Deerfield Hall receives urban design award

23 Sep 2016 - 12:42pm
Deerfield Hall

U of T Mississauga’s Deerfield Hall received an Award of Excellence at last night’s 2016 Mississauga Urban Design Awards.

The award recognizes Deerfield Hall for excellence in multiple design areas, including contributing to the quality of its community, environmental sustainability, innovation and technical execution. The jury members described the building, opened in 2014, as “beautiful” and “elegant”.

Connections and Conversations: Finding community at U of T

22 Sep 2016 - 9:37am
Group of women

Connections and Conversations, an affinity group for racialized U of T staff and their supporters, hopes to spark tri-campus conversations about topics like racism and equity.

The new group recently hosted its inaugural gathering at the OISE library. The staff-driven initiative is supported by the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO). Founding committee member Amorell Saunders N’Daw says there are many more events to come and encourages participation from racialized staff and their allies.

U of T Mississauga launches Centre for Medicinal Chemistry

16 Sep 2016 - 4:47pm
Patrick Gunning

The University of Toronto Mississauga has launched an interdisciplinary centre for the development of new drugs targeting cancer and other diseases, thanks to a $7 million donation from Mississauga-based Orlando Corporation.

From dishwasher to astronaut: What will your first job teach you?

15 Sep 2016 - 3:29pm
man in mortar board hat looking at tall building with blue sky in background

Buzz Aldrin started as a dishwasher and eventually became one of the first two people to land on the moon. Stephen Colbert revealed that he worked as a bus boy, a cafeteria server and futon salesman before becoming one of the most famous comedians in the world.  And Christina Perri shampooed hair before she became an award-winning singer and songwriter.