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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...

The Nursery rattles the Toronto indie scene

The Nursery is making progress in Toronto’s music scene after grabbing two titles, Best Indie Band and Best Music Video, at the Toronto Independent...

Hedwig flies out of cage onto the stage

I like experiencing theatre without knowing the particulars of a production’s plot. So, when the title Hedwig and the Angry Inch arrested my vision,...

A patient trek across the Camino

Patient Hands is Alex Stooshinoff’s second EP released in November 2015. The songwriter drew musical inspiration from field recordings taken whilst trekking across the...

Let’s talk: Life behind and on the set

Philosophy, anthropology, and psychology are just a select few of André Dae Kim’s interests. Outwardly nonchalant and cool in his demeanor, Kim unsuspectingly leads...

Nunez makes a wish

When Alexander Nunez first dabbled in theatre studies, a serendipitous announcement made by his high school improvisational coach propelled him into the world of...

Screentime for the 50th

In the following weeks, four films will be screened in the CCT atrium in light of UTM’s 50th Anniversary Film Festival. The four films,...

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...

A dose of art philosophy in a nutshell

What makes an artwork beautiful? Why does Duchamp’s Fountain, essentially a urinal, count as a piece of art whereas urinals in a public washroom...

How to create: 200 expressions of art

After walking through the doors of the Art Square Gallery—a two-part setting comprised of a gallery and a quaint backroom café—I begin to think...

Humour me: Five ways to tell a joke

Studio.89’s weekly Comedy Night had no shortage of comics who’ve cultivated humour well. Hosted by Adrienne Fish, a notable Canadian comedian featured in Just...

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...

Being caught in the middle

The terms “first-generation” and “second-generation” are all too well-known in the immigrant household vocabulary. However, what many overlook is the awkward gray area in...

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...

How we should discuss M103

In 2015, when I heard Iqra Khalid speak at UTM during the campaigning period for the Mississauga-Erin Mills riding, she was a newly-minted Liberal...

Sexual Violence Centre on its way

The Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre will arrive at all three U of T campuses by April 2017 to help students impacted by...

U of T will extend application deadline

The University of Toronto is extending applications for academic enrollment to allow students affected by president Trump’s temporary ban an opportunity to study at...

U of T responds to U.S. ban order

Following the executive order by the U.S. president Donald Trump that temporarily bans seven predominantly-Muslim countries from entrance to America, Ontario premier, Kathleen Wynne,...

UTSU announces support for CFS decertification

On January 24, UTSU released a statement on their Facebook page announcing its decision to support decertification from the Canadian Federation of Students.According to...

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...

Career Fair attracts 1,200 students

Sixty organizations were present at the Get Hired Fair hosted by UTM’s Career Centre last Wednesday.Held in Gym A/B in the Recreation, Athletics and...

Sexual violence policy approved

U of T’s new sexual violence policy was approved by the Governing Council in December. A key highlight of the policy is the establishment...

UTM VP discusses international students

UTM’s reliance on international students as a source of revenue may be “problematic,” according to UTM’s vice-principal academic and dean Amrita Daniere in an...

U of T agrees to hold a forum with Peterson

The Students in Support of Free Speech administration have written an open letter decrying the university’s treatment of Black and transphobic threats.“The University has...

CFS passes motion to lower threshold

The Canadian Federation of Students passed a motion in its national general meeting on October 6 to decrease the threshold amount of signatures required...

All-gender washrooms installed

All-gender washrooms have been installed across UTM, including Deerfield, CCT Building, and the RAWC, following an announcement by interim principal Ulrich Krull in a...

Blood donors at UTM

The UTM Blood and Stem Cell Society and Lifeline hosted a blood donation clinic with the Canadian Blood Services in the Student Centre last...

Lower crime rates on campus

Reports made by students to UTM’s police in the last couple of weeks cited stolen items valued under $5000 in the Kaneff Centre, Instructional...

English department addresses sexism

Following sexism issues in an English class raised last January in an Academic Affairs Committee meeting, the chair of the English and drama department,...

