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Student Experience Centre hosts inaugural Student Leadership Summit


Kids Help Phone, Habitat for Humanity, ALS Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society gained new volunteers with four winning time raiser bidders pledging a combined total of 102 hours to support their local community. This silent auction, where volunteer hours were bid to win prizes generously donated by UOIT’s Communications and Marketing department and local businesses ,was just one of many activities held during the first UOIT Student Leadership Summit – Building Your Professional Toolkit hosted by the Student Experience Centre (SEC) on March 16.

This full-day event brought together more than 50 students eager to explore, discuss and challenge definitions of leadership and leading.  Featuring an opening keynote by Leadership Speaker and Wellness Writer Sahil Dhingra and closing remarks by recent UOIT alumnus and President’s Award of Excellence in Student Leadership recipient Anna-Lisa Simoes, the summit offered students the opportunity to discover and share their Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) identified personality profiles while developing professional skills that built on their unique identified strengths. Curriculum included training on interpersonal communication, problem solving, conflict resolution, active listening and team building.

The SEC is looking forward to building on a successful summit experience with new ways to recognize, build and share students’ talents with the UOIT community.