Sustainability Student Group Inventory

University of Toronto’s 2021-2022 Sustainability Student Group Inventory

The 2022-2023 Student Group Inventory is the 4th edition of this inventory completed by CECCS.

Source: This list includes student group, clubs, societies, unions, and associations at the three University at Toronto campuses and affiliated colleges with mandates that align with the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The groups were identified through the U of T Student Organization Portal and other university websites and networks.

Methodology: The 2022-23 inventory was compiled by first using a set of Python programs, where organization names and descriptions were matched to a set of keywords related to each SDG. The identified organizations and keywords were then manually screened to ensure relevance to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The resultant list is sortable by Group Name, Campus, Group Description, Primary Contact, Email, and SDGs. 268 student groups were identified in total.

Disclaimer: The following table contains the inventory. If you are a member of the U of T community and you believe a student group should be added to or removed or information edited from the inventory, please contact us at ceccs@utoronto.ca.

Club NameCampus Club DescriptionPrimary ContactEmailSDGs Covered
A Better Day TomorrowUTMA Better Day Tomorrow (ABDT) aims to raise public awareness about the homelessness situation in Canada. According to Homesfirst organization (2022) around 8,500 people in Toronto are experiencing homelessness on any given day. Through ABDT we would like to raise awareness to the homelessness situation in Canada, and provide resources to those in that situation. We plan to achieve this by collaborating with non-profit organizations such as Youth Without Shelter, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (TAEH), Salvation Army, and local shelters. We will be arranging seminars and tabling events to raise awareness about this situation. Furthermore, we plan to take mini field trips to areas experiencing high rates of homelessness such as areas in downtown Toronto. In these mini field trips, we will meet with shelters around the GTA and drop off little care packages with goods and hygiene products. As well, this will allow group members to speak directly to shelter staff, and different organizations to increase awareness about this situation.Alexis KonopnyUTMABDT@gmail.comSDG1, SDG6, SDG8, SDG16
Accessibility Awareness ClubSt GeorgeAn accessibility club that fosters monthly discussion about disability issues and aims to spread awareness. Our members are students who are both non-registered and registered with Accessibility Services. There are many disability-related clubs and councils out there. But each of them tends to focus on one disability and does not provide students with the chance to form a community, share personal experiences, or a space to educate those who do not have a disability. We aim to fix that by opening our club to more than one type of disability, so that students, with or without disabilities, can express their own experiences, hear from others’ experiences, and learn. University of Toronto’s Accessibility Awareness Club desires to foster discussion about disabilities in an educational and safe environment to spread awareness of all types of disabilities and their issues on […]Catherine Dumeutaac.head.exec@gmail.com SDG3, SDG11, SDG16
ADHD AwarenessUTMIn the ADHD Awareness Club (AAC), we support students who feel like their ADHD symptoms are getting in the way of their academic success. Whether you have been diagnosed or not, the AAC is committed to creating a safe space where we offer you tips and tricks on how to tame symptoms such as procrastination, emotional dysregulation, and many more. In addition, the AAC’s intersectional approach to ADHD advocacy takes into account female students, students of color and gender non-conforming students. Whoever you are, know that the AAC is here to support you on your journey at UTM. We are looking forward to meeting you ! Kindly, The AACAissatou Odia Barryadhdawarenessclub.utm@gmail.comSDG5, SDG10
African Studies Course UnionSt GeorgeThe African Studies Course Union represents all students enrolled in African Studies at the University of Toronto. We are an events-based organization that facilitates an increased sense of community and encourages learning that pushes boundaries beyond the classroom. This year, we are hosting African Storytelling sessions, panels on careers, art, and African identities, a theatre production, an art exhibit and spoken-word show, Launch of ELIMU Volume 3, AGM, Co-sponsoring Creative Writing Workshop for racialized students by Prof. Comfort Udah, Collaboration with the Anthropology Students Association. and creative writing workshops, among other things. We also provide support for students related to the African Studies program.Osarieme Martyn Ogbeiwiasc.union@gmail.comSDG4, SDG8, SDG12, SDG16
Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Student AssociationUTSCThe Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Student Association (AMWSA) is a spiritual – faith based student chapter that promotes peace and love for all. It provides students guidance and promotes interfaith importance while completing academic studies in the University.Mahida Shakeelamsa.utsc.lajnaca@gmail.comSDG4, SDG16, SDG5
Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Students’ Association UTSGSt GeorgeAMWSA (Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Students’ Association) UTSG pursues moral and spiritual training alongside academic education, provide guidance and/or counseling for its members in matters of academic, social and spiritual importance, and promote interfaith dialogue and co-operation in order to promote peace and harmony on campus.Sabeeka Rahmat Malikamsa.utsg@lajna.caSDG4, SDG16, SDG5
Appassionata Music GroupSt GeorgeAppassionata Music Group is a non-profit, volunteer organization founded by students from the University of Toronto with a passion for music. We hold three regular concerts on campus each year, often two more to connect the musical community around campus. We also provide classical music performances in local hospitals, community centres, and senior care homes free of charge, giving patients and residents more opportunities to enjoy live concerts. Since our first concert in 2010, our organization has grown to include students from a wide range of programs, including Engineering, International Relations, Physics, and of course, Music. Having performed at over 100 events over the past 12 years, and with many more performances planned for the 2022-2023 season, we are looking for more musicians to join us! Please feel free to contact us if you’re interested in learning more!Sarina Xi appassionata.musicgroup@gmail.comSDG3, SDG4
Architecture and Visual Studies Students UnionSt GeorgeThe Architecture and Visual Studies Students Union (AVSSU) is a democratically elected student government established in 2014. We represent, and advocate for the rights of the undergraduate student body at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. AVSSU dedicates its resources to improve the university experience and create a diverse community for our students. We promote an inclusive environment between all students to build a strong nurturing and connected student experience. Academically, we advocate easy access to resources and facilitate communication between students, professors and the faculty. Outside of the classroom, AVSSU promotes the use of the city as a place of further exploration, a learning tool, through art communities and the urban fabric of the city itself. As the undergraduate programs grow into their place in the Daniels Faculty, AVSSU plans to continuously grow and adapt with them to best serve all of the future students of architecture and visual studies.Grace Wongavssu@daniels.utoronto.caSDG4, SDG11, SDG15, SDG16
Armenian Students’ Association of the University of TorontoSt GeorgeThe Armenian Student’s Association at the University of Toronto Saint George campus aims to gather Armenian students in order to promote and preserve Armenian culture. We attempt to connect and develop positive relationships with other cultural groups around the campus in hopes of promoting unity and diversity at the University of Toronto. We welcome all interested U of T students to attend our meetings, social gatherings and other cultural events.Gabriella Batikianasa.utoronto@gmail.comSDG16
Awakened UofTSt GeorgeFor thousands of years, people have used holistic strategies to supplement their lives. Benefits are numerous and can include a healthier mind, body, and soul. However, as times get busier people often forget the importance of taking care of their bodies. The purpose of Awakened U of T is to provide students with an outlet to practice and learn about holistic wellness with the aim to improve the overall health of the student body. Awakened U of T emphasizes on-campus events that revolve around the seven dimensions of well-being, and traditional health practices. We participate in and discuss ways to improve personal health through nutrition, exercise, engaging with the natural world, and introspective strategies. All people accepting of new ideas and new ways to improve personal health in a holistic way are encouraged to join. Creating a community of like-minded people can further help the journey to fulfill a healthy lifestyle.Katrina Bartleyawakeneduoft@gmail.comSDG2, SDG3
Bahar Charity GroupSt GeorgeBahar Charity group is an Iranian non-profit group concerned about the individuals who need help around the world, especially our home country, Iran. Bahar Charity is without any political and religious attachments. The vision of our group is to eliminate the obstacles that physical distance creates for being aware of social issues and effectively helping to solve them. Our objectives include raising concern and awareness and creating transparent and trustworthy channels for help. These are a summary of our activities: -To financially support and educate talented students in Iran who are deprived of adequate education by collecting monthly donations. -To conduct scientific research on global concerns such as child labour and violence against women. -To hold seminars, discussion boards, awareness events, and movie nights about social problems specially poverty.Zeinab Navidishiva.ketabi@mail.utoronto.caSDG1, SDG5, SDG8, SDG16
Bangladeshi Students’ AssociationSt GeorgeThe Bangladeshi Students’ Association works to showcase and promote the Bangladeshi culture both on and off campus. It’s main objective, aside from creating an atmosphere conducive to social networking and cultural acceptance, is to raise money to send to underprivileged people around the world in hopes of increasing social development.Rubaina Farinbsauoft@gmail.comSDG10
Because I am a Girl- UTSC ChapterUTSCChampions of Change, formerly known as Because I am a Girl, is a Non-Profit initiative under Plan International Canada, and this organization seeks to establish and strengthen subjects of gender equality all around the world. Champions of Change at UTSC is a student-led organization which dedicates to promoting ideas of gender equality around campus in the community, whilst hosting various events which would have direct positive impact on marginalized communities. As a team we hope to inspire other individuals to join us on our journey to creating grounds of equity on our campus and establish a fun platform through which individuals can learn, contribute, and advocate.Sahar Kakarutsc.biaag@gmail.comSDG4, SDG5, SDG10, SDG16
Best Buddies UTSC ChapterUTSCBest Buddies is an international organization that promotes inclusivity and works to provide meaningful friendships for people with intellectual/physical disabilities. One-to-one pairings are set up for students that have the availability to commit to spending time alone with their Buddy outside of campus. In addition, monthly group events are held throughout the school year to create fun social networking opportunities for members. Please visit our Instagram (@bestbuddiesutsc), and Facebook or contact us by email if you wish to join our amazing group of volunteers, or learn more about the program! We encourage Peer Buddies and Associate position sign-ups throughout the year! * Peer Buddy: a student at the university who is paired with a Buddy * Buddy: an adult with an intellectual/physical disability, who is paired with a Peer Buddy * Associate: student at the university who attends events, but they are not paired with a Buddy Best Buddies is an international organization that promotes inclusivity and works to provide meaningful friendships for people with intellectual/physical disabilities. One-to-one pairings are set up for students that have the […] Hello everyone! We are very excited to announce that we have opened our executive application for the 2022-2023 school year! Best Buddies is an international organization that promotes inclusivity and […]Sophia Jiang bestbuddiesutsc@hotmail.comSDG3
Best Buddies, St. George ChapterSt George“Best Buddies – Vrais Copains Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to enhancing our communities through one-to-one friendships between individuals with intellectual disabilities and students. Best Buddies is grounded in the belief that friendship is important to the development of all individuals and that for all individuals with intellectual disabilities friendship is a medium through which they can become a part of their communities.”Tuana Kant bestbuddiesutsg@gmail.comSDG3
Big Spoon Lil Spoon University of Toronto Student ChapterSt GeorgeBig Spoon Lil Spoon is a program that builds relationships between university students and their community members with disabilities. The project runs affordable cooking workshops for children with disabilities, who are each partnered with a student. This mentorship helps raise awareness for children with disabilities, providing them with an opportunity to develop social and cooking skills, and to have fun. The volunteers also have the opportunity to get involved in their community and learn more about individuals with disabilities.Carolina Fernandes da Silvabigspoonlilspoon@studentorg.utoronto.caSDG1, SDG10, SDG3
Black Future Lawyer’s Club (BFL UTM)UTMBlack Future Lawyers UTM (BFL UTM) is a student led for black undergraduate students at the university of Toronto Mississauga. BFL UTM aims to create a platform for black individuals aspiring to showcase their skills in the field of law.David Ugobor bfl.utm@gmail.comSDG16
Black Future Lawyers UTSGSt GeorgeBlack Future Lawyers UTSG (BFL UTSG) is a student-led initiative for full-time Black undergraduate students at the University of Toronto St. George campus (“UTSG”). BFL UTSG’s intention is to organize and advocate for the betterment of Black students who have aspirations to attend law school.Ini Adedapo bfl.utsg@gmail.comSDG16
Black Graduate Students’ Association (BGSA)St GeorgeThe Black Graduate Students’ Association (BGSA) will engage in powerful discourse of local and international issues and experiences in the Black community. While empowering the community, BGSA also celebrates Black culture. We will be dedicated to host events, initiatives and outreach to support and strengthen our members at UofT and beyond.Rya Buckleybgsa@studentorg.utoronto.caSDG16
Black Students In BusinessUTSCAs Black students at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) within the BBA Management program, we have joined together with the aim of targeting the current under representation of Black youth in our school. The club will serve as a place to address some issues that Black Youth face in their journey to post-secondary education by providing insights and information on resources that can help bridge the gap that currently stands between higher-education and their goals as future students. We will also be providing a community for current Black students within the program and providing support to them as students.Sifame Agbemelo-Tsomafo utsc.blackstudentsinbusiness@gmail.comSDG4
Black Students’ AssociationSt GeorgeThe Black Students’ Association (BSA) is the largest representation of self-identified Black students at the University of Toronto. The BSA remains dedicated to the education, experience and empowerment of the Black-Canadian and international community, aiming to represent and foster black culture through community interaction and outreach. In doing so, the BSA coordinates countless events and initiatives with a social, political and academic focus, to support our future leaders.Etienne Oshinowouoft.bsaexec@gmail.comSDG16
Blankets for T.O.UTSCInspired by the extreme cold in Canada, Blankets for T.O. is a non-profit organization. We focus on helping the homeless through initiatives like blanket distribution. Our primary initiative is to help the homeless brace for the winter by providing them with blankets for warmth. We believe that everyone should have the right to quality of life, and by supporting our cause, we can work towards a better future for those who are less fortunate. However, what makes us stand out is our innovative approach to this problem. Instead of conventional blankets, we distribute thermal blankets, which are relatively superior.Rushil Dave blanketsforto@gmail.comSDG1, SDG16
Blue Sky Solar RacingSt GeorgeOne of the largest student-run project at the University of Toronto, Blue Sky Solar Racing continues to attract some 100 undergraduate and graduate student volunteers. Blue Sky Solar Racing members hail from a wide variety of disciplines within the university such as Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, English, Political Science, and Philosophy. Our members are committed to applying their classroom knowledge, and demonstrating that students of University of Toronto rank among the best in the world.Nikitha Manickam blueskysolar@studentorg.utoronto.caSDG4, SDG7
BridgesSt GeorgeAt Bridges, we are a community bringing together Canadians & international students from around the world through mutual support, friendship, learning, and faith.Mirei Matsumoto uoftglobal@p2c.comSDG4
Brighten A Day Toronto (BRAD)St GeorgeWe are the Toronto Chapter of the authorized non-profit organization Brighten a Day. We are dedicated to spreading love and joy to our neighbourhood, community, school, and around the world. We plan to organize events that help bring warmth and happiness to long-term care homes, student communities, as well as people in poverty. Through joining us, you will have the opportunity to participate in volunteer activities, enjoy fun and meaningful experiences, practice communication, empathy, and teamwork, and see people’s days brightened by our efforts.Zichun Xubrightenaday.utoronto@gmail.comSDG1
Buddhism and Psychology Student Union (BPSU)St GeorgeAll U of T students are welcome to attend our social/academic events. Our intention is to create an open (and respectful) forum in which one can discuss the implications of integrating Buddhist, and other spiritual practices with Western medicine/psychology. Bpsu also provides an opportunity for students in the Buddhism, Psychology, & Mental Health (BP&MH) program to develop a strong sense of connection with one another. Those students enrolled in BP&MH are encouraged to join (tinyurl.com/bpsu-group), get involved, and help build the bpsu community! Visit us at bpsu.org or email ut.bpsu@gmail.comDisti Sanghviut.bpsu@gmail.comSDG3
Cam’s Kids: University of TorontoSt GeorgeAt the University of Toronto, we never underestimate the power and impact of student groups who want to see change. Cam’s Kids is a national not-for-profit organization that is committed to supporting young people struggling with anxiety and promoting mental health awareness. Starting in 2016, the foundation now has chapters of student ambassadors at 21 different Canadian universities and colleges. According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), anxiety is the most common mental illness that impacts young adults. Cam’s Kids aims to help lessen this burden on adults by providing the resources to help students support and empower one another. By running events and fundraisers to raise awareness and provide support, we strive to create a web of interdependence to lessen the burden of everyday anxieties on children and young adults.Sion Parkcamskids.uoft@gmail.comSDG3, SDG16
Campus ChurchUTSCThe purpose of Campus Church will be to: • Provide A Church FOR students BY students with Pastor Mark’s oversight • Provide a place to believe, belong and be loved • Provide a safe environment to practice beliefs and spiritual self-expression • Hold a Chapel service for students in the middle of the week • Observe holy sacraments (ex. Communion) • Cater to those students who work part-time jobs to pay for school and can’t make it to a church service on a Sunday morning. • Cater to the spiritual needs of students, staff and faculty • Welcome and encourage students to come and observe – you don’t have to be a Christian to come to chapel • Nurture and develop the spiritual aspect of students’ holistic well-being • Show exploring students and new Christians what a church service is like before they find one in the community as they graduateChris Persaudutsc.campuschurch@gmail.comSDG3
Canadian Association for Research in Regenerative Medicine (CARRM)St GeorgeThe Canadian Association for Research in Regenerative Medicine (CARRM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the field of regenerative medicine. We accomplish this through two primary venues: 1) funding local research facilities, and 2) spreading awareness about the power of stem cell research and its therapeutic applications. Both of these goals go hand-in-hand: without the financial support, research centres can’t make life-saving discoveries and without the education, members of the public won’t know about the cause they’re donating to. Regenerative medicine is not only the future of healthcare, but a symbol of hope, down to its fundamental unit–the stem cell.Jason Saycarrm.utsg@gmail.comSDG3, SDG16
Canadian Courage Project UTSGSt GeorgeThis is the UofT Chapter for The Canadian Courage Project (CCP @ UTSG), a non-profit organization to support youth facing homelessness and their animal companions. We strive to promote the mental well-being and health of youth through mindfulness, education, and resources. Our mission is to support youth transitioning out of shelters into independent housing with the different programs and services we offer.Kavya Sabharwalcanadiancourageprojectutsg@gmail.comSDG1, SDG3, SDG11, SDG14, SDG15, SDG16
Canadian Feed The Children @ UofTSt GeorgeCanadian Feed The Children @ UofT aims to fundraise for the Canadian Feed The Children charity organization with which we are partnered. We also intend to advocate for child food security, education & welfare within Indigenous Communities in Canada, as well as communities worldwide.Vaneeza Moosa cftcuoft@gmail.comSDG1, SDG2, SDG10, SDG16
Canadian Politics ClubSt GeorgeThe Canadian Politics Club aims to engage the student population of the University of Toronto by providing events and opportunities that help foster an interest in Canadian politics. Our main event is a two day first ministers simulation meant to recreate a federal-provincial conference between the Prime Ministers and Premiers of the provinces and territories of Canada. This simulation aims to provide an opportunity for interested students to learn about intergovernmental relations and engage in respectful and productive discussion around important political issues in Canada. Furthermore, due to the nature of the simulation, students will get the opportunity to represent political views that might differ from their own, which will contribute to greater respect and understanding of diversity of political views within the University of Toronto community. In addition to this main event, we will be hosting meetings throughout the year, including a combination of the following: election night viewing events, expert panels, structured debates, and/or professor-led discussions.Madeleine Frechetteuoftcanpol@gmail.comSDG16
Canadian Social Prescribing Student Collective: UofT Chapter (CSPSC: UofT Chapter)St GeorgeWe are the UofT chapter for the Canadian Social Prescribing Student Collective (CSPSC), a group that represents students’ interests in social prescribing across Canada. With the launch of the Canadian Institute for Social Prescribing (CISP) and the Canadian Social Prescribing Student Collective (CSPSC), we invite all passionate UofT students, from all fields, to join us as we start our social prescribing movement. What is Social Prescribing? Social Prescribing is a means of enabling health care providers to connect patients with non-medical supports and services to address their non-medical needs and improve their overall health and wellbeing. 80-90% of health and wellbeing is determined by the social determinants of health. As a result, a large portion of primary care visits are for non-medical issues. Moreover, the pandemic has come with rising concerns of the negative health impacts of social isolation. Social prescribing has demonstrated an effective holistic approach to migrating the individual and interpersonal effects of loneliness and social isolation. What is CISP and CSPSC? In 2019, the Alliance for Healthier Communities launched a pilot of social prescription in Ontario. It’s finding are promising, demonstrating a 12.1% increase in self-reported mental health of participants, a 48.5% decrease in loneliness, and a 15.9% increase in sense of belonging (read full report here). With the launch of the Canadian Institute for Social Prescribing (CISP) and the Canadian Social Prescribing Student Collective (CSPSC), we aim to build the social prescribing movement across Canada.Flora Hecspscuoft@gmail.comSDG3, SDG16
Cards4HumanitySt GeorgeOur mission is to eliminate the stigma that surrounds the act of giving money to people who are asking for funds on the streets. We fulfill our mission by distributing gift cards for food enterprises or businesses that carry hygiene products, in the place of distributing cash. For individuals who are homeless, this provides meaningful access to food, water, and care resources. These gift cards will be distributed during monthly student-led outings, facilitated by the club’s executive members. The club will run events and fundraisers throughout the year in order to purchase gift cards which will be distributed during outings. Our ultimate goal is to provide resources for Toronto’s homeless community by collaborating with community partners, and by generating awareness about issues related to homelessness.Madhumitha Rabindranathuoftcards4humanity@gmail.comSDG1, SDG6, SDG8, SDG16
