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Weekly round-up: UTSU elections, U of T professor honoured with award,...

UTSU election results, 2020-2021 academic year In non-pandemic related news and occurrences, The Medium brings you another brief weekly round-up of various campus and city...

City of Mississauga holds a Tele Town Hall amidst COVID-19 concerns

Joined by Mayor Bonnie Crombie, the City of Mississauga organized a virtual town hall on March 20 covering pressing questions and issues surrounding the...

Weekly Roundup: What you’ve missed during the COVID-19 pandemic

With COVID-19 dominating the front page of every Canadian news outlet, here’s a recent round-up of non-pandemic related news. Ontario’s transit routes are growing fast The Province of Ontario is...

U of T groups and non-profit organizations lead COVID-19 community response...

While the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen to 368 in Ontario, so has the amount of support across U of T campuses and...

ICUBE UTM hosts “Pitch with a Twist”

Last Wednesday, University of Toronto (U of T)’s annual Entrepreneurship Week featured a series of highly anticipated business events hosted by several incubators and accelerator programs....

Judge rules in favour of Ryerson Students’ Union in legal battle...

Last week, The Medium reported that two student-representative organizations had applied for intervention status in the ongoing legal battle between the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) and Ryerson...

CESAR, CFS intervene in RSU legal action

On March 2, the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario (CFS-O) and the Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson (CESAR) held a joint press conference announcing plans to intervene...

Reflections on the Power of Commitment

Last Wednesday, the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)’s biology department organized an academic symposium honouring the academic contributions of Zeynab and Mohammad Asadi-Lari. Both siblings and...

Ontario collaborates with universities to contain virus

The Ontario government has committed to protecting college and university communities from the emerging coronavirus (2019-nCoV) by carrying out a multi-faceted response to the outbreak. Ross Romano, minister...

Mississauga organizations protest xenophobia

The Mississauga Community Legal Services (MCLS) released a statement on January 28 condemning anti-Chinese discrimination and xenophobia amid the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak. The statement was also...

Mississauga confirms the 2020 budgets

Last month, Mississauga’s city council approved its 2020-2023 Business Plan and 2020 Budget on January 22. The gross 2020 operating and capital budget of $926.1 million will...

Indigenous land acknowledgement needs more meaning, says Chief

All public proceedings in the Region of Peel will now begin with a formal Indigenous land acknowledgement. The decision was approved by Regional Council in December 2019,...

UTM professor under fire over his grading scheme

A University of Toronto professor’s grading system has come under fire online because of the way extra credit was being awarded to students. Mitchell Huynh is...

Mississauga has a climate change plan

The City of Mississauga is one step closer to achieving its central goal of becoming a net-zero community. City council approved the Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP)...

Seven new Ontario laws to look out for in 2020

Starting the new decade means anticipating a slew of updated laws for Canadians across the country. These new laws, announced through a series of acts and...

New hospice to be built after years of campaigning

The City of Mississauga will finally receive its palliative care centre after years of campaigning for one. The palliative centre plans to offer residential hospice...

Big-ticket items emerge from city budget meeting

Following a series of Mississauga budget meetings, residents, workers, and students can expect some big-ticket items emerging post-budget approval on December 4. Last week, Mississauga’s budget...

Mississauga wants out of Peel Region

“I’m not convinced it’s over,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie back in October. Crombie was referring to Mississauga’s separation plea from the Region of Peel, also known as...

Lakeview Village: A new community for the city

Mississauga will soon become home to an exciting urban waterfront community called Lakeview Village. The 177-acre community development plan was approved by City Council on November 6,...

Ontario bans vaping promo

The province will soon restrict the promotion of vaping products in some public locations to discourage youth from vaping. On October 25, the Ontario government announced that vapour-product...

MiWay routes improve service

University of Toronto Mississauga students can look forward to more convenient changes to some common bus routes. Last week, Mississauga’s public transportation service, MiWay, announced revisions to...

U of T to act on climate crisis with five year...

The University of Toronto released its new Low-Carbon Action Plan last month. Unveiled September 2019, the ambitious plan outlines a framework to diminish greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...

Peel Region Council officially denounces Bill 21

Peel Regional Council approved a motion on October 10 to oppose Quebec’s contentious Bill 21, which bans public workers from wearing religious symbols. The law...

New speed limits introduced to key roads near UTM

The Mississauga City Council passed a by-law last Wednesday to decrease the speed limit in 11 select Mississauga neighbourhoods to 40 km/h. The neighbourhoods...

