UTM graduates receive top awards

13 Jun 2014 - 4:22pm
Anqi Lu and Peter Robinson

U of T Mississauga graduate Anqi Lu took home the Governors General’s Medal and the Rose Sheinin Award as the outstanding female student graduating in a science program, adding to an already impressive array of awards for academic achievement this year.

Lu, a statistics graduate, was presented the university’s top awards at convocation ceremonies on June 5, 2014. She also captured four awards that were presented during a reception and ceremony on May 27:

Commerce grad Sneha Kukreja is one of U of T's global citizens

12 Jun 2014 - 1:55pm
Sneha Kukreha

U of T Mississauga commerce student Sneha Kukreja is one of the 12,500 new U of T alumni who received their degrees at Convocation this June. Find out how she crossed an ocean to attend university, became a student leader and found her new home in Canada. 

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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.