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U of T campaign promotes activity as part of educational experience

23 May 2014 - 3:52pm
Chad Jankowski

This week, Active Healthy Kids Canada gave Canadian children a failing grade for overall physical activity. Seeing a D- on the report card may come as a shock for some, but a growing body of research clearly shows that Canadian kids aren’t as active as they should be. Young adults are no different – studies show that a striking number of post-secondary students lead sedentary lifestyles.

Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award winners named

22 May 2014 - 11:17am
Gordon Cressy, Sarah Israr and Meric Gertler

On April 16, the University of Toronto ushered 211 graduating students --including UTM student Sarah Israr--into a community of achievement and service at this year’s Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards presentation. Nearly 600 attendees gathered in Convocation Hall to recognize the students’ outstanding co-curricular contributions to U of T.

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New gallery app helps art fans play virtual tourist

21 May 2014 - 4:47pm
yellow banana peel on grey background

Ever wanted to know more about that banana on the ceiling in the CCT building? Well, now there’s an app for that.

The Blackwood Gallery has launched an iPad app, Art Walk, that takes viewers on a virtual tour of art on display around the UTM campus.

Virani earns U of T’s highest teaching honour

8 May 2014 - 1:38pm
Shafique Virani

It seemed inevitable that the dynamo that is Professor Shafique Virani, chair of the Department of Historical Studies, would win U of T’s President’s Teaching Award; the only question was when it would happen.

Racial bias in television ads

1 May 2014 - 11:33am
television and remote control

The first systematic study of Canadian television commercials, conducted by sociologists Shyon Baumann and Loretta Ho from the University of Toronto Mississauga, shows that despite the country’s multicultural make-up, visible minorities are underrepresented and misrepresented in TV advertising.

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