Caribbean Studies Students Union (CARSSU)St GeorgeThe Caribbean Studies Students Union (CARSSU) is the academic student group representing all full-time undergraduate students who are enrolled in a Caribbean Studies course or program at the University of Toronto. The overarching objective of CARSSU is two-fold: (a) to promote and advocate for improvements to the Caribbean Studies program at the University of Toronto (St. George) and provide diverse representation and support for members of the Caribbean Studies Program and (b) to organize with its membership to advocate for the betterment of the Caribbean region and its diaspora, through knowledge sharing in social and community-based programming. CARSSU’s intent is to organize with students to advocate for the betterment of the Caribbean Studies program, while addressing the issues of Eurocentrism and lack of interdisciplinary courses amongst mainstream subject matter. Recognizing that academic experiences are closely linked to the many systemic barriers that students face in academia, CARSSU works to address these issues, while providing a space for critical thought. These spaces include and are not limited to the University of Toronto Journal of Caribbean Studies (Caribbean Quilt) published annually by CARSSU. As the only student organization that both represents Caribbean Studies students, and lobbies for the betterment of those in the region and its diaspora, CARSSU has a unique focus on academics, as well as community and social development. CARSSU strives to not only showcase the complex and profound history, political climate, and socio-cultural environment of the Caribbean region but, also to raise awareness for issues that are affecting the region and continuously hold ourselves accountable as diaspora representatives.Alyssa Nursecarssu@utoronto.caSDG4, SDG13
CAUSE Tutoring Toronto ChapterSt GeorgeCAUSE Tutoring is a federally-accredited charity that provides free tutoring to clients at various organizations in Toronto, with a focus on underprivileged youth populations. We are looking for dedicated U of T students who are passionate about giving back to their local communities. Please email toronto@causetutoring.org if you have any questions.Britney Feng toronto@causetutoring.orgSDG10
Center for New Immigrant Well-Being (CNIW) – University of Toronto Student Chapter St GeorgeCNIW Students & Youth Committee’s vision is to preserve CNIW’s heritage, raise future leaders and decision-makers, and build a platform that will enhance the quality of life, health, and well-being of the younger Chinese Canadian generations. Our mission includes: (1) Provide volunteer and work opportunities; (2) Organize or host youth-led events for health promotion and knowledge dissemination; (3) Provide youth mental health support services in Chinese; (4) Empower youths to reach their full potential in both academic and career developmentTianxing Liuinfo@cniw.orgSDG3, SDG4
Charitable IndulgenceSt GeorgeProduce and sell treat boxes with the goal of making a difference in our communities, within and beyond Canadian borders, by supporting them financially and ensuring the protection and wellbeing of the most vulnerable.Elmirah Ahmadcharitableindulgence@gmail.comSDG3, SDG16
Charitable Organization of the Speech and Auditory Disorders UTSCThe sole purpose of this club and everything this club will work towards will be to provide charitable donations to people with Speech and/or Auditory disorders that are financially struggling to get the treatment they need. We will make education videos on our Clubs social media and/or Website about Speech and Auditory disorders to raise awareness for such disorders in order to encourage people to make donations to Speech and Auditory Clinics and/or patients who are financially struggling to get the treatment they need. We will Create educational and entertaining events on school campus to raise funds for patients who can’t afford Speech and/or auditory therapy to receive the treatment they need. We will increase student’s knowledge and awareness of the different Speech and Auditory disorders, and we will aim to get rid of any negative stigmas associated with people with such disorders We will aim to support the Speech and Hearing community We will work directly with University of Toronto to make donations to UofT students that can’t afford treatment and that are struggling with Speech and/or Hearing disorders. We will create fundraisers, workshops, and events that are enjoyable for students in the aim to raise funds for people in need to get the treatment they need (Speech and Auditory Disorders) We will maintain the highest moral standards.Amir Elmi charitableorganization.s.a.d@gmail.comSDG4
Chinese Volunteer Association (UTCVA)St GeorgeUTCVA (University of Toronto Chinese Volunteer Association) is a U of T recognized campus group initiated by U of T Chinese students. UTCVA pays close attention to the economic and education conditions in some of the less developed regions in rural China. Through our efforts, we hope to bridge these regions with information and resources from other parts of the world, to attract investment from within and outside of china, as well as to enhance the overall education and economic conditions of those regions.Jixuan Sunutcvacare2010@gmail.comSDG9, SDG11
Choose HumanitySt GeorgeChoose Humanity is an initiative aimed at creating awareness on the human rights crisis in China, involving the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its brutal persecution of men, women and children who practice the peaceful teachings of Falun Gong.Jerry Yan jerryzhixi.yan@mail.utoronto.caSDG4, SDG16, SDG5
Circle KSt GeorgeCircle K is a service organization through which University of Toronto students can find a means of responsible student action in their communities and a more active involvement in the life of their campus. We participate in various volunteering opportunities and fundraising projects on campus as well as within the local community. As students learn about the needs of their campuses and communities, they develop hands-on activities to address these problems. Going to university is more than a pursuit for a scholastic degree – it offers good times, getting to know others, personal development, and meaningful contributions to the world. Circle K provides a unique opportunity to make a difference now – Circle K is the total university experience.Ivy Nam uoftcirclek@gmail.comSDG16
Clean Energy ClubSt GeorgeWe will put students in a position to learn from current energy industry leaders while being exposed to forward-thinking ideas from cutting-edge companies and firms. We will allow students the opportunity to come together and meet other like-minded young academic and business leaders, learn from established and start-up companies in the sector, develop their skills and grow industry contacts. Furthermore, we believe the clear focus on energy will allow our members to develop specific skills that are far more applicable in comparison to more generalized clubs.Phil RobinsPhil.robins@mail.utoronto.caSDG7
Climate Justice UofTSt GeorgeWe’re always welcoming new members — email climatejusticeuoft@gmail.com to find out how to get involved!Leo Jourdanclimatejusticeuoft@gmail.comSDG13, SDG16
CloudClubSt GeorgeCloudClub is a new organisation with the main goal of bringing like- minded students together and create impactful software projects while providing them an experience of industry level collaboration. Our aim is to promote collaboration among students and solve problems for the benefit of society.Harsimrat Wadhawan cloudclub@yandex.comSDG8, SDG9
Coding for Causes (C for C)St GeorgeWhether you are a computer science major or have no interest in coding, you can support Coding for Causes by joining as a member, or applying for an executive position. Applications for executive positions are open on a rolling basis, and membership is open to everyone. Our projects cover a plethora of fields, with our current work emphasizing Canada’s legal system, access to computer science education, and the underreporting issue in our country. Apply for executive positions here: https://www.codingforcauses.ca/contact-8 If you love event planning, this is the role for you! Coding for Causes is seeking a Director of Events to collaborate with the executive team and members to design […] Do you love coding, computer science, or machine learning? Are you passionate about using your skills for good? Come join Coding for Causes in the capacity of Director of Content! […]Marie Cessac-Sinclairinfo@codingforcauses.caSDG4, SDG8, SDG16
Connect-USt GeorgeWith isolation cutting down communication and limiting the formation of new relationships and friendships, maintaining student mental health has never been more important. Social media and online servers have become an unofficial, yet major source of expression and connection for many students during this difficult and isolating period. Over quarantine, we have united together to form an online-based club with the sole purpose of maintaining connections, companionship and community. In this club, students can express their emotions and ideas in a safe and welcoming environment, share and contribute their hobbies (such as artwork and book recommendations), play games and meet new people. Our goal is to promote the wellness and positive mental health of our members, providing students (both new and old) with a place to start when seeking a community, a place to talk, and a place to be heard!Sarah Varughese Clubconnectu@gmail.comSDG3
Connections (A Group for Black Women)St GeorgeThe purpose, objectives, mission and/or mandate of the organization is to provide self-identifying Black women at the University of Toronto a safe place to connect with each other. Connections strives to encourage, empower, represent, support, and advocate the interests of Black women while giving them the resources and opportunities to get involved and connect. Through social, academic and professional events, Connections strives to give Black women the opportunity to meet other like-minded women on campus to foster meaningful connections. It’s about giving Black women a community (a sisterhood) where they can grow together, learn together and most of all connect together!Alyssa Nurse connectionsagfbw@gmail.comSDG5
Copts in Action (CIA)UTSCThe purpose of Copts in Action is to provide a safe environment to students and connect them through community services (homeless outreach, sandwich run, retirement homes visits, shelter visits, foster care children visits, etc.) while offering social and spiritual topics by specialized speakers in addition to presenting skills building activities (painting, pottery, candle making sessions, planting, etc.). This club aims to touch on all three aspects every month. First week of the month is for the executives to meet and discuss the plan, second week is a presentation on a social topic such as mental health, addictions, decision making, etc. Third week will be a presentation on a spiritual/Coptic topic. And the fourth week of the month will be dedicated to a community service off campus. Even though this club is organized by Coptic students, it is open for all students to join any of our activities. The topic of the week will be advertised beforehand so that each student decides whether it is convenient for them to attend.Jolie Adibjolie.adib@mail.utoronto.caSDG1, SDG3
Council For Exceptional Children, OISE/UT Chapter 1175St GeorgeThe Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is an international community of professionals who are the voice and vision of special education. The CEC OISE/UT Chapter 1175’s mission is to improve, through excellence, professional development, resource-sharing, and advocacy. The student chapter will accomplish our goal by providing professional learning opportunities, which will help students and members of the education community achieve the skills and resources necessary for effective professional practice. The CEC OISE/UT Chapter 1175 organizes a variety of workshops throughout the year, which cover a range of topics related to special education. Workshops might cover topics such as gifted education, learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, brain-based research in neuroscience, behaviour management, sensory processing disorder, mindfulness training for students with exceptionalities and much, much more. Monitor your UTOR inbox for updates from your Program Liaison and our Communications Officer about upcoming workshops.Jayda Lamcecchapter1175@utoronto.caSDG3, SDG4, SDG16
Cross-Border Health Education Student Self-Advocacy and Support Network (CBN)St GeorgeThe Cross-Border Health Education Student Self-Advocacy and Support Network (CBN) is a student club that seeks to help international students connect and build supportive relationships with other domestic and international students within the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. CBN helps to organize social events for the purposes of socializing, sharing knowledge, and forming lasting friendships among students of different years and faculties. In essence, CBN works to address and dismantle unequal power dynamics between domestic and international students by encouraging an environment that values a diversity of cultures and worldviews while also challenging Western imperialism.Wenfu Baowenfu.bao@mail.utoronto.caSDG3, SDG4, SDG16
Culture at UofTUTSCCulture at UofT focuses majorly on educating, growing, and learning to embrace the various cultures of the world while representing all ethnic societies of South Asian and Middle Eastern students within the University and giving them a chance to voice their questions, concerns, and ideas. The motive of Culture is to build a place of belonging and inclusivity that values diversity and firmly believes in a culture rooted in cooperation, collaboration, growth, togetherness, and mobility that defies all preexisting notions of seclusion. Furthermore, it concentrates on disseminating the greater message of optimism, hope, oneness, and bond to practice liberty, fraternity, and freedom in the truest sense.Anushka Kaliyar cultureatuoft@gmail.comSDG4, SDG8
Cupid’s ArrowSt GeorgeOur club aims to provide a safe social platform for UofT students who are seeking or wanting to encounter a healthy romantic relationship or just looking for a simple friendship.To achieve our mission and goals, we will be holding both on and off-campus social activities that include but not limited to board game meet and greets, group hikes, picnics, karaoke nights, on campus movie nights, and small group dinner dates. For small group activities, a group leader will be assigned to each team (one of our UTC members) and will be responsible for supervising and ensuring the safety of participated members. For large group activities, executives will take the same type of responsibilities as a group leader mentioned above. Every member will be required to fill in a detailed personal survey that includes questions about interests, personality, and ideal type. The activities will pair up people based on their commonality and compatibility, which are determined by the survey, or just random selection. Through our activities, members of our club will have the opportunity to develop close relationships with each other. The product of our group is aiming to provide people with a platform for discovering new friendship and possible stable romantic relationships. We aim to provide a healthy, safe, and convenient environment for students who do not have the chance to seek and find a relationship when they are busy with academics. We aim for an emotional satisfaction within each student which would promote and improve the mental health of each person.Yuqing Baoutcupidarrow@gmail.comSDG3
Dalla Lana School of Public Health Students’ AssociationSt GeorgeThe PHSA is the representative body of masters and doctoral students enrolled in the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.Brittany Hesmerdallalana.phsa@utoronto.caSDG3
Dentistry Pediatric InitiativeSt GeorgeOur mission is to raise awareness about pediatric dentistry and the role of dental students in promoting oral health in youth. Our goal is to empower dental students by providing them educational events on the current topics in pediatric dentistry and translate that knowledge into action by providing health promotion and outreach events for youth within the community.Negin Sadeghlodentistry.pediatricinitiative@gmail.comSDG3, SDG4
Diaspora and Transnational Studies UnionSt GeorgeThe vision of the Union of Diaspora and Transnational Students is to provide a milieu of discussion and intellectual engagement for students who would like to reflect on their experiences of migration and/or diaspora. The purpose of this union is to bring together students, faculty members, staff and alumni, from all disciplines, who share an interest in the dispersion of people from their original homeland and aftermath of such migration.Erica Matsuidtsu.uoft@gmail.comSDG15, SDG16
Dig In! Campus AgricultureSt GeorgeThe Dig In! Campus Agriculture Network exists to support, empower and grow small-scale, sustainable food production at the University of Toronto. We represent a network of autonomous urban agriculture projects, rooted in particular colleges, campus organizations, and academic departments. We welcome everyone from the UofT community and beyond to garden with us!digin@regenesis.ecoSDG2, SDG3, SDG13, SDG15
Diversity in STEMUTSCThe purpose of Diversity in STEM will be to diversify the field of science, technology, engineering and math through hosting a diversified field of speakers who will give insight and tips on how to overcome barriers present in this field.Samarasinghe De SIlva dstemutsc@gmail.comSDG16
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Association (EGSA)St GeorgeRepresents the interests of graduate students in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.Anna Simonsen NoneSDG15
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Undergraduate Union (EEBU)St GeorgeThe Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Union (EEBU) is a student-run organization devoted to providing Ecology and Evolutionary Biology undergraduates with various academic services, social activities, and resources. The Course Union holds many events each year including educational seminars with guest lecturers, field trips, nature hikes, movie nights, and socials. EEBU also offers students previous years’ tests, course information, advice on lab write-ups, test-writing, and course work. The EEBU executive serves as representatives for the Ecology and Evolutionary undergraduates to the Arts and Science Student Union (ASSU), who in turn represent the interests of all undergraduates to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science. The EEBU office is in RW 016 (Ramsay Wright Laboratories Room 016) and run by a network of volunteers. All full-time U of T St. George undergraduate students enrolled in a course or program offered by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology are members of EEBU. If you are interested in becoming involved or finding out more about the many resources we have available to us, contact us at eebu.mail@gmail.com or just stop by our office in RW 016.Jacqueline McLean eebu.mail@gmail.comSDG8, SDG15
EmpowART UofTSt GeorgeWe aim to increase the use of visual art media and crafts as a healing and therapeutic tool in hospitals and senior homes while empowering students to be leaders and take control of their volunteering experience. Students will lead various art workshops from painting to clay modelling to origami to jewelry making and more. We hope to cater towards patients that are recovering from traumatic injuries and to help alleviate loneliness in hospitals and long-term care facilities. Our goal is to also serve as a reflective space where we can share our experiences and collectively grow our skillset to make a stronger impact on the community.Niha Burugapalliuoft.empowart@gmail.comSDG16
Engineers In Action – University of Toronto Student Chapter (EIA – U of T)St GeorgeThe Engineers in Action University of Toronto Student Chapter, formerly the Bridges to Prosperity University of Toronto Chapter, is a group of students dedicated to raising awareness and making a positive impact on student and global life. At the University of Toronto, we work to enrich student life through educational events and speaker series, allowing students to apply their education in meaningful ways. This includes events such as bridge design workshops, AutoCAD and construction skills workshops, as well as guest lectures from professional engineers and UofT alumni. Globally, we help bridge the gap of isolation in developing communities around the world through the strategic funding design and construction of footbridges for communities facing impassable obstacles. We provide the infrastructure that enables isolated communities to access health care, education, and economic opportunities. So far, our chapter has completed footbridge projects in Guatemala, Bolivia, and eSwatini.Michelle Leoneia.uoft@gmail.comSDG3, SDG9
Engineers Without BordersSt GeorgeEWB UofT catalyzes changes that address the root causes of poverty and inequity by investing in people and ideas. We’re a tight-knit community looking for leaders who ask tough questions, strive for continuous growth and share a common interest in social change and global development. We are the biggest chapter of EWB Canada, and have six project- and learning-focused portfolios: Youth Engagement, Sustainability & Environmental Justice, Cyber Ethics & Digital Rights, Indigenous Reconciliation, Policy & Advocacy, and Local Poverty Alleviation.Clara Fleisig uoft@chapter.ewb.caSDG1, SDG4, SDG9, SDG10, SDG16, SDG13
Environmental Student Resource Network (UTERN)St GeorgeThe University of Toronto’s Environmental Resource Network (UTERN) is a levy organization that operates as a funding body and networking hub for any person, group or club within the university community interested in sustainability and environmentalism on campus. UTERN membership is open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni from any of the three campuses at the University of Toronto. To join our membership, join our http://utern.org/wp/mailing-list/. To facilitate an environmental network at U of T, UTERN hosts monthly Environmental Working Groups (EWGs), where the environmental community at U of T and beyond can pool their resources, share knowledge, and keep up to date on environmental initiatives across the U of T campuses. There are also EWGs at UTM and UTSC. UTERN also organizes EcoFEST, a two week long environmental and sustainability awareness campaign, as well as works with other campus groups for Sustainability Week. All full-time undergraduate students at UTSG, UTM, and UTSC as well as all full-time and part-time graduate students automatically pay the levy of $0.25/term, or $0.18/term for part-time to the student union. The levy supports student-led projects in relation to the environment for all of U of T, and is completely refundable for those unable, or unwilling, to pay. For more information on our levy, funding history, constitution, EWG meeting minutes, etc., visit our website.Arisha Akhterutern.toronto@gmail.comSDG4, SDG13
Environmental Students UnionSt GeorgeThe Environmental Students’ Union is a student-run organization representing the students enrolled in the programs of the School of Environment and affiliated departments. ENSU acts as a liaison between students enrolled in the programs listed above and the corresponding faculties. If you are having academic or social difficulties, don’t hesitate to come talk to us. We always welcome feedback on environment-related programs and courses. ENSU’s aim to promote environmental awareness in the student community is realized in the organization of social events and offering information on the various environmental programs at U of T. These programs range from the undergraduate to graduate level, offering a variety of environmental career paths available to students, and general information on sustaining our individual lifestyles, our campuses and the planet.Madeleine Frechette ensu.utoronto@gmail.comSDG13
Environmental and Physical Sciences Students’ AssociationUTSCThe Environmental and Physical Sciences Students’ Association (EPSA) is a Departmental Student Association (DSA) with the purpose of acting as a link between students and faculty within the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Our goal is to continually act as a voice for students enrolled in a specialist, major and/or minor program in the physical and environmental sciences, addressing and relaying their concerns to the administration, faculty, and other student organizations when and where found appropriate. EPSA strives to foster a collective vision and purpose among our membership, while serving as a comprehensive resource for students who look for assistance and/or guidance with their education. We encourage the interaction and exchange of ideas between the students and the faculty through mingling and networking events. By providing our members with information and academic resources, we also hope to provide you with social forums to meet other people and to get involved at UTSC!Nahidha Jauharpresident@myepsa.caSDG13
Equity Studies Student UnionSt GeorgeResist • Dismantle • Reimagine The Equity Studies Student Union (ESSU) is a student-run course union that represents the Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity program, supporting students in exploring course concepts while dealing with world issues. ESSU functions to promote the program as well as provide a voice and resource for our membership, individually and as a collective. Arts and Science students on the St. George campus enrolled in the Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity program (major or minor) or enrolled in a minimum of 1 CSE course will be permitted to vote/run in ESSU elections. However, general membership is not exclusive, and there are no membership fees. Anyone from the University community is welcome to attend our events.Frances Northeastuoft.essu@gmail.comSDG4, SDG10, SDG16
