New Institute for Management & Innovation launches at UTM

11 Jun 2014 - 2:59pm
drawing of IMI Innovation Complex

The University of Toronto Mississauga celebrated the launch of the new Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI) at an official ceremony today. 

IMI will provide undergraduate and professional graduate programs to develop the next generation of strategic thinkers in fields as varied as health care, biotechnology, professional accounting and environmental sustainability. It will also provide a space for academics, students and the community to converge to drive ideas and entrepreneurship.

Hard work, great support help future teacher conquer learning disabilities

10 Jun 2014 - 4:14pm
Clarissa Ophelders

“You’ve got this. Just believe in yourself.” Those words, repeated often by her mother, are what buoyed Clarissa Ophelders during her toughest days. 

Despite significant challenges, the UTM student graduated last week with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology. The degree is a symbol of victory for the 21-year-old Ophelders, who overcame major obstacles to earn it. 

Outstanding alumni feted at Lislehurst

6 Jun 2014 - 1:26pm
Walter Schneider, Rumeet Billan and John Switzer stand on stairs at Lislehurst

“I am, and always will be, a proud alumna.”

When Rumeet Billan (BA’06, MEd’10), the recipient of the inaugural Desmond Parker Outstanding Young Alumni Award, closed her acceptance speech with those words, the crowd of Campus Council members, Alumni Association board of directors and friends of the university gathered at the Principal’s residence for Spring Reunion’s inaugural Alumni Awards of Distinction burst into applause.

Zaazou triplets study, graduate together

5 Jun 2014 - 10:58am
Zaazou sisters

Among this year’s crop of UTM graduands are the Zaazou sisters—22-year-old triplets Nourhan, Nervana and Nisreen. The sisters will convocate together this week, each with degrees from the Concurrent Teacher’s Education Program at UTM. Nourhan majored in math and psychology, while Nervana and Nisreen will graduate with double majors in math and chemistry.

Former "bad boy" named to prestigious Top 20 Under 20 list

4 Jun 2014 - 2:25pm
Wali Shah

Wali Shah’s early years were turbulent ones. The child of Pakistani immigrants, Shah grew up in Mississauga where, during his school years, he became the target of racial slurs and bullying. In his early teens, he started hanging out with tough kids. By the age 15, he was facing assault charges and jail time.