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Location: UTM Room (DV3140)

Support Engage Experience (SEE) UTM Faculty, Student, and Alumni Panel 

Event Description: Support Engage Experience (SEE) UTM is a program in which Black high school students attend UTM and earn a university credit, a co-op credit, and a high school credit. They will receive mentorship from a UTM student and attend bi-weekly post-secondary education readiness workshops, including this panel event. This particular event will give our high school students a chance to interact with faculty and ask questions.  

Faculty Role: Faculty will participate in a panel discussion which includes pre-formulated questions about UTM Programs, career and academic pathways, and general PSE advice, as well as participate in an informal Q&A with high school students. 
Additionally Information: 4-5 faculty members from diverse departments (1 from Arts/Humanities). Preference for Black-Identifying faculty members.

Date: Monday, October 31st, 2022
Time: 8:45AM - 11:45AM
Note: All Departments & Arts/Humanities

Social Innovation Project (SIP)

Program Description: The Social Innovation Project is an initiative that partners small groups of UTM students with a non-for-profit organization in Peel. The students work together with the partner organization over the course of the academic year to develop and complete a project that meets the needs of a challenge faced by that organization. The project is fully funded or jointly-funded by the Centre for Student Engagement.  

Faculty Role: Faculty Mentors will meet with their team at least 3 times during the academic year and provide advice to teams to help shape the projects. Faculty Mentors will also participate in the project selection event, where we will review all of the projects and add notes to each of the projects. 
Additional Information: Meeting times are flexible, beginning in November, usually 10-15 hours for the academic year. 

Date: Starting November, 2022
Time: Varies
Note: All Departments

First Gen (Generation) Lunch

Date and time: November 8th, time TBD (likely 12-1:30pm)

Program description: First-generation students, or students who are the first in their family to attend post-secondary education, face immense barriers to successful degree completion, such as difficulties navigating the academic system, stigma and discrimination, social isolation, and low income. On November 8th, First-Generation College Celebration Day, first-gen UTM students can gather for a meal that will create a sense of community on campus, increase awareness of support and resources on campus and in the community, and connect first-generation students with first-generation leaders, alumni, and faculty

Faculty role description: Mingle with students and provide insight into the experiences of a first-generation university student.

Date: Tuesday, November 8th, 2022
Time: To Be Confirmed (TBC)
Note: Please connect with smyrna.wright@utoronto.ca to sign up for this event and to learn more.


For all questions and feedback regarding Faculty Engagement, please contact:

Minal Ghayur
Student Engagement Events Coordinator