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Junaid Imran

Junaid Imran

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  • Photo Editor (2012/13)
  • Alumnus, Sociology/Philosophy
Junaid bought his first DSLR in his second year at UTM, and his life hasn't been the same since. Obsessed with the world of photography, he began practicing and soon found himself contributing for The Medium. After a year of volunteering, he was welcomed on the editorial team. Junaid loves seafood, Game of Thrones, and often indulges in random cat videos/photos on the internet.

Contributions

Group fitness creates friendly competition

As students, we’ve heard countless times how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A big part of remaining physically fit is making...

Turning the RAWC into a girls’ club

In his article “Why I’m suing my gym over their sexist women-only hours” published in the Daily Mail, men’s issues journalist Peter Lloyd argued...

How to eat better than you did last year

After a winter break filled with meals of roasted turkey, turkey soup, turkey sandwiches, turkey potpie (I think you get the idea), a slathering...

UTSU AGM to run amid controversy

The University of Toronto Students’ Union, which represents all full-time undergraduates at the St. George campus and at UTM, will hold its annual general...

Blind Duck is an on-campus escape

I’m not embarrassed that in nearly three years at UTM I haven’t been to a single pub night. I am embarrassed that in nearly...

And the winner is…

The UTM Athletic Council) was selected as a winner in the first annual United Way 2012 Youth Spirit Awards.The United Way of Peel Region...

“Top of the muffin to you!”

The blueberry muffin can be eaten alone on the go, or paired with a hot drink on a (hopefully) hot date. It can serve...
video

Mesmerize me

The UTM fashion club Style and Profyle held its 11th annual fashion and dance show in the Blind Duck Pub last week. The event...

VP external candidate forfeits

Sana Ali, the vice-president external candidate on Team Renew for the U of T Students’ Union elections, resigned last week with just one day left...

Where will you be living next year?

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

UTSU’s unopposed candidates take questions

A small crowd attended UTSU’s All-Candidates Executive Debate at the William Doo Auditorium at New College last Wednesday. Candidates for the positions of president,...

SEC talks oral sex

The UTM Sexual Education and Peer Counselling Centre held a “Sensational Oral Sex” workshop last Thursday in the Davis Building to teach students about...

Privacy errors still under dispute

UTMSU is undecided about whether to hold the second referendum for the Student Centre expansion in March or in the fall, a decision the...

New UTM Equity and Diversity Officer

Nythalah Baker has officially begun her new position as UTM’s equity and diversity officer. This is the first time this role has existed on...

UTM student recipient of award

A UTM student has been named the recipient of the John H. Moss Scholarship by the University of Toronto Alumni Association.Samra Younus, currently in...

Motion approves online voting

The continuation of UTSU’s Special General Meeting saw a motion recommending online voting to be implemented in time for the UTSU elections narrowly approved...
video

UTSU’s Special General Meeting fails to reach quorum after UTM students...

UTSU’s Special General Meeting, held last Tuesday, was adjourned unexpectedly before attendees could vote on the controversial electoral reform. The meeting was a replacement...

They’ll never change me

What was your New Year’s resolution? I want to be healthier, you say. No, I want to read more! Actually, I want to improve...

UTM shows its pride for LGBTQ

A Degrassi star showed her support for the fourth annual UTM Pride Week.Annie Clark, a star of Degrassi: The Next Generation, headlined the workshop...

Scrumptious subs

The sandwich is a brown-bag classic. Come university, it becomes not just the perfect choice for lunch, but sometimes breakfast and dinner too. It’s...

Which classes RAWC?

For those looking to get or stay in shape in 2013, have no fear; the RAWC has plenty to offer UTM students.From biking in...

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...

Demanding reasons for residence fees

A group of 10 UTM students met with UTM’s Student Housing and Residence Life, demanding justification for the $400 fee imposed on residence students...

Police investigate Student Centre thefts

Campus Police and Peel Regional Police are investigating a string of thefts that occurred in the Student Centre this semester, amounting to an estimated...

Seizing the semifinal

After going 4–1 in the regular season, the UTM Eagles women’s basketball team went into their semifinal expecting to seal their spot in the...

UTM’s tastiest chocolate chip cookie

As a child nothing made up for a rough day at school like coming home to a glass of milk and freshly baked chocolate...

