UTSC is renowned for a commitment to experiential education that saw it create one of the first post-secondary co-op programs in Canada. Building on this legacy, the campaign will target three initiatives in particular that have proven particularly effective.
The Leader to Leader banner supports scholarships for outstanding students with additional support for internships and research opportunities. This area includes the Global Leaders program, based on peer learning, which develops students’ abilities as educators and their leadership and presentation skills.
For first-year students, UTSC one: iExplore sees accomplished instructors lead unique seminars, fieldwork and even travels abroad. Activities have included geological fieldwork and mapping genome sequences.