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Laptop ban at UTSG

Last week, the University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU) released a Facebook post raising concerns on a current ban of laptops being enforced in...

Mice & Men: Memory’s influence on pain

A new study conducted recently by a UTM and McGill research team has found that males remember earlier painful experiences more...

Learning the real way to detox

If you type the word “detox” into your Google search box, a few things will come up: a couple of local drug addiction treatment...

UTM goes smoke-free

The University of Toronto Mississauga has gone smoke-free as of January 1, 2019. The new policy aligns with the university’s goal to create a...

Do they really believe this crap?

This past Thursday I attended, for the first time ever in my undergraduate career, the UTMSU’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). I decided to attend...

AGM changes bylaws, endorses separation

During the University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union (UTMSU) Annual General Meeting (AGM) last Thursday, the motion to implement online voting in UTMSU elections...

Do seasons affect emotions?

Every year, the winter season brings with it a sense of gloom and dreariness. Days get shorter and nights get longer, trees are left...

Boorman plays ball to honour friend

In Georgetown, Ontario, most people assume that if you’re an athlete, you must be a hockey player. Here at UTM, at first glance, 6’2...

Medical comics draw on health & illness

While the terms “graphic comic” or “graphic novel” may bring to mind images of a fictional story of the battle between good and evil,...

Fish reproductive fitness

Last Friday, Dr. Ryan Frankowiak, a professor from Queen’s University, gave a talk titled “Two sides of the same coin: Disentangling adult and offspring...

Can we use poop to power the world?

This month’s Classes without Quizzes featured UTM alumnus Fahaq Tariq’s talk titled “Turning Poo into Power to Save the World.” Tariq is the founder...

The highs & lows of legal cannabis

Cannabis, marijuana, pot, or weed. However you choose to refer to it, the popular recreational drug is now legal in Canada. While opinions range...

Exploring human remains identification

The Forensic Science department at UTM will introduce a new Special Topics 300-level course taught by Dr. Nicole Novroski, an assistant professor in UTM’s...

Halloween Pub: Shayna’s four-year tradition

The Halloween Pub, hosted by the UTMSU, is and always has been a grand event at UTM, a school not really known for having...

Sharing stories and learning languages

Last Friday, UTM’s International Education Centre in collaboration with education studies held their second Language Conversation Circle session. These peer-led, drop-in, interactive conversation sessions...

Seeing Scrabble through a linguistic lens

“Ok,” “twerk,” “sriracha,” and “emoji.” These seemingly random words are four of the 300 new words recently added to The Official Scrabble Player’s Dictionary....

Could whispering soothe our brains?

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR), has become increasingly popular over the past year. Videos of YouTubers, such as “ASMR Darling,” whispering into microphones, tapping,...

Is organic food really the better option?

Organic food is marketed as being healthier, but it is also more expensive. As a university student, it is important to keep an eye...

Mandated leave policy is withdrawn

The University of Toronto has withdrawn the university-mandated leave of absence policy proposal from the current governance cycle, following concerns raised by the Ontario...

MMA fighting: an art

UFC refers to Ultimate Fighting Championship. It started in 1993 as a professional mixed martial arts organization offering elite-level fights. The sport of mixed...

The truth about sleeping disorders

Emily Lockhart writes about 8 common sleep-associated disorders in her article, “8 Common Sleep Disorders.” They include, Obstructive Sleep Apnea Disorder (OSAD), Delayed Sleep...

Crohn’s versus colitis: an unavoidable pain

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease compose the two main constituents of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Individuals with IBD require lifelong treatment, and although the...

How to host a minimal clothing swap

During the winter break, many of us tried to use our time wisely by decluttering and organizing our closets. Ending up with a pile...

Does the sun give us enough vitamin D?

Vitamin D, or the “sunlight vitamin,” is a prominent constituent of a healthy lifestyle. During these harsh months of winter, however, sunlight is in...

Finding prejudice closer to home?

During her undergraduate studies as a criminology student at the University of Toronto Mississauga, 2016 alumna Janelle Douthwright read one research article that paved...

Net neutrality: looking into the past?

During the Obama administration in 2015, under Democrat regulation, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed net neutrality rules that maintained the internet...

Fighting back: beyond simple self-defense

On a recent cold Thursday night, the corridors in the basement of the UTM Davis building reverberated with cheers coming from Spigel Hall. After...

‘Wheying’ options for protein intake

There are many people who are unsure about taking protein powder because they feel it is unnatural and not good for our body to...

Graduating and fighting back: beyond just self-defense

Last Thursday night, the corridors in the basement of the UTM Davis building reverberated with cheers coming from Spigel Hall. After five classes throughout...

Cow milk said to be better than nut milk

Canada’s Food Guide dedicates an entire section out of the four essential food groups to milk and alternatives. This colossal emphasis on milk products...

Coping with SAD during winter months

According to the Mayo Clinic, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression related to the change in season.According to Norman Farb’s lecture...

HCC hosts flu clinic

The UTM Health and Counselling Centre, partnered with UTM Wellness Ambassdors and the UTM International Education Centre hosted their second flu clinic last Thursday,...

How to respond to abuse and neglect

In the background paper published in November 2006 for the International Policy Forum on Family Violence, Dr. Christine Walsh, from the University of Calgary,...

Foods for brain memory and function

There are certain foods that are said to improve brain function and memory. Regardless of what age you are, keeping your brain healthy is...

Metrolinx merges PRESTO and U-Pass

Metrolinx has announced a new initiative that combines university transit passes onto PRESTO Cards for the fall of 2018. The new program will allow...

Mirror, mirror, on the wall and quad

As I walked onto the quad, surrounding me were round convex mirrors in a variety of sizes spaced strategically around the grounds. The public...

