Three great apps to download now: Get to know UTM with your mobile device

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 12:33pm
Blake Eligh

Whether you’re new to U of T Mississauga or just want to experience the campus from a new perspective, try these free apps to find your way around and connect to UTM.


bare black trees with words Art WalkThe Blackwood Gallery Art Walk

The Blackwood Gallery at UTM is home to a permanent collection of over 450 pieces, including works by notable artists such as Mary Pratt, Michael Snow and Carl Beam. You’ll spot about 200 of those pieces installed in offices, theatres, lobbies, hallways and classrooms around UTM, but you can get to know the artworks virtually through the Gallery’s iPad app, Art Walk. The app includes an animated three-dimensional tour of campus buildings, along with sounds of campus life and images of more than 40 artworks on display around UTM. With just a swipe of a finger, you can enter a building and see high-resolution images of the art within, along with descriptions of the works and artist biographies. For even more context, you can read up on select artworks in related essays specially commissioned for the app.

Download Art Walk here >

Read more about Art Walk here >


metal tag with black and white QR codeTake a hike on the Tree Caching Trail

Have you spotted the shiny metal tags attached to trees around campus? They’re part of a self-guided nature trail developed by recent UTM graduate Nimesha Basnayaka as part of an experiential learning placement through UTM’s geography program. Follow the trail and spot a range of trees species around campus and use your device to scan the QR code attached to the tree and find out more about the species. “We don’t always take time to notice what’s around us,” Basnayaka says. “The tree caching tags can help draw attention to that, and help us appreciate the natural world.”

Download a QR scanner for iPhone or Android

Read more about the Tree Caching Trail here >

Find out about UTM's experiential learning programs here >


deer covered in snow with button that reads update registerUTAlert Emergency Messaging System

Sometimes UTM gets snow. LOTS of snow. Sign up for UTAlerts and register for U of T’s emergency text, voice and email messaging system to ensure that you get the message when campus is closed due to weather or other circumstances. Consider it your mobile snooze button?

Register for UTAlert here >