Ethics Society and Law Student AssociationSt GeorgeThe Ethics, Society, and Law Students’ Association is the undergraduate course union for the Ethics, Society, and Law program at the University of Toronto. We are open to any student who is interested in this program. We strive to supplement the curriculum by providing various socials and academic seminars throughout the year. Joining our student association, we hope that you will find a community of like-minded, yet diverse students who share your passions.Ashley Hiltoneslsa.president@gmail.comSDG16
Every Nation Campus (ENC)St GeorgeEvery Nation Campus is a multi-ethnic Christian group at the University of Toronto. Our mission is to help students “Follow the Call” – which means to find God, and find your purpose. We host all types of student gatherings from bible studies, to small groups exploring relevant topics, student conferences, to games nights and other fun hangouts. We also give students an opportunity to serve at Adam House, a support and advocacy home for refugees in Toronto. We are affiliated with Every Nation GTA, a church that meets on campus at Innis College for worship on Sundays and with Every Nation, a global network of churches and campus ministries.Maai Ikarugahello@everynationgta.orgSDG10
Feminist Equal Rights Alliance (FERA)St GeorgeThe club’s mandate will be as follows: Mission: To critically identify, analyze, and dismantle barriers to equity of all gender and sexual minorities, and to facilitate engaged intersectional feminist dialogue on the University of Toronto campus to further this equity. Vision: To ensure University of Toronto is an inclusive and equitable institution for all regardless of gender, sexual orientation, sexual expression, race, religion, (dis)ability, nationality, etcOlivia MacDonald ferauoft@gmail.comSDG4, SDG5, SDG10, SDG16
Foresters’ ClubSt GeorgeTo build and maintain a community of undergraduate students who are enrolled in forestry programs, forestry courses, or have a general/career interest pertaining to the field of forestry and foster a positive and academically encouraging environment to students taking forestry courses. Through events (social and environmental), club members, associate members, and a dedicated executive, we aim to build a community of students, faculty, and staff that will remember their times at Forestry for the years to come.Andrej Askovica.askovic@mail.utoronto.caSDG13, SDG15
Friends of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) – University of Toronto Student ChapterSt GeorgeFriends of Medecins Sans Frontieres (FoMSF) is officially affiliated with Doctors Without Borders and fundraises for them. The Friends of Médecins Sans Frontières – University of Toronto chapter is a student organisation fully affiliated with MSF Canada. Our mandate is to engage with students concerned about humanitarian crises by helping them become aware of MSF and its work around the world. MSF is the world’s leading independent humanitarian relief organisation, delivering aid to people affected by armed conflicts, epidemics, disasters, and lack of equitable access to health care. Doing so in over 60 countries around the world requires the skills and talents of many different professions, including engineers, accountants, and journalists, in addition to nurses and doctors. Friends of MSF seeks to involve students from all faculties, programs, and backgrounds, recognizing that students interested in working for MSF can do so by pursuing a broad variety of career paths, not just those of the medical professions. The primary objectives of the FoMSF UofT chapter are: (1) to raise awareness of the value of humanitarian aid, specifically to the field projects of MSF; (2) to educate students about global health issues and the international response to those issues; and (3) to engage the student population in fundraising that supports the work of MSF Canada. These objectives are pursued through events such as speaker sessions that include MSF staff who have recently returned from field projects, awareness campaigns that bring attention to MSF’s current work and educate students about the global health issues that MSF is responding to, and fundraisers that directly benefit MSF Canada.Marie Jo Abdul-Haymsf.friends.uoftoronto@gmail.comSDG3, SDG4, SDG10, SDG16
Friends of Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without BordersUTSCThis organization aims support MSF Canada, an organization that provides medical care worldwide, to people caught in many kinds of catastrophes, including armed conflicts, disasters such as floods and earthquakes, epidemics of disease and malnutrition crises. We support MSF Canada through fundraising and awareness initiatives.Dhan Aadian D. Failas fmsf.utsc@gmail.comSDG2, SDG3, SDG16
Friendship, Academics, and Mental Wellness AllianceSt GeorgeUofT FAM Alliance seeks to provide an inclusive and supportive community for all students at the University of Toronto by providing study sessions, friendship and team-building activities, as well as a non-judgmental space for students to express themselves in a positive way. This organization is a student group that aims to support students through their academic achievements and mental well-being.Olivia B. Li famalliance.uoft@gmail.comSDG3
Future Black PhysiciansUTSCFuture Black Physicians (Community of Support UTSC Chapter) – FBP – is a club that was created to raise awareness about the highly disproportionate amount of black physicians in canada, provide support and opportunities for racialized students whom’s goals are to work in the medical field, work as a cohesive body to collaborate with campus groups within UTSC and stakeholders external to UTSC.Ennie Olajide fbp.utsc@gmail.comSDG3, SDG8, SDG10
Future-Living LabSt GeorgeWe are a student-run innovation lab with a passion for exploring the future of sustainable building design and pushing design innovations. Our team consists of architecture and engineering students from the University of Toronto. We focus on conceptual building designs while merging our collective interests in sustainability, building science, architecture, and structural engineering. Our aim is to provide students with hands-on experience through various building projects to promote and enrich quality of life, strengthen communities, and raise environmental awareness. We provide opportunities to participate in design studio workshops, seminars with industry experts, field trips, and prototyping projects.Christy-Anna Chungfuturelivinglab.to@gmail.comSDG9, SDG11, SDG13
Girls Help GirlsSt GeorgeGirls Help Girls is a student organization dedicated to raising money for different charities focused around women’s issues. GHG will be hosting on-campus fundraisers around once a month and members will also volunteer within the community from time to time. GHG is driven to creating a tight-knit community within The University of Toronto that fosters inclusivity, leadership, and compassion. We hope to leave a lasting impact not only within our student body but also a on a global scale. This organization is open to all UofT students, regardless of age, race, gender, or sexuality.Rula Hasangirlshelpgirls.uoft@gmail.comSDG5, SDG16
Global Medical Missions AllianceSt GeorgeGlobal Medical Missions Alliance strives to mobilize aspiring and established Christian healthcare professsionals for mission-minded roles both at home and abroad. Our core values are H.E.A.L a) Help local churches to fulfill medical mission work around the world through connecting, teaching, and training. b) Empower the next generation of healthcare professionals to advance into the medical mission field through mentoring, training, supporting, and providing mission opportunities. c) Awaken mission-minded healthcare professionals to fulfill the great commission through networking and partnering. d) Link healthcare professionals with global organizations and mobilize them. All are welcome to join!Deborah Leegmma.toronto@gmail.comSDG3
Global Research and Consulting Group Toronto (GRC Toronto)St GeorgeGRC is a nonprofit, founded at Wharton and Harvard, with the mission of helping global NGOs and social impact startups achieve their goals while simultaneously empowering students to give back to the global and local community. Housing over 19 branches and 1000+ active members across top universities around the world, join us in our continuous pursuit of interdisciplinary research to understand and inform innovations in private, public and social sectors. Members from all disciplines are welcome to engage in the GRC, with many different possible skills to build and portfolios to develop. The GRC engages with many non-profits all across the world each year to conduct pro-bono consulting projects in providing solutions to fit each unique organization’s need, which are then implemented to create real world impact! Getting involved could mean working directly on projects, or working on our other internal portfolios, such as writing insights articles, creating marketing material, developing external relations, or managing the day-to-day operations of the team. There is something for everyone in the GRC Toronto chapter, for those who wish to join a close knit, dynamic learning environment, the GRC is the group for you.Oscar Li toronto@grcglobalgroup.comSDG9, SDG11, SDG16
GLOBAL YOUTH IMPACT – UTSC ChapterUTSCThe purpose of GLOBAL YOUTH IMPACT – UTSC Chapter is to carry out activities as pertaining to the GLOBAL YOUTH IMPACT non-profit organization. The GLOBAL YOUTH IMPACT – UTSC Chapter will enhance the educational, recreational, social, or cultural environment of the University of Toronto Scarborough by focusing on activities geared towards youth empowerment, educational and professional development, and advance youth leadership through local and global issues by engaging in workshops, volunteer work, advocacy and more.Caroline Moumourisgyi.utsc@gmail.comSDG16
GlobalMedicUTSC (GMUTSC)UTSCThe GlobalMedicUTSC student lead organization will aim to help push forward the goals of the non-sectarian humanitarian-aid, non-governmental organization for which it is named. GlobalMedic is internationally recognized as an organization that provides charitable aid to those in need both at home and abroad. As a UTSC extension, GMUTSC will look to unite the UTSC and broader Toronto community around volunteering, support and humanitarian work for the many people at home who need it. Nevertheless, this student organization will aid directly and both indirectly with GlobalMedic in providing necessary supplies to those abroad in war zones, those experiencing natural disasters as well as health crises like the COVID-19 pandemic at home.Denzel LodgeGlobalMedicUTSC@gmail.comSDG3, SDG10
Google Developer Student Club – University of Toronto St. GeorgeSt GeorgeThe Google Developer Student Club is an initiative backed by Google Developers to bring developer technology closer to students in universities and colleges. Our aim as a club is to impact and empower students through learning about, understanding, and reflection on the latest and greatest in technology. We wish to encourage innovation through speakers, workshops, as well as hands-on community projects.Jolijolina.li@mail.utoronto.caSDG4, SDG9
Graduate Environmental Students’ AssociationSt GeorgeThe Graduate Environmental Students’ Association fosters a sense of community at the School of the Environment, and represents graduate students’ interests within our programs.Prarthana Narayanangesa@utoronto.caSDG13
Graduate Super Women Engineers University of TorontoSt GeorgeWe are a U of T graduate student group of self-identifying women engineer volunteers working to build a supportive and inclusive community for students in STEM at U of T. We are supported by the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and organize community building and professional development events for the graduate students throughout the academic year. We are also engaged in collaborating with and supporting other student groups on campus. Our vision is to be a supportive, inclusive and diverse community catalyzing change for self-identified women engineers and their allies by promoting equity, dialogue, and action at the University of Toronto. We hope to achieve our vision using this mission and these goals: . Creating a social space for open discussions where students can engage in meaningful conversations with their peers and professionals that will help them to navigate opportunities and challenges of graduate life . Collaborating with organizations within the university and beyond to create positive change around inclusivity, diversity, mental health and wellness in engineering . Fostering social leadership and professional development through events and campaigns that evolve dynamically as our community growsSharon Fergusongradsweuoft@gmail.comSDG3, SDG4, SDG5, SDG8, SDG10, SDG16
Growing MentalitySt GeorgeGrowing Mentality is a mental health advocacy group with the goal of creating a platform with information and resources that our community can trust and learn from, as well as advocating for better mental health practices on campus to optimize resources, services and the overall culture of mental health at U of T. Our club will facilitate the sharing of information on topics and issues related to mental health and mental illness in an effort to support and advocate for those within our immediate and greater community.Ella Tetrault growingmentalityteam@gmail.comSDG3
HanVoice UofTSt GeorgeHanVoice was started by three law students in 2007, concerned about the lack of an adequate Canadian response to one of the worst ongoing human rights tragedies of our era. Today, HanVoice is Canada’s largest not-for-profit on North Korean human rights and refugees. HanVoice UToronto (“HVUT”) is the flagship chapter of HanVoice, created in 2009. Our vision is to empower, equip, and engage the next generation of student leaders to fight for North Korean human rights and refugees.Jennifer Han info@hanvoice.caSDG10, SDG16
HardwireSt GeorgeHardwire: The Undergraduate Journal of Sexual Diversity Studies is a medium for students to publish and discuss their writing. Hardwire has grown out of The Sexual Diversity Studies Undergraduate Journal, which was founded in 2006 to showcase scholarly work by undergraduates in the field of sexual diversity. Hardwire is an interdisciplinary journal centered around the critical analysis of sexuality. Work done in any field is welcome; we centre queer, intersectional, anti-racist, decolonial, and feminist analyses.Ellithia Adams hardwirejournal@gmail.comSDG5, SDG10, SDG16
Hart House Student Farm CommitteeSt George, UTM, UTSCThe Hart House Farm is an actual farm and much more. It’s an 150 acre property located on the Niagara Escarpment, in Caledon Ontario, just 55 km northwest of Toronto. Since 1949 it has been owned by Hart House and managed by the students and alumni of the Farm Committee and Hart House. The Farm Committee has a fivefold mandate: – Creating developmental policies within a sustainability and equity framework, including land use and building renovations. – Organizing social activities at the Farm and on campus, including four seasonal events: Cider ‘n Song, Winter Carnival, Sugaring Off and Midsummer’s Eve. – Organize farm workdays, whereby Committee members partake in activities such as sugar bush maintenance, small agricultural projects, wood splitting and trail maintenance. – Overseeing the proper use of Hart House Farm by various groups. – Work in alliance with campus groups to promote sustainability. Volunteers are always welcomed! For more information, please visit: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hart-House-Farm-Committee/117641331666427 Microsite: http://harthouse.ca/farm-committee/Elizafarm.committee@gmail.comSDG2, SDG4, SDG10, SDG15
Hart House Student Social Justice CommitteeSt George, UTM, UTSCThe mission of the Hart House Social Justice Committee is to raise awareness of social justice issues through proactive engagement in partnerships, networks and the student body as a whole. We seek to facilitate deep dialogue based around awareness, appreciation, and action into the lives of individuals and communities within and around the University of Toronto. Through broad-based programmes that engage to the entire student body, we aim to introduce many different issues and opportunities for participation around Social Justice. Our events are free, accessible and secular. Pillars:  Sustainability  Equity  International and Community Development  Empowerment through Education The Hart House Social Justice Committee (SJC) is dedicated to raising awareness about social and environmental issues by hosting events that provide an open forum for members of on- and off-campus social justice groups to meet and collaborate. SJC values involve equity, activism and action. The primary purpose of the SJC is to connect students and community members to opportunities for education and participation, and to encourage involvement in social justice projects. The SJC seeks to provide accessible and creative ways to learn about a range of social justice issues. Programming includes: – Social Justice Awareness Week provides programming that encourages involvement and reaches out to groups doing work in areas of social justice – Workshops and Coffee Houses explore how to deal with a range of social issues affecting our community – Community Kitchens bring student community members together to learn how to prepare nutritious meals while expanding their knowledge of food-related social justice issues For more information, please visit: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HHSocialJustice Twitter: https://twitter.com/HHSocialJustice Microsite: http://harthouse.ca/social-justice-committee/ILCE Administrative Office socialjustice.harthouse@gmail.comSDG4, SDG8, SDG10, SDG11, SDG13, SDG16
Healing Hearts Through Art (h2art)St GeorgeInspired by the mental health crisis at the University of Toronto, Healing Hearts Through Art (h2art) is an arts-based healing organization whose mission is to: Promote regular art-making practices through creative workshops and arts-based wellness sessions; Promote both creative and emotional expression through art, encouraging its use as a means of reflection, personal growth, and healing; Find and nurture artistic voices that actively provide critique of oppressive status quos; thus, engaging in artivism.Meixi Zhang healing2art@gmail.comSDG3, SDG16
Healing Sounds of MusicSt GeorgeThe Healing Sounds of Music is an organization devoted to bettering the lives of others through music. To do this, we perform and teach music to the sick and elderly all around downtown Toronto as well as the GTA, using music as a remedy to promote well being. We are a collective group of students willing to volunteer our time and efforts to helping others through music. The club hopes to enrich the lives of others in the community through chamber music and small ensemble/solo performances, as well as actively involve seniors and their family members in various small music recitals and community events.Jessica Schwalbuoft.hsm@gmail.comSDG3
Health and Society Students’ AssociationUTSCHSSA collectively represents the students enrolled in all full- and part-time studies in the Health and Society (Health Studies) academic programs at the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus. This includes the population health, health policy, and health humanities programs of study. HSSA functions to enhance the academic experience of students in the following ways: – The creation of a community whereby students can interact with each other within common academic interests in a safe, equitable and accessible environment. – Providing advisory services for students within the Department of Health and Society, such as mentorship and networking events. – Working with faculty to assess and improve courses offered by the Department of Health and Society to ensure progression of the department’s academics with the interest of the student body. – A place for students at the University of Toronto Scarborough to voice their opinions and concerns regarding academics, administration and faculty in a safe and open environment. – Serving as a bridge between the students enrolled in Health and Society academic programs and respective faculty to mediate concerns held by the student body and to enhance the undergraduate experience for students. This position requires a 1-year commitment from September 2022 to May 2023 The Project Coordinator’s responsibilities will be the following: To work closely and report to Vice-President of Operations, specifically […] This position requires a 1-year commitment from September 2022 to May 2023 The Health and Society – Health Humanities Coordinator’s responsibilities will be the following: To work closely and report […] This position requires a 1-year commitment from September 2022 to May 2023 You must be: A first-year student at UTSC Enrolled in any Health Studies program Able to attend weekly […]Jillian Ballutsc.hssa@gmail.comSDG3
Health Occupation Students of America UTSCUTSCThe mission of HOSA UTSC is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill, and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the health care community. The purpose of the HOSA organization is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness, and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program.Zain Awan hosautsc@gmail.comSDG3, SDG4
Health Occupations Students of AmericaSt GeorgeThe purpose of HOSA UTSG is to help aspiring healthcare professionals develop leadership and technical competencies by training them to compete in one of the 41 health science events at annual Spring and International Leadership Conferences. In addition, HOSA UTSG holds academic and social events at the campus level in order to equip members with the necessary skills and resources to achieve their professional aspirations.Lilian Zhai hosauoft@gmail.comSDG3
Health Policy, Management and Evaluation Graduate Students’ Union (HPME-GSU)St GeorgeThe Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health is home to the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation Graduate Students’ Union (IHPME-GSU). The IHPME-GSU is an advocate for the students and engages in furthering the student experience through research, networking and innovation, the provision of educational resources and career development support. The IHPME-GSU represents all students in the Graduate Department of IHPME, in both the research and professional streams. The IHPME-GSU is headed by a democratically elected Executive, whose roles and bios can be found on the IHPME-GSU webpage at http://gsu.ihpme.sa.utoronto.ca/ If you are interested in becoming a part of the HPME-GSU Executive, HPME-GSU Sub-Commitees or if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by e-mail at ihpmegsu@utoronto.ca. We look forward to working with you! The new address is: Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation Graduate Students’ Union (IHPME-GSU) Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto Health Sciences Building 155 College Street, Suite 425 Toronto, ON M5T 3M6ihpmegsu@utoronto.caSDG3, SDG4, SDG16
Health Studies Students’ UnionSt GeorgeThe Health Studies Students’ Union at the University of Toronto organizes social activities and academic seminars, connects students with on-campus resources, and assists students with academic concerns. We are committed to building connections between students interested in health, and enriching the experience of the students in our program. We hope to facilitate an open environment in which students can participate in an ongoing dialogue about the socioeconomic, political, cultural and biomedical determinants of health and healthcare systems. We encourage all students to get involved by joining the executive, coming to general meetings, or attending events.Sobhneek Hothihealthstudies@gmail.comSDG1, SDG3, SDG16
Health, Law and Business Association at UTMUTMThe purpose of HLBA UTM is to advocate and educate students on both the individual as well as the interconnecting aspects of all three fields of health, law, and business. It is our vision to be able to increase the diversity of students in the employment field by educating them about all three programs, their respective academic and career pathways, as well as providing a wider variety of career paths that are interconnected within these three major programs/fields. We aim to fulfill this vision by providing educational resources on both the individual as well as the interconnected pathways that are found in each field, as well as providing interactive resources with alumni, and professors, as well as larger-scale interactive events such as workshops, conferences, and online interviews. The Health, Law and Business Association at UTM (HLBA UTM) strives to advocate for student success by educating students on both the individual as well as the interconnecting aspects of the three fields of healthcare, law, and business. We aim to fulfill our vision by providing respective educational resources, as well as providing networking opportunities with influential members in our community (e.g. alumni and professionals) to gain personal knowledge and experience respective to choices in careers, academics, and extracurriculars.Iman Amirhlba@utmsu.caSDG3, SDG4, SDG8
Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) St. George ChapterSt GeorgeThe Heart and Stroke Foundation – St. George Chapter is committed to raising funds and awareness for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, a health charity that leads in the goal of eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy.Abhay Katyalheartandstroke.uoft@gmail.comSDG3, SDG16
Hemoglobal University of Toronto ChapterSt GeorgeHemoglobal®, is a Canadian charity, co-founded by Dr. Nancy Olivieri (Professor at the University of Toronto and senior scientist at Toronto General Hospital), which works to improve the medical care of children with fatal blood diseases in emerging Asian countries. Hemoglobal University of Toronto chapter aims to involve interested and enthusiastic students to help support the efforts of Hemoglobal®, the charity, and improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in Asia through advocacy events, fundraisers, and seeking sponsorships.Shameiza Hussainuofthemoglobal@gmail.comSDG3, SDG16
Her VoiceSt GeorgeHer Voice is a club that aims to increase the awareness of violence against women, providing them with a voice which will help them combat the inequality and lack of choices they face everyday; in doing so we also wish to fundraise for many organizations which promote this cause.We are currently working towards supporting the local women’s shelter, Habitat. We will be holding online and in-person events this year with speakers coming in to speak, as well as fundraise for the shelters.Vaneeza Moosa hervoiceuoft@gmail.comSDG5, SDG10, SDG16
