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.

UTM Forensics Society (IVNVI)

The UTM Forensics Society (IVNVI) is composed of students who share an interest in the application of science to matters of truth and justice. Join them in events promoting professional development, get access to our club resources and services, study groups, past tests, as well as licensing courses that will prepare you for future employment.

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.

Institute of Management & Innovation Business Association (IMI BA)

Traditionally known as the Undergraduate Commerce Society (UCS) and Student Management Association (SMA), The newly formed society IMI 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.

Drama and Visual Studies 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.

PSLA (Political Science and Pre-law Association)

Director Contact: Rupinder Liddar

Mentors by Subject:

Political Theory Santiago Gil Rawan Barakat Jivi Ratnam
Canadian Politics Andrew Boogaard Rida Zulqurnain Jana Savevska
International Relations Anita Ambrusi Andrew Boogaard Graeme
Comparative Politics Andriana Ozymtchak Ramneek Bhoday Sheery Azeez
Research (Methods) Rupin Liddar
Pre-Law (LLB/LLM/JD) Andrew Boogaard Andriana Ozymtchak Michelle Kiyomi
Graduate School (MA/PhD) Rupin Liddar Omar Ali


Please email to schedule an appointment

For drop-ins, office hours are generally after 4PM in NE3200

SMA (Student Management Association)

Director Contact: Calvin Williams

Mentor Availability:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Zujaja Amer 3:00pm-4:00pm
Celine Gosine 3:00pm-5:00pm 4:00pm-5:00pm
Layemi Morgan 10:00am-11:00am 2:00pm-3:00pm
Marko Gredelj 3:00pm-4:00pm 1:00pm-2:00pm
Maham Hussain 4:00pm-5:00pm 4:00pm-5:00pm


Mondays 4pm-5pm at DV2105F (part B)

Tuesdays 3pm-4pm at NE3210, 12pm-1pm at SC 2nd floor room

Wednesdays 3pm-4pm at Student Centre 2nd floor room

Thursdays 3pm-4pm & 5pm-6pm at Student Centre 2nd floor room

Fridays 1pm-3pm at Student Centre 2nd floor room

UEC (Undergraduate Economics Council)

Director Contact: Ahmed Al Askari

Mentor Availability:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Justin Cu 1:00-2:00pm
Karl Siu 4:00-5:00pm
Nikola Jovicic 11:00am-12:00pm
Jaideep Singh 1:00-2:00pm


UEC Office – KN3217

ICCIT (Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology)

Director Contact: Mahnoor Adnan

Mentor Availability:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Mahnoor Adnan 11:00am-3:00pm
Amy Xie 2:00pm-3:00pm
Syeda Hasan 12:00pm-1:00pm
Daniel Park 2:00pm-4:00pm
Elizabeth Kim 12:00pm-2:00pm


ICCIT Office (CCT2170)

UCS (Undergraduate Commerce Society)

Director Contact: Professional DevelopmentChristina Poon

Mentor Availability:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Linh 11am-1pm (UCS Office)
Tobi 1pm-3pm (DV2105 C)
Ashna 1pm-2pm (UCS Office) 10am-11am (UCS Office)
Anmol 11am-1pm (SC 2nd floor room)
Sanjna 3pm-4pm (UCS Office)
Ishaq 1pm-3pm (UCS Office)
Bimpe 2pm-4pm (UCS Office)
Queenny 10am-11am (UCS Office) 12pm-1pm (UCS Office)
Barbus 4pm-5pm (DV2105 (part A)) 4pm-5pm (UCS Office)
Louis 1pm-3pm (UCS Office)
Sabrina 10am-12pm (UCS Office)
Michael 1pm-3pm (UCS Office)
Tolu 1pm-3pm (SC 2nd floor room/UCS Office)

SCS (Sociology and Criminology Society)

Director Contact: Sharmeen Abedi

Mentor Availability:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Isra Saghir 1:00pm-2:00pm
Eugenia Didio 11:00am-12:00pm
Aleksandra Cholewinski 11:00am-12:00pm
Rabia Siva 11:00am-12:00pm
David Diep 3:00pm-4:00pm
Sara Macak 12:00pm-1:00pm
Sonia Barreto 4:00pm-5:00pm
Akaramah Khawaja 4:00pm-5:00pm


Mondays 1pm-3pm at DV2105F (part B)

Tuesdays 11am-12pm at Student Centre 2nd floor room, 4pm-5pm at NE3210, 

Wednesdays 3pm-5pm at Student Centre 2nd floor room

Thursdays 11am-1pm at Student Centre 2nd floor room

Fridays 11am-12pm at Student Centre 2nd floor room

EBS (Erindale Biology Society)

Director Contact: Tulip MarawiShanza Ayub

Mentor Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Divya Mathura 1:00pm-2:00pm 3:00pm-4:00pm
Nida Alam 1:00pm-2:00pm 12:30pm-1:30pm
Adrita Khan 1:00pm-3:00pm
Jaskiran Garcha 1:00pm – 2:00pm 12.30pm -1.30pm
Osama Abdalla 12:30PM-1:30PM
Fizza Mehdi 11:00am-1:00pm
Safiyya Hanslod 12:00pm-1:00pm 1:00pm-2:00pm 11:00am-12:00pm
Tahia Mahmood 1:00pm-3:00pm
Sara Shah 11:00am – 1:00pm 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Carolyn Van Dam 12:00pm-2:00pm 1:00pm-2:00pm 3:00pm-4:00pm 9:00am-11:00am
Noor Al Kaabi 12:00-1:00pm 1:00pm-2:00pm 10:00am-11:00am
Hunia Bashir 2:00pm-4:00pm 12:00pm-1:00pm 5:00pm-6:00pm 10:00am-11:00am 11:00am-12:00pm
Arif Sarowar 1:00pm-2:00pm


Mondays 1-3pm at DV2105F (part A)

Tuesdays 1pm-2pm at Student Centre 2nd floor room

Thursdays 12pm-2pm at Student Centre 2nd floor room

EDSS (English and Drama Students Society)

Director Contact: Katherine Reid

Mentor Availability:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Khadija Mohamed 10:00pm-12:00pm
James Murray 3:00pm-5:00pm
Rida Naeem 9:00am-10:00am
Caitlyn Seale 3:00pm-5:00pm
Suraya Mahamod 1:00pm-2:00pm 1:00pm-3:00pm
Alexia Vassos 2:00pm-4:00pm 11:00am-12:00pm
Erika Colby 10:00am-2:00pm 2:00pm-3:00pm
Maha Shahid 12:00pm-2:00pm

Locations: TBA

SAGE (Student Association for Geography and Environment)

Director Contact: Jihan Khatib

Mentor Availability:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Alex 10am-11am 1pm-2pm 10am-11am 11am-12pm
Rachel 12pm-1pm 11am-12pm
Justine 1pm-2pm 2pm-3pm 10am-11am
Zoe 10am-11am 1pm-2pm, 3pm-4pm
Jihan 11am-12pm 11am-1pm
Minal 12pm-1pm, 3pm-4pm 1pm-2pm
Monique 2pm-4pm 1pm-2pm


SAGE Office – DV3213

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