Legal battle continues

An ongoing legal case between UTM Students for Life and UTMSU regarding UTMSFL’s stance on abortion and its status as a recognized club has...

UTMSU introduces campaigns

A “Fight the Fees” campaign was discussed last Wednesday in UTMSU’s first commission meeting of this academic year.Marise Hopkins, UTMSU’s VP external, stated that...

U of T drafts a sexual violence prevention plan

The University of Toronto released a draft last Wednesday for a stand-alone policy to prevent sexual violence on all U of T campuses, following...

UTSU makes changes to health and dental insurance

UTSU has passed a motion to change students’ health and dental insurance provider following more than a $1.6-million loss from current insurance arrangements.Insurance is...

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...

UTMSU supports Laurentian students

Following Laurentian University’s administrative decision to completely close its Barrie campus by May 2019, UTMSU called on its board and staff to partake in...

UTSU fills vacancy

UTSU has appointed Alessia Rodriguez as VP campus life after the impeachment of Akshan Bansal last December following allegations of sexual assault.Before being appointed,...

UTM talks mental health

The Department of Student Housing and Residence Life participated in Bell Let’s Talk Day, a yearly initiative hosted nationwide to raise money and encourage...

The Breakfast Club (1985)

High school is admittedly a volatile stage in one’s life. It marks that awkward transition between childhood and adulthood. It doesn’t help that the...

Career speed dating with “human books”

Despite the necessity, it’s not very often that open discussions surrounding topics such as race, gender, religion, and sexuality take place in our day-to-day...

Housing plan in the works

UTM’s Department of Student Housing and Residence Life is working to establish a Campus Housing Master Plan, aiming to be completed this summer.In a...

Fair trade certification pending

UTM’s hospitality and retail services department is currently working to obtain fair trade certification as fair trade products are in the midst of being...

Code 9—what’s your first response?

Whenever Kirsti Haaka has nightmares, she can rely on the aid of her service dog Patty to bring her back to reality. Haaka, a...

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...

Everyone goes a little nuts sometimes

I never really knew how much effort went into the creation of student-produced plays until I attended one.The Nut Case was performed over two...

Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk)

Tyler Durden is not exactly the kind of person I’d ever want to meet. If I were given the opportunity to meet a real-life...

Students skate on artificial ice surface

With handmade cutout snowflakes adorning the walls, festive music playing in the background, and a synthetic skating rink made from a high-tech plastic polymer...

A tale of couchsurfing

What strikes me as intriguing about Ruhan Rahman is his easygoing persona. With his ever-present smile and natural ability to carry a conversation, Rahman...

VP part-time post may be removed

The UTMSU board of directors has voted to remove VP part-time affairs from its executive team as of next year.As The Medium reported last...

#ItAllAddsUp during higher education

In an effort to address the stress students report feeling when thinking about their future career, UTM’s Career Centre joined 17 Canadian universities to...

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...

UTMSU proposes bylaw amendments

Along with reviewing the results of the fall 2015 election and passing changes in the union’s bylaws, UTMSU also examined the causes and possible...

Musical Theatre Club brings a new act to town

When I first meet Ioana Luchian in one of Deerfield’s rehearsal halls, she is busy preparing the stage for an open mic event hosted...

Old textbook? Donate it

For most students, the burden of academia often leaves little time to do anything else. However, involvement in extracurricular activities or non-profit organizations on...

UTMSU to lobby new AV pricelist

UTMSU is undertaking lobbying efforts to encourage clubs and societies to write letters and sign petitions expressing their views about recent changes to the...

Candidates debate issues ahead of federal election

Last Tuesday, candidates running for the federal elections discussed issues related to youth voters at “The Gen Y Vote with UTM: Candidates Forum”.Hosted at...

Musical mother tongue

”In 1956, my father and his brother—my tìo Arturo—decided that they had this dream, and that dream was Canada,” Amanda Martinez tells the...

Alternative revenue needed to address deficit

U of T is currently facing a structural deficit, to which increasing enrolment, establishing a stronger connection with Brampton, and seeking out alternative revenues...

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...

