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Grads cross border into new territory

As the school year comes to a close, many students will graduate and enter new phases of life, myself included. Although it’s an exciting...

Class of 2017, meet your valedictorian

Every year, the U of T Alumni Relations Office interviews three people from the graduating class to decide upon a valedictorian. Being one of...

Truth in the age of Trump

Last Monday, Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale visited UTM to give a lecture about “Truth in the Age of Trump.”In the past, Dale has...

90 seconds: ready, get set… pitch!

Thursday, March 9 marked the end of the 2016-2017 cycle of Canada’s largest student competition: the Great Canadian Sales Competition. Beginning with almost 3,000...

Results, demerits and disqualification

Fresh UTM claimed a landslide victory in the Spring UTMSU elections. The unofficial results were released on Sunday night on UTMSU’s Facebook page, announcing...

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...

Student filmmakers return for 2017

Last Friday, students, guests, and filmmakers filed into the Instructional Building for the annual UTM Film Festival. DVSS, ICCIT, UTMTV, and UTMSU hosted the...

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...

Water activists take on bottled water

The Wellington Water Watchers are a non-profit organization run by volunteers (largely Guelph-based citizens) whose primary aim is to protect local water and spread...

Female artists unite for Women’s Day

Every year on March 8, millions of people around the world eagerly celebrate International Women’s Day, a day that commemorates the past and present...

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...

Two UTM professors earn grants for research

Two UTM Biology professors out of 19 scholars received $5 million worth of grants from the Canada Foundation for Innovation in support of several...

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...

Division II and III compete

Along with the UTMSU Spring elections for the 2017-2018 executives, the board elections for Division II and Division III are also taking place. The...

One of UTM’s 50 Faces: Dr. Lee Bailey

Situated in room 114 of the Kaneff building, hardworking students and TAs from Dr. Lee Bailey’s ECO100 class work together in the help centre...

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...

Wildlife from around the world

The fourth annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum is the largest and longest-running contest for wildlife and nature...

Alternative Reading Week returns to UTM

The Centre for Student Engagement (CSE) hosted their annual Alternative Reading Week that ran from February 21 to 23, where student volunteers worked with...

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...

Leaving the nest with stronger wings

Many players who score the game-winning touchdown dream of being carried off the field by their team. Austin Oude-Reimerink, a fourth-year commerce and finance...

Eyes set on the Miss World Canada crown

The Miss World slogan is “beauty with a purpose,” and for Rudrakshi Chakrabarti, a third-year UTM student with a double major in biology for...

U of T Drama Fest celebrates 25 years

Hailey Mason This year marks the 25th anniversary of the U of T Drama Festival. From February 9 to 11, Hart House Theatre and the...

Visuals—a passion for art and science

UTM is home to several programs, majors, and minors—including the Biomedical Communications program (as both a graduate program and an undergraduate minor). It surprises...

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...

Devon, UTM’s newest Loran Scholar

Each year, the Loran Scholars Foundation awards Canada’s largest undergraduate scholarship, to the next generation of great leaders. The scholarship is valued at approximately...

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...

Eagles respond like real champions

The UTM women’s varsity basketball team won the OCCR Extramural championships this past weekend on January 28, a tournament they hosted in the RAWC....

O captain! my captain! leads way

Christina Rico, a fifth-year double major in sociology and linguistics, currently serves as the newly-appointed captain of the UTM varsity women’s soccer team.She began...

The Ph.D. grind: beyond the lab bench

Perhaps the word “scientist” conjures up an image of an individual, huddled in a lab coat, spending hours in a small lab space, hidden...

Mindfulness can improve performance

That moment in your workout, when you’re completely out of breath, can feel your heart pounding out of your chest, and your muscles about...

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...

WISE ignites passion at annual conference

Last weekend, Women in Science and Engineering held their fifth Annual National Conference at the Toronto Region Board of Trade. This two-day event offered...

The “real” CSI: not as seen on TV

For some, binge watching all 11 seasons of Criminal Minds in a matter of a few weeks can be considered a remarkable feat. For...

Avoid digital thieves, secure your data

Last Thursday, the UTM Alumni Association hosted a Classes Without Quizzes event, featuring Ryan Duquette, a digital security specialist, licenced private investigator, and currently...

UTM Varsity soccer is back at it again

New head coach Rick Titus took his recently-picked UTM men’s varsity indoor soccer team to the Pickering Soccer Centre for their first tournament of...

Uniting geology and art

The Earth has passed through the Holocene epoch, the Quaternary period, the Cenozoic era, and the Phanerozoic era. Currently, we exist in the Anthropocene—a...

An opportunity to share your story

Cody Caetano and Amna Azhar prepare for the annual release of Mindwaves and Compass.olivia adamczyk/the mediumEvery year, the professional writing and communication program at...

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...

Does race still matter in CA politics?

Last Monday, Dr. Erin Tolley, an assistant professor and the associate chair in UTM’s political science department, hosted the Race Still Matters in Canadian...

