UTM's Christine Shaw brings force of the wind to Nuit Blanche

1 Oct 2015 - 4:22pm
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Hot lava, a human glacier and thousands of paper moths are just a few of the sights you’ll see this weekend if you head into Toronto for the annual Scotiabank Nuit Blanche artfest.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the annual all-night traveling art walk, with an exhibit roster that includes more than 110 works by nearly 400 artists on display at indoor and outdoor locations around downtown Toronto.

Running to fight breast cancer

1 Oct 2015 - 10:00am
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Tens of thousands of people from coast to coast will participate in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s annual CIBC Run for the Cure on Oct.4.

And many of those runners will be on the St. George campus and at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Since the first edition in 1992, the run has become an inspiring tradition for people touched by the disease – and an important fundraising event.

U of T ranks No. 1 in Canada, 19th globally: Times Higher Education

1 Oct 2015 - 9:36am
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Times Higher Education magazine named U of T the top university in Canada and 19th globally in its 2015-2016 World University Rankings released on Sept. 30.
“These results demonstrate the University of Toronto's stature as Canada’s top university and as one of the world’s great institutions of higher learning,” said President Meric Gertler.

Gossip maven dishes on the surprising benefits of celebrity gossip

30 Sep 2015 - 3:30pm
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Blind item: which Internet gossip columnist-turned entertainment reporter-turned memoirist created a buzz when she was spotted on a certain U of T campus this week?

If you guessed Lainey Lui, you would be correct. Lui visited U of T Mississauga this week to dish on the “Sociology of Celebrity and the Business of Gossip,” a question-and-answer session organized by the UTM sociology department to kick off the academic year.

UTM to be designated a fair trade campus

25 Sep 2015 - 2:19pm
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By next year, your morning cup of coffee or mid-afternoon chocolate may break do more than boost your mood—it may also be helping a stranger half a world away. U of T Mississauga’s Hospitality & Retail Services department is taking steps to make UTM a fair trade-designated campus in a process that should be completed some time in 2016.