Iceless ice rink lures UTM students … indoors

31 Oct 2012 - 8:50am

It's the Great Canadian winter icon – a skating rink.

While most seasonal rinks are knocked together with plywood and a garden hose, the Department of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation is building a backyard-style rink that doesn’t need water or frigid temperatures.

A synthetic ice rink, created from a high-tech plastic polymer, opens for free skating at UTM on Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2 in Gym C at the RAWC.

What Facebook reveals about our relationships

25 Oct 2012 - 10:11am

You know that Facebook friend who’s always uploading photos to publicize his perfect romance. Maybe you are that friend.

Vote Compass launches US election tool with Wall Street Journal

23 Oct 2012 - 10:22am
Image of Professor Peter Loewen

You may know whether you prefer Barack Obama’s policies or Mitt Romney’s way of thinking, but what about the ideas of Johnson, Goode or Stein?

Now, Vote Compass has launched an American edition of its popular online voter engagement tool, in partnership with the Wall Street Journal, to promote discussion about the issues in the upcoming presidential election. (Johnson, Goode and Stein are the lesser known candidates for the Libertarian, Constitution and Green parties, respectively.)

North Building groundbreaking touches past, looks to the future

16 Oct 2012 - 3:30pm
Image of groundbreaking at North Building on Oct. 16, 2012

U of T Mississauga celebrated a historic groundbreaking today, turning the sod for a new building at the exact location of Erindale College’s first temporary structure – the North Building – that opened in 1967.

North Building reconstruction -- Backgrounder

16 Oct 2012 - 3:27pm
  • Multi-phase project that will replace and expand upon building’s existing footprint
  • Phase A: four-storey structure that replaces south portion of two-storey building
  • Total gross m2: 5,220
  • Primary use of building: faculty office and research space
  • Project start date: June 2012
  • Scheduled opening date: September 2014
  • Built by Eastern Construction Co. Ltd.
  • Academic departments: Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Psychology, English & Drama