Polanyi prizes for two early-career University of Toronto researchers

24 Nov 2014 - 11:24am
Rahul Deb

Two University of Toronto researchers, Andrea Charise and Rahul Deb, have won esteemed Polanyi Prizes – Charise for her literary research and Deb for his work in economics.

The Polanyi Prizes were created to celebrate U of T chemistry professor John Polanyi’s 1986 Nobel Prize. The areas of research they recognize mirror those of the Nobel Prizes. Winners – post-doctoral researchers in the early stages of their careers – are awarded $20,000 by the Ontario government.

Principal’s Awards celebrate faculty and staff service

24 Nov 2014 - 9:52am
Winners of the staff and faculty awards posing with principal of U of T Mississauga

A commitment to excellence in teaching was recognized at the 2014 Principal’s Awards Reception held Nov. 19 in the Innovation Complex Rotunda.

Professor Deep Saini, vice-president of U of T and principal of U of T Mississauga, joined students and colleagues in celebrating staff and faculty recipients for their contributions to teaching, research and staff service at the university.

These sparrows are ready for their close-up

20 Nov 2014 - 12:05pm
flying sparrow

If you want to get a bird’s eye view of campus wildlife, look no further than UTM Birdfeeder (@UTMOrnithCam), a Twitter account broadcasting all the news that’s fit to tweet at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

UTM Birdfeeder has been tweeting out photos, weather info and other tidbits, mostly to do with the feathered visitors to a high-tech bird feeder stationed on a green roof at the MAM building.

UTM pays tribute to outgoing mayor with theatrical production

19 Nov 2014 - 2:00pm
Hazel McCallion with cast members

U of T Mississauga last night celebrated the legacy of Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion with a musical play based on her life and times.

The original play, “She Shoots! She Scores!”, was commissioned to honour the mayor as she prepares to retire after nearly five decades in municipal and regional politics. It chronicles her life from her youth in Gaspé, Quebec through to her remarkable political career.

UTM principal named to mayoral transition advisory council

18 Nov 2014 - 11:37am
Deep Saini and Bonnie Crombie

Mississauga’s mayor-elect Bonnie Crombie has named Professor Deep Saini, vice-president, U of T and principal, U of T Mississauga, to her transition advisory council.

“I am proud to have the confidence of such a respected group of community leaders. I look forward to working with these individuals to make the transition between myself and Mayor McCallion seamless and to set forward a bold plan of action for our City,” says Crombie.