Academic Societies

Academic Societies

Academic Societies are student-led organizations with a specific academic focus. Almost every Academic Department at UTM has a representing academic society that unites and enriches student life and allows them to participate in accomplishing a set of academic objectives.

IVNVI Forensics Society

UTM Anthropology Society (UTMAS)

The UTM Anthropology Society’s aim is to provide a network for students interested in the field of Anthropology. It works to promote the discipline of anthropology which is achieved through social and academic events such as meet the Department Night, Field School Info Sessions, the promotion of Grad School Info Sessions, an Undergraduate Student Symposium, and Social events.

Undergraduate Economics Council (UEC)

The UEC provides valuable opportunities to current and prospective economics students and help them excel in academics, adapt to our university environment, and foster their future potential in an accountable, ethical and responsible way. They strive to heighten UTM’s level of economic awareness and understanding through the provision of high-quality academic and social events organized throughout the year.

Sociology and Criminology Society (SCS)

The SCS creates an enthusiastic student body by enhancing the overall university experience for UTM students both academically and socially. They connect Sociology and Criminology students with each other through mentorship programs, book exchange and test banks, as well as through social events.

Student Association for Geography and Environment (SAGE)

The SAGE acts as a liaison between faculty and students to represent student needs of those enrolled in environment and/or geography related courses. Students get opportunities to participate in various academic and social events.

Psychology Association of Undergraduate Students and Erindale (PAUSE)

The PAUSE seeks to provide all students at UTM the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of the diverse field of psychology. They aim to keep its members and UTM community informed of psychology related opportunities both on and off campus.

Political Science and Pre-law Association (PSLA)

The PSLA provides resources, guidance and support for those interested in learning more about the study and practice of law. They aim to achieve the overall academic betterment of students interested in the fields of political science and law.

Philosophy Academic Society (PAS)

The PAS aims to facilitate a comfortable, encouraging, and an engaging environment for all students involved in Philosophy. The society exists to assist students in their Philosophy studies at UTM by providing an environment in which students can find greater help and integration into the university environment.

Mathematical and Computational Sciences Society (MCSS)

The MCSS aims to promote and achieve the common interests of the students and encourage academic, social, and career related support. They initiate communication between faculty and student interaction outside of the formal lecture, tutorial and lab setting.

Language Studies Academic Society (LSAS)

The LSAS exists to provide opportunities for students to experience the international community at University of Toronto, connect 1st year students with their peers and faculty to enrich their academic experience, offer students the chance to explore career options by nurturing ties with the broader community and promote the Department of Language Studies.

Innovative Business Association (IBA)

Traditionally known as the Undergraduate Commerce Society (UCS) and Student Management Association (SMA), The newly formed society Innovative Business Association is strongly committed to balancing academic excellence with an inclusively diverse and rich extra-curricular program, well known as the Professional Skills Development Program (PSDP).

Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology Council (ICCIT)

The ICCIT Council serve the interests of the ICCIT student body by organizing & executing creative, social, academic and professional events, initiatives & advocacy on- and off-campus through creative & professional skill workshops, professional speaker series, fun socials, amazing networking events, stimulating conferences and engaging competitions.

Historical Studies Society (HSS)

The HSS represent students enrolled in History programs during discussions with the UTM Historical Studies Department. They provide a forum in which students attending UTM may discuss, share and learn more about history-related courses. Students are given an opportunity to participate in events, ranging from educational-based seminars to generalized socials.

English and Drama Students Society (EDSS)

The EDSS provides English and Drama department and the UTM community as a whole with opportunities to share and produce both academic and non-academic/creative ideas, works, and criticism. They also encourage an environment of shared collective experience in all modes of literary expression.

Erindale Chemistry and Physics Society (ECPS)

The ECPS provide services to all students whose field of study is covered by the department of Chemical and Physical Sciences. Student assistance through events and services is available to enhance students’ experience.

Erindale Biology Society (EBS)

The EBS exists to serve the many needs of the students on campus, in pursuit of higher learning, especially those enrolled in Biology courses. In addition to events and services there are past tests available for many biology courses to its members.

Department of Visual Studies Student Society (DVSSS)

The DVSSS aims to enrich the experience of UTM Department of Visual Studies’ students by providing support, services, resources, and events that promote academic, professional, personal, and social development.