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    A&E Year in Review

    UTM Arts This year, the Blackwood Gallery started off the semester with their exhibition The Work of Wind: Air, Land,...

    Unpopular popular culture: TV edition

    Sometimes it’s hard to pick up a show on Netflix that’s a doozy. When I’m done one, I’m on to the next like...

    Keep your wallet & your stomach happy

    Inspired by Suresh Doss’ recent article that featured his top picks for delicious and affordable food located around UTM, The Medium contributors have gathered...

    Smarti Gras III celebrates summer research

    On Wednesday August 15, the Office of the Vice-Principal, Research, in collaboration with the Office of the Dean and UTMAGS, held their third annual...

    Recapping the 2017-2018 athletic year

    A review is nothing less than taking a thousand-step journey, except the footsteps lie in front of you. Looking back, our UTM Eagles have...

    So long UTM: the class of ‘18 looks back

    With less than three months remaining before convocation hall streams with black gowns, camera flashes, and decorated parchment, final-year students anxiously await graduation. As...

    One UTM slate running unopposed

    The University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union’s Candidates Forum was held on March 15th in anticipation of the upcoming union elections and saw the...

    Ideas on diversity and action for 2018

    Last Wednesday, March 14th, the UTM political science department hosted a lecture titled “Diversity 2018 and Beyond: Five Big Ideas on Diversity and Inclusion”...

    The time has come for Shalini’s writing

    Who can say that they’ve published a book at the age of 12 years old? This feat is something that Shalini Nanayakkara, a fourth-year...

    U of T ups Ph.D. enrolment from Mexico

    The University of Toronto will collaborate with Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT) in order to bring 150 Ph.D. students to the...

    Keeping up with Theatre Erindale

    The 2017-2018 season at Theatre Erindale is promising—a grand total of seven plays to boast in the upcoming year. Jamie Robinson, one of Theatre Erindale’s...

    U of T to institute mental health leave

    The University of Toronto is undergoing consultations for a new university-mandated leave of absence policy that will allow the administration to recommend students struggling...

    Why do UTM students volunteer?

    Last Wednesday, the Career Centre held their annual Get Experience Fair. With over 720 students in attendance at the fair, exhibitors largely consisted of...

    50 years of campus artistry

    As described by principal Ulrich Krull, UTM Art 50, which took place this past Wednesday, was a “celebration of the arts on campus in...

    Summer research with Smarti Gras II

    The second Smarti Gras event was held on August 16 at the Instructional Building. This summer research celebration was a chance for student researchers...

    A year in review: UTMSU’s platform

    Last year, Unite UTM was elected in what was considered historic UTMSU elections with four teams and two independents. One of the victorious slate’s...

    Demand Better slate wins most seats

    The University of Toronto Students’ Union released its primary spring election results on its online voting website on Thursday evening, with five candidates getting...

    UTSU Election 2017: The platforms

    This is a roundup of the positions of the candidates for each team in the spring 2017 elections for the University of Toronto Students'...

    UTMSU election battle begins this week

    Following last year’s historic UTMSU spring elections with four teams and three individuals running, this year’s election is back to featuring two teams vying...

    UTSU exec criticizes union’s practices

    On February 23, UTSU’s vice-president of university affairs Cassandra Williams released a statement on Facebook alleging that the union’s board meeting on February 9...

    Living Library returns with new “books”

    On February 16, the Human Living Library returned for a fifth year, featuring books such as Gurveer Bains (a U of T Ph.D. student),...

    Goodbye Honolulu on their new album

    Toronto band Goodbye Honolulu defies any fixed genre, though critics have tossed around “slasher rock,” “garage” or “indie.” After the band released their newest single,...

    U of T Drama Fest celebrates 25 years

    Hailey Mason This year marks the 25th anniversary of the U of T Drama Festival. From February 9 to 11, Hart House Theatre and the...

    Campus Council approves fee hikes

    The Campus Council convened last Wednesday and approved a motion to increase the 2017/2018 ancillary fees for food, residence, and parking. Proposed by UTM’s chief...

