September 2015

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U of T community comes together to fight violence against women
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Students, faculty and staff at the University of Toronto are rallying around members of the community after anonymous threats of violence against feminists at U of T earlier this month. 

University of Toronto exploring Brampton presence
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The University of Toronto is in preliminary discussions to explore the possibility of establishing a presence in the City of Brampton.

Reporting for duty: Campus Police adds new recruits
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You’ll spot some new faces around the U of T Mississauga campus this fall. UTM’s Campus Police service is adding eight new staff to its roster, including building patrollers, a newly-created role.

Three great apps to download now: Get to know UTM with your mobile device
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Whether you’re new to U of T Mississauga or just experience the campus from a new perspective, try these free apps to find your way around and connect to the UTM.

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Blackwood Gallery: The pen moves across the earth… - Wed, 09/16/2015 - Sun, 11/29/2015

Blackwood Gallery: The pen moves across the earth…

Locations: Blackwood Gallery, Kaneff Centre & e|gallery, CCT Building

Combining raw minerals and high-tech elements, each work in the Gallery’s newest group exhibition makes visible the forces of composition and decomposition that are rumbling just below or flowing across the surface of the Earth. Whether the circulation of the winds and seawaters, or the cycling of substances through the spheres – oxygen, carbon, water, and nitrogen – or the emergence and decay of life, what is revealed is that matter matters. Matter and matters intertwine.

Visit the Blackwood Gallery site for more details >

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Donations to United Way Book Sale - Sat, 09/19/2015 - Wed, 11/18/2015

Date: Donations accepted until Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Location: Information & Loans Desk

The UTM Library will once again be holding a two-day Used Book and DVD sale on behalf of the United Way Campaign. Last year’s sale was so successful that we are in dire need of books. Please donate best-sellers, young adult and children’s books, DVDs and music CDs in good condition. Please—no text books, academic reading, magazines, VHS cassettes or children’s toys. For more information or to arrange a convenient drop-off or pick up time, please contact Shelley Hawrychuk at 905-569-4365 or by email.

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Run for the Cure Pink Luncheon - Wed, 09/23/2015

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Time: Two Seatings: Noon to 1pm / 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Where: Faculty Club

Cost: $20.00 per person / $110 for a table of 6

The annual Run for the Cure fundraising lunch is days away. Get your ticket for this can’t-miss event featuring door prizes, raffle draws and more. All proceeds of this luncheon will benefit UTM's Run for the Cure rundraising efforts.

Buy your tickets online or in person from Debbie Keown.

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Lainey Gossip: The Sociology of Celebrity and the Business of Gossip - Tue, 09/29/2015

Celebrity gossip blogger, co-host of CTV’s The Social and eTalk entertainment reporter Lainey Lui will kick-off the Sociology department’s event calendar with her talk, “The Sociology of Celebrity and the Business of Gossip.” Presented by UTM Sociology Department and the School of Continuing Studies.

When: Tuesday, September 29, 5:00 pm

Where: IB 110

Cost: Free, with donations collected on behalf of Covenant House

RSVP here >

For further information, please contact

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CIBC Run for the Cure at UTM - Sun, 10/04/2015

Time: Registration: 8:00 am / Opening Ceremonies 9:10 am

Place: UTM Campus

Each year more than 3,000 runners and walkers participate in the Mississauga CIBC Run for the Cure on our campus – and this year promises to be an exciting, powerful and memorable experience for everyone who participates.  The event is a 1k or 5k run and/or walk. Everyone is welcome.

To volunteer, donate or join the UTM team, please visit the UTM Run for the Cure site >

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Training & Development: 

father and son at a table working on homeworkWorkshop: Helping Your Child Succeed at School

Date: Friday, September 25, 2015

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Place: U of T Mississauga, Davis Building, Room 3138

Attend a 1-hour session with Homewood Health to lean strategies to help your child find happiness and success at school. This session invites participants to seek a partnership between each child, the school and themselves as parents to create a positive structure at home to support a child's experience at school.

Registration is required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and their families are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs. Register here >


If you are seeking support and resources regarding any personal family matters, a family care advisor is available to meet with you. To book an appointment, please email with the following information: your student or staff number, UofT employee group and/or your union affiliation if applicable, and a brief explanation of your enquiry.




We can help! The Family Care Office created an online Babysitter Listing to assist staff, faculty, and student parents in finding casual child care. The babysitters, who are University of Toronto students or partners of, have a wide array of training and experience with children and child care, and are available to babysit in Mississauga and Toronto. To access a directory of available babysitters please email us with your student or employee number at:


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The University Ombudsperson offers confidential and impartial advice and assistance on university-related problems to students, faculty and staff on all three campuses. Visit the office's website add the Ombudsperson module to your Blackboard portal page.

Media Clippings: 

Comments and articles by political science professor Peter Loewen about the federal election appeared in a variety of publications, including The National Post, CBC News, the Ottawa Citizen, and Maclean’s.

History professor Elspeth Brown’s project to create a digital archive of lesbian and gay oral histories was the subject of an interview with CBC Radio’s Metro Morning program and an article in Research Buzz.

Sociology professor Philip Goodman was interviewed on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry program about the use of prison inmates to fight wildfires in California. His research on the topic was also profiled in an article for RT America.

New findings about T. rex’s tooth structure, by Biology graduate student Kirstin Brink and her supervisor, Robert Reisz, appeared in dozens of international media, including stories in the Washington Post, LA Times  Huffington Post and Mashable.

Findings by Management assistant professor Jacob Hirsh about the relationship between spending and extroverted personalities was covered by many international media outlets, including the Daily Mail, Les Affairs and The Globe and Mail.

Health & Counseling Centre physician Farhan Asrar was interviewed by the Mississauga News about how space technology could be used to combat disease outbreaks on Earth. Asrar’s off-the-clock work focuses on medical issues related to space travel.