Study suggests keeping students in high school longer, better “at-risk” programs

1 Feb 2013 - 9:55am
Philip Oreopoulous

Raising the age at which students can legally drop out of school could determine their future earning power and quality of life, according to a new paper by U of T Mississauga economics professor Philip Oreopoulos.

Library with Human Books speaks to diversity, equity issues

31 Jan 2013 - 11:59am
Living Library poster

Ever judge a book by its cover? Now, come meet the person behind the story. U of T Mississauga’s Living Library Project, which will feature one-on-one discussions with an Olympic medalist, indigenous elder, married gay Catholic priest and TV actor/producer of Body Break, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Instructional Centre café, U of T Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Rd. N.

U of T alumna to become Ontario's first female premier

30 Jan 2013 - 11:49am

University of Toronto alumna Kathleen Wynne will become Ontario premier in the next few days, the first woman to hold the highest public office in the province.

Wynne, 59, became Ontario Liberal party leader Saturday night at a convention at Maple Leaf Gardens, defeating five challengers. She will replace Dalton McGuinty, who announced his retirement as premier last October.

U of T Mississauga hosts visual, performing arts festival

29 Jan 2013 - 11:50am
Art Festival logo

A showcase of visual and performing arts exhibits will be presented on Friday, Feb. 8, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m., in the atrium of the Communication, Culture and Technology (CCT) building, 3359 Mississauga Rd. N., U of T Mississauga.

The annual arts festival, which features student works of drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, dance, music, theatre and poetry, is designed to expose students, alumni and community members to the wealth of artistic talent at U of T Mississauga.

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.