Nguyen has her ‘eye on the prize’

Vivian Chu Nguyen is a first-year CCIT student from Vancouver, British Columbia. Nguyen was an impactful player for UTM’s 2016 Ultimate Frisbee team. From...

Bringing Caribbean culture to the GTA

A bit of festive dance at an art exhibit is perfect for the season. Imagemaker Art Prints in Port Credit recently showcased an art...

Polanyi recipient Wright speaks out

In early November, Dr. Daniel Wright, an assistant professor in the English and drama department at UTM, was awarded the Polyani Prize for his...

From the Den: Minhas, the beer baroness

Last Thursday, the Institute for Management and Innovation hosted their annual Countdown to Success. A key feature of this event was the keynote speaker,...

Discovering hope through inspiration

Sarah-May Edwardo-Oldfield is a fifth-year psychology and professional writing student. The Toronto native has the pleasure of playing alongside her sister on the UTM...

Tutors for Syrian refugees

UTM Helping Hands, in collaboration with UTM’s Department of Language Studies and the Syrian Canadian Foundation, has received almost 160 volunteer applications for tutoring...

Your better performance

Cross-country athletes and Olympic weight lifters are only a select group of individuals who understand that though the demands from their activities can be...

Town hall talks plans for UTM

The town hall meeting held last Thursday discussed UTM’s vision and a new $15 billion funding proposal.According to UTM interim-principal Ulrich Krull, the Canada...

Led through strong communication

Tamara Scepanovic, a second-year UTM Life Science student is not only an athletic and dynamic setter for the UTM women’s D-League volleyball team, but...

Coping with a loved one’s illness

I climb up the stairs of the Davis building and make my way to UTM’s Campus Police office. Through the window, I see Constable...

Bringing back the Broadway classics

After attending the Broadway-themed cabaret show of Gotta Dream by Class Productions Theatre Society, I was feeling pretty happy. Last Friday, Class Productions showcased...

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...

Meet Alan Lovette: a lifelong learner

If you’ve ever dropped by the library, then chances are you’ve met Alan Lovette. While the name may not be familiar, Lovette is an...

What are you willing to sacrifice?

On the surface, The Caucasian Chalk Circle seems to be nothing more than a traditional comedy, where two lovers are separated by external forces,...

Is there more to compassion and awe?

How are positive emotions correlated to health? Do complex emotions, such as compassion, gratitude, and awe elicit beneficial physiological changes within individuals? Can experiencing...

Making improvements

The UTM women’s D-league volleyball began their season on a sour note, losing all three of their matches. On Sunday, November 6, the women...

Critiquing capitalism the right way

Imagine capitalism stripped of its secrecy. Imagine capitalism as a series of unfiltered, visual representations that illustrate contexts often shielded from the public. Blackwood...

Are personalized ads taking over?

While browsing Facebook or Google, you may have noticed the abundance of personalized advertisements. Sometimes, these ads can get quite specific based on your...

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,...

Are race and policing GTA issues?

Living in the Greater Toronto Area and Canada as a whole, there seems to be a lack of focus and attention towards policing. In...

NASA think-tanks: what’s next for Harary?

Last summer, the Corporate Knights, a self-proclaimed “magazine for clean capitalism”, celebrated the achievements of young leaders in sustainable development across Canada by publishing...

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...

The aesthetic appeal of capitalism

Capitalism is a topic of global controversy. North America has an insatiable greed for wealth and commodities, a greed that reinforces capitalism and capital...

Characters behind the clothing

As an avid follower of fashion, I began to notice different styles on campus. Some students follow trends and others follow designers, keeping track...

UTMSU campaigns for National Day of Action

UTMSU campaigned for the National Day of Action last week through posters in the Davis building asking UTM students, “What would you do if...

The journey from South Bronx to UTM

UTM’s assistant sociology professor Randol Contreras didn’t always view academia with high regard. Originally from the South Bronx area, Contreras grew up where the...

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...

Beyond the classroom: internships

UTM offers internship courses, where third- and fourth-year undergraduate students work for 100-200 hours of high quality, unpaid, university-sponsored work. Several departments offer these...

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...

United Way aims to raise $69,000

Last Tuesday, United Way began their 2016 campaign at UTM with a plant sale and a BBQ, raising a total of $1,186 to help...

VAM supports society of local talent

From October 14 to 16, Visual Arts Mississauga showcased the work of the talented Mississauga Art Society.MAS is a collaboration of 22 Ontario-based fine...

The reigning Queen of Intramurals

Kaitlyn D’Lima, a fourth-year student studying business management at UTM, first started playing soccer for the tri-campus competitive team in her second year.D’Lima waited...

Unapologetic liberation

Quasi-scientific paintings, house music, sculptures, and minimalistic performances are among the elements Theaster Gates uses to promote his first solo exhibition in Canada. How...

Celebrating UTM’s 50th anniversary

UTM will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, commemorating the development of a small college in 1967 to the growing campus it is...

