Make an Impact

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Registration for the utmLEAD - Make an Impact Register here.

This cohort will develop in students an understanding of power and privilege. Students will engage with the concept of social justice and learn how to give back to their community in a meaningful way. 

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Cohort 1: 

Session Date Time/Location 
Session 1 Monday Sept 24 5pm - 7pm/DH 3055
Session 2 Monday Oct 1 5pm - 7pm/DH 3055
Session 3 Monday Oct 15 5pm - 7pm/DH 3055
Session 4 Monday Oct 22 5pm - 7pm/DH 3055
Session 5 Monday Oct 29 5pm - 7pm/DH 3055
Session 6  Monday Nov 5 5pm - 7pm/DH 3055






Cohort 2: 

Session Date Time/Location 
Session 1 Wednesday Oct 17 11am - 1pm/DH3075
Session 2 Wednesday Oct 24 11am - 1pm/DH3075
Session 3 Wednesday Oct 31 11am - 1pm/DH3075
Session 4 Wednesday Nov 7 11am - 1pm/DH3075
Session 5 Wednesday Nov 14 11am - 1pm/DH3075
Session 6  Wednesday Nov 21 11am - 1pm/DH3075

Program Outline

Session 1: Foundations 

  • This session will provide students with an understanding of the utmLEAD Make an Impact Cohort; experience the dynamics of power and privilege; and, understand the concepts of equity and social justice in a local context.

Session 2: Conflict, Culture and Inclusion 

  • This session will encourage students to consider the importance of conflict at a local scale; culture and diversity; and, exclusion and inclusion manifest.

Session 3: The Web, The Glove, and Your Impact

  • This session will expose students to the multiple advantages of our web community and how to use it, along with how to create a beneficial global impact through action.

Session 4: Impacting Your Community

  • This session will allow students to discover ways to understand the community and use that understanding to impact the community.

Session 5: Active Engagement at UTM

  • This session will recognize involvement outside of the classroom; opportunities at UTM; and, service-learning.

Session 6: Believe and Achieve

  • This session will provide students with the resources to reflect upon their experience in utmLEAD and develop an action plan to get involved in the multiple opportunities available on campus.


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

The CCR Competencies you'll develop in this Cohort are:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Collaboration
  • Reflective thinking
  • Fostering inclusivity and equity 
  • Communication​

View the full list and descriptions of the CCR Competencies here (PDF).

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