Film Follows Challenges, Triumphs of First Generation University Students

2 Oct 2014 - 3:39pm
Movie post for First Generation movie

UTM’s Student Life team will screen higher education documentary film First Generation this week as part of a transition program aimed at students who are studying towards a degree and whose parents or guardian did not complete a post-secondary education in Canada.

U of T ranks highest in Canada, 20th globally: Times Higher Education

2 Oct 2014 - 11:16am
students at table under trees

The University of Toronto was once again named the top university in Canada and one of the top 20 in the world – this time by the 2014 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, released October 1.

First-generation students share their top tips for making the most of university life

1 Oct 2014 - 3:21pm
Zoya Tahir and Lakeisha Ferreira

Zoya Tahir and Lakeisha Ferreira are the first in their families to go to university in Canada. As part of the First in the Family at UTM program, they share the tips that helped them find success  at UTM. (Read more about Zoya and Lakeisha's experiences here.)

Campaign Set To Raise $69,000

30 Sep 2014 - 2:38pm
United Way speakers

The annual United Way campaign at U of T Mississauga kicked off last week with a reception in the newly-opened Deerfield Hall. Campaign co-chair Luke Barber announced a fundraising goal of $69,000, adding that the team hopes to surpass that figure by the end of the donation drive at the end of December. Last year, the campaign raised $75,000.

On hand to launch the 2014 fundraising campaign were vice-president and principal Deep Saini, United Way Peel liason Raj Chandegra, and UTM campaign co-chairs Luke Barber and Anthony Wensley.

Science Literacy Week brings science to a library near you

23 Sep 2014 - 2:40pm
woman reading book

As a child, whenever Jesse Hildebrand had a question about science, his parents took him to the library to find the answer.

Hildebrand, who graduated from U of T’s Ecology and Evolutionary Biology program this spring, wanted to spark that same curiosity in everyone. He started thinking of ways to get science out of the laboratory and make it accessible to anyone.