Professor receives major funding for digital research partnership

27 Aug 2014 - 2:35pm
Professor David Wolfe

David Wolfe, a professor at U of T Mississauga's Department of Political Science and co-director of the Innovation Policy Lab at The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, and his team have been awarded $2.9 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for the Creating Digital Opportunity project. 

CDO is a research partnership designed to produce the knowledge required to assist Canada in moving toward global competitive advantage by increasing the knowledge base needed to form effective policies. 

New English language test centre opens at UTM

27 Aug 2014 - 10:13am
students looking at information booklet

Residents of Mississauga and the surrounding area who need to prove their English language proficiency in order to gain admission to university or college or to gain employment can now do so locally by taking the widely-accepted IELTS test at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).

Stag and Doe: UTM playwright debuts first play at Blyth Festival

20 Aug 2014 - 1:12pm

Photo of Mark CrawfordWhen Mark Crawford, an actor, playwright and U of T Mississauga alumnus, wrote his first play, he stayed true to his small town roots and that decision has paid off. This summer, his work debuts on two different stages to positive reviews.

U of T ranked first in Canada, 24th in the world

18 Aug 2014 - 9:02am
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The University of Toronto is the top university in Canada and one of the best in the world, reports the Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014.

This year, the prestigious ranking – which analyzes the top universities worldwide on research output, the quality of faculty and the quality of education – placed U of T 24th in the world, up from 28th in 2013. Harvard University remained the top-ranked university.

Poetry helped student find a new home in Canada

13 Aug 2014 - 1:54pm
Photo of Nazli Mir Bashiri holding a book

"Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers," wrote Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Those words are especialy true for U of T Mississauga alumna Nazli Mir Bashiri, whose poetry kept her aloft as she assimilated to an unfamiliar country.