Laptop ban at UTSG

Last week, the University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU) released a Facebook post raising concerns on a current ban of laptops being enforced in...

Mice & Men: Memory’s influence on pain

A new study conducted recently by a UTM and McGill research team has found that males remember earlier painful experiences more...

Learning the real way to detox

If you type the word “detox” into your Google search box, a few things will come up: a couple of local drug addiction treatment...

UTM goes smoke-free

The University of Toronto Mississauga has gone smoke-free as of January 1, 2019. The new policy aligns with the university’s goal to create a...

Do they really believe this crap?

This past Thursday I attended, for the first time ever in my undergraduate career, the UTMSU’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). I decided to attend...

AGM changes bylaws, endorses separation

During the University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union (UTMSU) Annual General Meeting (AGM) last Thursday, the motion to implement online voting in UTMSU elections...

Do seasons affect emotions?

Every year, the winter season brings with it a sense of gloom and dreariness. Days get shorter and nights get longer, trees are left...

Boorman plays ball to honour friend

In Georgetown, Ontario, most people assume that if you’re an athlete, you must be a hockey player. Here at UTM, at first glance, 6’2...

Medical comics draw on health & illness

While the terms “graphic comic” or “graphic novel” may bring to mind images of a fictional story of the battle between good and evil,...

Fish reproductive fitness

Last Friday, Dr. Ryan Frankowiak, a professor from Queen’s University, gave a talk titled “Two sides of the same coin: Disentangling adult and offspring...

Can we use poop to power the world?

This month’s Classes without Quizzes featured UTM alumnus Fahaq Tariq’s talk titled “Turning Poo into Power to Save the World.” Tariq is the founder...

The highs & lows of legal cannabis

Cannabis, marijuana, pot, or weed. However you choose to refer to it, the popular recreational drug is now legal in Canada. While opinions range...

Exploring human remains identification

The Forensic Science department at UTM will introduce a new Special Topics 300-level course taught by Dr. Nicole Novroski, an assistant professor in UTM’s...

Halloween Pub: Shayna’s four-year tradition

The Halloween Pub, hosted by the UTMSU, is and always has been a grand event at UTM, a school not really known for having...

Sharing stories and learning languages

Last Friday, UTM’s International Education Centre in collaboration with education studies held their second Language Conversation Circle session. These peer-led, drop-in, interactive conversation sessions...

Seeing Scrabble through a linguistic lens

“Ok,” “twerk,” “sriracha,” and “emoji.” These seemingly random words are four of the 300 new words recently added to The Official Scrabble Player’s Dictionary....

Could whispering soothe our brains?

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR), has become increasingly popular over the past year. Videos of YouTubers, such as “ASMR Darling,” whispering into microphones, tapping,...

Is organic food really the better option?

Organic food is marketed as being healthier, but it is also more expensive. As a university student, it is important to keep an eye...

Mandated leave policy is withdrawn

The University of Toronto has withdrawn the university-mandated leave of absence policy proposal from the current governance cycle, following concerns raised by the Ontario...

MMA fighting: an art

UFC refers to Ultimate Fighting Championship. It started in 1993 as a professional mixed martial arts organization offering elite-level fights. The sport of mixed...

The truth about sleeping disorders

Emily Lockhart writes about 8 common sleep-associated disorders in her article, “8 Common Sleep Disorders.” They include, Obstructive Sleep Apnea Disorder (OSAD), Delayed Sleep...

Crohn’s versus colitis: an unavoidable pain

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease compose the two main constituents of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Individuals with IBD require lifelong treatment, and although the...

How to host a minimal clothing swap

During the winter break, many of us tried to use our time wisely by decluttering and organizing our closets. Ending up with a pile...

Does the sun give us enough vitamin D?

Vitamin D, or the “sunlight vitamin,” is a prominent constituent of a healthy lifestyle. During these harsh months of winter, however, sunlight is in...

Finding prejudice closer to home?

During her undergraduate studies as a criminology student at the University of Toronto Mississauga, 2016 alumna Janelle Douthwright read one research article that paved...

Net neutrality: looking into the past?

During the Obama administration in 2015, under Democrat regulation, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed net neutrality rules that maintained the internet...

Fighting back: beyond simple self-defense

On a recent cold Thursday night, the corridors in the basement of the UTM Davis building reverberated with cheers coming from Spigel Hall. After...

‘Wheying’ options for protein intake

There are many people who are unsure about taking protein powder because they feel it is unnatural and not good for our body to...

Graduating and fighting back: beyond just self-defense

Last Thursday night, the corridors in the basement of the UTM Davis building reverberated with cheers coming from Spigel Hall. After five classes throughout...

Cow milk said to be better than nut milk

Canada’s Food Guide dedicates an entire section out of the four essential food groups to milk and alternatives. This colossal emphasis on milk products...

Coping with SAD during winter months

According to the Mayo Clinic, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression related to the change in season.According to Norman Farb’s lecture...

HCC hosts flu clinic

The UTM Health and Counselling Centre, partnered with UTM Wellness Ambassdors and the UTM International Education Centre hosted their second flu clinic last Thursday,...

How to respond to abuse and neglect

In the background paper published in November 2006 for the International Policy Forum on Family Violence, Dr. Christine Walsh, from the University of Calgary,...

Foods for brain memory and function

There are certain foods that are said to improve brain function and memory. Regardless of what age you are, keeping your brain healthy is...

Metrolinx merges PRESTO and U-Pass

Metrolinx has announced a new initiative that combines university transit passes onto PRESTO Cards for the fall of 2018. The new program will allow...

Mirror, mirror, on the wall and quad

As I walked onto the quad, surrounding me were round convex mirrors in a variety of sizes spaced strategically around the grounds. The public...
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