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UTM students to be affected by UTSU’s board decision to remove...

 
Chants emerged on Friday night at the University of Toronto Students’ Union board meeting in opposition to a motion that cuts two staff members:...

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...

I’m graduating and I have no regrets

 
I had one goal when I started my freshman year at the University of Toronto Mississauga: End it with no regrets. As I’m jotting...

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 ...

Sexual assault posters removed

 
Silence is Violence – University of Toronto released their “Survivors Speak Back” campaign on March 16 in an effort to share stories from sexual...

Entrepreneurs Night hosts 14 guest speakers

 
The UTM Entrepreneur’s Club held its first Entrepreneurs Night last Thursday at Spigel Hall in Davis, featuring 14 special guests who shared their experiences...

Demand Better slate wins most seats

The University of Toronto Students’ Union released its primary spring election results on its online voting website on Thursday evening, with five candidates getting...

Unofficial results: Fresh wins elections

 
In the unofficial results posted on UTMSU’s Facebook page on March 12, Fresh UTM has swept the elections by winning the majority of the...

Four slates face off in UTSU’s elections

 
For the first time in at least three years, four slates and one individual vie for seven University of Toronto Students’ Union executive positions...

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'...

UTMSU election battle begins this week

Following last year’s historic UTMSU spring elections with four teams and three individuals running, this year’s election is back to featuring two teams vying...

UTSU exec criticizes union’s practices

 
On February 23, UTSU’s vice-president of university affairs Cassandra Williams released a statement on Facebook alleging that the union’s board meeting on February 9...

U of T lecture targets Trump’s travel ban

 
In light of the controversy over U.S. president Donald Trump’s executive order that bans people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering America, four speakers...

U of T resumes survey on student interaction

 
U of T has resumed its sixth National Survey of Student Engagement for first-year and senior-year students across all three campuses, asking students for...

UTSU adjusts its spring election dates

 
UTSU has decided to reschedule its spring elections after a dispute over the dates with UTMSU.Following UTMSU’s online and in-print announcement of its spring...

Student-organized conference disrupted

 
Protests disrupted a U of T St. George student-organized conference on February 4 that featured U of T psychology professor Jordan Peterson, the conservative-media...

Toronto students unite for a vigil

 
Hundreds of University of Toronto and Ryerson University students gathered together for a vigil at King’s College Circle last Monday night, to mourn the...

Campus Council approves fee hikes

 
The Campus Council convened last Wednesday and approved a motion to increase the 2017/2018 ancillary fees for food, residence, and parking.Proposed by UTM’s chief...

Premier Wynne talks free tuition

 
In an interview with The Medium last week, premier Kathleen Wynne responded to the students’ call for free tuition by explaining how obtaining free...

U of T responds to U.S. ban order

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

Protests against Islamophobia

 
On the National Day of Action Against Islamophobia and White Supremacy, thousands took to the streets on Saturday to protest the Quebec City mosque...

Miway reduces its percentage increase

 
In UTMSU’s board meeting last Monday, UTMSU stated that they have successfully negotiated with Miway to drop the nine percent yearly increase of the...

UTSU announces supports for CFS decertification

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

Alideeb elected as the CFS chairperson

 
UTMSU president, Nour Alideeb, has been elected as the chairperson of the Canadian Federation for Students Ontario, which was announced at the CFS semi-annual...

UTM students at UN conference

 
Fourteen UTM students will be heading this week, for the first time, to the United Nations headquarters in New York to take part in...

Effect of Trump’s victory on Canada

 
An opinion article  by Steven Zhou for CBC on January 15 titled, “Canadian campuses see an alarming rise in right-wing populism,” stated that in...

UTMSU eliminates exam remark fee

 
After almost five years of lobbying with the administration, UTMSU has announced on their Facebook page that they have successfully lobbied to eliminate the...

Jordan Peterson returns to U of T

 
Following a long controversy over the last semester, U of T psychology professor Jordan Peterson returned to teaching earlier this January.During a debate held...

U of T ranked poorly for Jewish community

 
The University of Toronto was ranked third on a list of the 40 worst colleges for Jewish students, alongside McGill University placing fourth, and...

New UTM forensic accounting program

 
Beginning September 2017, UTM will have what’s considered to be one of the first online programs at U of T, a new Master’s program...

