These sparrows are ready for their close-up

20 Nov 2014 - 12:05pm
flying sparrow

If you want to get a bird’s eye view of campus wildlife, look no further than UTM Birdfeeder (@UTMOrnithCam), a Twitter account broadcasting all the news that’s fit to tweet at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

UTM Birdfeeder has been tweeting out photos, weather info and other tidbits, mostly to do with the feathered visitors to a high-tech bird feeder stationed on a green roof at the MAM building.

UTM pays tribute to outgoing mayor with theatrical production

19 Nov 2014 - 2:00pm
Hazel McCallion with cast members

U of T Mississauga last night celebrated the legacy of Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion with a musical play based on her life and times.

The original play, “She Shoots! She Scores!”, was commissioned to honour the mayor as she prepares to retire after nearly five decades in municipal and regional politics. It chronicles her life from her youth in Gaspé, Quebec through to her remarkable political career.

UTM principal named to mayoral transition advisory council

18 Nov 2014 - 11:37am
Deep Saini and Bonnie Crombie

Mississauga’s mayor-elect Bonnie Crombie has named Professor Deep Saini, vice-president, U of T and principal, U of T Mississauga, to her transition advisory council.

“I am proud to have the confidence of such a respected group of community leaders. I look forward to working with these individuals to make the transition between myself and Mayor McCallion seamless and to set forward a bold plan of action for our City,” says Crombie.

Professor wins prestigious teaching award

17 Nov 2014 - 10:08am
Professor Shafique Virani

Professor Shafique N. Virani has been awarded the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Academy of Religion. Virani is a Distinguished Professor of Islamic studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Virani is director of the Centre for South Asian Civilizations, and past chair of the Department of Historical Studies. Virani’s research focuses on Islamic history, philosophy, Sufism, Shi‘ism (Twelver and Ismaili), and Islamic literatures in Arabic, Persian and South Asian languages.

FitBit and Beyond: Conference peers into the future of ‘wearables’

14 Nov 2014 - 3:07pm
Jayson Parker wearing Google Glass device

U of T Mississauga’s Institute for Management & Innovation and Life Sciences Ontario will cohost a symposium on Wireless & Wearable Health Tech on November 18 in the Innovation Complex Rotunda.