Eagles joust Knights

Last Sunday afternoon, the Eagles faced off against Niagara College Knights on UTM’s North Field.Niagara posed as stifling competition staying on par with the...

New league at UTM

With a team of four members from each academic department at UTM, the UTM Debating Club has organized a Debate League Mississauga that is...

Learning grit with CSE

Our lives as students are so complex and fast-paced that sometimes we lose track of what our true passions are. We think highly of...

What statement does your flag make?

Currently on display at the ROM is Art, Honour, and Ridicule: Asafo Flags from Southern Ghana. The display showcases flags handcrafted by the Fante...

Paint your way into Queer Orientation

Queer Orientation is an annual tri-campus event that offers LGBTQ-focused programming over the course of one week. This year’s Queer Orientation at UTM continued...

The Eagles can only go up from here

Last Sunday, the Eagles faced off against George Brown’s Huskies in a demanding game, losing 5-1. They then went on to face the Humber’s...

UTM looks into options for co-op programs

The first of this year’s monthly town hall meetings took place last Tuesday between students, interim principal Ulrich Krull, and the administration.Co-op programs Krull talked...

Let’s talk art: Ed Pien shares insight

Shadowed Land, one of two featured exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, has been a hit since its opening on September 22. Ed...

Global threat: superbugs

Even as a casual observer of the news over the past few years, it would be difficult to avoid terms such as “superbug”, or...

Nuit Blanche 2016: Two perspectives

Brainwaves and water Rachael MasihOne project that stood out at Nuit Blanche this year was an interactive piece by Lisa Park called “Eunoia II.”In this...

Blood donors at UTM

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

UTMSU explains goals of WUSC

UTMSU’s WUSC 101 event last week explained to students the roles held by WUSC and its plans regarding student refugees.The World University Services of...

Expanding the spotlight

Last Wednesday night, I had the pleasure of attending U of T Spotlight’s first Cabaret Night of the year in Hart House’s Arbor Room....

Hillewaert’s study in youth identity

With a large bookshelf filled with books, brightly coloured couches, and various fabrics adorning the walls, Professor Sarah Hillewaert’s office offers a glimpse into...

UTMSU fall elections begin this week

Students will elect the representatives this week for Division I, first-year representatives, and Division III, the central directors, of UTMSU’s Board of Directors. Plebiscite question This...

Running around the competition

Of the many talented athletes at UTM, Haseeb Malik, the captain of this year’s cross-country team, won Male Rookie of the Year Award for...

An evening with Ed Pien and Mary Ma

Last Thursday night, an opening reception at the Art Gallery of Mississauga premiered their newest fall exhibitions with Ed Pien’s Shadowed Land and Mary...

Calling for student involvement

UTMSU’s annual Academic Advocacy Week last week brought attention to aspects affecting student academics on campus.“The goals of Academic Advocacy Week are to get...

Financial literacy: is there a gender gap?

Last Tuesday, a Backpack to Briefcase event was held at Deerfield Hall, focusing on the role of gender in financial literacy and featuring Candice...

Settling the stress at UTM

When the August bliss starts to fade and September comes onto the scene, those first weeks of the new school year can quickly become...

Fair Trade-certified

UTM’s hospitality and retail services department announced last Thursday that the campus had obtained Fair Trade certification from Fair Trade Canada.Among several other campuses,...

Prepping for professional tests—with help?

There are times when the university and its abundance of resources just aren’t enough for students, especially when it comes to studying for professional exams...

New GRM to reach programs across UTM

A new grading response method will now require geography, anthropology, science, and management students to rank four answers from best to worst answer, instead...

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...

Telling the tale

Karl Quimson: I got this tattoo during a time when I had a massive creative block. I decided one day that I needed to...

Beginner’s guide to killing cancer cells

With approximately $1.1 billion awarded in research funds, U of T has been recognized as a major force in research-intensive education across the globe....

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...

A fresh start for Theatre Erindale

Theatre Erindale is in the midst of a new chapter. On May 2, 2016, David Matheson, a well-educated actor, teacher, and director, took over...

Meet Ulrich Krull: the life-long student

Greeting me with a warm smile and a welcoming handshake, Professor Ulrich Krull, UTM’s newly appointed interim vice-principal and interim vice-president, takes a seat...

Upgrading the research facilities

The research facilities of the University of Toronto campuses will undergo infrastructure renovations worth $190 million.The Lab Innovation for Toronto, also known as LIFT,...

UTMSU and QSS prepare to meet

UTMSU and the Quality Services to Students committee plan to hold a meeting one year after UTMSU refused to meet with them.The QSS committee...

Student grants to increase up to 50%

Students from low-income to middle-income families can now expect an increase of up to 50% in federal grants for this academic year.Full-time students from...

Not your average first date at the ROM

I walk into a dimly-lit atmosphere, reminiscent of people falling in love. It’s fitting, given that I’m about to fall in love with Dale...

Pokémon GO: still gotta catch ’em all?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about Pokémon GO by now.Pokémon GO is an augmented reality game that brings all...