Hope 4 HealthSt GeorgeHope 4 Health is a student led organization dedicated on improving the health of other students and health resources around the world through advocacy and fundraising. Our aim is to educate other students through seminars, social media events, and social media posts about the importance of taking care of ones self, ways to improve our health, and ways people can help to improve health care across the globe. We hope to raise awareness on topics such as; malnutrition, breast cancer, heart diseases, diabetes, and mental health. We believe that students are the future of improving health and therefore our purpose is to educate them and enhance lives.Arpita Debroyhope4healthuoft@gmail.comSDG2, SDG3, SDG16
HorizonsUTSCInspired by the increasing extinction and struggle of global wildlife in Canada and worldwide, Horizons focuses on leading powerful fundraising, advocating, and volunteering efforts to sustainably decline wildlife extinction. We believe that each animal should be given a fair chance to lead a normal existence within their natural habitat. What makes us stand out from other initiatives is our open approach to helping every animal in the animal kingdom. Join us today on our journey to restore our planet for future generations.Sameer Srikantsameer.srikant@mail.utoronto.caSDG13, SDG14, SDG15, SDG16
Humanity First Club – University of TorontoUTSCHumanity First Club is a volunteer-based club within the University of Toronto. We work towards raising awareness and providing a voice for those who are suffering around the world. Our goal is to also raise funds to support Humanity First Canada programs such as “Gift of Sight”, “Knowledge for Life”, “Water for Life”, “Food Security” and many more. For every $120 raised towards the “Gift of Sight” program, we can provide 1 person with FREE cataract eye surgery. If we can raise $5000 for the “Water for Life” project, we can build a water well in countries lacking it. Any money raised will be donated wholly to Humanity First to be used in these various programs to help people in need in Canada and as well as around the world. Join our club by filling out the Google Registration form and follow our Instagram account to get updates about our most recent events and initiatives. Humanity First Club UofT is hiring executives for the year 2022-2023. Join our team to help us create a change in someone’s life and to put “Humanity” first. The available […]Mahida Shakeelhumanityfirst@studentorg.utoronto.caSDG2, SDG4, SDG6, SDG16
Humanity in Humanities (HinH)UTSCHumanity in Humanities (HinH) aims to unify the University of Toronto community in improving the mental health and wellbeing of the student body through increased levels of collaboration, transparency, research, and communication to achieve solutions to identified problems. We enhance the educational, social, and cultural environment of the University of Toronto Scarborough by allowing all students, staff, and alumni to play an active role in the research and development of practical and policy solutions to identified issues and causes of poor student mental health and wellbeing. This is achieved through our guiding philosophy of research with students, by students, for students, inclusivity regardless of previous experiences or strengths, and maintaining transparency in our practices. Members can expect to conduct research in various capacities directly related to student mental health and wellbeing. Feel free to reach out to any member of our executive team or email us at humanityinhumanities@gmail.com for further details.Zachary Zarowsky humanityinhumanities@gmail.comSDG3, SDG16
Indigenous Studies Students’ Union (ISSU)St GeorgeThe Indigenous Studies Students’ Union is a course union within the Arts and Science Students’ Union. The voting membership of the Indigenous Studies Students’ Union includes all University of Toronto students either enrolled in the Indigenous Studies Program and/or all University of Toronto students taking at least one Indigenous Studies course. The non-voting membership of ISSU is open to any University of Toronto student, staff, faculty, and alumni who does not satisfy the requirements of the voting membership. ISSU operates through a non-hierarchic structure of five committees which collectively and democratically vote (through consensus) in all decision-making processes. ISSU aims to provide events and programs which are open to all and which allow students from diverse backgrounds to come together in a horizontal, inclusive space for the common purpose of engaging with Indigenous knowledges and activities. All members are encouraged to engage with ISSU by joining one of ISSU’s five committees (Social Functions, Communications, Finance, Membership Intake, and Membership Support). Committee roles are fluid and voluntary, and any member may put forward their ideas to expand or add to ISSU functions. Ultimately, ISSU strives to create a platform from which all members can pursue their passions.Kaitlyn DaSilva issu.uoft@gmail.comSDG4, SDG10, SDG16
Islamic Relief at UTSCUTSCThe purpose of Islamic Relief at UTSC is “to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy, and diseases worldwide regardless of color, race, religion, or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. Islamic Relief Canada aims to provide rapid relief in the event of human and natural disasters and to establish sustainable local development projects allowing communities to better help themselves.” (Islamic Relief Canada)Marhamah Sohailutscislamicrelief@gmail.comSDG1, SDG2, SDG3, SDG4, SDG10, SDG16
Ismaili Students AssociationSt GeorgeThe UTSG Ismaili Students Association (UTSGISA) is a collective space for all Ismaili Muslims studying at the University of Toronto’s St George and Mississauga campuses. We aim to support Ismaili students with opportunities for regular prayer and faith engagement, to help them explore and engage with their spirituality, and develop a strong sense of community whilst at the University, and as part of our alumni network after graduation. Our community events, which are also open to non-Ismailis, are oriented around dance, sport, cultural celebration, academic and professional development, debate and discussion, personal and mental wellbeing, with many more as our community and society grows. The Ismaili Students’ Association (ISA) is an organization dedicated to developing the physical, academic, social, and cultural well-being of post-secondary institution members. ISA executives are elected leaders, representatives of their constituency and representatives of the Association to the wider campus community.Khalil Jamal inara.dhrolia@mail.utoronto.caSDG3, SDG16
Jack.org at the University of Toronto ScarboroughUTSCJack.org is a national network of student leaders working to change the way we think and talk about mental health. The UTSC chapter is all about starting conversations in our community that tackle stigma as well as promote awareness around mental health. The UTSC chapter has a goal of changing people’s perceptions on mental health in the local community. Our goal is to create an environment that uplifts students as well as encourages personal growth and development for all individuals.Komalpreet Kaur utscjackchapter@hotmail.comSDG3, SDG16
Jewish Student Alliance at the University of TorontoSt GeorgeThe Jewish Student Alliance at the University of Toronto functions as a safe space for UofT students who identify as Jewish or Jewish allies. JSAUT is open to all and encourages the promotion of Jewish advocacy at the University of Toronto. JSAUT speaks out against acts, speeches, or movements which incite antisemitism, discrimination, or racism of any form. JSAUT also works to form a community environment which exudes peace and security.jewishstudentallianceuoft@gmail.comSDG4, SDG16
Juxtaposition Global Health MagazineSt GeorgeJuxtaposition is the University of Toronto’s premier global health magazine. With a special emphasis on topics that particularly impact the vulnerable and marginalized globally, Juxtaposition provides an interactive forum to explore the essential health issues of our time. Using a multidisciplinary approach, Juxtaposition seeks to include contrasting perspectives on global health issues from a wider socio-cultural, political, economic, and legal context. Juxtaposition aims to be recognized as a current, credible, and compelling publication on global health. Visit our website at: https://juxtamagazine.orgSuha Sagheer juxtaposition.utoronto@gmail.comSDG3, SDG10, SDG16
Know Your RightsUTSCKnow Your Rights has the purpose of educating its members and the community about their 30 human rights (as many don’t even know they have 30).Sydnie Cyrussydnie.cyrus@mail.utoronto.caSDG16
KPE Roadmap to WellnessSt GeorgeThe primary objective of the Roadmap to Wellness organization is to increase awareness of accessibility and mental health services provided at a reduced cost (or no additional costs) on- and off-campus both by the University of Toronto’s Student Health Plan and by student social services in Ontario. The organization will focus on delivering this information to students in a clear and concise manner via peer-to-peer workshops, developing crowdsourced resource “roadmaps” which guide students in the process of seeking and accessing the services they require, and through outreach and advocacy initiatives. Additionally, the Roadmap to Wellness organization also aims to promote the practice of help-seeking behaviours and help develop productive coping skills among University of Toronto students in order to maintain a positive mental health.Maddie Pettit kperoadmaptowellness@gmail.comSDG3
Kulen Outreach Club (KOC)St GeorgeThe Kulen Outreach Club is a student-based chapter of Kulen Outreach, a non-profit network of schools dedicated to providing sustainable development for kids in rural Cambodia. Our main activities are fundraising and donating resources for their 2 primary schools in Phnom Kulen and their secondary school campus in the heart of Cambodia, Siem Reap. Volunteers are also currently involved in tutoring underprivileged kids in Hong Kong for the SoCO Children’s Rights Project. We’re always looking for more volunteers all year-round, as well as fundraising help!Maya Tajimakulenoutreachclub@gmail.comSDG4, SDG10, SDG11, SDG16
Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Trans People of the University of Toronto (LGBTOUT)St GeorgeOriginally founded as the University of Toronto Homophile Association in 1969, LGBTOUT is the oldest LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer) student organization in Canada and has served the U of T community for almost half a century. Today, LGBTOUT provides resources and programming for LGBTQ students at U of T. Our Drop-In Centre, which is located in the archway of Sir Daniel Wilson Residence (73 St. George Street), is the organization’s main resource hub. We also manage various social events throughout the academic year. The Homohop and The Queer Ball are annual events and we also have regular Meet n’ Greets. We also hold educational seminars, discussion opportunities, and various game, movie, and poetry slam nights. For more information about what we do and how you can get involved with us, you can find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LGBTOUT.UofT Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @LGBTOUT Send us an email: lgbtout@utoronto.ca or visit our webpage: http://lgbtout.sa.utoronto.caXiangyi Li lgbtout@utoronto.caSDG5, SDG16
Let’s Get Together UTM (LGTxUTM)UTMLet’s Get Together UTM is focused on providing opportunities that support the education and wellbeing of students, parents, and the general community. Helping students gain equal access to resources and knowledge that would help their academic achievement, and personal growth is the core vision of the club. In addition, the club’s goal is to provide secondary school students with mentorship, volunteering, and networking opportunities that will foster community building.Sahrang Dorazahilgt@utmsu.caSDG3, SDG4
Let’s Talk Politics – Q&A Seminars (LTP)St GeorgeThe goal of our committee is to offer students the opportunity to learn important political topics outside of class. We want to promote a greater understanding through diverse perspectives. We hope to achieve this through Q&A Seminars with various people immersed in the government and political sphere.Jonathan J. CarinoLetstalkpoliticsuoft@gmail.comSDG16
Librarians Without Borders – University of Toronto ChapterSt GeorgeOur goal at Librarians Without Borders University of Toronto is to address the information resource inequity that exists on both a local and international level. We do this through collaborative efforts with the University of Toronto iSchool and our parent organization Librarians Without Borders. Our local/global fundraising and awareness initiatives enable us to contribute to the access of information in diverse communities.Victoria Chui librarianswb.uoft@gmail.comSDG4
Material Acceleration Platform (MAP)St GeorgeThe discovery of new materials is fundamental to solving many of humanity’s most significant challenges, from disease to climate change to advanced computing. However, it averages 100 million USD and 20 years to develop a new material to a commercial level. Thus, it is essential to transform our approach to new materials development. A possible solution to this is Materials Acceleration Platforms (MAPs). MAPs generally have two components: a computational decision-making component, such as an Artificial Intelligence, and a physical experiment-conducting component, such as a robotic pipetting station. The computational decision-making component decides the most optimal experiment the experiment-conducting component should do. Once the experiment is conducted, the data from that experiment is then used to update the computational decision-making component to choose the next most optimal experiment. These MAPs can decrease the cost and time of developing new materials to as little as 1 million USD and one year, respectively. Due to this potential to revolutionize the discovery of new materials, the importance of MAPs has not gone unnoticed, as seen by the Acceleration Consortium and the first annual Accelerate Conference forming. However, MAPs are still a developing technology with prominent issues related to their lack of standardized performance metrics, high costs, difficulty scaling, and low levels of educational infrastructure for undergraduate and graduate students.Kyrylo Kalashnikovk.kalashnikov@mail.utoronto.caSDG9, SDG13
Maternal And Natal Health InitiiveUTSCThe Maternal And Natal Health Initiative strives to raise awareness and advocate for maternal and natal health improvement.Priti Dasutsc.mnhi@gmail.comSDG3, SDG16
MealCare U of T ChapterSt GeorgeMealCare is an organization that decreases food waste by diverting surplus edible food and delivering it to food aid partners across Canada. We provide a sustainable, scalable, and low-cost solution that is making the food system more efficientSDG2, SDG3, SDG12
Medical Education Initiative OrganizzationUTSCThe purpose of Medical Education Initiative Organization (MEIO) will be to educate and create awareness in the University of Toronto Scarborough community on the science of epidemiology which includes the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations. Furthermore MEIO will focus on prominent issues or limitations in medicine and education relating to maintenance of health and prevention of disease. MEIO wishes to bring deliberate educational change and new perspectives to others on medicine, disease & illness and especially shed light on the humbling hardships of individuals who suffer from them.Naveed Muhammad meioatutsc@gmail.comSDG3
Medicine, Education and Development for Low Income Families EverywhereUTSCMEDLIFE UTSC is a secular, volunteer-run global health organization whose mission is to help families achieve greater freedom from the constraints of poverty, empowering them to live healthier lives by improving their access to MEDs: Medicine, Education and community Development. MEDLIFE UTSC additionally takes upon the mission of providing premedical students with seminars and information regarding medical school.Samantha Ashleigh Limutsc.medlife@gmail.comSDG1, SDG3, SDG10
Medics in Armenia Chapter at University of TorontoSt GeorgeThe purpose of Medics in Armenia is to educate and train students interested and/or pursuing a future in medicine by traveling to Armenia to shadow medical professionals and to volunteer at impoverished communities across Armenia. This organization will provide prehealth informative meetings and volunteering opportunities in the local community throughout the school year. The profits made through fundraising will be donated to a variety of causes both locally and internationally.medicsinarmeniauoft@gmail.comSDG3, SDG10
Minds, Miles & Motivation Running ClubSt George“Minds, Miles & Motivation (3M) Running Club” is tailored to offer all international students at U of T a way towards a healthier lifestyle, both mentally and physically. Our mission is to encourage students to get active, and by doing so, advocate the positive influence of physical exercise on mental health. Our plans to achieve this goal include leading weekly community running sessions, participating third-party running events as a group, and holding monthly workshops that incorporate topics on mental health into physical exercises. We will also collaborate with other campus groups to elaborate the variety of our events, which potentially involve yoga, fitness, meditation workshops, etc. Through participating these activities and workshops, our executive and general members will be able to make new connections, share memorable experiences with each other, and get more actively involved in the community. Overall, we aim to build a unique supportive network among students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, thereby directing them towards a vigorous and healthy campus life.Xiao Wu 3mrunningclub@gmail.comSDG3
Model United Nations (UTMUN)St GeorgeWe organize a yearly Model United Nations Conference at the University of Toronto’s St. George campus. We strive to provide high school delegates with unique and exciting educational experiences. At UTMUN, delegates will practice drafting resolutions, engage in heated debates, and master the art of diplomatic negotiation. We aim to prepare high school students for university-level debate in Model United Nations.Tourang Movahedi sg@utmun.orgSDG16
Molecular Biology & Immunology Students’ Association (MIMSA)UTSCThe Molecular Biology & Immunology Students’ Association (MIMSA) is a student-led organization supporting all students in the Molecular Biology, Immunology, and Disease Specialist or Major program, or taking courses in the field at the University of Toronto Scarborough. MIMSA’s goal is to foster student involvement beyond in-class learning, connect UTSC students with their peers and faculty at UTSC and UTSG, and provide keen and curious minds a platform to engage in scientific discussions while also building upon skills on how to effectively read scientific discourse, extrapolate and translate key information, make scientific concepts relevant to life beyond in-class learning, and effectively communicate scientific knowledge to others. MIMSA achieves this through undergraduate research seminars, faculty research seminars, educational events, and more.Rabeena Krishnasamy mimsa.utsc@gmail.comSDG4
Mood Psychology @UofTSt GeorgeMood Psychology strives to improve the psychological well-being of international students at the University of Toronto by generating awareness of mental health issues and promoting access to mental health resources. 木禾心理UofT致力于为多伦多大学的留学生提供海内外心理咨询资源,提高留学生对心理健康的重视。我们会定期分享与科普专业的心理学知识,举办心理学讲座以及丰富的社团活动。欢迎搜索我们的微信公众号:木禾心理UofTSong Gemoodpsycuoft@gmail.comSDG3
Mood Psychology@UTMUTMThis is an international student group that primarily offers support, resources and care to gather students who are keen on psychology. Periodic academic events such as psychology-related seminars and articles will be held and shared. We are also hoping to raise the awareness of mental health issues among international students at UTM. Since they might encounter more stressors like cultural diversity and language when study abroad.Ruiqiu Shenmoodpsychology.utm@yahoo.comSDG3
Multi-Organ Transplant Insight, Outreach, and Networking ClubSt GeorgeThe Multi-Organ Transplant Insight, Outreach, and Networking Club aims to encourage awareness of organ failure and transplantation amongst the student community. Its mission is to provide students a networking opportunity to learn about organ transplant and related areas of clinical research from experienced healthcare professionals.Arya Rahmanimotions.utoronto@outlook.comSDG3, SDG16
Musical Minds Community Outreach (MMCO)St GeorgeMusical Minds Community Outreach is a student-driven volunteer organization at the University of Toronto. We strive to make music education more accessible to children and youth who may not otherwise have the means or opportunity to learn music. We know how much fun it can be to learn an instrument! Our enthusiasm stems from the understanding that skills fostered through lessons can have long-term benefits beyond our studio. We partner with families in the community to empower lasting confidence and to foster a love of learning in children and youth. We offer weekly one-on-one music lessons in piano/keyboard, guitar, violin, and voice every Saturday and Sunday on the University of Toronto St. George Campus. Lessons begin in October, and each April we give all of our students the opportunity to showcase and celebrate their hard work and growth with an end-of-year recital. Our instructors are a select group of energetic, dedicated student volunteers at the University of Toronto who share a passion for music and love working with kids. This team of experienced individuals have all achieved their Royal Conservatory of Music Grade 8 or higher and have formal education in music theory. If you are interested in volunteering, we would love to hear from you! musicalmindsco@gmail.comElsa Huanmusicalmindsco@gmail.comSDG4
Not Just Tourists University Of Toronto Chapter (NJT)St GeorgeNot Just Tourists was founded with the purpose of getting medical supplies to those who can’t afford them. Ordinary tourists are given the means to change the lives of the locals they visit. After seeing first-hand the serious lack of medical supplies in Cuba in 1990, Dr. Ken Taylor and his wife Denise—from St. Catharines, Ontario—started taking medical supplies to remote areas in Cuba. Soon others who were traveling to Cuba began approaching them to take medical supplies too, and the Not Just Tourists phenomenon started. Since it’s inception 30 years ago, NJT has spread to chapters across the world, with over 10,000 suitcases and 1,000,000+ lbs of medical supplies and equipment delivered to 82 countries. Not Just Tourists receives donations from Canada’s largest hospitals, clinics, medical suppliers and individuals. The supplies donated are typically gauze, bandages, surgical instruments, masks, gloves, antiseptics, IV kits, urinary supplies and birthing kits. The supplies are packed by volunteers into suitcases during weekly “packing parties”. Travellers sign up and are given the suitcases to deliver to remote clinics where they are needed. The project does not accept funding, is non-political, non-religious. Everything is accomplished through volunteers. Our Values: We Are Collaborative We Are Transparent We Are Non-Bureaucratic We Are Committed We Are Inclusive The Project Is About LoveArtemis Sadeghi Notjusttouristsuoft@gmail.comSDG3, SDG10
NourishMe.TOSt GeorgeThe COVID-19 pandemic had detrimental effects on the whole city, especially the homeless community. Our organization focuses on improving the wellbeing of the homeless community in the city of Toronto, through providing free meals, beverages, and hygienic products. After scouting and locating areas where homeless communities can be found, we will be determined and committed to providing resources biweekly. We aim to achieve our goals through a passionate group of students who would voluntarily deliver the resources to the people who need them the most, representing the innovative minds, determination, and generosity the University of Toronto students bring to the community of Toronto.George Nader NourishMe.TO@gmail.comSDG1, SDG3, SDG6
Nursing Undergraduate Society (NUS)St GeorgeThe Nursing Undergraduate Society (NUS) represents all undergraduate nursing students at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto. NUS plans numerous social and educational opportunities throughout the school year. We aim to: 1. To improve student physical, social and cultural welfare. 2. To represent the student perspective of campus life. 3. To promote full cooperation between students, faculty, and administration, in regard to student interests. 4. To promote channels of communication through which students’ opinions may be expressed. 5. To promote students’ rights and responsibilities. 6. To promote academic freedom and academic responsibilities. 7. To foster awareness of students’ position in the faculty, campus, local, provincial, national, and international communities. 8. To enhance professionalism by providing a forum in which members may gain experience in responsible leadership and community involvement.Rachael Shaw ask@uoftnus.comSDG3, SDG4, SDG16
Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) – Student ChapterSt GeorgeThe U of T Student Chapter of the Ontario Water Works Association offers students interested in the drinking water industry the opportunity to learn more about the field through networking events, socials, technical seminars, and plant tours.Mennatallah Alnahasowwasc@utoronto.caSDG6
Operation Smile U of TSt GeorgeWe are a student-run chapter of Operation Smile, an international NGO which provides free surgery to children around the world born with cleft lip and palate. We have an executive committee that oversees the long-term planning and logistics of the Club. We also have a general committee, where student volunteers can assist in planning, budgeting, gathering sponsors, advertising and attending promotional events. Our mandate is to raise awareness and funds for Operation Smile in their mission to provide free surgeries to children around the world born with cleft lip and palate.Shawn Zahavi uoftoperationsmile@gmail.comSDG3, SDG10, SDG16