Don’t blame journalists for their job

 
Last week, I read a tweet by UTM Students for Life, saying that I stand with them because I wrote a couple of articles...

Islamophobia at U of T party

 
U of T’s St. Michael’s College Student Union’s vice-president Kevin Vando agreed to resign from the union following an Islamophobic video that he shared...

Syrian refugees meet tutors

 
Almost 20 Syrian refugees that arrived to Canada almost a year ago came to UTM last Friday for a meet-and-greet event at the Faculty...

Destressors during exam season

 
UTMSU, in collaboration with UTM Peer 2 Peer club, held a destressing event last Thursday, in which students got to make soap from natural...

CFS approves lowering threshold

 
At their general meeting that ran from November 18 to 21, the Canadian Federation of Students approved a motion to lower the threshold for...

Faculty recruitment on the way

 
The UTM Campus Affairs Committee meeting, held last Monday, discussed the intent to create a new building and town house for residence students, new...

Professors talk Bill C-16 at U of T debate

 
Following a series of controversial statements, U of T psychology professor Jordan Peterson took part in a debate on Saturday, November 19 at 9:30...

AGM reviews budget and allows bylaw changes

 
During UTMSU’s AGM last Wednesday, all motions passed, including the removal of UTMSU’s nine ministries, creating three new commissions, and working toward a Student...

UTMSFL spreads their message

 
UTM Students for Life, an on-campus pro-life activist group, distributed pamphlets in Davis last Thursday with the question: “Shouldn’t all human beings have human...

U of T ranks high overall

 
The U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of best global universities placed U of T 10th among the best public universities, and 21st...

U of T students rally for free education

All three U of T campuses united for a rally in downtown Toronto last Wednesday on the National Day of Action, advocating for free...

Peterson addresses U of T

 
U of T psychology professor Jordan Peterson released a YouTube video on November 5, addressing U of T following its agreement to hold a...

Most “civil” UTSU AGM in years

 
This year’s UTSU Annual General Meeting, held last Thursday at the St. George campus, finished in record time for the first time in years,...

UTMSU and QSS return

 
Following a year-long deadlock between UTMSU and the Quality Services for Students, UTMSU attended a meeting last Friday where the two discussed roles and...

UTSU executive resigns for personal reasons

 
The University of Toronto Students’ Union announced the resignation of its VP external, Lucinda Qu, due to reasons described as “personal”.In the statement, released...

CFS passes motion to lower threshold

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

U of T faculties take action

 
U of T’s Women and Gender Studies Institute released a statement last week condemning the recent transphobic and anti-Black incidents that have been taking...

Peterson warns America about new bill on gender-neutral pronouns

 
In light of his controversial comments, professor Jordan Peterson wrote an opinion piece for The Hill on October 18 warning the U.S about similar...

Free speech rally incites controversy

 
Transphobic comments Ever since U of T psychology professor, Jordan Peterson, refused to recognize genderless pronouns in his YouTube lectures on September 27 and October...

Black Liberation Collective calls to boycott UTSU

 
The Black Liberation Collective released a statement last week calling to boycott the University of Toronto Students Union.Alleging that UTSU has been committing “anti-Black...

U of T responds to transphobic threats

 
U of T has sent an email to its community members, students, and faculty, addressing threats it alleges were made on social media against...

UTMSU alleges transphobic comments of U of T professor

 
UTMSU released a letter to U of T on Thursday, protesting the “transphobic” and “racist” comments made by U of T’s psychology professor Jordan...

Tahmid Khan is free

 
University of Toronto student and permanent resident of Canada, Tahmid Khan, was granted bail on Sunday after spending three months in a Bangladeshi jail.Khan was...

New UTMSU hire raises questions

 
UTMSU’s decision to hire Munib Sajjad as the new executive director has sparked debate from former ERC members regarding whether the choice is a...

UTSU addresses their concerns with CFS

 
The University of Toronto Students Union issued a letter to the Canadian Federation of Students last Monday, addressing their concerns about the federation.The letter...

UTM launches Centre for Medicinal Chemistry

 
UTM has launched a Centre for Medicinal Chemistry with a research team led by Professor Patrick Gunning of UTM’s Department of Chemical and Physical...