UTMSU hires new executive director

Walied Khogali, UTMSU’s executive director and Nausheen Adam, UTMSU’s services manager, have officially resigned from their roles.Khogali served as UTMSU’s executive director since August...

Us versus them: redefining the barrier

The current exhibition at the Blackwood Gallery is titled The Cage is a Stage: A Project in Five Parts, presented by Southern California-based artist,...

Celebrating research with Smarti Gras

The Smarti Gras event was held on August 16 at Deerfield Hall. This summer research celebration was a chance for student researchers to demonstrate...

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...

Direct bus route from Brampton to UTM

A new direct bus route from Brampton to UTM will be offered to students starting this Tuesday.A pilot project for a new route, Route...

Students bid farewell to Deep Saini

I sit across from Professor Deep Saini in his rather spacious office. His windows offer a view of the rain outside. The sky looks...

Q&A: grads answer with artistic skill

Last week, UTM’s Blackwood Gallery opened its annual exhibition of UTM art and art history graduates’ talent. Frequently Answered Questions explores how art is...

Writing it on the walls

The Bradley Museum isn’t one of grand presence. It’s nestled among a row of houses in Mississauga and, from the outside, looks like any...

Sugar—a silent threat to academics

It’s near the end of the semester, a time where stress levels are at their highest for students. Usually in times of high stress,...

Students shed light on global gender inequality

In celebration of International Women’s Day last Tuesday, UTM’s Because I Am a Girl Club held an awareness campaign throughout the week to inform...

Historic UTMSU election underway

For the first time in at least seven years, four full slates and three independent candidates are vying for student votes with hopes to...

Looking through an indigenous lens

Let’s face it: it’s not every day that you get to learn about indigenous culture firsthand from a First Nations elder himself. The ongoing...

All in for ALL; survivor returns to UTM

Back in 2012, Marell Tomeh joined UTM intending to pursue an English major. As the end of the second term grew closer, Tomeh had...

A Cinderella story comes to an end

The Varsity Blues men’s hockey team have ended their season with an overtime loss to the Western Mustangs on Sunday night, losing 4-3. They...

Are you smarter than a spelling bee champion?

“Syzygy, S-Y-Z-Y-G-Y, syzygy,” was Rona Lisa Perretti’s winning word in the Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Years later, now that she hosts the spelling...

Building Bridges to awareness on campus

Last week, the UTM MSA held Islam Awareness Week, featuring informative booths, motivational events, and the opportunity to try on a hijab.Throughout the week,...

Reading? How about volunteering?

Alternative Reading Week is an annual tri-campus initiative run by the Department of Student Life, which took place this year from February 16 to...

A reminder to smokers

A new initiative is working to remind UTM students to stay nine metres away from doorways when smoking near the entrances of buildings on...

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...

Stand tall, talk small, and play ball

The UTM Eagles men’s basketball team lost to the UTSC Maroons last Wednesday with a final score of 66-57. The game was filled with...

Dance class, documentary, and donations as outreach

This week, Student Life and a number of clubs and societies celebrated COEN week at UTM. This was an opportunity for members of the...

UTM rolls up its sleeve

Over 100 people rolled up their sleeves at a blood drive held on campus last week.Partnering with Canadian Blood Services and Stem Cell One...

“Out of our shelters! Out of our lives!”

In 2005, Isabel Garcia took her two children and fled to Canada from Mexico to escape her abusive ex-husband. Garcia had made a refugee...

UTMSU hosts “real talks”

On January 19, UTMSU held the latest edition of their “Real Talks” series. The session focused on reverse racism and UTM students were invited...

Food, flags, and music at Culture Fest

UTMSU’s second Multicultural Week, now rebranded as Culture Fest, was held last week with a barrage of national flags, traditional foods, and cultural music.Following...

Going too far with trigger warnings?

Trigger warnings, often shortened to “TW”, warn viewers of implications or explicit mentions of traumatic incidents such as sexual assault, violence, self-mutilation, etc. These...

Fair trade certification pending

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

Blues’ big turn-around

The Varsity Blues men’s hockey team gathered their thoughts after a couple of tough road losses, eager to win in front of the home...

Out of sight, but never out of mind

Approaching the halfway mark in its “Silver Season”, Theatre Erindale introduces its production of Wendy Wasserstein’s Uncommon Women and Others, a play that takes...

After Paris attacks, “Where do we go?”

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris earlier this month, the Political Science and Pre-law Association collaborated with the political science department to ask, “Where...

Everyone goes a little nuts sometimes

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

Sandwiches to sponsor Syrian family

With the current global refugee crisis and estimates of up to 3 million Syrians leaving their homes due to the unrest, UTM’s Muslim Students...

15 jobs? You’re an average millennial

“What am I going to do after university?”It is possibly the most daunting and nagging question sitting in every student’s mind. For some, contemplating...

U of T Drama Fest celebrates 25 years

Hailey Mason This year marks the 25th anniversary of the U of T Drama Festival. From February 9 to 11, Hart House Theatre and the...