    UTMSU’s three-day Cultural Fest

    Eighteen clubs actively participated in UTMSU’s Cultural Fest, held last week at the Student Centre, with different events being held throughout the three-day affair. According...

    U of T ranked poorly for Jewish community

    The University of Toronto was ranked third on a list of the 40 worst colleges for Jewish students, alongside McGill University placing fourth, and...

    UTM increases accessibility

    Last Monday, the Academic Affairs Committee meeting presented UTM’s guidelines and existing policies in regards to accessibility and accommodations. Andrea Carter, the assistant dean of...

    2016/17 Writing & Photo Contest

    The results of the 2016/17 Writing & Photo Contest are in! Runners-up and winners were selected for 6 categories. Winners won $75 and publication in print...

    Explore the city this season

    The Third Annual Toronto Etsy Street Team Christmas Marketplace If you’re like me and completely obsessed with handmade crafts, the Etsy Street Team Christmas marketplace...

    The horrors of reality

    A few years ago, the internet exploded with stories, video games, and YouTube videos dedicated to the story of Slenderman. I myself was guilty of...

    U of T students rally for free education

    All three U of T campuses united for a rally in downtown Toronto last Wednesday on the National Day of Action, advocating for free...

    Clinton vs. Trump: the final round

    Hillary R. Clinton Mahnoor Ayub This past October marked the beginning of the most turbulent episode of Hilary Clinton’s election campaign so far. With newspapers reporting...

    Beyond the classroom: internships

    UTM offers internship courses, where third- and fourth-year undergraduate students work for 100-200 hours of high quality, unpaid, university-sponsored work. Several departments offer these...

    Nuit Blanche 2016: Two perspectives

    Brainwaves and water Rachael Masih One project that stood out at Nuit Blanche this year was an interactive piece by Lisa Park called “Eunoia II.” In this...

    New ways to handle assault reports

    The Campus Affairs Committee convened last Thursday to discuss the future goals and project plans for UTM. Among the topics discussed were details in...

    Telling the tale

    Karl Quimson: I got this tattoo during a time when I had a massive creative block. I decided one day that I needed to...

    Celebrating research with Smarti Gras

    The Smarti Gras event was held on August 16 at Deerfield Hall. This summer research celebration was a chance for student researchers to demonstrate...

    UTMSU announces departure of executive director, services manager

    UTMSU has announced the departure of its executive director and services manager, effective next month. In a memo released Thursday evening, UTMSU president Nour Alideeb...

    Hello U of T wins all but one seat on UTSU...

    Hello U of T has won all of the seats on UTSU’s executive committee except one, according to results posted online today. According to the...

    TEDxUofT makes a splash downtown

    Last Saturday, the halls of the St. Lawrence Centre in Toronto buzzed with anticipation as attendees filed into the theatre, where the fourth annual...

    Israel Apartheid Week comes to UTM

    About 60 attendees were present at last week’s speaker event “The Soldier and the Refusenik”—hosted by the Association of Palestinian Students and open to...

    U of T celebrates 189 years

    Students, staff and faculty celebrated U of T’s 189th birthday last Tuesday. Since it was established in 1827, U of T has been home to...

    UTMSU election results to be released today

    Election results determining the victors of the UTMSU’s 2016/17 executive team and board of directors are expected to be announced today following three days...

    Started from the bottom, now he’s here

    Basketball has been an influential factor in Andrew Williams’ success in life, but it took a lot of hard work for his dreams to...

    Saini leaving UTM for Australia

    UTM principal and U of T VP Deep Saini is leaving UTM effective August 31 to begin a new role as vice-chancellor of Australia’s...

    What’s it like to be a female academic?

    This week, The Medium reached out to UTM female faculty members to find out what it’s like to be a female member of their...

    Historic UTMSU election underway

    For the first time in at least seven years, four full slates and three independent candidates are vying for student votes with hopes to...

    Historic UTMSU election: the slates

    There are four slates and three independent candidates running in this year's UTMSU executive election—a highly unusual amount of competition. We present the candidates...

    Conflicting reports surface about race stats at U of T

    Conflicting reports have surfaced following a meeting held between members of the Black Liberation Collective and U of T senior administration last December, a...