OUT@UTMUTMThe main purpose of this club is to increase awareness and knowledge about the 2SLGBTQ+ community at the UTM campus. This club wants to celebrate the accomplishments within the community both locally and internationally. We also want to hold places where we can discuss international and local issues, and what steps we can take to improve them and find solutions. Lastly, we also aim to promote a sense of community and togetherness where the 2SLGBTQ+ community and their allies are able to have a space where they can exist safely and peacefully, whether they are out or not. We plan to achieve this by holding events where the members can interact with each other and learn new information, as well as use our social media presence to post about 2SLGBTQ+ history, achievements, and issues.Dishika Vaswaniout@utmsu.caSDG5, SDG16
Passion for CompassionSt GeorgePassion for Compassion is a student group dedicated to supporting all groups/partnering and starting small fun initiatives together for various different peoples, groups, and needs through fundraising for various causes. This new group aims to initiate fundraising and advocacy through working towards one cause per a semester. Each semester, we encourage members to share ideas / vote on what cause we should fundraise for or support for the next semester. We hope members can get involved in the community by doing fun, meaningful, and low commitment projects together as a team!Jocelyn Shumpassionforcompassionuoft@gmail.comSDG16
Peace By PeaceSt GeorgePeace by PEACE delivers an eleven week conflict resolution curriculum to Grade 5 students across Toronto. Through interactive activities, along with group discussions, four to five members volunteer their time in one particular classroom with daily problems to give them essential skills to create a more peaceful world. If you are interested in finding out more about the program, feel free to call or email us, or drop by during office hours! Our office is located in room 531 of the Sussex Club House (5th floor, corner of Sussex and Huron). We are always available via email to talk. You can contact campusdirector.uoft@peacebypeace.ca “The most amazing and rewarding thing happens during those 12 weeks…while you’re teaching you experience their growth and change in attitude…It’s an indescribable feeling, to see that change and knowing that you, in some way, made a difference in a child’s life makes everything worth it.” – Testimonial by P.J. Sayo (Public Relation/Festival Co-director 04-06 and volunteer since 03) Philosophies Recognizing Conflict Volunteers identify conflict and illustrate how conflicts can become progressively more serious. The curriculum teaches a variety of non-violent techniques that enable students to prevent conflicts from becoming violent matters. Example: “conflict escalator” which demonstrates that conflict continues to ascend unless they are able to stop it. Communication Students are able to practice the art of communication through various activities. Communication is a key elements when de-escalating conflicts and withstanding tough times. Example: “I statement” which students use to express their feelings to overcome difficult situations. Respecting Cultural Difference Volunteers engage a series of activities with students where they can learn to respect similarities and differences among each other. This enables students to realize that each individual is unique while still part of a group. Example: group interactions about name meanings, culture and stereotyping. Win-Win Solutions Peace Games offer win-win outcomes because all participants are winners. These games offer students the ability to play games which do not single anyone out and where there is no loss. Popular games include: “Swamp Boards”, “Shake your Buns” and “Pass the Pulse”.Isra Gaid campusdirector.uoft@peacebypeace.caSDG4, SDG16
Peace Now University of TorontoSt GeorgeThe purpose, objectives, mission and/or mandate of the organization is: Creating a more compassionate and expansive view of the situation on the ground in Israel/Palestine on campus Bringing Palestinian perspectives to the Jewish community at UofT Creating shared spaces for people to find common ground or goals on the issue of Israel/Palestine even if they use different language or imagine different solutions Providing space for Jewish and Palestinian students to speak to each other and see each other as potential partners in justice work Building relationships between Jewish and Palestinian students and creating a community on campus Working towards ending the occupation and a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders, OR any other mutually agreed upon solution that will allow both Israelis and Palestinians to live in freedom, security, democracy and dignity in their homeland.Alex Rose alexrose1994@gmail.comSDG4, SDG16
Peace of Mind Research (POM)St GeorgeThe Peace of Mind Policy Institute (POM Research) is a think tank run by students in an attempt to conduct qualitative and quantitative policy research and advocacy for issues impacting Ontarians. ​Studying various issues and possible solutions in depth, our goal is to provide a diverse group of students the opportunity to help in the formation of policy to improve the overall quality of life of Ontarians.Faiz Jan info@pomontario.caSDG16
Peace, Conflict and Justice SocietySt GeorgeThe Peace, Conflict and Justice Society (PCJS) is a course union representing all students enrolled in the Peace, Conflict and Justice program at the University of Toronto.Elisa Pugliese president.pcjs@gmail.comSDG4, SDG16
Pharmacy Students for Antimicrobial Stewardship Society (PSASS)St GeorgePharmacy Students for Antimicrobial Stewardship Society (PSASS) is a student-run pharmacy club that is dedicated to advocating for antimicrobial stewardship and educating students on the importance of responsible and safe antimicrobial use. By starting this discussion, we hope to inspire you to learn and speak on these topics. Throughout the year we hold many events, including lunch-and-learns, trivia nights, and collaborations with SASS teams from other healthcare faculties, such as medicine and dentistry. In addition to our events, PSASS releases guidelines on the management of infectious diseases to help students during their practical rotations.Aqsa Ali psass.uoft@gmail.comSDG3
Positive Psychology Student ClubSt GeorgeThe Positive Psychology Student Club (PPSC) aims to create a safe environment for students to rethink mental wellness through the lens of positive psychology. To date, much of psychology has been concerning the questions of “what is wrong with me?” and “how can I be fixed?”. Positive psychology is the scientific study of what makes our lives worth living, where the goal is to make normal life more fulfilling! Differing from the traditional approach of mental wellness advocacy, we hope to divert the attention from “what is wrong with me?” to “what is right with me?”. Under academic pressure, students can oftentimes be sidetracked by the achievement of others. We aim to deliver educational content on means you can use to reflect on your past accomplishment, start noticing the little things that bring you joy, and eventually allow you to realize how awesome you are! The deliverables will be in the form of open discussion via virtual gathering and onboarding panelists that specialize in the study of positive psychology to provide professional insights.Aseem Gill utppsc@gmail.comSDG3
Project START! ScienceUTSCThe purpose of Project START! Science is for undergraduate students to lead hands-on science modules and mini-labs for classes of elementary school students. Our goal is to spark the excitement of school children for science and learning. Modules include electroplating, fingerprint development, optical illusions and DNA Isolation among many others! We offer undergraduates an opportunity to share their love for science and academia, especially with young students who may otherwise be unable to afford extracurricular science activities. The modules are centered in STEM related fields, including Biology, Physics, Engineering, Health, Neuroscience and Chemistry. However, prior knowledge and/or a STEM educational background are not required, we are very welcoming of volunteers from any program or other backgrounds!Mutian Wangprojectstartuoft@gmail.comSDG4
Project SunshineSt GeorgeThe purpose of the UTSG Project Sunshine Chapter is to bring passionate student volunteers together to spark joy and deliver smiles in pediatric patients facing various medical challenges. Our student volunteers will help restore a sense of normalcy to the pediatric healthcare environment. UTSG Project Sunshine offers Sending Sunshine, Hospital Programming, and Remote Programming. Sending Sunshine involves delivering surgi dolls (to help children understand their medical procedures and serve as their companions throughout their medical journey), therapeutic activity kits, toys, and much more. Hospital Programming includes caregiver wellness events, arts & crafts, and many activities and special events. The Remote Programming is done on an online platform providing various educational and recreational games appropriate for specific age groups. All of our offerings promote creativity, self-expression, socialization, and learning. Most importantly, we ensure that the pediatric patient’s childhood remains a time of wonder, especially during emotionally and physically challenging times, while providing caregivers the resources to de-stress.Tam Tran utsg@projectsunshine.orgSDG3, SDG4
Project UndamagedSt George‘Undamaged’ at the University of Toronto is a student club affiliated with Project Undamaged, a non-profit organization that aims to create employment opportunities in Syria. Founded in 2018, Project Undamaged started with the release of a clothing line comprised of t-shirts and hoodies. The profits generated were then used to create small profitable businesses for the dislocated families in Syria: we hired individuals from homeless shelters to work on the packaging, delivery, and printing process. At the University of Toronto, our goal is to come up with more projects to address the unemployment crisis in Syria. Poverty in and of itself isn’t the problem, it’s a symptom of a greater problem: unemployment. In that same way, donations are but a temporary relief to an issue that has become deeply rooted in Syrian soil. The solution to poverty isn’t charity, it’s opportunity. We, at Project Undamaged, want to utilize the business we built to create employment opportunities for the less-fortunate communities in Syria. We want to include them every step of the way. We’ll start with jobs within our own brand, by harnessing the unnoticed talents and skills of these individuals: the artistic souls will be a part of the design process, and those with manual dexterity will be a part of the printing and packaging. As we expand, so will the scale and range of opportunities. As a youth-led initiative, we promote youth involvement. At the University of Toronto, we hope to accommodate more young volunteers to help with our mission. Project undamaged aims to bridge the generational gap between youth and adults.Jawa Suleimancontact.undamaged@gmail.comSDG1, SDG8, SDG16
Promotion of Animal Welfare Student Society of U of TUTSCP.A.W.S. U of T supports local animal shelters and organizations furthering animal welfare causes by hosting fundraising events throughout the year, and contributing to volunteer efforts wherever possible. P.A.W.S. U of T will provide our members with information and opportunities related to animal welfare and animal welfare causes. In order to support and inspire students interested in animals and animal welfare, we will be hosting guest speakers working in a variety of careers or volunteer roles to give presentations and hands-on events related to animal welfare topics and careers working with animals. P.A.W.S. U of T fosters an inclusive and welcoming community that connects like minded individuals across academic and professional networks.Ari (Meera) Mohindrapaws.uoft@gmail.comSDG16
Provisions UofTSt GeorgeProvisions UofT aims to support individuals that are experiencing homelessness whilst managing a chronic disease. We raise funds to produce and donate care packages containing essential items and other resources. We also aim to contribute to existing wellness support programs by collaborating with local charities and organizations.Lori Li theprovisionsinitiative@gmail.comSDG1, SDG16
Psychological Health SocietyUTSCA student-run group dedicated to fostering an inclusive, accessible, & supportive environment in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Mental-Health related programs by creating educational, mentorship, & leadership opportunities with a direct focus on mental health/wellbeing.Zainab Issaphs.utsc@gmail.comSDG3
Psychology and Mental Health Student AssociationUTSCThis group will aim to create a safe environment for students having an interest in psychology or mental health to connect with each other. Opportunities will be presented to guide students to achieve a career in psychology, neuroscience or a related field. The club will also bring awareness as to why careers in psychology, neuroscience and mental health are essential to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and take innovative approaches to reduce the stigma.Prameshta Prasath uoftpre.psychiatry@gmail.comSDG3
Psychology and Neuroscience Departmental Students’ AssociationUTSCThe Psychology and Neuroscience Departmental Students’ Association at the University of Toronto Scarborough is a student-run group focused on enriching the academic, professional, and personal development of the UTSC student body. The PNDA’s purpose is to serve as a common and inclusive hub for all students, faculty, and staff of the Neuroscience, Mental Health, and Psychology Departments by providing resources and platforms for discussion, networking, and opportunities related to psychology, neuroscience, and mental health.Mahnoor Khan president.pnda@gmail.comSDG3
Public Health Sciences Students’ AssociationSt GeorgeThe Public Health Students’ Association is the representative body of the students enrolled in the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto. Subha Ramanathandallalana.phsa@utoronto.caSDG3
QueerSphereSt GeorgeQueerSphere is the engineering 2SLGBTQ+ student group here at the University of Toronto. We hold educational and social events with the goal of creating a safe and inclusive space for 2SLGBTQ+ individuals to engage in positive discussion, spread awareness, and increase visibility within the engineering department. We are U of T’s EngiQueers Member, and we collaborate with other equity, diversity and inclusion action groups on campus.Selena Chen queersphere@skule.caSDG5, SDG10
Rare Diseases Foundation (RDF)UTSCThe Rare Diseases Foundation (RDF) aims to raise awareness for the multitude of rare diseases that exist today all over the world. Oftentimes, these rare diseases are not properly diagnosed or misdiagnosed as other illnesses altogether and therefore, result in the inadequate treatment of patients. RDF strives to push the momentum for such public awareness, while simultaneously fundraising for charitable organizations. The three pillars by which the foundation operates are education, equity, and creativity. The organization aims to educate and inspire students to study these topics through monthly Q&A seminars featuring leading experts on rare diseases. Beyond this scope, members focus intently on exploring new angles through which all students can improve their scientific literature reading skills and learn more about a career in rare diseases research.Archchana Arulananthanrarediseasesfoundation@gmail.comSDG3, SDG4, SDG10
Ready Our Youth (ROY)UTMA student-led organization dedicated to spreading awareness regarding the opioid epidemic. The goal of Ready Our Youth (ROY) is to spread awareness regarding the opioid epidemic and mental health. We believe that it is important for students to be aware of what an opioid overdose is, what the symptoms are, and what they can do if they witness someone experiencing one. We do this by inviting guest speakers, such as pharmacists or professors, to discuss these topics and train students on the use of Naloxone. Not only do we hope to spread opioid overdose and mental health awareness on our campus, but also in other campuses, high schools, or any other establishment that allows us to spread our message.Nardeen Oweisreadyouryouth@gmail.comSDG3
Regenesis ScarboroughUTSCRegenesis Scarborough is the UTSC chapter of Regenesis, a Canadian student-involved university and college based environmental and community-building organization. We believe in empowering students as initiators of change in addressing today’s social and environmental concerns, through advocacy and service in local chapters. Regenesis creates and manages initiatives and social enterprises that provide services to the university community as well as providing quality leadership experience for students.Charlotte Wargniez utsc@regenesis.ecoSDG13, SDG16
Regenesis UTMUTMRegenesis is an organization to aid and empower students to address environmental and social concerns through advocacy and local service. We will be outreaching, advocating and also holding events to get recognition. Our events will provide students and the communities low-cost services that helps our planet be more sustainable.Sandra Nastah utmregenesis@studentorg.utoronto.caSDG13, SDG16
Regenesis UofTSt GeorgeRegenesis UofT is the University of Toronto chapter of Regenesis, a Canadian student-involved university and college based environmental and community-building organization. We believe in empowering students as as initiators of change in addressing today’s social and environmental concerns, through advocacy and service in local chapters. Regenesis UofT creates and manages initiatives and social enterprises that provide services to the university community as well as providing quality leadership experience for students. All of the initiatives are inspired by the needs of the UofT community and raise the quality of life on campus. Students involved with Regenesis UofT get a chance to shape the place they spend so much time in and gain relevant experiential education opportunities in the areas of operational and event management, accounting, communications, fundraising, graphic design, and much more. We are a catalyst for social innovation and transformationJessica Spitzertoronto@regenesis.ecoSDG13, SDG16
Relay for Life – University of TorontoSt GeorgeRFL U of T is a student group that aims to raise awareness on all aspects of cancer, with the ultimate goal of educating students about cancer prevention, and how they can make an impact on those suffering from cancer. Our annual event is a Canadian Cancer Society fundraiser, Relay for Life, which is a gathering to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those that have lost their battle with cancer, and fight back against cancer through fundraising and fun group activities.Sabrina Maloukarelayforlife.uoft@gmail.comSDG3, SDG16
Right To Play St. GeorgeSt GeorgeRight To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play helps children in more than 20 countries build essential life skills and better futures, while driving lasting social change. Right To Play St. George’s mandate is to raise funds and awareness for Right To Play on campus and throughout the community, making a positive impact on children affected by poverty, war and disease through sport and play. We host yearly fundraisers, notably our annual fundraiser hockey game.Jonathan RaspantiSDG1, SDG3, SDG16
Right to Play UTM (RTP UTM)UTMRight to Play UTM is an official chapter of Right to Play Canada, a global organization that protects, educates, and empowers children to rise above adversity using the power of play. RTP UTM aspires to aid this non-profit organization in harnessing play to teach children the critical skills they need to dismantle barriers and embrace opportunities in both learning and life. Through advocacy and outreach, we intend to educate others on the plight of children in some of the most dangerous places on earth and how play has the ability to transform their lives. Through fundraising initiatives, we aim to support Right to Play Canada in helping children stay in school, resist exploitation, overcome prejudice, prevent disease and heal from the trauma of war. We are dedicated to fostering a community at UTM that is passionate about playing for change and eager to positively impact the lives of children around the world.Mansi Narulartputm22@gmail.comSDG4, SDG16
Rotaract UTSC ChapterUTSCRotaract clubs are part of a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world. This effort starts at the community level working up. Rotaract will focus on organizing a variety of projects and activities with the focus of professional development, leadership development, and service.Sidra FallaharotaractatUTSC@gmail.comSDG16
Scarborough Campus OUTUTSCSCOUT creates a positive space on campus for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex, Queer, Questioning and 2-Spirited students, staff and faculty. The Lounge, located at BV 334/336, is a space where LGBTQ folks and their Allies can meet, hang out or study. We also provide safer sex resources both at the lounge and also in the Frosh kits every September. We create visibility on campus by holding events and working with other campus groups as well as using posters, pamphlets and buttons. We strive to create a campus that is inclusive and welcoming to people of all genders and sexualities.Nero Radu utscscout@gmail.comSDG5
Sending Sunshine ChapterUTMSending Sunshine UTM Chapter aims to uplift seniors citizens in senior homes and help them fight loneliness and isolation. We provide them with beautiful, hand-crafted cards. Especially with COVID-19, seniors are more prone to stress, anxiety, depression, and other psychological and medical issues stemming from isolation; and so this is where we come to help.Mozna Ibrahimsendingsunshine@utmsu.caSDG3
Seniors Learn Tech (SLT)St GeorgeSeniors Learn Tech (SLT) is an organization that aims to bridge the generational gap in technology. We run a program that matches high school and university students with senior citizens to help teach them how to use different computer software and technologies and develop their technical intuition. We also provide many other opportunities to drive our mission forward including events and workshops at senior care homes, meet-ups, and more. Join us as a volunteer or a general member to help create a meaningful impact in the community and world.Jolina Liseniorslearntechclub@gmail.comSDG4
Sexual Education and Peer Counselling CentreSt GeorgeSEC’s mission is to provide supplies, information, resources, and educational programming to the greater University of Toronto community, addressing any and all aspects of human sexuality, intimacy, and gender identity. SEC strives to serve the community in a non-oppressive and non-judgemental manner, with an emphasis on confidentiality, accessibility, and harm reduction. Watch out for excellent events throughout the year, and visit our office to chat, learn more about our services, explore our library, or just to hang out!Alice DesRochessexed@secutoronto.orgSDG3, SDG5
Skule Financial Literacy ClubSt GeorgeSFLC is a student-run organization that aims to educate students about personal finances. At SFLC, we encourage the management of household income and consumer financial services and circumstances; these are essential life skills that are crucial to know for our day-to-day lives but are not taught. Our goal is to bridge the gap between the financial world and the average student’s life. We plan on achieving this by our seminars and workshops for students to attend and our resources to master financial literacy.Khanak Gupta skuleflc@gmail.comSDG4
SMILESt GeorgeThe purpose of this club is to engage students, faculty and other members of our community in activities that will increase the wellness of their mental health. The club wishes to modify how mental health is treated and change the points of view from which individuals look at it from. We wish to be a part of the forces in our community that are trying to break the stigma surrounding mental illnesses. SMILE strives to educate individuals on their mental health and how they can amplify their mental endurance. Education on these subjects will be done through seminars by guest speakers, workshops and especially, special activities during the examination/midterm periods (e.g. group game nights, exercises, study nights, etc.). Outreach activities, i.e. volunteering in the community, will also be done by the group in order to help students take a break from the stressors of school and their personal lives by giving back to the community. This club hopes to take initiative in helping students build larger social circles, by joining the family that is SMILE. This will ensure a healthier mindset through the school year for students. The motto of this club is Sincerity, Mental health, Inclusivity, Liberty and Education. It shall be practiced through the aforementioned. SMILE will also provide students with an emergency line by which they can contact when they are in extreme distress. SMILE U of T is Recruiting! Join our exec team in planning initiatives that engage students, faculty, and other members of the U of T community to increase the wellness […]Sarah Zhao smileee.uoft@gmail.comSDG3
Socialist ActionSt GeorgeThe U of T Socialist Action Club is dedicated to the purpose of raising political awareness, actively supporting the struggles of working people, and working for the socialist transformation of society.Julian NIckel socialistactioncanada@protonmail.comSDG8, SDG16
Socialist Fightback StudentsSt GeorgeSocialist Fightback Students is a Marxist organization that seeks to organize radical students in Quebec and English Canada. We believe that in order to truly put an end to war, poverty, inequality, environmental destruction and all forms of oppression, we need to overthrow the capitalist system. We are internationalists and believe that only a united struggle of the working class with all layers of the oppressed can achieve our aims. We combine serious study of Marxist theory with active participation in both the student and workers’ movement in order to advance struggles in the here and now. We are a growing organization with the aim of spreading to every high school, college and university campus. We therefore invite you to join the Socialist Fightback club at the University of Toronto and get involved to help build our organization!Daniel Goldesfsuoft@gmail.comSDG1, SDG8, SDG16