Not your average first date at the ROM

I walk into a dimly-lit atmosphere, reminiscent of people falling in love. It’s fitting, given that I’m about to fall in love with Dale...

Grads cross border into new territory

As the school year comes to a close, many students will graduate and enter new phases of life, myself included. Although it’s an exciting...

Class of 2017, meet your valedictorian

Every year, the U of T Alumni Relations Office interviews three people from the graduating class to decide upon a valedictorian. Being one of...

Truth in the age of Trump

Last Monday, Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale visited UTM to give a lecture about “Truth in the Age of Trump.”In the past, Dale has...

90 seconds: ready, get set… pitch!

Thursday, March 9 marked the end of the 2016-2017 cycle of Canada’s largest student competition: the Great Canadian Sales Competition. Beginning with almost 3,000...

Results, demerits and disqualification

Fresh UTM claimed a landslide victory in the Spring UTMSU elections. The unofficial results were released on Sunday night on UTMSU’s Facebook page, announcing...

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...

Student filmmakers return for 2017

Last Friday, students, guests, and filmmakers filed into the Instructional Building for the annual UTM Film Festival. DVSS, ICCIT, UTMTV, and UTMSU hosted the...

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...

Water activists take on bottled water

The Wellington Water Watchers are a non-profit organization run by volunteers (largely Guelph-based citizens) whose primary aim is to protect local water and spread...

Female artists unite for Women’s Day

Every year on March 8, millions of people around the world eagerly celebrate International Women’s Day, a day that commemorates the past and present...

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...

Two UTM professors earn grants for research

Two UTM Biology professors out of 19 scholars received $5 million worth of grants from the Canada Foundation for Innovation in support of several...

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...

Division II and III compete

Along with the UTMSU Spring elections for the 2017-2018 executives, the board elections for Division II and Division III are also taking place. The...

One of UTM’s 50 Faces: Dr. Lee Bailey

Situated in room 114 of the Kaneff building, hardworking students and TAs from Dr. Lee Bailey’s ECO100 class work together in the help centre...

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...

Wildlife from around the world

The fourth annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum is the largest and longest-running contest for wildlife and nature...

Alternative Reading Week returns to UTM

The Centre for Student Engagement (CSE) hosted their annual Alternative Reading Week that ran from February 21 to 23, where student volunteers worked with...

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...

Leaving the nest with stronger wings

Many players who score the game-winning touchdown dream of being carried off the field by their team. Austin Oude-Reimerink, a fourth-year commerce and finance...

Eyes set on the Miss World Canada crown

The Miss World slogan is “beauty with a purpose,” and for Rudrakshi Chakrabarti, a third-year UTM student with a double major in biology for...

U of T Drama Fest celebrates 25 years

Hailey Mason This year marks the 25th anniversary of the U of T Drama Festival. From February 9 to 11, Hart House Theatre and the...

Visuals—a passion for art and science

UTM is home to several programs, majors, and minors—including the Biomedical Communications program (as both a graduate program and an undergraduate minor). It surprises...

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...

Devon, UTM’s newest Loran Scholar

Each year, the Loran Scholars Foundation awards Canada’s largest undergraduate scholarship, to the next generation of great leaders. The scholarship is valued at approximately...

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...

Eagles respond like real champions

The UTM women’s varsity basketball team won the OCCR Extramural championships this past weekend on January 28, a tournament they hosted in the RAWC....

O captain! my captain! leads way

Christina Rico, a fifth-year double major in sociology and linguistics, currently serves as the newly-appointed captain of the UTM varsity women’s soccer team.She began...

The Ph.D. grind: beyond the lab bench

Perhaps the word “scientist” conjures up an image of an individual, huddled in a lab coat, spending hours in a small lab space, hidden...

Mindfulness can improve performance

That moment in your workout, when you’re completely out of breath, can feel your heart pounding out of your chest, and your muscles about...

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...

WISE ignites passion at annual conference

Last weekend, Women in Science and Engineering held their fifth Annual National Conference at the Toronto Region Board of Trade. This two-day event offered...

The “real” CSI: not as seen on TV

For some, binge watching all 11 seasons of Criminal Minds in a matter of a few weeks can be considered a remarkable feat. For...

Avoid digital thieves, secure your data

Last Thursday, the UTM Alumni Association hosted a Classes Without Quizzes event, featuring Ryan Duquette, a digital security specialist, licenced private investigator, and currently...

UTM Varsity soccer is back at it again

New head coach Rick Titus took his recently-picked UTM men’s varsity indoor soccer team to the Pickering Soccer Centre for their first tournament of...

Uniting geology and art

The Earth has passed through the Holocene epoch, the Quaternary period, the Cenozoic era, and the Phanerozoic era. Currently, we exist in the Anthropocene—a...

An opportunity to share your story

Cody Caetano and Amna Azhar prepare for the annual release of Mindwaves and Compass.olivia adamczyk/the mediumEvery year, the professional writing and communication program at...

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...

Does race still matter in CA politics?

