Academic Advocacy

Academic Advocacy is one of our many campaigns and we don’t just focus on ‘academics’.  Academic Advocacy means supporting students in every way possible to ensure they have equitable access to education. This includes working towards creating safer learning environments, affordable housing, access to cost efficient on campus food services, free education, no paid subscription-based platforms, open access to academic resources and much more. To achieve this, we host a number of events to raise awareness, organize campaigns to lobby for such goals, and provide cost saving services such as the textbook exchange program, or our bursaries program to support students.

We also provide other types of support which include supporting you through the academic misconduct process, helping you understand the university’s policies and procedures, supporting you through your appeals and petitions and much more. If you are interested in learning more about some of the supports available on campus and more about academic integrity, make sure to attend Academic Advocacy Week that takes place annually in September! Missed this year’s Academic Advocacy Week? Don’t worry – We’ve got you covered! This year’s sessions were recorded and can be found here

If any of these issues are important to you, come get involved with us! Some of the projects we are currently working on include lobbying for the extension of the Credit/No Credit Deadline and for a Safe Return to Campus. Remember, together we can lobby the University and accomplish many great victories! 

If you’re interested in getting involved, or have any questions please contact vpua@utmsu.ca and/or academic@utmsu.ca