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UTMSU announces departure of executive director, services manager

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

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

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

So long, friends, until next time

Experience is a great teacher. My first two months as news editor ended with a lawsuit threat. Two years later, I’m so thankful for...

Why I don’t call myself a feminist

As many of us know, International Women’s Day was celebrated last Tuesday. At UTM, part of the celebrations involved a weeklong awareness campaign by...

On free speech and endorsements

Freedom of speech has been a difficult topic for me personally to wrap my head around. On the one hand, I’ve generally been opposed...

The cost of telling the truth

Let’s talk a little bit about the role of a newspaper in the rapidly changing world of information access. In some ways, we have much...

Rage against the dying of the light

Following up on the story on trigger warnings and letters to the editor on mental health last week and this week, it seems that...

The choice to have dialogue

What a week. Last Wednesday, my day began with news of the lawsuit filed against UTMSU by the Students for Life chapter at UTM. And...

Why you should attend our AGM

It’s that time of year again; the second semester is in full swing, clubs are getting back into gear, and some of us are...

The politics of naming a victim

What’s in a name? A lot, apparently, when it comes to sexual assault. Over the winter break, we published a breaking news story about how...

UTSU board impeaches VP campus life

The UTSU board of directors has impeached its VP campus life Akshan Bansal effective December 30. In a statement, the UTSU board of directors cited...

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...

We are all “jihadists”

Last week, I talked about building character and used the international response to the Paris attacks as an example of us looking out for...

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...

How to be a good citizen

One of the things that bothers me about our education system is that while it promotes a great deal of learning, it doesn’t do...

Our mandate as a newspaper

Last week, we commemorated Remembrance Day and reflected on the role of freedom and democracy in our society. These are big concepts, but certainly important...

Big issues on the table for AGM

UTMSU’s annual general meeting takes place this Thursday and from the sound of it, students will have the chance to vote on some pretty...

Levy underuse doesn’t make sense

First off, I’d like to thank UTMSU president Ebi Agbeyegbe for his letter this week about views that he feels should be shared with...

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...

Getting to the truth of the matter

If you missed it last week, UTM held its “Living Library”, an event that features special guests whom students can “borrow” for a half-hour...

Who says youth aren’t engaged?

Every UTM student should attend UTSU’s annual general meeting—at least once. I attended my first AGM downtown last year and was amazed. I’d never seen...

Does proximity trump value?

I’m sure I’m not the only person whose parents have told them that they used to travel long distances by foot to go to...

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...

Fulfilling fiduciary duty

Last week’s news of the legal case UTSU filed against its former president, VP internal, and executive director brings to the fore an important...

Discourse on racism needs review

“All races are equal.” No controversy in saying that, right? Well, maybe not. One of the first times I encountered the concept of “white privilege” was...

When numbers matter

I’m not someone who’s particularly knowledgeable about numbers. I performed decently in high school math,  but understanding finances is a completely different story. I was...

Our $28,000 investment

Back in first year, I was asked to write a letter to myself outlining all of the things I wanted to accomplish by the...

View from inside the newsroom

For someone who wanted to be a part of the campus newspaper since first year, boy was I clueless. I took for granted that...

Arbitration pending as labs resume

The process of binding arbitration to reach an agreement between Unit 1 members of CUPE 3902 and U of T is set to begin...

Students concerned in aftermath of strike

Last Friday, students gathered with UTMSU executives for a commission meeting to share their experiences with the strike and discuss ways to voice their...

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...

University proposes arbitration

Unit 1 members will vote tomorrow on whether to accept U of T’s offer to settle the strike through binding arbitration. The members will vote...

Agreement struck down, strike goes on

The Unit 1 membership has struck down the tentative agreement reached with U of T, according to the unofficial results of the ratification vote...

Unit 1 sends agreement to ratification vote

Unit 1 members of CUPE 3902 have voted to send their tentative agreement on to a full ratification vote. In a narrow vote of 789...

Campus blocked, UTM slow to notify commuters

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

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...

Full Unit 3 membership ratifies offer

Unit 3 of CUPE 3902 has ratified its agreement, successfully avoiding a strike. According to social media reports, over 70% of Unit 3 members, representing...

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...

Students on the strike

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

Courses affected, no bargaining date in sight

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

Unit 3 forwards agreement to membership

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

TAs strike, Unit 3 to vote tonight

TAs will begin picketing today and CUPE 3902 Unit 3 members will vote on ratifying their agreement this evening. If the Unit 3 members, who...

Strike declared

For the first time in 15 years, teaching assistants have declared a strike at U of T. The university will remain open and will not...