U of T calls for CFS referendum

 
A students’ campaign has been launched at the University of Toronto, calling for a referendum on the continuation of University of Toronto Students’ Union’s...

UTMSU introduces campaigns

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

New food options arrive on campus

 
New food options have been added this year in the Temporary Food Court in Davis, as well as in the Instructional Center.Fusion 5, located...

U of T drafts a sexual violence prevention plan

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

U of T student held in Bangladeshi jail

 
University of Toronto student Tahmid Khan has been in custody under Bangladeshi authority for almost two months without any charge, following a terrorist attack...

Marvel and DC face off

 
Super’16, with a theme of superheroes, took place last week after UTMSU and the Office of Student Transition decided to hold one orientation week...

Parking shortage set to end

 
The lower level of UTM’s new parking deck will open on Tuesday, following a lack of parking spaces on campus.The two-storey parking deck, located...

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...

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...

I ran for the UTMSU elections and I lost

 
I ran for the UTMSU elections. And I lost.As a person who can’t give all my time to studies, I have to get involved....

1UofT and Hello U of T face off in UTSU...

 
Two slates are going head to head in this year’s UTSU elections to determine the executive team and board of directors for the 2016/17...

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,...

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,...

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...

UTMSU fills division four board vacancies

 
Nauman Mughal and Richie Pyne have been voted in to division four of the UTMSU board of directors at Wednesday’s board meeting to fill...

QSS remains in deadlock

 
The Quality Services to Students committee remains in a standstill as UTMSU continues to refuse to participate on the committee, preventing the QSS from...

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...

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...

New IT service desk to open in CCT in December

 
Updates to UTM food service, information and instructional technology services, and budget priorities were the main topics of discussion at last Monday’s meeting of...

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...

The Duck Stop’s here

 
UTMSU’s new convenience store, The Duck Stop, opened last Monday ahead of its grand opening scheduled for today.Selling snacks, soft drinks, and canned foods,...

No cockroach “infestation”

 
UTMSU has reported that there is currently no pest “infestation” inside the food centre.Two weeks ago, Erik Hernandez-Oberding, the UTMSU Food Centre coordinator, told...

Cockroaches found in Food Centre

 
Cockroaches were discovered in the UTMSU Food Centre on Monday, October 5, leading to the temporary closure of the facility and relocation of the...

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...

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...

Low turnout for UTMSU academic advocacy week

 
UTMSU’s academic advocacy week launched last week to address academic dishonesty at UTM.According to U of T’s 2013/14 Annual Report on Cases of Academic...

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...

New AV fees draw UTMSU criticism

 
A new price list for UTM’s audiovisual equipment has drawn criticism from UTMSU and student clubs renting the gear for events on campus.Among the...

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...

HR programs to close

 
The Academic Affairs Committee passed a recommendation last week to close the human resources specialist and human resources and industrial relations major at UTM.According...

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...

Students walk out, sit in with Saini

 
Principal Deep Saini joined a student sit-in to end the strike outside his office today.Some 150 students walked out of classes at noon and...

XAO challenges privilege, supports black lives

 
A panel called “Black Lives Matter” addressed how black people are treated at U of T on Friday.The panel, part of the month-long eXpression...

Last stage for fee hikes

 
Fee increases for the U-Pass and student services were approved by Campus Council, the last step before confirmation by the Executive Committee, last week.The...

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...

Going gentle in the good night

 
Students marched around campus last Thursday during the annual “Light the Night” event hosted by Student Housing and Residence Life in partnership with Student...

Transit updates planned

 
UTMSU’s seventh Commission Meeting, held on February 10, discussed updates for transit services, with new bus times and new services for GO Transit and...

Food, parking, res fee hikes passed

 
The Campus Council meeting last Thursday passed a motion for the 2015/16 ancillary fee increase proposal for parking, meal plans, food services, and residence....

Food, farmers, decorations abound

 
UTMSU’s first Multicultural Week was held last week, featuring a farmers’ market, international food, and a cultural show, among other events.According to UTMSU VP...

UTMSU to discuss MiWay changes

 
UTMSU’s sixth Commission Meeting last Tuesday focused on new plans with MiWay and campaigns concerning fees.  CHANGES TO MIWAY SERVICE According to UTMSU president Hassan Havili,...

