Student Clubs & Groups

Intramurals and Varsity Sports

It’s no accident that St. Mike’s has a storied history of athletics. One of our guiding principles has always been that supporting athletics reflects a commitment to the formation of the whole person, with the physical rigours of the playing field complementing the intellectual rigours of the classroom.

Athletics also serves as a significant source of community and school spirit, whether you’re involved primarily with an intramural team or with a nationally ranked Varsity Blues squad.

Intramurals

UofT offers a wide range of intramural and varsity level sports and St. Mike’s has its very own intramural teams that compete! For more information on how to join or create a St. Mike’s team please follow @smcsuathletics on Instagram, or contact SMCSU’s VP of Athletics, at athletic.smcsu@gmail.com

The Intramural program at the University of Toronto offers a diverse range of sports to meet every student’s interest! The intramural program offers leagues in all skill levels, on all campuses, weekend tournaments, and more. Some of the many leagues offered are Glow in the Dark Dodgeball, Softball, Badminton, and FIFA soccer on Xbox!

You can join intramurals as a free agent or as a whole team. Check out the leagues and tournaments on the UofT sports and recreation page.

UofT offers many sports at the varsity level which means competitive competition teams, including a wide variety of varsity-level teams, check the UofT Varsity Blues website to find the full list of teams and tryout information.

Not interested in playing? More interested in cheering on your Varsity Blues teams? Check out the cheerleading team for more information on how you can support the school’s teams!

Clubs at St. Michael’s College

From shared hobbies and interests to causes and activism, the more than 20 clubs and student groups at St. Michael’s offer the chance for you to make new friends and develop skills and experience that can lead to future career opportunities.

The St. Michael’s community is richer for the variety of student organizations that create community, put on events, and further the extracurricular education of students at the college.

Steps for Starting Your Own Club

If you do not see your interest on the list, consider starting your own club/organization. To do so follow these steps:

Creating your own club begins during the summer, when you can contact the SMCSU VP of Academics at academic.smcsu@gmail.com to express your interest, updates about timing and application deadlines can be found at www.usmcsu.ca.

If you have any questions or need help preparing your documents, feel free to reach out to the VP of Academics or President of SMCSU.

SMCSU Recognized Clubs 2022-23:

Ceasefire for the Children

We help support and increase educational opportunities for forcibly displaced youth & refugee students!

Croatian Student Association

Croatian cultural association for UofT students! We work to maintain and promote croatian cluture across UofT and in the community!

Clean SMC

Promoting sustainability initiatives within the St Michael’s College community!

Italian Student Association (ISA)

This club works to maintain and promote Italian cultural appreciation for the undergraduate students of UofT.

Let’s Talk Politics

Let’s Talk Politics (LTP): a student-led organization dedicated to facilitating political discourse alongside various professionals immersed in government and politics. We want to promote a greater understanding of political topics through diverse perspectives and hope to accomplish this through q & a seminars.

Nyantende Foundation UofT

The Nyantende Foundation, strives to bridge the education gap that exists between the developed and developing world.

Talking Circles

Talking Circles is a place where students can come to relieve their stresses and worries- somewhere students receive support and a listening ear.

Pair-A-Dice Gaming

Pair-a-Dice is a board game club based in UTSG! We have 50+ games in our collection.

Red Nose Club

We aim to challenge ourselves and others to take positive social risks. Why? ‘Cus we believe that people matter and authentic positivity rocks!

St. Mikes Against Gender-based Assault (SAGA) a Pears Project

SAGA is the St. Michael’s College branch of @thepearsproject, a coalition providing resources and support to survivors of sexual assault at @uoft.

SMC Inclusive

SMCInclusive’s primary mission is to represent all students that identify and are allied with the LGBTQQ2AIP+ community within SMC. The club is a social and outreach group for students and staff at St. Michael’s College (SMC)

Troubadours

The St. Michael’s Troubadours, or the Troubs, are a student-run drama society that strives to foster a representative, inclusive, anti-racist, and welcoming community that is committed to creating space for students to showcase and develop their artistic capabilities. Every season consists of plays, musicals, and other theatre pieces, all of which are produced and performed by students in the U of T theatre community. Check out their season here: https://smctroubadours.wixsite.com/site.

