Connections & Conversations: UTM

Welcome to the UTM Chapter of Connections & Conversations!

Connections and Conversations is a staff-driven initiative that offers discussions and a support network for racialized staff. The focus is to create an open and empowering environment for staff to celebrate their accomplishments and contribute their unique ideas and talents to the University through networking, mentoring and other activities, with local chapters on all three campuses.

UTM’s local group meets on the last Thursday of every month in order to learn from speakers, discuss current events and trends or plan future initiatives to help further our goals.

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  • Tomike BabajideCommunity Engagement Coordinator, Access and Outreach, Centre for Student Engagement
  • Jermaine IngramMultimedia & Classroom Technology Specialist, Information & Instructional Technology Service
  • Martin KengoCommunity Engagement Coordinator, Access and Outreach, Centre for Student Engagement
  • Rachel KulickCurriculum Support Officer, Undergraduate Programs
  • Rebeca MahadeoStudent Development Coordinator, Intercultural Programs, International Education Centre
  • Ferzeen SammyUndergraduate Student Advisor, Department of Economics
  • Stephanie SantosReceptionist & Administrative Assistant, Department of Language Studies