Last Monday, Dr. Erin Tolley, an assistant professor and the associate chair in UTM’s political science department, hosted the Race Still Matters in Canadian...

Nguyen has her ‘eye on the prize’

Vivian Chu Nguyen is a first-year CCIT student from Vancouver, British Columbia. Nguyen was an impactful player for UTM’s 2016 Ultimate Frisbee team. From...

Bringing Caribbean culture to the GTA

A bit of festive dance at an art exhibit is perfect for the season. Imagemaker Art Prints in Port Credit recently showcased an art...

Polanyi recipient Wright speaks out

In early November, Dr. Daniel Wright, an assistant professor in the English and drama department at UTM, was awarded the Polyani Prize for his...

From the Den: Minhas, the beer baroness

Last Thursday, the Institute for Management and Innovation hosted their annual Countdown to Success. A key feature of this event was the keynote speaker,...

Discovering hope through inspiration

Sarah-May Edwardo-Oldfield is a fifth-year psychology and professional writing student. The Toronto native has the pleasure of playing alongside her sister on the UTM...

Tutors for Syrian refugees

UTM Helping Hands, in collaboration with UTM’s Department of Language Studies and the Syrian Canadian Foundation, has received almost 160 volunteer applications for tutoring...

Your better performance

Cross-country athletes and Olympic weight lifters are only a select group of individuals who understand that though the demands from their activities can be...

Town hall talks plans for UTM

The town hall meeting held last Thursday discussed UTM’s vision and a new $15 billion funding proposal.According to UTM interim-principal Ulrich Krull, the Canada...

Led through strong communication

Tamara Scepanovic, a second-year UTM Life Science student is not only an athletic and dynamic setter for the UTM women’s D-League volleyball team, but...

Coping with a loved one’s illness

I climb up the stairs of the Davis building and make my way to UTM’s Campus Police office. Through the window, I see Constable...

Bringing back the Broadway classics

After attending the Broadway-themed cabaret show of Gotta Dream by Class Productions Theatre Society, I was feeling pretty happy. Last Friday, Class Productions showcased...

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...

Meet Alan Lovette: a lifelong learner

If you’ve ever dropped by the library, then chances are you’ve met Alan Lovette. While the name may not be familiar, Lovette is an...

What are you willing to sacrifice?

On the surface, The Caucasian Chalk Circle seems to be nothing more than a traditional comedy, where two lovers are separated by external forces,...

Is there more to compassion and awe?

How are positive emotions correlated to health? Do complex emotions, such as compassion, gratitude, and awe elicit beneficial physiological changes within individuals? Can experiencing...

Making improvements

The UTM women’s D-league volleyball began their season on a sour note, losing all three of their matches. On Sunday, November 6, the women...

Critiquing capitalism the right way

Imagine capitalism stripped of its secrecy. Imagine capitalism as a series of unfiltered, visual representations that illustrate contexts often shielded from the public. Blackwood...

Are personalized ads taking over?

While browsing Facebook or Google, you may have noticed the abundance of personalized advertisements. Sometimes, these ads can get quite specific based on your...

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,...

Are race and policing GTA issues?

Living in the Greater Toronto Area and Canada as a whole, there seems to be a lack of focus and attention towards policing. In...

NASA think-tanks: what’s next for Harary?

Last summer, the Corporate Knights, a self-proclaimed “magazine for clean capitalism”, celebrated the achievements of young leaders in sustainable development across Canada by publishing...

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...

The aesthetic appeal of capitalism

Capitalism is a topic of global controversy. North America has an insatiable greed for wealth and commodities, a greed that reinforces capitalism and capital...

Characters behind the clothing

As an avid follower of fashion, I began to notice different styles on campus. Some students follow trends and others follow designers, keeping track...

UTMSU campaigns for National Day of Action

UTMSU campaigned for the National Day of Action last week through posters in the Davis building asking UTM students, “What would you do if...

The journey from South Bronx to UTM

UTM’s assistant sociology professor Randol Contreras didn’t always view academia with high regard. Originally from the South Bronx area, Contreras grew up where the...

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...

Beyond the classroom: internships

UTM offers internship courses, where third- and fourth-year undergraduate students work for 100-200 hours of high quality, unpaid, university-sponsored work. Several departments offer these...

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...

United Way aims to raise $69,000

Last Tuesday, United Way began their 2016 campaign at UTM with a plant sale and a BBQ, raising a total of $1,186 to help...

VAM supports society of local talent

From October 14 to 16, Visual Arts Mississauga showcased the work of the talented Mississauga Art Society.MAS is a collaboration of 22 Ontario-based fine...

The reigning Queen of Intramurals

Kaitlyn D’Lima, a fourth-year student studying business management at UTM, first started playing soccer for the tri-campus competitive team in her second year.D’Lima waited...

Unapologetic liberation

Quasi-scientific paintings, house music, sculptures, and minimalistic performances are among the elements Theaster Gates uses to promote his first solo exhibition in Canada. How...

