What are STEAM Days?

STEAM Days engage students around the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, through activities that encourage inquiry, critical thinking and creative expression.

STEAM Days add the arts to the original STEM framework to better prepare students for higher education and to be successful innovators in a 21st-century workforce by encouraging:

  • Ingenuity and creativity in exploring new ways of thinking about solutions that combine knowledge, passion and experience for a more robust application of STEAM;
  • Experimentation through risk-taking to push the boundaries of what is possible and doable with STEAM learning with activities that reinforce concepts learned in class to real-world scenarios;
  • Teamwork and inclusivity so that all students of varying levels and ability can contribute and participate in work together
  • Tech and art-based learning for students to embrace new technologies that connect to everyday life through the arts ( i.e. communication, design and marketing). 

Project Details

  • Please refer to the dates of the STEAM days below.
  • Participants will receive a notation on their Co-Curricular Record upon successful completion. 
  • This volunteer opportunity will expand your skills(pdf) in Project Management, Critical ThinkingKnowledge Creation and Innovation, Collaboration and Community and Civic Engagement!
  • UTM Volunteers will receive light refreshments, lunch and entrance in the CSE raffle!

                                                    2019-2020 STEAM Days 



Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Time: 2pm- 7pm

Location: UTM campus, Spigel Hall

Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre STEAM Day

This STEAM Day will feature newcomers to Canada in the process of integrating and participating in all aspects of life in Canada, especially the education system. STEAM day activities focus on post-secondary education (PSE) exploration; motivational and encouraging workshops with various UTM departments and groups. 

Attendees are newcomer youth and young adults (12-25 years). 

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

Time: 8am- 5pm

Location: UTM campus, IB

All SySTEMs Go Day 1

Women continue to be under-represented in STEM fields, as students, graduates and professionals. In 2015, only 24% of those employed in professional, scientific occupations were women, and any increased representation of women in STEM is focused on certain industries.

Attendees are GGC girl members and targeted non-members. Day one audience will be Spark and Brownie-age girls (5-8 years). 


Sunday, November 10th, 2019

Time: 8am- 5pm

Location: UTM campus, IB

All SySTEMs Go Day 2

For girls under 18, there are gendered influences and structural barriers that undermine girls’ achievement and advancement in STEM. Inspire girls to learn more about various STEM topics and their applicability in real-world scenarios.

Attendees are Guide, and Pathfinder-age girls (9-14) and Rangers (15-17) may act in select volunteer roles.

Saturday, February 8th, 2020

Time: 8am- 5pm

Location: UTM campus, IB

Girl Guides STEAM Day

Engage girls in fun, educational STEM activities to encourage a growth mindset and increase their exposure to post-secondary education.

Attendees are Guide and Pathfinder-age girls (9-14) and Rangers (15-17).

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Time: 8pm- 3pm

Location: UTM campus, NE

St. Rose of Lima STEAM Day

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Elementary School supports student excellence in everything they do spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally and physically. This STEAM Day focuses on learning together in a variety of activities.

Attendees are youth age 7-12 years.

This experience is approved on the Co-Curricular Record!

How Do I Sign Up?

There are a few steps before you can officially volunteer for Access Initiatives. Please follow the steps below:

  1. Fill out the Volunteer With Us page.
  2. Email to express your interest in volunteering for STEAM Days.
  3. Attend the required training session(s) which will be communicated to you once you have signed up.


For all questions and feedback regarding STEAM Days, please contact:

Martin Kengo
Community Engagement Coordinator, Access and Outreach

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