South Asian Mental Wellness Association (SAMWA)UTSCSouth Asian Mental Wellness is a group that advocates for the mental wellness of South Asians and explores various concerns one may have in relation to this, as traditional ways of wellness are not really applicable to other cultures. This group aims to provide a platform, so that anyone could discuss their feelings, emotions, and thoughts openly without the fear of judgment or shame. SAMWA is a group that will explore traditional and non traditional methods of mental wellness and be a voice for South Asians who may be experiencing mental illness.Renusee Kanagaiyahsamentalwellness.utsc@gmail.comSDG3
South Asian Women’s SocietyUTSCSAWS is a group dedicated to raising awareness and tackling issues pertaining to South Asian women and racialized women more broadly. This group focuses on fundraising efforts, as well as hosting events for UTSC students and the greater community, Topic areas are decided on by our members, such as medical aid, legal aid, mental health awareness, and more. Our collective is dedicated to fostering a supportive environment where everyone can voice their opinions, engage in discussion, and bring light to issues pertaining to women on campus.Hajar Seiyad saws.utsc@gmail.comSDG3, SDG5
SRI Student NetworkSt GeorgeThe purpose of SSN is to provide resources and opportunities for graduate students located at Sunnybrook Research Institute. The primary aims of SSN are to provide: 1. social and research network collaboration accessible academic and professional development programming, 2. accessible academic and professional development programming on-site fitness and mental health resources, and 3. on-site fitness and mental health resources social and research collaboration.Ella Bing Xin Songstudentnetwork@sri.utoronto.caSDG3
StrengthINSt GeorgeStrengthIN empowers youth by teaching them to take care of their mental health. We believe that educating young people about mental health is crucial so that they can deal with academic and life stresses effectively. We host free interactive workshops in the GTA and offer online content for middle school, high school and university students. Workshop topics include self-care, coping skills, and academic stresses. You can always reach us by email: strengthin.uoft@gmail.comRhidita Saha strengthin.uoft@gmail.comSDG3
Students for Epilepsy AwarenessUTSCStudents for Epilepsy Awareness (SEA) is a non-profit student organization that aims to spread awareness for Epilepsy to remove the stigma associated with the condition and those who have it. This will be done by educating ourselves and the community on epilepsy and recent research. Finally, this organization will support people with epilepsy and their families by raising funds for services that support them and volunteering at epilepsy awareness events.Mariam Belghitistudentsforepilepsyawareness@gmail.comSDG3, SDG10
Students for Health JusticeSt GeorgeStudents for Health Justice (SHJ) is a student club that seeks to advocate for health justice within health services, health research, health education, and beyond. We work to address the social and structural determinants of health that lead to disproportionate and unequal distribution of disease and illness, amongst marginalized groups which stem from social inequity. We aim to engender within all communities a sense of health justice, which requires that all people have equal opportunity to be free from hazards that jeopardize health, fully participate in society, and access adequate resources (Benfer, 2015).Shannon Giannitsopouloumin.yoon@mail.utoronto.caSDG3, SDG5, SDG10
Students for Medical Humanities UTM (SMH UTM)UTMStudents for Medical Humanities UTM focuses on incorporating empathy and compassion in the healthcare field through humanities-based discussions, interactive projects, and volunteerism. This organization thrives on interdisciplinary collaboration, and as such, people from all programs of study are welcomed and encouraged to participate. This chapter is affiliated with our parent organization Students for Medical Humanities (SMH) – an international student organization that introduces the humanities into medical education and practice. SMH has several chapters across schools in the United States of America and globally. As the first Canadian chapter of SMH, we aim to support UTM Student Life through community service, advocacy efforts, public policy outreach and healthcare programs.Esther-Joelle Asaremedicalhumanitiesutm@gmail.comSDG3, SDG16
Students for Palestinian Human RightsSt GeorgeThe aim of this organization is to systematically raise awareness for Palestinian human rights, in an effort to create a platform for healthy and productive discussion. It focuses on providing educational resources for those interested in learning more about the cause, while also introducing a community for Palestinian voices and international engagement. This is an organization for all students, regardless of ethnicity, religion, nationality, etc.Hala Kayed utsphr@outlook.comSDG10, SDG16
Students for Shelters UTSCUTSCStudents for Shelters is a non-profit student group Co-Founded by Breanna Lakhan and Hannah Benyamin in 2019 at the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus. We seek to collect under-donated items and redistribute them to local organizations around the GTA, with an aim to unite like-minded individuals who would like to give back to the community in an impactful way. We hope to create a space that inspires both faculty and students, while raising awareness about contemporary issues and shed light on the injustices faced by many within our society!Janis Wong s4s.utsc@gmail.comSDG10, SDG16
Students for Vaccine EquitySt GeorgeWe are a student group at the University of Toronto that seeks to raise awareness about stark inequalities in vaccine distribution and production, to create meaningful change by means of fundraising, advocacy, and education, and to offer valuable perspectives on vaccine equity as postsecondary students.Jasmine Ryu Won Kang studentsforvaccineequity@gmail.comSDG3, SDG10
Students for Wishes: UofTSt GeorgeThe Students for Wishes UofT Club is an organization benefiting and representative of the Make-A-Wish foundation. Our mission is to fundraise and help grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Our goal is to engage students within UofT to become proactive members in benefiting the Make-A-Wish foundation through collaborative efforts with other campus clubs within UofT. We aim to become a service based group that incites campus wide advocacy in relation to issues pertaining to Make-A-Wish and life-threatening conditions.Jodie Lin sfw.utoronto@gmail.comSDG3
Students of Healthy Active LivingSt GeorgeThe Students of Healthy Active Living is created with the goal of educating students in Toronto about their health. In the busy Toronto life, students often forgo their healthy lifestyle compromising their mental condition, physical health, and social wellbeing. We aim to remind these students not only to take care of themselves but to serve as role models for healthy living. To accomplish our mission, we will begin by organizing a series of educational seminars within the University of Toronto focusing on various topics in the health of our students. Many of these students begin living away from their guardians at this time in their life, during which they develop their own lifestyle. However, the stressful environment of the University typically leads to unhealthy habits which may lead to complications later in life. Therefore, it is important that we ensure these students acknowledge their living habits and manage a balanced school life during this crucial period of development. In the future, we plan to expand our target audience to accommodate not only current University of Toronto students but aspiring high school students and people in the job industry. In the end, we hope to raise awareness about putting health first and foremost above all other roles they may have in their busy Toronto life.Tianhui Chcontacts.shal@gmail.comSDG3
Students Supporting IsraelSt GeorgeWe are an Israel advocacy club made up of students who want to see a lasting peace in the Middle East. We are brought together by our passion for social justice and hope for coexistence between Israel and her neighbours. We support the Jewish people’s right to self determination in their ancestral homeland. We provide students with education and facts about Israel’s position in the Middle East as well as familiarizing students with history, current events, and Israeli culture.Nathaniel Borinsssi.uoft@gmail.comSDG16
Students Supportin UHNUTSCStudents Supporting UHN raises funds for patient care, research, and education at University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto. UHN includes Toronto General and Western Hospitals, The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and Toronto Rehab.Eshal Dave ssuhn.utsc@gmail.comSDG3, SDG16
Students’ Alzheimer’s Alliance at U of TSt GeorgeStudents’ Alzheimer’s Alliance at U of T (SAAUT) is a non-profit student organization organization that aims to support the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease. This involves taking action under the following three domains: 1) Spreading Awareness – through creative work, fundraising, and volunteering 2) Actively supporting those with Alzheimer’s Disease and their Caregivers – through direct assistance in collaboration with nursing homes 3) Performing and Disseminating Research on Alzheimer’s Disease – through student-led research projects and seminars on recently research developmentsLeila Farrowalzheimeruoft@gmail.comSDG3
Sustainable Collaboration InitiativeUTSCSustainable Collaboration Initiative (SCI) is a club that seeks to educate students of the various interdisciplinary applications for sustainable thinking. Our goal is to foster and connect creative minds towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). Sustainable Voices spends the year preparing a Sustainable Innovation Competition where students will collaborate in interdisciplinary teams to apply their knowledge of their varying fields to create a pitch of their own creation or adaptation of a sustainable solution in relation to the chosen SDG. Throughout the year, Sustainable Collaboration Initiative will provide multiple learning opportunities, like workshops and guest speaker panels, to educate competitors of the various directions they can take their innovation to address sustainable issues.Desteenie Yvonne Africasustainabilitycollab@gmail.comSDG4, SDG16, SDG17
Sustainable Engineers AssociationSt GeorgeSEA defines sustainability as managing our resource usage to meet future environmental, social, and economical needs. Our mission is to empower students with professionals to create sustainable change in our community by acting as a platform to connect them. We do this through our events which provide individuals with opportunities to grow their knowledge, passion, and experience. Our events allow us to educate students on the technical aspects of sustainable design, provide support for students to develop their own visions and interest in sustainability, and create a platform for networking with industry professionals. These are all accomplished through seminars, industry tours, career fairs, a mentorship program, competitions, conference, workshops, and student projects. The strategic goals of SEA include the following: 1) Identify the roles of students and future professionals in sustainability from multiple perspectives including design, business & management, and policy-making 2) Educate students on the technical aspects of sustainable design, including power systems, infrastructure, transportation, sustainable businesses, and more 3) Provide support for students to develop their personal visions, interest, and passion for sustainable design and practice – ultimately for use in their professional careers 4) Create a platform for networking and collaboration between the student body and industry professionals in the sustainability field By providing educational, engagement, and leadership opportunities, SEA strives to instill a sustainable mindset in students for use far beyond their University lives. We hope to see you at our events! Follow us on Social Media @SEAUofTKatherine Lianchair@sea.skule.caSDG9, SDG12, SDG13
Sustainable Innovation GroupUTSCThe Sustainable Innovation Group (SIG) was envisioned from a collective realization of the importance of sustainability in our business ecosystem. In a world with life-threatening problems like climate change, clean water sourcing and much more, instilling the highest levels of Corporate Social Responsibility has never been more crucial to our long-term sustenance. S.I.G. was created out of this necessity, and our mission is to increase awareness about careers in Sustainability, C.S.R. and Social Entrepreneurship amongst students by providing them with a comprehensive set of interactive events like case competitions, workshops and more. Our belief is simple: “We only have one world, so business as ‘usual’ is not an option”. This quote embodies the culture that we hope to make an integral part of S.I.G. Moreover, this club will support students with learnings about the diverse career advancements in Sustainability Management, Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship which are relatively underrepresented in the business world. Our purpose is to provide students with a conducive platform to learn more about this high-growth and exciting industry as a viable career advancement. The market for sustainable products is currently valued at $150.1 billion. Our vision is to provide our student community with a glimpse into the world of sustainability that we believe is the future of business. S.I.G.’s vision is to increase exposure and further understandings of careers in sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship. We believe that the most efficient method to bring value to our student community is by hosting relevant, unique and interactive events. Our member engagement activities are divided into two categories: events and an online platform.Tianne Pane sustainableinnovationgroup@gmail.comSDG6, SDG8, SDG9, SDG13
Sustainable Investment ClubSt GeorgeA student-run investment fund focused on environment-positive equity investments. Looking for institutional and financial partners to drive learning and growth. Welcoming passionate, hard-working students from all departments to join a dynamic, opportune industry as it accelerates into the future. We are a student-managed investment fund focusing on equity investments in environment-positive companies. Beyond mere ESG standards, we endeavor to establish an organization that invests in companies whose core business operations are net-positive to the environment. Our founding philosophy is simple. Climate change is the defining crisis of this century, and effective capital allocation will be an imperative part of any viable solution. Our Vision: We are aiming to both make meaningful, profitable investments in environment-positive companies and create a community and knowledge spring that our institutional and financial partners can both contribute to and benefit from. ​Our team: has students passionate about finance, investing, and the environment. We train them to identify and value investments in this fieldAchint Singhachint.singh@mail.utoronto.caSDG13, SDG16
Swab the WorldSt GeorgeWe are looking to represent the Swab the World foundation at the University of Toronto in order to expand our platform of registering stem cell donors. Swab The World was born out of the desire to empower Leukaemia patients from all over the world by giving them the right tools and the right words to lead a successful recruitment campaign when looking for a stem cell donor, be it locally or internationally. Through our platform, those looking for a match can get the word out on stem cells, connect qualified donors to their country’s registry, and connect with others going through the same ordeal. Real people, real impact, real change.Sayna Saqafisayna.saqafi@gmail.comSDG3
Syria Solidarity CollectiveSt GeorgeThe Syria Solidarity Collective is an anti-oppression group which strives for social justice for people in Syria.Rasha Elendari ssc.uoft@gmail.comSDG16
Technology For Peace And Social Good UofTSt GeorgeThe Technology for Peace and Social Good UofT is a club to provide a platform of awareness to students who want to learn more about modern technology used to promote peace and social good. In addition, it is dedicated to creating a space where students with a technology interest and/or background can create and lead projects related to peace and social good.Aalina BilalpeacetechUofT@gmail.comSDG16
The Bhakti Yoga ClubUTMA group dedicated to facilitating discussions on the mind, body, and soul. The group will also introduce students to Bhakti and yogic practices and will hold mindfulness workshops to help alleviate the stresses of university life.Abhinav Meda bhaktiyoga.uoft@gmail.comSDG3
The Centre for Women and Trans People at the University of TorontoSt GeorgeThe Centre for Women and Trans People is committed to providing a safe, harassment-free drop in space for all women and trans people on campus. We provide free support, referrals, resources and advocacy on issues of sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, violence, health and poverty through our workshops, events, services and programming. The Centre was founded by U of T women undergraduate students in 1986. They organized to create a safe, accessible space for all women at U of T to gather, seek support, and advocate on issues relevant to them. The Centre is a student funded, volunteer driven, non profit, campus, community organization governed by its Collective.Allos Abis cwtp@utoronto.caSDG1, SDG5, SDG10
The Citizens FoundationUTMThis club will be a chapter of an existing charity organization called The Citizens Foundation. Its purpose is to raise money and awareness for the education system in Pakistan which will be done through the use of events and seminars.Mustafa Kashiftcfutm@utmsu.caSDG4, SDG10
The Citizens Foundation – University of Toronto Scarborough Chapter (TCF UTSC)UTSCThe Citizens Foundation (TCF) is a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote and provide education for underprivileged children in Pakistan. This branch at UTSC would act as a support group for the TCF organization by spreading awareness as well as fundraising for the TCF schools. The TCF YouthCan Project is a subgroup within TCF Canada, which serves as a platform to mobilize support for education through Universities. This program allows university students to get involved with TCF Canada through university chapters.Rubab Shafiq sana.murtaza@mail.utoronto.caSDG4, SDG10
The Citizens Foundation – University of TorontoSt GeorgeThe purpose, objectives, mission and/or mandate of organization is outlined here: – Host social events for students, with the intention of raising funds to support education related projects and emergency crisis situations in Pakistan – Raise awareness and highlight current issues impacting Pakistan, through a series of engaging lectures and debates – Showcase documentary screenings and host seminars held by intellectual guest speakers to encourage dialogue on the development of Pakistan – Create a platform and community atmosphere for students concerned with the state of education in Pakistan.Amal Garibtcfatuoft@gmail.comSDG4, SDG10
The Energy NetworkUTMWe at The Energy Network believe in the energy transition. That is why our mission is to be the central hub for student engagement with the energy sector. Our goals will work toward TEN’s ultimate vision – to empower tomorrow’s energy leaders.Sean Kavanaghsean.kavanagh@mail.utoronto.caSDG7, SDG11
The Mental Unity GroupUTSCThe Mental Unity Group (TMUG) is composed of a collection students that aim for a stronger UTSC community, equipped with the skills necessary to promote mental wellness. The group facilitates learning beyond the classroom, with opportunities to practice practical skills such as nonjudgemental attitude and positivity. Through discussion, student-led workshops, and other activities, TMUG allows students to develop technical and interpersonal skills which are important for supporting the lives of people struggling with their mental health.Desteenie Africa tmug.utsc@studentorg.utoronto.caSDG3, SDG4, SDG16
The Mindful ProjectSt GeorgeThe Mindful Project is a recognized club at the University of Toronto which aims to increase awareness and acceptance of neurodivergence and educate others about the neurodiversity paradigm as a disability rights movement. This club reinforces the idea that differences are normal and that everyone should be offered the same opportunities in education and everyday life, thus advocating for inclusivity and accessibility at the University of Toronto. The club focuses on reducing the stigma of disabilities and disorders mainly in children through workshops, various events, and fundraising to raise awareness and monetary donations to recognized organizations. These include SickKids, The Child Mind Institute, and Autism Canada. This club hopes to provide various opportunities for fellow University of Toronto students to learn more about the challenges that the neurodivergent community faces and acquire valuable skills. The Mindful Project team seeks to provide growth opportunities both for its members and its target audience.Sion Park uoftthemindfulproject@gmail.comSDG3, SDG11, SDG16
The Neuroscience Foundation (NF)UTSCThe Neuroscience Foundation is the world’s FIRST Neuroscience and Humanitarianism organization that aims to engage students interested in the human brain and mind from across the world. We bring students resources, connections, and opportunities to explore and dive deeper into the vast fields of neuroscience and psychology. Getting involved with our organization will allow you to grow intellectually and personally through our various educational and humanitarian approaches. At The Neuroscience Foundation UTSC, we believe that receiving the proper support and guidance can transform an already bright individual into so much more. We are here to be that support system, and help our audience reach their fullest potential. At the Neuroscience Foundation UTSC, we strive to go above and beyond with the opportunities that we connect students with and provide.Mafaz Gehani theneurosciencefoundationutsc@gmail.comSDG10, SDG16
The New Democratic Club of the University of Toronto (UofT NDP)St GeorgeUofT NDP is the official New Democratic Party’s campus club at the University of Toronto, dedicated to promoting progressive politics on campus.Avreet Jagdevutorontondp@gmail.comSDG16
The Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) – TorontoSt GeorgeOPIRG-Toronto is a U of T based and entirely student-funded group with a mandate for action, education and research on issues of social and environmental justice. We are a volunteer driven organisation that aims to empower students and the broader community and to give people the tools and opportunity to work co-operatively for a more just and healthy society.Grace Cameron opirg.toronto@utoronto.caSDG13, SDG16
The PEARS ProjectSt GeorgePEARS stands for Prevention, Empowerment, Advocacy, Response, for Survivors. The PEARS Project is a grassroots, trauma-informed coalition that provides support and resources to survivors of sexual violence across the University of Toronto. Founded and led by survivors through survivor-centred principles such as autonomy, consent, equity, mutual aid, support, and care. PEARS recognizes survivors as leaders and the voices which need to be heard to implement policy change. The tri-campus initiative consists of 10 teams of peer supporters (one at each St. George campus college; one at each satellite campus, and one within Engineering). By formalizing a community and resource network that is by and for survivors we can better support one another and increase access to legal, mental health, and capacity-building supports. Furthermore, by integrating PEARS ‘nodes’/teams into pre-existing communities, PEARS will be better able to create mutual relationships with broader student communities and help promote the work of other divisional stakeholders.Micah Kalisch thepearsproject@gmail.comSDG3, SDG4, SDG10, SDG16
The Positivity ProjectSt GeorgeBeing university students ourselves, we know at first-hand how stressful one’s life can become during school and during this pandemic. It can sometimes feel like our lives are consumed with negativity. We decided to start The Positivity Project, in hopes of spreading positivity and mental health awareness! We believe that everyone should make time to do things that allow them to de-stress and make them happy! During school this can seem almost impossible as our time is consumed by assignments, tests and papers. However, The Positivity Project has the hopes of changing this! We host bi-weekly events on Zoom centred around de-stressing and positive activities like baking, painting, watching movies, playing games and many more! In addition to this, we share a variety of positive posts through our Instagram page, including positive quotes, stories and articles. We will also be hosting one fundraiser every semester to support mental health organizations. Ultimately, our mission is to help students—who deal with a variety of daily stresses—to focus on the positive aspects of life. Our events are open to anyone who wants to bring some positivity into their lives or help spread it to others!Stephanie Viola thepositivityproject.uoft@gmail.comSDG3, SDG12
The Scientista Foundation Student Chapter at the University of TorontoSt GeorgeThe Scientista Foundation at U of T aims to enrich the academic journey of women in post-secondary science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM), and promote a tight sense of community among the female science students at our vast university. Most importantly, we aim to provide valuable resources and support to aid our members in their future and current undertakings.Trinley Palmo scientista.uoft@gmail.comSDG5