MiWay bus fares may be set to increase following Mississauga budget...

MiWay bus fares are expected to increase in January 2020 to accommodate the City of Mississauga’s plans for expansion.  The fare increase was suggested by MiWay during...

UTM professor brings the moon to Mississauga (in 1969)

This week, U of T Mississauga students and faculty can reminisce on the 50th anniversary of Canada’s first public showing of Apollo 11 moon...

Mississauga asks students for feedback on living green

The city asked the public for feedback last week on Mississauga’s ambitious Climate Change Action Plan. Spanning 10 years, the $450 million project aims to transform Mississauga into...

Swim to Survive: A new RAWC program

The Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre (RAWC) is implementing a new program aimed at teaching students the essential skills required to survive an unexpected fall into deep...

UTM Engage app unites students

Students on campus are being encouraged to download the free “UTM Engage” app. Offering user-friendly interface and convenient functionality, the brand-new campus app will help students...

MiWay makes city-wide improvments

Students travelling to school using Mississauga transit will benefit from improved bus services and connections as part of the city’s “MiWay Five Transit Service Plan (2016-2020).” The five-year...

Cannabis retail stores banned in Sauga

Mississauga residents must wait to purchase cannabis products in Mississauga until Mayor Bonnie Crombie and the City Council can approve cannabis store restrictions. Last month, the Ford...

The new Meeting Place

Just in time for the start of the school year, UTM’s new food court brings a unique dining experience to the William G. Davis building. Students...

Cannabis in Mississauga and UTM

UTM students can expect renewed cannabis awareness campaigns with the start of the new academic year, as U of T’s universal smoke-free policy continues to ban...

The ethics of drones

A crowd of students attended a debate on drone warfare presented by the Pakistan Development Fund’s UTM chapter and UTM’s Political Science and Pre-Law...

Crime prevention pays

UTM collaborated with Safe City Mississauga to host the third annual Crime Prevention conference. Professionals from various backgrounds came to speak on Friday in the...

UofT appoints Muslim chaplain

This year marks the appointment of U of T’s first full-time Muslim chaplain. The position has been filled by Amjad Tarsin, a 28-year-old hailing from...

Weekly round-up: UTSU elections, U of T professor honoured with award,...

UTSU election results, 2020-2021 academic year In non-pandemic related news and occurrences, The Medium brings you another brief weekly round-up of various campus and city...

City of Mississauga holds a Tele Town Hall amidst COVID-19 concerns

Joined by Mayor Bonnie Crombie, the City of Mississauga organized a virtual town hall on March 20 covering pressing questions and issues surrounding the...

Weekly Roundup: What you’ve missed during the COVID-19 pandemic

With COVID-19 dominating the front page of every Canadian news outlet, here’s a recent round-up of non-pandemic related news. Ontario’s transit routes are growing fast The Province of Ontario is...

U of T groups and non-profit organizations lead COVID-19 community response...

While the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen to 368 in Ontario, so has the amount of support across U of T campuses and...

ICUBE UTM hosts “Pitch with a Twist”

Last Wednesday, University of Toronto (U of T)’s annual Entrepreneurship Week featured a series of highly anticipated business events hosted by several incubators and accelerator programs....

Judge rules in favour of Ryerson Students’ Union in legal battle...

Last week, The Medium reported that two student-representative organizations had applied for intervention status in the ongoing legal battle between the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) and Ryerson...

CESAR, CFS intervene in RSU legal action

On March 2, the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario (CFS-O) and the Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson (CESAR) held a joint press conference announcing plans to intervene...

Reflections on the Power of Commitment

Last Wednesday, the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)’s biology department organized an academic symposium honouring the academic contributions of Zeynab and Mohammad Asadi-Lari. Both siblings and...

Ontario collaborates with universities to contain virus

The Ontario government has committed to protecting college and university communities from the emerging coronavirus (2019-nCoV) by carrying out a multi-faceted response to the outbreak. Ross Romano, minister...

Mississauga organizations protest xenophobia

The Mississauga Community Legal Services (MCLS) released a statement on January 28 condemning anti-Chinese discrimination and xenophobia amid the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak. The statement was also...

Mississauga confirms the 2020 budgets

Last month, Mississauga’s city council approved its 2020-2023 Business Plan and 2020 Budget on January 22. The gross 2020 operating and capital budget of $926.1 million will...

