TechTeams is our first year mentorship program and an integral part of helping students transition in to SIAT. Our mentors, with the support of our academic advising team, provide first year students with the opportunity to participate in the university community by offering weekly workshops that cover different aspects of university life such as:

  • What to expect in your first year
  • Information about co-op
  • Insights from senior students
  • Learning about campus resources
  • Help with course planning

TechTeams offers a relaxing and fun environment and is an opportunity to meet fellow students. We look forward to seeing you there.

Meet your TechTeams mentor for Spring 2022


Hi everyone, my name is Sabrina (she/her)! I’m a second-year BSc SIAT student and I’ll be one of your TechTeam leaders for the upcoming year! I get how overwhelming first-year can be. I honestly knew nothing when going into my first year, so I’m really excited to share my insights and help ease your transition into SIAT. I can’t wait to meet every one of you and hear about your passions! Some little things about me: I enjoy snowboarding and volleyball, looking at architecture designs, learning new languages, and going out with friends especially to eat. See you all in the fall!

TechTeams Spring 2022 Schedule

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 654 2983 2387
Password: 882643

Date Time Topic
Monday, January 31 12:30-2:30

Welcome back to TechTeam

In this session you will learn more about the TechTeams sessions coming up this semester. You will also get a chance to meet other SIAT students and talk about your experience in the first semester in SIAT.

Monday, February 14 12:30-2:30

Field School

Learn more about the process of joining a Field School (Italia and Dutch Design). You will get to know more about student experiences before and after taking part in a Field School.

Monday, February 28 12:30-2:30

Fun session

We hope you enjoyed your reading break! We know you'll be working hard with assignments and midterms but don't forget to take breaks! Come join us for some fun games and a design challenge with prizes to win.

Monday, March 14 12:30-2:30

Summer course planning

Worried about what to do for Summer 2022? Attend this session to learn about SIAT program requirements and get a sense of how to plan your summer semester or ask about courses you may have questions about.

Monday, March 28 12:30-2:30

Surviving the upper division years

What do you wish you knew before going into second year? Come join us as we talk about our experiences and provide some insight and advice for your next few years in SIAT!