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Experience film the right way

I recently had the chance to go watch It and wow, not what I expected at all. Watching the film sparked a discussion with...

Make use of your knowledge

This was definitely a week of varying emotions. It took me a while to think about what I wanted to write about, and it...

U of T begins bargaining with labour union

Around 6,000 teaching assistants and sessional lecturers forming Unit 1 of the local labour union, CUPE 3902, are expected to return to the bargaining...

Inform yourselves UTM, always

My first editorial, how do I start this?I hate that summer is over.Though, as the Editor-in-Chief of this paper, I have to say that...

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...

The platform points of Unite UTM

The executive slate of UTMSU weighs in on what they've promised to accomplish.Nour Alideeb – PresidentA grade forgiveness policy Creating a Nap Room ...

The merit behind student journalism

And so it’s over for another year.I speak to you as the outgoing managing editor, and the incoming editor-in-chief.Wild, right? Who would have thought...

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'...

The team behind TEDxUofT’s magic

Next Saturday, TEDxUofT’s fifth annual conference, with the theme “Open,” will take place at the Isabel Bader Theatre, located at the University of Toronto’s...

Are protests effective?

If you have been following the news lately, it’s hard to miss the abundance of protests and demonstrations occurring globally.In protest close to home...

CUPE3902’s agreement set to expire

With the agreement between U of T and CUPE3902 set to expire by December 2017, both parties are expected to return to the table...

Finding the motivation to create

Okay so, this is an op-ed that is meant to tell you, the reader, to just do the thing that you’ve been wanting to...

Ego shouldn’t deter kindness

Time and time again I’m faced with this challenge of dealing with people who make you feel like you’re worthless. It’s almost become natural...

Art through fireworks

Sky Ladder is a Netflix documentary that details the life and artwork of Cai Guo-Qiang, a pyrotechnic artist whose work is often created with...

Wen-Do recognized on CCR

The Wen-Do self-defence course for women became recognized this year on the Co-Curricular Record.The Wen-Do program is a 15-hour program that operates from October...

DiCaprio encourages change and unity

With all the election coverage and Trump’s win, Leonardo DiCaprio’s important new documentary has definitely been shoved under the rug. Directed by Fisher Stevens,...

What it really means to fight the fees

Ah yes, the “Fight the Fees” campaign is back. The All Out event this week was meant to tackle what we all complain about...

Not your average family reunion

Constant turmoil, fear, and insecurity are just a few of the themes in Xavier Dolan’s sixth film, Juste la Fin du Monde. The Montreal-born...

Appellate Board proposed at UTSU’s AGM

UTSG and UTM students will convene to vote on new bylaw amendments and restructuring of the union’s use of finances in UTSU’s annual general...

Yes, being an artist is a real job

My brother, in first year, as he was waiting to talk to his TA, was asked by a fellow student what program he was...

You’re never too old to stop learning

I was listening to Chris Hardwick speak to Neil Degrasse Tyson on The Nerdist. In their conversation, Tyson mentioned that when we become older,...

Forget the past & future, focus on the now

Agh, thinking sucks.“What are you studying? What are you going to do after you graduate? Are you excited? What do you plan on doing...

Syria to ’Sauga: Nazar reaches UTM

A single Google search with the terms “Syrian refugee” brings up heart-breaking images, policy debates, and controversial comments. What also pops up on the...

Photojournalism: more than just a shot

The anniversary of 9/11 brings moments of homage, memory, and prayer across the world.With any tragic event in history also comes controversy, and I’m...

Renewed hope and fortified chemistry

Last season, the men’s varsity soccer team finished fourth among their central division opponents in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association. The first-year squad surprised...

1UofT slate disqualified, election results passed at UTSU board meeting

All members of the 1UofT slate running for the UTSU elections have been disqualified and a motion passed ratifying the new election results at...

MPP visits UTM to discuss the Ontario Student Grant

Mississauga-Erindale MPP Harinder Takhar visited UTM on March 31 to further clarify the provincial government’s new financial assistance method available to selected post-secondary students...

On a scale of 1 to 10, how useful was this...

With the academic year coming to an end, it’s once again time for course evaluations. All UTM students registered in any classes are invited...

U of T chooses not to divest

Following more than a year in review and consideration, U of T administration has chosen not to divest in fossil fuel companies as part...

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...

Drunk on (unexpected) success

There had been much anticipation behind the posters that boasted the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day pub night at the Blind Duck. Wednesday night’s event...

Unite UTM sweeps UTMSU election

According to unofficial results announced last Monday, Unite UTM has swept UTMSU’s spring election and won all of the seats for the 2016/17 executive...

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...

Marathoning your way through exams

Soon enough, students will begin emerging from hibernation and congregating in libraries and study spaces to prepare for the most painful time of the...

Words from a photojournalist turned writer

I’ve been at this newspaper for two years now and I’ve never written once for this paper. My job as the photo editor is...

What you get out of your body depends on what you...

It can be extremely difficult to lose weight—there never seems to be the proper combination of diet and exercise that works. If you were...

Students trade stocks in IMI finance competition

The closing ceremony of the IMI Finance Competition was held on Wednesday in the Innovation Complex Rotunda. Sponsored by Nvest, it featured roughly 100...

In photos: After School Special a sold-out success

Last Thursday, UTM's radio station, CFRE, hosted the After School Special, a sold-out music event at the Blind Duck which featured performances from Jazz...

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...

Sitting on a stability ball and the resistance band exercise

“You should get one of these—do you even know what this is? It’s a fitness orb, and it’s completely changed my life. Forget everything...

Man arrested by Peel Police for vandalism at the RAWC

Jakub Bernad, a 26-year-old male from Mississauga, has been charged after being arrested for allegedly vandalizing posters in the RAWC.According to Peel Regional Police...

Dancing on the catwalk

Experience Style & Profyle 2016 in photos and read about it below.  On March 4 and 5, The Blind Duck opened its doors for the first...

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...

Charity event factors in students’ talent

The first ever UTM X Factor was held last Friday as a collaborative effort between Free the Children at UTM and UTM Rotaract. It...

Prophesying our future

More than 40 students took part in last week’s panel talk hosted by The Medium discussing the past, present, and future of journalism.Moderated last...

CUPE and U of T in talks

CUPE 3902 and representatives from U of T met last week to discuss claims that CUPE 3902 made publicly against the university last December,...

CEOx1day: getting a taste of the hot seat

After seemingly endless hours of hitting the books at the library and stressing about their future, students often ask themselves if they are on...

Are crunches a severe health risk?

The UTM group fitness class Core Strength 1 gives students and membership-holders a new full-body training system centred on your core. The objective of...

Get out of your basement

It’s so close to becoming warm outside, when you won’t have to spend a lot of money on a simple date idea, where the...

UTM student elected governor

At least one international student has been elected as a full-time arts and science undergraduate governor on U of T’s Governing Council following the...

Results pending in transit study

U of T is participating in a collaborative transit study to examine student travel to schools from across the GTA.Collecting data from students at...

Fee increases passed at Campus Affairs

UTM’s Campus Affairs Committee has passed a motion to increase student compulsory non-academic incidental fees collected for UTMSU beginning as early as this summer,...

Blues win the downtown showdown

Friday night was a big night for the Varsity Blues women’s hockey team. Beating the York Lions 6-2, the Blues captured second place and...

Students “Buy Black”

UTM students and groups are celebrating Black History Month with activities currently underway.Multiple student groups collaborated to plan and host Black History Month events....

Ringing in the Year of the Monkey

Over 150 students took part in Chinese New Year festivities, including dumpling-making and traditional paper cutting in celebration of the Year of the Monkey,...

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...

Report released on sexual violence

U of T has published the findings of a 15-month, tri-campus review of the university’s dealing with sexual violence on campus.Released on Tuesday, the...

Body language changes who you are

Feeling nervous before a big game, public presentation, or interview? Take a few minutes and try Captain Morgan to ease that tension and summon...

Snail mail sendoff with artistic liberty

Boxes of Valentine’s Day cards have filled the shelves of stores, harking back to a time before texting and email, when your only means...

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...