UTSU’s short-lived AGM

The motion to approve the agenda at the Annual General Meeting of the U of T Students’ Union was defeated minutes after the meeting...

Motion to approve UTSU AGM agenda fails

The motion to approve the agenda at the Annual General Meeting of the University of Toronto Students’ Union failed last night shortly after the...

Anthony Krmek, leader of Div 1 White

It takes heart, competitiveness, and dedication to be a successful leader. As the world has taken heed of the recent U.S. presidential election, it...

Faiz Ahmed: on to bigger and better things

Now in his fifth and final year representing the UTM Eagles in Division 1 men’s basketball, small forward Faiz Ahmed is looking ahead to a...

Keep the cat videos coming

“Well, obviously you’re not studying,” your friend says as she leans across the barrier between two library cubicles. She points at your laptop screen....

Happy hour ends early at UTM

Ever tried going for a drink at the Blind Duck Pub on a Friday night? If so, you probably peered through the bars at...

Music Club rocks for a good cause

Tickets? Sold out. Tables? Hauled in from other rooms. Chairs? Not enough! That was how the Mosaic Charity Dinner went on Friday. The fourth...

Are recording studios worth the price?

The transition from stage to studio can be intimidating for those who have never set foot in one. Even  established musicians can get studio...

Deconstructing politics

The UTM Young Liberals hosted an educational political event in the Davis Building for students and club members interested in learning more about Canadian...

Striking a pose for violence against women

The UTM Women’s Centre raised $200 at their annual “Walk Five Minutes in Her Shoes” event, with all proceeds going towards raising awareness of...

Unfriendly houseguests

The Division One men’s Eagles White showed an offence that was below par on Tuesday night. With the talent on their bench, they should...

Pink hijabs raise awareness of breast cancer

The Muslim Students’ Association organized their annual Pink Hijab Day at UTM in the Student Centre hallway last Monday to raise awareness of and...

Celebrating a green Diwali Dhamaka

The Hindu Student Council celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, at  their Diwali Dhamaka event on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Blind Duck.The...

Taking a slapshot in the face

UTSC’s 5–1 blowout of UTM’s tri-campus hockey team left second-year forward Rory Bourgeois disappointed, but it’s not just the score that irks him. Bourgeois...

Does GPA suffer when you have a job?

For many students, the stress of studying we’ll all feel in the next few weeks isn’t the only weight they’ll be carrying. In June...

U.S. debate under scrutiny

The UTM Debating Club collaborated with UTMSU to air the final American presidential debate on US foreign policy last Tuesday.The screening was followed by ...

Educational eating

“Downtown Baby”, an article published by The Grid in June, was by a Toronto parent who defended his decision to raise his son in...

What you didn’t know about the library

The Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre is not just a place to borrow books and study. For example, students can sign out netbooks and...

Should diplomas be called degrees?

Ontario’s community colleges want to rename their three-year diplomas to “degrees”, arguing that the current title belittles the credentials given to students and makes...

Breaking ground at the North Building

UTM held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for its original and oldest building, the North Building, which was built in 1967, a time when...
video

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...

Library waives fines for food donations

The Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre donated 1,176 non-perishable food items to the food bank run jointly by UTMSU and Community on Campus. The...

HMALC adds study spaces

The Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre  added 128 quiet study spaces on level one (below the ground floor) this September in response to student...

Students get DisOriented—and involved

UTMSU’s Ministry of Social Justice and Equity hosted the second annual DisOrientation Week, offering students a chance to learn how to get involved on...

Work wins, sleep comes last

“One down, two more to go!” cheers Elizabeth, a first-year UTM student. She slams her laptop screen shut. Two seconds later, she realizes she...

To the kid sitting in the back…

“In our society, to admit that you’re an introvert is almost to admit that you’re weak,” confesses Aristotle Eliopoulos, a fifth-year sociology student. “It’s...

Low impact, low resistance, intense workout

As students begin another year of seemingly endless readings, essays, and tests, it’s good to know that the RAWC is on their side when...

The promise of UTMAC’s new leader

The UTM student body had the opportunity to elect a new president for the UTM Athletic Council last March. By an ever-so-slight margin of...

They’re more afraid of you…

Clammy hands? Loss of words? Don’t worry, it’s common among undergraduates to sweat, stutter, and go blank when speaking to their professors. Conversations that...

