A historical exam jam

7 Dec 2012 - 2:14pm
learning circle at exam jam event

Work before play. For many university students, the old adage is never so true as it is in December, when two weeks of exams precede a much-anticipated holiday break.

On Dec. 5, the University of Toronto Mississauga’s Department of Historical Studies unveiled a new tool to combat the stress of the exam period – its first-ever Exam Jam.

Three U of T students named 2013 Rhodes Scholars

6 Dec 2012 - 4:10pm
Rhodes scholars from U of T

Three students from the University of Toronto will pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University next year after being named Rhodes Scholars for 2013.

The Rhodes Scholarships are among the world’s most prestigious postgraduate awards supporting outstanding all-round students at Oxford. Only 83 students from universities around the world – and 11 from Canada - are chosen each year.  The University of Toronto is the only university in Canada with more than one Rhodes Scholar this year.

Off the Clock with Rhonda McEwen

6 Dec 2012 - 9:22am
Rhonda McEwan wearing a mask

What is your name, position/title, and years at U of T?

I'm Rhonda McEwen, an assistant professor of new media. I teach the world's BEST students at the Institute of Communication, Culture, and Information Technology at U of T Mississauga and at the Faculty of Information. I am originally from Trinidad and Tobago and an alumna of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine; Cass - City University, London; the University of Colorado, Boulder, and of U of T .

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U of T launches online archives

27 Nov 2012 - 11:46am
profs with beakers

Film footage of the 1939 royal visit to Hart House and early photographs of Marshall McLuhan and Margaret Atwood are just a handful of the audio-visual treasures captured in a new University of Toronto website that documents the rich history of the institution. 

Industrial Inroads

26 Nov 2012 - 9:38am
Professor Leigh Revers and Eva Furczon and a perfect professional partnership

Eva Furczon has always found innovation in healthcare business very intellectually interesting. So with this pursuit as a driving force, coupled with her passion for forging new ways to facilitate access to innovative medicines, she enrolled in the University of Toronto Mississauga’s Master of Biotechnology (MBiotech) program.

It was while earning this Master’s degree that Furczon (MBiotech 2010) established an active partnership with Professor Leigh Revers, one of the faculty members at U of T Mississauga who teaches in the program.