Health stats collected for HCC

A survey from the National College Health Assessment, sponsored and distributed by the American College Health Association, has been distributed to selected UTM students...

Pro-rape vandalism found in washroom

An investigation is currently underway into vandalism discovered in the Student Centre’s male washroom.The vandalism appeared in the form of comments promoting rape culture...

SGM fails to reach quorum

UTSU’s second SGM, hosted on Thursday evening, failed to reach quorum, resulting in the meeting transitioning into a town hall format where students discussed ...

Welcome to Canada: come study with us

On January 24, Alice Kasem arrived in Canada to continue her educational journey at UTM, leaving her parents, brother, 22, and sister, 7, behind...

Saini travels to India with Wynne

Deep Saini, VP of U of T and principal of UTM, is traveling to India alongside Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne in a trade mission...

In pursuit of the aesthetic ideal

There are three things I don’t trust in this world: the 110 bus schedule, oatmeal cookies that look like chocolate chip cookies, and Nicki...

Diving into the phenomenon of vagueness

Last Wednesday, Professor Diana Raffman from the Department of Philosophy presented a talk on vagueness, addressing the central question, “What is vagueness and why...

More students using CCR

U of T’s co-curricular record has experienced an increase in students and campus groups using the program since it launched in September 2013.The CCR...

Bigger, faster, stronger after injury

Albert Awachie is a physical specimen. Currently listed at 6’3” and 228 pounds, Awachie is so talented and gifted at football that his position...

Pro-life group files suit against UTMSU (update)

UTMSU has reportedly been served with a lawsuit in a case filed by a pro-life student group at UTM who claims that the union...

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...

Pro-life group launches legal action against UTMSU

UTMSU is facing legal action by UTM Students for Life, a pro-life student group disputing the union’s refusal to renew their organization’s club status...

Student motions to be addressed at SGM

UTSU’s upcoming special general meeting, scheduled for the end of the month, is slated to discuss the remaining student-submitted motions on the agenda of...

Students play table tennis phenoms

Anqi Luo and Shannon Zheng battle back and forth under extreme concentration. Their movements amount to a dance class workout, and they smash the...

CUPE files complaint

More information has come to light following CUPE 3902’s move to take legal action against U of T due to allegations that the university...

Resolve means every day for 30 days

While walking through UTM’s athletic facilities this week, I made it a goal to ask students, trainers, and staff about their New Year’s resolutions....

Saini returns to duties following sabbatical

Professor Deep Saini returned to his position as VP of U of T and principal of UTM last Monday following a six-month sabbatical, where...

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...

CUPE 3902 takes legal action against U of T

CUPE 3902 has taken legal action against U of T due to claims the university acted in “bad faith” during negotiations which took place...

[email protected] executive director resigns

[email protected]’s executive director, Zara Rizwan, has resigned following claims of an unsafe working environment and an intense workload, among other claims.In Rizwan’s resignation letter...

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...

Combating the stressful time of year

University students are ignoring a significant stress release: exercise. December signals the start of an escalating workload, beginning with essays and ending with exams....

TEDxMississauga returns “limitless”

Last Saturday evening, the Living Arts Centre hosted Mississauga’s third TEDxMississauga conference with Dr. Patrick Gunning, Dr. Joseph Gabriele, Mary Ellen Bench, and Shelli...

My humbug for winter

Some say there are only two seasons in Canada: winter and construction season. Personally, I hate the former. Last year, the first snowfall came...

Diet, same routine every day, & sleep

You began the school year with the resolution that you’d hit the weight room multiple times a week, you’ve worked tremendously hard to get...

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...

What do you get when MississaugaGives?

Move over, Black Friday and Cyber Monday—GivingTuesday is almost here.Launched in the U.S. in 2012, GivingTuesday is a relatively new but growing annual global...

Working on a better rap

Here’s the truth: I don’t listen to rap. Ever. I usually find it exhausting to listen to and very hard to follow. To my...

UTMSU axes VP part-time position

At last Thursday’s annual general meeting, more than $1.5 million worth of UTMSU assets were reported, and members voted to remove VP part-time affairs...

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...

WorkAlone launched by Campus Police

Service changes have been implemented at UTM Campus Police Services alongside a newly launched program offered by the force.Launched on November 9, the new...

Part two of AGM this week

UTSU has made changes to the board structure proposal, to be voted on at its special general meeting this Wednesday.At UTSU’s annual general meeting...

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...

911; what’s your medical emergency?

The Erindale College Special Response Team may be hidden away in a cramped office on the second floor of the Student Centre, but these...

Every cake should have silver icing

UTM’s Theatre and Drama Studies program represents a tiny portion of the student population. Housing about 80 students at a time across all four...

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...

One pound at a time for Naccarato

“Diabetes is the best thing that ever happened to me,” said fourth-year DEM student Alex Naccarato. “I would never have gotten into powerlifting or...

Star-struck: heroes are born on UTM campus

Earlier this school year, after taking Professor Chris Koenig-Woodyard’s course in the Graphic Novel, I thought that I would be done talking about superheroes...

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...

Transit woes being heard

The current challenges students face in terms of transportation and the commuting service across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is not a new...

MiWay and UTMSU to collect transit survey

UTM students will soon be asked to provide MiWay with information detailing their transit patterns to be used to improve Mississauga’s transit connection to...

Farrah Khan speaks about gender violence

When I think of the most badass queer, Muslim (yes, queer and Muslim), coloured woman, last week’s Feminist Lunch Hour guest speaker, Farrah Khan,...

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...

UTSU to hold special general meeting

UTSU has scheduled a special general meeting following an unsuccessful attempt to pass a compliant board structure prior to the union’s October 14 deadline.The...
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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.

UTSU fails to ratify new structure

The UTSU failed to ratify an elected board structure in time for its deadline on October 14.Two possible board structures were debated at the...

Dishing the dirt on Greek dramatics

With tech week—also known as crunch time—starting next week, Theatre Erindale cast and crew are all extremely busy. I sit down with Autumn Smith,...

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,...

“Where were you?” moment for Canadians

It was a moment you will remember for the rest of your life. You can probably recall Sidney Crosby’s “Golden Goal” for team Canada...

Future is printed in 3D

Imagine endless possibility—having an idea and then turning it into something tangible in minutes. Now imagine that you don’t have to imagine anymore.Additive manufacturing—popularly...

Voting for Dummies

The upcoming federal elections will be the first time that the entire millennial generation will be able to vote. They represent 20 percent of...

Transitioning from a jail cell to success

Several years ago, UTM student Wali Shah was simply a young Pakistani boy attending primary school in Canada. From an early age, he was...

Think you’re classy? High Ends agrees

As arts editor, I get stuff in the mail sometimes. It’s one of the perks of the job—mystery mail appears on my desk.Before I...

Physical discipline leads way to Navy

Jean-Luc Alexander Amyotte walks into the Medium office dressed head to toe in his sharp naval uniform. Amyotte represents the Canadian Navy here at...

UTM’s cricket club is a “wicket” hit

Cricket may not be the most popular sport in Canada, but its popularity at UTM is certainly on the rise. After being chosen as...

UTMSU discuss AV costs and “reverse racism”

The sixth UTMSU board meeting last Monday involved UTMSU executives and directors discussing possible ways to deal with the revisions to audiovisual costs for...

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...

Academics versus religious observances

According to the legal and social affairs division within the parliament, “Scarcely a week goes by when some special day or observance is not...

Voting begins for UTMSU board

Students will head to the polls this week to elect new members to the UTMSU board of directors, while also voting on whether students...

Moving into a healthy active lifestyle

Last Friday was a day to get physically active in the RAWC. Students who attended the MoveU Motivator explored activities that are readily available...

Striding ahead of the OCAA competition

UTM Eagles varsity cross country has beguns its second varsity season as a member of the Ontario College Athletic Association.The 2015 Eagles squad has...

Food Centre usage increasing

Hunger Awareness Week was launched last week to create consciousness about the scope of hunger in the country.Organized by Food Banks Canada, the foremost...

Refugee student lands at UTM

The World University Service of Canada is a student refugee program dedicated to furthering access to education. WUSC opened a branch at UTM in...