The Nursery rattles the Toronto indie scene

The Nursery is making progress in Toronto’s music scene after grabbing two titles, Best Indie Band and Best Music Video, at the Toronto Independent...

Hedwig flies out of cage onto the stage

I like experiencing theatre without knowing the particulars of a production’s plot. So, when the title Hedwig and the Angry Inch arrested my vision,...

A patient trek across the Camino

Patient Hands is Alex Stooshinoff’s second EP released in November 2015. The songwriter drew musical inspiration from field recordings taken whilst trekking across the...

Let’s talk: Life behind and on the set

Philosophy, anthropology, and psychology are just a select few of André Dae Kim’s interests. Outwardly nonchalant and cool in his demeanor, Kim unsuspectingly leads...

Nunez makes a wish

When Alexander Nunez first dabbled in theatre studies, a serendipitous announcement made by his high school improvisational coach propelled him into the world of...

Screentime for the 50th

In the following weeks, four films will be screened in the CCT atrium in light of UTM’s 50th Anniversary Film Festival. The four films,...

A dose of art philosophy in a nutshell

What makes an artwork beautiful? Why does Duchamp’s Fountain, essentially a urinal, count as a piece of art whereas urinals in a public washroom...

How to create: 200 expressions of art

After walking through the doors of the Art Square Gallery—a two-part setting comprised of a gallery and a quaint backroom café—I begin to think...

Humour me: Five ways to tell a joke

Studio.89’s weekly Comedy Night had no shortage of comics who’ve cultivated humour well. Hosted by Adrienne Fish, a notable Canadian comedian featured in Just...

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...

Being caught in the middle

The terms “first-generation” and “second-generation” are all too well-known in the immigrant household vocabulary. However, what many overlook is the awkward gray area in...

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...

How we should discuss M103

In 2015, when I heard Iqra Khalid speak at UTM during the campaigning period for the Mississauga-Erin Mills riding, she was a newly-minted Liberal...

Sexual Violence Centre on its way

The Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre will arrive at all three U of T campuses by April 2017 to help students impacted by...

U of T will extend application deadline

The University of Toronto is extending applications for academic enrollment to allow students affected by president Trump’s temporary ban an opportunity to study at...

U of T responds to U.S. ban order

Following the executive order by the U.S. president Donald Trump that temporarily bans seven predominantly-Muslim countries from entrance to America, Ontario premier, Kathleen Wynne,...

UTSU announces support for CFS decertification

On January 24, UTSU released a statement on their Facebook page announcing its decision to support decertification from the Canadian Federation of Students.According to...

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...

Career Fair attracts 1,200 students

Sixty organizations were present at the Get Hired Fair hosted by UTM’s Career Centre last Wednesday.Held in Gym A/B in the Recreation, Athletics and...

Sexual violence policy approved

U of T’s new sexual violence policy was approved by the Governing Council in December. A key highlight of the policy is the establishment...

UTM VP discusses international students

UTM’s reliance on international students as a source of revenue may be “problematic,” according to UTM’s vice-principal academic and dean Amrita Daniere in an...

U of T agrees to hold a forum with Peterson

The Students in Support of Free Speech administration have written an open letter decrying the university’s treatment of Black and transphobic threats.“The University has...

CFS passes motion to lower threshold

The Canadian Federation of Students passed a motion in its national general meeting on October 6 to decrease the threshold amount of signatures required...

All-gender washrooms installed

All-gender washrooms have been installed across UTM, including Deerfield, CCT Building, and the RAWC, following an announcement by interim principal Ulrich Krull in a...

Blood donors at UTM

The UTM Blood and Stem Cell Society and Lifeline hosted a blood donation clinic with the Canadian Blood Services in the Student Centre last...

Lower crime rates on campus

Reports made by students to UTM’s police in the last couple of weeks cited stolen items valued under $5000 in the Kaneff Centre, Instructional...

English department addresses sexism

Following sexism issues in an English class raised last January in an Academic Affairs Committee meeting, the chair of the English and drama department,...

Legal battle continues

An ongoing legal case between UTM Students for Life and UTMSU regarding UTMSFL’s stance on abortion and its status as a recognized club has...

