Teams and Clubs
GCM is one big family, and our student groups are a key part of it! Join a student group to meet new people, gain industry experience and have fun! Follow the links below to find out more about each group.
The Course Union represents GCM students within Toronto Metropolitan University. The student-led executive and class reps organize social activities, trips, intramural athletic teams and academic events. The course union is also a good liaison between you, the student union, faculty and university administration.
2023-2024 Academic Year:
- President – Arushi Kalra
- Executive VP – Charles Bautista
- VP of Marketing – Sara Eid
- VP of Events – Jacob Chan
- VP of Equity – Faiza Ashfaq
- VP Academics – Rache Dijamco
- VP of Finance – Darrab Qureshi
- VP of Administration & Operations - Milena Dubajic
- 4th Year Rep – John Michael Messina
- 3rd Year Rep – TBD
- 2nd Year Rep – Alexia Moran Medina
- 1st Year Reps – TBD
Faculty Advisor: Natalia Lumby
The Colloquium Team organizes a gala speaker event each year, bringing together students and industry on a current relevant theme. Industry speakers share their expertise, and the mix of student and industry attendees always guarantees rewarding opportunities for discussion and networking.
Faculty Advisors: Reem El Asaleh and Donna Abdelrazik
The Phoenix Challenge is a flexography competition which takes place at the annual international FTA Flexo Forum each spring. Past teams have competed in Las Vegas, Dallas and San Diego.
GCM Advisor: TBD
METPack is TMU’s student group dedicated to creating opportunities for learning about packaging. Students engage with the packaging industry through several unique field trips, speaker events and design competitions.
Faculty Advisors: Jay Park and Natalia Lumby
TMUTAGA is the TMU student chapter of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) (external link, opens in new window) — an important research association in the printing industry. The student chapter publishes its own annual journal of student research for competition and has won several top prizes at conferences across North America, including in Portland, San Francisco and Pittsburgh.
Faculty Advisors: Martin Habekost
The GCM Grad Book Committee is composed of graduating students in their final year who come together to produce the grad book. The grad book is a physical and digital publication that celebrates the accomplishments of graduating students; each grad is featured on their own spread, where they share contact information, accomplishments and insights on their undergraduate journey. Each graduating student receives a copy of the grad book, as do all employers who attend our annual job fair.
Executive positions for the grad book include: Project Manager, Design Lead, Photography Lead, Written Content Lead, Production Lead, Fundraising Lead
Students who are not graduating are also welcome to get involved with the on-call team, who volunteer with tasks such as production.
View digital copies of grad books here:
Grad Book 2022 (external link) , Grad Book 2020 (external link, opens in new window) , Grad Book 2019 (external link, opens in new window) , Grad Book 2018 (external link, opens in new window)
Faculty Advisor: Diana Varma
The Society of The Creative School is the first student-led umbrella society in a creative faculty in North America. The society represents all nine schools in The Creative School. The group builds community, hosts conferences and competitions, and offers over $200,000 in extracurricular project funding for students.