Boundaries heighten female participation

UTM’s Department of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation hosts a wide variety of opportunities for female students to participate in a safe, educational, and...

Classes cancelled following threats

Investigations are still underway after anonymous threats targeting feminists and members of U of T’s sociology and women and gender studies departments surfaced on...

Students face delays in aftermath of strike

Last winter’s strike may have lasted four weeks, but for some students, its effects continue months later.As reported last March, the Unit 1 strike...

Varsity Eagles soccer to kick it up a notch

UTM soccer opened its first season in the OCAA on September 13 with a doubleheader against perennial powerhouses and future rivals Sheridan College. The...

A “sweetener” for a typically quiet campus

Recently, hip-hop artist Ramriddlz sang his biggest hit “Sweeterman” at UTM. The original creator of the song was relatively unknown until superstar hip-hop artist...

U of T faces decreasing provincial funding

U of T is currently experiencing a changing financial landscape as the Province of Ontario is granting less financial support to the university.According to...

U-Pass queues last hours

Students were faced with one- to two-hour wait times when collecting their U-Pass this academic year.In an email from UTMSU on August 26, students...

Threats target feminists at U of T

U of T has increased security on all three campuses following online threats made against feminists at the university, according to an email from...

A glimpse into the Class of 2019

Meet the Class of 2019—a group of about 3,808 students within the approximately 13,700 undergraduate students here at UTM. While that number may seem...

Major Lazer and the last night of summer

Now that the first week of school has come to an end, the only exciting thing to look forward to every day is hoping...

The gentle way with Professor Krull

Many know judo as a Japanese form of wrestling, but for the analytical chemistry professor and acting principal of UTM, judo is more than...

Students share budgeting tips

Have you heard about Alex Kenjeev? Kenjeev, a U of T law school graduate, paid off a $114,460 student loan in cash back in...

UTM receives a smash hit for ping pong

Students who come into the University of Toronto with an athletic scholarship dream of becoming professional athletes. This dream can certainly become reality for...

The freshman 15: fact or fiction?

It’s an enormous step for most students. It’s a time for change and new experiences. The beginning of university brings with it many new...

Musicians pack U-Fest

I am not part of any breed of concertgoers; however, it was nice to explore their habitat at the U-Fest Outdoor Concert, if only...

Chartwells to be Fairtrade certified soon

Our campus is in the midst of enforcing some big changes: by December 2015, UTM is hoping to be a certified Fairtrade campus.According to...

The rise of public shaming on the Internet

#Activism. Not familiar with the term? Try and recall #HeforShe, #Yesallwomen or #Bringbackourgirls. Leading to some of the most powerful social media movements of...

Building on the Varsity Eagle empire

Last fall, UTM began competing within the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association, which is recognized as a leader in intercollegiate athletics in Ontario. UTM was...

Orientation Weeks abound at UTM

First-year students had several options when choosing where to celebrate their first week at UTM this year.Aside from UTMSU’s annual frosh week, campus groups...

Does reverse racism exist?

When UTMSU posted a photo last week pertaining to “reverse racism”, comments immediately flooded in debating whether or not the term should even exist....

Breaking the fall

Students are having mixed reviews about the fall reading week announcement made by UTM in the spring.Starting October 2016, UTM students will now have...

An unplanned journey

Two years ago, Chris Di Pietrantonio took the road less travelled and went from recreational weightlifter to Ontario junior weightlifting champion.It was a quick...

Erasing racism one photo at a time

March 21 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, a day recognized by the United Nations to commemorate the Sharpeville Massacre...

Giving UTM’s radio station new life

If you were a UTM student back in the ’60s, CFRE was all the buzz as Erindale’s first radio station. But it had some...

Women are from the same planet

In this last installment of the feminism series, I want to continue looking at what others have to say about the topic. One other...

Club funds released

The second instalment of UTMSU club funding has been dispersed following unexpected delays.Late last week, UTMSU notified audit-approved clubs that a second instalment cheque...

Strike ends by arbitration

In a decisive vote, Unit 1 has accepted U of T’s offer to end the strike through binding arbitration.Unit 1 members will return to...

Rico’s breakout season

Christina Rico has been playing soccer for more than half of her life. Like many kids who went through a rite of passage playing...

Top cricket teams battle for Div. 1 title

One of the most enthralling seasons of intramural cricket at UTM ended with United 6 beating Pk Tun in the Division 1 final. These...

Students take to the streets

Last week, students across U of T’s campuses mobilized to put pressure on the administration as the strike entered its third week.CUPE 3902’s Unit...

The pitfalls of social media

Social media has enhanced and transformed nearly every aspect of our lives. It has completely altered how we communicate, bringing us up to date...

Good cause, subpar performances

It’s pretty rare that I attend an event I dislike so much there’s hardly anything positive for me to write about it, but alas,...

University accepts bargaining team offer

U of T has accepted an offer from Unit 1’s bargaining team and it now awaits a vote by members tomorrow.On Tuesday evening, the...

University rebuffs newest Unit 1 offer

The divisive offer made by the bargaining team of CUPE 3902 Unit 1 was rejected on every point, according to updates by Unit 1...

Rise roundly defeats Reform

Rise has universally defeated Reform in their bid to lead UTMSU next year.The election was a heated one, the first in five years to...

Unit 1 puts forth new proposal

The Unit 1 bargaining team has brought forward a controversial proposal to U of T administration following a meeting on Friday that left members...

The cultural worship of marriage

I’m sure many members of all genders would be quick to pointedly ask: why do we still need feminism? What are women lacking anyway?...

Elections rife with allegations end

The unofficial results for UTMSU’s elections are expected to be released today after two weeks of campaigning involving conflicts of interest, numerous allegations, demerits,...

No bargaining dates after a week

The university still refuses to meet with Unit 1 a week into the strike, according to the unit’s vice-chair Ryan Culpepper.After Unit 1 members...

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,...

A burst of Hindustani culture

Students lent their ears to Indian music and culture as part of “Sarang: A Series of South Asian Performing Arts” in the MiST last...

Something fishy

When I think about it, fish and chips are my favourite comfort food. I grew up on them during my childhood summers and two...

UTM vet finds hope in losing season

The UTM tri-campus basketball team has had its struggles this season. In what could be called a rebuilding year, the team has gone without...

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...

Poets plough through Pump & Patio noise

UTM students eagerly piled into the Erindale Pump and Patio last Thursday for EDSS’s Poetry Night Live. Students sang, recited slam, danced, and stuffed...

U-Pass fee increases recommended

Motions to recommend higher UTMSU fees and student service fees have been passed by the UTM Campus Affairs Committee.The UTMSU fee increases include an...

Aboghodieh’s farewell season

As the younger brother of a former UTM athlete of the year, there was no doubt that Salem Aboghodieh would participate in some form...

Poetry in motion

Slam poets Andre Prefontaine and Sabrina Benaim came to UTM earlier this month at a poetry masterclass EDSS held for students.Prefontaine is a slam...

What athletes say under the gun

Any fan of professional sports begins to notice a pattern among athletes during interviews. The language seems recycled, every athlete talking about either how...
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The secret life of student parents

These past few weeks have been a revelation. I was able to research a cohort of UTM students whose presence was unknown to me:...

Just one more episode, I promise

As midterm season launches, we’re suddenly hit with that icky feeling that is our own procrastination. The more we do it the worse we...

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...

Through a potential employer’s eyes

Whether you’re in panic mode as a student with graduation quickly approaching or just wanting to get your foot in the door early, we...

Isaac Owusu: writing his own story

Isaac Owusu is an athlete. But like many students, his career goals were not set in stone while he was going through the motions...

Eat internationally while on the go

I never even dared to try the former On the Go line of prepared salads, sandwiches, and portioned fruit or yogurt. I still have...
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Tour brings premier to UTM

Premier Kathleen Wynne visited UTM on Thursday on the fourth day of her campus tour in the province.During her brief stop on campus, Wynne...

100 first-year stories

Let’s take a trip down memory lane. Let your mind wander back past last semester’s exams, your summer vacation, that last birthday—let’s go way...

Growing the game at UTM

If you walk through the lonely halls of Davis past Gym C at a late enough hour, you might hear the echo of a...

