Vote Compass launches US election tool with Wall Street Journal

23 Oct 2012 - 10:22am
Image of Professor Peter Loewen

You may know whether you prefer Barack Obama’s policies or Mitt Romney’s way of thinking, but what about the ideas of Johnson, Goode or Stein?

Now, Vote Compass has launched an American edition of its popular online voter engagement tool, in partnership with the Wall Street Journal, to promote discussion about the issues in the upcoming presidential election. (Johnson, Goode and Stein are the lesser known candidates for the Libertarian, Constitution and Green parties, respectively.)

North Building groundbreaking touches past, looks to the future

16 Oct 2012 - 3:30pm
Image of groundbreaking at North Building on Oct. 16, 2012

U of T Mississauga celebrated a historic groundbreaking today, turning the sod for a new building at the exact location of Erindale College’s first temporary structure – the North Building – that opened in 1967.

North Building reconstruction -- Backgrounder

16 Oct 2012 - 3:27pm
  • Multi-phase project that will replace and expand upon building’s existing footprint
  • Phase A: four-storey structure that replaces south portion of two-storey building
  • Total gross m2: 5,220
  • Primary use of building: faculty office and research space
  • Project start date: June 2012
  • Scheduled opening date: September 2014
  • Built by Eastern Construction Co. Ltd.
  • Academic departments: Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Psychology, English & Drama

Students trade food for fines

15 Oct 2012 - 1:34pm
Image of donated foods at library

Earlier this month, students at U of T Mississauga traded one food item for $2 off their library fines, to a maximum of $20. These donations supported the University of Toronto Food and Clothing Bank.

Students had to present TCards when making their donations and food had to have a minimum shelf life of two months. No trial or sample sizes were credited to fines and the credit only applied to overdue fines. This is the first time that 17 of the 44 University of Toronto Libraries, including UTM, participated in the Food for Fines initiative.

Inside Blackwood Gallery’s award-winning exhibition

10 Oct 2012 - 9:40am
Image of art installation

In winter 2012, U of T Mississauga students stared at a mound of crumpled paper perched atop a doorway joining the CCT building to the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre.

In varying shades of pink and grey, and piled pyramid-style, the castoff paper had no logo, no sign, and no explanation.

“People looked up and whispered, ‘What is it?’” says Christof Migone, the director and curator of UTM’s Blackwood Gallery.