Computer science students win 2013 Young Entrepreneurs Challenge

25 Jan 2013 - 10:04am
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A team of U of T Mississauga computer science students won first place — and a prize of $2,500 — at the 2013 Young Entrepreneurs Challenge (YEC), where students pitched business ideas to a panel of corporate executives, Dragons’ Den style.

Fourth-year students Sabin Sadeh, Mark Zaky and Andrew Kim presented a virtual jukebox app called eJuked at the competition held on campus in January. Teams were allotted 10 minutes to sell their business concepts in front of a panel of industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs.

U of T Mississauga featured in new episode of Canada’s Greatest Know-It-All

21 Jan 2013 - 2:28pm
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The U of T Mississauga campus will be featured in a new episode of Discovery’s Canada’s Greatest Know-It-All airing on Jan. 21, 2013.

Billed as ‘competition-reality’, Canada’s Greatest Know-It-All pits 10 of Canada’s brightest minds in head-scratching challenges designed to test their brains, ingenuity and game-playing savvy. The UTM challenge features a forensic science crime scene that will provide contestants with one of the most baffling situations they will face all season. 

Wealthy Barber author, CBC Dragon to speak at U of T Mississauga

21 Jan 2013 - 1:32pm
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David Chilton, author of the Wealthy Barber books and the newest member of CBC's Dragons’ Den, will provide tips and insight on personal finance on Friday, Feb. 8, 3:30 p.m., in the Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre, 3359 Mississauga Rd. N., U of T Mississauga.

Engineering program may be offered at U of T Mississauga

21 Jan 2013 - 11:03am
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U of T Mississauga may offer a first-year engineering option on this campus as early as 2015, says Professor Ulrich Krull, vice-principal research and special initiatives at U of T Mississauga.

Early discussions between the Faculty of Engineering and U of T Mississauga are “flourishing,” Krull said, in an interview. “We believe an engineering presence on this campus would be a very appealing option to engineering students, particularly in light of proposed courses.”

W. Garfield Weston Foundation launches U of T scholarships

17 Jan 2013 - 10:23am

With an eye to developing globally oriented thinkers and innovators, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation and the University of Toronto today announced the creation of the most prestigious doctoral travel award in the country.

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation Doctoral Fellowship Program will provide 16 recipients each year—across the humanities and the social, physical and life sciences—a grant of $50,000 to further their research and broaden their skills and networks in a global setting.