November 2012

Image of 2012 Remembrance Day ceremony
Argos bring Grey Cup to UTM
Grey cup at the RAWC

The University of Toronto Mississauga is the home practice field for the Toronto Argonauts, this year's Grey Cup champions. The day after the team's electrifying win over the Calgary Stampeders, the players held a wrap-up meeting on campus - munching on pizza and signing footballs, hats and autographs for students.

Federal funding invests in seniors' health
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Alice Wong, minister of state (seniors), on behalf of Leona Aglukkaq, minister of health, announced funding Nov. 8 at U of T Mississauga for five international research projects to help keep seniors active and improve their quality of life.

The projects, including research by U of T Mississauga professor Bruce Schneider, reflect a diverse range of important issues facing seniors such as continence, hearing loss, assisted living technologies, mobility in urban areas and care in residential facilities.

Keeping campus safe
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An initiative to ensure a safe campus for female students, led by U of T Mississauga in partnership with local women’s shelter Interim Place, received funding yesterday from the federal government.

Status of Women Canada is providing $200,000 to Interim Place for Camp-US, which will investigate challenges to keeping women safe on campus, and improve efforts to combat gender-based violence. The project was submitted for review to the government organization in response to its recent request for proposals relating to the theme Engaging Young People to Prevent Violence against Women on Post-Secondary Campuses. Camp-US is one of 21 such projects across Canada that altogether received almost $4 million under the initiative, which aims to encourage campus community stakeholders to collaboratively address barriers to protecting women at universities and colleges.

Music club raises funds for United Way
United Way music club cheque presentation

UTM Music Club raised $1200 for the UTM United Way campaign with their Mosaic event, and presented the donation to Professor Deep Saini, Vice-President, University of Toronto and Principal, U of T Mississauga.

The United Way campaign runs until the holiday break, with a goal of $67,000.

Remembrance Day ceremonies
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The U of T Mississauga community honoured those who have given their lives in the service of their country at its annual Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 9.

This year, the ceremony featured some new participants – the Royal Canadian Legion, the Canadian Forces and army cadets -- and a new location on the plaza between the Instructional Centre and Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre.

Multi-generational family
Understanding Flexible Work Arrangements - Fri, 11/30/2012

Time: 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: UTM Council Chambers, Room 3130,W. G. Davis Building.
Attending this session will help staff understand:

  • The different types of flexible work arrangements that may be possible for a staff member
  • How an appropriate flexible work arrangement might be put in place (a case study example will be used)
  • How you would proceed to request a flexible work arrangement for yourself

Please register early, space is limited! All staff members are welcome.

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santa hat
Santa Saini is coming to town! - Mon, 12/03/2012

You are invited to visit with Santa Saini (a.k.a. Vice-President and Principal Deep Saini) and have your individual or group photo taken by Santa’s Elves!

  • $3 per person for individual photos
  • $2 per person for group photos of 2 or more people
  • All proceeds benefit the United Way

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Meeting Place, William G. Davis Building

Hosted by the Office of the Registrar Elves

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Raising Sexually Healthy Children - Tue, 12/04/2012

Time: 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Location: UTM Council Chambers, Room 3130, William G. Davis Building

  • The parent's role in providing knowledge and guidance about sexual health
  • How to discuss sexuality with children
  • The Four Point Plan.  This is a plan designed to help guide parents when their child has question about sexuality
  • The stages of sexual development and what to expect.
  • Where to find more information and public health supports.

Please register early, space is limited! All University of Toronto students, staff, faculty and postdoctoral fellows are welcome.

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Bowling balls
United Way Bowlathon - Thu, 12/13/2012

United Way Bowlathon
Support Your UTM United Way Campaign!

  • Time: 5-7 p.m.
  • Location: Classic Bowl, 3055 Dundas Street West, Mississauga, (Dundas Street west of Winston Churchill Blvd)
Bowling Shoes Provided

Contact Len Paris at 905-569-4574 or for more details.

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Faculty and Staff Announcements: 
UTM Excellence Awards

The following award recipients were feted at reception on  November 19, 2012, . in the Faculty Club:

  • Staff Service Award winner:  Lisa Cheung, laboratory technician, Department of Biology
  • Research Excellence Award winner:  Joel Levine, Department of Biology; Teaching Excellence Award
  • Faculty winners (Joint recipients):  Andrew Petersen, Department of Mathematical & Computational Sciences and Joe Leydon, Department of Geography
  • Teaching Excellence Award:  TA winner:  Phil Rudz, Department of Geography.







New faces at UTM
Department Name Title
Academic Skills Centre Johnathan Turner Academic skills strategist
Business Services Leemor Fersht Sr. advisor, procurement
Chemical and Physical Sciences Agata Gapinska Laboratory technician
Facilities Management and Planning Genene Assefa Engineer
Facilities Management and Planning Raju Bhatt Sr. project manager, mechanical & electrical
Facilities Management and Planning Jason Chasi Landscape technician
Facilities Management and Planning Margaret Kowalska Service worker, caretaking
Facilities Management and Planning Lukasz Posluszny Landscape technician
Facilities Management and Planning Demonico Vecchiarelli Service worker, caretaking
Hospitality and Retail Services Ian May Conference & events services assistant
International Centre Joanna Mackie International student development officer
Library Nalissa Kahn Reference and research support specialist
Library Vanessa Andres Information and loans technician
Office of the Vice-Principal, Research Christine Kuliszewski Veterinary technician
Technology Resource Centre Adam Bell Classroon technologist


Training & Development: 

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:  TuitionSupport.pdf  pdf icon

Media Clippings: 

The Grey Cup's appearance on campus was covered by the Mississauga News. The Argos' UTM training facilities were also mentioned in the Hamilton Spectator and the St. Catharines Standard.

Professor Rhonda McEwan's research on autism and tablet computers was covered in the Toronto Star

Professor Katherine Bullock appeared at a guest panel in Waterloo to discuss the detrimental effects that Islamic women have faced as a result the inequality in culture, and was quoted in Kitchener edition of Metro

Students protesting violence against women lit up the night and appeared in the Mississauga News

Amy Muise's expertise on social media and relationships was cited in a story about Facebook in Vancouver 24 Hours.

The Mississauga News covered a partnership between UTM and Interim Place (with funding from Ottawa) to combat violence against women. 

The News also covered a garage sale by the U of T Mississauga Pre-Medical Club to benefit Trillium's pediatric care rooms.