Inside Blackwood’s new exhibit

Inside, the Blackwood Gallery’s current exhibit curated by John Armstrong, asks viewers to reconsider painting’s engagement with the rooms we inhabit.Armstrong says his inspiration...

Yunes’ Sauga hockey upbringing

In a year when the revamped Hockey Night in Canada travels from coast to coast highlighting the different small hockey towns across Canada, we...

Live with less for your own sake

Jefferson Bethke once wrote, “We refuse to turn off our computers, turn off our phone, log off Facebook, and just sit in silence, because...

The next step in Lam Trinh’s legacy

With each passing month, a new UTM team is inducted into the world of OCAA. Next on the docket is badminton, which the Eagles...

It’s time to make a clean sweep

Glancing around your room, you notice your floor is concealed by piles of clothes, a mix of dirty and clean. The bed is unmade....

The psychology of a serial murderer

Currently in the production phase, EDSS TV’s latest film, Shattered, differs greatly from Dry on a Sunday, which they premiered in the Student Centre...

Saini to complete term in June

With UTM principal and U of T VP Deep Saini’s first term to end in June, an advisory committee has been established to review...

Sipping away our youth

Pop, soft drinks, and soda—names associated with sugary, sweetened beverages that do more harm than good. It’s long been suggested by various scientific studies...

Sabina Iqbal’s season to remember

“The best team doesn’t win, the best team wins.”For Sabina Iqbal, this quote from nine-year head coach John DeSouza perfectly sums up the Varsity...

Loving my first Canadian winter

I’ve never actually seen snow before. I’ve lived my entire life in the Middle East, so the seasons I’ve experienced range from summer, summer,...

Meet the bloggers

Midterm stress, wearing sweats, wanting to take naps... How do you remember your transition from high school to university? First-year students Anxhela Adhamidis, Karissa...

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...

EDSS TV premieres stoner comedy

Last Monday, EDSS offered students Pepsi and popcorn in the Student Centre as well as a free seat at the premiere of their first...

Ontario bans campus tobacco sales

As of January 1, colleges and universities in Ontario will no longer be able to sell tobacco on their campuses as a result of...

A literary canon for our generation

What is a classic?When presented with this question, I thought of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the works of Shakespeare, Homer’s The Odyssey, and Charles...

Bringing it all back home to Canada

“Life works in interesting ways,” says Sam Dumcum, reflecting on his unconventional journey to UTM. This fall, Sam became a full-time student.Having spent six...

Tradition lives here

The Aboriginal Elder in Residence weekend, an event held by Residence Life that lives up to its name, took place earlier this month. The...

Support for students’ art

Stockpiled with student art, the Department of Visual Studies Student Society’s annual art sale took place on campus each afternoon last week. Migrating from...

Local bands climb to the Summit together

As a horde of eager students braved the biting winter winds to catch the second Sound Summit at the Blind Duck, the lights were...

Overcome your Dr. Terwilliker

Let’s take a trip back in time and visit grade 12 Madeleine. She’s applying for one too many theatre programs (which require one too...

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...

How we pay our dues, in both senses

The first time I heard the warning was probably in POL111.The professor explained to the class that having a job during university was a...

Checkmate, friend, checkmate

An IB classroom was turned into a learning space for a different sort of knowledge than you usually find: how to play chess. Artem...

Ebola outbreak “to get worse”

UTM’s Red Cross team held Red Cross Awareness Week last week, collecting donations for Ebola relief and hosting a guest speaker to dispel misconceptions...

Eating good food? It’s in the bag

My most prized accessory is my lunch bag. It’s orange and green with brown stripes. It’s insulated. And it’s from Mario Batali’s own line...

Councillor aims to engage with UTM

The October 27 election made Matt Mahoney the councillor for Ward 8, succeeding his mother Katie Mahoney, who held the seat for 23 years....

When your backpack becomes the boss

Although back pain is typically associated with the elderly, many young adults share the same symptoms. Researchers hypothesize that a sedentary lifestyle combined with...

Unravelling the headscarf debate

I’m fumbling to find a quiet spot in the Instructional Building, but the noise seems to echo in every corner. As soon as I...

New board structure rejected

UTSU’s controversial board structure proposal, which would have seen college directors replaced by constituency directors, was defeated at the AGM on Wednesday when it...

Marra brothers leave Varsity Blues

The Varsity Blues football team walked off the field with a 61-13 victory over the University of Waterloo. The game marked the eighth and...

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...

UTM launches search for next ICCIT director

UTM is forming a search committee to recommend a new director for the Institute of Culture, Communication, and Information Technology.Chaired by VP academic and...

Players pour hearts out on open mic night

The UTM Music Club’s open mic nights are a way to experience the campus’s greatest musical talents under one roof. The year’s first such...

Varsity comes to UTM

U of T’s Varsity Blues went up against the Laurentian Voyageurs in the women’s basketball exhibition game at UTM. The Blues were looking to...

Taking on darker projects

EDSS TV was created earlier this year in March by Siddharth Singh, this year’s president of the English and Drama Student Society, who observed...

What it takes to make a varsity team

Students who are yearning for the opportunity to represent UTM as the Varsity Eagles may be wondering what it’ll take to don the blue,...

Exploring gambling problems

Know the Score 2 visited the campus to spread awareness about problem gambling through interactive booths in the IB atrium, the Meeting Place, and...

Walk this way with me

As I made my way to the Campus Police headquarters, I was greeted by Dario Cervoni, the assistant manager of Campus Police Services at...

Inside the life of a student athlete

Being a U of T student athlete is a title that I see as an honour and a privilege. Even though the two words...

Student papers hurting from ad losses

Canadian student newspapers have had a rough time financially for the past year and half in the face of declining ad revenue and the...

“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...

Over half a million raised in Run for the Cure

The electric clippers sheared the last pieces of hair from Professor Will Huggon’s beard last Friday afternoon, two days before Mississauga’s annual Run for...

New student union board to be announced

Elections were held last week to fill five positions on the UTMSU board of directors.The election, which commenced with a nomination period on September...

How I briefly gave up the Internet

I have a problem—a problem severe enough I might even call it an addiction. I use the Internet for everything: school, entertainment, because I’m...

In search of that underground tunnel

I first heard about the underground tunnel from Davis to the North Building in the Medium Magazine at the end of my second year....

Clicks generate income, just not for us

Wages for Facebook, an on-campus exhibit in the Blackwood Gallery’s current show Falsework, is the current billboard on the Davis Building. Three paragraphs from...

Gavac leads the team

UTM student Lukas Gavac proves himself one of the most ferocious players for the Varsity Blues football program every time he steps onto the...

In a league of our own

UTM’s entrance into the OCAA has shaken up the school’s sports landscape and could well create a whole new sports culture on campus for...

Piazza leads the pack

The Varsity Blues women’s soccer program is on the upswing. Offence does indeed win games, and in the eight regular season games the Blues...

Quiet start to election campaign

The campaign period for UTMSU’s by-elections began quietly last Monday for five vacant seats on the board of directors in three of five electoral...

One-year MMPA approved

At its meeting last Thursday, UTM’s Academic Affairs Committee approved proposals that will see the masters of management and professional accounting advanced standing option...

From Varsity player to new CFL prospect

Aaron Wheaton, a 6’6” 305-pound offensive lineman from Ajax, has been fighting in the trenches for the Varsity Blues football program for the past...

Public space, public eye

Need a good place to sit and chat with friends? Adrian Blackwell’s sculpture Furnishing Positions at the Blackwood Gallery is a good place to...

Athletics council giddies up

On a chilly Thursday night, the Blind Duck pub transformed into a honky-tonk hotspot. Flocks of UTM students dressed from head to toe in...

The science of a field goal

Eric Hewitson is a Varsity Blues football kicker. He is a second-year English major at UTM, balancing football and contributing to The Medium in...

Student wins free residence

Like many students, incoming first-year Tiffany Williams visited UTM over the summer for a campus tour. Little did she know that her visit would...

Varsity Blues: homecoming heroes

As the clouds hung over Varsity Stadium in downtown Toronto, the Varsity Blues took on the York Lions in the annual Red and Blue...