The University of Toronto Mental Health Student Association (UofTMHA)St GeorgeThe purpose of this not-for-profit student-run association is to break the stigma surrounding mental health and empower students through their mental health journeys while also practicing diversity, equity & inclusion. We strive to educate and promote healthy coping mechanisms among students struggling with their mental health and aim to make mental health resources a lot more accessible to students. We aim to do this by hosting events, seminars, workshops, fundraisers, and other initiatives throughout the year to raise awareness and educate UofT students as well as members of the community on various mental health themes. In our approach, we aim to increase representations of various mental health topics and amplify voices of underrepresented groups within the university space online and in-person, while constantly obtaining ongoing feedback from club members and the UofT community to better cater our initiatives towards their needs.Rohina Kumar uoftmha@gmail.comSDG3, SDG4, SDG10, SDG11, SDG16
The University of Toronto Student Chapter of the Association of Women in Math (AWM U of T)St GeorgeOur goal is to create an inclusive community that supports and celebrates women and gender minorities in mathematics. This will be accomplished through social events, educational talks, career workshops, and community outreach. We are open to all members of the U of T community with an interest in mathematics. Members have the opportunity to attend events, start initiatives, join committees, or run for the executive team depending on their desired level of participation.Olga Cadenillasawm@math.toronto.eduSDG5, SDG10, SDG16
The University of Toronto Young Democratic Socialists of Canada (UofT YDSC)St GeorgeThe U of T Young Democratic Socialists of Canada is a group of U of T students working to advance the Democratic Socialists of Canada’s goal of a working class movement leading the democratic transition from capitalism to socialism. Our goal is to build a coalition of students with the power to advocate for student issues through a socialist lens. We are a big tent organization and welcome anyone ready to fight for a better future without capitalism.Jakob Krameuoft.ydsc@gmail.comSDG9, SDG11, SDG16
Trauma Informed Care CollectiveSt GeorgeThe Trauma Informed Care Collective is a nursing run organization that seeks to broaden health professional student’s understanding and ability to practice trauma informed care. A trauma-informed care approach is fundamental to establishing therapeutic relationships and discovering what holds meaning for the patient. Through this event, we will raise awareness to different types of trauma, linked to differences in social justice, and provide guidance and resources related to how we, as care providers and beyond, can take collective action towards safer and patient-centered healthcare spaces.Shannon Jametraumainformed.carecollective@gmail.comSDG3, SDG16
Trek for Teens ClubSt GeorgeThe University of Toronto Trek for Teens Club will raise funds and awareness for homeless youth, with a particular emphasis on the organizations supported by the Trek for Teens Foundation Inc. The group will support the Trek for Teens Foundation Inc. in their events, campaigns and activities and will provide students with the opportunity to volunteer for local homeless service providers.The group will help students grow through the organization of awareness and fundraising campaigns, activities and events. It will further enable students to reach out to the community, by acting in leadership positions and develop their public speaking skills, primarily through workshops and presentations to post-secondary, high school and elementary level students.Joseph Meranteuoft@trekforteens.comSDG1, SDG16
Trinity Food Systems LabSt. GeorgeThe Trinity Food Systems Lab (previously known as the Trinity Sustainable Food Systems Research Group or SFSRG) is comprised of passionate students, staff and faculty focused on research, action, and learning to realize ecologically sound and socially just food systems. We ground our work in the immediacy of the campus environment, and use it as a site from which to imagine and enact change from the hyper-local through to the global. As part of our praxis, we actively cultivate food growing spaces on campus and invite others to join us, within the Trinity community and beyond!Freyja Moserfsl@trinity.utoronto.caSDG2, SDG3, SDG13, SDG15
U of T Blueprint, Technology for NonprofitsSt GeorgeBlueprint strives to make technology accessible and useful for those who create communities and promote public welfare. We’re a team of students that develops software pro bono for nonprofits and promotes technology for social good. Through Blueprint, members will build professional and social skills while contributing to their community.Rajvi Ranacontact@uoftblueprint.orgSDG1, SDG11
Ukrainian Students’ ClubSt GeorgeThe aims and objectives of the Ukrainian Students’ Club at the University of Toronto are: 1) To organize and represent students of Ukrainian background at the University of Toronto and provide a forum for voicing their mutual concerns and interests. 2) To provide a method for social interaction among Ukrainian-Canadians and non-Ukrainians, who are interested in Ukrainian culture. 3) To promote and propagate Ukrainian and Ukrainian-Canadian studies by bringing awareness of major historical events. 4) To promote and propagate Ukrainian and Ukrainian-Canadian culture and heritage. 5) To uphold, learn and promote the Ukrainian language. 6) To provide a structure for intra-group relations for its members. 7) To provide a structure for inter-group relations for its members. 8) To uphold the concept of democratic rights for all individuals.Nadiya Kovalenko uscuoft@gmail.comSDG16
United Against HateSt GeorgeUnited Against Hate strives to bring attention on campus to global issues that affect members of our community. Whether these issues be political, social, economic or otherwise UAH strives to advocate for those who may feel as though their voice alone will not be heard. As well we aim to educate members on different ways they can be a part of the solution and to provide resources and aid to those who wish to take part in the fight for justice.Daya Gosaldaya.gosal@mail.utoronto.caSDG16
United for Literacy Student Group at UTSCUTSCUnited for Literacy Student Group at UTSC is a Frontier College program that operates out of the U of T Scarborough campus. With the goal of enhancing literacy, it provides volunteering opportunities for students to run after school programs in elementary schools, women’s shelters, and co-operative housing sites in Scarborough. United for Literacy Student Group at UTSC is committed to working in communities that are marginalized and isolated by poverty and injustice.Chanelle Mendesfcutsc@gmail.comSDG1, SDG5, SDG10, SDG11, SDG16
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)St GeorgeU of T UNICEF, a university group directly affiliated with UNICEF Canada, strives to raise funds and promote awareness of issues such as child labour, poverty, gender inequality, illiteracy, HIV/AIDS, and living environment. We operate through our two programs to target both the university community and local youth. 1. University Outreach Program – To host fundraising and education events, to provide opportunities for service in the Toronto region, and to promote awareness of UNICEF as a global organization and its endeavors. 2. Youth Engagement Program – To build a global citizen persona in children at local community centres, and boys and girls clubs by teaching them a UNICEF-based curriculum. Children will be taught about important children’s rights issues worldwide such as those regarding education, health and gender equality. We are looking for dedicated members to help make a difference on a local as well as international stage. In addition, volunteer hours will be recorded and certified at the end of the year. If you are interesting in getting involved, contact uoft.unicef@gmail.com for more details.Abhay Katyal uoft.unicef@gmail.comSDG1, SDG4, SDG5, SDG8, SDG10, SDG16
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund UTSC Student ClubUTSCThe United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund UTSC Student Club aims to provide students with information regarding global issues concerning the well-being of children. This club also endeavours to support UNICEF’s mission of protecting children’s rights while helping children and families in need. Through fundraising, campaigning, organizing educational events and advocating for children’s rights around the world, UNICEF UTSC Student Club enables students to help change a child’s future for the better.Saraf Nawar utsc.unicef@gmail.comSDG3, SDG16
University College Residence Council (UCRC)St GeorgeCreated in 1992, the University College Residence Council, or UCRC, is University College’s newest (and thus coolest) student government. While other student governments, such as the University College Literary and Athletic Society, deal with mainly extracurricular activities, only the UCRC deals with issues specific to residence life in University College. The UCRC acts as an umbrella for the individual house councils, and holds numerous residence-wide events. These activities include parties, charity toy drives, environmental awareness campaigns, and resource distribution, just to name a few.Emerson Hachinskiucrc@uclit.caSDG13
University of Toronto Autism AllianceSt GeorgeThe University of Toronto Autism Alliance (UTAA) is a student-run organization at the University of Toronto that serves to support and advocate for people affected with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through fundraising activities, hosting events for individuals with ASD, and volunteering with Autism Ontario. Events include holiday parties and arts & crafts nights, which serve as social learning opportunities for persons affected by ASD. Dedicated student volunteers provide participants with opportunities to express themselves in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Advocacy activities include bake sale fundraisers and educational seminars led by professors and graduate students researching ASD.Jacqueline Law uoftautismalliance@gmail.comSDG4, SDG16
University of Toronto Business Ethics Club (UofT BEC)St GeorgeThe University of Toronto Business Ethics Club (or UofT BEC) is a dedicated, welcoming community that is passionate about the discussion of ethical business practices. We strive to promote good business ethics through discussion about real-world corporations, and meet regularly to talk about examples brought up by our members. UofT BEC is the perfect environment for future business leaders to grow their knowledge on ethics and express their own opinions in complex ethical discussions. We are also planning on hosting multiple events, including workshops, panel discussions, and case competitions with cash prizes. If you are looking for an open and casual environment to explore various perspectives and make your voice heard to a diverse group that is passionate about business, then UofT BEC is the place for you!Luca Damianbecuoft@gmail.comSDG4, SDG16
University of Toronto Consulting Association (UTCA)St GeorgeThe University of Toronto Consulting Association (UTCA) is a diverse organization that provides students from different fields with the opportunity to begin exploring the world of consulting. Through our workshops, case competitions, and other events, students learn to assess real-world problems and solve them through innovative solutions. We also host several events that allow students to network with representatives from some of the top consulting firms, learn more about career paths, develop meaningful relationships, and break into the industry. While our organization continues to evolve over the years, we stand by our consistent goal of providing an accessible way to expand students’ horizons through a platform of exposure and opportunities. Our organization also manages a volunteer Consulting Group (CG) which matches top students with local non-profits and start-ups to solve current business problems. Visit our website at https://www.uoftconsulting.com/ for more information.Brayden Ningutca.contact@gmail.comSDG11
University of Toronto Environmental ActionSt GeorgeUTEA raises awareness about pressing environmental issues (e.g Indigenous water rights, sustainable energy, climate change, etc) and advocates for more effective government policies to address these issues at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels. The organization also works towards advocating for more sustainable campus policies at the University of Toronto. UTEA is unique in that it is a hub for innovative and interdisciplinary environmental research and sustainability advocacy solutions, and is open to all and any interested UofT students.Olivia Rodrigo utea.utoronto@gmail.comSDG6, SDG7, SDG10, SDG16, SDG13
University of Toronto Global BrigadesSt GeorgeThe University of Toronto Global Brigades (UTGB) is a chapter of Global Brigades, an international non-profit that uniquely implements a holistic model, aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, to meet a community’s health and economic goals. Every year, we coordinate skill-based weeklong summer brigades and currently host different brigade types to Honduras (Medical, Public Health, Engineering, and Business). Each of these programs fit together to strengthen the health, WASH, and economic development goals of our partner communities. Join us today in building a more equitable world!Tina Yurou Yao uoftglobalbrigades@gmail.comSDG3, SDG4, SDG8, SDG11, SDG10
University of Toronto Global Medical TrainingSt GeorgeGlobal Medical Training (GMT) is an international humanitarian organization that provides free medical and dental services to rural communities in Central America. GMT organizes an annual trip for this purpose, granting university students interested in healthcare an opportunity to learn from local doctors and pharmacists at a level medical residents experience. The trips serve to teach students how to treat patients despite cultural, language, and educational differences while respecting their autonomy and diversity. We hope students can recognize the detrimental impacts of underserved communities and be inspired to push more initiatives locally and internationally. Independent of the external organization, UofT GMT also develops and funds global crisis response initiatives and serves as a pre-medicine community for incoming students.Mahliqa Ashraf gmt.utsg@gmail.comSDG3, SDG10, SDG11
University of Toronto Harm Reduction Collective (UofTHRC)St GeorgeThe University of Toronto Harm Reduction Collective (UofTHRC), formerly Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) – Toronto Chapter, is a grassroots network of students and community members committed to harm reduction, abolition, public health, drug policy reform, and social justice. Through direct action and education, we advocate for the decriminalization and legalization of all drugs, police and prison abolition, decolonization, disability justice, Black, queer, trans, and sex-worker liberation, and other related social justice and health equity issues. UofTHRC provides students with a space to develop skills, make connections, and build leadership capacities. Though we are always open to new initiatives that fall within our mandate, we are currently taking action in the following areas: Past examples of our work include: overdose response and naloxone training, facilitating harm reduction workshops, developing a substance use toolkit, running focus groups on harm reduction messaging for youth, and coordinating advocacy campaigns with other student groups at the University. If you are interested in working with us or have an idea for an initiative you think we should undertake, we’d love for you to join us!Andrea Bowra uofthrc@gmail.comSDG3, SDG4, SDG5, SDG8, SDG10, SDG11, SDG16
University of Toronto Kids Special Needs Awareness Association (UTKSNAA)St GeorgeWelcome to the University of Toronto Kids with Special Needs Awareness Association (UTKSNAA). The goal of our team is to spread awareness for Kids with Special Needs. (We also promote and advocate awareness for Adults with Special Needs. However, we will primarily focus on children. There has been increasing awareness of people with disabilities (especially children with disabilities) recently. However, there is a common misunderstanding between people with Disabilities and people with Special Needs. Often, people believe that they are the same thing. Even though the two terms do overlap, they are not the same. Therefore, our association focuses on promoting awareness for Kids with Special Needs to help others learn about the difference between the two terms and how we can help Kids with Special Needs. Kids with Special Needs require extra help and care from others. With the proper support and love from others, their life can be as charming as any child’s life. We will discuss and propose different ideas to help improve and support the life of Kids with Special Needs. Other activities in our association will include bi-weekly meetings, volunteering, fundraising, seminars from special needs advocators, and many more! Join us to learn about Kids with Special Needs and help us improve their lives!Cheuk Hei Chung UTKSNAA@gmail.comSDG3, SDG16
University of Toronto Mississauga Global BrigadesUTMGlobal Brigades at University of Toronto Mississauga is a secular, international student-operated volunteer organization whose mission is to provide sustainable development to underserved communities throughout the world. It will offer 9 Brigade Programs: medical, dental, water, public health, microfinance, business, environmental, human rights, and engineering. Along with affiliate groups at other distinguished universities, our UTMGB team recruits student volunteers and professionals, gathers supplies, and then travels overseas to set up free medical and dental clinics, design and build schools and health centers, design and implement clean water projects, run educational programs to improve public health and sanitation, and design and help implement small business plans, provide access to loans, savings, and financial literacy, provide legal consulting, and assist in recycling, reforestation, and composting programs, in a variety of underserved Honduran, Panamanian, Nicaraguan and Ghanaian communities. Our current emphasis is to help the impoverished communities of Honduras, Panama, Ghana and Nicaragua. Each Brigade Program will hold one or two trips per year. We will recruit dedicated students, engineers, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, doctors, and other professionals to volunteer on each trip. Along with their Brigade Program, students will visit several community projects that aim to also better the quality of life in these impoverished areas.Anusha Nadeem global.brigades@utmsu.caSDG3, SDG6, SDG8, SDG11, SDG10, SDG12, SDG13, SDG15, SDG16
University of Toronto Mississauga Mental Health Student Association (UTMKRSA)UTMThe mission of the UTM Mental Health Student Association (UTM MHSA) is to promote and educate students and staff on the significance of mental health at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus. The association aims to connect students to mental health resources available on and off campus, as well as educate individuals on the importance of achieving mental wellness. Additionally, the association hopes to provide University of Toronto Mississauga students with a community they can use as an outlet when they face mental struggles, as well as a safe space to learn healthy coping mechanisms. The association hopes to achieve this by actively hosting de-stressors and educational seminars whilst also educating students on mental illness while promoting mental wellness on the association’s social media throughout the academic year.Julianna Corbettmhsa@utmsu.caSDG3, SDG16
University of Toronto Policython (UTP)St GeorgeUniversity of Toronto Policython aims to educate and challenge students interested in Policy and Government, Diplomacy, and related fields by holding an annual Policython. This event combines the educational insight offered by MUNs and the fast- paced, high pressure nature of hackathons to allow students to put their abilities and skills to the test in a fun and fulfilling way. At the end of the event, participants will have created a policy brief to be judged by experts and potentially awarded. Additionally, UTP’s educational mission is to equip students looking into careers related to government and diplomacy with beneficial knowledge and skills on diplomatic tools of government through Policython training. UTP is committed to making U of T an inclusive environment. The policies proposed must be progressive and respective of marginalized populations facing significant obstacles both domestically and internationally. We are also committed to accessibility and will hold these missions central to all club actions moving forward.Miu Huuoftpolicython@gmail.comSDG4, SDG10, SDG11, SDG16
University of Toronto Polo Club (U of T Polo Club)St GeorgeThe University of Toronto Polo Club is a not-for-profit club dedicated to rendering the sport of polo accessible to all interested U of T undergraduates, with the final goal of seva – or community service. Through the sport and entertainment of polo, with the support of our sponsors, we hope to provide certain aid to medical, social, and environmental challenges that impact our communities, and humanity at large. U of T Polo’s duplexity lies in its goal of community service, paired with its nature as a social and relaxed club. New members can expect regular and varied social gatherings, camaraderie, and horseback time if desired! We highly encourage students from all backgrounds to participate in the sport, whether novice or experienced players.Sabrina McLennonSDG11, SDG13
University Of Toronto Scarbrough Turkush Student Association (TUSA)UTSCThe main mission of the Turkish Students’ Association is to form a bridge between the Turkish and the UofT community and to promote good fellowship and cooperation among the Turkish community and all other students of the university with the goal of spreading awareness of Turkish culture and customs. The club also aims to assist and facilitate the transitioning of all students with different backgrounds, specifically Turkish students new to the university environment. The Turkish Students’ Association aspires to initiate collaboration with other clubs at the University of Toronto and other universities as well as institutions of higher learning with the goal of cultural exchange.Batuhan Ertac batuhan.ertac@mail.utoronto.caSDG4, SDG8, SDG11, SDG16
University of Toronto Students for a Free IranSt GeorgeThe University of Toronto Students for a Free Iran (UTSFI) is an independent social organization that seeks to promote diversity and freedom for Iranians and Iranian-Canadians at the University of Toronto. UTSFI seeks to create a safe and inclusive space for the Iranian and Iranian-Canadian academic community to engage with and preserve the Iranian cultural and historical heritage. UTSFI acknowledges the unacceptable history of oppression based on gender, ethnicity, and religion in Iran. UTSFI has been formed to: (1) address this history of oppression, (2) preserve and document it, (3) and provide an open platform to the Iranian community to emerge as a free society from this history. UTSFI is non-partisan and non-religious. While aiming to promote freedom, equality, and liberty for the Iranian community, UTSFI will not advocate the interest of any political and/or religious entity. UTSFI is a non-profit organization. UTSFI will not provide services for the monetary benefit of any private entity and/or third-party organization.Niloofar Ganjiuts.for.fi@gmail.comSDG4, SDG5, SDG10, SDG16
University of Toronto Surf ClubSt GeorgeAn active community based group with the aims of creating healthy relationships with Ontario’s Great Lakes through surfing and environmental awareness. Through creating a safe and positive environment the club will promote access and knowledge about surfing in Ontario, as well as the environmental threats that the Lakes face.Daniel Loweuoftsurfclub@gmail.comSDG4, SDG13
University of Toronto Vietnamese Students’ Association (UTVSA)St GeorgeThe University of Toronto Vietnamese Students’ Association (UTVSA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1981. Since then, the UTVSA has sought to promote and preserve Vietnamese language and culture by encouraging dialogue between University of Toronto students and the Vietnamese community. In collaboration with Vietnamese Students’ Unions from other Universities around Ontario, UTVSA has actively worked to better the University experience for Vietnamese students by providing a strong supportive social network, organized social and academic based events, and a forum for discussion within a vibrant Vietnamese community. Regardless of whatever changes may come with varying social context, demographic, members and leaders, UTVSA’s fundamental goal has always remained the same. Through networking events, self-improvement workshops, cultural workshops, fundraisers, and many socials, this is how UTVSA hopes to achieve it. They are a place of open arms, welcoming anyone to reach out and connect. Regardless of who or where someone is from, UTVSA aims to ignite a spark in them an appreciation for Vietnamese culture, and to continue fueling the flames in those already with a burning passion for all that is Vietnam. Hội Sinh Viên Việt Nam Đại Học Toronto (UTVSA) là một tổ chức phi lợi nhuận được thành lập vào năm 1981. Từ khi bắt đầu, hội đã đề ra mục tiêu gìn giữ và quảng bá văn hoá và ngôn ngữ Việt bằng cách khuyến khích sự trao đổi giữa sinh viên Đại học Toronto và cộng đồng Việt Nam. Thông qua sự cộng tác với các hội sinh viên Việt Nam khác trên toàn tỉnh bang Ontario, UTVSA đã và đang tích cực hoạt động nhằm mang lại những trải nghiệm tốt hơn cho sinh viên Việt Nam. Hội thường xuyên tổ chức những sự kiện và hoạt động giao lưu văn hoá, tạo điều kiện cho các thành viên kết nối với nhau, cũng như những buổi tư vấn về học thuật hay kỹ năng sống nhằm hỗ trợ sinh viên. Bên cạnh đó UTVSA cũng là nơi để mọi người cùng nhau ăn mừng trong những dịp lễ quan trọng của Việt Nam. Mục đích hoạt động của UTVSA đã, đang và sẽ không thay đổi theo bất kỳ sự thay đổi nào trong xã hội và chính trị, trong bất cứ hoàn cảnh, thời điểm nào và dưới sự điều hành của bất kỳ ai. Hội luôn chào đón tất cả mọi người đến giao lưu và sẵn sàng hỗ trợ khi cần. Bất kể bạn là ai hay đến từ đâu, UTVSA hy vọng sẽ nhóm lên trong bạn niềm yêu thích và sự cảm kích đối vời nền văn hoá Việt Nam.Nguyen Hai Ngoc (Nicole) Tran uoftvsa@gmail.comSDG8
