UTM's Jennifer Nagel takes key leadership role in American Philosophical Association

20 Jun 2018 - 10:56am
Jennifer Nagel

The University of Toronto Mississauga's Jennifer Nagel is taking a leadership role with the American Philosophical Association, becoming the next president of the group’s central division.

Nagel takes the helm on July 1. The associate professor in the Department of Philosophy will also be promoted to professor on that day.

“Participation in the APA is one of our most direct ways to shape the character of the philosophy profession,” says Nagel.

'A wow factor': Nearly half of U of T research space revitalized in sweeping project

19 Jun 2018 - 10:22am
UTM laboratory

It takes more than a smart idea to achieve a breakthrough. Researchers also require space and equipment to carry out their experiments. 

In less than two years, the University of Toronto has reached the finish line to renovate nearly half the research space across its three campuses. The Lab Innovation for Toronto (LIFT) upgrades received nearly $190 million in funding – $91.8 million from the university, $83.7 million from the federal government and $14.3 million from the province.

UTM computer vision expert to lead new Nvidia research lab in Toronto

18 Jun 2018 - 9:46am
Sanja Fidler

Graphics chip giant Nvidia Corp. is launching a new artificial intelligence research lab in Toronto to be headed by the University of Toronto Mississauga’s Sanja Fidler, making it the latest Silicon Valley heavyweight to tap the city’s rich vein of AI research.

Convocation 2018: Meet Wali Shah, spoken word poet, motivational speaker

14 Jun 2018 - 2:33pm
Undergraduate student Wali Shah is a spoken word artist who is the poet laureate for the city of Mississauga

University of Toronto's Wali Shah is a spoken word artist who performed at WeDay in 2014 alongside Selena Gomez and Kendrick Lamar, and is an ambassador for Crime Stoppers International and Bell Let's Talk.

Graduating this year from U of T Mississauga, Shah speaks at schools, empowering youth and raising awareness on issues like anti-bullying, mental health and social change. He's currently the city of Mississauga's poet laureate.

Convocation 2018: Student volunteers answer the call of duty

13 Jun 2018 - 12:49am
A group of students and community members pose for the camera in Honduras

U of T Mississauga student Jordan Sam had just finished his second year of undergraduate studies when he had an experience that would land him halfway around the globe and provide him with an entirely new worldview.