About Greenwood UTM


Founded in 2019, with the support of the Blackwood Gallery, Greenwood UTM began as a student-run initiative made up of Work-Study students, with a mandate to promote sustainability awareness on the University of Toronto Mississauga campus. This programming, including our continued involvement in the annual UTM Trashion Show, followed the close of the Blackwood Gallery’s The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea exhibition in 2018.

While continuing the promotion of sustainable practices, Greenwood UTM has broadened their horizons since its conception, with a focus on programming in support of emerging and mid-career artists. As a group of students, in flux from semester to semester, our interests change with us, but we feel it is our responsibility as fellow students to provide an outlet to amplify the voices of our peers. Through these student-organized projects, we support partnerships, workshops, and events that use art and culture to promote critically engaged thinking in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

With Greenwood UTM’s continued growth, we are dedicated to providing accessbile avenues for those with specified needs to be bale to reach our content. We have done this through providing closed captions on our content. In moving forward, we hope to have our programming become accessible to all with exceptionalities by creating a safe and accessible space.

More of our programming can be found on our Instagram, Facebook, and Vimeo pages.

To reach us, please email us at greenwoodutm@gmail.com


Land Acknowledgement 


Greenwood UTM continues to consider the role that academic institutions, like the University of Toronto, play in the extension of colonial legacies. As students in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, we at Greenwood would like to recognize the many traditional territories upon which our work takes place and benefits from. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga’s of the Credit River. Many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island continue to protect and remain in relationship with this land. We are grateful to have the opportunity to continue collaborating in this space - to work, teach, listen, and learn.     

A territorial acknowledgement is an important reminder that we are all treaty partners. It is not only an opportunity to share our thanks to be living and learning in these lands, but a call to continue recognizing our commitments to each other. Within the past year we have seen these agreements challenged by settler institutions - most recently by 1492 Land Back Lane, pipelines in Wet’suwet’en traditional territory, and the Mi’kmaw fisheries along Canada’s east coast among others. These acknowledgements are not to commemorate the past, but to recognize our commitment to the present and to the future. They are living and will continue to live in all of us. 


Greenwood UTM Members


2021 Summer 
Zhiyi Fang
Aline Nayir
Natalie Scola
2020/2021
Muskoka Dittmar-McCallum
Nancy Hamdy
Megan Kammerer
Nicholas Markowski
Jessica Velasco
Anila Wahid
2020 Summer
Nancy Hamdy
James Legaspi
Camilla Peng
Kaitlyn Simpson
Jessica Velasco
2019/2020
Mackenzie Boyd
Alexander Cameron
Lily Chen
Ethan Goldsmith
Giuseppina Ieraci
Hildegard Maruta
Sarah Pereux
Jessica Velasco
Anila Wahid
Nora Zivkovic
2019 Summer
Alexander Cameron
Lily Chen
James Legaspi
Anila Wahid
Mackenzie Easton
Winnie Ren
Nora Zivkovic
2018/2019
Mackenzie Boyd
Kristy Corcoran
Yossie Cordero
John Ryan Manahan
Christine Morden
Jae NG
Sarah Pereux
Sughanda Suri
Mira Szuberwood
Jessica Velasco