The UofMosaic Fellowship Program is the university campus-based initiative of the Mosaic Institute. Our dynamic program invests in student leaders who have a commitment and connection to global issues. It creates a meaningful platform where young people are able to contribute to stronger, more equitable, and peaceful communities on their campuses and around the world.
Applications for the 2017/2018 UofMosaic Fellowship will be open soon and Fellowship terms run from September to June. Fellows are selected from a pool of applicants from universities across Canada where the Institute is active. In 2017/2018, we will be recruiting Fellows in 9 university campuses: University of Toronto (St. George Campus), University of Toronto (Scarborough Campus), York University, Ryerson University, McGill University, Concordia University, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, and University of Guelph .
With support from BMO Financial Group, The Mosaic Institute is re-framing how students see each other and their role as responsible Canadian and global citizens.
The Mosaic Institute’s focus has always been on the resolution of conflict. UofMosaic is a vehicle to enhance conflict resolution through the development and promotion of themes and initiatives which lead to the eradication of conflict. We believe that inclusion and belonging are essential in reducing conflict.
Together, Fellows on each campus plan and participate in initiatives that build a culture of meaningful and peaceful exchanges of ideas on campus. These initiatives are typically connected to local or global issues that are relevant to the Fellows and their broader student body. They range from moderated dialogues, to seminars, to art exhibits and more.
Fellows also receive specialized training and access to professional development opportunities throughout their year-long term. Each campus team has access to $1000 to support their campus initiatives.
Each year, Fellows from all the campuses are encouraged to work together on a joint legacy project. This legacy project may be a fundraiser, report, campaign, or some other initiative that responds to an issue connected to a developed theme.
The Mosaic Institute also hosts a biennial ‘Citizen Summit’, open to students across the city in which it is hosted. Each Citizen Summit has a different focus and theme, and is held at one of the university campuses in which we are active. This day-long conference features speakers, exhibits, workshops, and other opportunities for students, UofMosaic Fellows, and the community at large, to explore a particular aspect of conflict in depth.
Through our UofMosaic Fellows, the Mosaic Institute is able to engage hundreds of students across Canada and help shape the global thinkers of tomorrow.