UofT Cooks

Oreo interested in cooking & baking? Then you’re in the right place because we only have fries for you! In case you donut already know, UofTCooks is the University of Toronto’s #1 cooking club and work hard to bring flan-tastic recipes to campus. Stay tuned for events and workshops you’re going to loaf. Check out their upcoming events here: https://uoftcooks.wixsite.com/uoftcooks.

Wellness Council

All things wellness at St. Mike’s! We are a student initiative on campus dedicated to providing students access to wellness-based events.

UofT-wide Clubs & Activities

Clubs and Student Organizations at the University of Toronto:
The University of Toronto has a large number of clubs and organizations that are open to all students. For a complete list please visit the Ulife website.

Course Unions at the University of Toronto:
Course Unions are another great way of getting involved in your academic community on campus! Course unions represent the students in disciplines within the Faculty of Arts and Science. By taking any course you are automatically a part of them. There are nearly 55-course unions offering academic and social support and services for their students.

The Mike, Student Newspaper

Written by students, for students
The Mike Publications
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The Mike is the official bi-weekly undergraduate newspaper at the University of St. Michael’s College, in the University of Toronto, and was established in 1947.

The Mike has complete editorial autonomy from St. Michael’s, and is a proud member of the Canadian University Press.

To get involved or learn more about the paper, head over to www.readthemike.com.

Mnerva Literary Journal

Mnerva Literary Journal is a Canadian literary arts review, based in the University of Toronto, St. Michael’s College.

Affiliated with The Mike newspaper, we publish visual art, poetry, prose, and creative non-fiction on a rolling and annual basis.

Windrose, St. Michael’s College Yearbook

The Windrose is the annual Yearbook published by St. Michael’s College, with the support of The Mike Publications and the Office of the Dean of Students.

To view archives of yearbooks past, head over to The University of St. Michael’s College Archives!

St. Michael’s College Student Union

St. Michael’s College Student Union (affectionately, SMCSU), is the official Student Government at the University of St. Michael’s College, and serves the undergraduate population at St. Mike’s through programming, initiatives, and advocacy work. The council is an elected body, made up of 11 members, through elections held each spring.

To learn more about SMCSU and upcoming events and opportunities to get involved check out their Instagram, or Website!

You can get in contact with the members of SMCSU by email below!

General Emailsmc.studentunion@utoronto.ca
President, Evangeline Cowiepresident.smcsu@gmail.com
Vice President, Hedieh Hashemivp.smcsu@gmail.com
VP Academics, Tala Mehdiacademic.smcsu@gmail.com
VP Athletics, Giovanna Macedoathletic.smcsu@gmail.com
VP Arts, Vanessa Choiart.smcsu@gmail.com
VP Communications, Alessia DeBattistacommunication.smcsu@gmail.com
VP Community Life, Stephanie Paganocommunity.smcsu@gmail.com
VP International, Community Outreach, Kavya Balakrishnanico.smcsu@gmail.com
VP Finance, Yusuf Durmusfinance.smcsu@gmail.com
VP Mental Health & Accessibility, Arib Hassammha.smcsu@gmail.com
VP Religious & Community Affairs, Federico Knaudtrca.smcsu@gmail.com

To learn more about SMCSU, check out the links

Sponsored Programs Student Societies

St. Michael’s is home to four sponsored programs, each of which has a dedicated student society that offers academic and social programming.

Book and Media Studies

Undergraduate Program

The program is an interdisciplinary and historical investigation of the role of printing, books, reading, and electronic and digital media in cultures past and present.
Book and Media Studies Student Association
Foolscap Journal

Christianity and Culture

Undergraduate Program

The Christianity and Culture Program offers students an opportunity to explore the transformative power of the Gospel through critical, academic studies of how the Christian faith has shaped—and been shaped by—the institutions, artistic expressions, and intellectual achievements of Western and world cultures.
Christianity and Culture Club
Saeculum Undergraduate Academic Journal

Celtic Studies

Undergraduate Program

The program introduces students to a wide variety of undergraduate courses on the languages, literature, history, music, folklore, art and archaeology of the peoples of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Celtic Studies Student Union
Garm Lu

Medieval Studies

Undergraduate Program

The program introduces students to a wide variety of undergraduate courses on the languages, literature, history, music, folklore, art and archaeology of the peoples of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Medieval Studies Undergraduate Society