Search begins for food provider

 
UTM has officially launched its search for a new campus food services provider, to begin its operations after the current agreement with Chartwells expires...

Library food drive exceeds previous record

 
The UTM library’s Food for Fines reached a new record this year by collecting 1,244 items, which were forwarded to the UTMSU Food Bank.The...

Part-time directors elected

 
UTMSU’s eighth board meeting last Monday saw appointments to two vacant positions in Division IV, directors for part-time students. From the four candidates, the...

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...

Students prepare for town hall

 
UTMSU’s fifth Commissions Meeting last Tuesday focused on the upcoming UTM Town Hall and offered students a chance to bring up their concerns prior...

Campus Councils see review

 
Last week’s meeting with the Committee to Review the UTM and UTSC Campus Councils (CRCC) addressed feedback on the performance of the Academic Affairs...

Carnival returns to haunt UTM

 
The Student Centre was transformed into a haunted centre filled with skulls, zombies, rat sculptures, a robotic zombie, and deathly sounds for the Halloween...

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...

“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...

Mayor hopefuls on youth issues

 
The UTM Debating Club and the Mississauga City Youth Council hosted “#SaugaSpeaks: Mayoral Forum on Youth” last Thursday, a debate between the candidates in...

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...

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...

City draws international students

 
“We want you to feel at home. Secondly, we want you to stay. If you like Canada, and you like Mississauga, we would love...

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 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...

The troublesome genius

 
The UTM Catholic Students’ Club hosted a talk titled “Galileo: The Rise and Fall of a Troublesome Genius”, with guest speaker Anthony Schratz, last...

XAO returns

 
UTMSU’s Ministry of Equity hosted another Disorientation: eXpression Against Oppression Week last week. The activities included a trip to a food bank, discussions on...

UTM students to be affected by UTSU’s board decision to remove...

 
Chants emerged on Friday night at the University of Toronto Students’ Union board meeting in opposition to a motion that cuts two staff members:...

I’m graduating and I have no regrets

 
I had one goal when I started my freshman year at the University of Toronto Mississauga: End it with no regrets. As I’m jotting...

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 ...

Sexual assault posters removed

 
Silence is Violence – University of Toronto released their “Survivors Speak Back” campaign on March 16 in an effort to share stories from sexual...

Entrepreneurs Night hosts 14 guest speakers

 
The UTM Entrepreneur’s Club held its first Entrepreneurs Night last Thursday at Spigel Hall in Davis, featuring 14 special guests who shared their experiences...

Demand Better slate wins most seats

The University of Toronto Students’ Union released its primary spring election results on its online voting website on Thursday evening, with five candidates getting...

Four slates face off in UTSU’s elections

 
For the first time in at least three years, four slates and one individual vie for seven University of Toronto Students’ Union executive positions...

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'...

UTMSU election battle begins this week

Following last year’s historic UTMSU spring elections with four teams and three individuals running, this year’s election is back to featuring two teams vying...

U of T lecture targets Trump’s travel ban

 
In light of the controversy over U.S. president Donald Trump’s executive order that bans people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering America, four speakers...

U of T resumes survey on student interaction

 
U of T has resumed its sixth National Survey of Student Engagement for first-year and senior-year students across all three campuses, asking students for...

UTSU adjusts its spring election dates

 
UTSU has decided to reschedule its spring elections after a dispute over the dates with UTMSU.Following UTMSU’s online and in-print announcement of its spring...

Student-organized conference disrupted

 
Protests disrupted a U of T St. George student-organized conference on February 4 that featured U of T psychology professor Jordan Peterson, the conservative-media...

Campus Council approves fee hikes

 
The Campus Council convened last Wednesday and approved a motion to increase the 2017/2018 ancillary fees for food, residence, and parking.Proposed by UTM’s chief...

Premier Wynne talks free tuition

 
In an interview with The Medium last week, premier Kathleen Wynne responded to the students’ call for free tuition by explaining how obtaining free...

Protests against Islamophobia

 
On the National Day of Action Against Islamophobia and White Supremacy, thousands took to the streets on Saturday to protest the Quebec City mosque...