Four days to strike deadline

With Unit 3 of CUPE 3902 having reached a tentative agreement with U of T, only four days remain for Unit 1 to reach...

Instructors reach tentative agreement with U of T

Unit 3 of CUPE 3902 and U of T have reached a tentative agreement, according to a memo released yesterday by the Human Resources...

Model UN set back, but carries on

Students came together for UTM’s first annual Model United Nations Conference to debate solutions to global issues in human rights, technology, and health in...

TAs, uni in bargaining stalemate

Twenty-four days: the time left for U of T and members of CUPE 3902 to reach an agreement or the latter will go on...

UTSU talking reform

Students brought their concerns to UTSU at its “What’s Missing?” town hall held at the St. George campus last Wednesday. The town hall was meant...

Giving a voice to international students

UTSU is calling on U of T and the Ontario government to pay greater attention to international student issues including representation on Governing Council,...

UTM chess places third

UTM students spent hours sacrificing pawns, battling knights, and defeating kings to win third place at the Canadian Universities Chess Championship held at Hart...

Race begins for governance

Three UTM students are running for seats on Governing Council, U of T’s highest decision-making body. A number of students are also competing for positions...

Student battles over UTAPS aid

A UTM student is in the middle of a battle with administration to obtain more financial aid for her education. H.P.A.* moved to Toronto from...

Including everyone is hard

Dear Editor, I write this letter as a concerned UTM student, not an employee of this newspaper. Just before the holidays, The Medium published a...

Student reps grill admin on fees

Money was a major theme of UTM’s town hall on Wednesday, which saw mainly student representatives raise concerns to UTM administration. The town hall, held...

UTM team tops in stock competition

A group of UTM delegates placed in the top five against teams from universities across the province in the University of Waterloo’s third Stock...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Helping you make an informed decision

Dear Editor,   The events of last week reminded me how much courage it takes to tell a story. It’s not always easy for a student...

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...

IEC to offer expanded service set

The International Education Centre is in the process of hiring additional staff, offering new programs, and moving to a new office space in order...

Food bank not allotted full levy

Not all the funds from the food bank levy to which all students pay are being spent on the food bank. According to emails from...

Consultants gather input on food

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

Student groups: open up OHIP again

Like many incoming first-year students, Jessie Li planned to begin her career at UTM by attending the annual first-year orientation held in September. What...

Food Bank calling for changes

UTMSU’s Food Bank is calling for more space and resources to help meet growing student needs. At a meeting of the Food Service Advisory Committee...

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...

Controversy continues in Student Societies Summit aftermath

Student societies from all three U of T campuses convened at St. George last Friday for their third meeting in the aftermath of the...

UTM Inspire sweeps UTMSU elections

The unofficial results show a sweeping victory for UTM Inspire after the poll clerks finished counting ballots late on Saturday. The unopposed slate candidates took...

Numerous options in UTMSU election

Let the campaigning begin. The official campaigning period for the UTMSU spring elections began last week, with one incomplete slate and three independent candidates running...

Chartwells contract to be extended

UTM has asked Chartwells to extend its contract for another year, Chartwells’ contract with UTM, originally set to expire in April, will likely be extended...

UTSU elections meet criticism

The unofficial results of the UTSU elections are expected to be released today, according to a notice posted on UTSU’s website on Saturday. “The delay...

Two slates standing in UTSU elections

Candidates running in the highly turbulent elections for next year’s UTSU executive positions addressed questions in a packed lecture hall at the Executive Candidates’...

Chartwells contract to expire in April

UTM students expressed their complaints about campus food at UTMSU’s “Eat the System: Changing Food Campus Systems” last Wednesday, a discussion on food accessibility...

Student CCR consultations done

The Department of Student Life concluded the consultation phase for the co-curricular record last week, intended to draw feedback from students, staff, and faculty...

UTMSU unexpectedly leaves summit

Much to the confusion of the leaders of major student groups on campus, UTMSU announced its withdrawal from U of T’s Undergraduate Student Societies...

Black History Month challenged

Students debated whether Black History Month was “racist” and a number of other controversial topics, including interracial marriages and abortion, at the Racial Ties...

Few attend open forum

Clubs and academic society representatives discussed the failure of the Student Centre expansion referendum at UTMSU’s open forum held on February 13. The event, which...
video

Fees, Facebook blamed for “no” votes

UTMSU saw the defeat of its Student Centre expansion referendum last week, according to official results revealed to the Medium. In a close count, 1,621...

