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UCAA Executive Committee

University College Alumni Association (UCAA)

About UCAA

The UCAA unites UC's diverse alumni community to advance the college's reputation as an institution of undergraduate excellence.

Ho K Sung
UCAA Chair, Ho K. Sung (BSc 1980 UC)
"The UCAA is in the midst of a rebirth with regard to growing our community and offerings. I hope you will join us in the journey as we move forward together."
Ho K. Sung (BSc 1980 UC) – Chair, UCAA

What We Do

  • Curate and host UC Alumni Salon Series - a series of talks by alumni, for alumni;
  • Select annual Young Alumni of Influence Award recipient;
  • Run and operate UC Books -- an online shop, fall sale and physical shop;
  • Serve as UC Ambassador at alumni events; and
  • Represent alumni voice within the UC Community

How We Work

Mission

The mission of the University College Alumni Association is to unite the diverse alumni community to advance the reputation of University College as an institution of undergraduate excellence.

Purpose

The objective of the UCAA is to promote continuing community among the alumni, between alumni and students and between alumni and University College for their mutual benefit and for the good of the college. The association presents the opinions and recommendations of the alumni to the administration and faculty of the college and serves as a resource for the college in advancing the college’s mission

Membership

All alumni of University College are members of the UCAA and they will be represented by UCAA officers, comprising six UC alumni and one current student.

Committee members will serve a three-year term, renewable once for a total of six years.

The committee chair may serve one three-year term.

Executive Committee

Sharda Angl (BSc 2010 UC)

Erika Bailey (BA 1997 UC)

Rae Gaouette (BA 1962 UC)

Julie Jo (BA 2010 UC)

Dayna Waltman (BA 2011 UC)

Danielle Stella, President, UC Lit

Ho K. Sung (BSc 1980 UC), Chair

Roles and Responsibilities

Members of the UCAA Executive Committee can expect to commit 20 to 30 hours per year on the following tasks:

  • Serve as UC ambassadors at UC and U of T events;
  • Advise on alumni relations programming and joint programming for alumni and students;
  • Recruit alumni to sit on the UCAA, become mentors or serve on the Alumni of Influence selection committee;
  • Serve on the selection committee for the Young Alumni of Influence Award;
  • Bring greetings at UC events; and
  • Assist the UC Book Sale or help recruit alumni volunteers.

Terms of Reference

Name

The name of this Association shall be the “University College Alumni Association,” also known as the UCAA.

Purpose

The objective of the UCAA is to promote continuing community among the alumni, between alumni and students, and between alumni and University College for their mutual benefit and for the good of the college. The association presents the opinions and recommendations of the alumni to the administration and faculty of the college and serves as a resource for the college in advancing the college’s mission.

Mission

The mission of the University College Alumni Association is to unite the diverse alumni community to advance the reputation of University College as an institution of undergraduate excellence

Membership

All alumni of University College are members of the UCAA and they will be represented by UCAA Officers, comprised of six UC alumni and one current student (the President of University College Literary and Athletic Society, or as determined by that body). An alumnus/a is defined as asomeone who has completed four or more courses and is not currently enrolled as a student.

Committee members will serve a 3-year term, renewable once for a total of 6 years.

The Committee Chair may serve one 3-year term.

Application Procedure

All UC alumni interested in participating on the Executive Committee must submit an application form.

Student members will be appointed by the University College Literary and Athletic Society.

The UCAA Executive Committee will review applications and make recommendations to the University College Principal. The Principal will make the final decision on who joins the Executive.

Annual Meetings

Meeting 1 – September

  • UC Principal addresses the UCAA. Outlines the vision for the College over the coming academic year
  • UC Director of Advancement addresses the UCAA
  • University College Literary and Athletic Society addresses the UCAA
  • UCAA reviews event calendar of alumni events and identifies alumni ambassadors to attend and represent UC
  • Bring forward suggestions for College of Electors appointments

Meeting 2 – February

  • Review and vote on applications for forthcoming UCAA Executive Committee vacancies. Preferred applicants will be brought forward to UC Principal for final approval
  • Review alumni programming for upcoming fiscal year and provide recommendations

Meeting 3 – May

  • Selection of Young Alumni of Influence Award recipient
  • Ad hoc meetings may arise as needed.

Roles and Responsibilities

Members of the UCAA Executive Committee are responsible for the following duties and should expect to commit 10-20 hours per year. It will be the job of this committee to divide this work amongst them.

UC ambassadors at University College events and University of Toronto events (example - U of T in your Neighbourhood or Young Alumni Shakers)

Advise on alumni relations programming and joint programming for alumni and students

Recruit alumni to sit on UCAA, become mentors, and serve on Alumni of Influence selection committee

Serve as selection committee for Young Alumni of Influence Award

Bring greetings at UC events (Spring Reunion, Alumni of Influence, Alumni Salon Series)

Assist the UC Book Sale or help recruit alumni volunteers

While the committee acts more like a collective than a hierarchical body, for the purposes of participation on a variety of institution-wide governing bodies (Council of Presidents, alumni representative at key events at UC and University-wide) we require an official leader who will be called Chair of the UCAA. To this end, the Chair’s position is the only one which has a unique job description.

The Principal will select an individual who will undertake that role based on commitment, knowledge and understanding of the College, the Advancement goals and more specifically the alumni relations goals. This person will also sit on the University College Council.

Expected Outcomes

Successfully build and foster a mutually beneficial relationship between alumni and the College

A more engaged and strengthened alumni base

Increased opportunities for alumni to maintain an active affiliation and deepen their affinity to the College and the University as a whole

Stimulate a sense of pride in the College and the University

Expand the active network of our alumni pool (more mentors, increased response and participation at events)

Expanded alumni programming (bring ideas on new ways of engaging alumni)

Renewed and strengthened awareness of the College and its efforts to engage alumni

Survey alumni to ensure their needs and expectations are being met.

 

Have a question?

Contact ucaa@utoronto.ca for questions related to the Alumni Association.

Contact uc.alumni@utoronto.ca for general questions about UC alumni programming.