    McCallion named Sheridan chancellor

    Sheridan College has named former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion as its first chancellor in the institution’s 49-year history. It was announced last Tuesday that McCallion...

    February 29, 2016: The Medium Talks & The Medium Social

    See posters below & click for FB event: The Medium Talks | The Medium Social With panellists Karlene Nation, Justin Robertson, H. G. Watson, & Nick Kozak, and moderated...

    Onstage hullaballoo walks the plank

    The opening of Theatre Erindale’s Comedy of Errors, written by William Shakespeare and directed by David Matheson, uses projections to create a world. Waves...

    U of T colleges face off at Drama Fest

    Hailey Mason From February 10 to 14, Hart House Theatre and the U of T Drama Coalition hosted the U of T Drama Festival. The...

    On your marks, get set, Shakespeare

    Last year, Theatre Erindale ran an experiment: they took two condensed Shakespeare plays (Troilus and Cressida and Romeo and Juliet) and cast both with...

    U of T to collect race statistics

    U of T will soon be collecting information from students and employees based on race in an effort to aid the establishment of university...

    Going too far with trigger warnings?

    Trigger warnings, often shortened to “TW”, warn viewers of implications or explicit mentions of traumatic incidents such as sexual assault, violence, self-mutilation, etc. These...

    The Medium a hair away from quorum

    The Medium’s annual general meeting failed to reach quorum last Thursday evening with only a few members short of reaching the 40 members needed...

    2015/16 Writing & Photo Contest

    Our 2015/16 writing and photo contest ended in January 2016. Runners-up and winners were selected for 5 categories. Winners won $75 and publication in print...

    UTSU seeks to impeach VP campus life

    TRIGGER WARNING: Discussion of sexual assault. The UTSU executive committee is calling on its board of directors to impeach its VP campus life following allegations...

    Discussing the rise of Islamophobia

    After the recent terror attacks on Paris, the world was left reeling, aggrieved, and confused. In their distress and confusion as to why events...

    UTMSU absent from UTSU SGM

    UTMSU was noticeably absent from UTSU’s special general meeting held Wednesday where a board structure was officially passed following over a year of consultation...

    UTM food options

    Colman Commons (OPH) Winning features: Make your own smoothie bar Overall most spacious and quiet dining area In my opinion, this place may be the most underrated space...

    Sandwiches to sponsor Syrian family

    With the current global refugee crisis and estimates of up to 3 million Syrians leaving their homes due to the unrest, UTM’s Muslim Students...

    UTMSU refuses to take part in QSS committee

    UTMSU has refused to participate in Quality Services to Students committee consultation meetings with UTM administration due to UTMSU’s claims that university administration has...

    Rawling in the genes

    To many, learning about evolution, natural selection, and the specifics behind genetics may not seem very interesting, but with UTM’s Fiona Rawle, it’s an...

    15 jobs? You’re an average millennial

    “What am I going to do after university?” It is possibly the most daunting and nagging question sitting in every student’s mind. For some, contemplating...

    From Campus to Campus

    This week, The Medium, The Varsity, and The Underground have collaborated to carry out a “U of T student exchange” experience. Writers equipped with...

    What’s the scariest thing you’ve seen?

    There are different kinds of fear: there’s giggly fun fear, psychological spine-chillers, and jump scares. Once upon a time, fear was witches being burned...
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    UTSU AGM in 60 seconds or less

    A brief look at some of the goings-on in UTSU's annual general meeting on October 7.

    Low voter turnout for UTMSU election

    Less than three percent of students voted in the by-elections for UTMSU’s board of directors. The election, results of which were released on October 5,...

    Mississauga opens its doors to art

    Rumi Gallery Adelaide Attard The Rumi Gallery, located in Port Credit, is one of Mississauga’s hidden gems. The gallery sits in a residential area, in between an...

    UTSU files lawsuit against former execs

    UTSU filed a civil lawsuit against three of its former employees last Monday and at least one of the defendants has now been served. According...
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    ECASA, dance, & TEDx

    We talk with five members of the Erindale College African Student Association about the art of dance.
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    TEDxU of T 2015 — Wearable Tech

    Tobias Chen is studying Interactive Digital Media at U of T with Dr. Steve Mann at the Human Intelligence Lab, working on both augmented...