University of Toronto Women’s Student AssociationSt GeorgeOur mission is to equip self-identifying women with effective resources and empower them to tackle their goals. Our objectives include the following:Lucia (Nhat) Pham uoft.womens@gmail.comSDG5, SDG16
University of Toronto: Women in SportSt GeorgeA community for woman-identifying student-athletes, staff, faculty and alumni who compete/have competed/work in sport. We provide our members with a supportive environment to meet like-minded people, share their experiences, celebrate their achievements, and access resources and opportunities to facilitate their academic, athletic and professional success.Lauren Dundeelauren.dundee@mail.utoronto.caSDG5
University of Toronto’s Women’s Advocacy and OutreachSt GeorgeThe University of Toronto’s Women’s Advocacy and Outreach organization creates a space for proactive, passionate self-identifying women to help make a difference in women’s issues around the world. With ample ways to get involved, the WAO is dedicated to giving women hands-on experience in effecting change within our school community, the greater Toronto area, and globally. The WAO aims to provide self-identifying women at the University of Toronto a space, resources, and support to advocate, educate and fundraise for prominent and diverse women’s issues worldwide, and in our own backyard. Our organization is divided into two councils; the Advocacy Council and the Outreach Council to divide and conquer our goal to raise resources and awareness about women’s issues that are important to our community. With abundant ways to get involved, at various levels within our organization, we strive to create opportunities for everyone wishing to get involved. As we call upon self-identifying women to have the same goal, of women helping women, we subsequently create a community of like-minded, dedicated, women, giving them the support and tools to effect change.Jaden Youngwomensadvocacyoutreach@outlook.comSDG5, SDG16
UofT Open Mic ProjectSt GeorgeThe UofT Open Mic Project seeks to promote free and fair conversation about social and political matters among the student population. We platform the perspectives and opinions of UofT students and campus organizations through social media, where encourage students to participate friendly and open dialogue. Students are encouraged to ask questions, pose challenges, and seek clarifications to new ideas and perspectives. By introducing competing viewpoints in an equal and supportive manner, we aim to create a welcoming, healthy, and engaging community for students who are not already engaged in social or political issues. Our mission is to educate, inform, and challenge; if this interests you, please feel contact us at our email or at our instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/uoft_open_mic/Tony Xunuoftopenmicproject@gmail.comSDG16
Urban Studies Student UnionSt GeorgeThe Urban Studies Program at the University of Toronto aims to provide students with a multitude of lenses through which to observe, interpret, and understand urban life. The Urban Studies Student Union (URSSU) is the student union representing those in the Urban Studies Program and is a part of the larger Arts and Science Student Union (ASSU). Its executive is composed of elected undergraduate students who organize urban-focused academic and social events, provide peer support, and raise awareness about urban issues.Shameel Rajnath Mohammed NoneSDG11
UTM AFFILIATE – Sexual Education & Peer SupportUTMUTM SEC offers a number of free and confidential services to students of U of T at Mississauga. The services currently offered include: phone-in service, one-to-one peer counselling, library services, general information, referral services, and Sexuality Awareness Week. Drop-in Centre: The Sexual Education and Peer Support Drop-in Centre is staffed by trained volunteer peer counsellors. Feel free to visit the Drop-in Centre during our operating hours, please check for availability (currently posted on the door). The Drop-in Centre provides general information, one-to-one counselling, referrals, free condoms and lubricant, free literature and pamphlets, and reference books and videos (lending for University of Toronto students). All visits to the Centre are free and confidential. The peer counsellors accept without judgment the diverse range of human sexuality and recognize that all people benefit from open expression of sexuality, supported by a safe and accepting atmosphere.Audriana Burella utmsecanonymous@gmail.comSDG3, SDG16
UTM Charity Fashion ShowUTMUTM Charity Fashion Show is a student run non profit organization that provides UTM students the platform to showcase their creative talents while working towards a great cause. We combine the facets of the arts and philanthropy to raise money for charities that resonate with the students at UTM.Malyikacharityfs@utmsu.caSDG16
UTM Humanitarian Club (UTMHC)UTMOur overall mission as the UTM Humanitarian Club is to directly provide relief, education, and support towards humanitarian events, and we will focus on current issues, lending our support where it is needed most. Our club mandate is to provide help to as many people as we can, and providing as many individuals as possible with group-oriented volunteering experiences. Our vision is to make volunteering easy for nervous individuals, as the task may be intimidating to do so alone, though by providing group volunteering experiences, such as 10 members going to assist at a location such as the Mississauga food bank, the task will become much more easily approachable. We envision a future in which a large network of individuals will be able to work together to volunteer as groups, and we aim to reach this goal by gathering these like-minded individuals; as more individuals with an interest in humanitarian issues join our club, they will also hopefully bring new endeavours and connections into new methods of helping. Hopefully, new members will have contacts within institutions to make our involvement much easier. Our club will also aim to discuss current humanitarian issues and discuss relevant information, with current examples including: providing education and directing ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement, or providing instructional videos and seminars on the current COVID-19 pandemic, such as how to make a difference and get involved. One of our goals is to create a deep network with organizations in the surrounding Mississauga area and beyond, to be able to provide direct support where it is needed most, and to create a system in which individuals can sign up together to go directly make a difference through our medium of connection, and as a group under our club name. Through group discussions and events, we can converse about relevant humanitarian issues, and discuss ways in which we can become involved to lend our support as a group, then organize sign-up sheets for members to get involved! We hope that in the future, we will have thousands of members in our club, and we will be able to discuss the most applicable and relevant methods of becoming involved in humanitarian issues around our community.Nicolas Reautm.humanitarian@gmail.comSDG10, SDG16
UTM Italian Students AssociationUTMThe goal of the UTM Italian Students Association is to continually promote both Italian culture and personal growth in Italian Communication for each member, and a lifelong love and knowledge of the culture and language of Italian in a caring, respectful and supportive environment. We believe the Italian Students Association is more than just a club; with all members it is a way to enrich one’s knowledge of Italian culture and the Italian Language. Through workshops, seminars and other cultural events, the UTM ISA will create a club where all feel welcome and comfortable to practice their Italian and learn more about Italy.Elisa Schembreutmisa@utmsu.caSDG4
UTM SOCIETY – UTM Association of Graduate Students (UTMAGS)UTMThe graduate student council is now named UTMAGS (University of Toronto at Mississauga Association of Graduate Students). We are the graduate student association representing all M.Sc, M.A, M. Biotech, and Ph.D. students who spend the majority of their academic time at UTM. UTMAGS represents the interests of Erindale graduate students at the Graduate Students’ Union, Erindale College Council, and other UTM committees. Over the past few years, we have lobbied for increased student support, improvement of UTM student housing, and increased services to students at UTM. Outside of committees and councils, we also hold a number of social events during the school year and summer, as well as maintaining the Grad Lounge.Connor Fitzpatrickutmags@utoronto.caSDG11
UTM Students For Life (UTMSFL)UTMFormed in 2014, UTMSFL works to promote the dignity of human life from conception to natural death through various educational demonstrations on the UTM campus (speakers, information outreach tabling).Gregory Tomchyshynutm.students.for.life@gmail.comSDG16
UTM Women and Gender Equity Centre (WGEC)UTMThe UTM Women & Gender Equity Centre (WGEC) is a student-run organization dedicated to making our campus a safer place for women & gender minorities. It allows UTM students & staff to connect with & access a support system based on mutual respect & understanding of everyone. The office is a place where anyone affected by misogyny, sexism, or transphobia can take up space & speak freely about the struggles and triumphs of being a gender minority on campus, & receive the support they need to thrive. What do we do? UTM WGEC understands that acknowledging your struggles & asking for help are only the first steps, and they are often the most difficult steps of all. We aim to remove barriers so that you can choose to make these steps on your own terms, & the staff at WGEC will support you no matter what choices you make. Key Responsibilities Attend training that outlines gender & sexuality, and allyship and advocacy. Volunteer for a minimum of one event per semester. Assist WGEC executives with administrative and logistical tasks (restocking […] Key Responsibilities Attend training that outlines gender & sexuality, and allyship and advocacy. Run a minimum of one event that advocates women & gender equity and promotes the WGEC. The type […] Key Responsibilities Attend training that outlines gender & sexuality, and allyship and advocacy. Research for a minimum of one event that advocates women & gender equity and promotes the WGEC. Finish and […]Malavika Puri utmwgec.marketing@gmail.comSDG4, SDG5, SDG10, SDG16
UTSC Good2Talk Student GroupUTSCThis club aims to raise awareness about Good2Talk which is an organization that provides free, professional and anonymous support to Ontario post-secondary students. They provide support with a variety of issues including mental health, relationships, sexuality, financial stresses, legal concerns and more. This club aims to enhance the understanding of students at UTSC about these issues, which are very much relevant across the entire student body.Gabrielle Hunter utscgood2talk@gmail.comSDG3
UTSC Project SunshineUTSCProject Sunshine brings volunteer-led educational, creative, and social programming to pediatric patients and their families in a variety of medical settings. We recognize the tremendous weight of managing a child’s illness or injury, whether it requires short-term or long-term care. Every child with a medical challenge is unique, and our programs seek to adapt to the individual needs of each child. Our three types of programming, TelePlay, In-Hospital and Sending Sunshine are tailored for patients’ developmental and psycho-social needs during treatment. We provide family-centered opportunities for joy, connection, socialization and memory-making.Priyanka Choudhariuoftscarborough@projectsunshine.orgSDG3
UTSC Women’s and Trans CentreUTSCWe are a non-profit organisation that provides a safe and inclusive space for everyone on the UTSC campus including woman, man, genderqueer, non-binary, community member, faculty or staff. Together building a safer and more inclusive campus for all women/femme, 2SLGBTQIAP+ & BIPOC folks.Radhika Gupta internalcoordinator.wc@gmail.comSDG5, SDG10, SDG16
UTWindSt GeorgeWe are a self-directed group of students at the University of Toronto who will design, build, test, and compete a small scale wind turbine! Besides designing, our mission is to learn more about wind energy and to pass that knowledge on to new students, to prepare more young professionals for this rapidly expanding field. We also aim to raise awareness more generally about wind energy and the potential it has to improve quality of life in developing communities. Wind energy is a great way to power our world without polluting it, and we want to be involved in making that happen!Abir Shahid myutwind@gmail.comSDG4, SDG7, SDG14, SDG15
Valley Cat Coalition (VCC)UTSCWe are the University of Toronto’s first student-run cat rescue and relief organization. We aim to improve the quality of life and reduce the environmental impact of feral and stray cats by managing and feeding cat colonies, raising funds and collecting goods for trap, neuter, release (TNR) and shelter initiatives, and educating our community about responsible pet ownership. No prior knowledge or experience is required to join, just a love for cats and a drive to make a difference in your community. The Director of Human Resources is responsible for managing membership information, coordinating member training, and taking minutes for executive meetings. A successful candidate should possess the following: Excellent organizational abilities […] The Director of Marketing is responsible for managing the organization’s social media presence, developing and implementing a marketing strategy and overseeing the creation of marketing materials. A successful candidate should […] The Director of Events is responsible for leading in the planning and execution of events, and coordinating event volunteers. A successful candidate should possess the following: Strong time management skills, […] The Director of Finances is responsible for the creation and proposal of a budget plan, maintenance of detailed and accurate records of costs and revenues, and overseeing collection of membership […]Madison Lewis valleycatcoalition@gmail.comSDG4, SDG13, SDG16
Veg ClubSt GeorgeThe University of Toronto Veg Club is a student-run group that promotes Meatless Mondays across campus, hosts veg-friendly events, as well as supports and educates others about veg*n diets, for the sake of the planet, our health, and all animals. All U of T students, alumni, and staff practicing a vegetarian/vegan diet, along with those curious about the lifestyle, are welcome!Emily Yuautorvegclub@gmail.comSDG13, SDG14, SDG15, SDG16
Volunteer Organization of Korean Life-Science Students (VOKLS)St GeorgeThe Volunteer Organization of Korean Life-Science Students (VOKLS) is a student organization aimed at helping Korean Life-Science students achieve both academic and interpersonal success by hosting numerous academic seminars, fundraising sales, and volunteering events. The group itself will provide an academically and culturally healthy network between Korean Life-Science students and thereby create positive social changes. It is our hope that our members will gain courage to discover new dreams and become student leaders to make a difference beyond the boundaries of our campus and into the world.Joo Hyun Baevokls.president@gmail.comSDG16
West Indian Students’ Association (WISA)St GeorgeWISA is a club the celebrates the vast culture of the 27 countries that make up the Caribbean as well as its diaspora. We intend to be your home away from home to all those who call the West Indies home and heritage. WISA holds social events and activities that we hope achieve a unique and open cultural experience for all West Indians and Caribbean students that attend the University of Toronto St. George. It is our belief that WISA will achieve this as we strive for nothing less than excellence with the use of our beautiful islands known as the West Indies. Come join us because the fete nah ova when WISA reach!!!! Find us on Instagram @UofTWISA 🙂Brittney Bahadoorwisa.utsg@gmail.comSDG15
Women and Gender Studies Students’ UnionSt GeorgeWGSSU acts as a source of information & support for University of Toronto students, working to combine student activism with academic studies. The WGSSU at the University of Toronto provides students with the opportunity to develop friendships, work relationships, and a strong academic learning environment. Each year, the WGSSU organizes several events, both academic and social, for the undergraduate student body in Women and Gender Studies. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WGSSU Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/WGSSU Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/WGSSUStephani Choiwgssu.utoronto@gmail.comSDG4, SDG5, SDG16
Women in Business Association (WIBA)UTSCWe are committed to providing opportunities that offer skill enhancement and foster the development of a professional network so that we can accomplish our goal of supporting women beginning their business career. This would be accomplished through our podcast, our mentorship program, skill-building workshops, and networking event.Freni Jivani wiba.utsc@gmail.comSDG5
Women in Computer Science, Statistics and MathematicsUTSCTo create a community of female students that are typically marginalized in CSM. Essentially we are a group that creates communal, academic, and skillful events that are organized to work towards enhancing inclusion and diversity in the CSM community as our top priority.Sheeza Azizsheeza.aziz@utoronto.caSDG5, SDG10
Women in LawUTMUTM Women in Law aims to empower women in the legal profession and strives to build a community among future women law students and lawyers while providing opportunities for them to connect with legal professionals. UTMWIL also aims to increase the conversation around how women are affected in the legal profession by raising awareness through social media platforms and interactive discussions.We want to focus on the empowerment of women involved in the legal field while creating an inclusive environment for all.Alice Tammoutm.wil@gmail.comSDG5, SDG16
Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) U of T Student ChapterSt GeorgeWomen in Science and Engineering – University of Toronto (WISE U of T) is a co-ed student organization open to all persons in the University of Toronto community. We are a recognized campus organization that hosts a broad range of activities throughout the year including professional networking opportunities, community outreach events, a high school outreach program, and an Annual National Conference. We work to create an inclusive community for our members to share their experiences and advocate for gender equality in STEM.Christina Wong president@wise.skule.caSDG5, SDG10, SDG16
https://sop.utoronto.ca/group/women-in-science-and-computing/">Women in Science and ComputingUTMThe Women in Science and Computing club (WiSC) aspires to provide a supportive community for students pursuing careers in STEM. We plan on creating opportunities for students of all genders to enhance their professional and personal development, and find peers who will support them on this path. Our goal is to start a conversation on equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM and provide opportunities for minorities in STEM to flourish.Ayesha Tayyibawisc@utmsu.caSDG4, SDG5, SDG10
https://sop.utoronto.ca/group/women-stronger-together/"> Women Stronger TogetherSt GeorgeUniversity of Toronto’s Women Stronger Together strives to create an inclusive and empowering community for students along varying points of their wellness journey who are seeking mentorship, peer support and are wishing to learn more about women’s health. WST matches general members based on common fitness interests with a “fitness partner” or mentor/ mentee and also hosts virtual seminars, allowing members to interact, support each other on their fitness and wellness journeys and build everlasting bonds with other members.Rhidita Saha wstuoft@gmail.comSDG5
Women’s Health CollectiveSt GeorgeThe Women’s Health Collective (WHC) is an inclusive student-run initiative that aims to promote the health and well-being of women on local and global scales. Specifically, the underlying and motivating objectives of WHC are: 1. To arm those who identify as women with information that empowers them to lead healthier lives; and 2. To spark meaningful, cross-cultural discussions on the healthcare challenges that women face. Through community outreach, health promotion workshops, and research symposiums, we seek to foster a community of healthy and empowered women.Ariel Orozcowhcuoft@gmail.comSDG3, SDG5, SDG16
World University Service of CanadaUTSCOur purpose at World University Service of Canada (WUSC) UTSC local committee is to foster human development and global understanding through education and student refugee sponsorship. Student Refugee Program (SRP) consists of supporting students fleeing war or persecution in developing countries to continue their studies in Canada. The WUSC committee will enhance the educational, recreational, and cultural environment of the University of Toronto Scarborough by providing: – First hand knowledge about refugee issues; – Skills to organize, fund raise and carry out public engagement activities regarding refugees and education; – Opportunities to put social consciousness into action; – Development internship opportunities with WUSC/Uniterra; and – Opportunities to attend conferences and leadership trainings.Yumna Vaidutsc.wusc@gmail.comSDG4, SDG10, SDG16
Young Chinese Healthcare Professionals NetworkSt GeorgeYC Healthcare, officially the Young Chinese Healthcare Professionals Network, is dedicated to promoting Chinese healthcare students’ career desires, inspiring younger generations, and lightening their passion by fostering a supportive environment. We aim to build up a versatile community for healthcare students through the power of unparalleled sharing and innovative insights. delivering exceptional service and influential advice to support the development of healthcare professionals. The community will support students by encouraging their academic, personal, and career growth. Even though we will target Chinese students, people from all other groups are also highly welcomed!Chenxi Zhouychealthcare.network@gmail.comSDG3
Young Leaders of Public Health and Medicine- University of Toronto St. George ChapterSt GeorgeThe overall mission of this club is composed into two parts. The first is to serve the community through initiatives surrounding medicine and public health. The second part of our mission is to use resources such as our connections to the people in the public health and medicine industry to provide seminars for undergraduate students on various topics. These include getting into the industry, career panels, mentorship, and general information surrounding how undergraduate students can succeed in their future career paths. How we intend to use our connections is to reach out to a variety of organizations and create meaningful relationships with them so that we can ask them to offer their expertise. Since we are a chapter, the organization will be reaching out to us on a monthly basis providing us with resources that they have found and checking in on our process. They have given us free reign of what direction we want to lead the club in; however, we are required to comply with the organizations’ guidelines. The product of our group is a community of students who are interested in public health and medicine who are getting involved with their community and receiving valuable information about career paths that they have considered. We are trying to send the message of community building and career enhancement.Stephanie Liuylphm.utsg@gmail.comSDG3
Youreka TorontoSt GeorgeThe mission of Youreka is to empower youth to become innovators, thought-leaders, and active citizens by connecting them with the meaningful experiential learning opportunities and mentorship that they need to make an impact in their communities. Each year, Youreka Canada connects hundreds of talented and passionate students to engage in meaningful, self-directed research projects to contribute to positive advancements, both locally and globally. By delivering an annual curriculum anchored in critical thinking and scientific literacy, our students learn powerful skills that enhance their projects and allow them to develop into global leaders that are ready to tackle issues ranging from biomedicine to social issues to corporate finance. Youreka provides an interesting twist on youth engagement – by developing health science research skills in the surrounding high school community while also cultivating a culture of informed mentorship. By providing a platform for experienced university students to formalize and disseminate their knowledge in niche scientific fields to eager high school students, Youreka is able to both increase interest in the biomedical sciences while developing core competencies in both groups. The programs that we offer are completely novel as they tackle modern issues and competencies, rarely dealt with in the traditional educational institutions. Through hands-on, experiential projects that take high school students and their university mentors through a rigorous and informative research process; we hope to improve the knowledge base and leadership ability of university students. We provide students a new avenue to mentor younger demographics, learn more about cutting-edge biomedical techniques and ultimately establish a stronger and more welcoming scientific community.Yu Dingcorrina.fowlow@mail.utoronto.caSDG4, SDG16
α – Helically Educating Life-sci Induced Challenge-Enjoying StudentsSt GeorgeOur club’s mission is to assist first years with their transition into university. We will host pre-midterm/exam seminars for the life science courses that students often find the most challenging. Each session, we will go over sample questions from past tests and clarify the trickiest/most tested concepts for each course. We hope to present the material in a way that makes it most accessible to students of this generation– via both standard lecturing as well as millennially-relevant memes, metaphors, and student discussion. As all our instructors have first-hand experience with these courses, we believe we understand what students are struggling with the most. We hope to become an integral part of student success in life science, allowing for student discussion and Q&A, all in a highly productive study setting.Stephanie Chuang uoft.helices@gmail.comSDG4