Second-Year Community

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September 2022: Our main Fall semester skills development and social connection program, Year 2+, is live! Check out the Second Year Learning website to learn more, or go straight to our sign-up form!

On this page, you will find resources on how to access different events, programs and initiatives to help you find your physical, virtual, and/or hybrid communities! 

Websites or larger amounts of information hard to process at the moment? That's okay! Put in your name here through our request form to get a quick email containing a quick run-through of what's happening right now and how to get involved.

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The CSE Second-Year Supports Team:
SYS on Quercus
Year 2+ Monthly Meetings


SYS on Quercus

August 2022: The Second Year Support Team is moving from Microsoft Teams to Quercus, to build an online space that is more reflective of how second-year students use online spaces at UTM. Want to help us build this space? Start by telling us here where you go online for information or help as a second year student!


Year 2+: Second Year Social Connection

Year 2+ is a skills development program for second-year students based in the Centre for Student Engagement. The program consists of:

  • Completing of a workshop set that supports skill development; and
  • Participating in recurring group meetings over the course of a term that support skill practice and social connection

The program aims to respond to the diverse life experiences and goals of second-year students, and foster second-year student life and identity at UTM.

To find out more about the workshop topics, dates, and times, visit the Second Year Learning webpage.

Year 2+ invites all second-year students to stop by our many recurring group meetings, to connect with peers, and to explore second-year life beyond the classroom! Please sign-up here in order to join.

Our group meetings and topics for the Fall semester are as follows:

  • Common Ground (Social Identity Growth) - interested in current world events/issues? Join this recurring meeting for some facilitated conversations, and get to know different perspectives from your peers! (always taking place at 3:30pm - 4:30pm at the following dates, in MN 5128)

    • Tuesday October 4
    • Tuesday October 25
    • Tuesday November 15
    • Tuesday November 29
       
  • Hot Topics (Healthy and Productive Communication) - A debate/dialogue-style recurring meeting, around a current student life topic! (always taking place from 11:30am - 12:30pm at the following dates, in MN 5128)

    • Thursday September 29
    • Thursday October 27
    • Thursday November 17
    • Thursday December 1
  • Buddy System (Navigating Challenge) - looking for "accountability buddies" to support each other in resolving challenges that everyone might be facing? Bring a current professional, academic, and/or personal challenge that you are facing, and work with peers to arrive at a plan to navigate challenge! (always takes place from 12:30pm - 1:30pm at the following dates, in MN 5128)

    • Friday October 7
    • Friday November 4
    • Friday November 18
    • Friday December 2

UTM Student Groups

Visit the CSE Student Groups website, or the UTM Student Union clubs and societies website to find and stay updated on student groups at UTM! Yuu can search for various student groups, discover their programming for this academic year, and connect with the groups directly. 


Interfaith

At UTM, we want all students to feel comfortable and supported when practicing their faith. Our Interfaith programming allows students opportunities to explore their faith, learn about faith related supports and resources, learn about ways to participate in faith-based student groups, and learn about our campus faith spaces.

Visit the Interfaith website here, which has all the up-to-date resources to support you!

Leadership & Mentorship Programs

The Centre for Student Engagement offers several leadership and mentorship programs to upper-year students! Whether you want to mentor youth in the Peel Region or connect with UTM alumni mentors, the CSE has a program for you. Click here to visit the CSE volunteering website, or click here to visit the CSE leadersihp and mentorship website for more information about how you can get involved!


Inquiries

Got a question about second-year life that you think might be helpful to both you and your fellow second-year students? Submit it to the Second Year Support Team at sys.utm@utoronto.ca to have the answer featured on the CSE Instagram (@utmengage) and other CSE communications to second-year students!

For all questions and feedback regarding Second Year Support, please contact

Sally Chen

Student Engagement Event Coordinator, Second Year