Pikachu sightings, rumours of Jigglypuff: Pokémon GO at the University of Toronto

21 Jul 2016 - 10:08am
girl playing Pokemon Go

It’s hard to avoid getting caught up in Pokémon GO mania – whether you jumped on the bandwagon after (or even before) the app’s official Canadian launch on Sunday, or passed by countless groups of people glued to their phones, flicking at strange cartoon monsters on their screen. 

“It’s kind of like Fitbit for geeks,” says Vicky McArthur, assistant professor at University of Toronto Mississauga Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology.

Researching race and criminal justice

20 Jul 2016 - 4:36pm
Akwasi Owusu-Bempah

Less than three weeks after joining the sociology department at U of T Mississauga, assistant professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah finds himself in demand.

Owusu-Bempah, who earned his master’s degree and PhD in criminology at the University of Toronto, conducts research “at the intersection of race, crime and criminal justice.”

“I’m particularly interested in black males’ perceptions of and experiences with policing,” he says.

Institute for Management & Innovation announces interim director

20 Jul 2016 - 9:25am
Pierre Desrochers

The University of Toronto Mississauga’s Institute for Management & Innovation has announced the appointment of Pierre Desrochers as interim director, following the departure of inaugural director Hugh Gunz in June.

What's behind the shootings in Dallas, Minnesota, Louisiana: U of T experts

18 Jul 2016 - 4:36pm
Police and protesters in Dallas on July 7, 2016, after one person is arrested

Just hours after U.S. President Barack Obama addressed police shootings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana he faced cameras again – this time to address the killings of five police officers at a Dallas rally to protest police violence.

Change in Mind

15 Jul 2016 - 11:15am
Andrew Fenech

Whether they’re in residence or online, U of T Mississauga students struggling with stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues have more ways than ever to get help.

Responding to a growing awareness of the mental health needs of students on campus, UTM continues to expand outreach to students who may be struggling with the symptoms and stigma of mental illness.

For example, connecting to other students with similar challenges is now as simple as logging on to YouTube.