Program of the Year - Nomination Form

This award recognizes outstanding achievements in event and program planning by any student group recognized through Ulife.

  • Any event/program is eligible for the award.
  • The event/program can have one or multiple organizing groups that are recognized by Ulife.
  • The award can be nominated by the organizing group or attendees who are not part of the organizing body.


To learn more about the Program of the Year award, please visit the Student Group Resources platform.


Previous winners of the Program of the Year Award


The 2019/20 Program of the Year is awarded to the Erindale Biology Society for their Professional Networking Workshops. Congratulations!

2016-2017 Winners

Winner #1: UTM Helping Hands

The UTM Helping Hands Club ran the Canadian Newcomer English Language Learning Program from December of last year till March 2017. It gave students the opportunity to help Syrian refugees with learning English, finding education and career opportunities, and mentorship support.

Winner #2: Erindale College Speacial Response Team (ECSpeRT) 

This year, ECSperRT had the opportunity to host the annual medical first response competition and conference at UTM that gathered first response teams from universities and colleges across Ontario. They used this event as an opportunity to connect response teams to further develop their knowledge and skills in the areas of sexual assault, alcohol and drug abuse, violent patients, mental illness safe talks and responding to alcohol poisoning. 

Winner #3: UTM Muslim Student's Association

UTM Muslim Student’s Association organized an educational conference and case competition called Continuing the Legacy, where students and youth from the community tackled problems that local non-profit organizations are facing. The event allowed participants to problem-solve and present their solutions to these issues and also hosted workshops for students to learn about these issues and improve on skills such as public speaking. 

Winner #4: Undergraduate Commerce Society

Undergraduate Commerce Society hosted their 10th annual Show Me the Green Conference that encouraged students to bridge the gap between economics and environmental sustainability. In planning the event, UCS took initiative to be eco-friendlier by using reusable, non-plastic water bottles, bags made of 100 per cent biodegradable material, and more.

Winner #5: Math and Computational Sciences Society

The Math and Computational Sciences Society organized DeerHunt, UTM’s first ever over-night programming competition. Over 100 students, from 5 different universities attended, and were required to learn different programming languages and techniques to solve a total of 75 problems.

2015-2016 Winners

Winner #1: Muslim Students’ Association

The Muslim Students’ Association set up a clothing drive for Syrian refugees. They were able to fill a 40 foot container with winter appear and baby necessities and shipped it to Germany for Syrian refugees.

Winner #2: Mathematical & Computational Sciences Society 

The Mathematical & Computational Sciences Society hosted UTM’s first ever hackathon where they brought together students, faculty and industry professionals to try new software and deploy their skills and create a meaningful project such as websites, apps and video games in 12 hours. 

Winner #3: ICCIT Council 

ICCIT Council collaborated with Ryerson University, York University and UOIT to host the Breaking Stereotypes in Business, Technology and Management case study competition. The main objective of the event was to promote gender equality in the fields of IT, business and marketing. 

Winner #4: Undergraduate Commerce Society

The Undergraduate Commerce Society revamped the BizMentorship program which pairs up fourth year commerce students with second year students. The program paired up over 140 students, a 16 per cent participation increase from previous years.

Winner #5: UTM Dance Club

The UTM Dance Club planned and hosted a dance showcase where all dance groups on campus were united for the first time. Seventy dancers participated in the showcase and they created a dance community on campus.

Winner #6: Psychology Association of Undergraduate Students at Erindale (PAUSE)

PAUSE continues to work towards bridging the gap between students and faculty. This year, in addition to their annual meet the professors night, they hosted two professor luncheons which each focused on giving students the opportunity to learn about one specific faculty member.