Celebrating UTM’s 50th anniversary

UTM will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, commemorating the development of a small college in 1967 to the growing campus it is...

Eagles joust Knights

Last Sunday afternoon, the Eagles faced off against Niagara College Knights on UTM’s North Field.Niagara posed as stifling competition staying on par with the...

New league at UTM

With a team of four members from each academic department at UTM, the UTM Debating Club has organized a Debate League Mississauga that is...

Learning grit with CSE

Our lives as students are so complex and fast-paced that sometimes we lose track of what our true passions are. We think highly of...

What statement does your flag make?

Currently on display at the ROM is Art, Honour, and Ridicule: Asafo Flags from Southern Ghana. The display showcases flags handcrafted by the Fante...

Paint your way into Queer Orientation

Queer Orientation is an annual tri-campus event that offers LGBTQ-focused programming over the course of one week. This year’s Queer Orientation at UTM continued...

The Eagles can only go up from here

Last Sunday, the Eagles faced off against George Brown’s Huskies in a demanding game, losing 5-1. They then went on to face the Humber’s...

UTM looks into options for co-op programs

The first of this year’s monthly town hall meetings took place last Tuesday between students, interim principal Ulrich Krull, and the administration.Co-op programs Krull talked...

Let’s talk art: Ed Pien shares insight

Shadowed Land, one of two featured exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, has been a hit since its opening on September 22. Ed...

Global threat: superbugs

Even as a casual observer of the news over the past few years, it would be difficult to avoid terms such as “superbug”, or...

Nuit Blanche 2016: Two perspectives

Brainwaves and water Rachael MasihOne project that stood out at Nuit Blanche this year was an interactive piece by Lisa Park called “Eunoia II.”In this...

Blood donors at UTM

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

UTMSU explains goals of WUSC

UTMSU’s WUSC 101 event last week explained to students the roles held by WUSC and its plans regarding student refugees.The World University Services of...

Expanding the spotlight

Last Wednesday night, I had the pleasure of attending U of T Spotlight’s first Cabaret Night of the year in Hart House’s Arbor Room....

Hillewaert’s study in youth identity

With a large bookshelf filled with books, brightly coloured couches, and various fabrics adorning the walls, Professor Sarah Hillewaert’s office offers a glimpse into...

UTMSU fall elections begin this week

Students will elect the representatives this week for Division I, first-year representatives, and Division III, the central directors, of UTMSU’s Board of Directors. Plebiscite question This...

Running around the competition

Of the many talented athletes at UTM, Haseeb Malik, the captain of this year’s cross-country team, won Male Rookie of the Year Award for...

An evening with Ed Pien and Mary Ma

Last Thursday night, an opening reception at the Art Gallery of Mississauga premiered their newest fall exhibitions with Ed Pien’s Shadowed Land and Mary...

Calling for student involvement

UTMSU’s annual Academic Advocacy Week last week brought attention to aspects affecting student academics on campus.“The goals of Academic Advocacy Week are to get...

Financial literacy: is there a gender gap?

Last Tuesday, a Backpack to Briefcase event was held at Deerfield Hall, focusing on the role of gender in financial literacy and featuring Candice...

Settling the stress at UTM

When the August bliss starts to fade and September comes onto the scene, those first weeks of the new school year can quickly become...

Fair Trade-certified

UTM’s hospitality and retail services department announced last Thursday that the campus had obtained Fair Trade certification from Fair Trade Canada.Among several other campuses,...

Prepping for professional tests—with help?

There are times when the university and its abundance of resources just aren’t enough for students, especially when it comes to studying for professional exams...

New GRM to reach programs across UTM

A new grading response method will now require geography, anthropology, science, and management students to rank four answers from best to worst answer, instead...

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...

Telling the tale

Karl Quimson: I got this tattoo during a time when I had a massive creative block. I decided one day that I needed to...

Beginner’s guide to killing cancer cells

With approximately $1.1 billion awarded in research funds, U of T has been recognized as a major force in research-intensive education across the globe....

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...

A fresh start for Theatre Erindale

Theatre Erindale is in the midst of a new chapter. On May 2, 2016, David Matheson, a well-educated actor, teacher, and director, took over...

Meet Ulrich Krull: the life-long student

Greeting me with a warm smile and a welcoming handshake, Professor Ulrich Krull, UTM’s newly appointed interim vice-principal and interim vice-president, takes a seat...

Upgrading the research facilities

The research facilities of the University of Toronto campuses will undergo infrastructure renovations worth $190 million.The Lab Innovation for Toronto, also known as LIFT,...

UTMSU and QSS prepare to meet

UTMSU and the Quality Services to Students committee plan to hold a meeting one year after UTMSU refused to meet with them.The QSS committee...

Student grants to increase up to 50%

Students from low-income to middle-income families can now expect an increase of up to 50% in federal grants for this academic year.Full-time students from...

Not your average first date at the ROM

I walk into a dimly-lit atmosphere, reminiscent of people falling in love. It’s fitting, given that I’m about to fall in love with Dale...

