Library with Human Books speaks to diversity, equity issues

31 Jan 2013 - 11:59am
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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
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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.

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.