In profile: Patrick Gunning

One of the leading voices in the field of medicinal chemistry works here at UTM.Long before he started here, Patrick Gunning completed an Honours...

First Pub sold out

UTMSU hosted its annual First Pub on Thursday night for the scores of eager students looking to dive into this pub season.The highly anticipated...

[email protected] kicks off Queer Orientation

Queer Orientation, an annual tri-campus secondary Frosh Week held for the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) community, came back stronger than ever.The...

Jane Goodall delivers message of hope

Jane Goodall lectured about her research and environmental initiatives as part of the Snider Lecture series at UTM last Tuesday.The lecture, entitled “Reasons for...

A coaching lesson in football safety

Sporting a thick silver mane, an intense glare, and an imposing all-black wardrobe on his six-foot-three, 250-pound frame, Toronto Argonauts general manager Jim Barker...

Varsity Blues handed second straight blowout

For the second game in a row, the U of T Varsity Blues football team were beaten and outscored by over 50 points. The...

The reconfiguration of Work Study

Many students returning to UTM this fall will have noticed that the Ontario Work-Study program positions that they’ve depended on in the past are...

Temporary Food Court opens in Davis Building

UTM opened the Temporary Food Court in the old library area next to the Meeting Place in the Davis Building last week.The TFC compensates...

North Building demolition underway

Like most members of the UTM community, professor Lee Bailey was shocked to discover one morning that reconstruction had begun on UTM’s oldest academic...

Varsity Blues kick off the season

It’s an experience that Varsity Blues fans have waited 17 long years for: the team’s first shutout victory since 1995.U of T’s Varsity Stadium...

Hollerado rocks the square

Rock ’n’ roll was alive and kicking Friday night at Mississauga’s Celebration Square, where Canadian bands the Balconies, Topanga, and the headliner, Hollerado, played...

Froshies survive Apocalypse

First-year students have started off their careers at UTM full of memories made at the always highly anticipated Orientation Week, hosted by UTMSU.After picking...

3.14 reasons to love pi(e)

The Department of Visual Studies Student Society organized a pie-making session and a lecture on—you got it—pies

TAs go to the polls

CUPE 3902 members decided to extend polling dates until March 5 for ratification of the tentative agreement.

UTMSU’s silent AGM

Out of 90 attendees, most of whom were union volunteers, 700 proxy votes were counted; 88% of votes cast represented students who were not in attendance, and who may not have been aware of the implications of their vote.

Group fitness creates friendly competition

As students, we’ve heard countless times how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A big part of remaining physically fit is making...

Turning the RAWC into a girls’ club

In his article “Why I’m suing my gym over their sexist women-only hours” published in the Daily Mail, men’s issues journalist Peter Lloyd argued...

How to eat better than you did last year

After a winter break filled with meals of roasted turkey, turkey soup, turkey sandwiches, turkey potpie (I think you get the idea), a slathering...

UTSU AGM to run amid controversy

The University of Toronto Students’ Union, which represents all full-time undergraduates at the St. George campus and at UTM, will hold its annual general...

Blind Duck is an on-campus escape

I’m not embarrassed that in nearly three years at UTM I haven’t been to a single pub night. I am embarrassed that in nearly...

And the winner is…

The UTM Athletic Council) was selected as a winner in the first annual United Way 2012 Youth Spirit Awards.The United Way of Peel Region...

“Top of the muffin to you!”

The blueberry muffin can be eaten alone on the go, or paired with a hot drink on a (hopefully) hot date. It can serve...
video

Mesmerize me

The UTM fashion club Style and Profyle held its 11th annual fashion and dance show in the Blind Duck Pub last week. The event...

VP external candidate forfeits

Sana Ali, the vice-president external candidate on Team Renew for the U of T Students’ Union elections, resigned last week with just one day left...

Where will you be living next year?

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

UTSU’s unopposed candidates take questions

A small crowd attended UTSU’s All-Candidates Executive Debate at the William Doo Auditorium at New College last Wednesday. Candidates for the positions of president,...

SEC talks oral sex

The UTM Sexual Education and Peer Counselling Centre held a “Sensational Oral Sex” workshop last Thursday in the Davis Building to teach students about...

Privacy errors still under dispute

UTMSU is undecided about whether to hold the second referendum for the Student Centre expansion in March or in the fall, a decision the...