Miway reduces its percentage increase

 
In UTMSU’s board meeting last Monday, UTMSU stated that they have successfully negotiated with Miway to drop the nine percent yearly increase of the...

Alideeb elected as the CFS chairperson

 
UTMSU president, Nour Alideeb, has been elected as the chairperson of the Canadian Federation for Students Ontario, which was announced at the CFS semi-annual...

UTM students at UN conference

 
Fourteen UTM students will be heading this week, for the first time, to the United Nations headquarters in New York to take part in...

Effect of Trump’s victory on Canada

 
An opinion article  by Steven Zhou for CBC on January 15 titled, “Canadian campuses see an alarming rise in right-wing populism,” stated that in...

UTMSU eliminates exam remark fee

 
After almost five years of lobbying with the administration, UTMSU has announced on their Facebook page that they have successfully lobbied to eliminate the...

U of T ranked poorly for Jewish community

 
The University of Toronto was ranked third on a list of the 40 worst colleges for Jewish students, alongside McGill University placing fourth, and...

New UTM forensic accounting program

 
Beginning September 2017, UTM will have what’s considered to be one of the first online programs at U of T, a new Master’s program...

Don’t blame journalists for their job

 
Last week, I read a tweet by UTM Students for Life, saying that I stand with them because I wrote a couple of articles...

Islamophobia at U of T party

 
U of T’s St. Michael’s College Student Union’s vice-president Kevin Vando agreed to resign from the union following an Islamophobic video that he shared...

Syrian refugees meet tutors

 
Almost 20 Syrian refugees that arrived to Canada almost a year ago came to UTM last Friday for a meet-and-greet event at the Faculty...

Destressors during exam season

 
UTMSU, in collaboration with UTM Peer 2 Peer club, held a destressing event last Thursday, in which students got to make soap from natural...

CFS approves lowering threshold

 
At their general meeting that ran from November 18 to 21, the Canadian Federation of Students approved a motion to lower the threshold for...

Faculty recruitment on the way

 
The UTM Campus Affairs Committee meeting, held last Monday, discussed the intent to create a new building and town house for residence students, new...

AGM reviews budget and allows bylaw changes

 
During UTMSU’s AGM last Wednesday, all motions passed, including the removal of UTMSU’s nine ministries, creating three new commissions, and working toward a Student...

UTMSFL spreads their message

 
UTM Students for Life, an on-campus pro-life activist group, distributed pamphlets in Davis last Thursday with the question: “Shouldn’t all human beings have human...

U of T ranks high overall

 
The U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of best global universities placed U of T 10th among the best public universities, and 21st...

U of T students rally for free education

All three U of T campuses united for a rally in downtown Toronto last Wednesday on the National Day of Action, advocating for free...

Peterson addresses U of T

 
U of T psychology professor Jordan Peterson released a YouTube video on November 5, addressing U of T following its agreement to hold a...

Most “civil” UTSU AGM in years

 
This year’s UTSU Annual General Meeting, held last Thursday at the St. George campus, finished in record time for the first time in years,...

UTMSU and QSS return

 
Following a year-long deadlock between UTMSU and the Quality Services for Students, UTMSU attended a meeting last Friday where the two discussed roles and...

UTSU executive resigns for personal reasons

 
The University of Toronto Students’ Union announced the resignation of its VP external, Lucinda Qu, due to reasons described as “personal”.In the statement, released...

U of T faculties take action

 
U of T’s Women and Gender Studies Institute released a statement last week condemning the recent transphobic and anti-Black incidents that have been taking...

Peterson warns America about new bill on gender-neutral pronouns

 
In light of his controversial comments, professor Jordan Peterson wrote an opinion piece for The Hill on October 18 warning the U.S about similar...

Free speech rally incites controversy

 
Transphobic comments Ever since U of T psychology professor, Jordan Peterson, refused to recognize genderless pronouns in his YouTube lectures on September 27 and October...

Black Liberation Collective calls to boycott UTSU

 
The Black Liberation Collective released a statement last week calling to boycott the University of Toronto Students Union.Alleging that UTSU has been committing “anti-Black...

U of T responds to transphobic threats

 
U of T has sent an email to its community members, students, and faculty, addressing threats it alleges were made on social media against...