U of T drafts a sexual violence prevention plan

The University of Toronto released a draft last Wednesday for a stand-alone policy to prevent sexual violence on all U of T campuses, following...

UTSU makes changes to health and dental insurance

UTSU has passed a motion to change students’ health and dental insurance provider following more than a $1.6-million loss from current insurance arrangements.Insurance is...

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...

UTMSU supports Laurentian students

Following Laurentian University’s administrative decision to completely close its Barrie campus by May 2019, UTMSU called on its board and staff to partake in...

UTSU fills vacancy

UTSU has appointed Alessia Rodriguez as VP campus life after the impeachment of Akshan Bansal last December following allegations of sexual assault.Before being appointed,...

UTM talks mental health

The Department of Student Housing and Residence Life participated in Bell Let’s Talk Day, a yearly initiative hosted nationwide to raise money and encourage...

The Breakfast Club (1985)

High school is admittedly a volatile stage in one’s life. It marks that awkward transition between childhood and adulthood. It doesn’t help that the...

Career speed dating with “human books”

Despite the necessity, it’s not very often that open discussions surrounding topics such as race, gender, religion, and sexuality take place in our day-to-day...

Housing plan in the works

UTM’s Department of Student Housing and Residence Life is working to establish a Campus Housing Master Plan, aiming to be completed this summer.In a...

Fair trade certification pending

UTM’s hospitality and retail services department is currently working to obtain fair trade certification as fair trade products are in the midst of being...

Code 9—what’s your first response?

Whenever Kirsti Haaka has nightmares, she can rely on the aid of her service dog Patty to bring her back to reality. Haaka, a...

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...

Everyone goes a little nuts sometimes

I never really knew how much effort went into the creation of student-produced plays until I attended one.The Nut Case was performed over two...

Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk)

Tyler Durden is not exactly the kind of person I’d ever want to meet. If I were given the opportunity to meet a real-life...

Students skate on artificial ice surface

With handmade cutout snowflakes adorning the walls, festive music playing in the background, and a synthetic skating rink made from a high-tech plastic polymer...

A tale of couchsurfing

What strikes me as intriguing about Ruhan Rahman is his easygoing persona. With his ever-present smile and natural ability to carry a conversation, Rahman...

#ItAllAddsUp during higher education

In an effort to address the stress students report feeling when thinking about their future career, UTM’s Career Centre joined 17 Canadian universities to...

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...

UTMSU proposes bylaw amendments

Along with reviewing the results of the fall 2015 election and passing changes in the union’s bylaws, UTMSU also examined the causes and possible...

Musical Theatre Club brings a new act to town

When I first meet Ioana Luchian in one of Deerfield’s rehearsal halls, she is busy preparing the stage for an open mic event hosted...

Old textbook? Donate it

For most students, the burden of academia often leaves little time to do anything else. However, involvement in extracurricular activities or non-profit organizations on...

UTMSU to lobby new AV pricelist

UTMSU is undertaking lobbying efforts to encourage clubs and societies to write letters and sign petitions expressing their views about recent changes to the...

Candidates debate issues ahead of federal election

Last Tuesday, candidates running for the federal elections discussed issues related to youth voters at “The Gen Y Vote with UTM: Candidates Forum”.Hosted at...

Musical mother tongue

”In 1956, my father and his brother—my tìo Arturo—decided that they had this dream, and that dream was Canada,” Amanda Martinez tells the...

Alternative revenue needed to address deficit

U of T is currently facing a structural deficit, to which increasing enrolment, establishing a stronger connection with Brampton, and seeking out alternative revenues...

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...

UTMSU introduces campaigns

A “Fight the Fees” campaign was discussed last Wednesday in UTMSU’s first commission meeting of this academic year.Marise Hopkins, UTMSU’s VP external, stated that...

VP part-time post may be removed

The UTMSU board of directors has voted to remove VP part-time affairs from its executive team as of next year.As The Medium reported last...

Candidates debate issues ahead of federal election

Last Tuesday, candidates running for the federal elections discussed issues related to youth voters at “The Gen Y Vote with UTM: Candidates Forum”.Hosted at...
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