New UTM Equity and Diversity Officer

Nythalah Baker has officially begun her new position as UTM’s equity and diversity officer. This is the first time this role has existed on...

UTM student recipient of award

A UTM student has been named the recipient of the John H. Moss Scholarship by the University of Toronto Alumni Association.Samra Younus, currently in...

Motion approves online voting

The continuation of UTSU’s Special General Meeting saw a motion recommending online voting to be implemented in time for the UTSU elections narrowly approved...

They’ll never change me

What was your New Year’s resolution? I want to be healthier, you say. No, I want to read more! Actually, I want to improve...

UTM shows its pride for LGBTQ

A Degrassi star showed her support for the fourth annual UTM Pride Week.Annie Clark, a star of Degrassi: The Next Generation, headlined the workshop...

Scrumptious subs

The sandwich is a brown-bag classic. Come university, it becomes not just the perfect choice for lunch, but sometimes breakfast and dinner too. It’s...

Which classes RAWC?

For those looking to get or stay in shape in 2013, have no fear; the RAWC has plenty to offer UTM students.From biking in...

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...

Demanding reasons for residence fees

A group of 10 UTM students met with UTM’s Student Housing and Residence Life, demanding justification for the $400 fee imposed on residence students...

Police investigate Student Centre thefts

Campus Police and Peel Regional Police are investigating a string of thefts that occurred in the Student Centre this semester, amounting to an estimated...

Seizing the semifinal

After going 4–1 in the regular season, the UTM Eagles women’s basketball team went into their semifinal expecting to seal their spot in the...

UTM’s tastiest chocolate chip cookie

As a child nothing made up for a rough day at school like coming home to a glass of milk and freshly baked chocolate...

UTSU’s short-lived AGM

The motion to approve the agenda at the Annual General Meeting of the U of T Students’ Union was defeated minutes after the meeting...

Motion to approve UTSU AGM agenda fails

The motion to approve the agenda at the Annual General Meeting of the University of Toronto Students’ Union failed last night shortly after the...

Anthony Krmek, leader of Div 1 White

It takes heart, competitiveness, and dedication to be a successful leader. As the world has taken heed of the recent U.S. presidential election, it...

Faiz Ahmed: on to bigger and better things

Now in his fifth and final year representing the UTM Eagles in Division 1 men’s basketball, small forward Faiz Ahmed is looking ahead to a...

Keep the cat videos coming

“Well, obviously you’re not studying,” your friend says as she leans across the barrier between two library cubicles. She points at your laptop screen....

Happy hour ends early at UTM

Ever tried going for a drink at the Blind Duck Pub on a Friday night? If so, you probably peered through the bars at...

Music Club rocks for a good cause

Tickets? Sold out. Tables? Hauled in from other rooms. Chairs? Not enough! That was how the Mosaic Charity Dinner went on Friday. The fourth...

Are recording studios worth the price?

The transition from stage to studio can be intimidating for those who have never set foot in one. Even  established musicians can get studio...

Deconstructing politics

The UTM Young Liberals hosted an educational political event in the Davis Building for students and club members interested in learning more about Canadian...

Striking a pose for violence against women

The UTM Women’s Centre raised $200 at their annual “Walk Five Minutes in Her Shoes” event, with all proceeds going towards raising awareness of...

Unfriendly houseguests

The Division One men’s Eagles White showed an offence that was below par on Tuesday night. With the talent on their bench, they should...

Pink hijabs raise awareness of breast cancer

The Muslim Students’ Association organized their annual Pink Hijab Day at UTM in the Student Centre hallway last Monday to raise awareness of and...

Celebrating a green Diwali Dhamaka

The Hindu Student Council celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, at  their Diwali Dhamaka event on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Blind Duck.The...

Taking a slapshot in the face

UTSC’s 5–1 blowout of UTM’s tri-campus hockey team left second-year forward Rory Bourgeois disappointed, but it’s not just the score that irks him. Bourgeois...

Does GPA suffer when you have a job?

For many students, the stress of studying we’ll all feel in the next few weeks isn’t the only weight they’ll be carrying. In June...

U.S. debate under scrutiny

The UTM Debating Club collaborated with UTMSU to air the final American presidential debate on US foreign policy last Tuesday.The screening was followed by ...

Educational eating

“Downtown Baby”, an article published by The Grid in June, was by a Toronto parent who defended his decision to raise his son in...