    Campus blocked, UTM slow to notify commuters

    The effect of Unit 1’s strike on campus normalcy escalated drastically on Tuesday following the breakdown of its latest round of negotiations. Large groups of...

    Two slates competing for UTMSU exec

    For the first time since 2010, two slates are going head to head in this year’s UTMSU annual spring election. UTM Rise and UTM Reform,...

    Students on the strike

    I’m lost for words because I have assignments that I handed in and have yet to receive. Still haven’t received a first mark for...

    Courses affected, no bargaining date in sight

    U of T’s courses have been impeded by the strike but the university refuses to meet with the bargaining team, The Medium has learned. In...

    Unit 3 forwards agreement to membership

    Unit 3 will not be joining the strike today. Members of the unit sent their tentative agreement on to the full membership this evening, which...

    Just a shadow of Bob Dylan?

    Is Bob Dylan’s new album a hit or a miss? The Medium’s Maria Cruz and Chris Antilope weigh in. Maria Cruz: It's a wonderful personal look into...

    The best of the best gather ’round

    If you happened to be walking around the CCT atrium at 6 p.m. last Friday, you would have been greeted by a jazz trio...

    Looking ahead to the next chapter

    Students had the opportunity to talk to human books on Wednesday evening for the third annual Living Library. A conversation with a “human book”—an alum...

    2014/15 Writing & Photo Contest

    Our 2014/15 writing and photo contest ended in February 2015. Runners-up and winners were selected for 5 categories. Winners won $75 and publication in...

    2013/14 Writing Contest

    Our 2013/14 writing contest ended in January 2014. Runners-up and winners were selected for 3 categories. Winners won $100, and runners-up won $25. All winning...

    Urgent board reform requires compromise

    It’s been over two months since the UTSU Annual General Meeting, and the conversations following the meeting have been dominated by entrenched opinions and...

    Come in from the cold and chill out

    Barking rings through the library. The therapy dogs are in. For the past two and a half years, Donna Liu, library community development leader, has...

    UTMSU audit shows $1.1m assets

    The annual general meeting of UTMSU last Thursday included a packed Council Chambers, free T-shirts, birthday cake, questions about international students, financials, and the...

    UTM marks centennial of Great War

    UTM commemorated Remembrance Day last Tuesday with its annual ceremony along with a lecture in honour of the 100th anniversary of the start of...

    Confusion over bylaw change

    Confusion arose last week on the subject of a motion to amend the U of T Student Union’s bylaws at its Annual General Meeting...

    Bylaw appendix, UTSU AGM

    Here are some common questions and answers related to the proposed change to UTSU's bylaws (covered in two separate articles) at the Annual General Meeting on...

    Rotman returns to UTM

    The revamped Division 1 UTM Eagles basketball team played their third game of the season on Wednesday against reigning champs Rotman A in a...

    “Stupid” bylaw proposed downtown

    Voting at next week’s Annual General Meeting of the UTSU has the potential to dissolve the union, say representatives of UTMSU. The meeting’s order...

    Sleepless at sunset

    From sunset to sunrise last Saturday, Toronto was transformed into an open art museum with over 80 independent projects by Toronto’s art community and...

    The origin of Batman’s greatest enemies

    To celebrate 75 years of one of the most iconic superheroes in history, Gotham brings light to the dark beginnings of Batman. However, this isn’t...

    Consultants gather input on food

    Kaizen Consultants were confronted with a host of complaints about campus food at UTMSU’s Food Open House last Thursday. David Purcell and Edward Moreno, consultants...
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    In Retrospect Promo

    The Medium was established in 1974 by a small team of student journalists. In our 40th anniversary magazine, we dive into the past four decades...

    Ragtag Dynasty

    Early afternoon. My friend Larissa and I peer out the window of the office at the snowy ground of the Five-Minute Walk. She’s calm. I...

    Snippets

    As we flipped through past issues, we found a whole lot of things we just had to write down and repeat. In the print...