UTM readies, aims, fires

The UTM Archery club will be shooting for the bulls-eye every Monday night in Gym C from 8 to10 p.m., and you don’t need...

No fear for first-years

A lot is new at UTM this year: new buildings, new bus shelter, new pathway, and new students—and for those new students, a new...

Finding her worth in her work

Last Tuesday, social entrepreneur Rumeet Billan, president of Jobs in Education and twice named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the...

New buildings and bus shelters open on campus

UTM is looking very different from what students left last April.Construction has finished on both the Innovation Complex and Deerfield Hall, and new heated...

UTM joins OCAA, goes Varsity

Starting this fall, UTM will be playing under the umbrella of a more competitive league, now that the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association OCAA has...

Frosh Week unleashes the beasts

UTM turned into a jungle last week with herds of froshies with stripes painted on their bodies parading around campus as part of UTMSU’s...

Different kinds of changes

Welcome to campus, or back to campus, depending on who you are. For me it’s back to campus—and in kind of a strange way,...

Were summer jobs even worth it?

Whether it’s flipping burgers, working retail, working in an office, or singing songs as a camp counsellor, summer jobs are the norm for students....

Sims 4 was not worth all the hype

I can’t remember exactly when I heard about The Sims 4, but what I do know is that I have been waiting rather impatiently...

UTM rejects food service self-op

A self-operated food service at UTM could lead to higher food prices, fewer options, and shorter hours of operation, according to a report by...

UTM student returns from G(irls)20 Summit

Out of hundreds of applicants, UTM student Estelle Ah-Kiow was selected to represent Canada at the fifth G(irls)20 Summit held on August 25 and...

UTM hosts talk on gender

The Equity and Diversity Office collaborated with the Muslim Students’ Association, the UTM Women’s Centre, Student Life, and UTMSU last Friday to host “Real...

UTM musicians regroup for Original Chords

There was much laughter and excitement running through the crowd of performers, friends, fans, and family members at the UTM Music Club’s release of...

Black is always the new black

In honour of Black History Month, UTM’s Women’s Centre hosted Black is the New Black in the Student Centre last Thursday. The event featured...

Guns & Roses event showcases the dramatic side of love

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Hindu Student Council hosted Guns & Roses in the Blind Duck. To fit the event’s tagline—“Express your love in...

Visual art and performance converge

One of the things I like best about UTM is that it’s filled with opportunities to display the incredible talent on campus, with the...

Poetry Gala gains a vaudeville touch

The English and Drama Student Society’s Poetry Gala was a spectacle on something of a different level compared to previous years. Last year’s announcement...
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Soundclash puts UTM DJs in spotlight

The second-ever Soundclash was hosted by CFRE, the ICCIT Council, and the Erindale Gaming Organization last Thursday at the Blind Duck. Soundclash can best...

Blues lose first game of new year

The Varsity Blues women’s hockey team started off the new year unglamorously this past Friday, losing to the York Lions in a nail-biting game...

Blues skate circles around Laurentien Voyageurs

The U of T Varsity Blues women’s hockey team dominated the Laurentian Voyageurs with a well-deserved 4-2 victory last Saturday. This game marks Toronto’s...

MSA offers thought-provoking entertainment

The UTM leg of the Strangers Tour Part 2 consisted of engaging spoken-word poetry, thought-provoking comedy, and even a bit of old-school storytelling in...
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Diwali brings out lights, festivities, dancing

On October 25, the Blind Duck Pub was filled with students dressed up and ready to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. The Hindu...

Varsity Blues football breaks records

On a rainy afternoon on Saturday, October 19, the University of Toronto Varsity Blues took to the field for their final game of the...

Varsity Blues defeat Carleton Ravens

Sporting an embarrassing 1‒4 record more than halfway through the season, the Varsity Blues took to the field on the evening of Friday, September...

Experience film the right way

I recently had the chance to go watch It and wow, not what I expected at all. Watching the film sparked a discussion with...

Make use of your knowledge

This was definitely a week of varying emotions. It took me a while to think about what I wanted to write about, and it...

Inform yourselves UTM, always

My first editorial, how do I start this?I hate that summer is over.Though, as the Editor-in-Chief of this paper, I have to say that...

The merit behind student journalism

And so it’s over for another year.I speak to you as the outgoing managing editor, and the incoming editor-in-chief.Wild, right? Who would have thought...

Finding the motivation to create

Okay so, this is an op-ed that is meant to tell you, the reader, to just do the thing that you’ve been wanting to...

Ego shouldn’t deter kindness

Time and time again I’m faced with this challenge of dealing with people who make you feel like you’re worthless. It’s almost become natural...

Art through fireworks

Sky Ladder is a Netflix documentary that details the life and artwork of Cai Guo-Qiang, a pyrotechnic artist whose work is often created with...

DiCaprio encourages change and unity

With all the election coverage and Trump’s win, Leonardo DiCaprio’s important new documentary has definitely been shoved under the rug. Directed by Fisher Stevens,...

What it really means to fight the fees

Ah yes, the “Fight the Fees” campaign is back. The All Out event this week was meant to tackle what we all complain about...

Not your average family reunion

Constant turmoil, fear, and insecurity are just a few of the themes in Xavier Dolan’s sixth film, Juste la Fin du Monde. The Montreal-born...

Yes, being an artist is a real job

My brother, in first year, as he was waiting to talk to his TA, was asked by a fellow student what program he was...

You’re never too old to stop learning

I was listening to Chris Hardwick speak to Neil Degrasse Tyson on The Nerdist. In their conversation, Tyson mentioned that when we become older,...

Forget the past & future, focus on the now

Agh, thinking sucks.“What are you studying? What are you going to do after you graduate? Are you excited? What do you plan on doing...

Photojournalism: more than just a shot

The anniversary of 9/11 brings moments of homage, memory, and prayer across the world.With any tragic event in history also comes controversy, and I’m...

Words from a photojournalist turned writer

I’ve been at this newspaper for two years now and I’ve never written once for this paper. My job as the photo editor is...

U of T begins bargaining with labour union

Around 6,000 teaching assistants and sessional lecturers forming Unit 1 of the local labour union, CUPE 3902, are expected to return to the bargaining...

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...

The platform points of Unite UTM

The executive slate of UTMSU weighs in on what they've promised to accomplish.Nour Alideeb – PresidentA grade forgiveness policy Creating a Nap Room ...

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'...

The team behind TEDxUofT’s magic

Next Saturday, TEDxUofT’s fifth annual conference, with the theme “Open,” will take place at the Isabel Bader Theatre, located at the University of Toronto’s...

Are protests effective?

If you have been following the news lately, it’s hard to miss the abundance of protests and demonstrations occurring globally.In protest close to home...

CUPE3902’s agreement set to expire

With the agreement between U of T and CUPE3902 set to expire by December 2017, both parties are expected to return to the table...

Wen-Do recognized on CCR

The Wen-Do self-defence course for women became recognized this year on the Co-Curricular Record.The Wen-Do program is a 15-hour program that operates from October...

Appellate Board proposed at UTSU’s AGM

UTSG and UTM students will convene to vote on new bylaw amendments and restructuring of the union’s use of finances in UTSU’s annual general...

Syria to ’Sauga: Nazar reaches UTM

A single Google search with the terms “Syrian refugee” brings up heart-breaking images, policy debates, and controversial comments. What also pops up on the...

Renewed hope and fortified chemistry

Last season, the men’s varsity soccer team finished fourth among their central division opponents in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association. The first-year squad surprised...

1UofT slate disqualified, election results passed at UTSU board meeting

All members of the 1UofT slate running for the UTSU elections have been disqualified and a motion passed ratifying the new election results at...

MPP visits UTM to discuss the Ontario Student Grant

Mississauga-Erindale MPP Harinder Takhar visited UTM on March 31 to further clarify the provincial government’s new financial assistance method available to selected post-secondary students...

On a scale of 1 to 10, how useful was this...

With the academic year coming to an end, it’s once again time for course evaluations. All UTM students registered in any classes are invited...

U of T chooses not to divest

Following more than a year in review and consideration, U of T administration has chosen not to divest in fossil fuel companies as part...

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...