Young Entrepreneurs Conference draws students, notable sponsors

On Saturday, students from universities across Southern Ontario convened at the second annual Young Entrepreneurs’ Conference, hosted by the Digital Enterprise Management Society to...

Campus to undergo safety changes

Most violence against women is perpetrated by a person known to the victim. This is one among a number of startling facts that the recently...

CFS-O against 30% off grant

The Ontario Government is facing opposition since its announcement last Monday that students attending private postsecondary schools are now eligible for the 30% Off...

Online learning set to increase

Last summer, Joycelyn Nortei juggled summer school, spending time with her friends and family, and working part-time. She finished her course with an 85%. Mary...

Writing Contest 2014 Runner-up – Non-fiction

Holes “Someone’s hurting Dad!” Sajid blurted, almost crying. He scrambled downstairs to the family room. Mom told Sajid to phone the police while she investigated...

Three-day Winter Clubs Week slow

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

UTM student a finalist at UTSC conference

At UTSC’s first Undergraduate Linguistics Conference on November 15, the only student participant from UTM, Erin Duncan, was recognized as one of the top...

Stem cell swabbing at UTM

Students were swabbed for Lifeline, the UTM Blood and Stem Cell Society’s bi-annual event held to recruit stem cell donors, last Wednesday. Lifeline volunteers set...

Students and professors debate Afghan independence

Students gathered for the second UTM debate and panel discussion of the year, organized by the UTM Debate Club, the Political Science and Pre-Law...

Multi-faith program takes on environmental stewardship

Four UTM students collaborated with Greening Sacred Spaces and Credit Valley Conservation to organize the first multi-faith environmental retreat through U of T’s Religious...

Dispelling misconceptions about Islam

Last Wednesday, UTM’s Muslim Students’ Association collaborated with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to organize a breast cancer campaign, while also trying to dispel...

TD Bank donates $1 million to UTSC

On September 28, TD Bank Group announced it will contribute $1 million to UTSC to promote research and teaching efforts in the areas of...

Flat fees policy to be changed

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

Borrowed Shoes

Borrowed Shoes is an equity and diversity initiative affiliated with utmONE that saw UTM students mentored for the past two weeks and as they...

Online criticism isn’t just for the trolls

Can a paper be both critical and creative? Can it be analytical and innovative? The Department of English and Drama certainly thinks so. This...

UTMSU announces departure of executive director, services manager

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

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

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

So long, friends, until next time

Experience is a great teacher. My first two months as news editor ended with a lawsuit threat. Two years later, I’m so thankful for...

Why I don’t call myself a feminist

As many of us know, International Women’s Day was celebrated last Tuesday. At UTM, part of the celebrations involved a weeklong awareness campaign by...

On free speech and endorsements

Freedom of speech has been a difficult topic for me personally to wrap my head around. On the one hand, I’ve generally been opposed...

The cost of telling the truth

Let’s talk a little bit about the role of a newspaper in the rapidly changing world of information access. In some ways, we have much...

Rage against the dying of the light

Following up on the story on trigger warnings and letters to the editor on mental health last week and this week, it seems that...

The choice to have dialogue

What a week. Last Wednesday, my day began with news of the lawsuit filed against UTMSU by the Students for Life chapter at UTM. And...

Why you should attend our AGM

It’s that time of year again; the second semester is in full swing, clubs are getting back into gear, and some of us are...

The politics of naming a victim

What’s in a name? A lot, apparently, when it comes to sexual assault. Over the winter break, we published a breaking news story about how...

UTSU board impeaches VP campus life

The UTSU board of directors has impeached its VP campus life Akshan Bansal effective December 30. In a statement, the UTSU board of directors cited...

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...

We are all “jihadists”

Last week, I talked about building character and used the international response to the Paris attacks as an example of us looking out for...

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...

How to be a good citizen

One of the things that bothers me about our education system is that while it promotes a great deal of learning, it doesn’t do...

Our mandate as a newspaper

Last week, we commemorated Remembrance Day and reflected on the role of freedom and democracy in our society. These are big concepts, but certainly important...

Big issues on the table for AGM

UTMSU’s annual general meeting takes place this Thursday and from the sound of it, students will have the chance to vote on some pretty...

Levy underuse doesn’t make sense

First off, I’d like to thank UTMSU president Ebi Agbeyegbe for his letter this week about views that he feels should be shared with...

Getting to the truth of the matter

If you missed it last week, UTM held its “Living Library”, an event that features special guests whom students can “borrow” for a half-hour...

Who says youth aren’t engaged?

Every UTM student should attend UTSU’s annual general meeting—at least once. I attended my first AGM downtown last year and was amazed. I’d never seen...

