January 2014

Ice on trees at U of T Mississauga campus
Ensuring a safe campus for young women
Principal Saini with staff and Interim Place representatives

The University of Toronto Mississauga has launched a series of new programs to address and prevent violence against young women. The Community Safety Plan is the work of the CampUS Safety Project – a joint initiative between U of T Mississauga and Interim Place women’s shelter, with funding from the federal government’s Status of Women Canada.

Journal honours paleontology professor
Professor Robert Reisz

Students and colleagues, past and present, have paid tribute to the ongoing work of U of T Mississauga professor Robert Reisz in a special edition of paleontology journal Comptes Rendus Palevol. The academic tribute, known as a festschrift, features an editorial chronicling Reisz’s contribution to the field of paleontology as well as 11 research papers written by former students.

New North Building reconstruction named
The North Building construction site

The latest addition to the U of T Mississauga architectural landscape now has a name. Deerfield Hall will be the official name of phase one of the North Building reconstruction project. The University of Toronto's Governing Council approved the title Deerfield Hall last month following a campus-wide naming contest.

Ian Orchard takes post at Waterloo
Former Vice Principal Ian Orchard

Professor Ian Orchard, former vice-president and principal of U of T Mississauga, has been appointed vice-president academic and provost of the University of Waterloo for a five-year term, effective July 1, 2014. Orchard, who served as UTM’s vice-president and principal for eight years, oversaw unprecedented enrolment growth and capital development including the construction of new academic, recreation and residence buildings.

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Positive Space panel and discussion - Wed, 01/22/2014

The Dean’s Office and UTM Positive Space Committee will hold a faculty panel and discussion about the challenges and goals of creating classrooms a positive spaces. Joan Simalchik is the moderator for the discussion with panelists Judith Andersen, Cleo Boyd, Elspeth Brown, Hugh Gunz & Darryl Gwynne.

DATE: Wednesday, Jan 22, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

PLACE: William G. Davis Building, Room 3130

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Theatre Erindale - Thu, 01/23/2014 - Sun, 02/02/2014

A Stitch in Time is the latest production from Theatre Erindale. The comedy about a philandering doctor is an adaptation of Georges Feydeau’s Tailleur pour dames and is directed by David Matheson. The production runs until Sunday February 2, 2014.

DATE: Thursday, Jan 23 to Sunday, Feb 2.

PLACE:  Theatre Erindale, U of T Mississauga 

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UTM Parenting Discussion Group - Wed, 01/29/2014

Lina Zahreddine, master of social work candidate, will facilitate a group discussion for parents wanting to share their advice or questions about raising children in a supportive environment. Includes parenting strategies, tips and resources.

Date: Wednesday, Jan 29, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Place: William G. Davis Building, Room 3138

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Queer and Trans Family Planning - Wed, 02/12/2014

U of T Mississauga staff, students, faculty and postdoctoral fellows are invited to attend a queer and trans family planning session covering topics such as fertility, adoption, co-parenting, single parenting, non-biological and social parenting, surrogacy and family recognition. 

DATE: Wednesday, Feb 12, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

PLACE:  William G. Davis Building, Room 3138 

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Faculty and Staff Announcements: 

New Director of Hospitality and Retail Operations

Vicky Jezierski, Director, Hospitality and Retail OperationsThe University of Toronto Mississauga has announced the appointment of Vicky Jezierski as director Hospitality and Retail Operations effective January 20. Jezierski’s most-recent roles include district manager of Chartwells College and University Dining Services, and general manager of Chartwells Food Services at U of T Mississauga. As director, she will be responsible for U of T Mississauga food, retail and hospitality services.

Training & Development: 

The School of Continuing Studies website features the latest information about courses available. www.learn.utoronto.ca/utm

Organizational Development and Learning Centre

Call UTM HR at (905) 828-3935 for additional information about:

  • Scholarship Information
  • Application for Reimbursement Educational Assistance / Professional Development
  • Tuition Waiver Information

General Information on Tuition Support: Tuition support

Media Clippings: 

The Mississauga News reported on the UTM launch of the new Community Safety Plan to address and prevent violence against women. 

Pierre Desrochers, from the Department of Geography, was quoted in a Post City magazine article about taxes on dairy products and its effect on the price of pizza.

The Toronto Star featured an editorial from Stephen Scharper, associate professor of environment and religious studies at the Department of Anthropology, about the environmental outlook for 2014. 

Exchange magazine reported on the appointment of biology professor Ian Orchard as the next vice-president academic and provost of the University of Waterloo.

The Guardian newspaper discussed psychology professor Glenn Schellenberg’s studies of the links between music lessons and children’s IQs.

Yonge Street Media website reported on the City of Mississauga’s $10 million investment in the new Institute for Management and Innovation.

English and Drama Chair Holger Syme’s views on the transformation of the Soulpepper Theatre Company were quoted in national magazine The Walrus.

The U of T Mississauga Theatre stage production of Rebel Daughter was featured on CBC News online. The student production is based on the life of Canadian feminist and editor of Chatelaine Doris Anderson.

Vice-President and Principal Deep Saini joined other distinguished guests at the Intercultural Dialogue Institute (IDI) friendship dinner “Responsible Citizenship and Social Cohension”, as mentioned on the Today’s Zaman website.

Theatre Erindale’s upcoming performance of 'A Stitch in Time' at U of T Mississauga was previewed in the Mississauga News.

The National Post mentioned former U of T Mississauga professor Doug Hill whose grandson recently set the career points record for the U of T Varsity Blues basketball team.