Students experience diversity in “Borrowed Shoes”

28 Jan 2013 - 9:37am
Event poster for Borrowed Shoes

Two weeks. Eleven challenges. Ninety students.

U of T Mississauga introduces 90 first-year students to the idea of “walking in another’s shoes” through a series of equity and diversity challenges that include having students walk barefoot, use wheelchair-accessible routes, and sleep on the floor.

Borrowed Shoes, a two-week initiative running on campus from January 28 to February 8, comprises daily challenges and reflection activities designed to enhance an appreciation of accessibility and poverty issues.

Computer science students win 2013 Young Entrepreneurs Challenge

25 Jan 2013 - 10:04am
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A team of U of T Mississauga computer science students won first place — and a prize of $2,500 — at the 2013 Young Entrepreneurs Challenge (YEC), where students pitched business ideas to a panel of corporate executives, Dragons’ Den style.

Fourth-year students Sabin Sadeh, Mark Zaky and Andrew Kim presented a virtual jukebox app called eJuked at the competition held on campus in January. Teams were allotted 10 minutes to sell their business concepts in front of a panel of industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs.

U of T Mississauga featured in new episode of Canada’s Greatest Know-It-All

21 Jan 2013 - 2:28pm
Canada's Greatest Know-It-All cast

The U of T Mississauga campus will be featured in a new episode of Discovery’s Canada’s Greatest Know-It-All airing on Jan. 21, 2013.

Billed as ‘competition-reality’, Canada’s Greatest Know-It-All pits 10 of Canada’s brightest minds in head-scratching challenges designed to test their brains, ingenuity and game-playing savvy. The UTM challenge features a forensic science crime scene that will provide contestants with one of the most baffling situations they will face all season. 

Wealthy Barber author, CBC Dragon to speak at U of T Mississauga

21 Jan 2013 - 1:32pm
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David Chilton, author of the Wealthy Barber books and the newest member of CBC's Dragons’ Den, will provide tips and insight on personal finance on Friday, Feb. 8, 3:30 p.m., in the Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre, 3359 Mississauga Rd. N., U of T Mississauga.

Engineering program may be offered at U of T Mississauga

21 Jan 2013 - 11:03am
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U of T Mississauga may offer a first-year engineering option on this campus as early as 2015, says Professor Ulrich Krull, vice-principal research and special initiatives at U of T Mississauga.

Early discussions between the Faculty of Engineering and U of T Mississauga are “flourishing,” Krull said, in an interview. “We believe an engineering presence on this campus would be a very appealing option to engineering students, particularly in light of proposed courses.”