Saini re-appointed as UTM principal

26 Feb 2015 - 5:11pm
Deep Saini

Professor Hargurdeep (Deep) Saini has been re-appointed as vice-president and principal of the University of Toronto Mississauga for a five-year term over five and a half years, effective July 1, 2015 and continuing to December 31, 2020.

The announcement was made at the Feb. 26 meeting of U of T’s Governing Council.

UTM professor receives prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship

26 Feb 2015 - 10:11am
Daniel Wigdor

Of the eight Sloan Research Fellowships awarded to faculty at Canadian universities this year, six are going to University of Toronto scholars, including U of T Mississauga professor Daniel Wigdor. His research explores human-computer interaction and specifically how to remove the delay experienced when using smartphones and tablets. 

The US $50,000 prizes are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as among the next generation of scientific leaders.

UTM’s environmental sustainability coordinator takes up the Waste Bucket Challenge

25 Feb 2015 - 4:18pm
woman holding small bag of trash

If you’ve run into Chelsea Dalton recently, you might have noticed that’s she’s toting an unusual accessory. Since the beginning of February, Dalton has been collecting her personal trash in a large Ziploc bag.

Student Voices: Alternative Reading Week

25 Feb 2015 - 10:57am
Student group at Habitat for Humanity

122 UTM students. 16 community partners. One Alternative Reading Week.

Last week, 122 U of T Mississauga students worked with 16 community partners to give back to the Peel region community, gain skills, and meet other students and professionals. Over the three-day period, students worked with groups including Habitat for Humanity, the Eden Community Food Bank, and the United Way of Peel Region.

Hazel McCallion named special advisor at UTM

23 Feb 2015 - 10:08am
Hazel McCallion smiling

She may have left political life behind, but Hazel McCallion isn’t quite ready to rest on her laurels. The former Mississauga mayor has been named special advisor to Professor Deep Saini, vice-president, U of T, and principal of U of T Mississauga. She started her year-long appointment Feb. 9.

In her new role with the university, McCallion will advise Saini on matters relating to the strategic development of the university.