Indigenous land acknowledgement needs more meaning, says Chief

All public proceedings in the Region of Peel will now begin with a formal Indigenous land acknowledgement. The decision was approved by Regional Council in December 2019,...

UTM professor under fire over his grading scheme

A University of Toronto professor’s grading system has come under fire online because of the way extra credit was being awarded to students. Mitchell Huynh is...

Mississauga has a climate change plan

The City of Mississauga is one step closer to achieving its central goal of becoming a net-zero community. City council approved the Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP)...

Seven new Ontario laws to look out for in 2020

Starting the new decade means anticipating a slew of updated laws for Canadians across the country. These new laws, announced through a series of acts and...

New hospice to be built after years of campaigning

The City of Mississauga will finally receive its palliative care centre after years of campaigning for one. The palliative centre plans to offer residential hospice...

Big-ticket items emerge from city budget meeting

Following a series of Mississauga budget meetings, residents, workers, and students can expect some big-ticket items emerging post-budget approval on December 4. Last week, Mississauga’s budget...

Mississauga wants out of Peel Region

“I’m not convinced it’s over,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie back in October. Crombie was referring to Mississauga’s separation plea from the Region of Peel, also known as...

Lakeview Village: A new community for the city

Mississauga will soon become home to an exciting urban waterfront community called Lakeview Village. The 177-acre community development plan was approved by City Council on November 6,...

Ontario bans vaping promo

The province will soon restrict the promotion of vaping products in some public locations to discourage youth from vaping. On October 25, the Ontario government announced that vapour-product...

MiWay routes improve service

University of Toronto Mississauga students can look forward to more convenient changes to some common bus routes. Last week, Mississauga’s public transportation service, MiWay, announced revisions to...

U of T to act on climate crisis with five year...

The University of Toronto released its new Low-Carbon Action Plan last month. Unveiled September 2019, the ambitious plan outlines a framework to diminish greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...

Peel Region Council officially denounces Bill 21

Peel Regional Council approved a motion on October 10 to oppose Quebec’s contentious Bill 21, which bans public workers from wearing religious symbols. The law...

New speed limits introduced to key roads near UTM

The Mississauga City Council passed a by-law last Wednesday to decrease the speed limit in 11 select Mississauga neighbourhoods to 40 km/h. The neighbourhoods...

MiWay bus fares may be set to increase following Mississauga budget...

MiWay bus fares are expected to increase in January 2020 to accommodate the City of Mississauga’s plans for expansion.  The fare increase was suggested by MiWay during...

UTM professor brings the moon to Mississauga (in 1969)

This week, U of T Mississauga students and faculty can reminisce on the 50th anniversary of Canada’s first public showing of Apollo 11 moon...

Mississauga asks students for feedback on living green

The city asked the public for feedback last week on Mississauga’s ambitious Climate Change Action Plan. Spanning 10 years, the $450 million project aims to transform Mississauga into...

Swim to Survive: A new RAWC program

The Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre (RAWC) is implementing a new program aimed at teaching students the essential skills required to survive an unexpected fall into deep...

UTM Engage app unites students

Students on campus are being encouraged to download the free “UTM Engage” app. Offering user-friendly interface and convenient functionality, the brand-new campus app will help students...

MiWay makes city-wide improvments

Students travelling to school using Mississauga transit will benefit from improved bus services and connections as part of the city’s “MiWay Five Transit Service Plan (2016-2020).” The five-year...

Cannabis retail stores banned in Sauga

Mississauga residents must wait to purchase cannabis products in Mississauga until Mayor Bonnie Crombie and the City Council can approve cannabis store restrictions. Last month, the Ford...

The new Meeting Place

Just in time for the start of the school year, UTM’s new food court brings a unique dining experience to the William G. Davis building. Students...

Cannabis in Mississauga and UTM

UTM students can expect renewed cannabis awareness campaigns with the start of the new academic year, as U of T’s universal smoke-free policy continues to ban...

The ethics of drones

A crowd of students attended a debate on drone warfare presented by the Pakistan Development Fund’s UTM chapter and UTM’s Political Science and Pre-Law...

Crime prevention pays

UTM collaborated with Safe City Mississauga to host the third annual Crime Prevention conference. Professionals from various backgrounds came to speak on Friday in the...

UofT appoints Muslim chaplain

This year marks the appointment of U of T’s first full-time Muslim chaplain. The position has been filled by Amjad Tarsin, a 28-year-old hailing from...

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