UTMSU alleges transphobic comments of U of T professor

 
UTMSU released a letter to U of T on Thursday, protesting the “transphobic” and “racist” comments made by U of T’s psychology professor Jordan...

Tahmid Khan is free

 
University of Toronto student and permanent resident of Canada, Tahmid Khan, was granted bail on Sunday after spending three months in a Bangladeshi jail.Khan was...

New UTMSU hire raises questions

 
UTMSU’s decision to hire Munib Sajjad as the new executive director has sparked debate from former ERC members regarding whether the choice is a...

UTSU addresses their concerns with CFS

 
The University of Toronto Students Union issued a letter to the Canadian Federation of Students last Monday, addressing their concerns about the federation.The letter...

UTM launches Centre for Medicinal Chemistry

 
UTM has launched a Centre for Medicinal Chemistry with a research team led by Professor Patrick Gunning of UTM’s Department of Chemical and Physical...

U of T calls for CFS referendum

 
A students’ campaign has been launched at the University of Toronto, calling for a referendum on the continuation of University of Toronto Students’ Union’s...

UTMSU introduces campaigns

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

New food options arrive on campus

 
New food options have been added this year in the Temporary Food Court in Davis, as well as in the Instructional Center.Fusion 5, located...

U of T student held in Bangladeshi jail

 
University of Toronto student Tahmid Khan has been in custody under Bangladeshi authority for almost two months without any charge, following a terrorist attack...

Marvel and DC face off

 
Super’16, with a theme of superheroes, took place last week after UTMSU and the Office of Student Transition decided to hold one orientation week...

Parking shortage set to end

 
The lower level of UTM’s new parking deck will open on Tuesday, following a lack of parking spaces on campus.The two-storey parking deck, located...

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...

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...

I ran for the UTMSU elections and I lost

 
I ran for the UTMSU elections. And I lost.As a person who can’t give all my time to studies, I have to get involved....

1UofT and Hello U of T face off in UTSU...

 
Two slates are going head to head in this year’s UTSU elections to determine the executive team and board of directors for the 2016/17...

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,...

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...

UTMSU fills division four board vacancies

 
Nauman Mughal and Richie Pyne have been voted in to division four of the UTMSU board of directors at Wednesday’s board meeting to fill...

QSS remains in deadlock

 
The Quality Services to Students committee remains in a standstill as UTMSU continues to refuse to participate on the committee, preventing the QSS from...

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...

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...

New IT service desk to open in CCT in December

 
Updates to UTM food service, information and instructional technology services, and budget priorities were the main topics of discussion at last Monday’s meeting of...

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...

The Duck Stop’s here

 
UTMSU’s new convenience store, The Duck Stop, opened last Monday ahead of its grand opening scheduled for today.Selling snacks, soft drinks, and canned foods,...

No cockroach “infestation”

 
UTMSU has reported that there is currently no pest “infestation” inside the food centre.Two weeks ago, Erik Hernandez-Oberding, the UTMSU Food Centre coordinator, told...

Cockroaches found in Food Centre

 
Cockroaches were discovered in the UTMSU Food Centre on Monday, October 5, leading to the temporary closure of the facility and relocation of the...

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...

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...

Low turnout for UTMSU academic advocacy week

 
UTMSU’s academic advocacy week launched last week to address academic dishonesty at UTM.According to U of T’s 2013/14 Annual Report on Cases of Academic...

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...

New AV fees draw UTMSU criticism

 
A new price list for UTM’s audiovisual equipment has drawn criticism from UTMSU and student clubs renting the gear for events on campus.Among the...

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...

HR programs to close

 
The Academic Affairs Committee passed a recommendation last week to close the human resources specialist and human resources and industrial relations major at UTM.According...

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...

Students walk out, sit in with Saini

 
Principal Deep Saini joined a student sit-in to end the strike outside his office today.Some 150 students walked out of classes at noon and...

XAO challenges privilege, supports black lives

 
A panel called “Black Lives Matter” addressed how black people are treated at U of T on Friday.The panel, part of the month-long eXpression...

Last stage for fee hikes

 
Fee increases for the U-Pass and student services were approved by Campus Council, the last step before confirmation by the Executive Committee, last week.The...

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...

