Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest in the UofMosaic Fellowship Program. Applications for the 2016/2017 cohort are now closed. For information about applications for the following year, please check our website in the Spring of 2017 or email


  • Thursday May 26, 2016 (Applications for 2016/2017 cohort open)
  • Monday July 18th, 2016 (All application documents must be submitted by email to: by midnight)
  • Friday July 29th, 2016 (All applicants will be notified about the final decisions)
  • Monday August 22nd, 2016 (The first cohort of Fellows will begin their term)



  • Completed Application Form
  • Updated résumé or CV
  • Scanned copy or image of current valid university student card


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  • Full time undergraduate student at one of the following universities: University of Toronto (St. George), University of Toronto (Scarborough), York University, Ryerson University, McGill University, Concordia University, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, or University of Guelph .
  • Applicants should demonstrate a personal connection to and understanding of local and global social justice issues.
  • Past experience participating in campus-based activities and clubs, and/or other youth and community engagement initiatives.
  • Commitment to the values, objectives, and components of the Fellowship Program.
  • Available and willing to commit to the entire Fellowship term (September 2016 – June 2017) including:
    • Planning and executing several on-campus activities throughout the academic year (at Fellows’ respective campuses);
    • A weekend of training and professional development in Toronto (expenses paid) during the fall (exact date TBD in consultation with the selected Fellows);
    • Regular virtual communication and planning via email, Skype and/or other platforms throughout the academic year; and,
    • Other potential time commitments pertaining to the Fellow Legacy Project.


This cycle, up to 36 Fellows will be selected overall (3-4 Fellows per university). Fellows will be selected based on their existing qualities and accomplishments, as well as their desire to enhance their skills and networks to affect broader change on their campus, in their communities, and around the world. The following three ‘mindsets’ are what guide the Fellow selection process, and also reflect the focus of the training, activities, and projects throughout the UofMosaic Fellowship Program:

Leadership Mindset

Fellows demonstrate that they have a history of championing change, whether it is in their communities, on their campuses, or overseas. They are problem-solvers and innovators, and they create opportunities and design solutions in collaboration with others. They lead with humility and are always open to learning from different people and perspectives. They are concerned about the issues and injustices around them, and are driven by a desire to respond meaningfully and effectively.

Global Mindset

Fellows are rooted in Canada and are also connected to global issues, networks, and communities. They come from diverse personal and family histories, and many of them are part of indigenous or diaspora communities. They are curious about global dynamics and events, and want to contribute to a more peaceful and equitable world. Fellows understand that global issues can have local impacts, and look for opportunities to build bridges between communities on their campus and across Canada.

Service Mindset

Fellows are committed to helping others through community service initiatives. They dedicate their skills, time, and resources to uplift others, particularly people living in those parts of the world that are the focus of their on-campus dialogues. Fellows are attentive to the needs of under-resourced, marginalized and conflict-affected communities, and seek ways to partner with them and others to design responsive and creative solutions. Their goal is to identify and support initiatives that promote peace or the conditions where peace can flourish. They establish relationships that are characterized by mutual respect, and demonstrate leadership by encouraging and supporting the ideas and efforts of others.Read more