Does proximity trump value?

I’m sure I’m not the only person whose parents have told them that they used to travel long distances by foot to go to...

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...

Fulfilling fiduciary duty

Last week’s news of the legal case UTSU filed against its former president, VP internal, and executive director brings to the fore an important...

Discourse on racism needs review

“All races are equal.” No controversy in saying that, right? Well, maybe not. One of the first times I encountered the concept of “white privilege” was...

When numbers matter

I’m not someone who’s particularly knowledgeable about numbers. I performed decently in high school math,  but understanding finances is a completely different story. I was...

Our $28,000 investment

Back in first year, I was asked to write a letter to myself outlining all of the things I wanted to accomplish by the...

View from inside the newsroom

For someone who wanted to be a part of the campus newspaper since first year, boy was I clueless. I took for granted that...

Arbitration pending as labs resume

The process of binding arbitration to reach an agreement between Unit 1 members of CUPE 3902 and U of T is set to begin...

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...

University proposes arbitration

Unit 1 members will vote tomorrow on whether to accept U of T’s offer to settle the strike through binding arbitration. The members will vote...

Agreement struck down, strike goes on

The Unit 1 membership has struck down the tentative agreement reached with U of T, according to the unofficial results of the ratification vote...

Unit 1 sends agreement to ratification vote

Unit 1 members of CUPE 3902 have voted to send their tentative agreement on to a full ratification vote. In a narrow vote of 789...

Campus blocked, UTM slow to notify commuters

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

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...

Full Unit 3 membership ratifies offer

Unit 3 of CUPE 3902 has ratified its agreement, successfully avoiding a strike. According to social media reports, over 70% of Unit 3 members, representing...

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...

Students on the strike

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

Courses affected, no bargaining date in sight

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

Unit 3 forwards agreement to membership

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

TAs strike, Unit 3 to vote tonight

TAs will begin picketing today and CUPE 3902 Unit 3 members will vote on ratifying their agreement this evening. If the Unit 3 members, who...

Strike declared

For the first time in 15 years, teaching assistants have declared a strike at U of T. The university will remain open and will not...

Four days to strike deadline

With Unit 3 of CUPE 3902 having reached a tentative agreement with U of T, only four days remain for Unit 1 to reach...

Instructors reach tentative agreement with U of T

Unit 3 of CUPE 3902 and U of T have reached a tentative agreement, according to a memo released yesterday by the Human Resources...

TAs, uni in bargaining stalemate

Twenty-four days: the time left for U of T and members of CUPE 3902 to reach an agreement or the latter will go on...

UTSU talking reform

Students brought their concerns to UTSU at its “What’s Missing?” town hall held at the St. George campus last Wednesday. The town hall was meant...

Giving a voice to international students

UTSU is calling on U of T and the Ontario government to pay greater attention to international student issues including representation on Governing Council,...

UTM chess places third

UTM students spent hours sacrificing pawns, battling knights, and defeating kings to win third place at the Canadian Universities Chess Championship held at Hart...

Race begins for governance

Three UTM students are running for seats on Governing Council, U of T’s highest decision-making body. A number of students are also competing for positions...

Student battles over UTAPS aid

A UTM student is in the middle of a battle with administration to obtain more financial aid for her education. H.P.A.* moved to Toronto from...

Including everyone is hard

Dear Editor, I write this letter as a concerned UTM student, not an employee of this newspaper. Just before the holidays, The Medium published a...

Student reps grill admin on fees

Money was a major theme of UTM’s town hall on Wednesday, which saw mainly student representatives raise concerns to UTM administration. The town hall, held...

UTM team tops in stock competition

A group of UTM delegates placed in the top five against teams from universities across the province in the University of Waterloo’s third Stock...

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...

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...

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...

Helping you make an informed decision

Dear Editor,   The events of last week reminded me how much courage it takes to tell a story. It’s not always easy for a student...

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...

IEC to offer expanded service set

The International Education Centre is in the process of hiring additional staff, offering new programs, and moving to a new office space in order...

Food bank not allotted full levy

Not all the funds from the food bank levy to which all students pay are being spent on the food bank. According to emails from...

Consultants gather input on food

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

Student groups: open up OHIP again

Like many incoming first-year students, Jessie Li planned to begin her career at UTM by attending the annual first-year orientation held in September. What...

Food Bank calling for changes

UTMSU’s Food Bank is calling for more space and resources to help meet growing student needs. At a meeting of the Food Service Advisory Committee...

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...