    Nostalgia Roundup

    The following are a few galleries of photos we collected during our research but couldn't fit in the print magazine. We hope you enjoy looking...

    Referendum fails

    The Student Centre expansion referendum has failed, according to the unofficial results released by UTMSU today. The union posted the initial vote counts of 1,618...

    UEC brings ambassadors to UTM

    The Undergraduate Economics Council hosted their first annual conference on the weekend of January 18, attended by UTM students and staff, as well as...

    Students to vote on expansion fees

    The UTM Students’ Union is holding a referendum on fee increases that would see the levy rise to $50 per semester for up to...

    Three-day Winter Clubs Week slow

    From Tuesday to Thursday, campus clubs and academic societies tabled in the Student Centre to recruit new members during the poorly attended Winter Clubs...

    The gift that just keeps on taking

    Don’t kid yourself—we’ve all received presents that were recycled, came with a hidden agenda, or just plain sucked. Time identified six types of bad...

    UTSU AGM drives on through opposition

    The U of T Students’ Union addressed each of its pre-approved motions at its annual general meeting despite procedural motions to amend the agenda...

    Haunted Carnival (photos)

    The Haunted Carnival in the Student Centre last week had a large number of attractions, from free popcorn to fortune-telling, and was attended by...

    Creative Corner, November 4

    Here's a Creative Corner round-up of three poems. -- Alone Santiago Botero Like a wandering animal, alone in a concrete jungle so admirable, striving to be adaptable, trying to become acceptable, noise...

    Zombiepocalypse

    Finally, your worst nightmare has become reality: drooling, lumbering zombies walk the Earth. Your home is not safe enough, and somehow or other you...

    Nuitcrawlers (Nuit Blanche 2013 photos)

    Some say Nuit Blanche is one of Toronto's artistic gems. Some say it gets crummier every year. Whatever you think, unusual installations and fascinating...

    Flat fees policy to be changed

    Brad Duguid, Ontario’s Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities, has recently said that he will implement changes to the current policy of flat fees...

    What is The Medium?

    This article is an introduction to what we basically are, a FAQ for the questions everyone asks about The Medium. Now in an easily...

    How to write for us

    Here's a brief introduction to writing for us. I want to write for you. Who do I ask? Email one of the section editors and express...

    Taking photos for us

    This article is an introduction to taking photos for us as a volunteer.     Who do I talk to to get started? When can I start? Send...

    Writing tips

    Here are some guidelines to follow when writing articles for us, and in fact for most journalistic purposes. It's not a checklist, just advice...

    How we publish

    Here’s a briefer on how our publishing process works, for the curious. Advertising sales This happens throughout the week, but ideally ads have already been sold...

    Our positions

    So you’re wondering what official positions we have here at the Medium, eh? Maybe you’re wondering if one day you could be the one...

    Our elections

    Looking to run? Visit the elections page. Here's a quick guide to our election process.   Where can I find election resources? Current elections and downloads are at Elections (or see the...

    Writing for News

    News is an essential part of the Medium—it covers student life, campus politics, and sometimes outside issues, if they’re relevant to UTM students. You...

    Writing for Arts

    So you want to write for arts! You may have already read over the writing basics, and you want some more in-depth guidance on...

    Writing for Features

    So you want to write for features! You may have already read over the writing basics, and you want some more in-depth guidance on...

    Writing for Sports

    So you want to write for sports! You may have already read over the writing basics, and you want some guidelines on sports specifically....

    Writing letters

    Here are some guidelines for writing in the opinion section. A letter is where your own voice comes through most, but there are still...
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    UTM Streeters: Sex Pub

    Corey and I went around campus to interview students about what they think happens in Sex Pub. What they had heard from friends, seen...

    Where will you be living next year?

    MARIA RUIZ For many people, the start of university symbolizes the beginning of a long-awaited independence—or at least a partial independence. That independence usually comes...

    A room with a view

    Gazing out windows in Santorini or Jerusalem: our writers describe their rooms in international cities.   KABUL, AFGHANISTAN HAKIMA HAFIZI   The white wood frames of the half-open window...

