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Message from the Vice-President & Principal – Update on community safety

This past weekend, U of T Mississauga Campus Safety was made aware of threatening and hateful messages in relation to the UTM community that had been posted to a social media platform. Campus Safety responded quickly, notified Peel Regional Police, and reported the incident. A UTM student has now been arrested and charged by Peel Regional Police. The accused has since been released with conditions not to attend any U of T campus and is prohibited from attending any U of T property through a trespass notice.  

We remain committed to ensuring that our campus remains a safe place to learn, live, and work. The university has comprehensive safety plans in place, and you will notice an increased security presence on campus to ensure the safety of our community. To report an incident or suspicious activity, or if you are in a situation that feels unsafe, please contact Campus Safety at 416-978-2222 or 9-1-1 immediately. Visit for more information about Preparedness at the University of Toronto.  

We encourage everyone to download the U of T Campus Safety App, which is available for free download at Google Play and the Apple App Store. Key features include Live chat with Campus Safety; TravelSafer, which allows Campus Safety to monitor a user's route while travelling in and around campus; and Mobile Bluelight, which sends the user's on-campus location to Campus Safety. The UTM Walk Safe and Work Alone services can be reached at 905-828-5200. 

Antisemitism, Islamophobia, racism, hate, and discrimination of any kind have no place on our campus. We all play a role in keeping our campus a safe and welcoming place, and we encourage anyone who is made aware of concerning behaviours or messages to immediately contact Campus Safety and/or Peel Regional Police 



Alexandra Gillespie
Vice-President & Principal
University of Toronto Mississauga