Controversy continues in Student Societies Summit aftermath

Student societies from all three U of T campuses convened at St. George last Friday for their third meeting in the aftermath of the...

UTM Inspire sweeps UTMSU elections

The unofficial results show a sweeping victory for UTM Inspire after the poll clerks finished counting ballots late on Saturday. The unopposed slate candidates took...

Numerous options in UTMSU election

Let the campaigning begin. The official campaigning period for the UTMSU spring elections began last week, with one incomplete slate and three independent candidates running...

Chartwells contract to be extended

UTM has asked Chartwells to extend its contract for another year, Chartwells’ contract with UTM, originally set to expire in April, will likely be extended...

UTSU elections meet criticism

The unofficial results of the UTSU elections are expected to be released today, according to a notice posted on UTSU’s website on Saturday. “The delay...

Two slates standing in UTSU elections

Candidates running in the highly turbulent elections for next year’s UTSU executive positions addressed questions in a packed lecture hall at the Executive Candidates’...

Chartwells contract to expire in April

UTM students expressed their complaints about campus food at UTMSU’s “Eat the System: Changing Food Campus Systems” last Wednesday, a discussion on food accessibility...

Student CCR consultations done

The Department of Student Life concluded the consultation phase for the co-curricular record last week, intended to draw feedback from students, staff, and faculty...

UTMSU unexpectedly leaves summit

Much to the confusion of the leaders of major student groups on campus, UTMSU announced its withdrawal from U of T’s Undergraduate Student Societies...

Black History Month challenged

Students debated whether Black History Month was “racist” and a number of other controversial topics, including interracial marriages and abortion, at the Racial Ties...

Few attend open forum

Clubs and academic society representatives discussed the failure of the Student Centre expansion referendum at UTMSU’s open forum held on February 13. The event, which...
video

Fees, Facebook blamed for “no” votes

UTMSU saw the defeat of its Student Centre expansion referendum last week, according to official results revealed to the Medium. In a close count, 1,621...

Campus to undergo safety changes

Most violence against women is perpetrated by a person known to the victim. This is one among a number of startling facts that the recently...

CFS-O against 30% off grant

The Ontario Government is facing opposition since its announcement last Monday that students attending private postsecondary schools are now eligible for the 30% Off...

Online learning set to increase

Last summer, Joycelyn Nortei juggled summer school, spending time with her friends and family, and working part-time. She finished her course with an 85%. Mary...

Writing Contest 2014 Runner-up – Non-fiction

Holes “Someone’s hurting Dad!” Sajid blurted, almost crying. He scrambled downstairs to the family room. Mom told Sajid to phone the police while she investigated...

Three-day Winter Clubs Week slow

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

UTM student a finalist at UTSC conference

At UTSC’s first Undergraduate Linguistics Conference on November 15, the only student participant from UTM, Erin Duncan, was recognized as one of the top...

Stem cell swabbing at UTM

Students were swabbed for Lifeline, the UTM Blood and Stem Cell Society’s bi-annual event held to recruit stem cell donors, last Wednesday. Lifeline volunteers set...

Students and professors debate Afghan independence

Students gathered for the second UTM debate and panel discussion of the year, organized by the UTM Debate Club, the Political Science and Pre-Law...

Multi-faith program takes on environmental stewardship

Four UTM students collaborated with Greening Sacred Spaces and Credit Valley Conservation to organize the first multi-faith environmental retreat through U of T’s Religious...

Dispelling misconceptions about Islam

Last Wednesday, UTM’s Muslim Students’ Association collaborated with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to organize a breast cancer campaign, while also trying to dispel...

TD Bank donates $1 million to UTSC

On September 28, TD Bank Group announced it will contribute $1 million to UTSC to promote research and teaching efforts in the areas of...

Flat fees policy to be changed

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

Borrowed Shoes

Borrowed Shoes is an equity and diversity initiative affiliated with utmONE that saw UTM students mentored for the past two weeks and as they...

Online criticism isn’t just for the trolls

Can a paper be both critical and creative? Can it be analytical and innovative? The Department of English and Drama certainly thinks so. This...

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...

Students concerned in aftermath of strike

Last Friday, students gathered with UTMSU executives for a commission meeting to share their experiences with the strike and discuss ways to voice their...

Model UN set back, but carries on

Students came together for UTM’s first annual Model United Nations Conference to debate solutions to global issues in human rights, technology, and health in...

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...

Young Entrepreneurs Conference draws students, notable sponsors

On Saturday, students from universities across Southern Ontario convened at the second annual Young Entrepreneurs’ Conference, hosted by the Digital Enterprise Management Society to...
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