All-day hackathon turns digital ideas into reality

9 Oct 2015 - 12:50pm
Local Hack Day logo

12 hours. 130 participants. The largest single day of student hacking anywhere in the world.

On Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Deerfield Hall, UTM is participating in the global Major League Hacking Local Hack Day—a chance for students to build tools like websites, apps and even hardware in an intense, creative digital environment.

Election 2015: Who says young people won’t vote?

9 Oct 2015 - 10:34am
Voting pop-up stations

They call themselves the election committee – but they want University of Toronto students to do more than just vote on Oct. 19.

Civic and social engagement is also on the agenda for the committee, composed of staff and students from across all three U of T campuses.

“U of T and other higher education institutions have a culture of community engagement and caring about the community,” says John Beebe, manager of outreach at Samara, a non-profit organization that works to boost civic engagement.

UTM kicks off annual United Way fundraising drive

6 Oct 2015 - 4:56pm
three men and one woman looking at the camera and smiling

U of T Mississauga’s annual United Way campaign launched this week with a fall-themed reception in the Faculty Club. On hand to launch the 2015 fundraiser were Ulli Krull, acting vice-president and principal; Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences executive assistant Donna Coulson; and UTM campaign co-chairs Luke Barber and Anthony Wensley.

Election 2015: How should your vote count?

6 Oct 2015 - 9:30am
Two female students voting

The main federal opposition parties are advocating new ways of counting your vote in future elections, but Professor Peter Loewen, of UTM's Department of Political Science, suggests you don’t hold your breath waiting for them to happen. 

The University of Toronto and the three priorities

5 Oct 2015 - 4:19pm
Meric Gertler

U of T president Meric Gertler has released a discussion paper on addressing the priorities he identified at the outset of his term.

“This paper reflects a strong consensus among members of the university community,” Gertler told U of T News. “I invite everyone to make additional comments and suggestions over the next two months.”