Drunk on (unexpected) success

There had been much anticipation behind the posters that boasted the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day pub night at the Blind Duck. Wednesday night’s event...

Unite UTM sweeps UTMSU election

According to unofficial results announced last Monday, Unite UTM has swept UTMSU’s spring election and won all of the seats for the 2016/17 executive...

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...

Marathoning your way through exams

Soon enough, students will begin emerging from hibernation and congregating in libraries and study spaces to prepare for the most painful time of the...

What you get out of your body depends on what you...

It can be extremely difficult to lose weight—there never seems to be the proper combination of diet and exercise that works. If you were...

Students trade stocks in IMI finance competition

The closing ceremony of the IMI Finance Competition was held on Wednesday in the Innovation Complex Rotunda. Sponsored by Nvest, it featured roughly 100...

In photos: After School Special a sold-out success

Last Thursday, UTM's radio station, CFRE, hosted the After School Special, a sold-out music event at the Blind Duck which featured performances from Jazz...

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...

Sitting on a stability ball and the resistance band exercise

“You should get one of these—do you even know what this is? It’s a fitness orb, and it’s completely changed my life. Forget everything...

Man arrested by Peel Police for vandalism at the RAWC

Jakub Bernad, a 26-year-old male from Mississauga, has been charged after being arrested for allegedly vandalizing posters in the RAWC.According to Peel Regional Police...

Dancing on the catwalk

Experience Style & Profyle 2016 in photos and read about it below.  On March 4 and 5, The Blind Duck opened its doors for the first...

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...

Charity event factors in students’ talent

The first ever UTM X Factor was held last Friday as a collaborative effort between Free the Children at UTM and UTM Rotaract. It...

Prophesying our future

More than 40 students took part in last week’s panel talk hosted by The Medium discussing the past, present, and future of journalism.Moderated last...

CUPE and U of T in talks

CUPE 3902 and representatives from U of T met last week to discuss claims that CUPE 3902 made publicly against the university last December,...

CEOx1day: getting a taste of the hot seat

After seemingly endless hours of hitting the books at the library and stressing about their future, students often ask themselves if they are on...

Are crunches a severe health risk?

The UTM group fitness class Core Strength 1 gives students and membership-holders a new full-body training system centred on your core. The objective of...

Get out of your basement

It’s so close to becoming warm outside, when you won’t have to spend a lot of money on a simple date idea, where the...

UTM student elected governor

At least one international student has been elected as a full-time arts and science undergraduate governor on U of T’s Governing Council following the...

Results pending in transit study

U of T is participating in a collaborative transit study to examine student travel to schools from across the GTA.Collecting data from students at...

Fee increases passed at Campus Affairs

UTM’s Campus Affairs Committee has passed a motion to increase student compulsory non-academic incidental fees collected for UTMSU beginning as early as this summer,...

Blues win the downtown showdown

Friday night was a big night for the Varsity Blues women’s hockey team. Beating the York Lions 6-2, the Blues captured second place and...

Students “Buy Black”

UTM students and groups are celebrating Black History Month with activities currently underway.Multiple student groups collaborated to plan and host Black History Month events....

Ringing in the Year of the Monkey

Over 150 students took part in Chinese New Year festivities, including dumpling-making and traditional paper cutting in celebration of the Year of the Monkey,...

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...

Report released on sexual violence

U of T has published the findings of a 15-month, tri-campus review of the university’s dealing with sexual violence on campus.Released on Tuesday, the...

Body language changes who you are

Feeling nervous before a big game, public presentation, or interview? Take a few minutes and try Captain Morgan to ease that tension and summon...

Snail mail sendoff with artistic liberty

Boxes of Valentine’s Day cards have filled the shelves of stores, harking back to a time before texting and email, when your only means...

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...

Health stats collected for HCC

A survey from the National College Health Assessment, sponsored and distributed by the American College Health Association, has been distributed to selected UTM students...

Pro-rape vandalism found in washroom

An investigation is currently underway into vandalism discovered in the Student Centre’s male washroom.The vandalism appeared in the form of comments promoting rape culture...

SGM fails to reach quorum

UTSU’s second SGM, hosted on Thursday evening, failed to reach quorum, resulting in the meeting transitioning into a town hall format where students discussed ...

Welcome to Canada: come study with us

On January 24, Alice Kasem arrived in Canada to continue her educational journey at UTM, leaving her parents, brother, 22, and sister, 7, behind...

Saini travels to India with Wynne

Deep Saini, VP of U of T and principal of UTM, is traveling to India alongside Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne in a trade mission...

In pursuit of the aesthetic ideal

There are three things I don’t trust in this world: the 110 bus schedule, oatmeal cookies that look like chocolate chip cookies, and Nicki...

Diving into the phenomenon of vagueness

Last Wednesday, Professor Diana Raffman from the Department of Philosophy presented a talk on vagueness, addressing the central question, “What is vagueness and why...

More students using CCR

U of T’s co-curricular record has experienced an increase in students and campus groups using the program since it launched in September 2013.The CCR...

Bigger, faster, stronger after injury

Albert Awachie is a physical specimen. Currently listed at 6’3” and 228 pounds, Awachie is so talented and gifted at football that his position...

Pro-life group files suit against UTMSU (update)

UTMSU has reportedly been served with a lawsuit in a case filed by a pro-life student group at UTM who claims that the union...

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...

Pro-life group launches legal action against UTMSU

UTMSU is facing legal action by UTM Students for Life, a pro-life student group disputing the union’s refusal to renew their organization’s club status...

Student motions to be addressed at SGM

UTSU’s upcoming special general meeting, scheduled for the end of the month, is slated to discuss the remaining student-submitted motions on the agenda of...

Students play table tennis phenoms

Anqi Luo and Shannon Zheng battle back and forth under extreme concentration. Their movements amount to a dance class workout, and they smash the...

CUPE files complaint

More information has come to light following CUPE 3902’s move to take legal action against U of T due to allegations that the university...

Resolve means every day for 30 days

While walking through UTM’s athletic facilities this week, I made it a goal to ask students, trainers, and staff about their New Year’s resolutions....

Saini returns to duties following sabbatical

Professor Deep Saini returned to his position as VP of U of T and principal of UTM last Monday following a six-month sabbatical, where...

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...

CUPE 3902 takes legal action against U of T

CUPE 3902 has taken legal action against U of T due to claims the university acted in “bad faith” during negotiations which took place...

[email protected] executive director resigns

[email protected]’s executive director, Zara Rizwan, has resigned following claims of an unsafe working environment and an intense workload, among other claims.In Rizwan’s resignation letter...

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...

Combating the stressful time of year

University students are ignoring a significant stress release: exercise. December signals the start of an escalating workload, beginning with essays and ending with exams....

TEDxMississauga returns “limitless”

Last Saturday evening, the Living Arts Centre hosted Mississauga’s third TEDxMississauga conference with Dr. Patrick Gunning, Dr. Joseph Gabriele, Mary Ellen Bench, and Shelli...

My humbug for winter

Some say there are only two seasons in Canada: winter and construction season. Personally, I hate the former. Last year, the first snowfall came...

Diet, same routine every day, & sleep

You began the school year with the resolution that you’d hit the weight room multiple times a week, you’ve worked tremendously hard to get...

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...

What do you get when MississaugaGives?

Move over, Black Friday and Cyber Monday—GivingTuesday is almost here.Launched in the U.S. in 2012, GivingTuesday is a relatively new but growing annual global...

Working on a better rap

Here’s the truth: I don’t listen to rap. Ever. I usually find it exhausting to listen to and very hard to follow. To my...

UTMSU axes VP part-time position

At last Thursday’s annual general meeting, more than $1.5 million worth of UTMSU assets were reported, and members voted to remove VP part-time affairs...

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...

WorkAlone launched by Campus Police

Service changes have been implemented at UTM Campus Police Services alongside a newly launched program offered by the force.Launched on November 9, the new...

Part two of AGM this week

UTSU has made changes to the board structure proposal, to be voted on at its special general meeting this Wednesday.At UTSU’s annual general meeting...

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...

911; what’s your medical emergency?