Pokémon GO: still gotta catch ’em all?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about Pokémon GO by now.Pokémon GO is an augmented reality game that brings all...

UTMSU hires new executive director

Walied Khogali, UTMSU’s executive director and Nausheen Adam, UTMSU’s services manager, have officially resigned from their roles.Khogali served as UTMSU’s executive director since August...

Us versus them: redefining the barrier

The current exhibition at the Blackwood Gallery is titled The Cage is a Stage: A Project in Five Parts, presented by Southern California-based artist,...

Celebrating research with Smarti Gras

The Smarti Gras event was held on August 16 at Deerfield Hall. This summer research celebration was a chance for student researchers to demonstrate...

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...

Direct bus route from Brampton to UTM

A new direct bus route from Brampton to UTM will be offered to students starting this Tuesday.A pilot project for a new route, Route...

Students bid farewell to Deep Saini

I sit across from Professor Deep Saini in his rather spacious office. His windows offer a view of the rain outside. The sky looks...

Q&A: grads answer with artistic skill

Last week, UTM’s Blackwood Gallery opened its annual exhibition of UTM art and art history graduates’ talent. Frequently Answered Questions explores how art is...

Writing it on the walls

The Bradley Museum isn’t one of grand presence. It’s nestled among a row of houses in Mississauga and, from the outside, looks like any...

Sugar—a silent threat to academics

It’s near the end of the semester, a time where stress levels are at their highest for students. Usually in times of high stress,...

Students shed light on global gender inequality

In celebration of International Women’s Day last Tuesday, UTM’s Because I Am a Girl Club held an awareness campaign throughout the week to inform...

Historic UTMSU election underway

For the first time in at least seven years, four full slates and three independent candidates are vying for student votes with hopes to...

Looking through an indigenous lens

Let’s face it: it’s not every day that you get to learn about indigenous culture firsthand from a First Nations elder himself. The ongoing...

All in for ALL; survivor returns to UTM

Back in 2012, Marell Tomeh joined UTM intending to pursue an English major. As the end of the second term grew closer, Tomeh had...

A Cinderella story comes to an end

The Varsity Blues men’s hockey team have ended their season with an overtime loss to the Western Mustangs on Sunday night, losing 4-3. They...

Are you smarter than a spelling bee champion?

“Syzygy, S-Y-Z-Y-G-Y, syzygy,” was Rona Lisa Perretti’s winning word in the Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Years later, now that she hosts the spelling...

Building Bridges to awareness on campus

Last week, the UTM MSA held Islam Awareness Week, featuring informative booths, motivational events, and the opportunity to try on a hijab.Throughout the week,...

Reading? How about volunteering?

Alternative Reading Week is an annual tri-campus initiative run by the Department of Student Life, which took place this year from February 16 to...

A reminder to smokers

A new initiative is working to remind UTM students to stay nine metres away from doorways when smoking near the entrances of buildings on...

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...

Stand tall, talk small, and play ball

The UTM Eagles men’s basketball team lost to the UTSC Maroons last Wednesday with a final score of 66-57. The game was filled with...

Dance class, documentary, and donations as outreach

This week, Student Life and a number of clubs and societies celebrated COEN week at UTM. This was an opportunity for members of the...

UTM rolls up its sleeve

Over 100 people rolled up their sleeves at a blood drive held on campus last week.Partnering with Canadian Blood Services and Stem Cell One...

“Out of our shelters! Out of our lives!”

In 2005, Isabel Garcia took her two children and fled to Canada from Mexico to escape her abusive ex-husband. Garcia had made a refugee...

UTMSU hosts “real talks”

On January 19, UTMSU held the latest edition of their “Real Talks” series. The session focused on reverse racism and UTM students were invited...

Food, flags, and music at Culture Fest

UTMSU’s second Multicultural Week, now rebranded as Culture Fest, was held last week with a barrage of national flags, traditional foods, and cultural music.Following...

Going too far with trigger warnings?

Trigger warnings, often shortened to “TW”, warn viewers of implications or explicit mentions of traumatic incidents such as sexual assault, violence, self-mutilation, etc. These...

Fair trade certification pending

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

Blues’ big turn-around

The Varsity Blues men’s hockey team gathered their thoughts after a couple of tough road losses, eager to win in front of the home...

Out of sight, but never out of mind

Approaching the halfway mark in its “Silver Season”, Theatre Erindale introduces its production of Wendy Wasserstein’s Uncommon Women and Others, a play that takes...

After Paris attacks, “Where do we go?”

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris earlier this month, the Political Science and Pre-law Association collaborated with the political science department to ask, “Where...

Everyone goes a little nuts sometimes

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

Sandwiches to sponsor Syrian family

With the current global refugee crisis and estimates of up to 3 million Syrians leaving their homes due to the unrest, UTM’s Muslim Students...

15 jobs? You’re an average millennial

“What am I going to do after university?”It is possibly the most daunting and nagging question sitting in every student’s mind. For some, contemplating...
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