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Canada Next: Richard Florida, Roger Martin and David Wolfe on getting innovation right

10 Nov 2015 - 10:41am
Professor David Wolfe

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his cabinet, he added the term “innovation” to the title of the new Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

For U of T professors, including UTM political scientist David Wolfe, who have been calling for Canada to push hard on spurring business innovation it was an important first step.

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These teachers are transforming the learning experience at U of T

5 Nov 2015 - 11:14am
Fiona Rawle and Kyle Smith
They’ve engaged undergrads by breaking ground in the development of Massive Open Online Courses, technology-enhanced learning, inverted classrooms and more.
 
And they've mentored and inspired students at every level, across faculties and divisions.
 

Silver Season: Theatre and drama program celebrates 25th anniversary

4 Nov 2015 - 1:37pm
actors sitting on a stage

The U of T Mississauga and Sheridan College Theatre and Drama Studies program took centre stage last week as alumni, students, staff and faculty celebrated the program’s 25th anniversary with a special reception at Deerfield Hall. The celebrations continue into the spring with Theatre Erindale’s “Silver Season” which includes both previously produced plays and the staging of new contemporary productions.

UTM alumnus wins Governor General’s award for drama

4 Nov 2015 - 9:48am
David Yee

When the call came from Rideau Hall to tell David Yee that he had won the 2015 Governor General’s Award for Drama, it went to voicemail.

Yee, who graduated from U of T Mississauga’s theatre and drama studies program in 2000, retrieved the message, but wasn’t sure if the news would be good or bad. His play, carried away on the crest of a wave, had already made the award’s shortlist, and Yee knew he would be notified, win or lose.

“I had to go out on the balcony to have a cigarette and call,” Yee says.

Sound studies

4 Nov 2015 - 9:46am
Ukelele teacher and musician Melanie Doane leads students through a Uschool class

Can group musical training produce more sympathetic, kinder and socially adept children? The latest study out of Professor Glenn Schellenberg’s lab in the Department of Psychology at U of T Mississauga certainly suggests this to be the case.

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