The Erindale College Special Response Team may be hidden away in a cramped office on the second floor of the Student Centre, but these...

Every cake should have silver icing

UTM’s Theatre and Drama Studies program represents a tiny portion of the student population. Housing about 80 students at a time across all four...

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...

One pound at a time for Naccarato

“Diabetes is the best thing that ever happened to me,” said fourth-year DEM student Alex Naccarato. “I would never have gotten into powerlifting or...

Star-struck: heroes are born on UTM campus

Earlier this school year, after taking Professor Chris Koenig-Woodyard’s course in the Graphic Novel, I thought that I would be done talking about superheroes...

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...

Transit woes being heard

The current challenges students face in terms of transportation and the commuting service across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is not a new...

MiWay and UTMSU to collect transit survey

UTM students will soon be asked to provide MiWay with information detailing their transit patterns to be used to improve Mississauga’s transit connection to...

Farrah Khan speaks about gender violence

When I think of the most badass queer, Muslim (yes, queer and Muslim), coloured woman, last week’s Feminist Lunch Hour guest speaker, Farrah Khan,...

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...

UTSU to hold special general meeting

UTSU has scheduled a special general meeting following an unsuccessful attempt to pass a compliant board structure prior to the union’s October 14 deadline.The...

UTSU fails to ratify new structure

The UTSU failed to ratify an elected board structure in time for its deadline on October 14.Two possible board structures were debated at the...

Dishing the dirt on Greek dramatics

With tech week—also known as crunch time—starting next week, Theatre Erindale cast and crew are all extremely busy. I sit down with Autumn Smith,...

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,...

“Where were you?” moment for Canadians

It was a moment you will remember for the rest of your life. You can probably recall Sidney Crosby’s “Golden Goal” for team Canada...

Future is printed in 3D

Imagine endless possibility—having an idea and then turning it into something tangible in minutes. Now imagine that you don’t have to imagine anymore.Additive manufacturing—popularly...

Voting for Dummies

The upcoming federal elections will be the first time that the entire millennial generation will be able to vote. They represent 20 percent of...

Transitioning from a jail cell to success

Several years ago, UTM student Wali Shah was simply a young Pakistani boy attending primary school in Canada. From an early age, he was...

Think you’re classy? High Ends agrees

As arts editor, I get stuff in the mail sometimes. It’s one of the perks of the job—mystery mail appears on my desk.Before I...

Physical discipline leads way to Navy

Jean-Luc Alexander Amyotte walks into the Medium office dressed head to toe in his sharp naval uniform. Amyotte represents the Canadian Navy here at...

UTM’s cricket club is a “wicket” hit

Cricket may not be the most popular sport in Canada, but its popularity at UTM is certainly on the rise. After being chosen as...

UTMSU discuss AV costs and “reverse racism”

The sixth UTMSU board meeting last Monday involved UTMSU executives and directors discussing possible ways to deal with the revisions to audiovisual costs for...

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...

Academics versus religious observances

According to the legal and social affairs division within the parliament, “Scarcely a week goes by when some special day or observance is not...

Voting begins for UTMSU board

Students will head to the polls this week to elect new members to the UTMSU board of directors, while also voting on whether students...

Moving into a healthy active lifestyle

Last Friday was a day to get physically active in the RAWC. Students who attended the MoveU Motivator explored activities that are readily available...

Striding ahead of the OCAA competition

UTM Eagles varsity cross country has beguns its second varsity season as a member of the Ontario College Athletic Association.The 2015 Eagles squad has...

Food Centre usage increasing

Hunger Awareness Week was launched last week to create consciousness about the scope of hunger in the country.Organized by Food Banks Canada, the foremost...

Refugee student lands at UTM

The World University Service of Canada is a student refugee program dedicated to furthering access to education. WUSC opened a branch at UTM in...

Boundaries heighten female participation

UTM’s Department of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation hosts a wide variety of opportunities for female students to participate in a safe, educational, and...

Classes cancelled following threats

Investigations are still underway after anonymous threats targeting feminists and members of U of T’s sociology and women and gender studies departments surfaced on...

Students face delays in aftermath of strike

Last winter’s strike may have lasted four weeks, but for some students, its effects continue months later.As reported last March, the Unit 1 strike...

Varsity Eagles soccer to kick it up a notch

UTM soccer opened its first season in the OCAA on September 13 with a doubleheader against perennial powerhouses and future rivals Sheridan College. The...

A “sweetener” for a typically quiet campus

Recently, hip-hop artist Ramriddlz sang his biggest hit “Sweeterman” at UTM. The original creator of the song was relatively unknown until superstar hip-hop artist...

U of T faces decreasing provincial funding

U of T is currently experiencing a changing financial landscape as the Province of Ontario is granting less financial support to the university.According to...

U-Pass queues last hours

Students were faced with one- to two-hour wait times when collecting their U-Pass this academic year.In an email from UTMSU on August 26, students...

Threats target feminists at U of T

U of T has increased security on all three campuses following online threats made against feminists at the university, according to an email from...

A glimpse into the Class of 2019

Meet the Class of 2019—a group of about 3,808 students within the approximately 13,700 undergraduate students here at UTM. While that number may seem...

Major Lazer and the last night of summer

Now that the first week of school has come to an end, the only exciting thing to look forward to every day is hoping...

The gentle way with Professor Krull

Many know judo as a Japanese form of wrestling, but for the analytical chemistry professor and acting principal of UTM, judo is more than...

Students share budgeting tips

Have you heard about Alex Kenjeev? Kenjeev, a U of T law school graduate, paid off a $114,460 student loan in cash back in...

UTM receives a smash hit for ping pong

Students who come into the University of Toronto with an athletic scholarship dream of becoming professional athletes. This dream can certainly become reality for...

The freshman 15: fact or fiction?

It’s an enormous step for most students. It’s a time for change and new experiences. The beginning of university brings with it many new...

Musicians pack U-Fest

I am not part of any breed of concertgoers; however, it was nice to explore their habitat at the U-Fest Outdoor Concert, if only...

Chartwells to be Fairtrade certified soon

Our campus is in the midst of enforcing some big changes: by December 2015, UTM is hoping to be a certified Fairtrade campus.According to...

The rise of public shaming on the Internet

#Activism. Not familiar with the term? Try and recall #HeforShe, #Yesallwomen or #Bringbackourgirls. Leading to some of the most powerful social media movements of...

Building on the Varsity Eagle empire

Last fall, UTM began competing within the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association, which is recognized as a leader in intercollegiate athletics in Ontario. UTM was...

Orientation Weeks abound at UTM

First-year students had several options when choosing where to celebrate their first week at UTM this year.Aside from UTMSU’s annual frosh week, campus groups...

Does reverse racism exist?

When UTMSU posted a photo last week pertaining to “reverse racism”, comments immediately flooded in debating whether or not the term should even exist....

Breaking the fall

Students are having mixed reviews about the fall reading week announcement made by UTM in the spring.Starting October 2016, UTM students will now have...

An unplanned journey

Two years ago, Chris Di Pietrantonio took the road less travelled and went from recreational weightlifter to Ontario junior weightlifting champion.It was a quick...

Erasing racism one photo at a time

March 21 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, a day recognized by the United Nations to commemorate the Sharpeville Massacre...

Giving UTM’s radio station new life

If you were a UTM student back in the ’60s, CFRE was all the buzz as Erindale’s first radio station. But it had some...

Women are from the same planet

In this last installment of the feminism series, I want to continue looking at what others have to say about the topic. One other...

Club funds released

The second instalment of UTMSU club funding has been dispersed following unexpected delays.Late last week, UTMSU notified audit-approved clubs that a second instalment cheque...

Strike ends by arbitration

In a decisive vote, Unit 1 has accepted U of T’s offer to end the strike through binding arbitration.Unit 1 members will return to...

Rico’s breakout season

Christina Rico has been playing soccer for more than half of her life. Like many kids who went through a rite of passage playing...

Top cricket teams battle for Div. 1 title

One of the most enthralling seasons of intramural cricket at UTM ended with United 6 beating Pk Tun in the Division 1 final. These...

Students take to the streets

Last week, students across U of T’s campuses mobilized to put pressure on the administration as the strike entered its third week.CUPE 3902’s Unit...