    Faraway foods and “pho pas”

    Madeleine Brown reviews Pho Big Bowl 2655 Liruma Road I talked about pho with friends, read about pho in food magazines, and watched specials about pho on...

    Mississauga’s secret study spaces

    Reviewed by Kimberly Johnson Panera Bread Once upon a time there was a young, incredibly stressed university student. His kingdom was overpopulated, his chambers loud, and...

    UTM students leave abruptly, UTSU’s Special General Meeting forced to adjourn

    UTSU’s Special General Meeting, the replacement meeting scheduled after the agenda was voted down at the Annual General Meeting in November, adjourned unexpectedly last...

    Law of the library jungle

    It’s that time of year again. Everyone is in track pants; messy buns and beards are everywhere; Starbucks, Tim Hortons, and Second Cup are...

    If UTM buildings were film genres

    Exams are coming around. If you’re like us, that means you’re doing everything in your power to stop thinking about exams. That might be...

    Meet your Board of Directors candidates

    Vote online on November 26 and 27 at voting.utoronto.ca   Sukhpal Sangha Hello, my name is Sukhpal Sangha. I am running for a position because as an...

    What do your stress-related dreams mean?

    Falling Maria Cruz You’re strolling down the street on a warm summer day. You wave hello to friendly strangers as they pass you by. You’re merrily...

    NEW FALL TV

    With the weather starting to turn cold and some of the season’s less impressive rookie shows already cancelled (goodbye, Made in Jersey and Animal...
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    Menstruation in the spotlight

    The latest study churned out from the University of Toronto's research hivemind has created a large buzz  on social networks. The study, which says...
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    Nuit Blanche

    Hundreds flock to Toronto's downtown core to enjoy all things art. How was your experience? Did you love it because it teased the boundary...

    Interview: Most Thieves

    Most Thieves took to the stage at the Sound Academy on Saturday night to open for fellow Las Vegas natives and friends, the Killers....

    Men’s basketball falls short

    Their journey ended in a horrific 76–47 loss against Woodsworth College

    Kids these days

    A handy guide to what music the leaders of tomorrow are listening to. For all you old folks.

    The zoo diet

    Gorilla: high-fibre muffins, fruits and vegetables, alfalfa, tofu, herbal tea, fruit juices, flax meal Ahmad Al-Hendi: “Burrito for breakfast, coffee for lunch, then three free...

    Fear and Loathing in SOC101

    This would have been better high. Totally. Sexuality and society, my forte! Are you writing this? Every word. This needs to be edited. This lecture is perfect for...
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    Students rally against high tuition

    Canadian Federation of Students leads campaign to protest restrictions of tuition grant.

    UTM playoffs update

    Men’s Division 1 soccer team defeated SGS at home on Saturday, pushing them through the quarterfinals (photo above). Women’s Division 1 soccer team also won...

    Hindu Student Council celebrates Hawan

    The Hindu Student Council hosted their annual sacred ceremony of Hawan on Monday. A Hawan is a sacrificial ritual involving fire, presided over by a Hindu priest (or “panditji”), who chants the sacred Sanskrit mantras in order to invoke the presence of a deity.

    Medium Visits TIFF

    Our reviews of the best TIFF had to offer, along with a look at all the newsworthy moments.

    The Medium Visits TIFF

    The Ides of March Perhaps the most hyped-up film of the entire festival, George Clooney’s The Ides of March boasts a stellar cast—Ryan Gosling,...

    UFC 128: Jones lives up to hype

    This past Saturday, UFC 128 took place with the main event of Jon “Bones” Jones challenging for the light-heavyweight title against Shogun Rua. With a...

    The world’s most Googled

    How do you know if someone or something is popular? You could browse the newspapers to see if they’ve made headlines, you might check...

    How confident are you?

    Take this questionnaire and discover whether you’re a shy, lonely individual, a confident person, or just a high-maintenance snob. Be as honest as possible! 1 When...

    How to plan a trip abroad: Student edition

    You’ve actually got to plan this dream vacation, and though you won’t have it all figured out in a matter of days, you have...

    A tribute to Adrian Kursa

    09/14/1990—01/07/2011 You were somebody who everyone needed to meet. You made everyone smile no matter what their mood was. In simple words, you were a...