Going gentle in the good night

 
Students marched around campus last Thursday during the annual “Light the Night” event hosted by Student Housing and Residence Life in partnership with Student...

Transit updates planned

 
UTMSU’s seventh Commission Meeting, held on February 10, discussed updates for transit services, with new bus times and new services for GO Transit and...

Food, parking, res fee hikes passed

 
The Campus Council meeting last Thursday passed a motion for the 2015/16 ancillary fee increase proposal for parking, meal plans, food services, and residence....

Food, farmers, decorations abound

 
UTMSU’s first Multicultural Week was held last week, featuring a farmers’ market, international food, and a cultural show, among other events.According to UTMSU VP...

UTMSU to discuss MiWay changes

 
UTMSU’s sixth Commission Meeting last Tuesday focused on new plans with MiWay and campaigns concerning fees.  CHANGES TO MIWAY SERVICE According to UTMSU president Hassan Havili,...

Search begins for food provider

 
UTM has officially launched its search for a new campus food services provider, to begin its operations after the current agreement with Chartwells expires...

Library food drive exceeds previous record

 
The UTM library’s Food for Fines reached a new record this year by collecting 1,244 items, which were forwarded to the UTMSU Food Bank.The...

Part-time directors elected

 
UTMSU’s eighth board meeting last Monday saw appointments to two vacant positions in Division IV, directors for part-time students. From the four candidates, the...

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...

Students prepare for town hall

 
UTMSU’s fifth Commissions Meeting last Tuesday focused on the upcoming UTM Town Hall and offered students a chance to bring up their concerns prior...

Campus Councils see review

 
Last week’s meeting with the Committee to Review the UTM and UTSC Campus Councils (CRCC) addressed feedback on the performance of the Academic Affairs...

Carnival returns to haunt UTM

 
The Student Centre was transformed into a haunted centre filled with skulls, zombies, rat sculptures, a robotic zombie, and deathly sounds for the Halloween...

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...

“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...

Mayor hopefuls on youth issues

 
The UTM Debating Club and the Mississauga City Youth Council hosted “#SaugaSpeaks: Mayoral Forum on Youth” last Thursday, a debate between the candidates in...

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...

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...

City draws international students

 
“We want you to feel at home. Secondly, we want you to stay. If you like Canada, and you like Mississauga, we would love...

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 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...

The troublesome genius

 
The UTM Catholic Students’ Club hosted a talk titled “Galileo: The Rise and Fall of a Troublesome Genius”, with guest speaker Anthony Schratz, last...

XAO returns

 
UTMSU’s Ministry of Equity hosted another Disorientation: eXpression Against Oppression Week last week. The activities included a trip to a food bank, discussions on...

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...

Unofficial results: Fresh wins elections

 
In the unofficial results posted on UTMSU’s Facebook page on March 12, Fresh UTM has swept the elections by winning the majority of the...

UTSU exec criticizes union’s practices

 
On February 23, UTSU’s vice-president of university affairs Cassandra Williams released a statement on Facebook alleging that the union’s board meeting on February 9...

Toronto students unite for a vigil

 
Hundreds of University of Toronto and Ryerson University students gathered together for a vigil at King’s College Circle last Monday night, to mourn the...

U of T responds to U.S. ban order

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

UTSU announces supports for CFS decertification

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

Jordan Peterson returns to U of T

 
Following a long controversy over the last semester, U of T psychology professor Jordan Peterson returned to teaching earlier this January.During a debate held...

Professors talk Bill C-16 at U of T debate

 
Following a series of controversial statements, U of T psychology professor Jordan Peterson took part in a debate on Saturday, November 19 at 9:30...

CFS passes motion to lower threshold

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

U of T drafts a sexual violence prevention plan

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

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,...

UTM students to be affected by UTSU’s board decision to remove...

 
Chants emerged on Friday night at the University of Toronto Students’ Union board meeting in opposition to a motion that cuts two staff members:...

Students walk out, sit in with Saini

 
Principal Deep Saini joined a student sit-in to end the strike outside his office today.Some 150 students walked out of classes at noon and...

Mayor hopefuls on youth issues

 
The UTM Debating Club and the Mississauga City Youth Council hosted “#SaugaSpeaks: Mayoral Forum on Youth” last Thursday, a debate between the candidates in...
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