The pitfalls of social media

Social media has enhanced and transformed nearly every aspect of our lives. It has completely altered how we communicate, bringing us up to date...

Good cause, subpar performances

It’s pretty rare that I attend an event I dislike so much there’s hardly anything positive for me to write about it, but alas,...

University accepts bargaining team offer

U of T has accepted an offer from Unit 1’s bargaining team and it now awaits a vote by members tomorrow.On Tuesday evening, the...

University rebuffs newest Unit 1 offer

The divisive offer made by the bargaining team of CUPE 3902 Unit 1 was rejected on every point, according to updates by Unit 1...

Rise roundly defeats Reform

Rise has universally defeated Reform in their bid to lead UTMSU next year.The election was a heated one, the first in five years to...

Unit 1 puts forth new proposal

The Unit 1 bargaining team has brought forward a controversial proposal to U of T administration following a meeting on Friday that left members...

The cultural worship of marriage

I’m sure many members of all genders would be quick to pointedly ask: why do we still need feminism? What are women lacking anyway?...

Elections rife with allegations end

The unofficial results for UTMSU’s elections are expected to be released today after two weeks of campaigning involving conflicts of interest, numerous allegations, demerits,...

No bargaining dates after a week

The university still refuses to meet with Unit 1 a week into the strike, according to the unit’s vice-chair Ryan Culpepper.After Unit 1 members...

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,...

A burst of Hindustani culture

Students lent their ears to Indian music and culture as part of “Sarang: A Series of South Asian Performing Arts” in the MiST last...

Something fishy

When I think about it, fish and chips are my favourite comfort food. I grew up on them during my childhood summers and two...

UTM vet finds hope in losing season

The UTM tri-campus basketball team has had its struggles this season. In what could be called a rebuilding year, the team has gone without...

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...

Poets plough through Pump & Patio noise

UTM students eagerly piled into the Erindale Pump and Patio last Thursday for EDSS’s Poetry Night Live. Students sang, recited slam, danced, and stuffed...

U-Pass fee increases recommended

Motions to recommend higher UTMSU fees and student service fees have been passed by the UTM Campus Affairs Committee.The UTMSU fee increases include an...

Aboghodieh’s farewell season

As the younger brother of a former UTM athlete of the year, there was no doubt that Salem Aboghodieh would participate in some form...

Poetry in motion

Slam poets Andre Prefontaine and Sabrina Benaim came to UTM earlier this month at a poetry masterclass EDSS held for students.Prefontaine is a slam...

What athletes say under the gun

Any fan of professional sports begins to notice a pattern among athletes during interviews. The language seems recycled, every athlete talking about either how...
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The secret life of student parents

These past few weeks have been a revelation. I was able to research a cohort of UTM students whose presence was unknown to me:...

Just one more episode, I promise

As midterm season launches, we’re suddenly hit with that icky feeling that is our own procrastination. The more we do it the worse we...

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...

Through a potential employer’s eyes

Whether you’re in panic mode as a student with graduation quickly approaching or just wanting to get your foot in the door early, we...

Isaac Owusu: writing his own story

Isaac Owusu is an athlete. But like many students, his career goals were not set in stone while he was going through the motions...

Eat internationally while on the go

I never even dared to try the former On the Go line of prepared salads, sandwiches, and portioned fruit or yogurt. I still have...
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Tour brings premier to UTM

Premier Kathleen Wynne visited UTM on Thursday on the fourth day of her campus tour in the province.During her brief stop on campus, Wynne...

100 first-year stories

Let’s take a trip down memory lane. Let your mind wander back past last semester’s exams, your summer vacation, that last birthday—let’s go way...

Growing the game at UTM

If you walk through the lonely halls of Davis past Gym C at a late enough hour, you might hear the echo of a...

Inside Blackwood’s new exhibit

Inside, the Blackwood Gallery’s current exhibit curated by John Armstrong, asks viewers to reconsider painting’s engagement with the rooms we inhabit.Armstrong says his inspiration...

Yunes’ Sauga hockey upbringing

In a year when the revamped Hockey Night in Canada travels from coast to coast highlighting the different small hockey towns across Canada, we...

Live with less for your own sake

Jefferson Bethke once wrote, “We refuse to turn off our computers, turn off our phone, log off Facebook, and just sit in silence, because...

The next step in Lam Trinh’s legacy

With each passing month, a new UTM team is inducted into the world of OCAA. Next on the docket is badminton, which the Eagles...

It’s time to make a clean sweep

Glancing around your room, you notice your floor is concealed by piles of clothes, a mix of dirty and clean. The bed is unmade....

The psychology of a serial murderer

Currently in the production phase, EDSS TV’s latest film, Shattered, differs greatly from Dry on a Sunday, which they premiered in the Student Centre...

Saini to complete term in June

With UTM principal and U of T VP Deep Saini’s first term to end in June, an advisory committee has been established to review...

Sipping away our youth

Pop, soft drinks, and soda—names associated with sugary, sweetened beverages that do more harm than good. It’s long been suggested by various scientific studies...

Sabina Iqbal’s season to remember

“The best team doesn’t win, the best team wins.”For Sabina Iqbal, this quote from nine-year head coach John DeSouza perfectly sums up the Varsity...

Loving my first Canadian winter

I’ve never actually seen snow before. I’ve lived my entire life in the Middle East, so the seasons I’ve experienced range from summer, summer,...

Meet the bloggers

Midterm stress, wearing sweats, wanting to take naps... How do you remember your transition from high school to university? First-year students Anxhela Adhamidis, Karissa...

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...

EDSS TV premieres stoner comedy

Last Monday, EDSS offered students Pepsi and popcorn in the Student Centre as well as a free seat at the premiere of their first...

Ontario bans campus tobacco sales

As of January 1, colleges and universities in Ontario will no longer be able to sell tobacco on their campuses as a result of...

A literary canon for our generation

What is a classic?When presented with this question, I thought of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the works of Shakespeare, Homer’s The Odyssey, and Charles...

Bringing it all back home to Canada

“Life works in interesting ways,” says Sam Dumcum, reflecting on his unconventional journey to UTM. This fall, Sam became a full-time student.Having spent six...

Tradition lives here

The Aboriginal Elder in Residence weekend, an event held by Residence Life that lives up to its name, took place earlier this month. The...

Support for students’ art

Stockpiled with student art, the Department of Visual Studies Student Society’s annual art sale took place on campus each afternoon last week. Migrating from...

Local bands climb to the Summit together

As a horde of eager students braved the biting winter winds to catch the second Sound Summit at the Blind Duck, the lights were...

Overcome your Dr. Terwilliker

Let’s take a trip back in time and visit grade 12 Madeleine. She’s applying for one too many theatre programs (which require one too...

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...

How we pay our dues, in both senses

The first time I heard the warning was probably in POL111.The professor explained to the class that having a job during university was a...

Checkmate, friend, checkmate

An IB classroom was turned into a learning space for a different sort of knowledge than you usually find: how to play chess. Artem...

Ebola outbreak “to get worse”

UTM’s Red Cross team held Red Cross Awareness Week last week, collecting donations for Ebola relief and hosting a guest speaker to dispel misconceptions...

Eating good food? It’s in the bag

My most prized accessory is my lunch bag. It’s orange and green with brown stripes. It’s insulated. And it’s from Mario Batali’s own line...

Councillor aims to engage with UTM

The October 27 election made Matt Mahoney the councillor for Ward 8, succeeding his mother Katie Mahoney, who held the seat for 23 years....

When your backpack becomes the boss

Although back pain is typically associated with the elderly, many young adults share the same symptoms. Researchers hypothesize that a sedentary lifestyle combined with...

Unravelling the headscarf debate

I’m fumbling to find a quiet spot in the Instructional Building, but the noise seems to echo in every corner. As soon as I...

New board structure rejected

UTSU’s controversial board structure proposal, which would have seen college directors replaced by constituency directors, was defeated at the AGM on Wednesday when it...

Marra brothers leave Varsity Blues

The Varsity Blues football team walked off the field with a 61-13 victory over the University of Waterloo. The game marked the eighth and...

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...