    A tribute to Kirran Shoaib

    06/15/1990—01/12/2011 Ernest Hemingway once wrote, “Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone...

    Oldfield at UTM

    It’s 3.5 hectares in size, and older than UTM. It was the beach of a glacial lake and is now our campus’s largest lab....

    We are writing today…

    Dear Editor, We are writing today, as individuals as well as representatives of clubs on campus, to endorse the current U-Pass referendum. First, we would like...

    Year of construction nears end

    With the cold weather approaching, construction on campus will continue in order to finish the projects. Lot 9 and the CCT garage, the only...

    UTM will burn for nature

    This spring, UTM will conduct a prescribed burn of a small parcel of land in its northeast section. The event, which will take a...

    A crash course in mahjong

    Mahjong, a game originating in China, is similar to the Western card game rummy. There are now many different versions of mahjong, but the...

    Impartial elections committee?

    Numerous complaints to the UTMSU CRO now suggest that the UTMSU elections committee is bias. At the last emergency board meeting of the UTMSU...

    Remembering Alzheimer’s disease

    First, you can’t find your keys. Then, when you head to the kitchen to get a glass of water, you forget for a few...

    The turning tides of television

    When was the last time you sprawled on your couch on a Friday night and tuned in to watch what clumsy stunt Steve Urkel...

    Meet the executive candidates

    Vote Vickita Bhatt for PRESIDENT from the team STUDENTS UNITED! Last year, as VP Equity of UTMSU, I helped organize numerous events like Take Back...

    To renew or to unite

    Henry Ssali, UTMRENEW “Our team is inspired by regular students to advocate for Democratic Renewal in their students union. Our platform focuses on UTM...

    Why we did it

    So the first-ever Medium Magazine came out last week. Am I ever happy that it is out. It’s been a long two-month production and...

    Has campaigning begun before the elections?

    For the last two months, the UTMSU has held caucus meetings during which select student club presidents and UTMSU executives discussed who should run...

    Dating tips for girls

    Conversation Be straightforward; guys arent mind readers. They dont know that you want them to know what they have to know unless you say it....

    The Lovely Bones

    Its 1973 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, and Susie Salmon is walking home from school. She makes her way through an empty cornfield when she meets...

    Driving green is driving smart

    Students can save up to 30% on fuel costs through proper driving, straightforward car maintenance and lower emissions. To keep green (and keep greenbacks), consider...

    White Sox ink Jenks, Quentin to one-year deals

    White Sox ink Jenks, Quentin to one-year deals Chicago, IL  - The Chicago White Sox avoided arbitration with both closer Bobby Jenks and outfielder Carlos...

    Campus Police Summaries

    January 7 - 4:13 p.m. Medical Call An ill student was transported to hospital by ambulance from a campus residence. January 7 - 4:50 p.m. Mischief under $5000 A...

    Campus Police Weekly Summaries

    January 3 — 4:20 a.m. Fire Call Campus Police responded to a fire call from an on-campus Residence.  A laptop overheated, causing a small fire. January 5...

    30 years ago in the Medium: 12″ singles that play on...

    Many are of the opinion that the disco sound is becoming a dying music form. If such is the case, then the record companies...

    THIRTY YEARS AGO IN THE MEDIUM: Blondie finds its own niche

    Blondie produces a brand of New Wave sound touched by the subtle presence of disco chic that has firmly implanted the group into the...

    THIRTY YEARS AGO IN THE MEDIUM: Evacuation a party for erindale...

    For Erindale students, an unanticipated week away from the lecture halls and the library started off with a bang. Literally. Saturday night, November 10, a...

    Orphan run raises funds

    Last Thursday, participants in Orphan Runs annual Pie in the Face auction not only allowed students to pie their friends, they also helped raise...

    WGS bake sale

    WGS Action Group members put on a Bake Sale in the  Students Center l to raise  funds for the Credit Valley Hospital. By the...

    Light the night

    The fourth annual Light the Night event was held last Thursday evening to raise awareness about violence against women. According to Statistics Canada,  women between...

    Drop Fees Rally Videos

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