What you didn’t know about the library

The Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre is not just a place to borrow books and study. For example, students can sign out netbooks and...

Should diplomas be called degrees?

Ontario’s community colleges want to rename their three-year diplomas to “degrees”, arguing that the current title belittles the credentials given to students and makes...

Breaking ground at the North Building

UTM held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for its original and oldest building, the North Building, which was built in 1967, a time when...

Library waives fines for food donations

The Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre donated 1,176 non-perishable food items to the food bank run jointly by UTMSU and Community on Campus. The...

HMALC adds study spaces

The Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre  added 128 quiet study spaces on level one (below the ground floor) this September in response to student...

Students get DisOriented—and involved

UTMSU’s Ministry of Social Justice and Equity hosted the second annual DisOrientation Week, offering students a chance to learn how to get involved on...

Work wins, sleep comes last

“One down, two more to go!” cheers Elizabeth, a first-year UTM student. She slams her laptop screen shut. Two seconds later, she realizes she...

To the kid sitting in the back…

“In our society, to admit that you’re an introvert is almost to admit that you’re weak,” confesses Aristotle Eliopoulos, a fifth-year sociology student. “It’s...

Low impact, low resistance, intense workout

As students begin another year of seemingly endless readings, essays, and tests, it’s good to know that the RAWC is on their side when...

The promise of UTMAC’s new leader

The UTM student body had the opportunity to elect a new president for the UTM Athletic Council last March. By an ever-so-slight margin of...

They’re more afraid of you…

Clammy hands? Loss of words? Don’t worry, it’s common among undergraduates to sweat, stutter, and go blank when speaking to their professors. Conversations that...

In profile: Patrick Gunning

One of the leading voices in the field of medicinal chemistry works here at UTM.Long before he started here, Patrick Gunning completed an Honours...

First Pub sold out

UTMSU hosted its annual First Pub on Thursday night for the scores of eager students looking to dive into this pub season.The highly anticipated...

[email protected] kicks off Queer Orientation

Queer Orientation, an annual tri-campus secondary Frosh Week held for the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) community, came back stronger than ever.The...

Jane Goodall delivers message of hope

Jane Goodall lectured about her research and environmental initiatives as part of the Snider Lecture series at UTM last Tuesday.The lecture, entitled “Reasons for...

A coaching lesson in football safety

Sporting a thick silver mane, an intense glare, and an imposing all-black wardrobe on his six-foot-three, 250-pound frame, Toronto Argonauts general manager Jim Barker...

Varsity Blues handed second straight blowout

For the second game in a row, the U of T Varsity Blues football team were beaten and outscored by over 50 points. The...

The reconfiguration of Work Study

Many students returning to UTM this fall will have noticed that the Ontario Work-Study program positions that they’ve depended on in the past are...

Temporary Food Court opens in Davis Building

UTM opened the Temporary Food Court in the old library area next to the Meeting Place in the Davis Building last week.The TFC compensates...

North Building demolition underway

Like most members of the UTM community, professor Lee Bailey was shocked to discover one morning that reconstruction had begun on UTM’s oldest academic...

Varsity Blues kick off the season

It’s an experience that Varsity Blues fans have waited 17 long years for: the team’s first shutout victory since 1995.U of T’s Varsity Stadium...

Hollerado rocks the square

Rock ’n’ roll was alive and kicking Friday night at Mississauga’s Celebration Square, where Canadian bands the Balconies, Topanga, and the headliner, Hollerado, played...

Froshies survive Apocalypse

First-year students have started off their careers at UTM full of memories made at the always highly anticipated Orientation Week, hosted by UTMSU.After picking...

3.14 reasons to love pi(e)

The Department of Visual Studies Student Society organized a pie-making session and a lecture on—you got it—pies

TAs go to the polls

CUPE 3902 members decided to extend polling dates until March 5 for ratification of the tentative agreement.

UTMSU’s silent AGM

Out of 90 attendees, most of whom were union volunteers, 700 proxy votes were counted; 88% of votes cast represented students who were not in attendance, and who may not have been aware of the implications of their vote.
video

UTSU’s Special General Meeting fails to reach quorum after UTM students...

UTSU’s Special General Meeting, held last Tuesday, was adjourned unexpectedly before attendees could vote on the controversial electoral reform. The meeting was a replacement...
video

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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