UTAGA Programming & Initiatives

In addition to monthly meetings, the Executive of UTAGA organizes events to facilitate connection between students and alumni and to engage in topics relevant to the study of geography. Often these events are co-organized with The Toronto Undergraduate Geography Society (TUGS). In recent years the team has focused on organizing annual lectures and GeoTrips. 

UTAGA Annual Lecture

This is a new initiative started in 2020 with a successful lecture on the future of Sidewalk Labs in Toronto. In 2021, the Executive hosted an innovative virtual panel on the topic of affordable housing in a post-pandemic world. Follwing in line with these two events, UTAGA aims to organize a lecture each year  that covers a contemporary topic relevant to gegoraphy and planning and provides an opportunity for our faculty, students, and alumni to connect. 


GeoTrips are themed walks usually led by someone who has a specialized  knowledge of a particular place in the Greater Toronto Area. We would love to hear your GeoTrip idea, and help organize and promote the walk.  Walks have included trips to Long Point on Lake Erie and Toronto’s lost river Garrison Creek.

If you are interseted in joinint any of these inititives or have an idea for a new one, please contact utaga@utoronto.ca.