October 2013

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News
Farewell to Camelot
David Naylor

When President David Naylor came to bid farewell to the campus he affectionately calls “Camelot”, it wasn’t just members of government, donors, faculty and staff who came to wish him goodbye. As Naylor finished his remarks to the packed house at Lislehurst, a herd of five deer strolled through the garden, nibbled at the greenery and then disappeared into the forest.

Q & A with Professor Rima Berns-McGown
Rima Berns-McGown

Somalia featured prominently in the news last month after al-Shabaab, a terrorist group that started there, attacked the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 67 people and wounding many others. In the wake of the deadly incident, Elaine Smith talked with Rima Berns-McGown, an adjunct professor in the Department of Historical Studies at U of T Mississauga, about Somali-Canadians, the impact the incident had on them and their experiences in Canada. Professor Berns-McGown studies the Somali community in the diaspora.

U of T first in Canada
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The University of Toronto has been recognized as the top university in Canada and one of the top 20 in the world according to the 2013 Times Higher Education (THE) World University report released today.

U of T ranked 20th globally, up one spot from last year. This is the second time in less than a month U of T has ranked in the top 20 and first in Canada in a major global rankings survey.

Events
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Living Library - Wed, 11/13/2013

The Living Library Project is an event designed to create dialogue, promote understanding and reduce prejudice. A collection of “human books” (widely varied in gender, cultural and religious backgrounds, and age) will be offered on "loan" to visitors (“readers”).

DATE:  Wednesday, Nov. 13, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

PLACE: Instructional Centre cafe

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Amanda Lang
Countdown to Success - Fri, 11/22/2013

Join us at the 2nd annual Countdown to Success, a FREE marquee event designed to expose students, alumni and professionals to countless business and networking opportunities within the accounting, finance and management fields. Featuring a keynote address by Amanda Lang, senior business correspondent, CBC News.

DATE:  Friday, Nov. 22, 5:30 to 9:00

PLACE: Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre

For further information, please visit the website.

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Elder Care: Alzheimer's Disease - Thu, 12/12/2013

In this education workshop for family caregivers, the Alzheimer Society Peel will present an overview of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia, ways to cope with caregiving and resources that exist in our community to help. 

DATE:  Thursday, Dec. 12, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

PLACE: William G. Davis Building, room 3138.

For further information, please visit the website.

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Training & Development: 

Organizational Development and Learning Centre

Call UTM HR at (905) 828-3935 for additional information about:

  • Scholarship Information
  • Application for Reimbursement Educational Assistance / Professional Development
  • Tuition Waiver Information

General Information on Tuition Support:  TuitionSupport.pdf  pdf icon

Media Clippings: 

Amy Muise, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology, and her research on marital sex, were covered in the New York Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, The Australian and The Globe and Mail

Ramón Antonio Victoriano, an adjunct professor in the Department of Language Studies, was named to the jury for the first Pedro HenríquezUreña International Prize for Literary Productivity, Critique and Creation of Thought in One’s Life’s Work, given by the Ministry of Culture of the Dominican Republic.

Kelly Hannah-Moffat,, a professor of sociology and vice-dean, undergraduate, testified at the inquest in the death of Ashley Smith’s death at the Grand Valley Instituion for Women, and was quoted on CBC News Online.

Professor  Graham White, of the Department of Political Science, was quoted on CBC News Online about decentralization in Nunavut.

A Western GTA summit meeting, held on October 7 at UTM, was covered in the Mississauga News.

The digital animation industry, and the related Master of Science in Biomedical Communication program at U of T Mississauga was featured in the Toronto Star.

Rochelle Mazar, an emerging technologies librarian, wrote a column about Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for University Affairs Magazine.

The 2013 Run for the Cure, held at U of T Mississauga on October 6, was covered by the Mississauga News.

Professor Ronit Dinovitzer’s research on whether lawyers are actually happy was noted in the Business Insider.