U of T study looks at Syrian moms adjusting to life in Canada as refugees

2 May 2017 - 10:32am
Neda Maghbouleh

When the first Syrian refugees began arriving in Canada in 2015, University of Toronto sociologists Neda MaghboulehIto Peng and Melissa Milkie were determined to use their expertise to help the newcomers settle into their new country.   

“As sociologists, we have a professional commitment to helping serve this community,” says Maghbouleh, an assistant professor at U of T Mississauga.

UTM hosts students for annual "Bring Our Children to Work Day"

2 May 2017 - 10:04am
Young girl holding an animal skull and smiling

On Thursday, April 27, 36 elementary school students attended UTM’s “Bring Our Children to Work Day” event. The group was part of more than 500 participants across the University of Toronto who enjoyed a day of fun and educational activities aimed at students in grades 4 to 7.

Nicolle Wahl, assistant director of communications, opened the day with a talk that  shared campus secrets and highlighted some of the fascinating research happening at UTM.

Travelling while Muslim: UTM sociologist on identity and citizenship at the border

28 Apr 2017 - 3:56pm
man sitting behind a semi-opaque window

For many Muslim travellers, crossing the border is an experience charged with fear and trepidation. A U of T Mississauga sociologist is investigating how border security routinely violates human and civil rights, and the impact this is having on those targeted by heightened security measures.

Last Lecture offers meaningful lessons to class of 2017

28 Apr 2017 - 9:41am
Four people dressed in silly glasses and feather boas at Last Lecture celebration

Undergraduate students at the University of Toronto Mississauga preparing to graduate this spring or fall received an inspirational sendoff on April 26 at the university’s Last Lecture event.

Graduate fellowship to explore Duchenne’s; brings hope to UTM staff member

26 Apr 2017 - 9:13am
Max Sedmihradsky

When UTM staff member Andrew Sedmihradsky attended one of the Principal’s Town Hall meetings last fall, he had no idea that the decision would lead to a partnership that could change his six-year-old son’s life.